Barnacle Cottage sleeps six in three bedrooms.  The main, two storey part of the house is built in the style of a traditional Islay whitehouse, with sash windows, but the sitting room extension has a fully glazed frontage which affords panoramic views, taking in Kilnaughton Bay to the north, Carraig Fhada lighthouse to the east and Kintyre and Arran to the south.

The cottage is equipped for birdwatchers, with a small library of bird books as well as the popular ‘birders’ beanbag’ by the sitting room window, where you can note down all the day’s observations in a notebook!

Ground floor

Dining area with wildlife bookcase
Sitting room with flat screen TV, DVD player and CD
Kitchen with electric hob, double oven, fridge/freezer and microwave
Large utility and boot room with washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
Master bedroom with kingsize bed and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower and WC

First floor

Bedroom 2 with double bed
Bedroom 3 with two single beds
Shower room with WC


Front and rear gardens and outside patio.
Parking for two cars

What’s included

All bed linen and towels, heating and electricity

Sorry no pets and smoking not permitted.


Port Ellen – 2 miles:
Co-op (open every day 7am to 10pm except Sunday 10am to 7.30 pm), petrol filling station, Islay Hotel (live music on Friday and good food and drink served every day).