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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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11 hotel 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were camping for a week in Islay and stayed at Ayen Cottage on our first night as we were on the last ferry. The cottage is on a hill and you get a good view of the eastern side of the Island. Had a lovely welcome from Carole and Barry. The dinning table is communal and we were invited... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We spent two nights at Ayen Cottage in August 2014. We got a warm welcome, Carole has been very friendly and helpful. The cottage is very comfortable, with a special mention to a king size bed. The breakfast was varied and delicious. It is conveniently situated not far from Port Askaig and Bowmore.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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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