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Pier House, One of the finest houses & situations on the West Coast of Scotland

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

4 stunning bedrooms. A huge lounge with stunning views across Loch indaal.

Beautifully situated on the Pier side at Bruichaladdich, Islay is the original Pier Masters House. This is a stunning property, beautifully restored to an exceptional standard. Complete with a picturesque beach to the front and boat slipway to the side. This 4 bedroom property benefits from magnificent views of Bruichladdich Distillery and over Lochindaal to Bowmore distillery and beyond. The house is presented over 2 floors with the living room on the upper floor to maximise the exceptional vista. The house has all modern facilities and comes well equipped and presented. There are three double bedrooms, a twin bedroom along with 2 double sofa beds in the living space on the first floor. There is a main bathroom with shower and bath, a separate wc and the master bedroom is complete with its own en-suite and shower.

The large kitchen dining room is fully equipped. It has a large dining table which is the main focus of the room and perfect for large family meals. It has a dishwasher, gas over and hob along with microwave, washing machine, 2 fridges and 2 freezers. Central heating is fitted throughout and the living area has a Juliette balcony directly over the beach below.

The property has it own large driveway suitable for parking 4/5 cars which is fully gated along with a separate large walled garden with bbq area and outside dining area.

The upstairs of the property has stunning views from all windows and is divided into 3 main areas. The far end of the room has a large screen television with free view box, VCR, dvd player and music system.

The other spaces are designed for peace and relaxation with seating overlooking the beach below and along the pier, there is also a place deigned for reading, family games and socialising. There is central eating throughout the property.

There is a large hallway with separate cloak room plus a utility room to the rear of the kitchen.

Bruichladdich itself benefits from a well stocked mini market run by Aileen and is within easy walking distance of the house. You can get a superb breakfast sandwich and hot and cold food served throughout the day, fine italian coffee, a selection of tea and other drinks are available to have in or outside the shop whilst enjoying stunning views over the loch to Bowmore. Bruichaladdich distillery is right on the door step and offers a great friendly welcome, daily tours and an exceptional shop offering whisky, clothing and more. Right next door to the house is the Rhinns boat club and the pier outside the property is alive with activities of all kinds. Excellent fishing and crabbing is available year round on the pier as is bathing on the beach to the front of the house.

A couple of miles away in Port Charlotte, there are fine dining restaurants serving fresh seafood as part of all their menus. The bars and pubs are friendly and full of character. We highly recommend The Lochindaal public house for great Scottish craik and excellent home cooked food. Yan's kitchen offers mouthwatering cuisine with a well equipped, safe, indoor childrens play area to offer some peace whilst dining and The Port Charlotte hotel is centrally located and offers good food, accomodation and live music events throughout the year.

For the whisky lovers then there truly is no other Island to visit. With 8 distilleries on this Scottish Island, whisky is the life and breath of the island. Most of the distilleries are open for visitors and tours take place daily, all year round. There is a local doctors surgery, a well equipped convenience store and a little further along the road is Port Mor with an excellent community hall and well equipped children's playground.

Besides the whisky, the island is alive with wildlife, dramatic changeable weather and a wide variety of music. The island hosts the Feis Iles each May which is a 9 day celebration of whisky and music. The islands championship pipe band along with a huge array of musicians and bands feature during the Feis Iles and it really is an event not to be missed. Most of the islands distilleries take turns to host open days during the festival where whisky and fine music can be found in abundance.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

Why The Owner chose Isle of Islay

This property along with being beautifully and tastefully appointed is also lucky to have one of the finest views on Islay.

What makes this house unique

Sitting in the lounge during the day looking over too bowmore distillery.

Sitting in the lounge on an evening with a window open watching tv whilst listening to the Atlantic ocean lapping behind you!

Standing in the kitchen and seeing Bruichladdich distillery from one window and Bowmore distillery from another.

Fishing and crabbing for kids on your doorstep.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Isle of Islay in Argyll and Bute

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , I kingsize bed & 1 double sofa bed. Ensuite.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , The kingsize can be split into 2 singles. Exceptional views
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Pier House, One of the finest houses & situations on the West Coast of Scotland
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Beautiful location on beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 10 friends celebrating a 60th birthday. 4 couples stayed in house and 1 couple slept outside in their campervan. The location is stunning, right on the beach and 5 minutes from the very welcoming Bruichladdich distillery. The first floor living room is very warm and relaxing with plenty of space and comfy chairs. The kitchen is well equipped for big groups and all rooms are good and very peaceful. Plenty of room to park, access to a slate garden, and a useful washing machine and drying racks indoors.

Our host Katrina was very helpful, as was the housekeeper who brought in milk and bread at our request on arrival.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable, cosy and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Great house, truly home away from home. Comfortable bedrooms, great bedding. Really nice falling asleep to sound of waves. Kitchen equipped with everything you need for a self catering stay. Good WiFi and Tv signal and loads of board games to keep us busy. We had great weather so spent loads of time picking shells and rocks on the little beach in front of the cottage. Having Bruichladdich on doorstep also adds to the charm and warmth of the place. Important to add that everyone we met on the island was so incredibly nice that we would return tomorrow if we could. Katrina was also a dream to communicate with. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous house with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in Islay and would highly recommend this holiday home. Plenty of room with everything you could need for a self catering holiday. Beautiful views and the children loved having their own beach to play on. Ideally located for both ferry ports and for exploring everything Islay has to offer. We are already planning our next trip!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely property on a beautiful island

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in October, 4 adults and 2 dogs, loads of room and the house was very clean and well equipped with beautiful views plus when the tide was out we had our own small beach😀? Great time of year to visit lots of wildlife and stunning scenery. Nowhere is far on the island but the Pier House is nicely located. Worth exploring all the small roads that often lead to amazing beaches and quaint 'villages'. The short ferry ride to Jura is an absolute must, one of the nicest places we have ever visited. Not all the bars on Islay are dog friendly but we found enough! The thing that struck us was the friendliness of the locals, amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very good house for a family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We visited Pier House for a family holiday . We were lucky to have a good weeks weather ! The house is very practical with lots of space for everyone to enjoy . There were lots of good eating places on the island ( Peateriza and Harbour Inn , Bowmore and Yan's Kitchen and Port Charlotte Hotel ) Go to Saligo bay for an amazing sunset . Good golf course and the girls enjoyed all the beautiful beaches . Also visit the Bruichladdichdistillery . Hope to return one day , thank you

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. Would love to have you back anytime as guests at Pier House.
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A spacious, comfortable, light and well equiped house

  • 5 of 5

I booked the house for 8 of my close friends, some of whom hadn't met one another. We were delighted with the spacious layout, tasteful decor and furnishings and perfect facilities. We ate in most evenings, which was a delight around the large kitchen table. Bruichladdich is my favourite part of Islay and perfect for exploring bird sanctuaries, walks and beautiful beaches and the Pier House is the best accomodation I have stayed in over many years. Will definately be back.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Islay Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Lochindaal Hotel, Port Charlotte
Nearest Ferry
12 Miles
Port Askaig
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Machrie Golf Linx
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Yan's Kitchen, Port Charlotte
Nearest Beach
Our Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Isle of Islay, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Spring 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Feis Ile 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September/October 2018
15 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
October Half Term 2018
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Winter Season
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas/Hogmanay 2018/2019
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season Jan/Feb 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Check our availability calendar then contact us to confirm the dates you are interested in. A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total price is payable at the time of booking, with the balance due a minimum of 7 weeks before arrival. For arrivals within 7 weeks of booking, the full payment is required. Please note that cancellations within 4 weeks of arrival will not be refunded unless we can re-let. By making a booking for our property, you agree to these conditions.

Changeover Day:
Saturday; may be flexible during low season (October - March.)
Arrival is normally from the lunchtime ferry from Kennacraig, but we are very flexible - please let us know what time you will arrive on the island and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds. Shorter breaks may be available by request. All charges include bedlinen, towels, coal, heating and electricity. No charge for dogs.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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