Welcome to Cairn Cottage on the beautiful Isle of Islay
Cairn Cottage is a wonderfully situated large family house sleeping up to 11 and 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 at Kilnaughton Bay.
The village of Port Ellen is approximately 1 mile from the house; perfect walking or cycling distance, where you'll find a number of local shops, two pubs, a restaurant and a community centre/internet cafe. A 10-15 minute drive, or (we'd advise) the beautiful 45-60 minute walk will have you at the Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin distilleries.
Available for rent all year round, Cairn Cottage is well equipped and ideally suited for families and large groups. Pets are permitted by prior agreement.
From the enclosed south facing front garden and all front facing windows is the magnificent view over Kilnaughton Bay. The rear of the property has hard standing for 3-4 cars with a secluded lawn area, beyond which is a partially wooded area within the property's boundary.
Cairn Cottage is located on the southern side of the island, 5 minutes drive from Port Ellen, 10 minutes from Islay Airport and 25 minutes from Bowmore. If you catch the Port Ellen ferry then you'll be inside the house within 10 minutes with your feet up admiring the views.
Click here for the Islay-Kennacraig ferry timetables.