2019 availability (at 19/2/2019):

Main house: Weeks starting March 23, Sep 21, Sep 28, Oct 5

Guest house: Aug 25-29, Sep 2-7 and from Nov 2 onwards


Tel: 00 44 77547 01940

Three-bed cottage and independent one-bed wooden annexe located on a sandy beach on the Isle of Islay.

High quality. Available year round. Pets welcome by arrangement.

In the main (white) house:  3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen-diner and lounge around a central chimney with a wood-burner. Oak and slate floors, wireless internet.

Sleeps 6 comfortably, can accommodate up to 8.

Annexe has one double bedroom, kitchen-diner and a lounge with sofa-bed. Ideal for couples can sleep 3. Limited availability currently as we are staying there.


Weekly lets Saturday-Saturday from April to October, short-stays possible at other times. Winter stays from £600/week.


Close to the village of Port Ellen. Ardbeg, Laphroaig & Lagavulin distilleries are within walking distance.



There are daily flights to Islay from Glasgow all year round and from Edinburgh from March 2019.

Book online with Loganair or by telephone: 03448002855 from within the UK,  +44 (0) 1416429407 from overseas


Ferries to Islay leave from Kennacraig, which is just over 100 miles from Glasgow and 500 from London. Flying saves time but you miss out on a drive through some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland.

There is nothing at the ferry port, so if you are ahead of schedule and want a cup of tea or to do some shopping, you should stop at Tarbert, a small fishing port about five miles before Kennacraig.

If using a SatNav device for the journey from Glasgow, insert “via Inveraray” to ensure you get the correct route.


Ferries operated by Caledonian MacBrayne run from Kennacraig to Port Ellen, which is very convenient for Beach Cottage, and Port Askaig, in the north of the island. There are up to three two-hour crossings per day, depending on the time of year. You can book online at or by calling +44 (0) 8000 66 5000. Booking is essntial during holiday periods.


If coming from Northern Ireland, the easiest option could be a pick-up by Islay’s super-fast sea taxi operated by Islay Sea Safari They can get you here from Antrim in under an hour. Quick and exciting. Foot passengers only.


Beach Cottage is available to rent all year. Bookings Saturday-Saturday from mid-March to the end of October.  Weekend and short-stays available November-March and/or at short-notice. Contact: or +44 77547 01940

2019 main house: £975/week March 24 to week ending June 23; £1,050/week June 23 to August 26; £975/week August 26 to week ending November 2

Christmas and New Year weeks: £1,050