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Overview of Cathedral of The Isles

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Cathedral of The Isles

2.5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Business services
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCathedral of Argyll and the Isles2 min walk
    Popular LocationCathedral of the Isles4 min drive
    Popular LocationCumbrae Ferry Terminal20 min drive
    AirportGlasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.)90 min drive

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Double Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Standard Twin Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Single Room, Shared Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Twin Room, Private Bathroom, Ground Floor

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Double Room, Shared Bathroom

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Twin Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 Single Beds

Triple Room, Shared Bathroom

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed and 1 Single Bed

Family Room, Ensuite

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds

Double Room, Ensuite

5/5 guest room rating
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Isle Of Cumbrae

Located in Millport, Cathedral of The Isles is in a walkable area with good shopping. Cumbrae Ferry Terminal and Ayrshire Coastal Path Finish are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Castle Semple Country Park and Ardneil Bay.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Cathedral of Argyll and the Isles - 2 min walk
  • Cathedral of the Isles - 4 min drive
  • Cumbrae Ferry Terminal - 20 min drive
  • Pencil Monument - 50 min drive
  • Kelburn Castle and Country Centre - 55 min drive

Getting around

  • Largs Station - 31 min drive
  • Glasgow International Airport (GLA) - 89 min drive


  • Crocodile Chippy - 6 min walk
  • The Dancing Midge Cafe - 6 min walk
  • The Newton - 8 min walk
  • Round Island Cafe - 8 min walk
  • Frasers - 11 min walk

About this property

Cathedral of The Isles

Eco-friendly bed & breakfast with free breakfast and bar/lounge
Built in 1851 as a theological college for the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Guest House at the Cathedral of The Isles, Britain’s smallest cathedral, is set in 8 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. We offer B&B accommodation to groups and individuals from all walks of life, as well as programme of open events.We have a selection of 16 bedrooms. These include single, twin or double rooms and two family rooms. Five of the bedrooms are en-suite and there is also a ground floor bedroom and bathroom which is specifically set up for those who are physically less able.Guests have the use of our library and common room. The Cathedral is open daily and there is a working art studio on site.All are welcome!
Cathedral of The Isles offers 16 forms of accommodation. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available daily
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Mini golf

Family friendly

  • Mini golf
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Library

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating (climate-controlled)

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
An early check-in fee will be charged
Late check-in fee
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-in fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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 credit cards, debit cards and cash

Property is also known as

College Holy Spirit Hotel Isle Of Cumbrae
College Holy Spirit Hotel
College Holy Spirit Isle Of Cumbrae
Cathedral Isles B&B Isle Of Cumbrae
Cathedral Isles B&B
Cathedral Isles Isle Of Cumbrae
Cathedral Isles
Cathedral of The Isles Bed & breakfast
Cathedral of The Isles Isle Of Cumbrae
Cathedral of The Isles Bed & breakfast Isle Of Cumbrae

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Cathedral of The Isles and receive a full refund?
Yes, Cathedral of The Isles offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Cathedral of The Isles cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Cathedral of The Isles pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Cathedral of The Isles?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Cathedral of The Isles?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability).
What time is check-out at Cathedral of The Isles?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Cathedral of The Isles located?
Situated in Millport, this eco-friendly bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cathedral of Argyll and the Isles and Cathedral of the Isles. Cumbrae Ferry Terminal is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 6 out of 9 reviews
5 - Excellent 67%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 9 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 9 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 9 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 9 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Idylli and peaceful
Outstanding stay in an idyllic and peaceful environment. The building is stunning; a miniature Oxford college, with views of the grounds. The room was very cosy. Staff were lovely and we felt very well looked after - excellent breakfast, and some fresh baking, too! Loved it.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing place, very Harry Potterish. Excellent breakfast, superb grounds. The fairy forest was a surprise.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Cathedral of the Isles ...going back soon !
My husband likes history , books; we both like nature , outdoors, quirky & interesting surroundings .... this place was perfect for us but the great thing was we got excellent hospitality ie cooking , friendliness, helpfulness , relaxed atmosphere AS WELL
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed here overnight. It's a beautiful setting. So peaceful. The staff were great and the breakfast was fantastic. Two big refectory tables so everyone sits together at the same time. Great way to meet and talk to people. We were sitting in the lounge waiting to go into breakfast and the organist was practising at the piano. It was a lovely start to the day. We stayed in the suite called Charity. Huge lounge attached with a fridge and microwave. I believe that the owners are in the process of refurbishing the rooms which they need. Although they were very clean, they look a bit tired and will benefit from updating. Once they are updated, I would give it 5 stars. Not all the rooms are en-suite and I think it will be a big draw if they change that. Very reasonably priced.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely breakfast and very helpful staff. A little cold - need to put the radiators on ! And the drive needs a bit of work - could do with a resurface. Must visit the cathedral . Quite amazing on this tiny island. Coastal road ideal for walkers and cyclists - very few cars.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

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