Set in the Rhinns in the north west of Islay, Rockmountain was built in 2005 to the highest standard, with a strong preference for natural and Scottish materials. The house is superbly equipped, and sleeps up to six people. We are developing a large wildlife garden, with deck, picnic and other seating areas.
From the house there is easy access to all the delights of Islay – deserted beaches and rockpools, horse-riding, moorland walking, bird spotting, swimming, craftware and gifts – and of course the distilleries!
Our huge ‘wildlife windows’ provide fantastic views – of birds and wildlife, of the natural environment, and of the enormous sky. Hen Harriers, Buzzards, Chough, Barn Owls, Deer, occasionally Eagles are all on view. Our ruin by the roadside, supported by the RSPB, protects rare birds. Rockmountain overlooks a Site of Special Scientific Interest featured on BBC’s Springwatch in 2007. The views take in the Atlantic and Loch Gorm to the West, Loch Gruinart and Mull to the North, and Jura to the East.
We are a few minutes’ drive from the village of Bruichladdich. We have our own car park, we are next to a single track tarmac road, and Rockmountain is not overlooked by other houses.
Whether you’re familiar with Islay, or contemplating a first visit, we would be delighted to help you make the most of your stay. Please explore this website, and e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org