Callumkill Estate Self Catering Islay is situated at the South Eastern corner of the Isle of Islay, the southern-most isle of the Inner Hebrides. We have two cottages for self catering hire on the estate.
Port Ellen is only a few miles away. There you’ll find restaurants, convenient stores and some small shops which provide residents and tourists with coffees, teas, good food and everything to feel ‘home from home’.
Callumkill Farmhouse Spectacular Views
Callumkill Farmhouse is more than 200 years old and is located high on a ridge of hills, overlooking fallow deer grazing in the fields, with views over the pagodas of both Ardbeg and Lagavulin distilleries. Looking out over the Atlantic Ocean on a clear day, the skyline of Ireland appears on the western horizon and over to the east, the island of Arran and Mull of Kintyre are visible.
The estate´s name “Callumkill” stems from the old irish language: Colum Cille = Church Dove. The name refers to St. Columban of Iona, a famous abbot and missionary who lived in 6th century. We have sympathetically renovated the house to a very high standard retaining original features, like butler’s bells and flagstones, but adding modern comforts.
Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms: 2 large double beds, 4 large single beds. Cot available. Kitchen: oven and hobs, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, toaster, water kettle. Kitchen French window leading to patio. A perfect breakfast/lunch spot 2 bathrooms – 2 showers and a free-standing bath with a view – perfect for soak after a day on the hill. Dining room that happily sits 8. High chair available Large living room with fire place. WiFi and Sat-TV. Utility room with washer, dryer, fridge and a freezer Wet area with benches & boot/coat space. Gun Cabinet Central heating, Linen, towels and cleaning after departure included. Ample parking
Callumkill Estate, Self Catering Accommodation Port Ellen, Islay
Ardbeg Cottage Private and Tranquil
Only a few hundred meters from the farmhouse, you can find Ardbeg Cottage also boasts great views and plenty of privacy.
This was the Shepherd’s cottage in former times. Some years ago we turned this little bungalow into a cosy holiday accommodation. This house is ideal for a family, a couple and hunters. It is located in a secluded setting offering a lot of privacy and wonderful views out to the sea.
Like the Callumkill Farmhouse our Ardbeg Cottage offers guests a high level of privacy and a perfect base for touring Islay.
Sleeps 5: 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin and 1 single). Cot available. Kitchen with oven and hobs, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, toaster, water kettle and microwave Dinning-Living-Room and Kitchen designed as open plan with fire place WiFi, DVD-player and SAT-TV Bathroom with shower and bath Wet area and utility room with washer and dryer Gun Cabinet Central heating Enclosed and gated garden Linen, towels and cleaning after departure included.
Distilleries and Rollerblades
In addition to that 3 Islay distilleries – Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig, famous for their full flavoured peaty whiskies, are within walking (staggering) distance.
A new paved foot path also suitable for bikes and roller blades runs parallel to the coast line and links our Estate directly with the distilleries and the village of Port Ellen.
Island of Islay
Islay has much to offer – 8 distilleries of the finest single malt whiskies, excellent golf courses, wonderful beaches and stunning historic places, like the ancient Seat of the Lords of the Isles.
Islay is a mecca for whisky lovers, outdoor activists and those looking for tranquilty and nature. It is the largest of the inner Hebridean islands and is easily reached by a regular ferry service from the mainland. It boasts 9 single malt whisky distilleries. Islay is host to a number of festivals throughout the year including music, books, rugby, whisky and cycling.
Part of its shores are on the Atlantic coast which is tickled by the Gulf stream, making the climate temperate for its northerly latitude. The winter months are also worthy of considering for a break to Islay as locals report it is even more beautiful as it is the time of year the flora and fauna really bloom making it a spectacular blaze of colour.
Callumkill itself is full of history; there are about 27 officially registered archaeological sites on the Estate.
Beyond that, Islay welcomes its visitors with plentyful restaurants and cafes, frequent Ceilidhs, the traditional Whisky festival lasting a whole week in May, beach rugby in June and a Jazz festival in August. There is always something happening on Islay.
Be warned: You won’t want to leave and you’ll soon be back.
1 Calumkill House, Ardbeg Port Ellen Islay PA42 7EA United Kingdom