Glenmachrie House


Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll, PA42 7AQ

    Alasdair and Rachel Whyte would like to welcome you into their home at Glenmachrie House, a traditional farmhouse built in 1898 and surrounded by 450 acres of green fields, loch, river and heather clad moorland.

    Glenmachrie lies four miles north of southern ferry port of Port Ellen and six miles south of the island's capital, Bowmore, and is an ideal setting for a memorable hebridean holiday or for that very special occasion.

    As you enjoy your welcoming afternoon tea you will be enthralled with the uninterrupted views of Laggan Bay and over the sea to the coast of Ireland. Guests will be pleased to note that there is ample free parking spaces at the side of the house and secure storage for cycles is also available on request.

    Glenmachrie is within easy walking distance of the Big Strand (miles and miles of golden, sandy beach backed by dunes) and for the golfing fraternity we are only one mile away from the internationally known Machrie Golf Links. We are proud to play host to families of Roe deer, hare, heron and otter and work closely with conservationists including Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and Scottish Natural Heritage. In wonderfully large and loud flocks, both Barnacle and White Fronted geese can be found over wintering on our lush pasture land. The garden has many places where you can sit out and enjoy the wonderful views and watch the wildlife, it may be interesting to note that 114 different species of bird have been recorded on Glenmachrie - truly an ornithologist's paradise!

    Free wi-fi allows you to check your e-mails or browse the internet on your own portable computer, phone or tablet as you enjoy the open peat fire in the sitting room furnished with antiques inherited by the family. A feature of Glenmachrie is that from the sun room where there are maps, a small library of books relating to Islay's intriguing past and local tourist information you are able to enjoy the sunrise over the hills of Dunlossit and Laggan Estates and truly magnificent sunsets can be appreciated as the sun goes to bed in the Atlantic.

    Rachel's knowledge of the island's rich, historical heritage gives guests an added advantage when visiting.  Rachel and Alasdair's attentiveness to your enjoyment is unfailing, whether it is organising a distillery tour, reserving a table for dinner at one of the island's restaurants, horse riding, bike hire, a round of golf or simply helping plan your daily itinerary.

    4 Bed and Breakfast
    Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Family e/s (1 x dbl & 1 x sgl)
    £145.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    King size double e/s
    £125.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    twin en suite
    £120.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    £120 per room per night for accommodation and breakfast

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Rural Location Mid way between Bowmore and Port Ellen on the A846

    Special Requirements

    • Single Travellers

    Payment Methods

    • Internet Banking Transfer
    • No credit cards accepted


    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Car Space

    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to the lounge

    Building Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps one

    Restaurant / Breakfast / Dining Room

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to the restaurant/breakfast/dining-room

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)


    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres from the main entrance
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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