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Portbahn Holiday Cottage, Islay

  • 8 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 6 Beds
  • 3 Bathrooms

Portbahn Sleeps 8 accross 3 bedrooms
Master bedroom with ensuite (sleeps 3) - Superking and extra single day bed
Triple bedroom (sleeps 3) - Double bed and single bed
Twin bedroom (sleeps 2) - Two single beds

-  2 bathrooms (one en-suite and one family bathroom)
-  1 additional toilet room

• Large kitchen table for 8
• TV, FreeSat, DVD, books & games
• Underfloor heating & wood burning stove
• Large garden with sunken trampoline, swings, children's toys, bbq
• Bruichladdich Distillery (whisky tours & The Botanist gin tours)
• 10 minute walk to Bruichladdich village shop & post office with great coffee, 
• Beaches, wild swimming and distillery path all on your doorstep
• Port Charlotte - restaurants, pubs, beaches, shop 5 min drive / 20 min walk\

Situated along the shoreline of Loch Indaal, Portbahn is a modern, well insulated house with the main living areas all open plan, airy and with wide sea views. It has 3 bedrooms (2 with sea views) all on the ground floor, one ensuite bathroom and a family bathroom.

The kitchen, lounge, dining and back conservatory area are all open plan with wifi throughout. There is a tv, freesat box, DVD, and large selection of books & games. A log burning stove and underfloor heating throughout makes winter stays as toasty as summer ones.

There is a large, private, mature and well maintained garden with uninterrupted and breathtaking views across the loch. Ample car parking within the property grounds is available for guests.

• Bed linen and bath towels are provided (not beach towels)
• Electricity and heating are provided free of charge (reasonable use)
• As dogs are welcome at Portbahn, please be aware if you have allergies

The Lochindaal Seafood Restaurant infamous Seafood Platter!

If you'd like a seafood platter at the Lochindaal Seafood Restaurant in Port Charlotte during your stay please let me know and I will order for you. 1 enormous platter is £100 feeds 2-3, needs 24hrs before to order in time.

Morning Coffee and a Bacon Roll

Please go see Aileen at the Mini-market in Bruichladdich for a great coffee and rolls and sandwiches, she's open 9am - 6pm.
Booking Policy

Getting to Islay is your responsibility!

If coming by car please make sure you have booked yourself onto a ferry with Calmac from Kennacraig to either Port Askaig or Port Ellen (both ports half an hour from the house).  We cannot be held responsible and will not give refunds, to people who don't reserve a space and turn up at the port and then can't get on the ferry or for those that miss the ferry (please make sure you leave plenty of time and check in half an hour before the ferry leaves).  

It is also imperative that you have travel insurance incase the ferry does not sail due to bad weather or technical issues.  You can then claim on your insurance.  We do not give refunds for any of these issues.

RING Doorbell
We have WiFi Ring doorbells in our properties, pointing outward at the driveway. The camera in the doorbell records and is motion-activated & operates 24/7. There are NO cameras inside the property.  We live on Jura and unfortunately there has been a spate of oil theft on Islay so we were feeling a bit vulnerable, we have no interest in viewing guests comings and goings.

Home highlights


Pets welcome

Wireless Broadband Internet


Sea Views and large private garden

Portbahn sleeps up to 8

Open plan living room and kitchen with log burner

Living room with log burner, books and games


Dining Area and Entrance


Parking and facilities

Parking available , Private Garden


Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome, Pets welcome , Smoking not allowed

Kitchen and dining

Charcoal grill BBQ, Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Toaster , Vacuum cleaner

Location features

Near ocean , Ocean view

Bathroom and laundry

Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Bathtub, Washbasin , Washing machine

Heating and cooling

Fireplace , Floor heating


DVD-Player , TV (Cable)

Internet and office

Wireless Broadband Internet

Home safety

Carbon Monoxide Detector, Fire Extinguisher , Smoke Detector

House Rules

  • Credit cards accepted

  • Children welcome

  • Pets welcome

  • Smoking not allowed

Check in: 04:00 PM

Check out: 10:00 AM


Portbahn Holiday Cottage , Isle of Islay, United Kingdom

Portbahn, Islay is PA49 7UN (there is no street address). Heading for Bruichladdich from the ports (airport or ferry ports) you need to drive through Bruichladdich village towards Port Charlotte with the sea on your left. You will pass Bruichladdich Pier on your left, Gleaners Oil Depot on your right, then pass three more houses on your right and then you will see two white bungalows set back from the road also on the right.

Portbahn is the second white bungalow. Turn right into the drive and turn left and park in the parking area next to the house. Please use the doors at the back of the house where you park, in through the rear conservatory. We never use the "front" door and it is locked.

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Policy and notes


November 2023


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Pi Davidson

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