Burnside Lodge is a converted fishing house offering bed and breakfast accommodation from March to November. Also an informal cafe during the summer months offering homemade cakes and pasties which is well supported by locals and visitors alike.
Located on the Rhinns of Islay, Port Wemyss and its sister village Portnahaven boast a traditional pub, and a small post office; along with rapidly changing weather, sandy beaches, traffic free roads and an abundance of wildlife. Both guest bedrooms at Burnside Lodge look towards the Island of Orsay and the Rhinns Lighthouse.
The Isle of Islay, 'Queen of the Hebrides', is situated in the southern Hebrides with views of Northern Ireland which lies around 30 miles away. Islay boasts eight working distilleries, literary and jazz festivals amongst other events. ‘Feis Ile’ the annual festival of malt and music takes place in late May each year and attracts large numbers of visitors to the Island.
Islay is home to an array of plant, bird and animal species. It is most famed for being the winter destination of thousands of Barnacle and White Fronted Geese. Common and Grey Seals can be seen from the windows of Burnside Lodge on a daily basis, we also have visits from basking sharks and dolphins. Sitting in the garden you can watch Gannets plunge into the sea as they try to catch their lunch, while during the winter, Eider Duck regularly bob up and down in the bay.
Further information on events, travel around the island and even the weather can be found at www.islayinfo.com