Welcome to Cala Seimh Holiday Cottage

Cala Seimh Holiday Cottage is the perfect place for a holiday. As the well-known song goes, arriving on Islay means “Goodbye to Care”.

Situated in a prime position on Shore Street in the centre of this friendly village, Cala Seimh (pronounced Cala Shèiv) is a comfortable and practical house which makes an ideal base for exploring the lovely island of Islay. The house is self-catering and boasts a very well-equipped large kitchen-diner, but for those who prefer to eat out there are lots of possibilities, not least in Port Charlotte itself.

The house has a wonderful aspect on to the sea situated as it is on the edge of Lochindaal. You’ll enjoy watching the sun rise over the Paps of Jura, and the beautiful sunsets, with the clouds and the hills across the Loch iridescent in the reflected glow of the setting sun.

The magnificent atlantic beaches of the Rhinns are all easily accessible by car or bicycle, while the more sheltered beaches on Lochindaal are within walking distance. For nature lovers, walkers, bird-watchers, fishers, golfers, whisky-buffs, those interested in celtic history and those who just want to “:get away from it all” this is the perfect place for a holiday.


Checking availability and booking Cala Seimh can be done through AirBnB via This Link. Thank you!


My apologies for a late start to the letting season.

There have been reasons for this. I have been busy meeting the requirements of landlord registration, mandatory from october 2023. I am pleased to say that i have received the necessary certifications.

The rental tariffs for this coming season have been increased. I am aware that i have been undercharging in relation to average prices on islay. My new charges are in line with current prices on the island. We are all dealing with the problem of inflation, not least its affects on the cost of  heating and electricity.

On the plus side, i now include electricity in the rental (previously it was calculated separately as an extra). In addtion, i am installing internet in the house as an improvement requested by many tenants.

Our overall aim is to make the house as comfortable and cosy as possible, so that you may enjoy your holiday.

Your comments and suggestions will always be welcome.