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Ayen Cottage

Certificate of Excellence
Ayen, Ballygrant PA45 7QW, Scotland
Ayen Cottage

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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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Carole was very helpful. She knew everything that was going on around the island, booked restaurants and visits for us, and made sure that my elderly parents were comfortable and entertained. Ayen Cottage is centrally situated within Islay (not that anywhere is very far from anywhere else), with good views and plenty of birdlife nearby. It is more than a... More 

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Hanau, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm and friendly welcome, great breakfast, try the kippers! Carole always supplies you with the best information about places to see (or not to see). She made a reservation for us in Katie´s Bar and our conversation was always a pleasure, we would definitely come back one day!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 4 nights and accessed Colinsay and Jura on day trips. Lovely and clean, very pleasant service, well presented breakfast and loads of it. Shared table worked for us and we really enjoyed our breakfast chats with fellow travellers from London (via Ayrshire), Cotswolds (via New Zealand) and Chicago.

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Banchory, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very welcoming & comfortable- home from home for us & our Westie. Excellent breakfast & cosy beds! Lovely wee cakes to enjoy with tea in your room which was a nice touch. Bowl of water outside for the dog was thoughtful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

After back to Taiwan, Still miss the delicious and hearty breakfast from Carol.Especially blackpudding, Kipper...The house is good and comfortable.We have the wonderful honeymoon at Ayen!We wish we will come to Ayen again^^

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Brisbane, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We had a fabulous time with Carole and Barry at Ayen Cottage on Islay! The island of Islay was marvellous, and we really enjoyed our time there. Yes, I managed to get a photo of myself at every one of the 8 single malt whisky distilleries on Islay, all in one day, but there's more to Islay than distilleries, and... More 

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Great location middle of the island. Beautiful B&B standing on a hill surrounded by awesome views. Our room was large with a big comfortable bed. Wifi worked really well. Carole and Barry were amazing hosts and looked after us really well. There are lots of books and brochures about Islay. Carole has even made a really helpful folder holding menus... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stayed overnight at Ayen Cottage while in Isle of Islay. It is a lovely cottage in a solitude location. The rooms and hosts are truly fantastic. The rooms are spacious, neat and professionally maintained. 2 of rooms have big windows with wonderful views.. Breakfast is fantastic & Carol who runs the place personally takes care of everyones tastes &... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

PROS. - Very friendly - Enthusiastic, passionate & very helpful - Amazing breakfasts (sit-down and packed) - Carole was flexible and understanding of our itinerary - Central location (if you have a car - which would be recommended anywhere on the island) - Beautiful farm-like setting - Definitely value for money CONS. - Wifi a little 'unstable' - TV a... More 

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Ruesselsheim, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Great hospitality, wonderful spacious room, fantastic breakfast and a very quiet location. The ideal location to relax after a touring around and well worth to stay more than 3 nights. I really would recommend this location for traveling the Isle of Islay.

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