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Ballygrant, PA45 7QW, Scotland
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Ayen Cottage
Ranked #7 of 49 Islay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Hatfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were on a flying visit to Islay, so we arrived at Ayen Cottage late, and left early. We got a very warm greeting on arrival, and Carole took the time to advise us on where to eat, and how to get there and back. Waking early the next morning we were greeted with a heavily laden table and the... More

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Carlisle
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as we arrived at Ayen Cottage we felt comfortable and at home here. I first approached Carole & Barry through RoomFinderScotland, when I decided to see what the B&B availability was on Islay only a couple of weeks before we ended up travelling. Carole responded very promptly to my email enquiry and I really liked her approach, that... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in July 2014 and Carole and Barry made us feel very welcome. Ayen Cottage is up a steep path off the main road which means it is peaceful and quiet with views and just the sound of the birds and cattle to wake you up. The rooms we stayed in were very comfortable and my son was delighted... More

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LA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

July 2014 saw my third stay with Carole and Barry, and it was like coming home again. This time we were four buddies to share a few days on the beautiful island of Islay. There could be no other place to stay than Ayen Cottage! Islay to us is the Ayen Cottage!!! We wouldn't stay anywhere else! And we are... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights at Ayen Cottage and can heartily recommend you do the same. Great island to visit anyway and Carole will certainly make a different to your visit. She prepared a folder for each guest full of information about local restaurants and things to do which proved useful as we were there mid-August and our first restaurant option... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at Ayen Cottage marked the halfway point of our holidays. We had previously been visiting the Lake District, the Isle of Arran and were later on our way to Fife and then finally Northumberland. Islay was our favourite stay by quite some distance. The location of Ayen Cottage suited us very well with it being right in the middle... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend a stay at Ayen Cottage if you're planning to visit Islay. We were delighted by the delicious home cooked breakfasts, cooked to order; cosy, comfortable rooms; and friendly welcoming hosts. Carole was so warm and accommodating and always ready to help with anything we may have needed. The BnB is centrally located on the island, making... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Ayen Cottage and wish it could have been longer. I waited 65 years to visit Islay, my namesake and clearly should have visited many years ago because now will have to fit in lots of visits to make up for lost time ! Carol and Barry made our stay at Ayen Cottage and our experience... More

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Newmarket, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ayen Cottage is a super comfy and cheerful oasis in the middle of Islay. Carol's breakfasts are the best we enjoyed during our three week sampling of Irish and Scottish B & Bs; and her hospitality was unparalleled. The home is centrally located so that everything is within reach. We especially enjoyed Islay House and the Woollen Mills. The location... More

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Halden, Norway
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quiet B&B surrounded with open fields, and not to close to the road. Great view from the windows. The room and bathroom was clean and in good standard. Carol has lots of recommendations about what to see and where to go. The breakfast is massive and will keep you going all day. This will be the B&B we will... More

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Address: Ballygrant, PA45 7QW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Ayen Cottage Islay, Scotland

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