solas self catering


Solas (Gaelic for the sun) has four bedrooms upstairs one of which is a king size bedded room enjoying en-suite facilities of shower, WC and wash hand basin. The remaining rooms are one further king size bedded room and two twin bedded rooms. The main bathroom, upstairs, has shower over the bath, WC and wash hand basin. Downstairs the cloakroom has a further WC with wash hand basin.

A modern fully fitted kitchen with electric hob with oven; microwave; dishwasher; fridge/freezer and other smaller electrical equipment that a family would look for on holiday. The beautiful dining room is the perfect place to dine while enjoying magnificent panoramic views as you watch the sun go to bed in the west.

Solas has a large sitting room with magnificent sea views over Laggan Bay and beyond to Northern Ireland. The room boasts sumptuous seating and large TV. The utility room has a washing machine and tumble drier.


Solas is let on a Saturday to Saturday basis only. We ask guests to pre-organise a mutually agreeable check-in time with us. We politely ask guests to vacate the house by 11am on the day of their departure.

The cost is from £800 per week with a 50% deposit of total cost to secure reservation. The balance is due for payment one calendar month prior to entry.

A complete inventory is given to you on arrival and any breakages, or damage to equipment must be notified and paid for before departure. We do, therefore ask all guests to treat Solas with the same dignity and respect they would give their own home. Both houses are fitted out for eight people with all bedding and towels included in the price.

We also have two other self-catering properties at Grianail | Flora Street, or For those who might prefer Guest House accommodation, might we suggest you visit Glenmachrie Guest House

All our properties, in line with government policy,
are STRICTLY non smoking establishments.

How to get here

By Car from Glasgow:
This journey should take about two and a half to three hours, depending on the amount of stops, and is a very scenic drive. Take the A82 from Glasgow towards Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Next take the A83 near Tarbet passing Rest and be Thankful towards the lovely town of Inveraray. Both Rest and be Thankful and Inveraray are beautiful places to stop and enjoy the magnificant scenery. Inveraray is famous for it's castle and Inveraray Jail. Continue on the A83 following the shore line of Loch Fyne towards Lochilphead and finally Kennacraig. The Kennacraig ferry terminal is located only four miles outside Tarbert, a picturesque little town and port. The ferry terminal is easily missed but it's clearly signposted.

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

By Ferry:
Caledonian MacBrayne operate the two hour crossing which runs throughout the year, including Sundays, with additional sailings during the summer season. Ferries arrive eather in Port Askaig or Port Ellen depending on the timetable and weather conditions. It's advisable to book ferries in advance, specially in the summer season via Caledonian MacBrayne's website.

By Air:
Loganair runs a 35 minute scheduled service from Glasgow to Islay. This is the quickest way and can provide spectacular views of the islands and Kintyre. For information on schedules or bookings check