The house

Lagavulin Hall is two miles east of Port Ellen on the coast road just before Lagavulin village. It is an attractive sheltered position, beside the road, in its own garden, with views across Surnaig Bay to the ruins of Dunyveg Castle.

Lagavulin Hall was built in 1907 as the parish church of Kildalton and used as a church until 1965. It was then disused for several years and eventually restored and the major part of it converted into a self-catering holiday let.

The holiday let conversion has been done with a great deal of care and attention to the original features and external appearance of the building and has maintained the sense of space and light in the interior.

The interior is grand and simple and furnished with many interesting antique pieces, as well as plain comfortable sofas.

Communal spaces

There are three bedrooms, two double and one twin and a sofa bed in the large double height dining room.

The bedrooms

The large kitchen has the origin ceiling height and is well equipped, with a dishwasher, electric oven, microwave and fridge and the units are made of recycled pitch pine with recycled white marble surfaces.

The bathroom has a large built in shower.

The kitchen and the bathroom

There is oil fired central heating and all rooms have original cast iron radiators. The living room upstairs has a gallery which overlooks the double height dining area below and has a wood burning stove.

Wood for the stove, electricity, bedding and towels are all provided and included in the cost.

The stove and log store

The island

Islay is one of the most beautiful and varied of the Hebridean islands. It is famous throughout the world for its whiskey distilleries - Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg are within easy walking distance of Lagavulin Hall.

The Lagavulin distillery, just five minutes up the road

Islay is also a favoured destination for birdwatchers and there are two large RSPB reserves, one on the Oa and one at Loch Gruinart.

There are also many sites of historical, geological and archeological interest. There are numerous sandy beaches and opportunities for fishing, kayaking, windsurfing and walking.

There are two ferry ports; Port Ellen and Port Askaig with ferry services to Kennacraig on the Mull of Kintyre and an airport with frequent flights to Glasgow.

The Islay ferry arriving at Kennacraig

Contact and availability

For further information about the house or bookings, email David Turner on, or call him on 07973 513 007.

For availibility details and to read previous visitors' reviews you can visit the house's listing on Holiday Lettings or Trip Advisor.