Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This wonderfully spacious newly refurbished 3 bedroom house offers stylish comfort for families or couples seeking a memorable holiday on Islay. Tigh Na Creag has a large open plan living and dinning area with a log burning fire, cosy couches and french doors looking onto the garden. The modern well equiped fully fitted kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, microwave and cooker with ceramic hob. There is one double room and seperate shower room on the ground floor and one double room and one twin room on the first floor where there is also a family bathroom.
The property has freeview TV, wifi, hifi and an ipod doc a selection of DVD's and board games in the living room The bedrooms have ipod docs/ radio alarms and hairdryers in every room.
The garden is partially paved with raised beds, garden furniture, barbecue and a shed to store bikes if required.
Port Wemyss is the ideal place for a holiday by the sea, situated at the tip of the Rhinns peninsula on the beautiful island of islay. This charming village retains all the charicter of a by gone era and a wonderfully slow pace of life. Enjoy sitting on the rocks watching the seals, or just having a lovely place to base yourself while exploring the island.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portnahaven Bay is a short walk from Tigh Na Creag|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow Airport|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Hebrides/Skye region
Port Wemyss is the ideal place for a holiday cottage by the sea, situated at the tip of the Rhinns peninsula on the beautiful island of Islay. This charming village retains all the character of a bygone era and a wonderfully slow pace of life. Enjoy sitting on the rocks watching the seals in the picturesque surroundings, or just having a lovely place to base yourself while exploring the island.
Just 50 meters from the cottage there is a lovely small coastal path along the rocky shores of Port Wemyss with picnic tables where you can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet; the views across to Orsay Island and its lighthouse are stunning and on clear day you can see the coast of Northern Ireland.
A short walk to the neighbouring village of Portnahaven takes you to the local shop and pub where you can have a bar meal at An Tigh Seinnse tasting some of Islay's excellent local produce or just take a refreshment and enjoy the local hospitality. Portnahaven also has a small bay which is ideal for swimming and spending time with the kids playing in the sand.
Islay has a diverse but beautiful weather pattern, summertime the days are long and the nights are short. Beaches are many and sparsely occupied, a haven for families creating magical sun filled days! Autumn sees hedges full of blackberries, purple heather covers the hillsides along with yellow gorse which flowers for most of the year. The geese begin to arrive in the thousands. During the winter months aurora borealis can some times be seen and the sky on a clear night is a star spotters paradise. Sometimes wild storms hit the island but are magnificent to watch. Springtime can be heavenly full of barmy warm days interspersed with Spring showers which in turn create beautiful brightly coloured double rainbows. Wild flowers grow in abundance everywhere and are a delight to see and smell.
Isle of Islay
Things to do on Islay
Islay's biggest export is malt whisky. You can visit the 8 famous whisky distilleries (Bruichladdich being the closest), take a tour and indulge in a wee dram or two. If you were just looking for a good lunch Kilchoman and Ardbeg have their own cafe
Activities on offer on Islay include pony trekking, birdwatching on the RSPB Loch Gruinart? reserve, cycling, walking, kayaking, golfing, fishing and exploring local historical sites.
Annual events include The Islay Festival of Malt and Music also known as Feis Ile or The Islay Whisky Festival is held in May and offers a wonderful array of entertainment and events.
The Islay Jazz Festival is held in September and Islay Sessions in November.
Walk Islay is held in April offering a number of different guided walks off the beaten track.
The Islay Half Marathon and Ride of the Falling Rain for cyclists are both in August.
The Islay, Jura & Colonsay show which takes place the second Thursday in August is an enjoyable day out for those enjoying traditional agricultural events. Show day as we call it on Islay is followed that night by a ceilidh dance in Portnahaven Hall.
The Festival of the Sea also in August, celebrating all things maritime.
Historical places of interest are many on Islay such as Finlaggan, Kildalton Cross & Chappell, The Oa American Monument and The Museum of Islay Life.