Cala Sith

Self Catering

17 Main Street, Port Charlotte, Isle Of Islay, Argyll, PA48 7TX

    Cala Sith is a carefully modernized traditional Islay stone cottage situated in the centre of the picturesque conservation village of Port Charlotte. The house can accommodate up to six people self catering in three bedrooms/two bathrooms.

    CALA SITH, 17 Main Street, Port Charlotte, Islay

    Cala Sith ( a peaceful haven) is a carefully modernised, traditional Islay stone cottage which can sleep up to six guests self catering. Situated in the middle of the picturesque conservation village of Port Charlotte, the house is a convenient short walk to all amenities in the village. The fishing pier, a small sandy beach, the village pub and the village shop/post office/petrol station are all within 200 yards.

     Accommodation (Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star)

    The accommodation, which has electric heating and double glazing in all rooms, consists of:

    • Three Bedrooms - one double bedroom (with en suite bathroom), and two twin bedrooms.  Bed linen and electric blankets provided.
    • Two Bathrooms - one en suite with bath, the other with a shower enclosure, each with basin and toilet.  Towels are provided.   
    • Lounge - TV, DVD, electric 'flame effect' fireplace.  Wi-fi  broadband internet access installed.  Comfortably seats six adults.
    • Modern Kitchen and adjoining Dining area - fully equipped kitchen with all cooking and dining utensils, electric cooktop, convection oven, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, automatic washer/dryer.  Dining area seats six.
    • Small walled in patio outside at rear  - with garden furniture.
    • Adjacent Garage available - suitable for storage of bicycles, kayaks, golf clubs, fishing gear etc., if requested.

    The entrance hall provides storage for coats, anoraks and boots.  The house is family friendly; well behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement at time of booking.  Adjacent street parking.  The house is non-smoking throughout.

    Amenities in Port Charlotte

    The Museum of Islay Life, the Wildlife Centre, the Port Charlotte & Lochindaal hotels, and Jan's Restaurant are within walking distance.   The Port Mor Centre, on the edge of the village, contains a modern cafe and a large children's playground.


    The house is conveniently situated for visiting all Islay's other attractions including tours of the whisky distilleries, the RSPB wildlife centre and the several historic and heritage sites on the island.  Activities available include fishing (sea, loch and river), walking or hiking, pony trekking, bird watching, golfing on the championship Machrie links course, swimming at the Mactaggart leisure centre indoor pool, or relaxing, Islay style, on the island's many extraordinary secluded beaches.

    Travel to Islay

    Travel to Islay is either by car ferry from Kennacraig just south of Tarbert on the A83 Campbeltown road; timetable  available at  or by air from Glasgow Airport - flights operated by Loganair on behalf of Flybe; timetable and online booking at  Car hire and taxi services are available on the island.  There is also a bus service to Port Charlotte from the ferry terminals and airport.


    The house is rented by the week, from1:00 pm Saturday.  To allow for cleaning, guests are asked to vacate by 10:00 am the Saturday they are due to leave.  Rates vary from £350 to £650 per week, all inclusive, depending upon season, length of stay and size of party. 

    Booking & Contact Information

    Enquiries, bookings and deposits can be addressed to:

    Kirsten Maclellan,
    Black Brae
    Main Street,
    Port Charlotte,
    Isle of Islay,
    Argyll, PA48 7TY

    Tel: +44 (0)1496 850 393 or e-mail:

    A deposit of £100 is required to establish a confirmed booking.  Deposits can be paid either by cheque made payable to K.Maclellan, or to PayPal Account:    After receipt of your deposit, a notification will be sent to confirm the details of your booking.

    3 Self Catering
    Cyclists Welcome Walkers Welcome
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    House is let on a weekly basis; from Saturday 1:00pm to the following Saturday 10:00am. Multiple weeks can be booked with a cleaning service provided Saturday if desired. In the Low Season, differing arrival/departure days may be accommodated subject to prior agreement at time of booking.

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Cala Sith
    £400.00 per unit per week

    Prices range from 400-650 pounds per week depending on Season. Summer, Christmas/New Year and Islay's special event weeks are typically at higher rates. Price includes all utilities and wi-fii. To make a confirmed booking, a deposit of 100 pounds is required, which is credited to your weekly rental amount. In the event of a cancellation, your deposit can only be returned if the house can be rented to others during the same period on similar terms.

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

    Accommodation Type

    • Self Catering Holiday Modernised Holiday home used by the owners family; 3 bedrooms, two modern bathrooms (one bath/one shower enclosure), large lounge, modern kitchen and spacious dining area.


    • Children Welcome Cala Sith is a family holiday home that caters to children of all ages.
    • Indoor Play Area Children's games and toys are kept in a wicker trunk next to the bookcase in the dining area.
    • Outdoor Play Area The walled in patio outside the back door is an ideal safe area for small children to play with their toys outside. The Port Mor centre located at the end of the village has a fully equipped childrens playground a short walk from the house


    • Internet Access BT broadband internet service provides free wifi for emails and file downloads. Guests should bring their own smartphones, tablets and laptops


    • Coastal Location
    • Island Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Village Location Cala Sith is located in the centre of this conservation village. Visit Port Charlotte, Islay on Google Maps Streetview for an in depth tour.

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Families
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement Well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. Please let us know when you are booking. Islay has many working farms and great care must be taken with dogs, especially during lambing season. Remember to bring a leash and use it when necessary.


    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles The Port Charlotte hotel welcomes both visitors and guests. Facilities include a formal dining room, less formal restaurant and a friendly bar which all serve food. The Lochindaal hotel is immediately accross Main Street and serves traditional pub food.
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop Village shop is 200 yards from the house, and stocks groceries, milk, fresh fruit as well as newspapers and magazines. Limited selection of DVD's and children's toys. Shop also serves as the village Post Office and has a petrol station attached.


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Dishwasher
    • Drying Facilities automatic washer/dryer in kitchen, tumble dryer in garage, outside clothes line and indoor rack
    • Electric Cooker
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer combined fridge/freezer
    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property Electric radiators are installed in all rooms.
    • Indoor Drying Facility
    • Iron Available
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided All linen provided. Electric blankets are available if desired.
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Outdoor Drying Facility
    • Private Bathroom Main bathroom is en suite with the double bedroom
    • Shower On demand electric showers in both bathrooms
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided Bathroom towels are provided but we suggest guests bring their own beach towels. Can be provided if needed.
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine automatic washer/dryer in Kitchen. Tumble dryer in garage. Outside clothes line on patio.

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Satellite / Cable TV BT Cable TV and BT Sports
    • Television
    • WiFi BT Broadband provides free wifi and Cable TV

    Payment Methods

    • Cash Sterling or payment through PayPal
    • Cheque UK bank account only or through PayPal
    • No credit cards accepted
    • PayPal
    • Traveler's Cheques Sterling traveler cheques accepted.


    • Bike Storage Available Cala Sith has an adjacent lockable garage for storage of bicycles, golf clubs, fishing rods, kayaks etc
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking Off-Site/Street Convenient free parking on Main Street opposite the house
    • On Public Transport Route Limited public bus service from Port Charlotte. Bus stop is close by, next to the village store.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- From Bowmore Tourist Information Centre take the A846 to Bridgend. Turn left onto the A847, pass through Bruichladdich and proceed to Port Charlotte

    Getting there by aeroplane:- Daily flights from Glasgow to Islay.

    Getting there by ferry:- From Kennacraig, take the Islay ferry. Leave ferry by A846 to Bridgend, take A847, pass through Bruichladdich and proceed to Port Charlotte

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