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Puffin Cottage, Back Road, Port Ellen, Islay

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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland
Puffin Cottage is a traditional stone built cottage in the heart of Port Ellen but on a quiet road, previously a family home it has been completely refurbished within the last 12 months. Consists of open plan downstairs lounge and hall area in solid wood parquet flooring, large kitchen/diner, and downstairs double shower(room) and access through patio doors out onto an enclosed paved seating area. Upstairs there is a bedroom with a super king size bed, opposite is a room with 4'6' double, both these rooms have en-suite loos and off the double room is a restricted height entrance to a bedroom with 3 single beds (children absolutely love it!). Downstairs in the living room there is a double sized 4'6' futon that completes the sleeping spaces. All upstairs rooms feature Velux roof windows soguests can lie in bed and watch th... Read more
Listing #HL5930437
About the Owner
Lyle A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, lots of beds, great price. You can walk to the water in less than four minutes...drive or bus to the distilleries in 10. Most tours are at 10am so you can drive if you want and they give out take away bottles at...More

Thank Gina H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a very nice house, centrally located. The equipment is very good, nothing was missing. Lyle took care of everything. We will definitely come back.More

Thank Claus K
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Claus for your warm review. We always try very hard to make our guests feel welcome and at home. In having lovely guests like yourselves it is always a pleasure for us to host. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Puffin Cottage...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Many local facilities in Port Ellen, and beautiful setting. We were a group of 7 adults. Off street parking easily able to accommodate a large people carrier. Large, well fitted out dining kitchen. Sitting area good for socialising within the cottage, opening onto small patio...More

Thank Sue S
Management response:Responded 22 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, it's not easy trying to accommodate all permutations of guests, some are singles as you were, some are families with small children, some with grown-up children, some are couples, but we do try our best to make everyone comfortable...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Half Baths (2)
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Unable to accommodate hen/stag parties. Unable to accommodate working crews. Dogs are not pemitted either on beds or furniture, dog bed is provided on request. Guests are...
    2 Half baths
    1 Shower
    4 Twins
    1 King
    1 Full
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Default 4 nights
3 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
High Season
4 nights
1 Sep 2018 -
30 Nov 2018
4 nights
1 Dec 2018 -
21 Dec 2018
Mid season
3 nights
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About the neighbourhood
The area around Port Ellen is amazing and fascinating, from the Kildalton Cross, a symbol of the earliest Christianity in this Isle of Islay to the equally magnificent headland called the Mull Of Oa facing out across the Atlantic Ocean toward America and Ireland. Within a decent walking distance can be found the distilleries of Laphraoig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg all of which delight in showing visitors the art and magic of making Uisge Beatha, (The Water of Life) and the tasting afterward!
Port Ellen has two beaches of it's own, Loch Leodamais to the east and Port Ellen to the west where the famous Islay Beach Rugby Festival is held on the 2nd Saturday in June with invitation teams from all over GB. Both are safe shallow bays ideal for children building sand castles yet still in the he...
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How to get there
Airport: Islay: 8.0 km
Ferry: Port Ellen: 0.1 km
There are two ferry ports on Islay, Port Ellen in the South and Port Askaig in the N.E of the island. Calmac who operate the ferries to the Highlands and Islands have split the timetable to allow both ports to be used equally, although in bad weathers it tis the more sheltered Port Askaig that is favoured. There are several ferry crossings each day leaving Kennacraig on the Mull of Kintyre and the sailing takes between 2/2.5 hours depending on the destination. For travellers with their own marine transportation there is a new marina in Port Ellen next to the Pier Head, and lovely little sheltered harbours at Bowmore, Port Charlotte and Portnahaven.FlyBe operated by Loganair fly out of Glasgow twice a day to Islay Airport situated at Glenegadale 8kms from Port Ellen and right next to the be... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
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