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Monkstadt No 9 - Pretenders Escape

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45-inch LCD TV with satellite channels, TV, fireplace
Premium bedding, Select Comfort beds, individually decorated
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
In-room dining

Overview of Monkstadt No 9 - Pretenders Escape

Monkstadt No 9 - Pretenders Escape

3.5 out of 5

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire apartment

1 bathroomSleeps 3

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Sea view

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUig Pottery7 min drive
  • Popular LocationFlora Macdonald's Grave30 min drive
  • Popular LocationSkye Museum of Island Life30 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3
100 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 King Bed
Living Room 1
    1 Double Sofa Bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Monkstadt No 9 - Pretenders Escape

3.5-star Apartment with kitchen and fireplace
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.
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers fireplaces and washers/dryers. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate sitting areas. Select Comfort beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Accommodation at this 3.5-star apartment has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

Rooms have detached private bathrooms. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, slippers, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. 45-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of We're Good To Go (UK)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of European Holiday Home Association (EHHA - Europe) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Family friendly

  • High chair


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster
  • Cleaning supplies


  • Couples dining
  • Private picnics


  • Premium bedding
  • Select Comfort bed
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Pillow menu


  • 1 bathroom
  • Private bath (detached)
  • Shower
  • Rainfall shower head
  • Hairdryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels provided
  • Slippers

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area


  • 45-inch LCD TV with satellite service

Outdoor areas

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washer/dryer
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry detergent


  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lifts
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Local maps
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Location highlights

  • In a rural location

Things to do

  • Ecotours on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and lockbox information; access will be through a private entrance

Access methods

Lockbox, private entrance


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts debit or credit cards and credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties

Property is also known as

Monkstadt Steadings Apartments Apartment Portree
Monkstadt Steadings Apartments Apartment
Monkstadt Steadings Apartments Portree
Monkstadt Steadings Apartments
Monkstadt Steadings Apartments
Monkstadt No 9 - Pretenders Escape Portree
Monkstadt No 9 - Pretenders Escape Apartment
Monkstadt No 9 - Pretenders Escape Apartment Portree

About this area


Located in Portree, this apartment is in a rural area. Flora Macdonald's Grave and Duntulm Castle are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at The Fairy Glen and Quiraing. Explore all the area has to offer with hiking/biking trails and mountain climbing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Uig Pottery - 7 min drive
  • Flora Macdonald's Grave - 30 min drive
  • Skye Museum of Island Life - 30 min drive
  • Duntulm Castle - 33 min drive
  • The Fairy Glen - 34 min drive

Getting around

  • Inverness (INV) - 169 min drive


  • The Sheiling - 7 min drive
  • The Hungry Gull - 7 min drive
  • BAKUR Bar - 7 min drive
  • The Pier restaurant - 7 min drive
  • The Pub At The Pier - 7 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Rating 5 - Excellent. 14 out of 15 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The accommodation was incredibly clean and welcoming, the views were stunning and we were greeted with a lovely bottle of wine on arrival. Free laundry service was an added benefit.
Stayed 5 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Perfect place for a quiet escape
A cosy comfy place to stay with all the in house amenities you could want and spectacular scenery all round.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Property conditions & facilities
Perfect location, overlooking the sea. Was also close to all the areas we wanted to visit. The accommodation had everything we needed and was well equipped. Very clean and Ella (host) was fantastic with her communication. We couldn’t fault it. We will definitely be booking again!
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best Stay of our Entire Trip!
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!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2019