A warm welcome, peace, tranquility and beauty of the Hebridean Island of Islay awaits you:

At Balaclava, our traditional 600 acre Croft, we offer two luxurious but cosy self catering houses situated less than a mile from the picturesque seaside village of Port Ellen with its fishing pier, where we have "The Spy House".
Close by are stunning sandy beaches of Kilnaughton, the Singing sands near Port Ellen Lighthouse & the magnificent seven mile beach called the 'Big Strand'. This beach runs along the edge of the famous & challenging Machrie 18 hole Championship Links golf course.

Laphroaig, Lagavulin & Ardbeg Distillery, three out of Islay's eight unique and famous Malt Whisky Distilleries, are a short drive away (2-3 miles) along the beautiful east coast road.
On the Croft we rear sheep & cattle which graze alongside wild red deer on our heather clad hills & fields. This peaceful, idyllic location provides panoramic sea views stretching as far as the Mull of Kintyre & the Irish Coastline on one side & across Loch Indaal to the gentle hills of the Rhinns on the other, providing a spectacular setting for dramatic sunsets.

The Old Croft House, Balaclava Croft House and Spy House, our three self catering houses, offer homely luxurious comfort, light & space, privacy, stunning Islay views and not to mention time for a good Islay dram or two by the fire.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Croft and are sure you will love Islay as much as we do. Islay Croft Holidays is the perfect location to enjoy as much peace or as much activity as you could wish for on this magical Island.

You wont want to leave








NEW: The Spy House - Stunning Views overlooking Kilnaughton Bay. More Info here




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