Portbahn & The Area

Portbahn, Bruichladdich - 3 bedroom self catering house, Islay

• Sleeps 6 comfortably (+ an additional 2 if needed on a full size double sofabed in the master bedroom)
• 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
• Large kitchen table for 8
• TV, FreeSat, DVD, books & games
• Underfloor heating & wood/ peat 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 and walks all on your doorstep
• Port Charlotte - restaurants, pubs, beaches, shop 5 min drive

Sitting Room
Sitting Room
Open plan sitting, kitchen, dining room
Dining Room
Open plan
Master Bedroom
Twin with cot bed
Bunk Room
Main Bathroom
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Self catering for up to 8 people, Portbahn, Islay

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

Friendly visitors, this photo taken from the house!

House Plan

The Area - Bruichladdich, Port Charlotte & The Rhinns

We are situated on the Rhinns of Islay between the pretty coastal villages of Bruichladdich and Port Charlotte, a 10 minute walk from Bruichladdich Distillery, home to some of the most interesting single malt whiskies in the world, including Octomore & Black Art, and of course Islay's only gin, The Botanist.

Just along from the distillery in Bruichladdich is the local shop  & post office for every day needs, as well as great coffee and cake and a bit of a natter.

Port Charlotte is a 40 min walk or a 4 min drive and has three good restaurants and the hotel has evenings of local music. The seafood platter at The Lochindaal pub is unbelievable, but must be ordered 24 hours in advance!

Bowmore has a small, but comprehensive supermarket, the Co-Op, sufficient for all needs during a stay and is a 15 min drive or the bus will collect you from outside the house.

Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin distilleries near Port Ellen are about a 45 min drive.

Please leave 40 mins to get to the airport and ports to arrive no later than 30 mins before check-in.

Please visit Bruichladdich Mini Market when you stay for a great coffee and chat with Aileen!

Guest Access

The downstairs of the house, garden, woodshed, play areas and parking are available for use by guests.

The following areas are secured and retained for the private use of the owners only: upstairs storage area, the garage, outhouses, some wardrobes and cupboards.  

Access to the outhouses, polytunnel, shed may be required for garden maintenance during your stay.  A gardener is currently working in the polytunnel and will be mowing the lawn occasionally.

We will deal with your enquiries and booking and can be contacted at any time during your stay.  We might see you at changeover times.

Large Groups

We are happy to have larger groups of adults staying, but please note no parties, stag or hen dos are allowed and that 4 of the beds are in one room, it's certainly not ideal if all the beds are being used by adults.

Please remember that as this is our family home and not a typical 'holiday let'. If you are a large group on a whisky / golf tour then please discuss your requirements and we will try to accommodate you.

Kitchen Cupboard!


We have an honesty box system in the house, we have supplied basic and useful items which you will find in the kitchen cupboard.  You'll find everything in here from cooking oil, ketchup, tea, herbal teas, coffee, washing liquid, biscuits, cereals, tins, shampoo, conditioner, herbs, spices etc... all we ask is that you pop a few coins in the pot so we can buy more for future guests.  We also supply toilet rolls, washing liquid, kitchen paper, foil ... we want to make it as easy as possible for you!

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