The house is used by the owners family each year for their own holidays and is inspected annually by the Scottish Tourist Board to ensure appropriate quality standards are maintained throughout. A convenient and comfortable ‘home away from home’, located on one of the most beautiful unspoiled Scottish islands, is the reason many of our guests and our own family return year after year to enjoy Islay’s “and it’s goodbye to care” lifestyle, even if only for a short while! In summary, a family friendly, pet friendly, non-smoking home designed specifically with a holiday in mind, and now equipped with free BT cable TV and wifi broadband internet access.
In Port Charlotte itself, almost all amenities are within a short walking distance from the house. For families, there is a fishing pier and a safe sandy beach close by, (insert a graphic or two?) and a playground at the Port Mor Center. The Museum of Islay Life and the Wildlife Centre are also located in the village. For evenings out or eating out, the Port Charlotte hotel, the Lochindaal hotel and the Croft kitchen restaurant provide excellent fare. In addition, the village shop/post office/petrol station is located just 200 yards away.
The house is also well situated for visits to Islay’s other attractions; the whisky distilleries, the RSPB Centre, and the island’s several historic and heritage sites. Sports and outdoor activities available on Islay include fishing (sea, loch and river), boating, pony trekking, bird watching, golf at the championship Machrie links course, swimming at the Mactaggart Leisure Centre indoor pool, bicycling, nature walks or simply relaxing on the island’s several extraordinary beaches. Evenings can be just as active, especially during high season, with live performances in many of the pubs and regular ceilidh’s held in many villages.
To plan your holiday and find out what is happening on the island during your visit, we suggest starting with a review of the Islay information website and picking up a copy of the Ileach, the Islay newspaper once you arrive.