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The Old Police House Port Charlotte with stunning sea views, sleeps 6

5 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
This spacious and comfortable house was built for the Exciseman of the former Lochindaal Distillery in the late 1800's and retains many charming period features such as 18 foot ceilings, cornicing, oak staircase, open fire and operating shutters. The south facing views over Lochindaal towards The Oa and Ireland mean that the rooms are light and sunny. The house offers 3 King bedrooms on the upper floor, one of which can be made up as a twin. A travel cot and folding bed are available plus baby bath and high chair. The house enjoys warm oil fired central heating. A large dining kitchen and cosy sitting room offer comfort and sea views, with a spacious handcrafted wood dining table in the dining room, with cast iron multi fuel stove, and sofa and chairs in the sitting room, again with se...This spacious and comfortable house was built for the Exciseman of the former Lochindaal Distillery in the late 1800's and retains many charming period features such as 18 foot ceilings, cornicing, oak staircase, open fire and operating shutters. The south facing views over Lochindaal towards The Oa and Ireland mean that the rooms are light and sunny. The house offers 3 King bedrooms on the upper floor, one of which can be made up as a twin. A travel cot and folding bed are available plus baby bath and high chair. The house enjoys warm oil fired central heating. A large dining kitchen and cosy sitting room offer comfort and sea views, with a spacious handcrafted wood dining table in the dining room, with cast iron multi fuel stove, and sofa and chairs in the sitting room, again with sea view, and with an open fire for burning coal, logs and peat. The kitchen is well equipped with quality circulon pans and denby crockery, with a washing machine/drier in the back hall. Both shower rooms are modern and tiled, with toilet and wash hand basin with electric showers, one room upstairs, one downstairs. The two king bedrooms face the sea, whilst the third king bedroom at the rear of the house overlooks fields to the west, and can be made up as a twin, as the beds are zip and link. A folding bed and cot are also available. A bench and folding outdoor chairs are available for use in the grassed garden to the front, with fuel shed to the rear in the large open garden. More
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About the Owner
Susan B
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2018
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Reviewed 28 April 2019

Stunning views, lovely village (and island). House very roomy and light, can't really fault it. Another couple of pint glasses might be nice, but otherwise very well kitted out. Would go back.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Trek50607247715
Smudgie_3, VR Owner at The Old Police House Port Charlotte with stunning sea views, sleeps 6, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2019

Thank you for your kind review. We’re delighted you enjoyed the house and hope you will return one day! We’ll check out the glasses situation and ensure there’s plenty of each type 😊

Reviewed 4 September 2018

This was the best appointed holiday home we have stayed in. It was perfect for our family holiday with a dog. Islay was a really interesting island with lots to do and Port Charlotte was a great village with a pub, restaurant, hotel and shop....More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Ann L
Smudgie_3, VR Owner at The Old Police House Port Charlotte with stunning sea views, sleeps 6, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review - we’re glad you had a lovely family holiday 😊 and we hope you’ll return one day! S&D

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Islay is just beautiful. So quiet and peaceful. Location is perfect, within approx 30mins we could be at any point on the Island. From the doorstep we had lovely views over the Loch, even saw the resident otter on a couple occasions. The house exceeded...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Lesley G
Smudgie_3, VR Owner at The Old Police House Port Charlotte with stunning sea views, sleeps 6, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review, we were so delighted you all enjoyed your time... hope you’ll come back one day! 😊

Reviewed 21 May 2018

Great views from this house accross Lochindaal. Watch the sun rises and sun sets. Don't close the shutters so you can see the moon as you go to sleep! Comfortable and pretty well equipped but could do with some sorting out of the glasses and...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Jenny M
Smudgie_3, VR Owner at The Old Police House Port Charlotte with stunning sea views, sleeps 6, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we’re glad you enjoyed your stay!

Reviewed 21 May 2018

The Old Police House in Port Charlotte was ideally sited for a 5 day trip we enjoyed with friends. No journey took more thatn half an hour. We were able to visit pretty Portnahaven with its bobbing boats, whitewashed cottages and frolicksome seals. A young...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Inspiration90296
Smudgie_3, VR Owner at The Old Police House Port Charlotte with stunning sea views, sleeps 6, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review we’re glad you all enjoyed your stay! Maybe one day you’ll return 😊

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Fireplace
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Does this holiday rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Port Charlotte is a pretty conservation village set on the edge of Lochindaal, a sealoch with safe swimming and beaches. The village benefits from a range of amenities including hotels serving food and drink, a pier and beaches, a shop and post office and the museum of Islay life, and Islay natural history trust, and Port Mor campsite and play park with cafe. All amenities are within easy walking distance. The beautiful Island offers many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors - walking, cycling, kayaking, beaches... in addition to spectacular wildlife and 8+ distilleries. It is also possible to visit Jura at all times of year, and Colonsay during summer months, depending on ferry schedules.
Getting around
We recommend access to a car, but there is a public transport system and there are a range of taxi services. Cycling is a popular option as the land is generally gently rolling.
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