Sea side, comfortable and colourful homes from home for holiday letting
We have two properties to rent in Port Ellen on the island of Islay. Both are situated by the sea with colourful and comfortable interiors. 31 School Street looks towards the old Port Ellen distillery and is in the heart of the village but on a small and peaceful street. Traigh Bheag East is on Distillery Road (on the road to The Oa) and has a beach at the bottom of the garden.
Traigh Bheag East, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Argyll is first and foremost a family home with all the comforts you would expect from a much loved and valued property.
The house is situated on Weir's Bay, (Traigh Bheag = wee beach in Gaelic) owned to the high water mark by the five surrounding properties. In an area of the island rarely available for holiday lets, Traigh Bheag East has arguably one of the most sought after settings on the whole island. Set on an idyllic small white, fine sandy beach it is very private. Swimming is possible in safety as are all other beach and sea activities.
The house has a tranquil, relaxing atmosphere, which will very quickly lull you into the unique and captivating Islay way of life. It is a semidetached Victorian villa with three floors.
The ground floor has the kitchen (electric cooking/dishwasher/washing machine), a dining/living room (table for 6) with choice of real or electric fires and freeview TV. Off the kitchen there is an additional toilet and porch with back door to the garden.
The main sitting room (free view TV) also has a real fire or electric stove and leads into the conservatory facing south west over to Rathlin Island and the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland.
On the first floor there is a large shower room and three bedrooms - a king sized bedroom overlooking the sea, a twin room and bunk bedded room.
The garden goes around three sides of the house and leads down to the beach which is beautiful all year round. From the beach there are unobstructed views to Ireland, Port Ellen harbour, the photogenic Carraig Fhada
Lighthouse, the cliffs of The Oa - the atmospheric haunt of Islay's magnificent Golden Eagle, the Singing Sands beyond Carraig Fhada Lighthouse and Kilnaughton Sands, with its fascinating mediaeval chapel and graveyard.