Balaclava Croft House
This house has the most outstanding Islay location you could wish for. A large spacious 4 Bedroom bungalow, built in 1985 by Rob & his Dad, Johnnie, is positioned high up on the hill at Balaclava with breathtaking views over much of Islay. From the front giant picture windows you overlook all of Laggan Bay, most of Loch Indaal to the gentle hills of the Rhinns. On a clear night you will see the twinkling lights of Bruichladdich & Port Charlotte villages and the rotating flashing lights of Portnahaven Lighthouse. From the back of the house & the garden you can see all of Port Ellen bay & beyond to the Mull of Kintyre & the stunning Antrim Coastline of Northern Ireland.
Front Entrance & Utility Room: Plenty of space for hanging coats & boots, storage cupboard for cleaning materials. Beautiful slate tiled flooring.
Open plan Living space: Apart from the 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms the entire house provides a spectacular luxurious open plan modern living space with panoramic views all around.
At the back is a beautifully proportioned & spacious Oak kitchen area with dish washer, washing /drying machine, microwave, coffee machine, electric hob. In front is a large solid kitchen dining table seating up to 8 with an old fashioned pine kitchen dresser. High chair available.
In the centre of the room is a spectacular floor to ceiling feature stone fireplace with central Wood burning stove as a focal point . Large comfy sofas are positioned all around the fireplace with picture windows on three sides provide a stunning & breathtaking outlook. This really is a "Room with a View".
There is a small Library area with old pine desk & chair in one corner over looking Port Ellen bay plus rocking chair. Plenty of Books on wildlife , travel, adventure, painting, birdlife plus novels.
Free Wi Fi Access, Satellite TV & DVD player. I Pod docking station /radio /CD player, plus old fashioned piano (Not perfectly tuned).
In centre of the house is a large Airing /storage cupboard to dry our coats & provide spare towels, pillows etc.