Susan made us very welcome from the moment we arrived. Swallow's Roost is situated high up, overlooking Port Ellen - a stunning view on a clear day. The house is new and is finished to a high standard. Our large bedroom had the same stunning view and the bed was very comfortable. We also had the use of a large, comfortable sitting room with widescreen television. The continental breakfast was excellent and made a nice change from the usual cooked breakfast.
We were on Islay for three days and it pretty much rained the whole time. However with plenty of Whisky distilleries to visit (we got to six out of the eight) we were never bored. There aren't many good eating places in Port Ellen so I would recommend taking lunch at the Ardbeg and Bowmore distilleries - excellent.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less