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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, 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.

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 September 30, 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

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Brett B
Maps727728, VR Owner at A’Chroit (the Croft), responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks Brett. Don't know how I missed this great review. Many thanks again, and look forward to seeing you again. Kenny & Betty

Reviewed September 11, 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.

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

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

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Reviewed June 11, 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

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank deenmartind
Management response:Responded June 15, 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.

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • 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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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.
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 doors 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
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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