I am been terribly remiss in not writing this review earlier. There were 3 of us who stayed here last year on a gentlemen's whisky tasting trip. It was TRULY incredible. It is a family affair. Susan MIddleton the owner is the nicest human you have ever met. Too boot, her her "In Laws" are incredible as well. Ralph her father in Law swooned over us and took care of our every need including giving us his rain gear when we decided to play an impromptu round of golf. Susan and her mother in law and Ralph prepared the most lavish breakfast spread every day. We felt like KINGS.
The property is in an idyllic location overlooking the ocean in a wonderful spot just a few minutes drive from town.
The rooms are spacious and clean with nice bathrooms not to mention a wonderful guest lounging area with a television and comfortable seating.
Ralph shared with us his stash of a amazing 15 year old scotch and even gave us souvenir dram glasses to take with us.
Really, the place is like staying with family. It is a trip and experience we will NEVER forget.
Thank you Susan and Mr and Mrs Ralph.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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