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Puffin Cottage, Back Road, Port Ellen, Islay

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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland
Puffin Cottage is a traditional stone built cottage in the heart of Port Ellen but on a quiet road, previously a family home it has been completely refurbished within the last 12 months. Consists of open plan downstairs lounge and hall area in solid wood parquet flooring, large kitchen/diner, and downstairs double shower(room) and access through patio doors out onto an enclosed paved seating area. Upstairs there is a bedroom with a super king size bed, opposite is a room with 4'6' double, both these rooms have en-suite loos and off the double room is a restricted height entrance to a bedroom with 3 single beds (children absolutely love it!). Downstairs in the living room there is a double sized 4'6' futon that completes the sleeping spaces. All upstairs rooms feature Velux roof windows soguests can lie in bed and watch th... Read more
Listing #HL5930437
About the Owner
Lyle A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Puffin cottage is a lovely place to stay. It had everything we could have possibly needed and was clean and comfortable. It is very handy for the local shops as it is just behind the main street. I would definitely stay there again!More

Thank Helen K
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Helen for your lovely review. We like to think of Puffin as home from home as it was once upon a time to my family. We know, it's not always easy trying to keep everyone happy and sometimes rentals can be a bit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Puffin cottage is a well equipped cottage close to amenities and beach. Unfortunately we arrived to find building materials, rubbish and cement mixer in the drive as work was being done on house that backed onto the cottage and the drive was being used for...More

Thank susan l
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Dear Susan, I am so deeply apologetic that your arrival to Puffin Cottage was so unwelcoming. I was not on the island at the time and my housekeeper had already gotten the cottage ready for you and left. Tragically it appears the local builder had...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great location, lots of beds, great price. You can walk to the water in less than four minutes...drive or bus to the distilleries in 10. Most tours are at 10am so you can drive if you want and they give out take away bottles at...More

Thank Gina H
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gina, Thanks for your lovely review after your stay at Puffin Cottage. Sorry about the dryer, there are two outside in the laundry room and if you'd asked about it we could have told you. Hopefully the weather was fine for you to hang...More

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Half Baths (2)
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Unable to accommodate hen/stag parties. Unable to accommodate working crews. Dogs are not pemitted either on beds or furniture, dog bed is provided on request. Guests are...
    2 Half baths
    1 Shower
    4 Twins
    1 Full
    1 King
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Jun 3, 2018 -
Aug 31, 2018
High Season
4 nights
Sep 1, 2018 -
Nov 30, 2018
4 nights
Dec 1, 2018 -
Dec 21, 2018
Mid season
3 nights
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About the neighborhood
The area around Port Ellen is amazing and fascinating, from the Kildalton Cross, a symbol of the earliest Christianity in this Isle of Islay to the equally magnificent headland called the Mull Of Oa facing out across the Atlantic Ocean toward America and Ireland. Within a decent walking distance can be found the distilleries of Laphraoig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg all of which delight in showing visitors the art and magic of making Uisge Beatha, (The Water of Life) and the tasting afterward!
Port Ellen has two beaches of it's own, Loch Leodamais to the east and Port Ellen to the west where the famous Islay Beach Rugby Festival is held on the 2nd Saturday in June with invitation teams from all over GB. Both are safe shallow bays ideal for children building sand castles yet still in the he...
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How to get there
Airport: Islay: 5.0 mi
Ferry: Port Ellen: 0.1 mi
There are two ferry ports on Islay, Port Ellen in the South and Port Askaig in the N.E of the island. Calmac who operate the ferries to the Highlands and Islands have split the timetable to allow both ports to be used equally, although in bad weathers it tis the more sheltered Port Askaig that is favoured. There are several ferry crossings each day leaving Kennacraig on the Mull of Kintyre and the sailing takes between 2/2.5 hours depending on the destination. For travellers with their own marine transportation there is a new marina in Port Ellen next to the Pier Head, and lovely little sheltered harbours at Bowmore, Port Charlotte and Portnahaven.FlyBe operated by Loganair fly out of Glasgow twice a day to Islay Airport situated at Glenegadale 8kms from Port Ellen and right next to the be... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 mi.
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