Welcome to Monachyle Mhor, a chic and sophisticated oasis right in the heart of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Surrounded by lochs, mountains, sky and some of the best food you’ll ever taste, this is the sort of place you might want to keep under your wee hat but which once experienced really does need shouting about.
Monachyle is unique – a designer hotel on a remote hill farm that started life as a B&B but which is today one of the hippest places to stay in Scotland. Sitting in 2,000 acres of blissful silence at the end of the track with the Trossachs circling around you and Loch Doine shimming below you, this is the sort of place you won’t want to leave once discovered. Outside sheep graze, buzzards swoop and the odd fisherman tries his luck while inside, there & 39;s a cool little bar, a fire in the sitting room and an award-winning restaurant that drinks in the view and serves up a feast fit for Roby Roy who once lived and is buried in the glen.
The stylish bedrooms ooze 21st-century chic: big beds, cool colours, fabulous design, hi-tech gadgets while the bathrooms are equally good with enjoy views from your claw-foot bath stretching over the loch.
Run by two brothers Tom and Dick Lewis and their sister melanie, this enchanting little haven of tranquillity has been in the family for years but only really took off when the three of them took over the business from their parents.
They may describe themselves as “first and foremost farmers” but behind the simple façade is a modish, avant-garde interior where urban style – cool Italian bar stools, contemporary art, walls painted in slubby greens and greys, funky headboards and lighting – mixes with antlers, squashy sofas, stoves in the bedrooms and exposed stone walls. It’s a look that works because it’s theirs, created in their own home.
experienced really does need shouting about.
Situated on a hillside just a short walk from the main hotel, Monachyle Mhor also offers guests the unique opportunity of staying in their lovingly restored 1950’s Pilot Panther showman’s wagon.
This wild and wacky wagon gives guests the chance to take their glamping experience to the next level. Designed to sleep up to four people, with an authentic retro vibe and classic wood burner, visitors can lose themselves in the tranquillity and isolation of the beautiful Scottish landscape.
Set within 2,000 acres, this little piece of heaven allows guests to roam freely around the glens or for the less energetic you can always hire the hotel’s 1969 Series Land Rover to explore the local area.
Guests staying at Monachyle Mhor are also invited to take advantage of their award-winning restaurant, offering up luxurious, modern Scottish cuisine. With head chef Marysia Paszkowska at the helm since 2010 they have mastered the art of delivering outstanding unpretentious food.
Understanding that a restaurant needs atmosphere, romance, fun, friends, gentle music and the finest wine, Monachyle Mhor are forging a path for providing guests with the perfect dining experience.
As an advocate for local produce, Tom says “We’ve always been a farm, we’re really farmers who have diversified. Sourcing our food seasonally and locally is just how we eat – lamb off the hill, fish from the lochs, venison from the stalkers next door, our own beef, pork, chickens, duck and chook eggs, and organic vegetables and herbs, too, plus wild foraged treats like wood sorrel and chanterelles.”
Creativity and drive keeps Monachyle Mhor going while exceeding guest’s expectations comes naturally in this beautiful part of Scotland.
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