Orsay View

Self Catering

25 Shore Street, Port Wemyss, Isle Of Islay, Argyll, PA47 7ST

    SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION on the ISLE of ISLAY: ORSAY VIEW, PORT WEMYSS. www.islay-selfcatering.co.uk orsay.view@btinternet.com Traditional cottage in peaceful picturesque village overlooking the ocean. see website for details/photos

    As the words of the Gaelic song go .......... "Nach boidheach an sealladh Taigh-Solais An Roinn"
    ("What a beautiful sight the Rhinns Lighthouse").

    A TRADITIONAL COTTAGE IN THE PEACEFUL PICTURESQUE VILLAGE OF PORT WEMYSS, ISLE OF ISLAY.
    THE COTTAGE OVERLOOKS ORSAY ISLAND, WITH THE IMPRESSIVE ROBERT STEVENSON RHINNS LIGHTHOUSE (1825).

    THE FRONT GARDEN IS A PERFECT SPOT TO RELAX AFTER A DAY EXPLORING BEAUTIFUL ISLAY AND WATCH THE STUNNING SUNSETS, SEALS, SEA-BIRDS, DOLPHINS AND BASKING SHARKS.

    £400 - £460 PER WEEK.
    BOOK/ENQUIRE DIRECT: 01496 860 218 / orsay.view@btinternet.com
    Normal arrival/departure is Saturday to Saturday. 
    Orsay View comprises two large bedrooms (a double and a twin - each with double aspect windows), sitting room, dining room, well-fitted kitchen, and bathroom (with over-bath electric shower).
    The cottage has Broadband Wi-Fi/Internet connection, 2 televisions, 2 DVD players and a CD player. The heating for the Cottage and hot water is electric and there is also an open fire in the sitting room.
    The electricity, Wi-Fi/Internet connection, fuel for the fire (coal, peat and logs), and gas for the Bar-B-Q are included in the price. Bed-linen and towels are provided, however please bring your own beach towels.
    There are large gardens to both the front and rear of the property. A gas Bar-B-Q is provided should you wish to eat alfresco! A single garage at the front of the house is available should you require additional storage space for bicycles, canoes or other leisure equipment. There is also parking at the front of the cottage.

    The centre piece of Orsay Island is the Rhinns Lighthouse, designed and built by Robert Stevenson in 1825. There is also the ruin of a chapel on the island which dates back to the 6th - 8th century.

    The neighbouring village of Portnahaven is approx. 5 minutes walk and has a Post Office & General Store, and a Pub - "An Tigh Seinnse" - which also serves meals snacks, teas and coffees. The two villages were established c.1830.
    There is a coastal path below the cottage, giving access to both the rocky shore for fishing and a small quiet beach - where generations of children have perfected their crab-fishing skills.

    Everyone is welcome to visit or attend the Services (Sunday 10 AM) at the Church of Scotland historic church in Portnahaven - designed by Thomas Telford (c.1830). The church retains the traditional high pulpit, gallery and two entrance doors.

    If golf is your game then Islay offers you the magnificent 18 hole Machrie Golf Links, laid out by the great Willie Campbell in 1891. Note: The golf course is still open while the Machrie Hotel is undergoing refurbishment.

    Islay has many interesting places to see and visit; including its 8 whisky distilleries, wildlife and amazing birdlife, walking, beautiful beaches and many places of historical interest. Islay is fantastic for photography. There is an indoor swimming pool in Bowmore. A frequent ferry service operates to Jura from Port Askaig. The Visit Scotland Tourist Centre in Bowmore will provide information on these and much more.
     

    Gradings
    3 Self Catering
    Awards
    Cyclists Welcome Walkers Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    1
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff
    Orsay View
    £460.00 per unit per week

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Self Catering Holiday

    Children

    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Garden
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Non smokers
    • Senior Citizens
    • Single Travellers
    • Young People

    Catering

    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop

    Domestic

    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Log Fire
    • Microwave
    • Open Hearth Fire
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Shower
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Languages Spoken

    • Gaelic Speaking

    Location

    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Village Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Transport

    • Bike Storage Available
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking
    • Private Car Space
    • Public Parking Nearby

    Road Directions

    From Port Ellen, drive to Bridgend and turn left after the General Store. From Port Askaig, turn right at Bridgend before the General Store. Follow this road for approximately 15 miles to the Rhinns of Islay. As you enter Portnahaven, take the first left at the Old School (which is on your left), and drive half a mile into the village of Port Wemyss.
    At the road junction facing the lighthouse turn left. Orsay View is the 3rd house on left.
    Note: Many of the Islay roads are narrow with vehicle "passing-places", so please drive with care, and give way as appropriate.

    For information: There are taxi, car hire and public bus services on Islay. The "Post-Bus" also carries a limited number of passengers.

    Public Transport Directions

    The nearest information centre:- The Visit Scotland Tourist Information Centre is located in the square in Bowmore.
    Bowmore is located between Port Ellen and Bridgend.

    Getting there by railway:- No rail links on Islay or to the ferry

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Islay has an airport at Glenegadale, located between Port Ellen and Bowmore, with daily Flybe flights to/from Glasgow International Airport.

    Getting there by ferry:- Islay has 2 ferry ports serviced by Caledonian MacBrayne (phone: 0800 066 5000) - Port Ellen and Port Askaig. Ferries sail from Kennacraig, 10 miles South of Tarbert, on the Mull of Kintyre. Bookings should be made in advance. The crossing is approximately 2 hours and food is available on board.
    The drive from the West side of Glasgow to the ferry (A82 & A83) is approximately 100 miles. The road is very scenic, but with limited over-taking places, and therefore may be slow due to commercial and tourist traffic. Please allow sufficient time to reach the ferry.

    There is a bus service to/from the centre of Glasgow (Buchanan Street Bus Station) which connects with some of the ferries. There are also ferry links from Port Askaig to Jura, Colonsay and Oban.

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