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A’Chroit (the Croft)

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A ‘Chroit (the Croft). Traditional, spacious, and family friendly.
View to house, along Charlotte Street.
View of Port Ellen distillery/maltings from end of lane.
1 of 13A ‘Chroit (the Croft). Traditional, spacious, and family friendly.
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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
This traditional self-catering accommodation situated in the village of Port Ellen is the perfect base to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Scotland's whisky island, Islay. Just 200m from the pier, marina, and near local beach, shop, pub/restaurant, Laphraoig, Lagavuilin and Ardbeg distilleries (within WALKING distance), the Machrie (golf) 8km, and transport links. An ideal location for walkers, cyclists, canoe/kayakers, bird watchers, whisky trailers, beach combers, and those just looking to relax and enjoy the sea air, and great outdoors. ...This traditional self-catering accommodation situated in the village of Port Ellen is the perfect base to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of Scotland's whisky island, Islay. Just 200m from the pier, marina, and near local beach, shop, pub/restaurant, Laphraoig, Lagavuilin and Ardbeg distilleries (within WALKING distance), the Machrie (golf) 8km, and transport links. An ideal location for walkers, cyclists, canoe/kayakers, bird watchers, whisky trailers, beach combers, and those just looking to relax and enjoy the sea air, and great outdoors. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Kenneth L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2017
Interaction with guests
There is a Welcome Pack in the living room, with information on most of the sights and attractions. No work parties/trades. COVID ** Bed Linen IS NOT supplied, please bring your own sheets and pillow cases ** ** Towels are not supplied, please bring your own hand/bath/T-towels **
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a wonderful week staying in this well situated and spacious home. Somewhat basic but had everything we needed to cook in each night, with a comfy bed, good shower in a large bathroom and a cosy living room. Everywhere was brilliantly clean, and...More

Date of stay: September 2022
Thank JenniFireFinch
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Maps727728, VR Owner at A’Chroit (the Croft), responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Jenni, your comments are much appreciated and helpful. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Very Best Regards, Kenny

Reviewed 19 June 2022

This was our second time staying here and we will book again. Cottage is clean and decently appointed. Weather was brilliant during our visit so no chance to try out the new TV. Booking with Kenny was trouble free and simple and he is lovely...More

Date of stay: May 2022
Thank 588vickit
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Maps727728, VR Owner at A’Chroit (the Croft), responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2022

Thanks Vicki, you're feedback is really helpful and reassuring. Best Regards, Kenny

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Glasgow, United Kingdom
10346
Reviewed 15 August 2020

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Date of stay: August 2020
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Maps727728, VR Owner at A’Chroit (the Croft), responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2021

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Reviewed 4 August 2020

Lovely, cosy, spacious , clean and warm holiday home with great garden in Port Ellen, extremely close to amenities and town center, yet quiet, and very close to ferry terminal and with two beaches within stone throws. Me and my companions had a great time...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank marstr1860
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Maps727728, VR Owner at A’Chroit (the Croft), responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2021

Hi M, Sincere apologies - I've only just seen this, while preparing for (hopefully) a bit of a return to normal. Thanks so kindly for your comments, they are most welcome and reassuring. Hope you're well, and look forward to seeing you back on Islay...More

Reviewed 8 April 2019

A cosy home with parking. We received a warm welcome from the owner and had a lovely time. The house was clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. There is a pub and a couple of shops nearby,

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Sarah P
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Maps727728, VR Owner at A’Chroit (the Croft), responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2019

Thank you for your kind review. Glad to be of service. Haste ye back 😉

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Islay is a very unique place in the world, Its at a crossroads of both history, and industry. We love staying with Betty in Port Ellen. Everyone is so welcoming once they know you are out for the week and want to get to know...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Brett B
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Maps727728, VR Owner at A’Chroit (the Croft), responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2018

Thanks Brett. Don't know how I missed this great review. Many thanks again, and look forward to seeing you again. Kenny & Betty

Reviewed 11 September 2018

We had a wonderful week on Islay. It began with a warm welcome from our host to a cosy, comfortable holiday home. We visited every corner of the beautiful island and we will be sure to go back.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank sinclairmacleod
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Maps727728, VR Owner at A’Chroit (the Croft), responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your kind words, and glad to hear you had a wonderful time.

Reviewed 11 June 2018

What a lovely place. Right in the heart of Port Ellen, you are only a short walk from the harbour and a short drive from the distilleries on the southern coast. Betty gave us such a warm welcome and made sure we had everything we...More

Date of stay: June 2018
1  Thank deenmartind
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Management response:Responded 15 June 2018

Thanks folks - glad you found our wee gem of an island, and loved the house. Look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes and Happy memories.

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Ravenstone, United Kingdom
3227
Reviewed 21 May 2018

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Date of stay: May 2018
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Management response:Responded 10 June 2018

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Owner made us really welcome. Cottage is very comfortable and has everything you could need. Very near ferry terminal, lovely beaches and 3 distillerys. Would definately recommend

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank Heather E
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Management response:Responded 14 May 2018

Thank you Heather. Glad you had a great stay.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Microwave
Private Garden
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Cooker
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighbourhood
There are several places to eat out nearby, or local shops if you choose to eat in. Three distilleries nearby can all be walked to if you're reasonably fit - or take the car and you'll be there in 10 mins. Watch the boats coming and going from the local marina, or watch the sun going down on the beach. You may even see the friendly Sammy the seal.
Getting around
There is a Bus stop neat by, or bike and car hire is available. If you feel adventurous, you can take the Sea Safari or other boat trips from the pier.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about A’Chroit (the Croft)

A’Chroit (the Croft) is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

A’Chroit (the Croft) has one bathroom available. See all property details.

A’Chroit (the Croft) has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at A’Chroit (the Croft) must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.