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A’Chroit (the Croft)

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View to house, along Charlotte Street.
Spacious kitchen-diner.
Living room.

Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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, Laphraoig, Lagavuilin and Ardbeg distilleries (within WALKING distance), 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.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Kenneth L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2017
Interaction with guests
There is a Welcome Pack in the living room, with information on most of the sights and attractions. No work parties/trades. COVID ** Bed Linen IS NOT supplied, please bring your own sheets and pillow cases ** ** Towels are not supplied, please bring your own hand/bath/T-towels **
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Reviews (24)
OnAir685158
OnAir685158
1 contribution
Wir haben uns in A`Chroit sehr wohl gefühlt. Sauber, gemütlich eingerichtet, große Küche, kleiner Garten, was will man mehr! Restaurant, Pub und Einkaufsmöglichkleiten sind fußläufig zu erreichen. 1 Minute zum Hafen/Fähranleger
Visited May 2022
Written October 7, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Thank you for your kind review - glad you enjoyed your stay.
Written October 8, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer A
Jennifer A
2 contributions
We had a wonderful week staying in this well situated and spacious home. Somewhat basic but had everything we needed to cook in each night, with a comfy bed, good shower in a large bathroom and a cosy living room. Everywhere was brilliantly clean, and on street parking outside was easy and useful. We didn’t use the outside space but it was well kept and so spacious, would be fantastic for outdoor eating in sunny months. Would absolutely stay again!
Visited September 2022
Written October 2, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Thanks Jenni, your comments are much appreciated and helpful. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Very Best Regards, Kenny
Written October 4, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Vicki T
Vicki T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom1 contribution
This was our second time staying here and we will book again. Cottage is clean and decently appointed. Weather was brilliant during our visit so no chance to try out the new TV. Booking with Kenny was trouble free and simple and he is lovely to deal with.
Visited May 2022
Written June 19, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Thanks Vicki, you're feedback is really helpful and reassuring. Best Regards, Kenny
Written July 17, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

frank b
frank b
Glasgow, United Kingdom105 contributions
Just returned from a great wee break in Islay and could not have wished for better accommodation. In the heart of Port Ellen, two eating places very close by and not forgetting the local pub. The house is very clean (extremely important in these trying times) . Well equipped for all your self catering needs and has a nice cosy feel to it. I would not hesitate to come back to Islay and return to A'Chroit.
Visited August 2020
Written August 15, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Hi Frank, Sincere apologies - I've only just seen this, while preparing for (hopefully) a bit of a return to normal. Thanks so kindly for your comments, they are most welcome and reassuring. Hope you're both well, and look forward to seeing you back on Islay one day perhaps. Kenny
Written March 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

marstr1860
marstr1860
Glasgow, United Kingdom2 contributions
Lovely, cosy, spacious , clean and warm holiday home with great garden in Port Ellen, extremely close to amenities and town center, yet quiet, and very close to ferry terminal and with two beaches within stone throws. Me and my companions had a great time and look very much forward to come back!
Visited July 2020
Written August 4, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Hi M, Sincere apologies - I've only just seen this, while preparing for (hopefully) a bit of a return to normal. Thanks so kindly for your comments, they are most welcome and reassuring. Hope you're well, and look forward to seeing you back on Islay one day perhaps. Kenny
Written March 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mb B
Mb B
Almere, The Netherlands1 contribution
Een prima huis, centrale locatie. Stranden Port Ellen op loopafstand, winkeltjes nabij. Alles wat we nodig hadden was aanwezig in het huis. Eenvoudig en praktisch.
Visited April 2019
Written April 29, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Bedankt voor uw vriendelijke beoordeling. ;-)
Written January 28, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah P
Sarah P
Bristol, United Kingdom6 contributions
A cosy home with parking. We received a warm welcome from the owner and had a lovely time. The house was clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. There is a pub and a couple of shops nearby,
Visited March 2019
Written April 8, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Thank you for your kind review. Glad to be of service. Haste ye back 😉
Written April 21, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brett B
Brett B
Front Royal, VA62 contributions
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 the place beyond just distilleries. Islay is like a small town, and if you visit in the off season people will remember you. From the house itself there are two beaches nearby, The Spar with the village Deli is two doors down, The Islay hotel is at the corner and the Sea Salt is right around the corner. The Port Ellen Ferry port is the other way around the corner. Street parking is very easy at this location, and there is a bus stop right outside. This is our second trip back and we felt so welcome by everyone, we actually get homesick for the place. We will most definitely be back.
Visited September 2018
Written September 30, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Thanks Brett. Don't know how I missed this great review. Many thanks again, and look forward to seeing you again. Kenny & Betty
Written December 16, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sinclairmacleod
sinclairmacleod
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
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.
Visited September 2018
Written September 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Thank you for your kind words, and glad to hear you had a wonderful time.
Written September 11, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dagmarfierek
dagmarfierek
Bochum, Germany1 contribution
Die Ferienwohnung ist mit allem ausgestattet, was man benötigt, sie liegt sehr zentral in Port Ellen. Besonders praktisch ist die direkte Nähe zum Fähranleger, falls man die ganz frühe Fähre gebucht hat. Besonders nett ist der Empfang durch Betty, die für alle Fragen Ansprechpartnerin ist und direkt das Gefühl von "zu Hause" vermittelt. Sogar für einige Kleinigkeiten im Kühlschrank war bei unserer Ankunft gesorgt. Eine absolute Empfehlung!
Visited June 2018
Written July 8, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Maps727728
Maps727728
Many thanks for your kind review (thank goodness for Google Translation, 😉). Hope to see you again some day. Regards, Kenny
Written July 9, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
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Microwave
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Cooker
TV
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Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
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About the neighbourhood
There are several places to eat out nearby, or local shops if you choose to eat in. 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.
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount

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Frequently Asked Questions about A’Chroit (the Croft)

A’Chroit (the Croft) is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

A’Chroit (the Croft) has one bathroom available. See all property details.

A’Chroit (the Croft) has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at A’Chroit (the Croft) must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.