About Us

Orsay House Bed & Breakfast in Portnahaven, on the picturesque Isle of Islay, the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’, is our family home that we share with our little rescue dog, Tizzy.

Islay is renowned for its friendliness and popular pastimes include whisky, wildlife and bird-watching, walking, fishing and golf.

Located on Queen Street, with a well-maintained garden stretching down to the rocks (with some amazing rockpools) and sea, Orsay House Bed & Breakfast  Accommodation offers uninterrupted, spectacular Atlantic sea views from the decked area in front of the house. where guests can sit and watch the changing tides, the antics of the local seal population and some amazing sunsets. 

Islay makes whisky but its not just whisky that make Islay.

For suggestions as to how to spend your time on Islay see our feature in the Civil Service Magazine 'Boundless' Follow this link to see article.


Start your day with a hearty breakfast with a choice of cereals, porridge, smoked fish or our traditional  Orsay House full breakfast – served in the light and airy family dining kitchen every morning between 7.30am – 9.00am. We cater for Vegetarians and those with food intolerances, however we would appreciate you letting us know prior to your arrival to ensure that we can cater to your needs.


Complimentary WiFi is available to all guests during your stay at Orsay House


For guests that chose to fly into Islay airport, we are pleased to  offer a pre-arranged, transfer service, subject  to availability.

Getting around Islay

A regular bus service serving both Port Ellen and Port Askaig as well as Bowmore stops just a few steps from Orsay House. This enables you to visit 5 of the islands distilleries without driving, but please note that the bus service does not operate on Sundays. 

The pub (An Tigh Seinnse)

Currently the local pub  is not open. However we understand the it will reopen, under new ownership/management. We will update this as soon as we know any further details.
Whilst the pub is only three doors down the road, generally the only noise and disturbance will be the sound os the seals singing or the waves crashing.