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Cairn Cottage, near Port Ellen, south facing overlooking Kilnaughton Bay - stunning sea views

Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Cairn Cottage is a wonderfully situated large family house on the Isle of Islay, very close to Port Ellen.

With beautiful sea views, a homely feel and plenty of living space, it's the perfect environment to unwind and relax.

Whether you are familiar with Islay or contemplating a first visit, Cairn Cottage is ideally located to explore the island. The property was originally built in the 19th century as a coach house and stables for the local landowner and still retains a personal and homely feel. With fabulous views overlooking Kilnaughton Bay and its lighthouse, the house is just a five to ten minute walk from a sandy beach.

We allow pets by prior arrangement.

Size Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Kilnaughton 1 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 1.6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Islay 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Telephone, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (7), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking
Further details indoors

Cairn Cottage is a wonderfully situated large family house on the Isle of Islay, very close to Port Ellen.

With beautiful sea views, a homely feel and plenty of living space, it's the perfect environment to unwind and relax.

Available for rent the year round, Cairn Cottage is well equipped and ideally suited for families and large groups, sleeping up to 11.

Pets are permitted by prior agreement.

Ground Floor;

Living/Dining Room – this 27ft/9m length room (formerly the stables) is the centrepiece of the cottage, it has a vaulted ceiling with high exposed beams and fantastic views over the bay. With a dining table that can seat up to 8-10 people, this comfy and relaxing room contains a number of sofas, a TV with digital satellite receiver (not Sky), a DVD player and an iPod type speaker.

Kitchen – is extremely well-equipped and includes full size dishwasher and washing machine, electric hob and twin ovens, microwave and fridge/freezer.

Sitting Room/Bedroom 4 (sleeps 2) – this large room traditionally used as a sitting room is more commonly used as a further bedroom as it contains a double sofa bed. It has an open fire, easy chairs, a TV with digital satellite receiver (not Sky), a DVD player and two study tables.

Bedroom 3 (sleeps 2) - a large bedroom (off the Living/Dining area) containing two single beds, two wardrobes and a view over the garden and Kilnaughton Bay.

Conservatory (sleeps 2) – this room to the front of the house, 25 foot/8m in width has two day beds with standard single mattresses, blackout blinds and is much loved by children as an area from which they can escape the adults (or is it the other way round ?).

Shower Room with toilet and sink

Wifi broadband is available and free to use in the house

First Floor;

Bedroom 1 (sleeps 2/3) - contains a king sized bed, wardrobe and drawers, plus a single day bed with stripped floorboards and striking views.

Bedroom 2 (sleeps 2) - contains 2 single beds, a wardrobe and drawers, is double aspect to the front and the rear of the property. It also contains a small washbasin.


Further details outdoors

The cottage is set in lovely grounds with is a walled south facing garden to the front extending the full width of the property overlooking Kilnaughton Bay, whilst the extensive rear garden is made up of lawn and flower beds, with a wooded area behind for children (and pets) to amuse themselves in. The property is gated and enclosed on all boundaries by dry-stone walls or fencing, with a private driveway that provides ample space for several cars.

Further details

Bookings are for 7 or 14 night stays, Saturday to Saturday. The house is available to rent year round.

Please note that we request a weekly deposit to cover oil, electricity and breakages which is not included within the rental cost and will be added when we send a quote

Spring/Summer - April to September +£100

Autumn/Winter - October to March +£150

The Hebrides/Skye region

The Isle of Islay is the southernmost island of the Inner Southern Hebrides of Scotland and lies in Argyll and Bute. The Isle of Jura, the Kintyre peninsula and Northern Ireland are Islay's neighbours.

Islay's climate benefits from the warm Gulf Stream, bringing cool winters with little frost or snow and mild summers. The driest, most pleasant weather, on average, is often from April to July when the sun makes the most hours and rainfall is less than in most other months. November to February are the wettest and windiest months with crisp winter days and snowfall, especially on higher grounds.

With 8 working whisky distilleries, the stunning scenery and amazing wildlife Islay is a fantastic holiday destination.

Isle of Islay

There are many things to see and do besides visiting the distilleries and enjoying the scenery and wildlife. Golf, cycling, fishing, horseriding and hillwalking are only a few of many possible activities. Several annual festivals on the island attract many visitors, especially the Islay Festival of Malt and Music, which is held in May. Other festivals are the Islay Jazz Festival, the Rugby Festival and the Cantilena festival.

Islay offers many wonderful and quiet sandy beaches all around the island. The Atlantic west coast of Islay is particularly beautiful because of stunning bays at Machir, Saligo and Sanaigmore. Saligo Bay is a must to enjoy one of the most impressive sunsets in Scotland. Some even say that Saligo Bay offers the most beautiful light in Scotland. Interesting and beautiful villages like historic Port Charlotte, Bowmore with its Round Church, Port Ellen and Portnahaven will make your stay complete. Also not to be missed is the Museum of Islay Life where the visitor gets a good impression of Island life in earlier and historic times.

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5 Jun 2014


"Spacious and well-maintained house in great location"

Cairn Cottage is conveniently located very close to the ferry harbor of Port Ellen and in walking distance to the local beach. It is a very spacious and well-maintained house with three bedrooms and a… More

10 May 2014



We have had a perfect time at this cottage and we have a enough living space. Everything is there like good bikes, stuffed kitchen, very helpfull neightbours. Thanks.… More

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