About the house

Lochindaal House was once the home of the lighthouse keeper for the Port Charlotte light on the island of Islay.

The house has been purchased by the Dobson family as a future home but in the meantime is let out for holidays. Recent, major renovation, inside and out, the house is now a very comfortable and welcoming home standing high above the shore in its own 2.4 acres of enclosed land with magnificent uninterrupted views over Loch Indaal from Bruichladdich, past the Paps of Jura and over to the Oa and the mainland of Scotland beyond. It is situated on the sea side of the road which runs from the village of Bruichladdich, (hotel, minimarket and coffee shop and [home to one of the eight whisky distilleries for which Islay is famous), and a ten minute walk from the charming conservation village of Port Charlotte (hotel/ restaurant/Post Office store) and about 12 miles from the village of Bowmore which has many shops, the Cooperative supermarket, a swimming pool and yet another distillery (also cottage hospital and police station).

Additional Info

The house stands in its own walled grounds running from the main road down to the sea. The upper part is left as wild pasture where occasional sheep and deer can be seen. The lower part is the remains of the light house keeper’s gardens where evidence of cultivation remain and it is hoped to restore these one day. The lower part gives way to a rocky shore where with patience and quiet it is possible to spot seals and otters as well as the many seabirds that can be found on these shores.

Accommodation (sleeps 9):


  • Sitting room with TV and DVD player.Sun-room with French windows onto patio that overlooks the loch.
  • Dining room with table and settings for twelve persons.
  • Kitchen, with electric cooker and oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave.
  • Washing machine and tumble drier.
  • Twin bedroom with en-suite bath and shower.


  • Triple bedroom to the rear.
  • Shower room.
  • Master bedroom with view over the loch and lighthouse.
  • Double bedroom with view over the lighthouseThere are three folding beds stored under the beds that can be used to accommodate the extra persons.