About Barnacle Cottage:
Barnacle Cottage is a beautiful holiday cottage situated right on the sea front, with a panoramic view of Kilnaughton Bay as well as several islands and the Scottish mainland in the distance. The cottage is just a few years old but has the look of a traditional Scottish croft. It is warm and beautifully furnished. It sleeps 6, with a master kingsize bedroom and en-suite bathroom downstairs, a double room and a twin bedded room with a family shower room upstairs. The cottage is WIFI enabled, excellently equipped and thoughtfully decorated. It has guide books, maps and numerous reference materials, as well as a flat screen TV.
Being so close to the sea front, Barnacle Cottage is a superb base from which to enjoy Islay’s wildlife. It is possible to see otters, dolphins, seals and numerous sea birds from the sitting room, as well as the daily comings and goings of the ferries and fishing boats. There is a small sandy beach right in front of the cottage and the famous Singing Sands are a five minute walk away. The centre of Port Ellen is a 7 minute drive from the cottage and Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg distilleries are within easy reach of the cottage.
Carraig Fhada is a group of five properties at the end of a short private road, so there is no passing traffic. All that can be heard in the evening is the lapping of the waves as the sun sets behind the lighthouse.