Inn in Argyll Scotland
Ballygrant Inn Isle of Islay Argyll Scotland Restaurant Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: David & Ruby Graham
Address: Isle of Islay, Argyll, Scotland, PA45 7QR
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Telephone/Fax: +44 (0) 1496 840277
Activities/Attractions: The island has many important historical sites; Finlaggan, and the Kildaton Cross, being the foremost. The Museum of Islay Life and Islay Field Centre are situated in Port Charlotte, providing interesting information on the history and wildlife of Islay. Both are well worth a visit. With seven world famous malt whisky distilleries to visit, including Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Bowmore, Ardbeg, Bruichladdich, Caol Ila and Bunnahabhain, along with neighbouring Isle of Jura, this is a whisky lovers paradise.
Islay has many beautiful wide open spaces in it's natural and unspoiled landscape, with long sandy clean beaches and rugged rocky shores, all hosting teeming wildlife. The RSPB bird reserve draws enthusiasts from many parts to see some of the 100 species that are present every day on the island, which reaches 120 species in the autumn/winter season. The over wintering barnacle geese are the main attraction in the winter.
Islay is especially suited to the walker and cyclist, as although quite a large island, it is easy to get round on a bike and easy to explore on foot with free access to the unspoilt countryside. Excellent wild brown trout fishing is available throughout the fishing season, and such good fishing too, that in 2003 the European Fly Fishing Championships are to be held on the island in the autumn. Sea fishing is also available by boat, as are wild life sea trips, sailing, shooting/stalking and golf on the famous Machrie Links.
Of course you might just come to Islay and do nothing but chill out, peace, perfect peace!
General Information: Ballygrant Inn is a small family run Inn on the Hebridean Island of Islay in Argyll, Scotland ... with a friendly Scottish welcome, excellent food, great selection of malt whiskies, beers and ales. David and Ruby Graham welcome you to sample their hospitality. Set in 2.5 acres of its own grounds, with attractive well kept gardens, The Inn is an ideal place to stay when visiting Islay.
Cosy comfortable bedrooms, nicely decorated and with pine furnishings, provide relaxation and rest after sampling the many delights of Islay. All our rooms are situated on the first floor and have/are:
The Restaurant at the Inn overlooks the attractive gardens to the front, backing on to the woodlands. The food at the Inn is all prepared in our own kitchen and is based on the philosophy of The Natural Cooking of Scotland, which encourages the use of fresh local and Scottish produce.
The recent accolade of our Gold Award in Green Tourism noted our use of fresh local and Scottish food, with our beef, lamb, venison, fish and seafood, vegetables, fruit and dairy produce sourced from predominantly Islay farmers, fishermen, producers and suppliers.
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Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.
Rates: (Prices quoted in UK Pounds)
From £27.50/person/night (Full Scottish Breakfast included)
From £42.50/person/night (Dinner and Full Scottish Breakfast included).