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

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jayRenfre...
renfrewshire
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Great Accommodation”
Reviewed August 1, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

A great cottage with really good facilities. Very well equipped house with everything you need for a holiday. House is in a great position in Port Ellen near to restaurants bars etc. Also a lovely view of Kilnaughton Bay which is a special place to me. The owners Libby and Terry are very nice and left us a bottle of wine and biscuits when we arrived which was a lovely gesture. I will definitely be back and would recommend Livislay to my family and friends

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Management Response
Aug 15, 2018
Thank you Jennifer for taking the time to give Livislay your review,much appreciated.
Delighted you would recommend Livislay to family & friends & we would be happy to welcome you back.
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Nicholas...
1 review
“Great house, great location, great time”
Reviewed July 23, 2018 for a stay in July 2018

Great house, with plenty of space, comfort, and all modern amenities. Location in Port Ellen is excellent and within walking distance of 3 of the island's most well known distilleries. It was perfect for our weekend away exploring the island. Would visit again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 9, 2018
Thank you Nicholas.
We do appreciate you taking the time to give Livislay a review.
Much appreciated & we would be delighted to welcome you & your friends back anytime.
Regards,
Libby & TERRY.
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JHCLFM
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Excellent!!”
Reviewed June 24, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

From booking to checkout everything went like clockwork. This house is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful island.
The house itself is a wee home from home and is very well looked after with everything you could possibly need. The views over to Kilnaughton and Carraig Fhada lighthouse were beautiful and held special significance for us as a family.
Liz was on hand with the most friendly welcome and had very kindly left us a bottle of fizz and some beautiful biscuits which was very kind and much appreciated. This house is ideally located if you wanted to ditch the car and start off on some nice walks too. Loved Islay, loved the people, loved the Islay wave !

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Management Response
Jul 8, 2018
Thank you so much Julie for taking the time to give Livislay such a lovely review,much appreciated.
After meeting you I understand the significance of the view and was delighted when you also managed to go to the Islay museum.
Delighted you loved Islay and fully understand the wave.
Regards,
Libby &Terry.
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Pashld
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Lovely house with beautiful views”
Reviewed June 18, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

This is a well stocked and equipped house with everything you need for a relaxing stay on Islay. It is in a perfect location to walk round Port Ellen and to three of Islay’s eight distilleries. Libby and Terry were helpful and informative hosts giving us helpful advice etc. Islay is a great place for a holiday and Livislay is a brilliant place to stay. I am sure we will be back.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 4, 2018
Thank you for taking the time to give Livislay a review, much appreciated.
Happy Livislay was to your satisfaction and you found it a perfect location to explore our beautiful island and also managing the 3 local distilleries, Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig.
We would be delighted to have you back anytime.
Regards,
Libby & Terry.
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Kim J
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A great place for an Islay break”
Reviewed June 12, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

This modern, detached, well appointed self catering house is a great base on Islay. There were four (two couples) in our party but the house would comfortably accommodate 6.
It is in a great, quiet, location in Port Ellen and the three distilleries walk (Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin) is easily done from here. Port Ellen itself is a pretty island town with all facilities provided.
We all loved our stay with Livislay and would happily recommend it to others.

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Management Response
Jun 26, 2018
Thank you Kim for taking the time to give Livislay a review,much appreciated.
So glad that your wife Viv, Sue and Dave enjoyed your time on our beautiful island and did the walk to our 3 local distilleries, Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig.Worth the walk ?
Regards,
Libby.
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suejward
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Excellent place to celebrate a 70th Birthday”
Reviewed September 15, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

This modern, compact cottage in the heart of Port Ellen, was an excellent base to visit the distilleries around the island and Jura. The welcome from Terry, the birthday card and gift of a miniature malt whisky and shortbread was a lovely touch, as we were here to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. Whilst the cottage is set back in the town, the views of the sea and surrounding countryside from the front rooms are excellent. The cottage is well equiped, warm and comfortable and the five adults all enjoyed their stay at Livislay.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Sep 26, 2017
Happy that you all enjoyed your stay at Livislay and found it a good base to visit the distilleries and Jura.Delighted your husband celebrated his 70th birthday and hope you have some beautiful memories of your time on Islay
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648Jules4...
Cheshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely Perfect!”
Reviewed August 22, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The location is ideal. It is within easy walking distance of the centre of Port Ellen. The house is warm, clean and comfortable. The kitchen is very well-equipped - great for self-catering. It also has a fully enclosed garden, good for dogs (or young children). Liz and Terry were incredibly helpful when we had problems getting our car repaired after a mishap on Jura. I could not recommend either the hosts of the house more highly.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 23, 2017
Thank you Jonathan,
We were happy to be able to be of assistance in any way.
Pleased you would recommend Livislay after your stay in August.
Many thanks,
Liz.
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