With 8 working distilleries you are never far away from that special dram! The big
three, Laphroaig, Lagavulin & Ardbeg sit close together on the south of the Island,
a busy day can be had here!(Ardbegs Kiln Cafe is a good place to refuel).Bowmore
is in the centre of town and Bruichladdich on the shores of Loch Indaal opposite
Bowmore. Kilchoman is a farm distillery , a different setting to all the others.
Coal Ila and Bunnhabhain can be a double visit and we will soon have another brand
new distillery at Ardnahoe, on the way to Bunnahabhain
Ayen Cottage is a small family run bed and breakfast offering comfortable accommodation
in one of the more rural parts of Islay approximately 5 miles from Port Askaig ferry
terminal. Ayen sits amongst its own trees on top of a hill giving stunning views
from every aspect.
Why Choose Us
To help you decide if you would like to stay with us we would like to tell you that
we are just 10 minutes from PORT ASKAIG and 20-25 minutes from PORT ELLEN so you
can stay away from the crowds and still have time for a good breakfast before the
On Islay every where is easy to get to, traffic is light