Access to the house is via a very hilly stone track, be aware of chipping to the paintwork of your vehicle! The entrance to the house has high slippy slate steps with no handrail. Greeted by a drunk male who directed me to a current guests bedroom, and nil assistance with luggage. Both he and his wife were unfriendly. Steep winding stairs to the bedroom which had no kettle, nor milk, nor a descent shower. Laundry was left lying on the landing, which was an obstruction. Breakfast must be between 8am and 9am! at a large round table with other guests! Too bad if you dislike the smell of bacon or listen to guests bragging about hunting! This couple need to clean up their act and also clean up the dog faeces lying around outside. The only good thing about it was I LEFT. This is not a B&B that is suitable for anyone with impaired mobility, if you value privacy, if you are a vegetarian, aye, this pair of old fools are at it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After a wonderful breakfast, (Mhari is an excellent cook) you can enjoy the magnificent views from the spacious balcony before setting out to explore the many beautiful and interesting sites of Islay, look up old friends or make new ones, cycle on the quiet single track roads, (we have two well equipped bikes available), or just relax on the balcony or patio, where you may spot our neighbour’s, such as the Hen Harriers, Choughs, Red and Roe deer, or the Brown Hare. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Monachs Port Charlotte, Islay