Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Probably the most interesting holiday-let house in the Hebrides, Lagavulin Hall was built in the first years of the 1900’s as a parish church. It is on the South East of Islay in an attractive sheltered position, with views across Surnaig Bay to the ruins of the 14th Century Dunyveg Castle.

The building was converted into a house and remains virtually unchanged on the outside. It has been painstakingly restored and redesigned on the inside to provide a comfortable living space, which maintains the original simple style and grand scale of the interior.

Islay is one of the most beautiful of the Hebridean islands and is famous among bird watchers and especially whiskey connoisseurs. There are whiskey distilleries all over the island and Lagavulin, Laphroaig and Ardbeg distilleries are all walking distance from the house. Most of the distilleries offer visitor tours, which are very interesting and finish with a taste of the end product.

There are numerous sandy beaches and opportunities for fishing, kayaking, windsurfing and walking. The Machrie golf course is also a well known feature of Islay and there is a swimming pool in the main town, Bowmore, which is housed in a disused distillery warehouse and heated by surplus heat from Bowmore distillery. There are many sites of historical interest including the famous Kildalton Cross which dates from the 9th Century.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 11:00
Nearest beach 100 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Islay Glenegedale 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Interior has original wooden panelling and Gothic windows.

Very light and open with original double height ceiling in kitchen and dining room with galleried upstairs living room.

There is a piano, which is regularly tuned and the acoustics of the building are great.

Kitchen has original quarry tiles floor and hand-made pitch-pine units with white marble tops.

Original cast-iron radiators throughout.

Further details outdoors

Parking for several cars.

Large wild garden.

2 miles from Port Ellen just outside Lagavulin.

Further details

Half of rental payable on booking and balance 1 month before letting period.

Weekly rentals Saturday 4pm to Saturday 11am.

The Hebrides region

There are many islands off the west coast of Scotland and Islay is the most southerly. The climate is mild, although can be wet and windy.

Islay is also close to the Island of Jura, which is very wild and remote and well worth a day trip.

There are many sites of historical interest including the famous Kildalton Cross which dates from the 9th Century.

Islay

Islay is one of the most beautiful of the Hebridean islands and is famous among bird watchers and especially whiskey connoisseurs. There are whiskey distilleries all over the island and Lagavulin Distillery is only 5 minutes walk from the house. Laphroaig and Ardberg are both within walking distance. Most of the distilleries offer visitor tours, which are very interesting and finish with a taste of the end product.

There are numerous sandy beaches and opportunities for fishing, kayaking, windsurfing and walking. The Machrie golf course is also a well known feature of Islay and there is a swimming pool in the main town, Bowmore, which is housed in a disused distillery warehouse and heated by surplus heat from Bowmore distillery. There are many sites of historical interest including the famous Kildalton Cross which dates from the 9th Century.