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Monsktadt House & Steadings

Monkstadt House will not be ready for bookings until later this year, but you can stay at the Steadings in the mean time by emailing us on

More details on The Steadings below.

R.Escape is in the process of renovating the former residence of the Clan MacDonald of Sleat; Monkstadt House.

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 Duntulm Castle.

Monkstadt House 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, helped him to evade capture from the Red Coats which meant he eventually escaped back to France.

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Monkstadt House is not available for bookings until later this year, but if you would like more information on the property and when we will be opening please email us at

The Steadings

The Steadings

Location    Kilmuir

Properties    4

Sleeps    2 – 5

The Property

This is an external building on the grounds of Monskstadt and is the only section of the house which is available now for bookings.

The Steadings is made up of four spacious, individual cottages. It sits on the Trotternish Peninsula, one of the most beautiful spots on the Isle of Skye. Situated at the end of a quiet Skye road with panoramic sea views out towards the west of the island and the Outer Hebrides.

This building was used as steadings by the large house and was bought and renovated in 2005 by local builder Ian MacQueen whose family had links to the house itself.

This stunning dwelling was redeveloped using the original stone work and still features a raised circular horse walk which provided the power for the granary mill.  At one time the mill provided all the grain for the whole population of the island.

Experience the rich history of the Clan MacDonald and Monkstadt on the Isle of Skye and stay in The Steadings of Monkstadt House.

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Bookings can be made now for each of the cottages if you email us at


Mill Cottage

3 Bedrooms – Sleeps 5

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A traditional stone-built cottage restored to an exceptionally high standard, which features two spacious double bedrooms, one with en-suite, a single bedroom and a family bathroom, well equipped kitchen/dining area and comfortable living room.

With views on to the ancient courtyard from the ground floor and breath-taking sea views on the first floor, this is the perfect family hideaway for those looking to enjoy the tranquillity that Skye has to offer.

The Granary

1 Bedroom – Sleeps 2

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A spacious one-bedroom apartment which looks out over Skye’s stunning coastline where Bonnie Prince Charlie once came ashore in 1746.

Follow the stone stairway up to an intimate space with open plan kitchen and living area and a comfortable en-suite double bedroom. All finished to the highest standard, this secluded upstairs apartment is perfect for couples looking for calm and peace surrounded by majestic views out to sea and the Outer Hebrides.

The Stables

1 Bedroom – Sleeps 4

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A ground floor section of the Steadings, which features an open plan kitchen and living area where you can enjoy uninterrupted sea views out to the west coast of Skye. A luxurious double bedroom and en-suite allow for a comfortable stay for a couple looking to relax in a unique, historic building on Skye.

No 6 Monkstadt Cottage

1 Bedroom – Sleeps 2 

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This pretty highland cottage sits separate from the rest of the Steadings buildings. A cosy, comfortable space with kitchen and living area, bathroom and spacious double bedroom all finished to the highest standard whilst maintaining its traditional Skye character.