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Ellister Lodge

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
A modern, elevated house with superb views over Loch Indaal, with comfortable well-appointed accommodation and excellent facilities, Ellister Lodge is situated on the 300-acre Easter Ellister estate on the Rinns of Islay, near the pretty seaside village of Port Charlotte. Often called the Queen of the Hebrides, Islay is the most southerly of the Hebridean islands. Elllister Lodge is in a natural setting on the Rinns of Islay, it being a designated Special Protection Area with all kinds of wildlife. 1/3rd acre plot with extensive decking and (enclosed, safe) viewing and relaxing platforms. Fully insulated with full double glazing. Fully accessible with access ramps, three sets of French windows and modern-width internal doorways. No smoking, please. We let Friday-Friday in peak months;...A modern, elevated house with superb views over Loch Indaal, with comfortable well-appointed accommodation and excellent facilities, Ellister Lodge is situated on the 300-acre Easter Ellister estate on the Rinns of Islay, near the pretty seaside village of Port Charlotte. Often called the Queen of the Hebrides, Islay is the most southerly of the Hebridean islands. Elllister Lodge is in a natural setting on the Rinns of Islay, it being a designated Special Protection Area with all kinds of wildlife. 1/3rd acre plot with extensive decking and (enclosed, safe) viewing and relaxing platforms. Fully insulated with full double glazing. Fully accessible with access ramps, three sets of French windows and modern-width internal doorways. No smoking, please. We let Friday-Friday in peak months; please ask about other dates. Please also ask about pets; we allow well-behaved dogs by arrangement.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Please check with us about pets. Honesty box for breakages and landline
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 2 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Ian S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
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Reviewed 7 October 2019

The property is secluded with unbelievable views to the ocean in a peaceful and calm environment. Every morning we woke to see sheep and deer across the valley, foraging near the forest edge. The house is substantially outfitted with nearly everything you might need on...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Tony C
Reviewed 5 July 2019

My husband and family had a fantastic holiday once again on Islay ..Ellister lodge was fantastic it was so well equiped and comfortable we had wonderful weather which made it all the better thank you so much for letting us share in your beautiful home...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank Experience38746
Tourist657399, VR Owner at Ellister Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2019

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, the house, the island - and good weather! Poor Brodie, you'll need to get some for him! The deer are pretty reliable visitors, it all adds to a good time on the island. Do come again!

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

It was our second time at Ellister Lodge, this time with our three children in tow. We were again so impressed with the quality of this marvellous house and the speed at which we felt at home. The views never get dull, nor do the...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank CaitlinandMark
Tourist657399, VR Owner at Ellister Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hi Caitlin and Mark, it was lovely to have you back, and glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Amazing house in a lovely setting overlooking the sea, Highland cows in the field opposite (a new baby arrived during our stay), I couldn't ask for more. My two teenage boys and a friend each also stayed and loved the house. The kitchen was very...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank AHarrow
Management response:Responded 25 July 2018

Antonia, many thanks, delighted you had a good time - and saw a baby coo arrive. You may have seen the barn owl in the barn right next door, but it tends to keep antisocial hours. Thanks again!

Reviewed 24 June 2018

I am a native of Islay who left the island 60 years ago. My American wife and I returned for a three-week vacation and chose Ellister Lodge through TripAdvisor. We also had three other family members spend time with us. The house was the best...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Melville M
Management response:Responded 26 June 2018

Hi Mel, Many thanks for a very thoughtful (and positive!) review - much appreciated. We're glad you had a good stay, we do try to keep it nice - well, it's our home for some of the time! I'll let Rebecca know, too. Best regards,...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Stayed in this wonderful place for a week during the Feis Ile 2018. Had lovely weather, so the use of the decking, barbque and bikes was highly appreciated. This is a fantastic house with a comforting feel and amazing views. Would recommend to anyone, especially...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Mobile777872
Management response:Responded 4 June 2018

Hi Sue, it sounded like you were having a good time, but very good to see if confirmed! Many thanks for a lovely review. Cheers, Ian

Reviewed 16 October 2017

Just returned from another lovely week at Ellister Lodge... wonderful time was had by all.. can't wait to go back

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Sue C
Management response:Responded 17 October 2017

Thank you very much, glad you enjoyed it. Come back soon!

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Stunning views from a beautiful lodge. Home from home well stocked with everything you need and more. Very spacious even for six adults that like their own room. Will return in the future. Very satisfied with all aspects of booking and information supplied by Ian...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank mckieeileen
Management response:Responded 26 August 2017

Eileen, thanks so much for this and for your kind email. So glad you liked things, that means everything to us as we do our limited best! We're here just now to do the odd bit of maintenance and have to agree with you! Do...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Spent a week in Ellister using it as a base for a cycling trip with two friends. The house is beautifully located, spacious and comfortable with amazing views. We particularly enjoyed cooking in the well-equipped and amazing kitchen, enjoying the late afternoon sun on the...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Lee B
Management response:Responded 28 May 2017

Thanks Richard, most kind! Glas you liked it too.

Reviewed 22 April 2017

We spent a lovely week at Ellister Lodge. It is a very spacious and comfortable house with lovely views looking across the water to the Oa peninsula.There is lots of wildlife in the vicinity and we enjoyed spotting deer and birds from the decking. The...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank 789grantf
Management response:Responded 23 April 2017

Thanks you so much - and for being lovely guests! We've tried to make the kitchen nice, with good fittings, so it lives up to the standards guests seem to like. Thank you for saying so!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Once you're on the island, either by ferry or plane, most people drive their own or hired cars. There are buses and taxis too.
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