Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, Scotland - Situated On The Edge Of Charming Village, Peaceful and Within Reach Of Amenities
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Children allowed - we offer a travel cot, high chair, baby bathwe offer a travel cot, high chair, baby bath
Pets allowed - Up to two well behaved pets are welcomeUp to two well behaved pets are welcome
Max guests: 6 (sleeps up to 6 adults) - Travel cot and folding bed refund if reletTravel cot and folding bed refund if relet
Minimum age of primary renter: 25 - We refund if the government advises no travelWe refund if the government advises no travel
- No refund of deposit is made; however, if your cancelled dates can be relet, then the balance of your payment will be reimbursed where possible.
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Enhanced cleaning practices
Our Islay experience
The Old Police House was perfect for the 6 (3 couples) of us. It was very clean, the check in was flawless, and it had plenty of room for all of us. This was an excellent location to visit the distilleries from. All and all a very enjoyable experience
We’re so glad you all enjoyed your stay and that Kerry’s hard work in keeping the house so clean is appreciated 😊 We have passed your comments on to her.
Very comfortable and well equipped home
We loved staying at The Old Police House. It was cozy and warm, especially at this time of the year when the weather is so unpredictable. Great location and stunning views. Beautifully furnished and very spacious. Hope to book again .
Thank you so much for your kind review we’re so glad you all enjoyed your stay! We hope you visit again
Best wishes S&D
Excellent all round
Glad you all enjoyed your stay Norman! Hope you return one day!
A perfect week at The Old Police House
Just back from a fabulous week on Islay staying at The Old Police House in Port Charlotte. Booking the property was so simple, Susie was very prompt in replying, in-fact all communication was excellent. We received a comprehensive email prior to arrival telling us everything we needed to know. The property itself is clean and fresh with comfortable beds and fluffy towels, accommodating my family of 6 and 2 dogs comfortably. We were lucky with the weather spending lazy days on beautiful beaches and exploring the island. For days when the weather is not as good there are board games and the television coverage is good offering something for everyone. Would I stay here again, yes I would, in winter so I could sit in the cosy lounge in-front of the peat fire sipping a dram of Laphroaig.
Thank you for your kind review Morag we’re so glad you and your family enjoyed your time at The Old Police House, and we hope you will return one day.
Amazing house amazing location... everything you could want in a home away from home.
An amazing house in a beautiful, perfect location everything we wanted/needed from a home away from home.
Thank you for your feedback we’re so glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope you return one day!
Best wishes, Susie and David
The property is situated on the coast, with two sheltered sandy beaches within walking distance, overlooked by a lighthouse, a small pier suitable for fishing, and a shoreline suitable for exploring rock pools.
The sea loch of Lochindaal is regarded as safe for swimming, and the beaches in the village and at Port Ban, en route for Bruichladdich, offer suitable places for young children to play, under supervision. The wilder beaches on the west of the Island are good for walking and picnics.
Islay Airport accessible from Glasgow is 30 minutes drive away, ferry terminals for Calmac Ferries also at 30 minute distances. Car hire companies and taxi services are available, with local bus services. Car hire/own car are recommended, due to rural location and access to the best visitor attractions. Day trips to Colonsay are possible on Wednesdays in summer, via Cal Mac ferry, and regular ferry services operate to Jura.
The Old Police House is situated within the village of Port Charlotte, with the island being 25 miles from north to south. The main shopping village of Bowmore can be seen across the Loch, and is accessible within 15-20 minutes. The neighbouring islands of Jura, Oronsay and Colonsay are within day trip distance by ferry. Jura daily all year. Colonsay/Oronsay only on Wednesdays, and only in summer - please check with Cal Mac for times and booking recommendations.
The local Post Office offers basic provisions, with further shopping opportunities at Bruichladdich and Bridgend. The main grocery stores are the Co Op stores in Bowmore and Port Ellen, whilst Bowmore is the main shopping village. The Wool Mill en route to Ballygrant is worth a visit, whilst the Square at Bridgend has a range of outlets of local wares. The distilleries throughout the island have visitor shops and tours available. Bird and sea life abound, with RSPB sites to visit, boat trips to hire, coastal and hill walking a real pleasure. A swimming pool is located in Bowmore, using heated water from the neighbouring distillery. Local Port Charlotte Hotel for good food and live music, Yan's kitchen for coffe, lunch and dinner, Lochindaal Hotel for seafood dinner. Further information is sent on booking, but the Islay info website provides a wealth of information for guests. Please do not hesitate to ask us for any specific information and advice!
S M Brooks
- english, french
About S M Brooks
Living in Aberdeen we are from Islay and Glasgow, and love spending time on the west coast when we can. Through Owner's Direct we offer weekly and short term holiday breaks at The Old Police House in Port Charlotte, Islay, offering holiday makers a comfortable place to stay in the west! We enjoy taking a hands on approach and try to ensure our guests have a good holiday stay, and we are happy to help with information and any specific information or requests.
S M Brooks purchased this House in 2008
Why S M Brooks chose Hebrides
Port Charlotte is the prettiest village on Islay with a range of facilities within walking distance, but peacefully on the outskirts with tremendous views of the sea. Spend some time away from it all, but within easy walking distance of local facilities. People visit Islay and Port Charlotte in particular for the beautiful location in a conservation village, for the friendly people, access to beaches and hotels within easy walking distance, for various sources of entertainment and to enjoy the natural beauty of the village and island. Day trips to Colonsay, Oronsay and to Jura are possible, and the exploration of Islay's Distilleries provides much pleasure! Horse riding, fishing trips, bird-watching, swimming are just some of the activities we enjoy, in addition to breakfast in bed with a spectacular view of the sea and sky.
What makes this House unique
The Old Police House has lots of living space, working fire, original Victorian features and stunning uninterrupted views over Lochindaal from the public rooms and two very spacious front bedrooms. As well as being light and airy in summer, it is warm in winter with the very efficient oil fired central heating. The front garden is enclosed, and the house is in a peaceful location only a short walk to the local beaches, shop and hotels and restaurants.