Ian’s House ref: CC523013

near Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, Bute and Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Self Catering



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Ian’s House is set in the grounds of Laphroaig Distillery on the south end of Islay. This lovely bright and spacious semi detached, single storey cottage is located within a small cul-de-sac and is only a short stroll down to the beautiful rough shoreline and distillery itself. The lounge enjoys a lovely sea view, and boasts a cosy open fire ensuring a warm welcome awaits guests whatever the season. The kitchen is fully fitted with all the facilities you require. The two large bedrooms provide lots of space and the garden is fully enclosed and private. The cottage has strong distillery links and was named after Ian, a cooper at Laphroaig. The distillery itself has a great visitor centre, as do all the 7 principal malt distilleries on the island.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Accommodation is all at ground floor level, heated by electric and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With open fire, TV and DVD
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, washer/dryer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed
Shower room: With walk-in-shower, WC and wash basin.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. First basket of coal supplied (additional coal can be purchased in Port Ellen). Cot and high chair available on request.


On street parking for 2 cars. Enclosed private garden with outdoor furniture. No smoking.
The Isle of Islay is accessible by air or by ferry.
The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry runs from Kennacraig to either Port Ellen or Port Askaig on the Isle of Islay. The trip takes approx 2 hours. Alternatively, during the summer you can take the ferry on selective days from Oban to Port Askaig. Flybe has regular flights departing from Glasgow airport to Islay and car hire is available on the island.
  • Nearest town
    Port Ellen
  • Shops
    2 Miles
  • Distance
    2 Miles
  • Restaurant
    2 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2 Miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

Islay is a malt whisky enthusiast’s paradise as you can tour the distilleries, watch the production process and sample a "wee dram" at each of them. Islay is a stunning island of the west coast of Scotland with activities and interests for all the family. Spend long days relaxing on clean white sandy beaches or exploring rocky coves. The island is home to an abundance of birds including corncrake’s, chough’s, golden eagles and geese to name a few. A RSPB reserve and visitor centre is located at Gruinart in the north of the island. There are fantastic shore, low level and hill walks and more challenging terrain in the form of Paps of Jura only a short ferry crossing from Port Askaig. The island is rich in history with many varied and important relics and sites located around the island including the Kildalton Cross, the ruin of Finlaggan Castle (seat and parliament of The Lord of the Isles), the round Church in Bowmore and numerous shipwreck sites, all with associated drama and folklore. The Machrie Golf Course is well known by golfers and is a classic natural links course. In Bowmore there are good shops, banks and a swimming pool (heated by surplus hot water generated at the distillery!). You will find hotels, bars and eateries around the island to sample some of the local produce. Throughout the year there are various festivals taking place around the island - Walking festival (April), Whisky festival (May), Music festival (June/July), Book and Jazz festivals (September). The isle of Islay is a tranquil, stunning and friendly island, a ’Jewel’ in the Hebridean crown.

Things to do nearby

Cumbrae Voyages

Cumbrae Voyages takes visitors around the islands of lower Clyde, these stunning yet remote areas are home to a whole host of marine wildlife ready to explore.

Argyll Forest Park - The Glenbranter Forest Route

This demanding and rather muddy one hour circular trail is ideal for those wishing to discover more of Argyll Forest.

Sportscotland National Centre Cumbrae

Offering everything from powerboating to windsurfing and kayaking, the Sportscotland National Centre is surrounded by safe water making it perfect for many types of watersports whatever your level!

The Lochgoilhead Centre

Enjoy the great outdoors with Lochgoilhead's purpose built track.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - watersports

This centre is set amongst some of the most alluring west highland scenery and offers activity days and courses.

Dalgarven Mill - Museum of Country Life and Costume

Take a step back into the past at the Dalgarven Mill, one of Scotland's tallest surviving grain mills.

Newark Castle

Sitting on the Firth of the Clyde, Newark Castle is remarkable not only for it's stunning architecture and interiors but for the fact it has stayed so extensively in tact for over 500 years.


A brilliant day for children and adults alike, Vikingar! takes you through the story of the Vikings in Scotland.

Kingarth Trekking Centre

Located a mere five minutes away from the beautiful Kilchattan Bay.

Lunderston Bay

Ideal for coastal walks and picnic sites, Lunderston Bay is popular with tourists all year round.

The Lochgoilhead Centre - Rock Climbing

Lochgoilhead Centre has been providing climbing adventures for over thirty years.

Rothesay Golf Club

This famous course is perfect for those wishing to combine a challenging game with beautiful scenery.

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