The Gearach at Bruichladdich

a taste of relaxation

Holiday cottage - Self Catering Accommodation

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Out and About on Islay

A taste of things to see and to do.

Islay is an island of 600 square kilometres and has a population of just 3000 people.

The breathtaking scenery and abundance of wildlife make it a special place for nature lovers and bird watchers.

With its miles of unspoilt sandy beaches that you can walk down or pony trek on, with so many flavours of Islay to discover, so many things to experience and enjoy, with the slow pace of life..... it’s the perfect getaway.

We know you will return.

Relax, its Islay.

Out and About

Islay standing stones - 2009 Year of astronomy

Islay Stalking (Gearach Forest - 01496 850120)

Islay Clay Pigeon Shooting (Gearach Forest - 01496 850120)

Islay falconry breaks (Gearach Forest - 01496 850120)














Islay House Square

Elizabeth Syke's Batiks

Islay Ales - home of the Gearach Ale

Islay Quilters

Islay Chocolate Company

Islay Community Garden













Persabus Pottery

Museum of islay Life (Port Charlotte)

Wildlife Centre (Port Charlotte)

Gaelic Centre, Bridgend (Visitors welcome Monday evenings, 7pm)

Islay Woollen Mill (home of the Gearach Tweed)

Finlaggan - from where the Lords of the Isles ruled

RSPB Reserve, Loch Gruinart

Oyster Farm, Gruinart

The Round Church, Bowmore

Kilchoman Church ruin

Tormisdale Croft Crafts (Portnahaven)








MacTaggart Leisure Centre, Bowmore

Port Mor Centre, Port Charlotte - childrens outdoor play park

Islay is also famous world over for its whisky and you will be able to visit any of its 9 distilleries (8 on Islay, one on Jura) if you wish.

All these activities and things to do are listed in the Phoney Book , Islay's local telephone directory, a copy of which can be found at the Smithy .

Pick up a copy of the Ileach, the independent newspaper for Islay and Jura - it is published fortnightly and has up to date news and lists of forthcoming events or attend a visitors welcome evening - details of which are in the Smithy information area.

Bike Hire - Polly and Danny Mather, Port Charlotte, opposite the hotel - 01496 850488










The Gearach at Bruichladdich - Holiday cottage - Self Catering Accommodation

Luxury self catering accommodation on the Isle of Islay, come and stay to enjoy Hebridean island wildlife, birds and malt whisky plus much more

Mark Piper
Gearach Forest Lodge
Port Charlotte
Isle of Islay
PA48 7UB

Tel: +44 (0) 1496 850120
Mobile: 07786 906472