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The Bay

Portnahaven Bay looking up to King Street
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Portnahaven Bay looking up to King Street
Double bedroom with sea view to front View from King Street into Portnahaven Bay
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5.0 of 5 stars
10 reviews
Portnahaven Bay looking up to King Street
Double bedroom with sea view to front
View from King Street into Portnahaven Bay
Seal in Portnahaven Bay
Dining area in kitchen
Lossit Beach, Islay
King Street, Portnahaven, with lighthouse island behind
Portnahaven, Isle of Islay
Saligo Beach, Islay
Seals basking in Portnahaven bay
Sitting room with direct sea view and open fire
Other side of sitting room, opening into kitchen
Claddach - raised stony beach just outside Portnahaven
Portnahaven sunset
View of King Street from Shore Street, Portnahaven
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Portnahaven, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland
The Bay is a comfortable, family holiday home situated on the sea front in Portnahaven. The cottage overlooks the bay which has a safe, sandy beach - ideal for playing, swimming, and hunting for crabs. The bay is also home to many seals, which bask on the rocks below the cottage. Portnahaven village has a family friendly pub/restaurant serving local produce, and a small but well stocked village shop. You can buy local honey and eggs in the village, and even crabs and lobster from the fishing boat at the pier. There is a fantastic, relaxed atmosphere, and children can enjoy far greater unsupervised freedom than the mainland.

The Bay is a traditional, two-bedroom fisherman's cottage and sleeps 4/5 people. There is one double bedroom, and a small twin, with room for one more on a sofa bed. A cot and highchair are available on request. T...
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About the owner, Liz R
Languages spoken: English
Calendar Updated: 16 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 10 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL434332 by: Holiday Lettings
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Colne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We stayed at the Bay for a week in May and can report that this is a super, clean, warm, comfy cottage with amazing views across the bay. The weather was cold and windy, but that's Scotland, so we needed the heating and on a couple of evenings we lit the coal fire so it was really snug. Should mention...


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Thanks for the lovely review and glad you liked the ginger cake. If only we could do something with the weather! Look forward to seeing you again in the future. more

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 9 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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Just back from 5 days in Portnahaven, staying in The Bay. The fishermans cottage is right on the bay with fantastic views across the sea. Lots of seals on the rocks and really enjoyed watching their antics every day. The cottage itself was immaculate, 2 bedrooms, a lounge with a coal fire and a fully equipped kitchen with absolutely everything... more

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Thanks for such a glowing review - it's lovely to hear you had such a great holiday, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 29 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We had a wonderful holiday staying at the Bay. It is a very clean, warm, well equipped cottage and you really can watch the seals from your window all day long. The island is a fantastic place- great distillery tours, fabulous walks, good food, wonderful golf course and it's especially nice to come back to a cosy cottage in the... more

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Thanks for such a glowing report - we're glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back another time! more

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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
2 Jan 2016 -
25 Mar 2016
Low Season 2016
7 nights -- --
26 Mar 2016 -
30 Sep 2016
High Season
7 nights -- --
1 Oct 2016 -
31 Mar 2017
Low Season
3 nights
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Short breaks are sometimes available at quieter times of the year. Please contact us with your dates for confirmation before booking.
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How to get there
Caledonian Macbrayne sail ferries from Kennacraig on the mainland several times a day - see www.calmac.co.uk for details. The crossing takes around 2 hours - if you are taking a car or bicyce over, be sure to book in advance. You need to be at the ferry at least half an hour in advance of it sailing or you will lose your booked position and be put to the back of the queue!

Scottish Citylink run a couple of buses a day from Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow to Kennacraig - see www.citylink.co.uk for details. Service No. 926/Campbeltown. You can book ahead and board at many points along the route.

If you're driving from Glasgow, head west on the A82 then A83. Allow three hours to be safe.

You can also fly to Islay from Glasgow Airport. The service is operated by flybe.com. It's exp...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 km.
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