• Rockmountain Cottage, Islay


    Rockmountain is a luxurious private home on the beautiful island of Islay in the Inner Hebrides. It is available as a holiday let.

    About the house Availability

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. Our garden is left purposely wild to encourage unusual native plants. There is a deck, and other rustic places to sit.

Please note we do not currently rent the house out, and this website is kept should it be available again at some time in the future.

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. Rockmountain overlooks a Site of Special Scientific Interest featured on BBC’s Springwatch some years ago. Hen harriers have long nested in the valley below the house. The views take in the Atlantic Ocean 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 when we update this site, should we rent the house out again.