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Getting to Islay

Calmac operate the ferry service to Islay from Kennacraig, the crossing takes just over 2 hours and arrives at either Port Ellen or Port Askaig both of which are around 40 minutes drive from Burnside Lodge. Booking in advance is essential if you are bringing a vehicle.  Alternatively you can fly to Islay from Glasgow with Loganair.  There are two car hire companies on Islay - Islay Car Hire and Cresswells both of whom will meet you at the airport.   Although there is a regular bus service, you really need a car to see the best of the island and to eat in the evenings!.  Local Taxi's are available from Islay Taxi's or Bruichladdich Taxi's

Getting to Burnside Lodge

From Bowmore, Port Ellen or Port Askaig head for Port Charlotte, then follow the road (A847) towards Portnahaven. 7 Miles from Port Charlotte you will reach the outskirts of the villages, and see a 30mph sign. Turn left towards the lighthouse and then right when you reach the telephone box T-junction, Burnside Lodge is the last house before the bridge. If you miss this turning and go on into Portnahaven, take the next left and you will come to Burnside Lodge from the other direction. If you are using a Satnav our postcode is PA47 7ST.  What3words///toasted.packages.feasting.

Eating at Burnside Lodge

Our rates are for the room only, however you can add breakfast in a basket on the booking page.  We do not normally offer evening meals currently, however have included the menu here should you wish to enquire.

Eating Out

Our local pub the An Tigh Seinnse has just re-opened, please see their Facebook page to see what is on offer, booking is strongly advised.  There are a number of options in Port Charlotte (7 miles away) 

The Port Charlotte HotelThe Loch Indaal Seafood Kitchen, Port Mor Community Cafe  and The Loch Indaal Hotel There are restaurants in Bowmore and Port Ellen.  We can provide packed lunches with a little notice, guests have been known to take a packed lunch for an evening picnic on the beach.  We are not currently offering evening meals here at Burnside Lodge as we would like our guests to support the newly re-opened An Tigh Seinnse, however our menu is still shown as we may make an exception with sufficient notice.  A three course evening meal is £32 per person.

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