3 bedrooms - sleeps up to 6 guests
Stylish and comfortable, our main holiday apartment is fully equipped with every modern convenience and offers superb sea views to the beach, lighthouse and beyond.
This apartment was perfect, tasteful and very comfortable... This is a lovely base for a lovely island, thank you.
The main apartment is on the first and second floors. From the ground floor entrance hall, with ample hanging space for outdoor clothing, a staircase leads to the first floor, opening into a spacious hallway.
The open plan kitchen/diner extends across the front of Temperance House. The fully fitted kitchen is well equipped with a twin oven electric Aga, hob, microwave/oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. There are superb views of Port Charlotte’s beach and lighthouse, across Lochindaal and to the Paps of Jura in the distance.
The large dining table seats 6-8 people and there is a corner seating area with wall mounted 37” HD TV and iPod dock. A hall utility cupboard has a washing machine and dryer.
To the rear of the apartment is the spacious sitting room offering home-from-home comforts including a wood burning stove, a second 37” HD TV and a DVD player.
French windows lead to a patio area (perfect for an afternoon cuppa or aperitif). The patio, equipped with a barbecue, table and chairs, gives access to the sloping rear garden, laid to grass. There are 2 shower/toilets on this floor.
The bedrooms are on the second floor. The double bedroom and twin room at the front of the house have far-reaching views across the sea. A second double bedroom to the rear features French windows and a small balcony overlooking the garden. The sunny hallway has a reading area, with desk and comfortable armchair.
This floor has a family bathroom with an over-bath shower.
Temperance House takes its name from the Temperance Hotel which was located in the building last century. The hotel was later converted into a family home with a Bakery on the ground floor.
We purchased the property in 2011. After extensive refurbishment, the original house has been converted into two high standard self-catering apartments located in the heart of the picturesque conservation village of Port Charlotte.
Temperance House is our much-loved holiday home which we are delighted to make available to visitors.
Thank you so much for a lovely stay in your beautiful home. It is so comfortable and the Aga is really special. It was a real privilege to be here and we hope to return really soon.
A&A, May 22
What a lovely and exceedingly well equipped and well designed apartment...We didn't do the rear living room justice as the Aga drew us in - we have all gone Aga mad now!
Roy Family, April 22
We've really enjoyed our stay in Temperance House - our 3rd time which shows how much we really like it here! The house is very comfortable to relax in, in the evenings. Douglas & Kathryn Sept 21
Where to start? Fantastic house with every possible requirement catered for! Lawrie & Helen, June 21
Perfect eggs every morning cooked on the Aga, what more do you need? Lawrie & Helen, June 21
We've had a wonderful stay. Your house is simply perfect! Moya & family, Sept 21
Our first stay on Islay and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay - the house is just amazing! The AGA was a nice experience, we became quite good friends. Coming back to the cozy kitchen was always a treat...The island of Islay and Temperance House have 2 new fans who intend to be back soon - there is so much to discover. May 19