Gorgeous Holiday Home
We had a wonderful week at Machrie View as a family of 7. The house is fitted to an exceptionally high standard making it feel like a 5* hotel experience. All the bedrooms have very comfy beds, fluffy duvets, pillows, blankets, and luxurious bathrooms. The views from the top floor open plan living space and kitchen are stunning. Watching the weather float in and out was better than watching TV. The house is located beside the tiny airport but it was fun watching the planes land and take off. There are never any flights in the early morning, late evening, or during the night so noise was never an issue. We ate in Port Ellen twice at Sea Salt and The Argyll Hotel which were both excellent and only a 10 min car journey away. Machair View is a well-positioned house to visit all the distilleries and beaches and when we return to Islay we will definitely book to stay here again.
Amazing house, amazing views!
Lovely house, fantastic views. Central to Port Ellen and Bowmore was a great location. The beech Close by is wonderful. We loved staying at this house and didn't want to leave. Can't wait to return!
Lovely house. Great location.
Machrie View is an excellent place to stay. Beautiful house in a perfect location. Ideal base from which to enjoy Islay and a very comfortable house to relax in after a nice day out exploring. Cannot recommend Machrie highly enough. It helped make our holiday very special. Would definitely stay again.
Machrie View is a splendid place to spend your vacation in Islay. It is conveniently located next to the airport (but don't worry there's only 2 flights in and 2 flights out all day so its not a nuisance) and is also located just a short drive to Port Ellen where there's pubs, a grocery store etc.
The house itself is beautiful, quite spacious and great for a large group. All your amenities are in good working order.
I would recommend this place to anyone else and if I return to Islay I would stay here again.
The Machrie View is a great home base for exploration of Islay. It has all the amenities you could wish for, with comfortable beds + bathrooms, great seats in the living room, a full kitchen and a dining area that invites you to long nights and good conversations with friends. The road and nearby airport won't effect the peace and tranquillity of the location. The only thing that woke us up one morning were a couple of sheep that took over the road for several yards as a shortcut ;-) Once in a lifetime experience! The Island itself has so much to offer: the best whisky, delicious seafood, spectacular and diverse nature and super kind people. Sam and her team provided us with all the info and made sure we had a great stay. We'll definitely come back if we see an opportunity.
Machrie view Islay review
Not much more to say!
The house is perfect in every aspect, modern comfortable, spacious, welcoming, fantastic views halfway between Port Allen and Bowmore , an outstanding property with every amenity at your fingertips. I Just hope I can get another booking In when I next want to go back to Islay. . A Truly Amazing stay & Samantha our host was fantastic regards communication throughout. 10/10
Lovely stay in Islay
Really nice house, comfy beds, excellent en suite bathrooms. Good quality fittings and the kitchen is well equipped. Fabulous view from the main room. Only negative comments are very minor, eg cooker hood is positioned so that you can catch your head on it, we had to ask for the key code for access as it didnt arrive until we were on the ferry, etc.
We would definitely stay here again. Islay is fantastic and the house is very centrally positioned on the island.
Stayed at Machrie View whilst working & staying on Islay and can highly recommend the accommodation.
We have told our employer that if we are doing further work on Islay that this is the only accommodation that we want to stay in.
5 star accommodation with first class service.
Utterly amazing house in every way!
Machrie View is without a doubt the best self catering house we have ever stayed in! The thoughtful way is has been built, with first class finishings and stunning decor are excellent. The house is fabulously well equipped and the views are amazing! The huge deck is the perfect place to enjoy a little tipple as you watch the sun set. Just simply fantastic!!
Stunning house with views to die for!
We were the first guests to stay at Machrie View and WOW what a fantastic location with breathtaking, uninterrupted views across the Islay landscape to the ocean! You can spend all day in the open planned upstairs dining kitchen and lounge area! What a brilliant space to relax and unwind irrespective of the weather. The property will be even better once the landscaping is complete but that didnt detract from a fab weekend. We will definitely go back, the house has everything you could need.