Living/dining room: Freeview Smart TV, DVD Player, CD Player, Ipod Dock
Kitchen: Electric Oven, Electric Hob, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer
Bedroom: Galleried, Kingsize (5ft) Bed Ensuite: Cubicle Shower, Heated Towel Rail, Toilet
Port Charlotte is a picturesque conservation village in the Rhinns of Islay, with a sandy beach and far-reaching sea views, the ideal base for a holiday exploring the island. The village, with its charming white stone cottages, has a hotel, restaurant and café, village shop with post office, as well as a museum and wildlife visitor centre. There’s also a restaurant, bar and children’s playground at Port Mor, just outside the village.
Walkers will enjoy The Loch Indaal Way, a coastal walk connecting the villages of Bruicladdich and Port Charlotte, ideal for any ability. Port Charlotte is around 20 minutes’ drive from the two ferry ports of Port Ellen and Port Askaig and just 10 minutes from the main town of Bowmore which has a charming small village character, with plenty of amenities and a good variety of shops, hotels and restaurants, banks, post office, swimming pool and fitness centre.
There are many small villages within a short driving distance, with Port Ellen being the principal fishing port and ferry terminal on the island with shopping facilities, hotels, restaurants, post office and pontoons available for yachts. The world famous challenging golf links at Machrie are about 15 miles away nestled alongside 7 miles of pristine beach. At the ferry port of Port Askaig, you can catch a ferry to the Isle of Jura which also has a world class reputation for whisky and beautiful scenery.
Islay is known as ’The Queen of the Hebrides’, and can be easily accessed by ferry from Kennacraig in Kintyre or from Oban. The island is quite large and is a paradise for birdwatchers, ramblers, fishermen, golfers, artists, lovers of fine food and, of course, there are nine (and counting!) whisky distilleries to visit and savour. Ideal for an adventurous family, with sandy beaches to explore, fabulous walking and, being fairly flat, it is perfect for cycling.