Our guesthouse lies at the heart of Port Ellen, a conservation village on the South East coast of the island of Islay.
This traditional family home has been tastefully renovated with the comfort of our guests in mind. Accommodation is on the first floor with wonderful views of the village and the sea from every room. Our two suites have hospitality tray, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi internet access, radio and CD player. A selection of CDs, magazines and books of local interest is available to guests.
Hosts Jim and Eleanor, a qualified Scottish Tourist Guide, are happy to share their local knowledge to ensure that guests make the best of their stay. Islay has lots to offer the visitor on a short break but a longer stay will allow discovery of some very special places. Golf, fishing or guided birdwatching trips are a few of the things we can arrange. Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig distilleries are all within five kilometres. Tours of these, or Islay's other five malt whisky distilleries can be planned and arranged by your hosts in advance of your visit.
Breakfast is served in the dining room overlooking Leodamus Bay. A full cooked breakfast is offered alongside a healthy range of cereals including porridge and fresh fruit with a choice of teas, fresh ground coffee and home made bread and preserves. For dining out, Islay has many fine restaurants serving the best of local produce.
The bedroom is large with double bed and a comfortable sitting area. Fine cotton, Islay Tweed and original features combine to make this an ideal room in which to relax and enjoy the wonderful view west to the lighthouse and beautiful Kilnaughton Bay. A dressing room and luxurious bathroom make up this suite.
can be adapted to meet guests' requirements. The bedroom is spacious and zip and link bed gives the option of king-size or twin beds. There is a separate sitting room in which to relax and watch the sun go down over the garden and the sea. A good quality bed-settee allows three to be accommodated in this suite in comfort. The en-suite bathroom has an Art Deco theme and shower over bath.
Bed & Breakfast is from £35 to £50 per person per night. We offer a reduction for longer stays. We regret that we are currently unable to accept credit/debit cards.
How to Get Here
By Car: From Glasgow, drive to Kennacraig - this journey should take approximately two and a half hours, or longer should you wish to take in the beautiful scenery. Take the A82 up Loch Lomondside, turning onto the A83 at Tarbet - continue on through both Inveraray and Lochgilphead towards Tarbert on Loch Fyne. The ferry port of Kennacraig is just five miles on from Tarbert. Please note that Kennacraig is simply a ferry terminal and not a town or village. It is clearly signposted on the Campbeltown road, but people have been known to miss it because they were expecting more.
By Bus: A daily bus service operates from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station by West Coast Motors making a connection with the ferry at Kennacraig. For schedule information, contact the Travel Centre at Buchanan Street Bus Station +44 (0)141 332 7133 www.citylink.co.uk
By Ferry: Caledonian MacBrayne operate the two hour crossing which runs twice daily throughout the year, once on Sundays, with additional sailings during the summer season. For details of timetables and to make bookings (advisable, particularly in the summer season) www.calmac.co.uk
By Air: FlyBe operate services to Islay from Glasgow Airport seven days a week. Flight time is approximately 35 minutes. There are flights morning and evening Monday to Friday with extra flights in Summer. On Saturday the flight is in the morning and on Sunday, in the evening. For further information and reservations see flybe.com