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The Old Excise House

Bed and Breakfast in former Excise Officers house for Laphroaig Distillery, near Port Ellen, Isle of Islay.

There are 2 luxury ensuite rooms, one king size with ensuite shower room and one twin or super king with large ensuite traditional bathroom, featuring a roll top bath. The rooms are furnished and equipped to a high standard with television, tea and coffee making facilities, internet connection and radio alarm. Natural toiletries are made by a local company and biscuits are homemade.

Rooms are situated on the first floor of the house together with a guests sitting/breakfast room. This room has a wood burning stove, comfortable chairs and sofas and plenty of books/puzzles and games.

Special diets catered for on request, please discuss dietary requirements at time of booking.

Unfortunately we cannot accept pets.

The house has plenty of history and character. It was built in 1906 by Laphroaig distillery to house their excise officer. Situated only a mile from Port Ellen, the second largest village and one of the islands ferry terminals. The house is on the road from Port Ellen to Kildalton and walking distance from the world famous whisky distilleries of Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg. Positioned on the coast there are spectacular views out to sea, Port Ellen and Laphroaig.

The Isle of Islay has much to offer as a holiday destination for the whole family. In addition to spectacular scenery, beaches and wildlife there are plenty of activities. Cycling, walking, golf, shooting, horse riding and bird watching to name a few. The pace of life is very relaxed and perfect for taking time-out to recharge and de-stress.

One of the hosts is a PGA golf Professional who teaches at the Championship Machrie golf course a few miles away, near Islay airport. Speciality golf breaks or activity holidays can be arranged, just ask for details.

Although an island, Islay is very accessible. There are two ferry ports on Islay connecting with Kennacraig, near Tarbet on the Kintyre peninsula. In the summer it is possible to visit the Island of Colonsay on a Wednesday for a day trip. All year round you can hop over to the island of Jura, just a five minute crossing over the sound of Jura.
The flights from Islay airport to Glasgow are operated by Flybe.

There is never enough time to take in everything the island has to offer and visitors return year after year. Islay casts its spell over many and some do not leave!

Prebooking of travel and accommodation is very important during busy times, the island can sometimes be full.

The rate for 2012 for each room is 120 per room, per night, bed and breakfast based on double occupancy. For single occupancy or special offers out of season please ask for details. Winter rates and special breaks available.

To book your island break call Emma or Ron Goudie on 01496 302567.

Contact Details

Address: The Old Excise House,
Port Ellen
Isle of Islay
PA42 7DS
Telephone 01496 302567

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This page was last updated: 07 November 2011

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