The house is used by the owners family each year for their own holidays and is inspected by the Scottish Tourist Board. A convenient and comfortable ‘home away from home’, 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. In summary, Cala Sith is a family friendly, pet friendly, non-smoking home designed specifically with a holiday in mind.
In Port Charlotte itself, all amenities are within a short walking distance from the house. For families, there is a pier and a safe sandy beach close by, and a playground at the Port Mor Centre. The Museum of Islay Life and the Nature Centre are also located in the village. For eating out, the Port Charlotte hotel, the Lochindaal hotel and restaurant provide excellent fare. The village shop/post office/petrol station and bus stop are only 200 yards away.
The house is 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 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 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.