This has got to be one of the best places I've ever stayed.
My friend and I were only travelling through and needed a place to sleep for the night. We happened to just drive past and like the look of the place. We fell in love with the place immediately. It was the church ruin in the grounds that did it for us. We loved it and the hotel was lovely.
Food was also incredible. My friend and I enjoyed a main meal in the dining room and then a cheese platter and a port in the lounge room next to a window overlooking the grounds.
Was fantastically happy to find this place. Was the best place we stayed at during our month-long trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in three secluded acres of private gardens this lovely Victorian house was originally built as a manse in 1851 and has a magnificent church ruin in its grounds. The Monarch is situated in the welcoming village of Laggan by Newtonmore, close to Aviemore and within the Cairngorms National Park. It’s also in the heart of world-famous "Monarch of the Glen" countryside and is surrounded by the spectacular Monadhliath Mountain Range. Enjoy our modern Scottish homemade cuisine using fresh local seasonal produce by the open fireplace in our restaurant or relax by another open fireplace in the cosy lounge bar. All our rooms have en-suite bathrooms and comfortable new beds and linen. Free WIFI is now available in all public areas of the hotel. A full Scottish breakfast is included in the room rate. A perfect location for exploring this iconic part of the Highlands area, whether you want to come here for a romantic weekend, walking holiday or enjoy a round of golf, fishing, skiing, mountain biking, quad biking, clay pigeon shooting, canoeing, horse-riding, cycling or taking part in one of the many activities that can be found nearby. The hotel has new owners and has just been renovated and rebranded. Neil and Annie Whittle have recently moved from the Sunshine Coast, Australia and are now proud to call the Scottish highlands home. Whatever the reason for your visit, you will be assured of a warm welcome in our comfortable hotel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Monarch Hotel & Church Ruin Newtonmore, Scotland