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Dundonald.  Bowmore Whisky by the Fire
Dundonald Kitchen Area
Dundonald Sitting Room
Bowmore Distillery
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Port Charlotte, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Very good - based on 13 reviews
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Andrew R
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“A great place to escape the day job!”
Reviewed 19 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

For reasonably priced accommodation on Islay, head to Kilchoman. Our cottage had a well equipped kitchen and good quality, fresh smelling bedding and towels. The property was presented spotlessly clean upon arrival (c/o Morvern I'm assuming) and a representative of the cottages will meet you shortly after arrival. Machir Beach (you'll only sometimes share it with others) and Kilchoman Distillery - for food and drink - are on the doorstep; both are walkable. Sunsets, from above the beach, and the abundance of bird life all make for a relaxing stay. If you get the chance, take a guided walk with the warden at Loch Gruinart and buy a bottle from the Caol Ila (say 'Cull Ea-la') Distillery, the friendliest on the Island.

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Maggie S
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Fantastic location, great for bird watching”
Reviewed 13 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We really enjoyed staying in this property. It was well equipped and cosy, but we were disappointed with the very poor WiFi signal. (No mobile signal, we could cope with!) The location was quiet and peaceful and there were lots of birds to watch. The nearby beach was a dream and we had a lovely walk around the cliffs and over to Port Charlotte. It would have been useful to know that the nearest shop was 10 miles away.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Sep 2016
Maggie,

Delighted you enjoyed your stay, wifi is by satellite and "variable" although we hope a much improved system will be available on the island by next year. Kilchoman is definitely rural!

Best regards

David
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Hugoshuma...
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“very comfortable luxury”
Reviewed 9 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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person found this review helpful

We stayed in Dundonald Cottage and have to say it was one of the best holiday rentals we have stayed in. While being a very high standard it also felt so comfortable. Equipped to a very high standard and beautifully clean. Would recommend with out a moments hesitation.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ginger_ni...
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Beautiful, peaceful cottage”
Reviewed 12 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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person found this review helpful

My partner and some friends had a brilliant time staying in one of the cottages. WE had a lovely warm welcome and there were nice little touches like a packet of yummy 'tablet' on arrival. The cottage was clean and very warm - warm enough to not need the fire, but we lit it anyway and really enjoyed the experience of drinking excellent Islay whisky, on Islay, in front of a roaring peat fire! The location is peaceful and very scenic. Would very much love to stay here again!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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KyleMacfa...
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“Beautiful spot :)”
Reviewed 2 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Booking this cottage was extremely simple and there were no unpleasant surprises. Well equipped and comfortable - really enjoyed using the open fire! Walking distance to the beach. Lots of birds to watch if you like that type of thing. Peaceful :) Thanks, hope to return one day!

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Liked best: Location, friendly service
Liked least: Practically non-existant wi-fi signal
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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