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Kilnaughton, The Oa PA42 7AX, Scotland
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Swallow's Roost
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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scotland
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights in king size room. The room is very spacious with a fantastic view of the sea and Port Ellen. The guests lounge also has great views over the sea. The continental breakfasts were very substantial with plenty of choice. Susan the host was very welcoming and helpful. There is lots to see and do in the... More

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Leusden, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This B&B has stunning see views, very cosy and comfortable rooms and a lounge for the guests to use. Owner Susan is very welcoming and friendly and even made us tea with biscuits and chocolate upon arrival and a wee dram at the second night. Really recommendable and we would love to come again one day.

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stayed at Swallows Roost for three nights in June. What a treat. Welcoming hosts, large, clean room with use of a massive guest's lounge. All situated high above the sea with spectacular views. A extensive continental breakfast was served in guest's dining room. A special visit.

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New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We stayed on Islay for 4 nights in early June. Swallows Roost was by far the best place we stayed in during 5 weeks of travel in Ireland and the UK. The location certainly contributed to this, with the wonderful views. The bedroom was large and clean, the bed was very comfortable and the ensuite was spotless (and serviced daily).... More

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Wilts
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13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I travelled to Islay with my mum and stayed at Swallow's Roost for two nights. The drive up the hill is well worth it. The position overlooking Port Ellen and the water is stunning. The accommodation is first rate - lovely rooms, ensuites and a generous visitors' lounge with a view - but the real gem of this B&B is... More

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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Rarely write reviews but had to after our stay here in late May. View from B & B was spectacular, as was the service and breakfast. Susan was very accommodating and Ralph had been generous enough to give us a lift when we were stuck. Overall, I would consider this one of the best experiences at a B & B... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Susan made us very welcome from the moment we arrived. Swallow's Roost is situated high up, overlooking Port Ellen - a stunning view on a clear day. The house is new and is finished to a high standard. Our large bedroom had the same stunning view and the bed was very comfortable. We also had the use of a large,... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stayed here during the heat wave in 2013, and had a fantastic time, made to feel more like we were visiting friends than staying at a BnB. Could not recommend it enough, we will be coming back on our next visit to Islay. As Whisky drinkers swallows roast is in a great location as we walked from here to... More

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Ithaca, NY
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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We stayed at Susan's two nights in September, and we loved it! It's a beautiful new home with an incredible view of Carraigh Fhada farm/lighthouse and Port Ellen. Susan is an accomplished home baker, and she's incredibly generous, so "continental breakfast" doesn't do justice to the lavish spread she offers each day. She also makes sure there are ample treats... More

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Vienna, Austria
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

my husband and i went to Islay for 3 days in September. And what can I say the Swallow's roost is a perfect place to stay at! Clean, nice beds and rooms. And the breakfast was great! Lots of leaflets to look through. A very nice sitting room to relax and chat with other guests. Nice walking distance to Port... More

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Address: Kilnaughton, The Oa PA42 7AX, Scotland
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Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > The Oa
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Swallow’s Roost Bed & Breakfast is a modern, comfortable family home situated in a peaceful hilltop location overlooking Carraig Fhada Ligthouse and Kilnaughton bay and is only approximately 4km/2.5 miles from the picturesque village of Port Ellen. Our friendly B&B is the perfect relaxing retreat for your stay in Islay. The island is bursting with distilleries, beaches, wildlife and stunning scenery, all waiting to be explored. ... more   less 
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