Artist's studio Port Charlotte

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Barn hosted by Cathy

  1. 3 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 4 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
Self check-in
You can check in with the doorperson.
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This is an artist's studio turned over to guests. The decor is neat and simple. Situated in a quiet private spot and overlooking the sea, the studio provides guests with total independence and has basic facilities for cooking. The village is a heritage site and has good places to eat out plus a local shop/post office/petrol pump. It is also a stop on the local bus route. Bikes are for hire nearby.

The space
The accommodation is set on three levels: above at seaward end is a double bedroom with steps leading down to a mezzanine gallery running the length of the studio to a single bed alcove at far end. Ground level: shower room and the studio area beneath mezzanine gallery, which has sofa and comfy chair for relaxing, and kitchen with large patio door overlooking sea. At the kitchen end of studio, there is a shelf with artist's utilities - not meant for guests' use. A small garden is outside and there are folding lounge chairs available for sitting out. The kitchen contains basic equipment, with a fridge, and has an electric stove with hot plates and a microwave but no oven. There is no wi-fi on location but proprietor or nearby hotel can provide access to wi-fi.

Where you'll sleep

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What this place offers

Waterfront
Kitchen
Dedicated workspace
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Garden
Travel cot
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

7 nights in Argyll and Bute

22 Jan 2022 - 29 Jan 2022

4.86 out of 5 stars from 173 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom

The studio is situated in the heritage village of Port Charlotte. It is one of the prettiest villages on the west coast with stone-built white-washed houses most of which date from the 1830's when the village was founded in response to the need for housing during the clearances. There is an excellent Museum of Islay Life with a library of unique books on Islay and surroundings, as well as display of artefacts used in the olden days. There is also a Field Centre for Natural History and during the summer months, they organise family excursions to nearby sites like the rock pools at low tide. Islay offers amazing variety of activity including visits to eight different distilleries, to the RSPB where you can have guided bird tours, to the golf course, to riding, to sea fishing and even visits to the famous Corryvrechan Whirlpool at the north end of Jura (book ahead of time!). The beaches on the west coast of Islay are totally unspoiled - not all of them provide safe swimming, but some do, so please take advice about this!

Hosted by Cathy

  1. Joined in July 2016
  • 173 Reviews
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I am on the older side of 70! I enjoy travel, and speak some German and some Italian and have quite good French. I have been coming to Islay since I was a child and can give people good tips about where to walk or visit. I love meeting new people!
I am on the older side of 70! I enjoy travel, and speak some German and some Italian and have quite good French. I have been coming to Islay since I was a child and can give people…

Co-hosts

  • Alison

During your stay

I am more than willing to help in any way I can like provide bus time-tables or a map of Islay and can definitely recommend the best walks and beaches depending on the direction of any wind.

Cathy is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Languages: English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with building staff
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy