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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland

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erodden20...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed May 1, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Lovely cottage in a great location. Ideal for couples or families, spacious and warm and well equipped, couldn't ask for more. Three distilleries nearby and plenty to see and do on the island. There are 2 restaurants within walking distance, would definately recommend eating at The Islay Hotel, food lovely. A great place to stay.

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Management Response
May 7, 2017
Thank you for your review Evelyn. Really glad you enjoyed your stay in Livislay and enjoyed your time on Islay
Regards,
Liz.
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Ruth M
1 review
“Mrs”
Reviewed April 15, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

We really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage is extremely well appointed and comfortable and very warm - which was great given the slightly inclement weather! It's a great base to explore the island and a very short walk into town for messages etc. I would definitely recommend this cottage - we received a lovely welcome and the children were kept happy with the wifi! Although with the fabulous scenery and beaches on the doorstep we didn't spend too much time indoors.

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Management Response
Apr 16, 2017
Thank you Ruth. Delighted to have you stay. Happy you and your family were able to explore some of our beautiful island, even though the weather was not to great.Regards, Liz
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Hal N
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great wee cottage and location.”
Reviewed April 5, 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Just back from a lovely break in Livislay with friends. It was spacious inside with all you need for self catering (except your groceries). Enjoyed watching the sun set from the hill just behind and the garden seating. Minutes walk from Port Ellen with local shops and restaurants if you want to eat out. There's fairly regular buses but we took on the walk to several distilleries as the weather was perfect. Plenty room to park a couple of cars. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Management Response
Apr 8, 2017
Hi Hal,
Delighted you were comfortable in Livislay and enjoyed your time on Islay with your friends.We would be happy to have you and your friends back anytime.The sunset is beautiful and pleased you got the weather to enjoy it and also your walk to the local distilleries.
Regards,
Liz
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trevor666...
St. John's, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“ideal location for island tour”
Reviewed October 2, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Ideal location for exploring the island and for a whiskey tour. House was clean and exactly as described. Would likely recommend to others

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Liked best: location
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Oct 6, 2016
Thank You.
Pleased that you would recommend livislay to others and delighted it was an ideal location for you and your friends to explore our beautiful island.
Hope your whisky tours was an experience for you all and that you enjoyed some of the islands malt whisky.
Regards,
Liz.
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mercedes...
Ayr, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Livislay lovely house”
Reviewed September 30, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Stayed in the lovely house forceeek in September lovely house everything you need ISLAY is a lovely Island with friendly people. Would definately recommend staying in this lovely house.

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Management Response
Oct 6, 2016
Thank You.. .
Delighted livislay was to your satisfaction catered for all your needs and that you would recommend staying in livislay.
As you say a lovely island with something for everyone.
Regards,
Liz.
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janandnic...
Grantham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding and would recommend to friends & family”
Reviewed September 14, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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What a lovely place! there was everything you could need and more! it was very comfortable and had a fabulous kitchen / dining room area which was where we spent most of our time together as there were six adults. Would love to go again and would highly recommend it . Fabulous!

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Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Sep 16, 2016
Thank you Janet.
So glad you and your family enjoyed your stay at livislay.
That is what it is all about chilling with family and friend over a nice meal and a bottle of wine.
Many thanks
Liz.
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Jacob S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic house!”
Reviewed September 4, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

It's been a pleasure to stay at Elizabeth's house. It's bright, large and comfy. The hosts were welcoming and easy to contact. The area is very quiet so you get a good rest. The beach and town centre are just a few minutes walking distance away. We'd definitely stay there again if we get a chance.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 5, 2016
Delighted to have you all stay at livislay
.Hopeyou all get the chance to stay with us again as you would be most welcome.
Liz.
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