Good Hotel Guide Review
Graeme and Emma Clark’s hospitable guest house on the Isle of Islay basks in uninterrupted views over the Mull of Oa; guests often bask in the comfort – and indulgent treats – the hosts provide. Handsome bedrooms with tweedy touches are stocked with spoiling extras (Scottish-blended teas, Highland chocolates); a residents’ bar holds Islay malts and Scottish gins. In the evening, a platter of charcuterie, cheese or local seafood with home-baked bread and oatcakes is available for the asking. Breakfast, and its whisky-laced porridge, wins awards. The consummate hosts have local knowledge to share, perhaps over a dram by the peat fire. Close to the island’s small airfield; ferry terminals are a short drive.
Isle of Islay
4. 1 on ground floor, plus 4-bed self-catering house.
all year except Christmas and New Year. No meals on Sunday evenings.
bar, morning room, drawing room, dining room, music room, in-room TV (Freeview), wedding facilities, garden, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
classical, jazz and instrumental music, ‘played very low’, in dining room.
not under 12.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B £160–£210. À la carte £45.