Stayed here for 4 nights in August and loved the apartment and it's location.Very comfortable-a good kitchen and pleasant lounge.
Also liked the little coffee/craft shop.
Will recommend it to potential tourists|
Comment by Sylvia Myers Date: 07-10-2016
Craigard Holiday Acc. consists of 3 appartments. They are owned and run by Catriona Bell of Bridgend.
The first house in Ballygrant proper, next to the village shop is the Graigard.
I stayed in Air a'Bhuth. The entrance is on the back of the house.
Entry is through the well appointed kitchen. You notice that it had a makeover recently. Everything is almost brandnew in the kichen.
Up de stairs and you've got a bedroom, livingroom and 2 other bedrooms. The bathroom is opposite the "master" bedroom, equipped with a bath and a shower.
Livingroom is equipped with a small television, but who needs a telly in Islay?
On the walls some historic photo's of the Bell family, who were the butchers in Ballygrant.
There a books, games, puzzles and binder full of info on Islay.
Issues of the Ileach from the last 4 years where there to read.
The welcome, on the Saturday I came there was fantastic. Catriona was not on the island, so her daughter Mairi was standing in. There was a loaf of bread and a fresh pint of milk in the fridge. Some tea and sugar to tide you over.
I had the fortune to be on Islay in June this year and it was very sunny.
It was a joy to sit in the garden, in front of the kitchen, with a book, a nice dram and the birds. The small garden is a suntrap.
The house is a mere 5 minutes walk from the Ballygrant Inn, and next door to the Village shop.
All I can say is that, for my first holiday on Islay, I coudn't have a better palce to stay.
Ballygrant is not really not in the hub of things, but it's a very quit and relaxed.
Comment by Bob Gulien Date: 12-07-2008