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Islay65 Luxury Self Catering

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The cottage is straight ahead beside the post office and looks into the village green and the sea
The village green and beach, looking out from the double bedroom window
Islay oysters. The fish stall in the village sells fresh lobster, crab, oysters, scallops and fish
1 of 17The cottage is straight ahead beside the post office and looks into the village green and the sea
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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Please note that we have introduced strict COVID-19 cleaning & Disinfecting protocols in our cottage. These are described in our 'Terms & Conditions' and are there to protect you, our guest, and our staff from the virus. This traditional stone built terraced cottage dating from the early 1880's is situated on Loch Leodamais in the centre of Port Ellen village. It has been extended and sympathetically modernised to a high standard. The original open beams have been retained as have various other features. There is a fully equipped modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 double & 1 twin) sleeping up to six, a cot, a comfortable lounge area with log burning stove, a dining area with table seating for up to 6 and a high chair, FreeSat TV & digital entertainment systems, unlimited wifi and thermostat ...Please note that we have introduced strict COVID-19 cleaning & Disinfecting protocols in our cottage. These are described in our 'Terms & Conditions' and are there to protect you, our guest, and our staff from the virus. This traditional stone built terraced cottage dating from the early 1880's is situated on Loch Leodamais in the centre of Port Ellen village. It has been extended and sympathetically modernised to a high standard. The original open beams have been retained as have various other features. There is a fully equipped modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms (2 double & 1 twin) sleeping up to six, a cot, a comfortable lounge area with log burning stove, a dining area with table seating for up to 6 and a high chair, FreeSat TV & digital entertainment systems, unlimited wifi and thermostat controlled oil fired central heating throughout. The village hotels, pubs, restaurants, shops, the Post Office and the Calmac ferry terminal are all within 5 minutes walking distance of the cottage. The beach and village green are across the road.Laphroaig, Lagavullin and Ardbeg distilleries are all within easy walking distance of the front door. We offer flexible arrangements from 4 to 7 nights at all times of the week. Due to our operating a COVID-19 related 2 day closeout period before and after each booking, we can only accept 2 or 3 night bookings where they slot between existing bookings. For further information on our policy for 2 and 3 night stays, please enquire.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stag parties are not accepted. Guests should state the makeup (no of adult males/females and the age group) of their party, when booking. Guests staying for 3 or 2 nights who wish to use the laundry facilities will be charged £5.00/guest, paid in advance. Adult guests exceeding 5 in number are charged £60/night extra. The house facilities are for the use of paying guests only. Use by others is strictly not permitted. Non compliance with our house rules may result in immediate eviction.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
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About the Owner
John M
Languages spoken:English, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
Interaction with guests
We charge an extra £45/night where the number of adult guests exceeds 5. We charge an extra £5/guest for the use of our laundry facilities where the number of nights stayed is less than 4. In line with our COVID-19 protocols, we operate a Key-Safe system. The Key-Safe is located at the front door entry to the cottage. Guests are given the Key-Safe pin code before arrival. We also ask guests to strip the beds they have used and to put the bedclothes together with all towels (bath, hand, kitchen and bathroom) and bathmats into the zipped plastic bags provided by us. Please be reassured that our cottage is COVID-19 protected. We try to ensure the safety of our guests and our staff at all times.
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Reviewed 31 July 2022

My suspicions were first aroused on the ferry to Islay when the owner contacted me by text to tell me that there was a storm coming and tried to offer me extra nights by cutting out AirBnB from the deal (SMS thread kept and provided...More

Date of stay: February 2022
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Reviewed 16 September 2021

Myself and 4 others have just recently visited Islay for a friends wedding. The island is beautiful, the wedding was perfect and there is so much more on the island beyond sipping delicious whisky. We stayed at Islay65, and although a lovely and faultless house...More

Date of stay: September 2021
4  Thank mholwill1
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Reviewed 6 October 2020

A great location and the house , especially the kitchen is incredibly well equipped. The house is very spacious for a family of four, with two energetic toddlers and we were sad to leave. Great communication from the owner and we would go back in...More

Date of stay: September 2020
Thank Raybye
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

Loved the cottage and couldnt have chosen a better location with two good places to eat with an additional two pubs. Lots of days didnt use the car as you can walk to so many things. Would have given a 5 star rating but I...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Alison H
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Reviewed 25 May 2019

Everything you could imagine in the kitchen and with a supply ot tea, sugar, coffee and milk there on arrival. Nice walks to three distilleries and the local beaches. Islay sea adventure wildlife tour is a good trip with chatty friendly staff. Our best trip...More

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank Alex S
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Reviewed 29 April 2019

We had an amazing holiday on Islay and the house was a perfect base in a great location. Everything we needed and more.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank CliffMann
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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We had a great stay in this property on Islay. It is plenty big enough for 6 adults, with 2 double rooms upstairs and a room with 2 bunk beds downstairs. Easy to walk to Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin, and to get taxis to other...More

Date of stay: September 2018
1  Thank amandap0tter
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Had a fantastic stay in Islay. This place is perfect. Right off the Port Ellen ferry terminal. Had everything we needed. It was just for 2 of us but had beds for 6. One bathroom upstairs and one downstairs. The kitchen is very well equipped....More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank darwindan
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

From the moment we where shown our accommodation by Susan, our holiday started.Breakfast after a night in the lovely beds out in the back garden in the sun, a walk down the shore, a stroll to the shop and the list goes on and on.This...More

Date of stay: March 2018
1  Thank BodoBertinClaussen
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Ocean Views
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Tennis Court
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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How to get there
The cottage is located in the centre of Port Ellen village on the Island of Islay. The island can be reached by car ferry from Kennacraig on the Kintyre peninsula and by air via direct flights from Glasgow International Airport. The island has various taxi services, two car hire companies, a public bus transport system. Bicycles can also be rented. For more information please enquire.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
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 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 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 Islay65 Luxury Self Catering

Islay65 Luxury Self Catering is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Islay65 Luxury Self Catering has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Islay65 Luxury Self Catering has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Islay65 Luxury Self Catering must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.