Orsay View

25 Shore Street, Port Wemyss, Port WemyssIsle Of IslayArgyllPA47 7STScotland, UK

Tel: +44 (0)1496 860218

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Orsay View
SELF CATERING ACCOMMODATION on the ISLE of ISLAY: ORSAY VIEW, PORT WEMYSS. www.islay-selfcatering.co.uk orsay.view@btinternet.com Traditional cottage in peaceful picturesque village overlooking the ocean. see website for details/photos As the words of the Gaelic song go .......... "Nach boidheach an sealladh Taigh-Solais An Roinn" ("What a beautiful sight the Rhinns Lighthouse"). A TRADITIONAL COTTAGE IN THE PEACEFUL PICTURESQUE VILLAGE OF PORT WEMYSS, ISLE OF ISLAY. THE COTTAGE OVERLOOKS ORSAY ISLAND, WITH THE IMPRESSIVE ROBERT STEVENSON RHINNS LIGHTHOUSE (1825). THE FRONT GARDEN IS A PERFECT SPOT TO RELAX AFTER A DAY EXPLORING BEAUTIFUL ISLAY AND WATCH THE STUNNING SUNSETS, SEALS, SEA-BIRDS, DOLPHINS AND BASKING SHARKS. £400 - £460 PER WEEK. BOOK/ENQUIRE DIRECT: 01496 860 218 / orsay.view@btinternet.com Normal arrival/departure is Saturday to Saturday. Orsay View comprises two large bedrooms (a double and a twin - each with double aspect windows), sitting room, dining room, well-fitted kitchen, and bathroom (with over-bath electric shower). The cottage has Broadband Wi-Fi/Internet connection, 2 televisions, 2 DVD players and a CD player. The heating for the Cottage and hot water is electric and there is also an open fire in the sitting room. The electricity, Wi-Fi/Internet connection, fuel for the fire (coal, peat and logs), and gas for the Bar-B-Q are included in the price. Bed-linen and towels are provided, however please bring your own beach towels. There are large gardens to both the front and rear of the property. A gas Bar-B-Q is provided should you wish to eat alfresco! A single garage at the front of the house is available should you require additional storage space for bicycles, canoes or other leisure equipment. There is also parking at the front of the cottage. The centre piece of Orsay Island is the Rhinns Lighthouse, designed and built by Robert Stevenson in 1825. There is also the ruin of a chapel on the island which dates back to the 6th - 8th century. The neighbouring village of Portnahaven is approx. 5 minutes walk and has a Post Office & General Store, and a Pub - "An Tigh Seinnse" - which also serves meals snacks, teas and coffees. The two villages were established c.1830. There is a coastal path below the cottage, giving access to both the rocky shore for fishing and a small quiet beach - where generations of children have perfected their crab-fishing skills. Everyone is welcome to visit or attend the Services (Sunday 10 AM) at the Church of Scotland historic church in Portnahaven - designed by Thomas Telford (c.1830). The church retains the traditional high pulpit, gallery and two entrance doors. If golf is your game then Islay offers you the magnificent 18 hole Machrie Golf Links, laid out by the great Willie Campbell in 1891. Note: The golf course is still open while the Machrie Hotel is undergoing refurbishment. Islay has many interesting places to see and visit; including its 8 whisky distilleries, wildlife and amazing birdlife, walking, beautiful beaches and many places of historical interest. Islay is fantastic for photography. There is an indoor swimming pool in Bowmore. A frequent ferry service operates to Jura from Port Askaig. The Visit Scotland Tourist Centre in Bowmore will provide information on these and much more.

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