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Ayen Cottage

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A very warm welcome in an incredibly idyllic and scenic landscape. Our hosts were flexible with our arrival and really helpful. Bowmore was quite close by, and the bus driver knew where to drop us off, although we received clear instructions and the location was not at all hard to find. Breakfast was great and atmosphere friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ayen Cottage is home away from home. Carole and Barry were wonderful hosts. We would go back for the tranquility of where the cottage is situated and both Carole and Barry's hospitality. The view from the cottage on top of the hill is breath taking and thanks to the weather we could see the beauty of Islay.

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Madison, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Recently my husband and I along with three friends spent a week with Carole and Barry in their lovely B and B. It was a wonderful experience. Our room was spacious and comfortable, the surroundings beautiful and tranquil, and the hospitality warm and gracious. Carole was an unending source of information about the island; she spent a great deal of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights on the beautiful island of Islay. Carole was extremely accommodating, particularly when our travel plans got delayed. We stayed in a room with a private bath just off the main dining room. The room and bathroom were reasonably appointed and a great value. Upon arrival (4 1/2 hours later than we anticipated), Carole greeted us... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a lovely centrally located B & B which we were lucky to book. The owners Carole and Barry could not have been more welcoming, helpful or friendly. Carol even phoned ahead to our Jazz Festival venues when we were running late. Our en-suite rooms were clean and comfortable. The breakfast was to die for especially the smoked kippers... More 

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Halden, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A beautiful little B&B. It`s located somewhere in the middle of the island, so it`s not far to any places. It`s located up on a hill, and have a stunning view. The b&b surrounded by fields with sheep and cows, very idyllic The rooms are clean and comfortable. They have 3 rooms, and 2 of them are ensuite. Personally I... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This was the second time my family stayed at Ayen cottage, and Carole and Barry are just the best hosts! The rooms are lovely and breakfast is always a feast. It takes a bit of time to get to Islay, but if you do go there, be sure to stay at Ayen cottage.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

I would highly recommend this B&B if staying on Islay. The setting is fantastic, outside of the towns, and the hospitality was faultless. We had a great full Scottish breakfast and the hosts not only gave us recommendations for our day's journey but were also able to book a distillery tour on our behalf. We had a car and found... More 

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Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Nice bed & breakfast We stayed for two nights Carole was helpful and great ! Breakfast was good, room and shower where clean Nice view from the B&B over the country side No comments further everything was good

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We were heading down for the Islay Jazz Festival by boat but were beaten back by the weather - so went by ferry instead and found the only available accommodation - they'd had an unavoidable late cancellation - how lucky were we! Anyway Carole and Barry were great hosts, the rooms were very comfortable and the breakfasts magnificent. They are... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ayen cottage is a small, family-run bed and breakfast offering great scenery and wild life as well as peace and tranquility. We have just three rooms,two en suite and one has a private bathroom across the hall. All rooms can be twin or double and one can be a cosy triple if required! We are situated just 5 miles from Port Askaig and a twenty minute drive from Port Ellen so you are ideally placed to explore the island's treasures. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ayen Cottage

Address: Ayen Ayen, Ballygrant PA45 7QW, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Ballygrant
Price Range: $39 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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