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West End, Port Charlotte, Isle of Islay, PA48 7TL


  • Hallway
  • Room 1
  • Room 2
  • Room 3
  • Room 4
  • Kitchenette
  • Toilet
  • Partial Double Glazing
  • Terraced Back Garden
  • Uninterrupted Sea View


An interesting project, in a lovely part of Islay, with lots of potential to create a two bedroom cottage benefitting from uninterrupted sea views.

Full Description


This is a traditional single storey COTTAGE, with whitewashed roughcast walls and pitched slate roof, within the conservation village of Port Charlotte.  The property is a listed building.  It is in need of upgrading and modernisation, though there are a number of appealing original features which could be retained, including timber panelled walls and ceilings and original fireplaces.  The property sits on the upper side of Main Street in an elevated position, with no buildings directly opposite.  It is understood that there is little prospect or likelihood of any building taking place in future in front of the property between the house and the shore line.  The cottage enjoys a direct open outlook to Loch Indaal over the banked grassed village green area.  It can be identified by pale green painted front storm doors and window surrounds.  

There is no existing kitchen or bathroom within the house, just a small kitchenette and toilet.  Although mains water, electricity and drainage are provided, there is no heating system within the property.  Some windows are double-glazed.  Floors are a mixture of concrete and suspended timber.

The asking price reflects the fact that a purchaser will require to view this property as a project.  It is, however, assumed that the house could readily be transformed, within its existing footprint, into a most appealing two bedroomed cottage, with proper kitchen and bathroom.  This might require repositioning of the existing rear external door.  Full upgrading will be required, including:- internal layout alterations for which listed building consent and building warrant may be required; provision of new kitchen and bathroom; probable rewiring and provision of replacement plumbing; installation of heating system; replacement of windows as required; treatment of damp penetration and woodworm as noted in the Home Report.

There may be greater potential should a purchaser, subject to securing listed building consent, wish to look to extend the property to the rear or by creating an upper floor.  It is, however, felt that this house could readily be brought up to standard within its existing four walls.  

Most obviously, West End has potential as a holiday cottage.  It could, however, equally be a desirable permanent home in a convenient and desirable spot, close to village amenities which include shop, hotels, restaurant and primary school.


Hallway: Entering through front porch, with double storm doors.

Room 1: Northeastmost front room, with double-glazed window and fireplace; varnished timber panelled walls and ceiling.

Room 2: Southwestmost front room, with double-glazed window and fireplace; painted timber panelled walls and ceiling.

Room 3: Northeastmost rear room, with double-glazed window and fireplace; painted timber panelled walls and ceiling.  

Room 4: Southwestmost rear room, with single-glazed window and fireplace.

Toilet: Contains WC and wash hand basin only.

Kitchenette: Single-glazed window to rear; replacement double-glazed back door fitted; electric meter and fuse box wall mounted.


There is no garden at the front as the property enters directly from the pavement.  A narrow pedestrian entry at the North-East side allows access around the property to the back door.  

The terraced back garden is in need of attention but is large and potentially delightful.  It is long and narrow and extends a distance of about 40 metres up to An Creagan Place.  The garden area is surrounded by low level dry stone walls and is mainly in grass.  It includes a small timber shed.


The property location is shown shaded in yellow on the appended plan.  Main Street is the main arterial road (A847) through the village.  

The property is just 30 metres or so along from the village shop and filling station in a heading towards Portnahaven.

Please contact us on 01586 553737 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

Stewart Balfour & Sutherland endeavour to maintain accurate depictions of properties in Virtual Tours, Floor Plans and descriptions, however, these are intended only as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection.

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