We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
other travellers have booked this property

Seal Cottage, Portnahaven, Isle of Islay, Argyll

Save
Seal Cottage
Portnahaven Bay
Living Room
Stove
View from front door
Kitchen
Plate Rack
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bathroom
Seals in Bay
Dolphins with Skiff
1 of 12Seal Cottage
Overview
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...
Read more
About the Owner, Jim S
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 18 days ago
Listed since : Jun 2014
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 9 reviews and 1 property
Contact Owner See more properties
Listing #HL4568580
Reviews from our community
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
English first
Any
English first
ruadh_gri...
Paisley, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2017 for a stay in October 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 steep set of steps leading to the parking spot above the back garden. If you're...

More
Hal B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2017 for a stay in 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 harbour of Portnahavan... The cottage is named for the seals who sit in the bay...

More
Management response:

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

More

Report response as inappropriate
Derek S
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This little cottage is in a fantastic position. From the front window you see seals at every glance. Across the bay is a a friendly little pub, good food too and from the top of the garden you can see Atlantic waves crashing on the rocks. The location on the island was the best we saw as we toured the...

More
Management response:

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

More

Report response as inappropriate
Amenities
  • 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
    Kid-friendly
    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...
More
Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
Bedrooms
    1 Full
    1 Twin
Availability
Show Rates
Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
R 5 174
£310
26 May 2018 -
1 Jun 2018
Default
7 nights
R 7 176
£430
2 Jun 2018 -
29 Jun 2018
Default
7 nights
R 6 676
£400
30 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
Default
7 nights
R 7 176
£430
View all periods
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Fees
  • Pets fee: R 167 / stay - Fee
Hide Rates
Map
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.
Access
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.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby.
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
First, check the Availability tab on this page to see if your dates are available. If they are, contact the owner via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox to confirm availability.
How can I contact the owner?
Initially, you may contact the owner via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox. This inbox is created after you send your first message or booking request to the owner. After you've made your first payment, you'll be able to see the owner's contact information.
How will the owner contact me?
This owner will contact you via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox.
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
You can send another message via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox to ask if the property is still available.
How do I pay?
For this property, please use a credit card to pay via the TripAdvisor Rental Inbox. Once the owner approves your stay, he or she will send you a quote, which will include payment instructions.
Is my payment insured in any way?
Yes. Payments made via the TripAdvisor inbox are covered by our Peace of Mind Protection.
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
#HL4568580
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
from
R 5 174
/ Week
Book Now
22 travellers
viewed this property in the past week
This property has Payment Protection
Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer.
Learn more about paying safely.
;