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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say...fantastic all round place to stay, in its quitet location,located close to the Port Askaig makes touring the Island easily accessible to go off and explore. Carole and Barry are fab hosts...they went out of there way to make us feel welcome and what a welcome we recieved. :) The breakfast is lovely. Nothing was a bother... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this place mainly because of Carole and Barry. They were top notch. The food was terrific! I think she may have been a tad annoyed with us because each morning we paired down our breakfast order! Seriously good, home style food. They went out of their way to make us welcome. Their good humor, local... More 

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Graz, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ayen Cottage is perfectly situated as both ports are only a short drive away and you can perfectly explore Islay with its beautiful landscape and its famous distillieries. Quiet place with a lovely sitting area. Breakfast was very good and lovely decorated. Barry and Carole were very friendly and helpful - both before and during our stay there!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a beautifull place and what a nice people! Carole has all the skills and personality to make a stay at her B&B a highlight. She is a good cook (perfect and attractive presented breakfast), the house is clean and pretty furnished, but she is allso a very warm and attentive person. She and Barry did everything to make you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights while on Islay and we were 'bowled over' with this B&B! Never have we felt so comfortable and welcome. Carole is wonderful, providing perfect breakfasts and good conversation each morning. The shared space is the perfect way to get to know everyone better! We will never stay anywhere else on Islay.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 June 15, 2015

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 June 13, 2015

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 June 7, 2015

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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