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A’Chroit (the Croft)

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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.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double3 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Kenneth L
Hosting since July 2017
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThere is a Welcome Pack in the living room, with information on most of the sights and attractions. No work parties/trades. ** Towels are not supplied, please bring your own hand/bath/T-towels **

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Reviews (24)
blackhead42
blackhead42
Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds, France13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very nice rental house
A wonderful place to explore the island, the house is very comfy, and there is everything you need inside. Kenny is very responsive, and has done a lot of work to renovate the house. I do recommend this rental house, I come back every year. Germain.
Visited May 2023
Written 16 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

taylorg3726
taylorg3726
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfullfilled Visit
We thought the house was excellent and we liked Port Ellen. We visited towards the end of Covid Lockdown and we were unable to have full visits to any of the distillerys. So a return is a must, to The Croft at Port Ellen ofcourse.
Visited December 2022
Written 15 November 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bonnerosti
Bonnerosti
Bonn, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Large centrally located house in Port Ellen
The house has more than enough space, is very well equipped and is very centrally located. The house also has a small beautiful garden. It is located in the center of Port Ellen, the bus stop, the beach, supermarkets and pubs/restaurants are within walking distance.
Visited May 2023
Written 30 May 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Thank you kindly for your review, and we are glad that you had a great stay. Kenny
Written 12 July 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

OnAir685158
OnAir685158
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
idealer Ausgangspunkt um Islay zu entdecken
Wir haben uns in A`Chroit sehr wohl gefühlt. Sauber, gemütlich eingerichtet, große Küche, kleiner Garten, was will man mehr! Restaurant, Pub und Einkaufsmöglichkleiten sind fußläufig zu erreichen. 1 Minute zum Hafen/Fähranleger
Visited May 2022
Written 7 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Thank you for your kind review - glad you enjoyed your stay.
Written 8 October 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer A
Jennifer A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful stay in Port Ellen
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 on street parking outside was easy and useful. We didn’t use the outside space but it was well kept and so spacious, would be fantastic for outdoor eating in sunny months. Would absolutely stay again!
Visited September 2022
Written 2 October 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Thanks Jenni, your comments are much appreciated and helpful. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Very Best Regards, Kenny
Written 4 October 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vicki T
Vicki T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great wee cottage in Port Ellen
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 to deal with.
Visited May 2022
Written 19 June 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Thanks Vicki, you're feedback is really helpful and reassuring. Best Regards, Kenny
Written 17 July 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

frank b
frank b
Glasgow, United Kingdom101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Just Book It
Just returned from a great wee break in Islay and could not have wished for better accommodation. In the heart of Port Ellen, two eating places very close by and not forgetting the local pub. The house is very clean (extremely important in these trying times) . Well equipped for all your self catering needs and has a nice cosy feel to it. I would not hesitate to come back to Islay and return to A'Chroit.
Visited August 2020
Written 15 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Hi Frank, 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 both well, and look forward to seeing you back on Islay one day perhaps. Kenny
Written 28 March 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

marstr1860
marstr1860
Glasgow, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great holiday home in beautiful Port Ellen
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 and look very much forward to come back!
Visited July 2020
Written 4 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
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 one day perhaps. Kenny
Written 28 March 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mb B
Mb B
Almere, The Netherlands1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sunny Port Ellen
Een prima huis, centrale locatie. Stranden Port Ellen op loopafstand, winkeltjes nabij. Alles wat we nodig hadden was aanwezig in het huis. Eenvoudig en praktisch.
Visited April 2019
Written 29 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Bedankt voor uw vriendelijke beoordeling. ;-)
Written 28 January 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah P
Sarah P
Bristol, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable, warm and central.
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,
Visited March 2019
Written 8 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Thank you for your kind review. Glad to be of service. Haste ye back 😉
Written 21 April 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
Services
  • Housekeeping included
Location info
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Washer
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker

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Map
Getting there
Glenegedale Airport
7.1 km

Machrihanish Airport
38.2 km
Restaurants
The Old Kiln Cafe
5.2 km

Sea Salt Bistro &Take Away
1 min

The Islay Hotel
1 min

The balaclava byre
17 min
Attractions
Three Distilleries Pathway
6 minBiking Trails

The Ardview Inn
2 minBars & Clubs

The Blue Letterbox (Port Ellen)
2 minSpeciality & Gift Shops

Dunyvaig Castle
4.1 kmCastles
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.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
If you're walking off the Ferry at Port Ellen (nearest terminal), it's just up the the main road and bear left passed the Islay Hotel and Spar, then two doors up. If you're coming off with a car, you can park across from the house, and ask for the private off-road parking if desired. If you're coming off the Plane, we can arrange a Taxi to the house. And if you're arriving or departing from Port Askaig (furthest terminal), you'll have a 35 minute drive.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
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 once booking is confirmed

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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.

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