This 4 star cottage from the early 1880's sits by the sea in the village centre. With 3 bedrooms sleeping 6, a cot & a highchair, 2 bathrooms, Freesat TV, unlimited wifi, a log stove & oil CH, it is close to village shops, pubs, and 3 distilleries. We can accept pet dogs, subject to breed and number. Please enquire.
Four Star Rating by Scottish Tourist Board. In village centre beside the sea. Log stove, Child's high chair. Modern kitchen. Walled garden. Free WIFI. CH. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms.
Laphroaig, Lagavullin and Ardbeg Distilleries close by.
This Scottish Tourist Board rated 4 Star traditional stone built cottage dating from the early 1880's is situated on Loch Leodamais in the centre of Port Ellen village. It has been extended and sympathetically modernised to a high standard. The original open beams have been retained as have various other features.
There is a fully equipped modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 double & 1 twin) sleeping up to six, a comfortable lounge area with Charnwood log burning stove, a dining area with table seating for up to 10 with child's high chair, FreeSat TV & digital entertainment systems, unlimited wifi and thermostat controlled oil fired central heating throughout.
The village hotels, pubs, restaurants, shops, the Bank, the Post Office and the Calmac ferry terminal are all within 5 minutes walking distance of the cottage. The beach and village green are across the road.
Guests have access to the complete house and to the sunny private walled garden.
The garden has a herbal patch, containing parsley, thyme, oregano and chives as well as blackberry and gooseberry bushes and you are welcome to use these in your cooking, or just to enjoy.
Guests are met at the house by our house keeper Susan. Susan does not live in the house but is available to answer questions and to provide assistance to guests if required.
The house looks onto the village green and beach. There are a multitude of walks to be done from the front door. The village has many beaches and there is good diving in the sea with many ship wrecks easily accessible. There are 3 pubs, some with live traditional music, and several restaurants. Tennis courts, horse riding, cycle hire and an 18 hole golf course are all close by.
There is a bus service connecting the main villages with the airport and the ferry terminals.
Islay is rich in history, at one time the seat of the Lords of the Isles, it is called the Queen of the Hebrides and is much greener than the other islands in the group. It is home to 8 working distilleries, farms, nature reserves, clean beaches, majestic cliffs, a long and varied coastline and a great variety of wildlife.