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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Port Charlotte, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Sarah C
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6 reviews
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“Amazing stay!”
Reviewed 27 February 2017 for a stay in February 2017

What a great find!

I visited Islay with my parents and a friend over half term and we just loved Ellister Lodge. It's spacious yet cosy with everything you may possibly need...the complimentary honey was a firm favourite with Mrs C!

The outside space is a perfect place to just take in the amazing views...even in chilly February. Wildlife can be seen in every direction and I grew rather fond of the daily greeting from the neighbouring sheep.

We didn't get to take advantage of the bikes...probably wise after one or 2 distillery tours, but the lodge is on a bus route if you don't fancy the drive (the friendly bus driver dropped us at the bottom of the lane).

Communication with the owners was fab and instructions on how to find the lodge were clear and easy to follow.

Will definitely be back again!

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Management Response
28 Feb 2017
Sarah, really pleased to hear you had such a great time visiting Ellister Lodge! Many thanks for this wonderful review and hope to see you again soon
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tommyandg...
Perth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Fabulous accommodation that's great value for money.”
Reviewed 24 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We approached Ellister Lodge and were welcomed with free range chickens going about their daily business. Cows, sheep and ponies surrounding the perimeter of the lodge. Inside we were blown away by the quality of the property, it was spotless, spacious, cosy, well equipped and beautifully decorated through out with stunning views to top it all off. Outside there was a Barbeque and a shed where there were bikes.
On the work top lay a welcome pack of assorted goodies - bread, honey(from their own apiary), oat cakes and Prosecco to name but a few.
The weather was great which was a brilliant excuse to use the very efficient gas barbecue on our return from sight seeing. There was plenty of places to sit outside to enjoy the breathtaking views on the endless decking. Had it been raining, there was plenty to do inside from having a strum on a guitar, looking through telescopes, watchingTV, a selection of DVDs and wi fi etc, infact it would be possible to have a dull moment!
I will definitely be back, it is fabulous value for money and I would have no hesitation in recommending a stay at Ellister Lodge to anyone. Thanks to you all for a wonderful stay.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
Thank you so much for such a lovely and thoughtful review. That's what we hoped to create, but it means so much to hear that's how you saw it too. Really glad you made good use of the facilities and very much look forward to having you back!

All the best
Ian
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Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
“Ellister Lodge”
Reviewed 24 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Amazing stay!!!

Beautiful location, amazing views, great decking providing ample outdoor space and somewhere to eat when the weather is good.

Loved this place and didn't want to leave. Have to say Ellister lodge is very well equipped, you could make a full Sunday roast or chill out on the decking with a bbq - our choice was the bbq as the weather was amazing.

Ellister lodge was spotless, very clean and comfortable, the attention to detail with the wee packs in all the bathrooms and the welcome pack of prosecco, honey, oat cakes, milk and bread was lovely.

I can't recommend Ellister lodge highly enough and I hope to return soon xxx

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Management Response
25 Aug 2016
So glad you liked it sand the weather was kind - glad the BBQ was useful, we just added it a few weeks ago. We'd love to have you back!

Many thanks
Ian
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Emz1980
manchester
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Beautiful house with amazing views”
Reviewed 11 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Ellister lodge is spacious, clean, well equipped and very comfortable. Ian was very helpful and accomodating in the booking process. The sea views from the larage living room and decking outside are spectacular. The house had a very warm, homely feel. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

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Management Response
11 Aug 2016
Hi Emma, many thanks and most kind - much appreciated, and glad you had a good time.
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

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Liked best: space, cleanliness, aspect
Liked least: hot water -didnt seem to be enough for 6 people showering consecutively
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
8 Aug 2016
Thank you so much, we do try and this makes it worth it!
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