Isle of Islay, Tigh Na Creag
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 equipped fully fitted kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, microwave and cooker with ceramic hob. There is one double room and separate 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 free view 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 character 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.
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2 Aug 2014
"Fabulous holiday home, beautiful location."
Tigh na creag is a spacious house and yet it has a nice cosy, comfy feel to it. Shielagh had gone out of her way to ensure we felt welcome and had left us a number of little treats to get us in the h… More
It was so nice to meet you all and thank you very much for your lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed Tigh Na Creag and my wee extras. Hopefully we will see you again soon.
17 Jun 2014
"Lovely cottage in a lovely place - just perfect!"
Such a lovely cottage on the beautiful island of Islay.
This was our first visit to Islay and Tigh Na Creag and the island exceeded all of our expectations.
Sheilagh made us feel very welcome from the minute we set foot in the cottage. We arrived to a roaring fire, home made shortbread and other treats which was a lovely surprise and a great start to our stay.
Tigh Na Creag is spacious, contemporary and tastefully decorated and furnished, extremely well equipped, and in a quiet location with very friendly neighbors. It is a true home from home and we became quite attached to the cottage feeling very sad when it was time to leave at the end of our week's stay.
Port Wemyss is so peaceful, we loved listening to the seals singing which we could hear from our bed. The coast path that has been built by the residents is a must to walk around and discover the interesting little things that have been placed there. A short stroll along the quiet road takes you to Portnahaven which has a Post Office/general store and quaint little pub which serves decent food.
We tried to see as much of Islay as we could during our week stay, driving along almost every road, visiting the majority of the distilleries and other places of interest. We loved the beautiful beaches at Machir Bay and Ardnave Point that have sand as soft as talc. Another surprise was the (secret) community garden at Islay House Square - a must see! The history of Islay is also very interesting, with Finlaggan, Kilchoman Military Cemetary and the American Monument on The Oa being our highlights. Last to mention but certainly not least are the landscape, environment, wildlife and livestock which are all beautiful and and interesting.
In summary - Islay is a wonderful place and Tigh Na Creag is the perfect place to stay whilst you are there.
Three very happy visitors!
Thanks for the wonderful review, I am so pleased you had such a happy stay in Tigh Na Creag and that you enjoyed Port Wemyss and of course Islay so much. Hopefully you will make it back soon.
8 Mar 2014
"Great, comfortable, well-equipped cottage."
I had a lovely, relaxing stay at Tigh na Creag. The cottage is well equipped with comfortable beds, well decorated and above all clean and welcoming. The fire was lovely especially with Islay peat to burn, I visited in December and the cottage was warm and cosy.
Sheilagh and Paul were very helpful and provided some lovely welcoming extras on arrival, needless to say, I will be returning.
Thank you for your lovely review, glad you enjoyed the Islay peat on the fire. It will be nice to have you stay again in the future.
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