Port Charlotte is a scenic fishing village and the best holiday destination if you’re visiting Islay Islands and Scotland’s best whiskey distilleries. Though its untouched shores are not ideal for swimming, you are rewarded with fantastic views of the Loch Indaal, Paps of Jura, and Mull of Oa. Book a family tour with Field Center for Natural History to explore the rock pools during low tide. This well-preserved heritage village, named after the mother of its founder, was once a housing facility for the workers of the 1829 Lochindaal Distillery. The distinct, traditional, stone-made, whitewashed houses with blue roofing built in the 1930s are located 11 miles (17.70 km) away from Bowmore and 6 miles (9.65 km) away from southwest Portnahaven. Select the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Port Charlotte, Scotland from our list below for a luxurious place to stay while you explore this lovely town.
In the town center beside the Lochindaal Hotel, a pub, and near a grocery is a guesthouse with two private rooms up for rent. The friendly owners live in the house and they allow shared use of the bathroom and the living room with a fireplace. The two bedrooms can be rented together or separately and are simply furnished with a double bed in one room while the other has a single bed and a baby crib. Rented together, the two bedrooms can sleep three adults and a small child. Basic necessities like free WiFi, heating, free essentials, laundry facilities, hot water, and free parking are provided during your stay.
11 Main Street, Port Charlotte.Port Charlotte, Scotland, United Kingdom
The house is perfect if you want five-minute access to the beach. A pub, hotel restaurant, and a general store are steps away. It’s cozy with its clean white walls, minimal country-style furniture, spacious rooms, and breathtaking views of Loch Indaal right outside your window. There’s a tiny dining area for two, a living room cozy with a TV and fireplace, and a fully kitted kitchen. The two bedrooms are furnished with enough beds to sleep up to three guests. The shared bathroom offers hot water showers. You are provided with free WiFi, heating, laundry facilities, and free on-site and street parking. Do note that though pillows and duvets are provided by the host, you should bring your own beddings and towels.
House, Port Charlotte, Isle of IslayPort Charlotte, United Kingdom
This remodeled artist’s studio is near Port Charlotte’s local shops, hotels, beaches, local distilleries, and wildlife. The unique three-level home hosts three guests with ease. The topmost floor features a huge double bedroom with vaulted ceilings and fantastic sea views. The mezzanine has a gallery and an artist’s studio with a sofa-bed tucked in a corner. Another stairway leads to the ground floor with a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, living room, and a private bathroom. The patio has a small garden where you can relax on folding lounge chairs. Hot water, heating, free essentials, and free on-site parking are provided. WiFi connection and cellphone signals are poor in the area so you must request the owner’s assistance to get connected.
Artist's studio Port CharlotteArgyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
The property was a former schoolhouse converted into a three-unit holiday home. It’s walking distance to the beach, pier, restaurants, and pubs with an awesome view of Loch Indaal, Paps of Jura, and Oa Peninsula. This is one of the three units up for rent. Its spacious and elegant all-white interior is decorated with modern furniture and light wooden finishing. Spectacular ocean and countryside views are seen from the wide windows. Its loft-style bedroom containing a king-sized bed and luxurious en suite bathroom is ideal for honeymooning couples. It overlooks the cozy living room and dining area where you can enjoy an intimate dinner prepared in the fully equipped kitchen. Be entertained by watching TV or connecting with free WiFi to post pictures of your trip on Instagram.
Kilchoman ApartmentPort Charlotte, Isle of Islay, United Kingdom
This is a lovely beachfront cottage with sweeping sea views from every window. Three spacious bedrooms are distributed on two floors with enough beds to sleep six guests comfortably. The living room on the ground floor has huge sofas, perfect for entertaining guests while warming up around the fireplace. Cook your meals in the fully equipped modern kitchen and host a dinner in your unit. You can surf the net, watch TV, do your laundry, or enjoy hot water baths during your stay in the cottage. Near the cottage is the beach, restaurants, pubs, and live entertainment waiting to be explored.
Saddler's Brae, seafront house in Port CharlotteArgyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom
This apartment offers stylish self-catering accommodation that hosts big families or groups. It is one of the three holiday homes in a remodeled old schoolhouse near Port Charlotte’s beach, pubs, restaurants, and pier. The unit features high ceilings and a spacious loft overlooking the ground floor’s open layout encompassing the living room, fully equipped kitchen, and dining area. A total of six thick-cushioned beds are distributed among the two bedrooms on the ground floor and on the loft that sleep eight guests comfortably. Four private bathrooms feature a hot water tub, laundry facilities, and free essentials. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and fresh linens.
Ardnave ApartmentPort Charlotte, Isle of Islay, United Kingdom
This property is a bungalow and a bed-and-breakfast located 10 minutes away from Port Charlotte. It offers a self-catering private room with dainty interiors and a queen-sized bed providing restful sleep for two adults. It also has a private bathroom, a tiny but fully equipped kitchen, and a folding table where you can eat. Chill out on the sofas as you watch TV, being kept warm by the fireplace. The unit is surrounded by big picture windows with awesome views of the Loch Indaal and Papa of Jura. Though the unit is ideal for two guests, it can accommodate two more children. You can request for additional floor mattresses for them to sleep on. Free on-site parking, luggage drop-off, and long-term stays are allowed.
Tigh na Greine studio B&BPort Charlotte, Scotland, United Kingdom
Experience country-style living for a few days by checking into this property. The cottage is 4 miles (6.43 km) away from Port Charlotte on a road going to Porthaven. It’s newly built on an old byre’s site surrounded by a vast garden and farmland where the owner breeds birds and bees. Do note that their pet peacock named Chickpea roams the property freely. Its brightly colored rooms are tastefully decorated with traditional and modern furniture. The living room features a chic sofa bed suitable for two guests, a TV, and a fireplace. The fully equipped country style kitchen has a breakfast counter and a dining area. The bedroom hosts two guests with a queen-sized bed and en suite bathroom with its claw-foot tub and hot water shower. Dine al fresco on the patio or ogle at the farm animals and occasional deer that visit the property. Modern conveniences like WiFi, laundry facilities, and free parking are available.
The Old Byre, An GleannPort Charlotte, Scotland, United Kingdom
This is the third and biggest unit in the refurbished old schoolhouse near the pier, beach, restaurants, and pubs of Port Charlotte. Its elegant interiors like the others feature a loft overlooking the fancy dining and living room areas. The stylish kitchen is in a separate room and is fully fitted to cook family-sized meals. Eight guests will be able to sleep comfortably in the four bedrooms containing five thick-cushioned beds. All bedrooms are well-lit despite having small windows and are furnished with a TV, heater, and a seating area. The four en suite bathrooms offer hot water showers and free essentials. You have access to a small enclosed garden with outdoor furniture where you can enjoy al fresco dining surrounded by lush greenery.
Saligo ApartmentPort Charlotte, Isle of Islay, United Kingdom
You’ll find luxurious lodgings in this huge cottage in Islay island just steps away from the beach, shops, restaurants, and a bus stop. It has well-appointed interiors decorated with modern furniture and a few vintage home accents that set a homey vibe. Three capacious bedrooms with a total of four beds and four bathrooms can fitup to six people. Your family and friends can gather around the cozy living room to watch TV and have your meals in the elegant dining room. You’ll be inspired to cook in the impressive kitchen with its fine wood finishing and state-of-the-art cooking equipment. French doors open to a furnished private garden where you can have your morning coffee or afternoon tea with a refreshing view of Octamore farm.
Sanaigmore CottagePort Charlotte, Isle of Islay, United Kingdom
Gorgeous whitewashed houses of Islay
Though the Islay’s houses look identical and unchanged in their whitewashed stone structures, they are very pleasing to the eyes. Once inside, you’ll be amazed that the interiors are very well-kept and uniquely designed with all the modern comforts. Be sure to include them in your travel plans when visiting Port Charlotte in Scotland.
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