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Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast

Isla Bank House Seafield Avenue, Keith AB55 5BS Scotland
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#1 of 4 B&Bs in Keith
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Isla Bank House is a family-run B&B in the heart of the Scottish Highlands only a stone’s throw away from some of the world’s oldest and most revered whisky distilleries. Built in the late 1880’s its rooms are spacious and bright offering guests comfortable and elegant accommodation. 3 of our rooms are Kingsize Suites with Private Bathrooms and Garden Views, and one is a queen twin with private bathroom. We are adult only. We do not cater for under 18s. All our prices include breakfast. We have a range of impressive reception spaces which can be configured on request for small corporate events, parties or private dining. Keith and the villages in the Moray region are friendly and active places year round with events and attractions that draw visitors from across the globe. If you are interested in booking one of our reception spaces for Private Dining or another event then please contact us to discuss.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Eric O wrote a review Sept 2023
Kokomo, Indiana17 contributions5 helpful votes
This was our last stop in Scotland. While there was a snafu with our booking between the agent and the B&B, they rolled with the punches and because they had space they accommodated us. The rooms were beautifully restored and cozy. Breakfast ordering was a unique process and the food delightful. Don’t miss out on the B&B and their beautiful grounds.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vena Raffle, Owner at Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 6 Sept 2023
It was fate! We were so pleased we were able to step in and accommodate your group. You were only here for a short time, we hope that if/ when you return you can stay longer. Thank you for your review and for keeping in touch.
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James B wrote a review Aug 2023
Baton Rouge, Louisiana160 contributions63 helpful votes
We were touring Scotland by train and wanted to visit a distillery. Rather than taking a group tour from a larger city, we decided to stop in Keith. We found that both the Strathisla Distillery and the Isla Bank House were a short walk from the train station and we wouldn't need to hassle with transportation. We loved the Isla Bank House - the room was comfortable with a weloming dram of whisky. We had a nice dinner at there - the chicken curry was excellent but the rubarb crumble was one of the best desserts we have ever had. Breakfast was first rate. In addition to the excellent distillery tour and tasting we also had a nice walk around Keith. This short stop turned out to be one of the highlings of our Scotland visit. Next time we may try to use it as a base to see other sites in the area
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Response from Vena Raffle, Owner at Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 20 Aug 2023
Such a pleasure to have you both here, Jim. There's so much to see when you take a walk around Keith it's well worth it. It's a historic town, The First Scots Toun. The first scots toun is a Scottish Government accolade awarded to communities who celebrate and promote their linguistic culture. Isla Bank House is also one of the most historic houses in the town having been built be the Mill owner Colonel George Kynoch back in the mid to late 1800s. Thank you for appreciating what we do to give guests the opportunity to enjoy their time with us.
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PeripateticPoleaxe wrote a review Jul 2023
UK153 contributions104 helpful votes
Keith is a quiet town and this is a peaceful spot for a night's sleep, with the added experience of staying in a fine Victorian mansion with lots of nice touches. The décor is carefully chosen, and better still there's no intrusive television to ruin the peace. There's no shower either, but that's OK if you're not in a hurry. Breakfast is spot-on and the owners (including a welcoming cat) are a mine of information about the area too.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: A tour of Strathisla distillery is easy to arrange, and you won't need a car to get there; it's...
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Response from Vena Raffle, Owner at Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 7 Aug 2023
Great review. Thank you for picking out the absence of TVs in our suites. We have found that most guests appreciate the peace and quiet and the opportunity to connect with who they are with without that distraction. Our baths are always a big hit too. It's all about relaxing, unwinding and looking after yourself with wonderful comfy beds, gorgeous food and great hosts 😄 Take care and thanks again.
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Explorer30465492838 wrote a review Jul 2023
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Comfiest bed of my life and the hosts were absolutely lovely. They’ve clearly put a ton of thought and care into everything from the decor to the glassware and food choices and it shows. Could not recommend enough!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Response from Vena Raffle, Owner at Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 17 Jul 2023
This is so lovely to read. Thanks so much. There's nothing more rewarding than being appreciated. The beds at Isla Bank House B&B always score highly because we put a lot of effort in to making them super comfy. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes
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Nicola H wrote a review Jun 2023
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Nick and Vena have the most beautiful Guest House. A very warm welcome awaits you, where nothing is a problem. A fabulous place to stay. A delightful setting, that delivers on comfort and peaceful restfulness. Certainly the very best Guest House experience I have ever had. Nick and Vena are more than happy to share their knowledge of the surrounding area. A must stay if you are ever near Keith.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Response from Vena Raffle, Owner at Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 18 Jul 2023
Thank you so much for being a returning guest. There's no bigger compliment. We try hard to make our guest's experience the experience we would like to have when we go away and we're delighted that you again enjoyed staying with us.
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Les080253 wrote a review Jun 2023
Panay Island, Philippines225 contributions101 helpful votes
A truly fabulous experience, the location, the rooms, the design, the breakfasts, I can honestly say this is one of the best if not the best bed & breakfast houses we have ever stayed in.Set in a quiet secluded part of Keith close to 2 distilleries and easily accesible
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: Tower Suite is magical
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Response from Vena Raffle, Owner at Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 19 Jun 2023
This is such a wonderful review. Thank you. We work hard to create a beautiful, relaxing space for guests to enjoy. Wecarenso pleased that you loved it. Outside, we maintain 2.5 acres of lawns, beds, woods and a Walled Garden in which we grow our own fruits and vegetables. We use the produce in our meals which we cook ourselves. It's a busy old life but very worth it with feedback like this. Thank you again.
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TZ21 wrote a review Jul 2022
San Antonio, Texas1 contribution
Gorgeous BnB located next to Strathisla Distillery. Nick and Vena are thoughtful hosts who see to your needs before you realize you have any. The meals were delicious-try the curry, yum! If Isla Bank House l is available, book it. Don't miss out on staying here!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vena Raffle, Owner at Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 26 Jul 2022
Thank you so much!
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Autumn O wrote a review May 2022
Aberdeen, United Kingdom4 contributions
A lovely experience all around. Stayed a couple of nights for our anniversary and will definitely plan a trip back. Pretty grounds, beautiful and comfortable room and the hosts were fantastic! Delicious home-cooked dinner from their garden pair with great wine.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Vena Raffle, Owner at Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 26 Jul 2022
We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. We both love cooking so it's a real treat for us to cook for our guests and receive great feedback. Thank you 😊
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Nanette N wrote a review May 2022
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We had a delightful few days staying at Isla Bank House where we were made very welcome. The whole house is impressive and our room was particularly comfortable with its lovely views and a sense that we had our own wing of the house! We attended a wedding during our stay but a late return to the B&B was not a problem. We also enjoyed a lovely evening meal there one evening - a bonus option when staying in a B&B.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Vena Raffle, Owner at Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 26 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are always happy to do whatever we can for guests attending weddings or other gatherings where bags need to be dropped off early.
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Claire S wrote a review Oct 2021
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My husband to be spent the night before our wedding here and also him and his best men got ready here. We then spent the night of the wedding here. Vena and nick were marvellous hosts and made us feel so welcome. The added bonus was having our photos taken here. We 100% recommend to anyone and will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Vena Raffle, Owner at Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast
Responded 16 Oct 2021
It was a pleasure to have you both here and an honour to be part of your wedding celebrations. We wish you lots of love and best wishes for your future together ❤
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£184 - £193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomScotlandMorayKeith
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Mither Tongue (0.4 miles), Keith Auld Brig (0.3 miles), and The Ploo (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Boogie Woogie, Bengal spice, and The Deli Shop.
Is Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Keith.
Are there any historical sites close to Isla Bank House Bed & Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Weeping Willow Tree (8.7 miles), Dufftown Clock Tower (9.6 miles), and Dufftown &Mortlach Heritage Trail (9.6 miles).