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A’Chroit (the Croft)

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View to house, along Charlotte Street. Hotel and shop almost next door.
Out buildings for bikes, etc.
New garden furniture -Chairs/Table/Parasol (not shown).
Safe, secluded garden at rear.

Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
7 nights minimum 
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 (27)
blackhead42
blackhead42
Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds, France13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful place to spend holidays
A great location for this house near the harbour, and so it's easy to take the ferry. The house is very comfy, and it's the ideal place to visit the island with a lot of wild life, and wonderful landscapes. Betty is very nice, friendly and very helpful, and I recommend anyone to rent that house..We go there each time we can ...
Visited June 2017
Written 8 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Awe, thanks so much for that Germain. Hope there will be spaces left for you in the future! All the Best, Kenny
Written 8 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Graham H
Graham H
Pitstone, United Kingdom1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Convenient and comfortable
If you are looking for well located and comfortable accommodation on a budget this place is great. Everything we needed.
Visited May 2017
Written 7 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Awe, thanks so much for that Graham. Hope there will be spaces left for you in the future! All the Best, Kenny
Written 8 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jacky C
Jacky C
Huddersfield, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Home from home in a great location.
In the centre of Port Ellen. Close to everything the town has to offer - beach, port, shops, public transport, marina, wildlife trips. Distilleries a short drive or walk away. The house was thoughtfully equipped and comfortable and we got a great welcome. I was sorry to leave when it was time to go. Should I ever return to Islay, I would return here if at all possible and would commend it to anyone seeking a self catering holiday, offering excellent value for money on Islay in an instant.
Visited July 2016
Written 7 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Awe, thanks so much for that Jacky. Hope there will be spaces left for you in the future! All the Best, Kenny
Written 8 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

peterpeterg
peterpeterg
Vienna, Austria1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect home on Islay
This is the perfect house for a self-catered week on Islay. We've stayed here for one week in June for several years now, and hope to come back soon. The owners are very friendly. Next door is a little shop for groceries for breakfast, and the bus stop is right in front of the door. Three distilleries are in walking distance. Fully equipped kitchen and living room, and three bedrooms for 5 guests in total. Very nice here!
Visited June 2017
Written 7 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Awe, thanks so much for that Peter. Hope there will be spaces left for you in the future! All the Best, Kenny
Written 8 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fredrik W
Fredrik W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great
Perfekt location, close too The busstop, destilleras and restaurants. Big kitchen and bathroom. Perfect for whisky entusiasts
Visited September 2017
Written 2 September 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Thanks Fredrik. Much appreciated, and great to have had you stay with us several times. Slanthe :-)
Written 3 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

allansoutter37
allansoutter37
Hamilton, United Kingdom1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Islay stay
House had everything we needed for our stay. Quiet back garden for chilling out. Centrally located in Port Ellen so everything was within easy walking distance.
Visited August 2017
Written 31 August 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Thanks Allan. Much appreciated, and great to have had you stay. Slanthe :-)
Written 3 September 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karyn W
Karyn W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful host and perfectly placed house.
Betty was wonderful. A full Islay welcome including a wee gift bag of milk, bread, tea and biscuits. Everything required in house and lovely wee back garden to sit out in if desired. Perfectly placed for the shops and bars and not a minute from the ferry. Betty checked in regularly and I enjoyed our chats. Great, relaxing break.
Visited August 2017
Written 21 August 2017. 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
Thank so for the great review. Glad you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again. Best Wishes, Kenny and Betty
Written 22 August 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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

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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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