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“Wonderful place to stay on Islay”

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Kilmeny Country House
Ranked #1 of 2 Port Askaig B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place to stay on Islay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed at the Kilmeny Country House last month and really enjoyed our time there. The accommodation was superb - luxurious, spotless and with outstanding home-cooking for breakfast - and Margaret and Blair are wonderful hosts, providing lots of information and helping to book distillery tours and such. The guest house is in an excellent location - very peaceful but also well-connected, just off the main road from Port Askaig. Overall the Kilmeny Country House is a fantastic place to stay, and an excellent base for exploring Islay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Thank you to Margaret and Blair for a truly restful stay on Islay. From the moment we arrived we knew we had been very lucky to end up choosing to stay at Kilmeny. Nothing was too much trouble, the room was incredibly comfortable, breakfast was a 5* affair, and Margaret was a font of knowledge about where to go on the island. We would not hesitate to recommend to others, or return ourselves to be pampered! The best b&b we have ever stayed in.

Room Tip: We were lucky enough to stay in the suite and it was luxurious. A separate entrance provides seclusi...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

My Wife and I were greeted on arrival by Margaret and made to feel very at home.
The room was very tastefully decorated with lots of nice touches. The complimentary Decanter of Whisky in the room was a fabulous addition as were the lovely locally produced toiletries.

A big thanks to Blair for clearing the driveway up to the house to ensure my car was not damaged, it was much appreciated. Breakfast was first class the Porridge was superb as was the choice of food. We are now looking forward to returning to Islay for longer this time and will ensure it is booked for our visit. Would have no hesitation in recommending Kilmeny Country House to anyone visiting Islay.

Room Tip: All rooms are immaculate and tastefully decorated and the view from the Apricot room is Beautiful.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stirling, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed with Margaret and Blair for 3 nights and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They are the perfect hosts. Our room was comfortable and cosy with every facility that we required. The breakfasts were something else. Margaret's home-cooking ranging from delightful fruit and yoghurt dishes to possibly the best toast we have ever tasted, made breakfast an experience not to be forgotten. The hot dishes were varied and beautifully prepared and nothing was too much trouble for them. It is certainly the best B & B accommodation we have found in Britain and beyond. Would return in a minute!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

This was our fourth visit to a great country house. We do hope to visit again to a place that I can only describe as a perfect retreat! You may think it is a bit more than you'd like to pay but be assured it is well worth it. In my opinion this accommodation is a Five Star+

Kenny and Valerie.

Room Tip: All rooms are good and spacious but if you would like a little more go for the suit.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hawick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

My wife and I are just finishing a 4 day break on Islay and have thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Kilmeny, along with Margaret and Blair have played a major part in our enjoyment. The kilmeny is a most wonderful house in a secluded yet easily accessible place. We stayed in the suite which is excellent, marrying traditional and modern with great skill and ease. The suite comprises a lovely wee lounge with views of the garden, the bedroom is spacious and the bed extremely comfortable and spacious, two steps down takes you to an uber modern very large bathroom which is fitted out to an extremely high standard. The suite has its own private entrance. The main house is wonderful with exquisite fixtures and fittings with a light and airy dining room where you can enjoy the breakfast of kings. This is by far the best place I have stayed on Islay and to be quite honest one of the best places I have stayed anywhere. Margaret is always more than happy to help with anything you may need, from the minute you arrive and are greeted with a happy smile and afternoon tea then escorted to your room and made very welcome. Islay is a lovely place and I feel we have found our accomodation of choice for any and all future visits. Thank you Margaret for a wonderful stay and allowing Sally and I to enjoy yours and Blairs home.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are excellent, however I would always choose ground floor.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

When I dream about the perfec scottish guest house, I would dream about Kilmeney. Situated half a mile away from the road in the hills (with a nice view), Kilmeney is an outstanding retreat. The rooms are excellent equipped and spacious. The breakfast offers a wide range of fruits, cereals, toasts and not to forget the cooked breakfast parts! Margaret and Blair look very much after you and are very helpful with recommendations of every kind (and do even the bookings for you!).

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kilmeny Country House

Property: Kilmeny Country House
Address: Port Askaig PA45 7QW, Scotland (Formerly Kilmeny Farmhouse)
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Askaig
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Port Askaig
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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Kilmeny Country House Port Askaig, Islay

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