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Reviewed 19 July 2017

Luxurious room, fabulous, very friendly host and hostess. Great to have use of the dining/drawing room to ourselves in the evenings. Breakfast has to be experienced to believe! Emma's baking with breakfast really fills you up for the day!! Emma and Ron very well informed about everything that Islay has to offer & happy to share their knowledge & experience.
Our 2nd visit this June & can't wait to visit again. Feels like home from home.
Easy walk to 3 distilleries & easy to get further afield. So much to see & do, especially the wildlife. The seal colony just after Ardbeg is amazing to watch. A very warm welcome awaits you at the excise house!

Room Tip: One room with bath, one room with walk in shower, depends on your preference
  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Room spacious with everything required, very clean, breakfast excellent and lots of advice if required, convenient to 3 distilleries and the cross. Walking distance to port Ellen. Would stay again if in area

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Barley2015
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous stay at the old excuse house thanks to emma and ron's splendid hospitality. Beautiful house, wonderful breakfast, stunningly picturesque location. Could not ask for more and would thoroughly recommend.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Lezzb
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

From the beautiful breakfast prepared by Emma each morning to the luxurious bath, everything was wonderful! We were happy to have a chat with Ron each morning before heading out to the various distilleries within walking distance of the B&B. We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay, and plan on staying the next time we visit Islay.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Laura P
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

The Old Excise House is situated on A846, just outside Port Ellen. The path from Port Ellen to Laphroig, Lagavullin and Ardbeg runs along the road, where The Old Excise house is located, so it's an easy walk either into Port Ellen for dinner of for a distillery tour.
The Old Excise House offers two beautiful and spacious rooms overlooking the coast line, not far from Laphroig Distillery. Lovely furniture in the rooms, splendid bathrooms (ours came with a free standing bathtub instead of a shower - plus a small bench "for the other to sit and read poems"), everything very well kept and immaculate clean.
Free WiFi throughout the house, although we had some initial trouble connecting our Apple devices. Beautiful lounge room with lots of books, maps and periodicals, so even a rainy day should not be too much of a problem.
Sumptuous breakfast prepared according to your wishes. No need to name your choices the day before as it's the rule in so many B&Bs: just sit down at the breakfast table and tell Emma and Ron what you are longing for. And be prepared for some freshly baked extra treat, coming right from the oven.
We'll be back!

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank AllaroundAsia
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