Location was great. Easy access by car to all of the island. The Annexe was warm, comfortable and cosy. The only possible criticism would be that the shower was a' bit of a dribble'. If a shower pump exists, then it wasn't working. If it doesn't exist, then it would be a good idea if guests were warned that the flow is somewhat slow. It didn't matter to us, as we have a private water supply at home and are used to low water pressure. It doesn't stop me giving 5 stars. We had a great time there. Would recommend without hesitation.
One mile up the road from the small village of Port Charlotte we were pleasantly surprised to find a wonderfully secluded, well equipped, warm and very clean annex to a large single house, easily accessible with good car parking. The accommodation was completely self contained from the main house and had everything we needed incl cooking and washing facilities, and our bedroom upstairs was immaculate. Our host Maria couldn't have been more welcoming and considerate.
We were only on Islay for 4 nights but wished we had stayed longer as the weather was good and there was so much to do, with an abundance of good walks, big empty sandy beeches, a jazz festival, nature reserves and whisky tours. The local people were so friendly and we would love to come back.
Port Charlotte is a great location to explore as there are some great beaches (Saligo Bay) and some nice remote places such as Portnahaven where after a bite to eat we sat and watched the seals for a while who came up very close out of curiosity. Couple of good restaurants too in the Hotel in Port Charlotte and Yans Kitchen - booking is advised.
The property is very cosy but with space and great views. It felt a world apart from B&B's we had used previously. Will book to come back to Islay and will def be using the Annexe.
Islay Annexe is in a great location for a couple wishing to sample life on Islay. The accommodation is all you need for a stay on the island. The property has eveything you might need and the views of Loch Indaal from the lounge are stunning. We had a most enjoyable stay here and would certainly book it again.
This is a lovely peaceful location without being far from both a pub and a couple of restaurants and a little shop.
Maria's house is the perfect place to spend a quiet and relaxing time on the beautiful island of Islay. The house is very nicely decorated, comfortable, cozy and has everything (and even more) that you need. We well at home immediately and the view is really just awesome!
The kitchen is also very well equipped which we also liked a lot.
Maria is a very welcoming and helpful host and we can only recommend to stay at the house. If we come back to Islay, then for sure to the Annexe!
This is a lovely place to stay. Quiet with great views. Clean and well equipped. Just a 10 min walk from the Port Charlotte hotel where there is good food and live music.