A Home From Home
Sgioba Cottage is located within the conservation village of Port Charlotte, a delightful little collection of whitewashed houses on the western shore of Loch Indaal. The holiday cottage opens out onto a pleasant garden adjoining a safe sandy beach, perfect for swimming or boating.
Pronounced ‘Skeeba’ – is also the name of the beach, which has a history that dates back to the time of the invasions of the Vikings.
The interior of Sgioba Cottage has a bright and welcoming atmosphere created by the use of warm colours and natural pine timbers. The property has a well equipped kitchen, night storage and central heating, colour television and is carpeted throughout.
Port Charlotte Village
Sample Island Life
The village of Port Charlotte has a hotel serving restaurant and bar meals, a friendly pub, a general store with Post Office and a small petrol station. The Croft Kitchen restaurant adjacent to the cottage, specializes in home baking, lunches and evening meals.
Get some Peace and Quiet
There is no better place on earth to relax and wind down to an island pace of living
Island of Islay
Queen of the Hebrides
The reason so many people visit Islay for the first time is most likely due to the presence of it’s eight working whisky distilleries, but once here many people discover that this beautiful island has much more to offer. Its perfect for nature lovers, walkers, fishers, bird-watchers, golfers, whisky-devotees and with so many large empty beaches, fresh produce and colourful locals there are no end of reasons why so many people choose to come back year after year…
Pristine sand and amazing wildlife we have some of the best beaches anywhere! Some are sandy, some not; but all are captivating and have a uniqueness that will draw you back time and again
Food & Drink
Islay is famous for its malt whisky which is produced in eight distilleries scattered throughout the island. The malts made on Islay are some of the best loved and most characterful in the malt-whisky spectrum. Visitors can sample a ‘wee dram’ during the tours run by many of the Islay distilleries, where the fascinating process of whisky making is demonstrated.
Locally caught crab, lobster and scallops are available in many of the Islay restaurants. Succulent oysters, farmed in the clear waters of Loch Gruniart, can be purchased at Craigens farm.
Islay wildlife is very diverse, interesting, spectacular, everywhere present and easy to spot. Islay is famous for it’s more than 200 different species of birds, from which almost 100 breed on Islay.
Observing birds and other wildlife is as easy as doing your daily groceries. Just walk over the various walking routes, out in the wild or take the car and drive slowly over the many remote and almost deserted single track roads. All you have to do is observe the fields around you and you have guaranteed success, specially in the hours just after sunrise or before sunset. If you want to find out more you can also visit the Natural History Centre across the road
Layout & Facilities
The layout of Sgioba Cottage is based on a unique open plan design. The uppermost floor is the main bedroom area, with twin beds and access to the balcony. For extra privacy curtains can be drawn over to enclose the space.
The front door is on the middle floor level. A fully fitted modern kitchen, equipped with a washing machine, cooker, microwave and fridge. A dining area is situated adjacent to the kitchen. Plates, cutlery and glasses are all provided. The stylish bathroom is equipped with a bath with electric shower over, WC, washbasin and electric towel rail for your comfort.
The living area on the lower floor has digital tv, cosy coal effect fire and two sofa beds which easily convert into full size single beds sleeping a further two people. Bedding for a maximum of four people is provided. Sliding doors can be pulled across for extra privacy. Access to the beautiful beach front garden is through the french door, where an outside patio seating area is provided for guest’s use.
By Road & Ferry
You can travel to Islay via Glasgow, driving alongside Loch Lomond and down the west coast of Loch Fyne to Kennacraig. From Kennacraig, take a ferry passing the islands of Gigha and Jura to Islay with several daily sailings each taking just over two hours.
From Glasgow airport, a daily service flying over the Firth of Clyde and the Kintyre peninsula to the Isle of Islay. Reservations can be made online via the FlyBe website
Sgioba Cottage can be booked for £210 to £445 per week [please ask for details], running from 13:00 Saturday until 10:00 on the following Saturday. A 25% deposit is payable at time of booking. Electricity used during your stay will be charged per unit. Metres will be read on arrival and departure. To make an enquiry or booking, please use the contact form below.
Outside of the high season, the cottage can be booked for a minimum of 3 nights.