History of the Property
This magnificent property took its name from a small monastery that occupied a nearby loch. The monastery was on an island in the middle of the loch. The house itself was developed and enlarged by the MacDonalds and became the seat of the clan chief in 1730 when they left the nearby Duntulm Castle.
The house sits on the Trotternish peninsula, an incredibly popular part of Skye where you will find the Old Man of Storr, the Quiraing, Kilt Rock and Brothers Point, home to the recently discovered dinosaurs footprints.
Monkstadt 1745 was involved in one of the greatest pieces of Scottish history as Bonnie Prince Charlie came ashore after fleeing Uist in 1746 and hid in a cave only a few hundred yards from the house. The owners of the house at the time, Lady Margaret MacDonald along with the famous Flora MacDonald, helped him to evade capture from the Red Coats which meant he eventually escaped back to France.
Monkstadt 1745 offers luxury accommodation in an area steeped in history, with views of the beautiful Trotternish Peninsula from our elegant guest rooms and suites, and with full Scottish and continental breakfast served every morning in stylish dining room. In drawing room you can find moments of relaxation and great conversation with our other guests.
For your pleasant stay, of course there is a free parking, wi-fi and access to the laundry located at Monkstadt Steadings.
Lord MacDonald Suite – sleeps 2
With a king sized, four poster bed, stand-alone bath and lovely views of the Trotternish Peninsula, Lord MacDonald’s Suite housed on the first floor is the perfect place to relax during a romantic getaway.
Lady Margaret Suite – sleeps 2
Enjoy this luxurious first floor bedroom suite with king sized, four poster bed. Take a soak in our large stand-alone bath or recline in front of the window and take in the breath-taking views of Skye’s surrounding landscape.
Alexander Suite – sleeps 2 (+ 2 children)
For something a little grander there’s the contemporary Alexander Suite, our largest of suites which is spread over two stunning floors. Cosy up by your own private fireplace in the living room downstairs and then retreat upstairs to rest in your luxurious king sized bedroom. Comfortable sofa bed is ideal for families traveling with children.
Lt. MacLeod Room – sleeps 2
Thoughtfully designed guest room on our second floor with king sized, four poster bed and large private shower room.
Flora’s Room – sleeps 2
Our charming second floor guest room with king sized, four poster bed and large private shower room.
To book your stay in Monkstadt 1745 Luxury Lodge, have a look at our availability page.
If you are traveling with your children, please let us know to prepare for you travel cot and high chair.