31 School Street is an end terrace traditional house with modern interior. 2 bedrooms and shower room upstairs, kitchen diner - dishwasher/washing maching - with woodburning stove; and lounge with open fire and Freesat TV downstairs. The house is colourful, creative & comfortable with electric heating or real fires to suit guests.
31 School Street has been in our family since 1850. The renovated house is now bright and modern inside. There are many good points but of significance are the views, peaceful village location and home comforts, (:-)) ...... School Street is a quiet and secluded row of 5 houses in the heart of the village of Port Ellen, Isle of Islay. We would respectfully ask all guests to be considerate towards our neighbours.
There are two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, one has a double bed looking out at the beach towards Port Ellen distillery. The second kingsized bedroom has dual aspect to the garden and towards the beach and sea immediately outside the house. Both bedrooms have built in storage. Ideally the house suits 4 guests. However there is a fold down bed that can be used in the lounge if necessary for a 5th guest. Down stairs has a kitchen diner with multifuel stove, cooking and washing facilities and a comfortable and stylish lounge with an open fire. Both downstairs rooms have dual aspect making the rooms bright, creative and comfortable to be in. There is alternative instant electric heat if preferred which is included in the tariff. The garden is a work in progress, secluded and private - a real sun trap in good weather! There is a table and chairs set for outside in the shed for outdoor dining weather permitting!
The quiet and unique street that is School Street in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay faces north west towards the once thriving Port Ellen Distillery. The situation near the heart of the village of Port Ellen is secluded and peaceful but right in the heart of the village.
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31 School Street is a traditional house in a terrace of 5 that has been in our family since 1850. Downstairs there is a kitchen/diningroom and a lounge, both with dual aspect, to the sea and the secure, suntrap garden.
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Initial thank you for choosing School Street, email contact with access and house information and available to trouble shoot if (unlikely) it is necessary at any time. Please download the CalMac app for up to date ferry information, particularly in winter time.
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The Hebridean island of Islay in Argyll has been named "Queen of the Hebrides" and is the southernmost of the Inner Hebridean islands of Scotland. The Isle of Jura (a 5 minute boat journey from Port Askaig on Islay), the Kintyre peninsula and Northern Ireland are neighbours.
By the way, the proper pronunciation for Islay is Eye-la!
Port Ellen is the second largest village on Islay after the capital Bowmore and is situated in a sheltered part of the island round two beautiful bays. The village has several shops, hotels, restaurants and pubs, petrol pumps and post office.
From time to time the travelling cinema, Screen Machine, visits the island and parks for showings opposite The Ramsay Hall, which is located next to the Port Ellen Playing Fields.
Another prominent feature of Port Ellen is the hotel on the corner of Charlotte Street and Frederick Crescent. The Islay hotel has recently undergone complete renovation and is now a popular place to eat and sample a local ‘dram'.
The Port Ellen Marina provides a safe comfortable haven for yachts passing through the Sound of Jura or sailing up the west coast.
The earliest known reference to the Isle of Islay comes in Adomnan's, Vita Columbae, a biography of the Irish Saint, Columba in about 720 (website hidden) Columba visited the Isle of Islay on his way north, prior to founding the famous monastery on the Isle of Iona, off the south-west tip of the Isle of Mull.
Adomnan, St Columba's biographer, wrote Islay's name as "Ilea", describing Islay as an inhabited island, which was later transformed to Islay through anglicised spelling. In Gaelic the island's name is spelt Ìle and pronounced EE-leh by native Gaelic speakers.
Some figures: The Isle of Islay has around 3200 inhabitants, covers an area of 600 square kilometres and has an impressive 130 miles of coastline. Islay is famous for its malt whiskys and has eight working distilleries making the malt whisky industry one of the most important sources of income for the island. Famous names like Bruichladdich, Bowmore, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Bunnahabhain and Ardbeg are the established brands and well known all over the world. Other main industries are farming, fishing and tourism.
Many people visit Islay for the unique range of specialist malt whiskies, distilleries, wildlife, spectacular scenery, walking, sea activities and friendy company.
Birdwatching is another popular activity throughout the year because of the large flocks of wild geese which visit the Isle of Islay every winter (October to May) and the huge variety of rare birds seen on Islay such as the corncrake and the chough.
Islay is magical all year round!! Annual events and Festivals on Islay include Music and Malt and Walking Festivals in May, Book Festival in September and Festival of the Sea in July to name a few. More information at (website hidden)
31 School Street is a five minute walk from the ferry port.
We respectfully request no smoking at any time in the house and be considerate of our elderly neighbours.
N.B. Electricity is included along with starter fuel for fires. Please be careful with open fires, do not leave unattended for long periods and watch out for sparks and loose coals - fire guard should be used.
External dining an option for good weather. Broadband/wifi available.
Please park opposite the house only and be careful not to block any cars in! All recycling guidelines (in the information that will be sent in advance of your visit) should be followed and no glass bottles left at the property. Please leave our home as you would like to find yours, had you rented it out to guests! Thank you.
My sister (Carma) and I rent our family home on the inner Hebridean Scottish island of Islay situated on Traigh Bheag (little beach) in the village of Port Ellen. We also rent our mum's family home (Peaceful Seaside Home on Airbnb) for holiday lets in a quiet terraced street of 5 houses beside the sea, but in the heart of the same village.