Set in the whisky village of Bruichladdich, in the heart of the beautiful Hebridean Island of Islay, this welcoming, pet-friendly, family cottage lies close to sandy beaches. Enjoy wild adventures, exploring, visiting distilleries and birdwatching.. Ground Floor:
Entance porch: With storage for boots and coats.
Living/dining room: With wood burner and Sky Glass Smart TV (sports and movie package).
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
Bathroom: With corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet.. First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and 2 stairgates. Welcome pack. . Enclosed rear garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: It is advisable to book the ferry in advance.. This semi-detached cottage lies in the heart of the village of Bruichladdich, a short walk from the distillery, village shop and the beach front. Recently renovated in 2022 with loving care by the owner, it has an enclosed garden and is tucked away in a lovely sunny position in a quiet residential area, with open fields on one side. Perfect for a small family or couple, its spacious open-plan living/dining room to relax in. There are views over the rear garden from this room and there is a well-equipped kitchen where you can rustle up your favourite meals. A handy porch is great for storing outside gear and wellies, and this leads into an enclosed, sheltered rear garden with a sitting-out area, the perfect place for making the most of the sunshine or relaxing in the evening gazing up at the stars. The ground floor bathroom features a large corner bath as well as an amazing shower cabin, ideal after a day’s walking! Upstairs are two welcoming bedrooms, one with a comfy kingsize bed and the other with zip and link twin beds.
Bruichladdich is a distillery village, situated on the peninsula known as the Rhinns of Islay on the shores of beautiful Loch Indaal and is an excellent base for visiting the wonderful and unique Isle of Islay. As well as the distillery, there is a handy mini-market where you can buy daily groceries. Just 2 miles down the road, is the bigger village of Port Charlotte, with its charming white stone cottages, hotel, restaurant, café, village shop with post office, as well as a museum and wildlife visitor centre. There’s also a restaurant, bar and children’s playground at Port Mor, just outside the village. A recent addition for walkers is The Loch Indaal Way, a coastal walk connecting the two villages of Bruicladdich and Port Charlotte, ideal for any ability.
Bruichladdich is about 20 minutes’ drive from the two ferry ports of Port Ellen and Port Askaig (advance booking advisable) and just 10 minutes from the main town of Bowmore, which has a charming small village character, with plenty of amenities and a good variety of shops, hotels and restaurants, banks, post office and swimming pool with fitness centre. There are many small villages within a short driving distance, with Port Ellen being the principal fishing port and ferry terminal on the island with shopping facilities, hotels, restaurants, post office and pontoons available for yachts.
The world famous, challenging golf links at Machrie are about 15 miles away nestled alongside 7 miles of pristine beach. At the ferry port of Port Askaig, you can catch a ferry to the Isle of Jura which also has a world class reputation for whisky and beautiful scenery. Islay is known as ‘The Queen of the Hebrides’, and can be easily accessed by ferry from Kennacraig in Kintyre or from Oban. The island is quite large and is a paradise for birdwatchers, ramblers, fishermen, golfers, artists, lovers of fine food and, of course, there are nine (and counting!) whisky distilleries to visit and savour. Ideal for an adventurous family, with sandy beaches to explore, fabulous walking and, being fairly flat, it is perfect for cycling. Beach 500 yards.
It is advisable to book the ferry crossing in advance