Our guesthouse lies at the heart of Port Ellen, entrance halla 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, TV, Wi-Fi, 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. 40 Pier Road is an ideal base for guests to enjoy guided tours of the island, sea trips with the award-winning Islay Sea-Adventures, golf on the famous Machrie links course and, of course, visits to Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg Distilleries which are all within four miles and easily accessed using the local bus service and walking.

dining room

Breakfast is served in the dining room overlooking Leodamus Bay. A full Scottish breakfast is offered with lighter options such as smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Fresh fruit, healthy cereals, including porridge, toast with homemade preserves, tea and fresh ground coffee are available. For dining out, Islay has many fine restaurants serving the best local produce and your hosts will be happy to make reservations on request.

Finlaggan Suite

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.

double bedroom

Texa Suite

This suite is large with twin beds in the bedroom overlooking the village and bay. 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 and breakfast is from £100 to £120 per room per night. We offer a reduction for single occupancy, for longer stays and for off-season visits. We are unable to accept credit/debit cards but direct bank transfers are welcome.

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:There is a regular bus service from Buchanan Street Bus Station, Glasgow, to Campbeltown which serves Kennacraig, the departure point for ferries to Islay. See details on Citylink Scotland

By Ferry: Caledonian MacBrayne, known as CalMac, operates the ferry service from Kennacraig to Islay. Details of the timetable are on www.calmac.co.uk It is essential to make an early reservation of a space on the ferry if you plan to bring a car to Islay.

By Air:Flights from Glasgow International airport are operated by Loganair and take approximately 35 minutes. For further information and reservations see loganair.co.uk