We really enjoyed our stay in Lagavulin Hall.
The beds are great and comfortable. The feel of the house is warm and cosy. It is unique but special. Some of the views are great. Would love to come back.
Really enjoyed every moment of our stay.
Lagavulin hall was wonderful! All the comforts of home. Comfortable beds, warm blankets, plenty of hot water... close to town and the distillery’s. The house is gorgeous and comfortable especially with the fire at night. Beautiful scenery... can’t say enough good things about this place!
If you want a unique and comfortable place located in a very quiet and scenic area, this is it! The accommodation has an archaic and roomy feel, but is suitably modern with everything you need. Hated to leave. I hope to return.
One thing to note is there is a paved walkway/bicycle path, parallel to the road, that connects you to the edge of Port Ellen (2 mikes away) and also connects to the Island's lower three distilleries.
What an amazing atypical place to stay on this beautiful island of Islay. The house/chapel breathes character and history, fits perfectly in the rough and wild surroundings.
Inside, everything is at hand, even a big freezer and dish washer, and the interior (furniture, bathroom, bedrooms..) is a reflection of the exterior, very classy.
Communication with the proprietor is perfect.
Lovely quirky accommodation, the owner David is great with up front communication before arrival and there is a Housekeeper on the island for any immediate problems. The hall is gorgeously stunning being an old church, with beautiful large windows. There are three bedrooms, two double and one twin, with an extra sofa bed in the lower lounge. There are two lounges, one on the ground floor and one on the mezzanine level. The kitchen is well stocked with a large fridge freezer, a small fridge with ice box, dishwasher, cooker and a large selection of cooking implements.
Some of the rooms could do with a top to tail clean (cobwebs, dead flies in light fittings) and there are a few small diy jobs that could do with being fixed.
The washing machine was not working on arrival, which with a 6 month old baby is imperative to have working but Neil the Housekeeper is arranging a repair and we are being reimbursed for using the laundry facilities in Bowmore. (I will provide an update on this at the end of our holiday).
The facilities are not disabled friendly due to the age of the building and large stone steps, tiered seating areas.
The driveway does lead out onto the main road, but this is clear before booking, and during our time we did not pull out to any oncoming cars, so this was not an issue.
Update: sadly parts to fix the washing machine were not available in time to fix it during our holiday, but the owner and the Housekeeper were both great with communication, refunded a wash I had to do at a laundry service in Bowmore and took a further wash from me one evening and returned it washed/dried to next morning before 8am.
Very poor first impression-met by jar filled with spent cigarette doubts on doorstep
Mound on tiles in shower room / extractor fan not working / mould and cobwebs on wall
Huge cobwebs on inside of velux windows that obviously been there for months - pointed this out to property manager but no action to even remove them
TV not working - no signal plus DVD had no hdmi cable attached to TV - both property manager and owner promised to have it fixed but nothing happened during the course of our stay
Washing machine door jammed - later released and previous washing removed but property manager advised not to use it in case door jammed again - laundry "room" a joke and needs serious upgrade
Filthy drawer liners in upstairs bedroom
Only half of the toaster worked
Inadequate storage for ambient foodstuffs in Kitchen area
Wardrobe in twin room locked and couldn't be used
Property not really suitable for young children - open drive onto main road
Reading through visitors book revealed that most of these issued have been around since 2013 so owner has completed disregard of customer feedback and property not maintained to an acceptable standard