Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, Scotland - Situated On The Edge Of Charming Village, Peaceful and Within Reach Of Amenities
S M Brooks
- english, french
About S M Brooks
Living in Aberdeen we are from Islay and Glasgow, and love spending time on the west coast when we can. Through Owner's Direct we offer weekly and short term holiday breaks at The Old Police House in Port Charlotte, Islay, offering holiday makers a comfortable place to stay in the west! We enjoy taking a hands on approach and try to ensure our guests have a good holiday stay, and we are happy to help with information and any specific information or requests.
S M Brooks purchased this House in 2008
Why S M Brooks chose Isle of Islay
Port Charlotte is the prettiest village on Islay with a range of facilities within walking distance, but peacefully on the outskirts with tremendous views of the sea. Spend some time away from it all, but within easy walking distance of local facilities. People visit Islay and Port Charlotte in particular for the beautiful location in a conservation village, for the friendly people, access to beaches and hotels within easy walking distance, for various sources of entertainment and to enjoy the natural beauty of the village and island. Day trips to Colonsay, Oronsay and to Jura are possible, and the exploration of Islay's Distilleries provides much pleasure! Horse riding, fishing trips, bird-watching, swimming are just some of the activities we enjoy, in addition to breakfast in bed with a spectacular view of the sea and sky.
What makes this House unique
The Old Police House has lots of living space, working fire, original Victorian features and stunning uninterrupted views over Lochindaal from the public rooms and two very spacious front bedrooms. As well as being light and airy in summer, it is warm in winter with the very efficient oil fired central heating. The front garden is enclosed, and the house is in a peaceful location only a short walk to the local beaches, shop and hotels and restaurants.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great property, great location. Beautiful island. Need to return to explore further.
Great property. Ideal location. Ideal base. Would recommend this property and hope to return.
We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return one day! Kind regards Susie and David
What a view
Fabulous spacious welcoming house.
We loved the location, the peace and the every changing view.
Thank you so much Fiona we’re delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay, and hope you’ll return one day!
Airy comfortable period house with beautiful views. Well equipped. Open fire with peat supplied. Port Charlotte has 3 eating places within walking distance. We had a really lovely holiday.
Thank you for your kind review. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you’ll return one day!
Susie and David
We had a wonderful time here on Islay weather could of been kinder😄�Would love to come back again at some stage. The distilleries are interesting and well worth a tour.
Thank you for your kind review - we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you’ll be able to return one day!
A lovely warm house with a very nice welcoming feel to it.Situation very good for the Island.
Visited the bar Port Charlotte Hotel in the village and felt very welcome. Had two meals there. Visited the Museum and found it very interesting talking to a local girl about the history. Visited the shop and shopped there. Very nice couple.
Really liked Islay and our holiday home and hope to come back again.
Thank you so much for your kind review - we’re delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope you’ll return one day 😊
Excellent Accommodation and Excellent Base to Tour Island
The Old Police House is spacious, well presented, well equipped and very clean. It is overlooking Loch Idall on the edge of the beautiful village of Port Charlotte.
Thank you for your kind review which is appreciated- we do hope you’ll return one day 😊
The property is situated on the coast, with two sheltered sandy beaches within walking distance, overlooked by a lighthouse, a small pier suitable for fishing, and a shoreline suitable for exploring rock pools.
The sea loch of Lochindaal is regarded as safe for swimming, and the beaches in the village and at Port Ban, en route for Bruichladdich, offer suitable places for young children to play, under supervision. The wilder beaches on the west of the Island are good for walking and picnics.
Islay Airport accessible from Glasgow is 30 minutes drive away, ferry terminals for Calmac Ferries also at 30 minute distances. Car hire companies and taxi services are available, with local bus services. Car hire/own car are recommended, due to rural location and access to the best visitor attractions. Day trips to Colonsay are possible on Wednesdays in summer, via Cal Mac ferry, and regular ferry services operate to Jura.
The Old Police House is situated within the village of Port Charlotte, with the island being 25 miles from north to south. The main shopping village of Bowmore can be seen across the Loch, and is accessible within 15-20 minutes. The neighbouring islands of Jura, Oronsay and Colonsay are within day trip distance by ferry. Jura daily all year. Colonsay/Oronsay only on Wednesdays, and only in summer - please check with Cal Mac for times and booking recommendations.
The local Post Office offers basic provisions, with further shopping opportunities at Bruichladdich and Bridgend. The main grocery stores are the Co Op stores in Bowmore and Port Ellen, whilst Bowmore is the main shopping village. The Wool Mill en route to Ballygrant is worth a visit, whilst the Square at Bridgend has a range of outlets of local wares. The distilleries throughout the island have visitor shops and tours available. Bird and sea life abound, with RSPB sites to visit, boat trips to hire, coastal and hill walking a real pleasure. A swimming pool is located in Bowmore, using heated water from the neighbouring distillery. Local Port Charlotte Hotel for good food and live music, Yan's kitchen for coffe, lunch and dinner, Lochindaal Hotel for seafood dinner. Further information is sent on booking, but the Islay info website provides a wealth of information for guests. Please do not hesitate to ask us for any specific information and advice!