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Tighnabruaich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked 4 days in November and had a most wonderful time here. Everyone so friendly and helpful. lots of good walks for the dog all over the island and on nearby beaches. Would definitely come again. Cosy cottage and comfortable bed, couldn't ask for more.

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Thank Madelon2014
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a few times and have stayed in all 3 accommodations, all are well equipped and comfy and there is free WIFI to keep in contact with the outside world if you need too. Harriet, Toby and family make you feel at home and are very friendly, just remember though this is a working farm and sometimes they are... More 

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Florida
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

I was able to call them last minute and schedule a pony trek the next day for 2. The owner of the farm was very kind in scheduling us in. We took an hour trek down to the beach and back. It is a beautiful farm! We got there early and enjoyed talking with the staff. Mostly young woman who... More 

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Thank MelissafromFlorida
Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great .Just great.Nothing too much trouble even in the middle of lambing. Perfect location within easy reach of everything you could need. beautiful island with perfect beaches . Delicious seafood on hand.

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Thank Skye55
Jersey, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2016

Just spent a week in the Chougherie, loads of room and very clean. Lambing had just begun, and there are dogs, chickens, horses, deer, sheep (obviously) and thousands of barnacle geese - home from home, I loved it. Toby, Harriet and the rest of the family made us very welcome. Near to Port Ellen, and several distilleries, the wildlife on... More 

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Thank morgangi
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Bothy for two weeks in August/September. Rooms are nice and clean, kitchen has everything you need. TV and WiFi worked the whole time without problems. Location is beautiful, not far from Port Ellen. Good for couples and families alike.

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Thank Juraj H
Derby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

We stayed for a week in the Hayloft in late September/early October, when we were graced with some amazing weather. The farm is in a lovely location. The owners are very friendly and accommodating. The Hayloft is well equipped and comfortable. Convenient for the shops and facilities in Port Ellen and close to the ferry port. And it's less than... More 

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Thank DerbyshireNow
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

Just returned from our latest holiday at Ballivicar and am pleased to say it was as good as ever.The cottage was clean and warm,a good job as this was the coldest wettest may/June holiday we have ever had on Islay ( all 31 of them).Our first week coincided with the Islay whisky week (Feiss) this was also as good as... More 

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Bordeaux
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89 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We stayed 3 nights in May at the Ballivicar farm in the Chougherie cottage. This is a nice and comfortable cottage with two bedrooms, one double bed and two singles in the other bedroom. It is not an hotel but a self catering accomodation. It is perfect for 4 adults and if you would need it, there is a sofa... More 

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Thank Materio
Maldon, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

We stayed at this farm over the Easter weekend. The location is beautiful and the Farm is a working one. Lambs were being born as we arrived. The Chougherie is spacious and the double bed is very comfortable. The bedding and towels were well laundered. The hosts were pleasant and polite but were obviously extremely busy with the farm during... More 

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Additional Information about Ballivicar Farm

Address: Port Ellen PA42 7AW, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Port Ellen
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Ballivicar Farm Islay/Port Ellen
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“Hayloft looks good for couples. Lovely view.”
 of 5 bubbles Skye55, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“For fishing activities, ask to the man in the SPAR, he will give you usefull information.”
 of 5 bubbles Materio, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“All of the rooms are well appointed, comfortable and quiet. Since this location is off the beaten path, what am I saying, all of Islay is off the beaten path, there is no traffic noise to escape. All three rooms have a private entry and everything you will need save food for the larder. Size alone is an issue you would have to decide for yourselves. We were in the largest spot, either of the other two would have worked for a couple.”
 of 5 bubbles Celloista, 15 Jun 2013 | Read review
“The Bothy Room is not ideal for couples as it has two single beds.”
  • View of the back field and front door of the Bothy
 of 5 bubbles KarlyG, 3 Oct 2011 | Read review
“The Chougherie is a double, the others are twin.”
 of 5 bubbles xxxxxxIslay, 20 May 2011 | Read review
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