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Monkstadt No 9 - Pretenders Escape

Monkstadt Steadings
Tel: 07827778874
Pretender’s Escape is a spacious, completely refurbished one-bedroom apartment within the Steadings 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 with king sized bed. This secluded upstairs apartment is perfect for couples looking for calm and peace surrounded by majestic views out to sea and the Outer Hebrides. Pretenders Escape has been completely refurbished to provide all mod cons for the discerning traveller.

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Monkstadt No 9 Pretenders Escape

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Private facilities

“Stay in a wildly romantic Skye Steading conversion; share a pedigreed past... more >

“Stay in a wildly romantic Skye Steading conversion; share a pedigreed past linked to Bonnie Prince Charlie the young Jacobite pretender and instigator of the Jacobite uprising of 1745; romantic walks, historic sites, fresh seafood and total relaxation.”.

Follow the stone stairway up to an intimate space with open plan kitchen and living area and a comfortable en-suite king sized 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.Room Facilities:

  • Highchair
  • Travel Cot
  • ALL Rooms Non-Smoking
  • Cooker
  • Crockery & Utensils Supplied
  • Dining Area
  • Dishwasher
  • Ensuite Bath/Shower Room In Unit
  • Fridge
  • Hair Dryer In Room
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • King Size Bed
  • LCD/Plasma Television
  • Linen & Towels Supplied
  • Living Room
  • Rainfall Shower
  • WI-FI Internet Access
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Microwave
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Kitchen
  • Satellite Television Channels
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Freezer

Facilities

  • Drying Facilities
  • Garden For Residents' Use
  • Internet Access

Policies

Check In: Between 16:00 and 22:00
Check Out: Between 9:45 and 10:00
Wi-fi: Wireless internet is available and is free of charge.
Smoking: There is no smoking permitted anywhere within the property.
Parking: Parking for all guests is available on site and is free of charge.

Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Pets: Pets are not allowed.
Groups: Groups are accepted up to a maximum of 2 people. No stag and hen groups.

Average

5.0
out of 5
27 reviews

100% recommend

Breakdown

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Reviews
5
out of 5

27th July 2020:

Pretenders Escape was excellent. The apartment was very clean, had everything we needed for our stay, was set in a great location and had spectacular views. Highly recommend.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

So pleased that you enjoyed your stay , we do our best to make it special for you. Hope to see you again before long. Regards Ella

5
out of 5

5th December 2019:

We recently took a 3 week honeymoon vacation to Europe and hands down, this was our favorite hotel we stayed in. The location is beautiful. You can see the ocean from nearly the entire apartment. It was secluded enough we felt like we really got away from it all, but it wasn’t too far away from any attractions or food. If you stay here, make dinner reservations for the nearest restaurants ahead of time. Yes, there is very little service. SO PRINT OUT DIRECTIONS AHEAD OF TIME or have a GPS. Thankfully our email confirmation told us to do so and guess what, we didn’t get lost. The apartment was very clean and kept up well. It appears it’s been recently remodeled. They had everything necessary to make tea including fresh milk in the fridge. Kitchen was well equipped. We went to the grocery store on our way onto the island so we ended up cooking most of our meals. The bed was very comfortable. The on site laundry was very convenient. And the lockbox was easy to use. If I’m ever visiting again I will happily love to stay here once more!

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We recently took a 3 week honeymoon vacation to Europe and hands down, this was our favorite hotel we stayed in. The location is beautiful. You can see the ocean from nearly the entire apartment. It was secluded enough we felt like we really got away from it all, but it wasn’t too far away from any attractions or food. If you stay here, make dinner reservations for the nearest restaurants ahead of time. Yes, there is very little service. SO PRINT OUT DIRECTIONS AHEAD OF TIME or have a GPS. Thankfully our email confirmation told us to do so and guess what, we didn’t get lost. The apartment was very clean and kept up well. It appears it’s been recently remodeled. They had everything necessary to make tea including fresh milk in the fridge. Kitchen was well equipped. We went to the grocery store on our way onto the island so we ended up cooking most of our meals. The bed was very comfortable. The on site laundry was very convenient. And the lockbox was easy to use. If I’m ever visiting again I will happily love to stay here once more!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Monkstadt and do hope you might return one day. All the best to you. Ella

5
out of 5

3rd November 2019:

Very comfortable and relaxing place to stay.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We are so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Monkstadt and do hope you might return one day. All the best to you. Ella

5
out of 5

27th October 2019:

An absolutely fabulous location. We got to live a real Isle of Skye holiday. The weather was great. We had sunshine, rain, hail and gale force winds all in one day! All we needed was a great big glass window to enjoy the view.

Tips:

Find the Grand Design house up the road and have coffee and cake and enjoy their great view from there large window.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

We are so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Monkstadt and do hope you might return one day. All the best to you. Ella

5
out of 5

22nd October 2019:

Very cozy, clean and wonderful accommodation. Highly recommend for anyone if they want to explore skye!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Monkstadt and do hope you might return one day. All the best to you. Ella

5
out of 5

17th October 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for the awesome review. Glad you all enjoyed. Kind Regards Ella

5
out of 5

16th October 2019:

Really excellent facilities!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Monkstadt and do hope you might return one day. All the best to you. Ella

5
out of 5

16th October 2019:

Loved the views and the comforts of home with having everything we needed for our stay. Beautiful apartment, have recommended it to family for the near future.

Tips:

The Caledonian Cafe was lovely, their Sea bass was the best I've ever had. If you're wanting a table at Antlers Bar and Grill I'd suggest you book a table in advance as it's very busy. Both places are in the town centre of Portree.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for this amazing review, glad that you loved the apartment and you had a lovely stay. Hope you return to Skye. Best wishes Ella

5
out of 5

9th October 2019:

I would like to rate higher than a 5! Recycling was a bit of a challenge and I'm not sure we got it right.

Tips:

After months of looking at pictures of the Pretenders Escape, upon arrival I just burst into tears. It is so Beautiful. I could not believe my great good fortune to spend 3 nights in such a property. The flat is perfect for 2. It's hard to imagine sharing it with 4, as the one bathroom would be a challenge. The had everything we needed including a dishwasher and we were left a key to use the communal laundry room. A godsend as we stayed toward the end of our 10 day trip to the Highlands. On our last night, we took advantage of the very dark skies and saw the milky way. This location was the highlight of our trip, as I knew it would be. A running joke in our travels would be, "Scotland, stop being so beautiful!" and that was the case here, and then we saw the rainbows 10 times a day. Would love to return and stay longer.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Monkstadt and do hope you might return one day. All the best to you. Ella

5
out of 5

30th September 2019:

High standard apartment that has al you need for selfcatering. We were very pleased with the look and finishing of the apartment. Nice view at the see aswell. Would definitely stay again.

Tips:

Good location to visit the highlights of the trotternish peninsula. We bought our food in the Postoffice/Spar in Uig that is only a 10 minute drive away.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your great review. We are so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Monkstadt and do hope you might return one day. All the best to you. Ella

5
out of 5

21st September 2019:

Superb! Everything was spetacular.

Tips:

Just enjoy the wild life.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review. We would love to welcome you back. Kind regards, Ella

5
out of 5

18th September 2019:

We loved everything about our stay. It was just too short. It was so nice, new and clean. Cant think of anything I would change. We can't wait to come back.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Monkstadt and do hope you might return one day. All the best to you. Ella

5
out of 5

10th September 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for this amazing review and thank you for choosing us, happy to know you enjoyed the apartment and Skye, hope you return back in the future. Thanks again. Kindest regards Ella

5
out of 5

8th September 2019:

This is the most fabulous place to stay. The apartment is beautiful and the setting is gorgeous. We will be back whenever we’re back in Scotland. We wanted to stay longer but it was completely booked up until December. Not surprised.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

It was so nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Monkstadt. We are always please to welcome people to our beautiful surroundings and hope they take happy memories away with them, until they come again. Regards Ella

5
out of 5

5th September 2019:

Pretenders Escape #9 is gorgeous, immaculate, practical, PERFECT! Everything felt brand new (carpet, walls, blankets, dishes, cutlery) as if it had been provided just for us (very well taken care of). The furniture size, arrangement, flexibility (expandable table, sofa couch, etc), & even the style (minimalist) lent itself to the overall experience and use of the space. Though small, it felt massive due to all the amazing windows (that can open letting in the delightful Scottish breeze/sounds of the ocean) showcasing the epic views of the historical coast. The kitchen is well equipped for any cooking or cutting you might want to do (including a microwave for that sort of “cooking”). The shower is a God-send with its perfectly hot water & rain shower head whilst viewing the green hills & distant cliffs through the generous but private window. Easily experience private walks around the property or stay cosy-ed up (though the place is tight as a drum - no drafts at all) with all the lovely blankets provided or read one of the many relevant historical books scattered throughout the home. We very much enjoyed the bottle of wine gifted by the owners! They also provided proper milk, sugar, shortbread to go with tea/coffee (also provided). We met the very friendly & approachable owner / property manager and found her to be delightful and put us instantly at ease. The staff we occasionally saw were always very warm, smiley, and hospitable. Photos don’t do the place justice!!

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

What a lovely review, thank you so much. We are delighted you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us we couldn’t be happier. Smiles all round here. Thank you! Ella

5
out of 5

23rd August 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so glad you enjoyed the peace and quiet of Monkstadt and do hope you might return one day. All the best to you. Ella

5
out of 5

22nd August 2019:

The apartment is impressive in construction and decoration. This is a jewel!

Tips:

Use the instructions provided to find the facility. I had a GPS program, not using cell data, and got lost. Pulled out the instruction sheet and went directly to it.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your kind review. This is exactly what we are trying to achieve and we welcome all comments to help us get it right. All the best to you. Ella

5
out of 5

22nd July 2019:

Superb apartment. Extremely well appointed and really cosy! Loved coming home after long days touring the Isle of Skye. Really made it a pleasure. Apartment came with sofa bed so easy to sleep the kids as well. Thanks a lot for a great stay!

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Superb apartment. Extremely well appointed and really cosy! Loved coming home after long days touring the Isle of Skye. Really made it a pleasure. Apartment came with sofa bed so easy to sleep the kids as well. Excellent location. A little way out of Uig, so very close to Fairy Glen, Quiraing and other sites.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed to stay with us. Back soon. Kind regards Ella

5
out of 5

16th July 2019:

Everything was perfect. The location is a amazing. The most beautiful sunsets ever! Facilities were clean and the unit was cozy. It had everything we needed to make dinner and sleep comfortably. It was very rainy while we were there but when the mist cleared there were waterfalls cascading down the mountains across the water. Amazing. Loved the selection of books too!

Tips:

Stop at the grocery store in Portree and bring everything to Uig. If the weather is poor you won’t have to venture out unless you want to. Bring binoculars to have a better view of birds, waterfalls, and the surrounding land masses.

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Would Recommend: Yes

4.8
out of 5

10th June 2019:

A clothes drying rack to use in the house would have been useful. We could not use the outside washing line due to extreme winds, and could not dry most of our clothes in the dryer. It took quite some time to dry clothes on the bathroom towel heater. Other than this small point, the house is beautiful and the cleanliness the best I have ever seen when staying in such places. I would go back in a heartbeat.

Tips:

Shop en route! There is nothing local, and it’s quite a trek back to Portree. A beautiful location, relaxing and calming.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Hello! A clothes rack is winging it's way to us now, thank you for the tip. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. All the best, Susan

5
out of 5

9th June 2019:

Great apartment. Very comfy and extremely quiet. It‘s a great retreat for relaxing.

Tips:

The beauty of the area is that there is not much. The hikes on the island are very nice. But don‘t expect big museums and fancy restaurants.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Hello and thank you so much for your great review. Hope you enjoyed your time on Skye!

5
out of 5

30th May 2019:

Can say that all was excellent

Tips:

Splendid isolated location. Very secluded, modern flat very comfortable, beautiful view nice staff. Nice meal at Hotel Uig.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your time with us! Take care - from us all.

5
out of 5

26th May 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your scores! Do hope you might be back with us one day. All the best.

4.8
out of 5

21st May 2019:

Very modern apartment in excellent location with wonderful scenery.

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you very much for your lovely review, do hope you will be back one day.

5
out of 5

17th May 2019:

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Thank you for posting this review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay!

5
out of 5

13th May 2019:

Excellent accommodation in the countryside. Newly refurbished to a very high standard. Quiet setting well away from main road. Has everything you would need for a short stay. Buy provisions en route as only a small corner shop in Uig.

Tips:

We enjoyed a meal at the Uig Hotel. Climbed the Quiraing. Other coastal walks to Kilmuir Cave and Rubha Hunnish.

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Would Recommend: Yes

5
out of 5

6th May 2019:

Excellent accommodation with great facilities. One of the best places to relax and enjoy nature. And thank you for the complementary wine :)

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Would Recommend: Yes

Owner Response:

Hello and thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and got some quality relaxing time on Skye. All the best.

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