Fully equipped three bedroom house on the sea front with lounge, spacious dining kitchen, TV and free Wifi.
please note that the minimum let is for seven nights starting on a Saturday.
An Cala meaning 'the haven' in Scottish Gaelic, is a three-bedroomed house which accommodates six people in the beautiful conservation village of Port Charlotte on the shores of Loch Indaal in the Rhinns of Islay
With clear sea views towards the south-east, An Cala is the perfect holiday retreat for families, birdwatchers, artists and anyone who enjoys stunning tranquil landscapes with the constantly changing visual drama of light on water.
An Cala self-catering holiday cottage sits very near the sea shore in Port Charlotte, on Islay's sheltered Loch Indaal. With its open sea views, fresh air and the constant gentle sound of waves lapping the shore, a holiday spent at An Cala is the perfect antidote to an often rushed and noisy world.
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The pace of life in Islay is gentle, and the friendly, whitewashed Georgian village of Port Charlotte is a perfect base for your holiday, close to stunning and often deserted beaches, to Islay's eight distinctive Scotch whisky distilleries and to many of the island's fascinating historic and archaeological sites. An Cala sits right on the sea front near Port Charlotte's small pier and sandy beach. With luck, from the kitchen window you may spot seals, dolphins, otters and some of the wide range of sea birds for which Islay is famous.
Getting To Islay:
There is a regular daily air service to Islay from Glasgow Airport, provided by Flybe/Loganair.
For enquiries or bookings, see Flybe’s website or phone Islay Airport on (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
To book a through journey via London or other UK airports, (URL HIDDEN) can be used.
Caledonian MacBrayne ferries make several crossings daily to Islay from Kennacraig ferry terminal on the Mull of Kintyre. Arrival in Islay will be at either Port Ellen or Port Askaig. Both ports are equally suitable for reaching An Cala.
For sailing timetables see CalMac Timetables. Booking is essential if you are bringing your car. For enquiries phone Port Ellen (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or Kennacraig (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Citylink coaches leave from Glasgow’s Buchanan Street Bus Terminal, connecting with ferry departures from Kennacraig. The Glasgow-Campbeltown bus stops right at the Kennacraig ferry terminal. For timetables see Citylink Timetables.
For further information please contact Fergus
Getting to An Cala:
An Cala self-catering holiday cottage sits very near the sea shore in Port Charlotte, on Islay’s sheltered Loch Indaal. With its open sea views, fresh air and the constant gentle sound of waves lapping the shore, a holiday spent at An Cala is the perfect antidote to an often rushed and noisy world.
An Cala is a traditional Islay cottage on two floors, providing guests with a quietly stylish base for your exploration of the many pleasures of the Isle of Islay.
Downstairs is a spacious, comfortable sitting room with an open fire, television, a piano and lots of books and art for visitors to enjoy.
An Cala has an equally spacious kitchen/dining room which is the hub of the house and home of the oil-fired Esse range. The range provides constant hot water and runs the heating radiators. The Esse requires no attention whatsoever, and guests are welcome to cook on its hob and use the oven. There is also an electric cooker with fan oven and grill, and a microwave, dishwasher and washing machine.
For visitors who don’t wish to cook at all, the Port Charlotte Hotel or the Loch Indaal Hotel, both merely a short walk along the road from An Cala, offer excellent alternatives for lunches, bar meals, dinners or a bolthole for a quick dram!
Upstairs, the accommodation comprises three bedrooms; two double bedrooms, a family bathroom, and one bedroom with twin beds and an en-suite bathroom, sleeping six people in total. Two of the bedrooms look out over the sea, and settling to sleep with the sounds of the sea is one of many pleasant features of the An Cala experience. There is also a bathroom upstairs which boasts a long deep bath and electric shower.
There is free wifi available at An Cala.
Pets are welcome at An Cala by prior arrangement.
Charles and his partner Fergus look forward to welcoming airbnb guests to their homes. An Cuan Guest House in Islay during the summer, Kelvin Drive in the West End of Glasgow (their winter home) all year round and Braeside, their delightful holiday house on the Island of Jura For summer holidays. They also share their homes with their lovely 'labradoodle' dog, Bailey and Cairn, Bunty - they are adorable so you must like dogs!) Charles' interests are keeping fit and active by swimming, walking, skiing, sailing. I enjoy the theatre, Gaelic culture and Scottish Country music and dancing. I also like classical music and 'golden oldies' so listen to Classic, Smooth and Gold radio stations. Fergus majors on Gaelic singing!
They are knowledgeable about Glasgow, Islay and Scotland and happy to help guests organise their travel and site seeing.
Their own holidays are spent between Braeside on the island of Jura off the west coast of Scotland, Playa del Ingles in Gran Canaria, skiing in the Alps with occasional forays to European capital cities. Their French is reasonable, German rather basic and a few words of Spanish and Italian.
We forward to welcoming airbnb guests whether in Glasgow for pleasure or work - especially the theatre - in Islay or on the remote Isle of Jura.