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Seal Cottage, Portnahaven, Isle of Islay, Argyll

Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Portnahaven, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland
There is plenty to see and do on the island - watch the seals form the front door, wildlife, fishing, golf, walking and cycling are all available or visit some of the archaeological sites and the eight famous distilleries to sample the whisky! Take a day trip to nearby Jura from Port Askalg (22miles), Bowmore (18 miles) has traditional shops. Post office/ shop 100 yards, pub ¼ mile (across the bay).

Please be aware that due to the age and location of the property there may be some evidence of slight dampness during extreme weather conditions. Every possible effort has been made to reduce the problem.

Also please note that the primary heating is by a multi-fuel stove with electric radiators for background heating. The radiators are not powerful enough to heat the property on their own during cold weather. All Coal, Logs and Electricity i...
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Listing #HL4568580
About the Owner
Jim S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2014
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

A lovely well equipped cottage, snug and warm during the October storms with seals singing in the harbour each night. It was not short of anything, coal and wood and comfortable furnishings. We had wonderful week exploring every corner of the Island, from goat and...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank Nicola G
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Seal Cottage is beautifully situated near the Portnahaven harbour and, true to its name, gives a great view of the crowd of seals that hang out in the quiet harbour waters. The cottage was built in the 19th century, with uneven floors and a very...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank ruadh_grian
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Seal Cottage is lovely. It is small, but well equipped and the location is gorgeous. The back door opens onto a steep but pretty garden with a lovely outside eating area, weather permitting. The front door opens out to a view over the beautiful natural...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Hal B
Management response:Responded 6 August 2017

Thank you for your review - it was great to have you stay.

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
The normal change over day is Saturday. Other change over days will be considered during on request. Well behaved pets are allowed subject to a £10 supplement and owners must...
    1 Full bath
    1 Twin
    1 Full
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  • Pets fee: R 179 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Portnahaven is at the south westerly tip of the island accessed by a single track road with passing places for the last 11 kilometres.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Glasgow to Islay: 37.0 km
Ferry: Kennacraig to either Port Askaig or Port Ellen: 36.0 km
By Air
Fly from Glasgow to Islay by Flybe

Car hire, bus or taxi available from Islay airport
which is near Port Ellen, follow directions below to Portnahaven.

By Bus
There is a bus service from Glasgow to Kennacraig and from the ferry terminals to Portnahaven contact Caldeonian Macbrayne from ferry terminal follow directions below to Portnahaven.

By Ferry
Catch Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Kennacraig near Tarbert on the
Mull of Kityre to either Port Ellen or Port Askaig.
From either ferry terminal or the airport head for Bridgend then take the turning for Port Charlotte and Portnahaven. On arrival at Portnahaven King Street is on the left hand side of the bay looking out to sea.
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