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Swallow's Roost

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Swallow’s Roost Bed & Breakfast is a modern, comfortable family home situated in a peaceful hilltop location overlooking Carraig Fhada Ligthouse and Kilnaughton bay and is only approximately 4km/2.5 miles from the picturesque village of Port Ellen. Our friendly B&B is the perfect relaxing retreat for your stay in Islay. The island is bursting with distilleries, beaches, wildlife and stunning scenery, all waiting to be explored.
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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I visited Swallow's Roost at the beginning of May. The house is located at a marvellous spot on top of a small hill, from where you can view the Port Ellen's harbour and the ferry that every day arrives and departs, but also a beatiful lighthouse in the shore. The host is a
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The pod was perfect for traveling with family, with two bedrooms and two baths (one ensuite, one not). Susan was kind enough to stock the pod with breakfast things (tea, coffee, croissants, homemade jam, butter, milk, orange juice, yogurt) which was lovely as we arrived in the
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Stayed at the self catering POD for two nights. Susan was a great host even though self catering, the POD was well stocked with all the essentials including home made cake which was yummy. A dram of Whisky was also waiting for us which was lovely. It sits over the beautiful
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Swallows Roost would have to be the best B&B I have stayed in, in one of the best destinations I have been in. Susan, and her offsiders, Ralph and Mary, are great people willing to help us at every turn. They gave us some great tips and ideas. Susan's breakfasts with Ralph's
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I'm glad I picked Swallows Roost during my stay on Islay. Beautiful view overlooking Port Ellen and nice house. The host Susan, is very caring and was nice enough to pick me up in Port Ellen since I didn't have a car. I stayed here for 2 days as I visited Ardbeg, Lagavulin and
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"The self-catering pod is perfect for families"
"The view from the room overlooking the harbor is amazing"
"Kingsize bedroom has a wonderful view, but is a bit too expensive"
"If you are a family try the self catering "Pod" the family have just built with 2 bedrooms"
"The Kingsize room has a stunning view!"
United KingdomScotlandThe HebridesIslayThe Oa
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