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Four Winds Cottage, Portnahaven, Islay

Funny how you sometimes learn about things: On various visits to Portnahaven I've thought, ‘I wonder what this strange square building up there is?’ Now I know, after some random surfing through Islay related links somewhere.

Picture of a view over a fishing village

Looking north west over Portnahaven the lonely square building (together with the church with the two separate entrances) is certainly one of the more unusual buildings. Turns out it is a former coastguard station, now the Four Winds holiday studio.

It doesn't look very big (and only takes two guests), but the views from the panoramic windows are impressive. After all that's what you would expect from a former coastguard station. I think breakfast or dinner might be quite an occasion with those views. You won't be able to experience a winter storm from it though:

FOUR WINDS is available for rent from April to October. Then strong Douggie MacLellan from nearby Bruichladdich puts the wooden shutters up to protect the windows from winter gales.

More information about the village on my Portnahaven, Islay page.



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