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Lagavulin Hall – Home 167901 Converted Chapel

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 7 nights min stay

Lagavulin Hall – Home 167901

  • Converted Chapel
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 7 nights min stay

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Converted Chapel / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 8

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets

Description from 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.

Further details

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

Weekly rentals Saturday 4pm to Saturday 11am.

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.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Shower room


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Shared garden
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property

About the owner

David T.
Average reply time:
3 hours 17 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
15 May 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Converted chapel has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 13 Sep 2011. Located in The Hebrides, it has 37 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £480 to £1320.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 May 2019.


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Guest reviews

Very Good
37 reviews

Very Good

“Beautiful house in a wonderful setting”

Reviewed 29 Nov 2011

The house was warm and wecoming for our party of 3. The main dining room could house many more and had a piano with great acoustics. We were within easy walking distance of 3 distillaries, (Ardbeg had an excellent restaurant, Lagavullan had excellent whisky). The sea was a few minutes away on foot. We had lots of country walks and explored much of Islay, though there is still lots more to see. We loved Islay! The house retained the original features of the church. The step up to the kitchen might make it difficut for people with disabilities, but 2 of the bedrooms are on the groundfloor, and we found it excellent in every way.

“Utterly gorgeous and completely unique”

Reviewed 15 Nov 2011

We arrived in May to find this stunning converted church surrounded by a thick carpet of bluebells and with a deer roaming around the garden. It has three very comfortable bedrooms sporting lovely furniture (4 poster!) and original period features throughout. There's a huge hall for entertaining and a snug living room for cosying up in the evenings. The location is perfect, right by the sea which was a wonderful sight from the breakfast table every morning and it's just a a short walk from the distilleries. Ardbeg distillery is just up the road and it offers a delicious lunch with a menu that changes daily and feaures locally sourced produce. I had a fantastic family holiday here with three generations of my family and we all fell in love with this unique holiday let. I couldn't recommend it enough.

“cosy church near some of the greatest distilleries”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2011

For the third time I have stayed at Lagavulin Hall an it always impresses when you enter the church We will be back next year

“An original place to stay, a great location to explore the island.”

Reviewed 3 Nov 2011

Lagavulin hall is a great place to stay. Here you can fully enjoy the tranquility of the island and enjoy the cosy atmosphere of living in a little church. I think it is the best location on Islay. Only one request: we would advise to renew the mattresses, they had their best time already some time behind them. On Islay, we loved the phenomenal views and the beautiful nature. We also enjoyed our visits to the single malt distilleries and their hospitality. Islay has a place in our hearts!

“Breath taking”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2011

We booked this particular holiday home because it had been recommended to us and it is in a prime location; out of the village but near enough for cycling and walking. It is near beaches, beautiful walks and not to mention world famous distilleries :-) The accommodation itself is outstanding and has a very relaxing atmosphere about it which my family particularily enjoy. You can sit out of the front of the property and watch the boats go by at the bay in front! My family will definately try to visit every year for a bit of tranquility and I would advise others to do the same! Peace perfect peace sums it up.

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