Laphroaig View guest house was built in 2010 and is situated on a working farm, just outside Port Ellen on the south coast of Islay. Only minutes along the road are the world famous Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg distilleries, making this the perfect base for lovers of Islay's most peated drams. Also to the north and west are Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Kilchoman, Caol Isla and Bunnahabhain. The Isle of Jura is only a 5 minute ferry ride from Port Askaig and the Jura distillery is 7 miles by road from the ferry port.
We are currently able to offer our guests 3 en-suite rooms, "Kintyre View", "Rathlin View" and "Torradale View". All rooms have free wi-fi. Rooms have 32 in. Hitachi L.E.D. free-sat televisions, tea/coffee facilities and radio alarms. There is also a large family room on the ground floor. We also have plenty of private parking and also a secure garage for bikes or camping gear etc.
There is a large south facing lounge/breakfast room with a large 50" flat screen TV with Sky TV and DVD player. Or you can go out onto the patio with fantastic views looking across to Antrim and Kintyre. Also available for our guests is a coffee machine, or you could just snuggle up in front of the real open fire and have a wee dram. Please check out the pictures at the bottom of this page.
Free wi-fi is available throughout Laphroaig View.
All our water, including all baths and showers, is supplied from our own 100% natural crystal clear spring water well. The bore well source is deep in the quartzite and granite rocks, then naturally filtered and finally passed through our state of the art UV system. The result is wonderful natural spring water as pure as you can get! Not only will you taste the difference but you will actually FEEL the difference.
A full cooked Scottish breakfast is available and included in your price. Packed lunches and evening meals are also available on request. Special diets can also be catered for.
Selection of cooled fruit juices.
Selection of Cereals.
Full Scottish Breakfast
(Sausage, bacon, egg, potato scone, black pudding, fruit pudding, tomato, haggis and baked beans).
Full Vegetarian Breakfast available with vegetarian sausages etc. (cooked separately using vegetable oil).
Poached eggs or scrambled eggs or a simple boiled egg are also available.
ALL OUR BREAKFAST PRODUCE IS LOCALLY SOURCED
All served with fresh coffee/tea and toast.
Breakfast is served from 7.30am – 9.00am.(ish!)
We ask guests if they can please let us know the previous evening their choice of breakfast.
How to get here.
Sat-nav Post code PA42 7DS or click on our Google map below
Ferries From Kennacraig and Oban to Port Ellen and Port Askaig. www.calmac.co.uk
Planes From Glasgow international and Oban (Glasgow flight) www.flybe.com
(Oban flight) www.hebrideanair.com
Transport on Islay There is a bus service operated by Islay Coaches (01496 840273)
Islay Car Hire self drive (07824 665 099) www.islaycarhire.com
Bowmore Taxi Service (07899 756159) firstname.lastname@example.org
(Bowmore Taxis also offer bespoke distillery tours, sightseeing etc.)
Carols Cabs (07775 782155)
Rhinns Taxi Hire (01496850170)
Bruichladdich Taxis (01496 850271)
Bowmore Cycle Hire (01496810366)
Port Charlotte Bike Hire (01496 850488)
Port Ellen Bike Hire (01496300578)
We recommend that you pre-book ferries, taxis, car hire etc to avoid disappointment. Remember this is a Hebridean Island with a population of 3,400, most of whom have access to a car, so there is not an endless stream of public transport! There are no evening buses and they do not run on Sundays.
Rates start at £45 pppn based on two sharing. This includes a full Scottish breakfast A £5 surcharge is charged for single occupancy. For prolonged stays and for group prices please get in touch. Some rooms are flexible and extra beds may be added if needed for larger groups.
This is our guests lounge and breakfast room. It has access to the patio area and is a wee bit of home from home during your stay. Feel free to make yourself at home, have a coffee watch TV, it's up to you! And here is a great place to meet other guests for a dram and a blether.