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Swallow's Roost

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited Swallow's Roost at the beginning of May. The house is located at a marvellous spot on top of a small hill, from where you can view the Port Ellen's harbour and the ferry that every day arrives and departs, but also a beatiful lighthouse in the shore. The host is a extremely nice lady, Mrs Susan, very friendly...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pod was perfect for traveling with family, with two bedrooms and two baths (one ensuite, one not). Susan was kind enough to stock the pod with breakfast things (tea, coffee, croissants, homemade jam, butter, milk, orange juice, yogurt) which was lovely as we arrived in the evening after a long day of travel. She and David greeted us as...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at the self catering POD for two nights. Susan was a great host even though self catering, the POD was well stocked with all the essentials including home made cake which was yummy. A dram of Whisky was also waiting for us which was lovely. It sits over the beautiful singing sands and you can see all of Port...

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Bundaberg
Reviewed 7 May 2016

Swallows Roost would have to be the best B&B I have stayed in, in one of the best destinations I have been in. Susan, and her offsiders, Ralph and Mary, are great people willing to help us at every turn. They gave us some great tips and ideas. Susan's breakfasts with Ralph's bacon and cheese filled croissants were fantastic. We...

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 April 2016

I'm glad I picked Swallows Roost during my stay on Islay. Beautiful view overlooking Port Ellen and nice house. The host Susan, is very caring and was nice enough to pick me up in Port Ellen since I didn't have a car. I stayed here for 2 days as I visited Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig. I'd highly recommended to anyone...

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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Swallow's Roost is just a beautifully presented B&B in a fantastic elevated position 3miles outside Port Ellen overlooking the bay and surrounding coastline. Susan and family made us so welcome and helped us with everything we needed to do to get around, find the right places to go to and where to eat etc. Had a great weekend and would...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We had the honour to be Susan's guests on our trip to Islay and already on arrival we were stunned by the view. We had two lovely rooms with overlook on the Port Ellen and the sea. The whole house is very clean and compared to other B&Bs we visited in Scotland high above the standard. I haven't slept that...

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Milltown, New Jersey
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Very close to the Port Ellen ferry is the lovely home at Swallow’s Roost where we were cheerfully greeted as we drove up to the driveway. Although our host Susan was away, her in-laws, Ralph and Mary took wonderful care of us. They were sweet and welcoming from the start. Ralph gave us helpful suggestions as to which distilleries were...

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Parma, Italy
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We stayed for two nights at Swallow's Roost in July, the place is very nice with a stunning view of the lighthouse and Port Ellen. The room was large and comfortable and all the house looks quite new and clean. The only downside is that you cannot have a cooked breakfast, and choices of food for the continental breakfast was...

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Forres, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Jean and I stayed at Swallow's Roost, for 4 nights in June. On arrival we were met by Susan and Ralph who made us feel very welcome. Our room was excellent, and included an en.suite shower room. After a very good night's sleep, time for breakfast . " Wow", what a breakfast, what a variety of goodies. After breakfast Susan...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Swallow’s Roost Bed & Breakfast is a modern, comfortable family home situated in a peaceful hilltop location overlooking Carraig Fhada Ligthouse and Kilnaughton bay and is only approximately 4km/2.5 miles from the picturesque village of Port Ellen. Our friendly B&B is the perfect relaxing retreat for your stay in Islay. The island is bursting with distilleries, beaches, wildlife and stunning scenery, all waiting to be explored. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Swallow's Roost

Address: Swallows Roost Swallows Roost Kilnaughton, The Oa PA42 7AX, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > The Oa
Price Range: €52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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