Hillcrest Self Catering Islay
Hillcrest Self Catering Islay is what the name says, located at the top line of a hill, and this property certainly offers the best views of the village! The photo above shows just one view from your property.
Situated in the picturesque conservation village of Portnahaven, Hill Crest is a modern house built on the foundations of a traditional fisherman’s cottage
Hillcrest benefits from Ocean Views from almost all rooms. Relax in the lounge with Freesat TV, free WiFi Internet and MP3 docking station. Enjoy the quality of the separate Dining Room/Kitchen with brand new units and appliances.
The home is just steps from the lovely sheltered child friendly beach, the local well stocked post office and general store and a five minute stroll to the traditional local pub An Tigh Seinnse.
Portnahaven and its neighbouring village of Port Wemyss are arguably the most beautiful unspoiled parts of the Island and provide access to a whole range of activities from pottering on the local beaches to cycling, walking, bird-watching, golfing or distillery sampling.
Six years ago exploring Islay, we bought Hillcrest for its stunning views. We enjoy fishing, looking at, listening to and smelling the vibrant sea. The walks over the gullies and the sound of the grey seals at night. The good food, friendly people and world famous Whiskies.
At Hillcrest Islay you can always find either a sunny, shady or wind sheltered part of the veranda to enjoy your views.
As mentioned before, we bought the house for its stunning views. The interior however did not entirely meet our ideas of comfort. In 2013 we completely renovated the house. All floors are of solid and varnished red pine. Every room has its own colour experience. The floors, walls and ceilings have been thoroughly insulated. It has changed the house into a very pleasant place to relax. No more draft nor damp walls.
Hillcrest Self Catering Islay Facilities
Whether you want a comfortable family holiday, a relaxing romantic getaway or an active group retreat, the unique atmosphere and facilities of Hillcrest await you.
Hall with access to the salon, bathroom and the stairs to the bedrooms.
The hall is heated by a storage heater.
Bathroom with a shower, wash basin, toilet, washing machine and dryer.
The bathroom is heated by a towel radiator.
The lounge, with its spectacular views over the beach, bay and village has a gas fireplace, a six seater table, couch and mothers chair.
Cabinet with Tv and audio/ Dvd system .
Entertainment: Radio, CD-DVD player with IPod dock and USB, TV with reception of free channels, open WIFI Internet.
Kitchen with three seated table, kitchen and brand new hob with ceramic cooker, top grill and large oven. Fan hood. Fridge freeze combination. Dishwasher. Bread baking machine, water kettle, toaster, Alfredo pizza oven, Panini grill, hand mixer, blender and tea and coffee making fascilities. This room is heated with a towel radiator
A double single bedded room comfortly heated with a storage heater. The room has plenty of storage space.
A double master room with access to the veranda. Beatiful view on Rinns Island and its lighthouse.
A room with sofa bed for one or two persons, heated with a storage heater. The room has plenty of storage space. The desk stores a selection of reference books and OS maps.
A vacuum cleaner, ironing board and some family games are stored in the stair case locker
Veranda from one side overlooking the bay and village and from the other the village and the sea.
Sufficient seats and tables stored in a shed.
General Information, Reservations & Terms
Prices & Dates Hillcrest
November to March 1) £425
April, September & October 2) £495
May, June, July & August £595
1. week 52 & week 01 – £575
2. Festival Week – on request
Bed Linen and towels (excluding beach towels).
Electricity and gas usage for heating.
A deposit of 100 pound is payable at the time of booking via transfer on our bank account. Bookings by phone or e-mail will be held for a maximum of 7 days pending receipt of deposit. The balance of payment is to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival date. Bookings within 8 weeks of arrival date are payable in full at time of booking.
Our lets run from Saturday to Saturday. Exceptions can always be requested. Your home will be ready for you from 3.00 pm and you are asked to vacate by 10.00 am on the departure date. This is to ensure adequate time to prepare for our next incoming guests. Please advise on your likely arrival time with as much detail as you are able to provide in order that we can ensure your property is ready and welcoming.
The property should be left clean and tidy on departure and we request that any damage/breakages be reported prior to departure (or a clearly written note left visible) in order that these can be rectified for our next incoming guests. In the unlikely event that the property is left in an inappropriate manner, an additional cleaning surcharge may be incurred. In certain circumstances damage and losses shall be charged in full.
We regret that we are unable to accommodate pets.
We request that all our guests do not smoke on the premises.
If you require to cancel a reservation for any reason we would ask that you notify us immediately by phone (to be confirmed in writing within 5 days) or by e-mail. In the event of a cancellation we will make all reasonable effort to re-let the property. If we are able to re-let the property you will be reimbursed in full less initial deposit and less any reduction in rental rate required to re-let at short notice. If we are unable to re-let the property, cancellation costs will be as follows:
More than 8 weeks before arrival date – deposit forfeited
Less than 8 weeks before arrival date – 90% total rental cost
We strongly recommend to all our guests that they take out holiday insurance to minimise the inconvenience of cancelled bookings or delayed travel. We cannot be held responsible for ferry/plane disruption due to adverse weather conditions (or for any other reason) and refunds will not be provided. We also recommend that holiday insurance covers loss or damage to personal effects. Vehicles, accessories and contents are left at their owners risk.
Travel Directions from Bowmore
Travel directions to Hillcrest
From Bowmore Follow the road to Bridgend then turn left, after the bridge, towards Portnahaven. Travel 15 miles and you will reach Portnahaven. Ignore left turn to Port Wemyss. Continue past the village hall on right. Ignore left turn near a footpath but carry straight on. The bay will be below you on left hand side. Pass the church on you right hand side and park your car just after house with blue windows opposite the OK corner.
Tel: +31 6551 17211
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