Burnside Lodge, Port Wemyss, Isle of Islay
Burnside Lodge is a two-room bed and breakfast located in the quiet village of Port Wemyss on the South Western tip of the Isle of Islay. While parts of the house are nearly as old as the village itself, the guest rooms in the newer part both have double aspect views of the Rhinns lighthouse designed and built by Robert Stevenson in 1825. The island of Orsay seen from the windows is the year-round home to the local population of common and grey seals, who can be heard singing across the water on calm days. Please note: Burnside Lodge is not suitable unless you have your own transport (either two wheels or four) due to its remote (but beautiful) location.
As well as welcoming bed and breakfast guests, Burnside Lodge is a hive of activity throughout the year, baking cakes for local cafes, supplying homemade pies to distilleries and locals. The quieter winter months find craft classes around the dining room table or furniture being up-cycled in the shed. As a civil wedding venue Burnside Lodge can also host a tiny wedding or elopement for couples looking to escape. At the moment things are a little different - currently we are running a 'non-contact' service, but you will still be able to sample homemade goods with your breakfast along with packed lunches for a days’ exploring. In 2022 we hope a self-service cake cupboard will appear during the summer months and to resume pre-booked evening meals.