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14 June 2017 Enjoyed our visit to Islay and found the 'School' to be a fantastic location and accommodataion. Thank you. Ottowa, Canada.

25 April 2017 Lovely house. Every need catered for. We've had such a good stay with our daughter, son-in-law and 16 month old twins. Thank you very much. Cumbria and Lancashire.

22 April 2017 We have had a fabulous week in Saligo and Ardnave. Thank you so much. Various corners of England.

15 April 2017 A lovely week in this lovely house. Thank you. Hamilton.

3 January 2017 Our favourite home from home. Bliodhna Mhath Ur ! Martin miller all the way. Edinburgh.

22- 29 October 2016 We've all enjoyed a wonderful week of birding. Gaggles of geese, fabulous views. Such comfortable accommodation. Grange- over- Sands.

15- 22 October 2016 Great week. House good for our big group. Islay made us very happy. Bearsden, Ascot, Dundee.

2-10 September 2016 Fab week, weather mixed. Jazz night ab fab. Apartment lovely- well- equipped, spacious. Thank you Alison for sorting the shower. Carlisle and Durham.

20 - 27 August 2016 Great as ever. Fantastic weather- would recommend fishing boat trip from Port Ellen.. Thanks, Margaret. Skipton and York.

13- 20 August 2016 An amazing week. Loved Islay and Saligo Cottage was perfect- so comfortable and very well- equipped. Thank you. Kendal, the Lake District.

23 - 30 July 2016 A fantastic holiday. Thank you Margaret for your hospitality. We had a really lovely time. Larbert.

30 July 2016 One of our best weeks yet, Margaret. We had a fab time with you all. Edinburgh.

17- 23 June 2016 Beautiful apartment with great amenities. Thank you for organizing the good weather. Amazing island!. Ayrshire and Glasgow.

14- 21 May 2016 Excellent family holiday. Can't wait to come back. Accommodation excellent. Inverness and London.

7- 14 May 2016 Of harriers there was not a cheep,
Nor eagles soaring high.
No corncrakes lingered in the reeds,
And choughless was the sky.
Great accommodation and fantastic weather- thank you ! Aberdeen, Ellon and London.

25 - 28 March 2016 Great stay, lovely house. Kids enjoyed. Will be back. Happy Easter ! Shotts.

28 February 2016 Thank you. Love the place ! Edinburgh.

21 February 2016 Thank you. Brilliant accommodation. Beautiful island and a warm, friendly welcome. Reading.

3 January 2016 Fabby holiday. Good food, drink. Lovely island and most of all, good company. Lots of laughs, chatter, music and dancing. Fantastic ! Glasgow.

2 January 2016 I loved it. It was amazing. We are all coming back in summer again for the 10th year ! Glasgow.

30 October 2015 Will miss Islay- a lovely venue. Bishop's Storford, Herts.

24- 20 October 2015 Thank you so much Margaret and Alison for such a wonderful holiday. Love the house, love the people, love Islay. Back next year ! Newport, England.

19 September 2015 Great holiday with sunshine all week. Lovely house with everything we needed. A beautiful island. Hope to come back soon. Prestwick / Manchester.

14 August 2015 Thank you so much Margaret for an absolutely brilliant holiday- yet again ! Larbert.

13 July 2015 Simply the best, Margaret! We'll come back soon. Dusseldorf, Castrop- Rauxel, Kaarst, Germany.

11- 18 July 2015 Excellent apartment- very well equipped. Great to have so many bathrooms and enough toys and games for any number of children! The weather was also quite kind to us. We are very impressed with Islay. Milan, Monza and Inverness.

1-4 May 2015 Had a lovely few days. The weather was lovely. Loved the house and catching up with all our family here on Islay. The kids loved the toys and the beaches !! Shotts.

1-4 May 2015 I will miss this house very well, but I hope to come back soon. Shotts.

18 - 25 October 2014 A wild and windy week, but accommodation very comfortable. Our two year old loved the toys! Blairgowrie / Dunbar.

11- 18 October 2014 Brilliant stay. Accommodation perfect. Saligo Bay is a must visit! Edinburgh.

26 September 2014 What a perfect place to stay. No detail has been overlooked. We enjoyed ourselves immensely !. Largs

26 September 2014 Great accommodation- enjoyed our stay. Blairgowrie.

15 - 21 August 2014 Had great weather. Lovely village and loved our accommodation. Friendly people in Port Charlotte. Essex, Stanstead.

9 August 2014 Moran Taing a Mhairead ! We had the best time with you all. Superlative accommodation and great memories. Edinburgh.

9 August 2014 Thank you again Margaret for a fantastic holiday. Fabulous apartment. Everything you could possibly need ! Falkirk.

25 July - 2 August 2014 Great as always. New converts to Botanist Gin, whisky, Loch Gruinart, Port Charlotte as good as ever. Thanks v much. York and Skipton.

12- 19 July 2014 Love, love, love Islay. #1 destination now. Had a fabulous week on this fabulous island, making new memories for us all to enjoy. 'Islay time now!' Perfect house in great location- 'chilling, whisky, Jura, beach, snorkeling, laughter, posing, reading, chatting.

26 June 2014 There was once two families from Fife,
Who loved the Islay way of life.
We've been here before....
Found so much more.
And we all tombstoned off the pier !

June 2014 Lovely stay. Virginia, Dublin and Ireland.

21- 28 June 2014 Long live Islay ! We'll be back. Virginia USA.

1-7 June 2014 Outstanding accommodation. Thoroughly enjoyed. The Borders.

10 -17 May 2014 A great week, wonderful accommodation and good weather. We liked the island very much- the wild landscape and friendly people. Co Durham and Germany.

12- 19 April 2014 A great week- weather generally good.. beaches, distilleries, walks, food. Lovely island. A good base. Knutsford, Cheshire.

5- 12 April 2014 Some of us enjoyed distillery visits and whisky tasting ( yes, we visited them ALL!) Some of us enjoyed cycling and bird- watching and some of us enjoyed having the time to read a book and watch the weather change by the hour!! We all agreed the house is lovely, very well- equipped and comfortable. An excellent base. Meigle and Coupar angus, Perthshire

3- 10 March 2014 Amazing apartment, great facilities. We had a lovely stay on islay and hope to come back next year. Loved the Islay wave. Glasgow, Lochgilphead, Glenboig, Luxemburg, Lithuania, Dunoon and Coatbridge.

14- 17 February 2014 Had a lovely stay. Accommodation excellent! Beds so comfy ! We will definitely be back. Thank you. Carluke, South Lanarkshire.

8- 11 february 2014 Had a wonderful few days. Fantastic island and great accommodation. Balmaha.

October 2013 'I like the television!' Edinburgh.

October 2013 'I loved your beds - so comfy. You did a great job with it. Thank you.' Edinburgh.

September 2013 'It's a very nice island, but the best day was the wedding from my daughter by the lighthouse.' Dutch Guests.

September 2013 'Hed veel plezier op Islay! We hopen dat Juillie een heerlyke tijd hebben hier!' Guests from Holland.

Flowers On The Rocks, Isle of Islay Coastline

September 2013 'A family get-together to celebrate a 70th birthday and great clan gathering. Fabulous stay and excellent facilities.' Family from Glasgow, Ralston, Balerno, Houston and Largs.

August 2013 'Great holiday and lovely days at Saligo. Wish we could stay longer.' Guests from Fife, Scotland and from Seattle, USA.

August 2013 'D.I.S.C.O., Born to be Alive! Playlist please. We had the best time. Thank you so much.' Group from Edinburgh.

August 2013 'Had a fantastic week. Beautiful island and fantastic place to stay.' Family from Dunfermline, Fife.

July 2013 'Great week on God's own island despite mixed weather. Many Thanks.' Group from Perth and Giffnock, Scotland.

June 2013 'Family celebrating holiday. Couldn't have wished for a more beautiful setting and superb accommodation. Loved the view from the lounge window.' Guests from Yorkshire, London and Perth in Australia.

June 2013 'First visit to Islay. Loved island and house just wonderful. Had the most fantastic weather. Found everyone so friendly and helpful.' Family from Glasgow.

June 2013 'Fantastic. Hot, sunny weather. Wonderful House. Loved Islay and Jura.' Guests from Brig O' Turk, Scotland.

May 2013 'Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in spite of the weather. Children's first visit to the island. V successful. House comfortable - Thank you.' The Lenzie Family, from Troon and Airdrie.

8 November 2012 'Fantastic home/house, Great weekend for the wedding. Thank you Islay!!' Kirkcaldy

21 July 2012 'Fantastic, thank you.' Yorkshire.

14 July 2012 'Le magique, magnifique!!' Justine from Belgique.

7 July 2012 'Great house, fantastic island and good weather. Hope to be back soon! (whisky also very good).' Edinburgh.

30 June 2012 'Great week fishing, swimming and enjoying good friends and family. Thank you.' Glasgow.

21 June 2012 'Celebrated Richard's 60th in fine style. Visited our whisky barrel in Bruichladdich. Fantastic walks and superb accommodation.' East Sussex.

26 May 2012 'Fab house, lovely holiday blessed with the Islay sun. Hopefully we will be back.' Newton Mearns and Glasgow.

21 April 2012 'Everything you could wish for is here. Such a beautiful conversion in a perfect setting. Islay is so beautiful - it lifts the soul.' Falkirk and Germany.

7 April 2012 'Another great holiday - our second in Port Charlotte Hall. Will be back.' Stirling.

Seven days of almost non-stop sunshine. Islay at its best. The accommodation here at the Old School is first class. The conversion has been very well done. We'll be back! Edinburgh.

What a lovely escape to Islay - our 4th visit staying at such a beautiful venue. Thank you for first class accommodation and great hospitality. The children loved exploring. Great weather and a great time - we'd love to come back. Stirling.

Loved the house! Islay is a great place, especially Port Charlotte. Have to come back as soon as possible. Stirling.

Kildalton Cross, Isle of Islay

Fabulous accommodation! Loved having our own Baronial Hall and ate far too much fabulous Islay food. Even got some sunburn! Clydebank.

Superb place, great location, and Islay, a winner. See you again! London.

Great location, Great house, Great Island! Can we come again? Chester.

Have had a lovely holiday. Island beautiful. Comfortable house. Jenny pleasant and helpful. A tasteful conversion. Northumberland.

Grand living - a great stay! Lovely time travelling around the island looking for stones and whisky. Warmly recommended! Stockholm, Sweden.

Hugely successful week. Very comfortable stay. Must try to come again. Surrey.

Water Lillies at Finlaggan, Isle of Islay

Fantastic accommodation. Wonderful Island - Thanks. Southampton.

Lovely week with all our family. Beautiful weather. As usual, lots to see with some new sightings of birds. Lovely accommodation. Clydebank and Gourock.

After a gap of some years, it was great to be back in Port Charlotte, which showed no great changes - Thank Goodness! The 'Hall' is a great addition to the village - We'll be back.

Our 10th holiday on this great island and the best accommodation ever had!!! Nothing missed, except sunshine every day. We'll come back, sure. Dusseldorf.

Finlaggan, Isle of Islay

Amazing holiday! The house was great - zillions of bathrooms! Can't wait to come back. Cheshire.

Amazing week - cold but no rain! Lovely accommodation, especially 6 bathrooms. Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.

Great house - very comfy. Staffordshire.

Great house, great weather, great walks. A lovely picnic at Saligo beach - we'll be back! N Ireland.

As good as ever. Thank you. Edinburgh.

Kilchoman Cross, Isle of Islay


17- 24 June 2017 Great place to stay. Everything we needed during our visit. Thank you ! Edinburgh.

20 - 27 May 2017 Loved Islay- First visit to the island. Great apartment- will be back! Edinburgh.

1-3 May 2017 Very comfortable apartment and fantastic weather- Thank you. Glasgow, Scotland.

28 April - 1 May 2017 Loved our stay. Perfect place to spend the Bank Holiday weekend. Will be back. Appledore, Kent.

28 April 2017 Perfect place. Will recommend it to everyone coming to Islay. Thank you for all your help. Newcastle, England.

18- 22 April 2017 Really nice place to stay. Very comfortable. Saw loads of seals. St Albans, Herts.

8- 14 April 2017 Really enjoyed our second visit to Islay. Really relaxing. Apartment superb. Sadly, didn't see otters. Blackpool, Lancs.

13- 18 March 2017 Great place. Celebrated my 55th. Nice and relaxing. Will be back to see the otters. Upper Largo, Fife.

3 September 2016 Our first stay on Islay and first family holiday. Beautiful island and apartment is perfect. Highlights were the beach, Finlaggan and Distillery tours. And our little boy took his first steps here in the living room. We'll definitely be back ! Cumbernauld.

20 August - 3 September 2016 Our third stay here. This time we got married here! Wonderful time. We love this apartment and come back every year. We will be back next year too! London.

13- 20 August 2016 We really had a wonderful time on Islay. The weather was almost always fine, great walks, distilleries... Germany.

6- 13 August 2016 Managed all 8 + Jura. Now drunkard! Easy cycle from Bowmore and Portnahaven. Pity the sun was on holiday too- Thanks. Edinburgh / Arran.

30 July - 6 August 2016 Well - equipped, nice, quiet flat. Great walks all over the island with amazing luck: sea and golden eagles from close, osprey fishing, peregrines and choughs over us and much, much more. Switzerland.

2- 9 July 2016 First visit to Islay. Lots of varied walks with abundant wildlife. Jura too. Saddleworth.

17- 21 June 2016 We had a wonderful four days staying in Kilchoman apartment in PC. It was superb. Weather was good. Trips all over Islay have been wonderful. Will definitely return here in the future. Thanks. Peebles.

11- 17 June 2016 Lovely living space- felt at home straight away. All very tasteful and well - equipped. Thank you ! Cumbria.

4- 10 June 2016 Absolutely fabulous! We have had the best holiday and don't want to go home. Oh yes, we'll be back- if we are allowed �.. Paisley and Glasgow.

14 - 21 May 2016 Port Charlotte and the apartment make for alovely place to stay. We've had a great week. Newcastle.

14 - 21 April 2016 Wonderful apartment, Wonderful Islay, wonderful whisky, wonderful wildlife, wonderful boat trips to Jura, Colonsay and, best of all, wonderful weather. Thank you Islay! Lancashire.

14 April 2016 We have had a great time- 60 km of walking the coastline in 3 days. What an excellent apartment. Cumbria.

4- 8 April 2016 Great to be back in PC. Kirkcubright.

27 December 2015- 3 January 2016 After getting engaged on Islay in December 2013, we have since got married and decided to return with our baby ( 9 months) to show her how beautiful Islay is. We'll be back again in the future. Thank you once agin. Happy New Year ! Newark, Notts.

26 September - 10 October 2015 Two fantastic weeks again. We'll be back as soon as we can. Thanks Alison for her helpful hands. All the best . Germany.

29 August - 5 September 2015 Wonderful stay again- accommodation even more well- appointed! Great food at Port Charlotte Hotel and Bridgend Hotel. We'll be back this time next year when we are getting married in Islay in August ! London.

13 July 2015 - Great place except internet! Thank you ! Hawaii USA.

30 May 2015 Another great week on Islay in a fabulous apartment. We shall be back. Falkirk.

15 May 2015 Superb apartment in a great location. Cornwall.

11- 18 April 2015 Very comfortable accommodation. We will recommend you. Islay is beautiful. Edinburgh.

7- 11 April 2015 So mild, so much sunshine! Another great visit to Islay. First was 25 years ago- how time passes�.. Dundee.

1-6 February 2015 What a lovely time we have had here in this great apartment. Will definitely be back to Islay and will recommend Port Charlotte Holidays to friends. Gourock. 28 December 2014 -3 January 2015 Great accommodation! The island is beautiful! The whisky is great! We had a happy new year! Germany.

15 - 25 October 2014 As usual, everything spot on. No lack of comfort or amenities. Will be back in February. Cumbernauld.

12- 19 October 2014 Brilliant cottage, great holiday- walking, golfing, wildlife and , most importantly, whisky. Hope to be back. Ayr, Scotland.

27 September - 4 October 2014 Already planning to return. Birdwatching, walking and visiting the distilleries was the purpose of this holiday on this friendly and lovely island. Great accommodation and good weather, Forfar, Angus.

13- 20 September 2014 Great accommodation and beautiful island. Recommend Portnahaven to watch seals and Ardbeg for coffee and scones. East Kilbride.

9- 13 September 2014 Graet place- couldn't fault it. Weather's been glorious. Looking forward to staying in Ardnave in may for the Festival. Burton on Trent, Staffs.

23- 30 August 2014 Great accommodation- everything you could ask for. Fantastic weather all week. Saw an otter in Jura near the ferry terminal. Hope to be back next year. London.

16- 23 August 2014 A week of sunshine and showers and a cold something ?????? Stirlingshire.

9- 16 August 2014 Had a great week despite the weather- have seen plenty of the island- Great apartment. Derbyshire.

2- 9 August 2014 beautiful island and great accommodation. If you get a good day, take a trip to Jura. Kentallen.

26 July - 2 August 2014 very sad to be leaving a beautiful island, but will be taking away unique memories of a perfect holiday. Recommend Portnahaven as it is a stunning place to watch and listen to the seals. Burton on Trent, Staffs.

6- 12 July 2014 There is no sadness in leaving if you leave for a reason. And the best reason is to come back again. Beddington, Surrey.

16 - 19 June 2014 Absolutely fantastic accommodation. We stayed for three beautiful nights. Loved every minute of it. And the weather, sunny every day. Thanks for having us. Warrandyte, Australia.

7- 14 June 2014 Really enjoyed our stay in the apartment on islay. Highlights: Finlaggan, Machir Beach, Bunnahabhain Distillery visit. Beautiful setting and also RSPB site. Northumberland.

17 - 23 May 2014 We have enjoyed our first visit to Islay and staying in this lovely apartment. Powys, Wales.

3- 10 May 2014 Great apartment. Very well - equipped. We have had a very relaxing t ime. Saw lots of birds, including golden eagles. Distillery visits at Laphroaig and Lagavulin interesting. Ulverston, UK.

April 2014 This week has been like a home from home. Can't believe it has taken us so long to visit- and it won't be our only visit. Absolutely love the accommodation and we will be recommending it to everyone!. Thank you for a beautiful stay. Everything has been perfect- simply brilliant! We'll be back as soon as we can. Liverpool.

30 March - 3 April 2014 Beautiful apartment, beautiful island, beautiful weather ( mostly). And we saw a golden eagle! Thank you. Newton Mearns.

14 - 28 August 2014 Fab two weeks on Islay. Wonderful again. See you next year. All the best and thank you so much. Germany.

August 2013 'Fab two weeks on Islay. Wonderful again - see you next year. All the best and thank you so much.' Overseas visitors from Germany.

July 2013 'Really great fortnight with very good weather. Apartment ideal for a couple. Thank you so much!' Guests from Somerset.

July 2013 'Fab accommodation - as always. Thanks for great customer service and attention to detail. Made our wedding, holiday and honeymoon!' Couple from Hamilton.

June 2013 'Great week away from it all. Nice apartment.' Guests from Edinburgh.

June 2013 'Mixed weather, but a great week. Accommodation as comfortable as before and Islay superb. Re midges, Avon Skin So Soft defeated them with ease!' Guests from Perthshire in Scotland.

June 2013 'We have had a fantastic two weeks here on one of Britain's best kept secrets. The scenery and wildlife on Islay just take your breath away. Fantastic apartment: very well-equipped. Thank you!' Welsh visitors from Cwmbran, South Wales.

June 2013 'Great week, great weather, great wildlife, great holiday. We will be back!' Guests from Edinburgh.

June 2013 'Fab week on Islay. Good weather, lots of whisky and excellent accommodation.' Guests from Newton Mearns.

May 2013 'A beautiful and well-appointed apartment. Ideal for two people. A very restful week!' Couple from Linlithgow.

April 2013 'Lovely accommodation - fabulous walks / drives. Thank you for a great week.' Guests from East Yorkshire.

February 2013 'Great apartment. Excellent weather. We have enjoyed Islay for over 20 years now!' Couple from Dundee.

27 December 2012 'Another fantastic week on Islay. The apartment was perfect. Happy New Year!!!' Newark.

29 September 2012 'Very comfortable apartment. Enjoyed our week very much.' Morpeth.

22 September 2012 'Loved the accommodation. Thanks to Margaret and Alison for making it so comfortable. Will definitely be back.' Edinburgh.

17 September 2012 'Fantastic apartment. Will be back. Had some stunning autumn sunshine.' Lanark.

10 September 2012 'Lovely apartment, beautifully presented. We had a lovely holiday and hope to return. Thanks.' Cheshire.

28 July 2012 'Great 2 weeks, wonderful weather, absolutely amazing. See you next year.' Germany.

25 July 2012 'Managed a few days back on Islay, were blessed with great weather. We loved the apartment and it is well equipped. Very comfortable - Thank you!' Edinburgh.

30 June 2012 'Good apartment, good weather, good week!' Perthshire.

14 June 2012 'We have enjoyed our first visit to Islay - excellent accommodation!' Renfrew.

9 June 2012 'Second wonderful visit to Islay & Kilchoman. Super comfortable apartment. Lucky with good weather and fabulous wild life, hope to come again.' Manchester.

2 June 2012 'Great week, weather and whisky. We will return sometime.' Stefan, Switzerland.

19 May 2012 'First visit to Islay - a really beautiful island. Lovely weather, friendly people, great cottage.' Highworth.

12 Feb 2012 'Our first trip to Islay - hopefully the first of many / wonderful Island - fantastic accommodation and the best tour guides in the world.' Wiltshire.

4 Feb 2012 'As usual a great week with all mod cons. Weather mixed but didn't keep us in. Looking forward to later in the year.' Cumbernauld.

Great accommodation. Everything you could possibly need. Glasgow.

Absolutely fabulous! Weather, scenery, friendly locals, food and wind to fly our kite. Not to forget the luxurious accommodation. Paisley.

Imaginative design - very clever use of space. Wonderful accommodation - well equipped and very comfortable - I will be back. Angus.

Beautiful accommodation, lovely holiday, very relaxing and thanks to Jennifer for all her help. Fife.

Chust sublime! Milngavie.

Flora and Fauna, Finlaggan, Isle of Islay

Our first visit to Islay. Great weather, super scenery and accommodation to match.

Loved the accommodation - a great conversion. Has added to our enjoyment of the holiday. So glad to have discovered it - Will be back. Glasgow.

Have had a most enjoyable holiday! Lovely and well thought out accommodation. Will be back. Jennifer is a real asset to the business! Moray.

Excellent accommodation - imaginative, attractive and well-provided. Glasgow.

Very pleasant and comfortable accommodation. Splendid view. We will strongly recommend Port Charlotte Hall to all our friends. France.

Isle of Islay - Finlaggan

Great scenery, good food and accommodation - enjoyed it all despite the midgies. Northern Ireland.

Beautifully appointed accommodation with everything provided. Appreciated Jennifer's support. Lovely place as always. Thank you for a lovely holiday! Milngavie.

Lovely accommodation, beautiful scenery and we hope to be back soon. Glasgow.

Great apartment. Really well designed and equipped and great location. We has a very relaxing week with great weather - saw Islay at its beautiful best. Glasgow.

Lovely relaxing week. Islay is beautiful and the accommodation is perfect. Dunfermline.

Ruins of Kildalton Chapel, Isle of Islay

Had a great week. Accommodation excellent. Ross-shire.

Thoroughly enjoyed the week. Accommodation A1 - matched by the weather. Angus.

Brilliant! We enjoyed it. Hope to see you next year. Germany.

Excellent accommodation! Port Charlotte Hotel also 5 Star - beer, whiskies, food, plus also had live music in bar on Saturday night. Welcome at Laphroaig brilliant and had a great tour of Bunnahabhain with the distillery manager. Machir Bay, Ardnave, the Oa and Portnahaven also recommended. Aberdeen.

Another memorable holiday away from the rat- race. Accommodation as new as it seemed last year. Glasgow.

Isle of Islay - Rushes at Finlaggan

Fabulous time, scenery was majestic despite the weather. The visits at distilleries are well worth it, but watch out for the dog at Bruichladdich - he bites - little *?!*er.

Very comfortable apartment with all amenities. Close to all places of interest. Would have no problem recommending this and we'll be back. Cumbernauld.

Islay worked its magic on us again! We had such a fab time. Managed to hear Norma Munro again - a must! Great Flat. Lanarkshire.

A wonderful week in a great apartment - so good that we extended our stay. Looking forward to August in your new house! Thanks. Wishaw.

Isle of Islay - Grasses at Finlaggan

Fantastic time. Wonderful flat. Milngavie.

Apartment ideal and very well equipped. Great to see Islay not changed in the 5 years since we were last here. Gobsmacked when an otter walked within 3 feet of me at Ardnave!! Ayrshire.

Great wildlife, whisky, flat and Port Charlotte also lovely. Will come back to Islay one day. Thanks. Coventry.

A wonderful week - wet, but beautiful. Saw a golden eagle at Machir bay. Lovely flat. Bradford.

Finally, not just pictures on the internet. What a great place to stay. People will not believe how good the weather has been. We're taking so much whisky back we may get charged duty on the ferry! Newcastle.

19 people - A great Party. Whisky Festival 2009. Sweden.

Weather fantastic - sunshine every day. Scenery amazing - a beautiful island. Walking and cycling great. Excellent accommodation - we'll be back. Fife.

Absolutely divine accommodation. Perfect. I came in search of peace and tranquillity and I found all of it here on Islay. Would not hesitate for a second to recommend. Many people made my holiday a success from the ladies helping at the apartment to the lovely staff at the Port Charlotte Hotel. Ayrshire.

Lovely apartment. All you could ask for. Weather great too. Great walks, especially Ardnave Point. Thanks to Jenny for all her help. We will return. Newlands.

Superb holiday. First visit to Islay. Everything and more. Loved the wildlife. Apartment just perfect. Weather just perfect. Whisky perfect. We'll be back. Manchester.

Fantastic week on Islay. Weather has been brilliant. Scenery and wildlife at Ardnave and Portnahaven. The Oa is unreal. Really nice meals at the Port Charlotte Hotel, Portnahaven and Ardbeg. Fish caught off the rocks at Port Charlotte - nice pollock fish cakes. Thanks for a lovely week. Leicestershire.

A lovely holiday. Accommodation is out of this world! Weather unbelievable. Milngavie.


June 2017 Great property- will recommend, thanks. St Andrews.

Whisky Festival May 2017 Love, love, love PC and Islay- rain or shine. A great home from home. Clackmannan, Scotland.

August 2016 Really nice house. We loved how close it was to the water. Ontario, Canada.

July 2016 Beautiful property. Perfectly set to cater for us all. We had a wonderful stay and are already trying to plan our return. Thanks! Abu Dhabi and Glasgow.

30 May - 5 June 2014 We absolutely love everything about this isle and the apartments ( Ardnave and Saligo)- The best place we have stayed on Islay - and we have been blessed with continuous sun! Tavistock, Stratford upon Avon, Loughborough.

4- 11 April 2014 We�ve had a great week- gorgeous weather, wonderful varied, friendly island. Great place to stay, thanks. Cockermouth.

18 - 25 October 2014 Loved it!- despite the temporary blips in the weather. Bath.

July 2014 We love it here! Will definitely come back. Perfect location, well- equipped and child- friendly. Norway.

May 2014 Great visit to Islay and the Whisky Festival. DJ Stu will be back next year. Thank you for having us. Milngavie.

October 2013 'Fabulous accommodation. A perfect place to stay. Had a great time in complete comfort - we'll be back!!' Guests from Burbage, near Leicester.

August 2013 'Had a super holiday again on Islay. We love the beaches - Sanaigmore in particular. Kids love jumping off the pier at Port Charlotte.' Family from Belgium.

July 2013 'Fabulous holiday home. Wonderful island and struck gold with the weather. We will be back!!' Visitors from East Lothian, Scotland.

20 September 2012. 'Top class accommodation and great island. Will definitely be back!' Edinburgh.

30 June 2012 'Fantastic holiday, amazing accommodation and beautiful scenery. Thanks for an amazing and wonderful holiday!' Australia and Scotland.

23 April 2012 'Had a fabulous weekend, wonderful accommodation. Hope to be back next year.' The Golfing Girls - Bridge of Weir.

13 Feb 2012 'Great accommodation - perfect location - a great weekend.' Edinburgh.

Just lovely. Michigan, USA.

Had a great week. Weather fantastic. Stirlingshire.

Most enjoyable. Excellent apartments. Wigan.

Had a great time. Wonderful beaches as well as a great house, thought the weather wasn't quite so great. Thank you for a great stay! Edinburgh.

Lovely holiday house - very comfortable. We even had fantasic sunshine most days. We have all been touched by the Islay magic and will be back. Edinburgh.

Great place to stay. Staff very helpful. Good weather to top it all. Aberdeen.

Beautiful house. Everyone waqs very helpful. We had a great time. New Jersey USA.

Absolutely fantastic accommodation and will strongly recommend to friends and family. Had a great time on Islay with lots to do for young ones and weather wasn't bad either. Bolton.

Could have spent a lot more time here. A weekend is just too short. Community garden at Bridgend sells excellent produce. Edinburgh.

Very good experience from 1st contact. We hope to come back. Finland.

Thank you! This house is the best we have ever stayed in in the beautiful Hebridean islands. Thank you for making us look forward 'to going home' to Port Charlotte Hall. Norway.

Very enjoyable and very lucky with the weather. N Ireland.

Llama Family, Carn, Port Mor, Isle of Islay

What did St Patrick say when he drove all the snakes out of Ireland? - 'Are you all right in the back?' Herts.

Really beautiful! Excellently stocked kitchen. Made lots of cocktails - would have been rude not to! Herts.

Everyone's been jolly friendly all over the island, especially Jenny. The weather's been lovely and we've had a great time hare-spotting and sampling the local whiskies and music. Will definitely be back. Ware, Herts.

Well equipped house. Amazing weather. Recommend play park at Port Mor for young children and the Port Charlotte Hotel for grown-ups! A terrific holiday. Best beach is Saligo, north of Machir. Bucks.

Had a fantastic time. The apartment is home from home. Port Mor park excellent for kids. Beaches could rival those in the Caribbean, albeit the water was freezing! Dornoch.

All have had wonderful holidays. Will be back as soon as we can! Elgin.

Very good accommodation. Had a lovely holiday. Aberdeenshire.

Had a lovely week with some beautiful weather. Port Mor was super for grandsons. Bexley, Kent.

Great accommodation. Great facilities and weather pretty good for October. Lots and lots of geese. What a sight and sound! Milngavie and Newtonhill.

Lovely house. Wonderful island. Edinburgh.

Magical Place. New York.

Wonderful island. Had a marvellous time with lots of good weather! The whiskies are excellent everywhere. Netherlands.

Beautiful house. Excellent holiday. See you soon. Glasgow.

Fab accommodation. Great for our little boys. Beaches are gorgeous and the seals have been a big hit! London and Exeter.

Cracking house, lush in fact. Had a lovely, peaceful and relaxing time up here. Cheers! Hereford.

Great place for the 'Stag' party and cask tasting. Super hosts. Islay was more than expected. Canada.


23 June 2017 Great week, good times and memories made. Thank you for excellent accommodation. Northumberland.

12 April 2017 Great stay. Best house in Islay. Thank you. Edinburgh / Balerno.

22- 26 March 2017 Great accommodation- Best we have experienced. Fabulous weather. Great geological excursions. Thank you. Stockholm, Sweden.

30 Sept - 3 October 2016 Lovely cottage, Islay a treat. Whiskey fab. Thank you. Falkirk, Scotland.

30 July - 6 August 2016 Had a lovely week in this fantastic cottage- the best we have stayed in up here in Scotland. Thank you. Sheffield / Bury.

29 May - 2 June 2016 Excellent accommodation. Well equipped, very comfortable. Would highly recommend. Thank you for arranging such glorious weather. Have loved every minute. Suffolk, England.

3- 7 October 2016 Brilliant four night break- sunshine, ????, geese, rest! Bath, England.

14- 21 May 2016 It's all been said- marvellous. Well worth visiting Jura as well. Thank you. Epsom, Surrey.

April 29 - 2 May 2016 Wonderful house to spend our holiday in. Excellent facilities and standards throughout. Newcastle/ Derby.

22-25 April 2016 Amazing house- home away from home. Fab few days in a beautiful place. Thank you. Co Kildare, Ireland.

22- 25 April 2016 Beautiful House- everything you could need- even beautiful sunshine. Thank you! Dublin, Ireland.

10 - 17 October 2015 Wonderful week, fabulous house. Weather amazing too !! Bearsden.

22- 25 April 2016 Beautiful House- everything you could need- even beautiful sunshine. Thank you! Dublin, Ireland.

27 -29 September 2015 Beautiful house. Very well equipped. Thanks Calgary, Canada.

27- 30 August 2015 Sibling's 50th birthday get together with partners. Great location, great island, great cottage, Thanks. Hamilton / New Mains

16- 23 May 2015 We have had a fabulous stay and love returning to Islay. This house is PERFECT. Thank you. Torphichen / West Kilbride v 12- 16 May 2015 Lovely place to stay. Enjoyed Islay and weather was good for the most part. Ontario, Canada.

4- 9 May 2015 best equipped place ever! Superb location- wonderful ! West Yorkshire.

February 2015 Math da rireabh. Should have one thousand stars!

New Year 2014-15 Third visit to this house ( 4th to Port Charlotte Holidays) and it is still as comfortable and staff as friendly as our first visit to beautiful Port Charlotte. Gloucestershire

25 October2014 Lovely week, as always. Glasgow

16- 21 August 2014 Islay and its people are as amazing as when we first came 9 years ago !! We come back each year and never disappointed !!! Your houses are just amazing and have everything needed. Devon.

9-16 August 2014 Fantastic home from home. A week just not long enough. Loved Islay and will be back. Falkirk.

9 August 2014 Arrived in lashing rain; left in blue skies- but a great time in between. Fantastic house, Cheers! Solihull.

18 July 2014 Fantastic stay! Thanks so much! Lovely house with all comforts of home. We will be back !! Corstorphine, Edinburgh.

10 May 2014 A week with friends in this fantastic house has lifted the spirits. Especially, the Bruichladdich 10 year old! Brilliant holiday, brilliant island, brilliant house! Ellon, Aberdeenshire.

December 2013 'Super, well equipped and comfortable house. Really enjoyed spending New Year here.' Guests from Edinburgh.

October 2013 'We had a Grrreat!!! Time on this lovely island and house was 1st class.' Visitors from Oban.

October 2013 'Had a great week, good food and drink, excellent house, friendly people- Great island.' Feedback from Glenrothes.

September 2013 'A wonderfully comfortable home from home. You've thought of everything. Really enjoyed our stay. Would love to come back some time.' Guests from Bristol.

August 2013 'First time in Sanaigmore after 7-8 times in Saligo / Ardnave apts. Very quiet, comfortable and well equipped here too! Thank you.' Repeat Visitors from Finland.

August 2013 'A beautifully furnished, extremely well equipped house. Playroom was a godsend with a one year old. Struck it lucky with the weather so enjoyed time on the beach and at the play park. Daddy enjoyed visiting the distilleries! We love Islay and will be back!' Small Family from Glasgow.

August 2013 'Great place to stay and explore Islay. Really well equipped. Hope to come back.' Another Guest from Edinburgh.

February 2013 'What a week! One of the best yet! The company, food, drink and relaxation were just what the doctor ordered.' Guest from Edinburgh.

31 August 2012 'Extremely comfortable - well equipped accommodation. Many thanks for helping us out at short notice!' Houston.

18 August 2012 'Really enjoyed our week, home from home. Very impressed by furnishings and fitments in house, very well kitted out.' Oban.

7 July 2012 'Brilliant holiday, very comfortable cottage - well equipped.' Cambridge.

9 June 2012 'Another wonderful holiday in Islay - unfortunately not a heat wave this time - but great fun!' Edinburgh.

Excellent accommodation. First family to stay here! Enjoyed very good weather. Recommend Port Mor for family meals. Will be back. Stirling.

Very lucky with gorgeous sunshine nearly all week! Islay is stunning. Our faves - Machir Bay and Sanaigmore. Everyone is so friendly. Accommodation is a cosy home-from-home. Thank you. Bedfordshire.

Had a lovely week. Beautiful island. Good accommodation. Dumfries.

Perfect accommodation- sunshine and whisky.... Amsterdam.

Brilliant accommodation. Have had a wonderful week exploring this beautiful island. Will be back. Edinburgh and Inverness.

Excellent accommodation, lovely weather and whisky-a wonderful week. Scotland.


10 - 16 June 2017 Many thanks for a most restful and relaxing break on Islay. Lovely to return to these holiday homes- Just great. Houston, Scotland.

15 April 2017 The house was really good and very cute. I really did like it. Balerno, Edinburgh.

14 April 2017 This house is incredible. Beds are really comfy. Edinburgh.

13 April 2017 Wow! Amazing house in a fantastic place on Islay. Great for families. Edinburgh.

23 - 30 July 2016 can't believe that it is six years since we have been here. Went to all the beaches this time. Beautiful. Will be back again. Glasgow.

28 May 2016 Wonderful house. Brilliant location. We've had a super holiday. Thank you. East Kilbride, Scotland.

4 January 2016 Very comfortable and warm. We enjoyed our first visit to Islay. New Year was great fun. Oxon.

5 October 2015 Fab house. Everything you could possibly want - and more. Can't wait to come back. Glasgow.

9 May 2015 A very nice house for a super stay! Thanks to Alison and Margaret for smashing hospitality. Best kitchen ever ! Dortmund, Bonn.

18 February 2015 Lovely place. On se noit chez soi. Islay toujours aussi belle et accueillante. Nous reviendrons. Merci. Pau, France.

17 February 2015 Une ile ai il fait bon se pos??. Sejour et habitants tres agreables. Merci - France

7 - 10 February 2015 Brilliant accommodation! Cosy, comfortable, with all mod cons. One of the best s.c. houses we've stayed in . Thank you ! Carluke, South Lanarkshire.

28 December 2014 - 4 January 2015 Thank you for providing such lovely accommodation for us- we have stayed in lots of beautiful self- catering houses and this ranks as one of the best! Moran Taing. North Uist, Western Isles.

26 - 29 September 2014 Amazing house with good places to play with my Lego. I had a very good time. Hope to come back soon. Bearsden

6- 10 September 2014 Beautiful house- fantastic modern facilities. Home from home !! Great few days on Islay- fab beach walks in glorious sunshine. Great hospitality at Port Charlotte Hotel. Fife, Gourock and Wellington, New Zealand.

19- 26 July 2014 Thank you once again for providing us with everything we needed in these lovely cottages. Our return visit has been an extra special family holiday and we've enjoyed a glorious week with Islay glistening and sparkling in wall to wall sunshine. We'll be back. Carlisle, Cumbria and Taiwan.

29 June - 12 July 2014 Yet again, great house, great island, great weather- don't think we'll ever grow tired of any of the above. How would you? Alison and the team on the ball again. Thanks, Margaret, you run a tight ship. Wishaw and Renfrew.

14-20 June 2014 Thank you so very much for the most relaxing holiday we have ever had. The house is beautiful- great colour scheme and we've had everything we needed. We hope to return. Chennai, India, South Queensferry, Columbus, Ohio. Thanks also, for the weather for smiling on us all week !

17- 24 May 2014 This is a far cry from self- catering on Arran in the 60s- a converted Scout hut, it was- honestly. This was a lovely, comfortable house. Hope to be back next year. Glasgow.

3-17 May 2014 "Smile, it's Islay!" It's so true. A lovely place to be. We'll miss it . Salzburg, Austria.

6-12 April 2014 A lovely house- so well- equipped and thoughtfully decorated. Islay, as ever, was beautiful. Great to be back- roll on next year. Newport, Saffron Walden and Stevenage.

August 2013 'A happy holiday home which has been a great space for a diverse group. Toys and books are a welcome addition. A clean and well kept house. We're all sorry to leave.' Guests from Northern Europe, Italy and Hong Kong.

August 2013 'A brilliant house and an unforgettable holiday. Thank you.' Guests from Lichfield, London and Surrey.

July 2013 'Yet another fantastic fortnight in Killinallan. Thanks again Margaret, Alison and team for the usual high standard. What a place to unwind! Hope to see you again next year. The kids are asking to come back already!' Feedback from Wishaw and Glasgow Visitors.

July 2013 'A delightful home from home! Thank you for arranging fabulous weather too. A brilliant holiday.' Guests from Milngavie.

December 2012 'Another great stay. Even wind and rain didn't put off New Year celebrations - Great Fireworks!' Review from Glasgow.

November 2012 'A perfect weekend for a perfect occasion and all enjoyed in a perfect setting on beautiful Islay. Thank you for making our brief stay so special.' Guests from Carlisle, Cumbria.

October 2012 'A lovely, well equipped house in the nicest village on Islay. Enjoyed the walks and the drams. Great weather for October too!' Visitors from South Queensferry.

28th July 2012 from Wishaw. 'Many thanks to Margaret, Alison and crew for yet another great holiday in a great house. So good we stayed on extra time, see you next year.'

7-13 July 2012 from Barbara and Maria Torres in Spain. 'Lovely house, lovely place, lovely people: lovely Islay.'

3-7 April 2012 from the Taylor family in Derbyshire. 'Lovely house, love the layout. Our first visit to Islay - a great choice of accommodation - highlight seeing the seals in Portnahaven.'

A beautifully designed house with 'all mod cons' plus! Great thought has gone into the selection of furniture and fitments which are are tasteful and of high quality. Very comfortable accommodation. A true 'home-from-home'. London/Angus.

Extremely comfortable and well-appointed accommodation. Superb! Luxury whatever the weather. Everything you could want. Hoveton / Norwich.

Wonderful accommodation - very well equipped. The kitchen is a cook's paradise!! And your own herbs available! Newlands.

A fantastic home with everything you could ever need. Thank you for a lovely week in your beautiful house. Surbiton, Surrey.

A wonderful week in a great house. You have thought of everything. We love Port Charlotte and will be back in the future. Islington, London.

Excellent accommodation. We've had a really comfortable and relaxing two weeks. Weather marvellous. Lots more to Islay than just distilleries!! N Yorkshire.

Very comfortable accommodation. Had a lovely time. Lenzie / Glasgow / Edinburgh.

First class accommodation, much appreciated by all. And we had great weather. Milngavie / Newtonhill.

Thank you. We have had a lovely week. The house has been great and Islay glorious. Leicestershire.