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Ayen  Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Welcome to Islay …. “The Whisky Island”

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 morning ferry!

On Islay every where is easy to get to, traffic is light

and the locals are very friendly…

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