CALA SITH, 17 Main Street, Port Charlotte, Islay
Cala Sith ( a peaceful haven) is a carefully modernised, fully central heated, traditional 19th century Islay cottage which can sleep six people. 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 central heating with full double glazing, consists of:
The entrance hall provides storage for coats, anoraks and boots. The house is family friendly; well behaved pets are welcome by prior arrangement. Off street parking is available. The house is non-smoking throughout.
Amenities in Port Charlotte
The Museum of Islay Life, the Wildlife Centre, the Port Charlotte hotel and the Croft Kitchen Restaurant are within short 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 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 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 www.calmac.co.uk or by air from Glasgow Airport - flights operated by Loganair on behalf of Flybe; timetable and online booking at www.flybe.com. Car hire and taxi services are available on the island.
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 £500 per week, all inclusive, depending upon season and length of stay. For current weekly rates in effect, please see the Booking and Contact information section below.
Booking & Contact Information
Enquiries, bookings and deposits can be addressed to:
Mr. John Bricknell,
Isle of Islay,
Argyll, PA48 7TW,
Tel: +44 (0)1496 850 434 or e-mail: johnbricknell@ supanet.com
A deposit of £100 confirms the booking. Deposits can be paid either by cheque made payable to J. Bricknell, or to PayPal Account: johnbricknell@ supanet.com. After receipt of your deposit, a notification will be sent to confirm the details of your reservation.
House is typically 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 can be accommodated.
Prices range from 350-500 pounds per week depending on Season and size of party. Summer, Christmas/New Year and Islay's special event weeks are typically at higher rates. Price includes electricity; and the house is all electric. 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.
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