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Peaceful seaside home on Islay

SuperhostPort Ellen, Isle of Islay, United Kingdom
Entire cottage hosted by Anne
4 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
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31 School Street is an end terrace traditional house with modern interior. 2 bedrooms and shower room upstairs, kitchen diner - dishwasher/washing maching - with smokeless fuel stove; and lounge with open fire and Freesat TV downstairs. The house is colourful, creative & comfortable with electric heating or real fires to suit guests.

The space
31 School Street has been in our family since 1850. The renovated house is now bright and modern inside. There are many good points but of significance are the views, peaceful village location and home comforts, (:-)) ...... School Street is a quiet and secluded row of 5 houses in the heart of the village of Port Ellen, Isle of Islay. We would respectfully ask all guests to be considerate towards our neighbours.

There are two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, one has a double bed looking out at the beach towards Port Ellen distillery. The second kingsized bedroom has dual aspect to the garden and towards the beach and sea immediately outside the house. Both bedrooms have built in storage. Ideally the house suits 4 guests. However there is a fold down bed that can be used in the king sized room if necessary for a 5th guest. Down stairs has a kitchen diner with smokeless fuel stove, cooking and washing facilities and a comfortable and stylish lounge with an open fire. Both downstairs rooms have dual aspect making the rooms bright, creative and comfortable to be in. There is alternative instant electric heat if preferred which is included in the tariff. The garden is a work in progress, secluded and private - a real sun trap in good weather! There is a table and chairs set for outside in the shed for outdoor dining weather permitting!

The quiet and unique street that is School Street in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay faces north west towards the once thriving Port Ellen Distillery - now being redeveloped. The situation near the heart of the village of Port Ellen is secluded and peaceful but right beside everything the village has to offer and within walking distance to Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg up the Three Distilleries Path.

If you bring your pets we respectfully ask them to remain downstairs for the comfort of all our guests. Very good Broadband/wifi.

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31 School Street is a traditional house in a terrace of 5 that has been in our family since 1850. Downstairs there is a kitchen/diningroom and a lounge, both with dual aspect, to the sea and the secure, suntrap garden.

Other things to note
The Hebridean island of Islay in Argyll has been named "Queen of the Hebrides" and is the southernmost of the Inner Hebridean islands of Scotland. The Isle of Jura (a 5 minute boat journey from Port Askaig on Islay), the Kintyre peninsula and Northern Ireland are neighbours.

By the way, the proper pronunciation for Islay is Eye-la!

Port Ellen is the second largest village on Islay after the capital Bowmore and is situated in a sheltered part of the island round two beautiful bays. The village has several shops, hotels, restaurants and pubs, petrol pumps and a post office.

From time to time the travelling cinema, Screen Machine, visits the island and parks for showings opposite The Ramsay Hall, which is located next to the Port Ellen Playing Fields.

The Ardview, The Islay and No 1 Charlotte Street are the watering holes in the village with SeaSalt a popular restaurant on Frederick Crescent.

The Port Ellen Marina provides a safe comfortable haven for yachts passing through the Sound of Jura or sailing up the west coast.

The earliest known reference to the Isle of Islay comes in Adomnan's, Vita Columbae, a biography of the Irish Saint, Columba in about 720 (website hidden) Columba visited the Isle of Islay on his way north, prior to founding the famous monastery on the Isle of Iona, off the south-west tip of the Isle of Mull.

Adomnan, St Columba's biographer, wrote Islay's name as "Ilea", describing Islay as an inhabited island, which was later transformed to Islay through anglicised spelling. In Gaelic the island's name is spelt Ìle and pronounced EE-leh by native Gaelic speakers.

Some figures: The Isle of Islay has around 3200 inhabitants, covers an area of 600 square kilometres and has an impressive 130 miles of coastline. Islay is famous for its malt whiskys and has eight working distilleries making the malt whisky industry one of the most important sources of income for the island. Famous names like Bruichladdich, Bowmore, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Bunnahabhain, Kilchoman and Ardbeg are the established brands and well known all over the world. Other main industries are farming, fishing and tourism.

Many people visit Islay for the unique range of specialist malt whiskies, distilleries, wildlife, spectacular scenery, walking, sea activities and friendy company.

Birdwatching is another popular activity throughout the year because of the large flocks of wild geese which visit the Isle of Islay every winter (October to May) and the huge variety of rare birds seen on Islay such as the corncrake and the chough.

Islay is magical all year round!! Annual events and Festivals on Islay include Music and Malt and Walking Festival in May, Book and Jazz Festivals in August and September.
31 School Street is an end terrace traditional house with modern interior. 2 bedrooms and shower room upstairs, kitchen diner - dishwasher/washing maching - with smokeless fuel stove; and lounge with open fire and Freesat TV downstairs. The house is colourful, creative & comfortable with electric heating or real fires to suit guests.

The space
31 School Street has been in our family since 1850…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 1 double bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Washing machine
Iron
Hangers
Hair dryer
Heating
TV

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Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, United Kingdom

A uniquely situated end terraced house on one of the original streets in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay. A few steps to the beach and open views to the beach, sea and Port Ellen distillery warehouses. The house is a minute from the nearest shop but is totally peaceful and quiet.
We respectfully ask you to leave the house as you would like to find your own home, had you had guests to stay. Thank you.
A uniquely situated end terraced house on one of the original streets in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay. A few steps to the beach and open views to the beach, sea and Port Ellen distillery warehouses. The house is…
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Hosted by Anne

Joined in June 2011
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My sister (Carma) and I rent our family home on the inner Hebridean Scottish island of Islay situated on Traigh Bheag (little beach) in the village of Port Ellen. We also rent our mum's family home (Peaceful Seaside Home on Airbnb) for holiday lets in a quiet terraced street of 5 houses beside the sea, but in the heart of the same village.
My sister (Carma) and I rent our family home on the inner Hebridean Scottish island of Islay situated on Traigh Bheag (little beach) in the village of Port Ellen. We also rent our…
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Initial thank you for choosing School Street, email contact with access and house information and available to trouble shoot if (unlikely) it is necessary at any time. Please download the CalMac app for up to date ferry information, particularly in winter time as we cannot be held responsible for changes in the ferry schedule.
Initial thank you for choosing School Street, email contact with access and house information and available to trouble shoot if (unlikely) it is necessary at any time. Please downl…
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House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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