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Gumtree Cottage is situated on the Scottish Isle of Islay and can be found within the village of Coal Ila. The accommodation is located in an annex of the main house. Guests benefit from free WiFi and private parking available on site. The cottage sleeps four people and comprises of two large double bedrooms. It also comes with a kitchen and a seating area with a a flat-screen TV and Blu-ray player. Bowmore is 17 km from Gumtree Cottage.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Free private parking available on-site

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Port Askaig
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  • Elva
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    A lovely modern building, our hostess met us and welcomed us and showed us around. There were only two of us but there was ample room for four and the place was very warm and cosy which was a plus given that we were hit by storms during our stay.
  • Gavin
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    An outstanding location and the warmest of welcomes from Flo!
  • Paul
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Flo met us on arrival and made us feel at home straight away. The cottage is lovely (and huge!) everything you need for a great stay on beautiful Islay, hopefully we’ll be back soon!
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

Host Information

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A newly constructed conversion situated at the heart of Coal Ila. Gumtree Cottage is situated approximately 15 mins from Bowmore and the main amenities of the island.
retired mechanical engineer 25 years in the whisky industry
The small village of caol ila is a great base to explore Islay, located just 5 mins from the ferry port of Port Askaig and 15 mins from Bowmore - the islands capital.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • ballygrant inn

    No additional info available

Facilities of Gumtree Cottage
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Blu-ray player
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Video
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Horse riding
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Outdoor & View
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Sea view
  • View
Building characteristics
  • Detached
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Car hire
Entertainment and family services
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
Cleaning services
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules
Gumtree Cottage takes special requests - add in the next step!

From 15:30 to 20:00
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
From 10:00 to 10:30
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

An additional cot or single bed is available on request.

Please inform Gumtree Cottage in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.