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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Bruichladdich, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Sheila G
Scotland
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Lovely Place to Stay - many special feature”
Reviewed July 16, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Coullabus Beag has a beautiful, large, spacious and extremely comfortable lounge. On dull days it is amazingly bright as, apart from the windows and doors, shafts of daylight also come from above. The kitchen is equipped with good quality appliances and there is literally everything you could possibly want in it - and certainly much more in the cupboards and drawers than is usually found in self catering accommodation. Two lovely bathrooms are a bonus in a two bedroom house. The garden area is also lovely with decking looking onto an attractively laid out flower garden and moorland views straight ahead. Marley, our collie, thought it was great too and just loved his walks on the large beach just two miles away.

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Liked best: The design of the property. Fabulous. Lovely bed linen.
Liked least: Perhaps not being able manually to adjust the heating. We're personally used to a pretty cool bedroom and a very firm mattress.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Jul 17, 2016
Hello Sheila, ian and Marley too - it was great to have you with us for a stay this summer, although you missed our fantastic May weather.! Your connections to Islay will I am sure bring you back to us soon. Regards Janet & Andrew
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TheBlacks...
Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely spacious cottage in a great location and very dog friendly”
Reviewed July 5, 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Well equipped and spacious homely cottage. Great size for 3 large dogs. Only 5 minutes away from Bridgend which has a spar etc and a lovely hotel which allows dogs in to Katie's bar and serves delicious food with the isles real ale available. Cottage is in a great area with lovely views. Only a few minute drive either way and you can have long beach walks or woodland walks.

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Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Jul 6, 2016
Hello Pam & Andy - and gang - it was lovely to have you and the dogs with us - hope you will come back and enjoy some more beach and woodland walks. Thank you for leaving the cottage and garden so clean
Regards Janet
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Catriona...
Greenock, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A Special Place on a Special Island”
Reviewed June 29, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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We cannot fault Coullabus, they were faultless

Janet had everything organised, it was clean and well presented.

The house is beautiful and new inside, on a farm with its own bbq facilities...The beds were super comfy and the kitchen...well it deserves its very own review ;-)

We cannot think of anything negative to say at all, definitely worth a visit and we will definitely be back..

Catriona and Helmut

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 30, 2016
Hi Folks - it was so good to meet you and have you stay with us. Even if only a short time - look forward to welcoming you back. Next Feis maybe ? Travel safely round the world Regards Janet
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Frank L
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Living on a farm”
Reviewed May 10, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We were on a Whiskytour for five days and had a very good time. The House was perfect and we've got scottish full breakfast in the farmkitchen, inclusive of many informations around the area, people and Whisky.
We enjoyed our stay very much, thanks to Janet and Andrew. Hope to See you again.

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Liked best: Countryside with nice persons and their animals (dogs and cats)
Traveling group: Freunden
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Management Response
May 11, 2016
Thank you Frank for your kind words - be sure to bring Helga and her walking boots with you next time. Regards Janet & Andrew
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Jens Pete...
Westerronfeld, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Wonderful days in lovely landscape with great people”
Reviewed May 8, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

A wonderful week of vacation on the beautiful island of Islay is over. We have found fantastic landscapes and seashores, as well as a unique natural and wildlife.

But especially, we have enjoyed the accommodation with Janet and Andrew . Scottish hospitality, an excellent holiday home and the warm welcome by the owners let it be difficult to say goodbye .

The Scottish breakfast was unique and the good Scotch whiskey we will not forget .
Thank you for our time together .

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Management Response
May 10, 2016
Thank you Jens, Frank & Thorsten - it was a pleasure to have you with us and share the Islay life. Haste ye back Janet & Andrew
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537samant...
Ballygrant, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fabulous stay”
Reviewed February 27, 2016 for a stay in May 2015

My partner Gary and I stayed here for a couple of months when we moved to Islay and although we love our own home now, it was with great sadness that we left Coullabus.
The cottage is spacious, warm and fully, and I mean fully equipped, with great space and fantastic views of surrounding area including the RSPB Gruinart reserve.

Wildlife is around you at all times of the day and night. In the evening watch the resident barn owls and bats circumnavigate the cottage or sit on the terrace enjoying a botanist gin listening to Corncrake.
If you fancy a lazy day you can sit and enjoy the view in the pretty garden which Janet has developed with love.

Janet and Andrew are great hosts and if you don't fall in love with Dougal, their chocolate Labrador, then there's something wrong with you.

We can't recommend it highly enough, you'll never want to leave and certainly plan to return

Sam.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Feb 28, 2016
Many Thanks Sam -for our first review. We love sharing our home and the Gruinart life with any folks. Arrives as strangers but leave as friends.
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JÖRGEN M
1 review
Reviewed May 13, 2018 for a stay in May 2018
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Management Response
May 15, 2018
I now understand one word in Swedish = thank you Jorgen - perfekt !
So were my guests - it was a delight to have you with us and I hope you will come back to the wild and nature of Islay and see my owl ! Regards Janet & Andrew
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