Yardarm Cottage

Yardarm Cottage is brand new to the Portnahaven self-catering scene. With renovations just finished in April 2019 we’re now open for summer season! Our spacious, traditional stone cottage is finished to a modern standard and fully equipped to help you enjoy a relaxing time on Islay. With a large kitchen and two lounge areas there is plenty of space to relax, and with three generous ensuites and a small downstairs loo you’ll enjoy privacy whilst sharing with friends and family.

The space

With two lounge spaces and a large kitchen downstairs you’ll be spoilt for relaxing space. Our first cozy lounge area has a sofa and lounge chair with fireplace, books, magazines and stereo system. The second lounge area has a large corner sofa, television and several board games for entertainment. The kitchen is fully equipped with a nespresso machine, microwave, two ovens and other kitchen essentials so guests will feel at home. It is a light and airy space with large patio doors to the (temporarily inaccessible) back garden; often deer can be seen from the kitchen nibbling the bushes at the top of the garden. The kitchen hosts a large table so everyone can gather round. Upstairs, three good sized bedrooms, 2 kings and 1 twin are comfortable, warm and cozy, ensuring a great night’s sleep. All bathrooms are generous ensuites, 2 with walk in showers and 1 with a fabulous Japanese-style soaking tub large enough for 2 ! 

Yardarm Cottage is renovated to a high standard and designed with guest comfort in mind. Our welcome basket contains start up essentials such as milk, butter, tea and nespresso pods. There is a shop close by where you can top up on essentials during your stay. The inside of the property is fully renovated, however the back garden is still a work in progress. The garden is not yet available to access as part of the property as it requires a full landscape renovation, however the harbour is less than one minute’s walk away. There is also a comfy bench out front, perfect for soaking in those Islay sun rays.

We’re currently working on a new website where you will be able to book with us direct without paying third party fees but for now please visit our Airbnb site. Also feel free to contact us directly for bookings and payment via bank transfer.