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Best value for a relaxing Holiday Home on Islay

A ‘Chroit (the Croft). Traditional, spacious, and family friendly.
Very good
11 reviews
A ‘Chroit (the Croft). Traditional, spacious, and family friendly.
View to house, along Charlotte Street.
Spacious kitchen-diner.
Living room.
Main double bedroom.
Twin single bedroom.
Single bedroom.
Upstairs toiler/bath/shower room. (since been upgraded).
Upstairs landing.
Out buildings for bikes, etc.
Safe, secluded garden at rear.
Mature garden.
View of Port Ellen distillery/maltings from end of lane.
Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland
This traditional self-catering accommodation situated in the village of Port Ellen is the perfect base to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Scotland's whisky island, Islay.

Just 200m from the pier, marina, and near local beach, shop, pub/restaurant, the Machrie (golf) 8km, and transport links.

An ideal location for walkers, cyclists, canoe/kayakers, bird watchers, whisky trailers, beach combers, and those just looking to relax and enjoy the sea air, and great outdoors.

Owner lives next door, and will give a personal touch to greeting and any assistance.
About the Owner, Kenneth L
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 19 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2017
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 11 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
The owner, Betty, will greet you at the house, or at her own home next door if she's not there.

Anything you need to know about the local area, people, history - just ask.

There is a Welcome Pack in the living room, with information on most of the sights and attractions.

No work parties/trades.
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Listing #HL8969468
Reviews from our community
Very good - based on 11 reviews
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Reviews from our community

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English first
Reviewed 19 March 2018 for a stay in March 2018

Brett B
Front Royal, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

A very fully stocked, house in town, which makes you feel like you are part of the community. The three south distilleries are nearby and so is the Oa, plus its on the route out of town to Bowmore if you happen to need anything else. Betty is wonderful and has all sorts of leads if you want to do...

Uwe M
1 review
Reviewed 12 September 2017 for a stay in June 2017

it was a wonderful time on Islay and a great pleasure to stay again in this wonderful house. There is very much place for three people in this house. And I think it was not the last time to stay in this house on Islay. From there you can walk the three distilleries path to visit the amazing distilleries on...

Management response:

Thanks for that great review Uwe, and good to have had you return to us again. We will be calling you a 'local' soon :-) All the Best, and look forward to seeing you again. Kenny


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    3 Twins
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
26 May 2018 -
2 Jun 2018
Feis Ile
7 nights --
23 Jun 2018 -
1 Sep 2018
High Season
7 nights --
25 May 2019 -
31 May 2019
Feis IIle
7 nights --
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to New Zealand Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
There are several places to eat out nearby, or local shops if you choose to eat in.

The Cyber Cafe is great for kids on a rainy day, or just rap up and get out and enjoy the Scottish weather.

Three distilleries nearby can all be walked to if you're reasonably fit - or take the car and you'll be there in 10 mins.

Watch the boats coming and going from the local marina, or watch the sun going down on the beach.

You may even see the friendly Sammy the seal.
Getting around
There is a Bus stop neat by, or bike and car hire is available.

If you feel adventurous, you can take the Sea Safari or other boat trips from the pier.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Islay Airport: 8.0 km
Ferry: Port Ellen: 0.2 km
If you're walking off the Ferry at Port Ellen (nearest terminal), it's just up the the main road and bear left passed the Islay Hotel and Spar, then two door up.

If you're coming off with a car, you can park across from the house, and ask for the private off-road parking if desired.

If you're coming off the Plane, we can arrange a Taxi to the house.

And if you're arriving or departing from Port Askaig (furthest terminal), you'll have a 35 minute drive.
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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