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The Cottage

Isle of Islay

Cosy one-bedroom cottage in the Rhinns of Islay.

Located 3/4 mile from the small harbour village of Portnahaven in the south west corner of Islay (Rhinns). Semi-detached steading conversion with double height living area and mezzanine bedroom with balcony overlooking lounge.
Outdoor seating area opposite entrance. Covered parking in adjacent building. Electricity, towels & bedding included. Enhanced cleaning in line with COVID safety guidelines - Visit Scotland Good To Go certification.

Super-king or twin bedded layout in bedroom and sofa bed in lounge area for third person.

Entrance porch to double height lounge area with 2 sofas, one a sofa-bed. TV and open staircase to mezzanine bedroom and seating area. Separate kitchen with two ring hob over full size oven/grill, microwave, toaster, fridge. Combination tap for hot/cold or boiling water. Small table and stools. All standard kitchen crockery/cutlery & utensils included. Toilet and shower room with cubicle shower/ hand basin/ WC/ heated towel rail and light sensor mirror. Underfloor heating on ground level except porch area. Radiator in bedroom area. Small table top freezer in porch.

Gravel courtyard, decking area with small table and chairs.

Main living area all on ground floor but bedroom only accessible by staircase.

Low/Mid/High season short breaks (minimum 4 nights) available.


From £550 - £700 Weekly


Floor plan

Floor space: 39 m2

Accessibility

Main living area all on ground floor but bedroom only accessible by staircase.

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    • Sleeps 2 +1 (Max)
    • 1 Bedroom(s)
    • Bathrooms(s) 1
    • Whole house
    • Wifi
    Check-in / Check-out
    • Check-in from 16:00.
    • Check-out by 10:00
    Directions and Parking

    TRAVEL DIRECTIONS
    BY CAR…
    From Glasgow, drive to Kennacraig. This journey should take approximately 2 ½ hrs. Take the A82 Loch Lomondside, turning onto the A83 at Tarbet. Continue through Inverary and Lochgilphead towards Tarbert, passing Loch Fine. The Port of Kennacraig is 5 miles north of Tarbert.
    BY BUS…
    City Link operates a bus service from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station and connects with the CalMac ferry at Kennacraig- (0141 333 3708 or visit Scottish City Link website to see timetables or make an online booking). It is advisable to purchase tickets in advance
    BY FERRY…
    The ferry sailing with Caledonian MacBrayne from the Scottish mainland to Port Ellen or Port Askaig on Islay takes approximately 2 hrs, leaving from Kennacraig on the Mull of Kintyre..
    We strongly advise booking the ferry in advance.
    Further information including timetables, fares and booking can be found on the Caledonian MacBrayne website or call 0800 066 5000.
    BY AIR…
    Loganair operate a 35minute scheduled flight, daily from Glasgow to Islay. Further information including schedules, fares, and booking can be found on their website. Islay Airport +44 (0)1496 302022 online bookings Book Flights To Islay With Scotland's Airline | Loganair.

    DIRECTIONS TO BALLYMEANACH
    When you arrive in Islay –
    From the ferry terminal at Port Askaig -
     Follow the main road up and over the hill and continue until you reach Bridgend where you turn right on to the A847 to Portnahaven. Once you are in Portnahaven continue past the church and turn right (at the OK corner). Ballymeanach is about ¾ of a mile up this road on your right- hand side.
    From the ferry terminal at Port Ellen
     Follow the main road out of Port Ellen, heading towards the village of Bowmore, follow the road through Bowmore until you reach the village of Bridgend, cross the bridge and take a left onto the A847 to Portnahaven. Once you are in Portnahaven continue past the church and turn right (at the OK corner). Ballymeanach is about ¾ of a mile up this road on your right- hand side.
    From the airport
     Turn left out of the airport carpark and follow the main road towards the village of Bowmore, follow the road through Bowmore until you reach the village of Bridgend, cross the bridge and take a left onto the A847 to Portnahaven. Once you are in Portnahaven continue past the church and turn right (at the OK corner). Ballymeanach is about ¾ of a mile up this road on your right- hand side.

    There is a covered shed adjacent to the cottages with a bay for each cottage.

    • Free parking (indoor)
    Local area

    Walking, cycling and bird watching is very popular in THE RHINNS of Islay. Exploring our rocky shores, watching the seals and looking out for otters and of course our birds of prey mainly buzzards and hen harriers though sea eagles are being spotted more and more and further round the coast there are choughs. We also have lots of red deer often grazing in the fields like cattle and some smaller roe deer.

    • Countryside
    • Panoramic
    Facilities
    • Fridge
    • Freezer
    • Cooking hob
    • Oven
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Linen provided
    • Bath towels provided
    • Bedding provided
    • Cot/ Travel cot
    • Hair dryer
    • High chair
    • Dining area
    • Baby safety gates
    • Smoke Detectors
    • Smart TV
    • Freeview / Freesat TV
    • Internet access
    • Free Wifi
    • Main door / Private entrance
    • Patio / Decking
    • Garden dining furniture
    • Central heating
    • Pets not allowed
    • Hand sanitiser
    • Bathroom(s)
    • Free parking (indoor)
    • No parties
    • No smoking
    • Swimming (Outdoor)
    • Cycle hire
    • Cycle paths
    • Golf
    • Tennis court(s)
    • Fishing
    • Leisure centre
    • Shops
    • Supermarket
    • Bar / Pub
    • Restaurants
    • Café
    • Museum
    • Car hire
    • Playground
    • Beach
    • Ocean
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    • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
    • Value 5.0 stars
    • Location 5.0 stars

    The Cottage is situated on the Rhinns of Islay, not far from Portnahaven, which is a small fishing village comprising pretty whitewashed cottages, a small shop with a somewhat eclectic selection of goods, and a small church. The public toilets in Portnahaven are excellent (like something from a bygone era!). We also went to Port Charlotte and Bowmore for a wander. We went on the almost obligatory tour in one of the nine whiskey distilleries on the island. We had pizza in the Peatzeria (Bowmore) and a seafood platter in the Port Charlotte Hotel, both of which can be recommended. We visited the interesting Museum of Islay Life. However, we spent most of our time on the mostly deserted west coast of the Rhinns, where we took long walks. The coast is stunning. Dark and craggy rock formations weather the pounding of the North Atlantic waves. Sheep have formed paths high up on the grassy plateaus above the spray. Weaker rock has been eroded over time creating deep, near vertical canyons that fold the coastline in dramatic fashion. Seals rest on the rocks and in the waters of the quieter lagoons. Wide beaches offer golden sands and flocks of birds. The Cottage itself was modern, very comfortable and well equipped, and we were very happy there. Neil & Kate were kind enough to send us information about events on the island before we arrived, and they were responsive and kind hosts. Highly recommended.

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