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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Port Ellen, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Simon H
Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Cozy, comfortable cottage”
Reviewed 4 February 2016 for a stay in January 2016

The cottage is just as advertised. It is cosy, clean, and well-equipped. The beds are comfortable, and it was really nice and warm throughout. It's the perfect place to tour the distilleries on the island from. Lyle was a very attentive and helpful host, and was more than reasonable. We felt that he cared about our experience at his cottage.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
12 Feb 2016
I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Puffin Cottage and that we looked after you well. Unfortunately we couldn't order the weather for you but it's always dry inside the distilleries!! Please do come back and stay again, you'll be most welcome.
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Briannnnn...
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
“Cosy, warm, well equipped.”
Reviewed 18 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Stayed in early October, 2015. Cottage was just as advertised. Right in town and a short walk to a couple of restaurants and 3 pubs. We were on the distillery tour and the site provided close access to the three well know "peaty" ones. There is even an excellent walking, cycling trail that takes you there if you're inclined.

Clean and fresh. Cottage was well equipped and we ate in one night with all the needed tools. Very comfortable and excellent facilities with multiple bathrooms. Quiet, although the odd car did seem to go ripping by on what was essentially an alley. We never actually met the host, but access was very straightforward and simple.

Would definitely recommend. Beware that restaurant dining options (within waking distance) are limited. Reservations recommended if it's even mildly busy - as we found out. :)

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Liked best: Location and comfort
Liked least: Some "quick" traffic flying by.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
20 Oct 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write your lovely review and I am very glad you found everything to your satisfaction. I'm sorry I was off island during your stay but I have a very reliable and excellent team who look after everything in my absence and with the power of the Internet I'm only an email away. Please do come back to Islay again and if you do, come and stay at Puffin Cottage, you'll be made most welcome.
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06GoMango
Near Toronto
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“AMAZING place to stay.”
Reviewed 22 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

My wife, our son and myself stayed at the Puffin Cottage for a couple of nights a couple of weeks ago, but next time we need to stay for at least a full week. Yes, next time we return to Scotland we will be heading back to Islay, and hopefully this fantastic cottage will be available for us to book again. The cottage has everything you'll need for a nice enjoyable stay. The kitchen has all the dishes etc you can ask for. The bedrooms are well laid out, and comfy. A short walk around the corner and you have a grocery store and a couple of hotels/bars if you want an evening out.

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Liked best: How clean and comfortable the cottage was.
Liked least: ...that we didn't stay longer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
24 Sep 2015
Hi and thank you so much for the lovely review. Of course you and your family will always be welcome back at Puffin Cottage if you come back again to Islay. It is a magical island and we love to show it off and entice our visitors back time and again. Hope you have a safe journey home and once again thank you for choosing to stay with us.
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Morag B
Livingston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous cottage”
Reviewed 15 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Such a great cottage,was equipped with everything one need and more.. Even our dogs were made welcome .
I would highly recommend this cottage,in a good location for getting about.
Will certainly be back.
Many Thanks to the owners of this property who do a fab job.

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Liked best: Everything
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
14 Sep 2015
Hi there, thank you so much for your lovely review, I am so please that your family, including the dogs, felt at home in Puffin Cottage. It really is the ideal place for families, so close to the sea and amenities but the road to the rest of the island is just around the corner. Both my daughter and I enjoyed growing up in this lovely friendly community with its breathtaking scenery. Please come again and be made welcome once more. As they say in Scotland, "arrive as strangers and leave as friends"
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Matthias...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“3 days stay”
Reviewed 7 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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people found this review helpful

Great Cottage, very clean, calm Location, everything you Need (and dont really Need) to enjoy your stay at Islay! Very responsive owner who supports very kindly upfront and during the stay. Will certainly come back!!

Matthias Bahr

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Management Response
11 Aug 2015
Thank for your great review and it was a real pleasure chatting online about you upcoming stay and I'm so glad you found everything you needed (and didn't need!) during your holiday. Hopefully you will come back again soon and be able to stay longer next time.
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