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A’Chroit (the Croft)

Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 5
Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland
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, 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.

Owner lives next door, and will give a personal touch to greeting and any assistance.
Listing #HL8969468
About the Owner
Kenneth L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2017
Interaction with guests
The owner, Betty, will greet you at the house, or at her own home next door if she's not there. Anything you need to know about the local area, people, history - just ask. There is a Welcome Pack in the living room, with information on most of the sights and attractions. No work parties/trades.
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

Islay is a very unique place in the world, Its at a crossroads of both history, and industry. We love staying with Betty in Port Ellen. Everyone is so welcoming once they know you are out for the week and want to get to know...More

Thank Brett B
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We had a wonderful week on Islay. It began with a warm welcome from our host to a cosy, comfortable holiday home. We visited every corner of the beautiful island and we will be sure to go back.

Thank sinclairmacleod
Maps727728, VR Owner at A’Chroit (the Croft), responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your kind words, and glad to hear you had a wonderful time.

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

What a lovely place. Right in the heart of Port Ellen, you are only a short walk from the harbour and a short drive from the distilleries on the southern coast. Betty gave us such a warm welcome and made sure we had everything we...More

Thank deenmartind
Management response:Responded 15 June 2018

Thanks folks - glad you found our wee gem of an island, and loved the house. Look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes and Happy memories.

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    3 Twins
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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25 May 2019 -
31 May 2019
Feis IIle
7 nights --
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to British Pounds and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
There are several places to eat out nearby, or local shops if you choose to eat in.

The Cyber Cafe is great for kids on a rainy day, or just rap up and get out and enjoy the Scottish weather.

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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Islay Airport: 8.0 km
Ferry: Port Ellen: 0.2 km
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 door 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
Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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