Guest entrance to B&BThis room can be a twin or double and has a private use bathroom just across the hall ( tartan dressing gowns provided for that dash across!)
Ayen Cottage Bed and Breakfast (R2)
Hosted by Carole
Carole is the host.Carole is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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This is one of three rooms we have available. Please see separate listings on Air B&B.
This room can be a twin or double. This room has a separate, PRIVATE USE, bathroom just across the hall ( tartan dressing gowns provided for the dash across!)
You will love our place because of the fantastic breakfasts and home made jams, jellies & marmalades! We love Islay and want to share its secrets with you.

The space

We have a communal dining room. An 8 foot pine table is where you have your breakfast, anything from porridge, kippers, haggis... there is no limit!
Here you will get a chance to meet our other guests and exchange tips and stories about Islay. Its a great way to find out what others think. We can also answer queries, help with booking tours or dinner reservations as well as giving you tips on special places we love and wouldn't want you to miss.

Guest access

You will be able to sit outside or use the dining room at all times. We never lock the door so you are free to come and go as you please.

Interaction with guests

There is usually myself or Barry about during the day if anything crops up.
We do offer a laundry service ( price per load) . We also have an iron and tumble dryer should you need them.

Other things to note

It is very important to plan ahead. Ferries need to be booked for car passage. Foot passengers do not need to book.
Weather can have an impact on your journey times. Always check the Calmac website or the Islay Airport website for up dates to travel.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed

House Rules
No smoking
Check in time is 3PM - 12AM (midnight)


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Lock on bedroom door

1 night minimum stay

29 Reviews

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Amanda User Profile
September 2017
Carole's place was lovely, and she was very helpful and accommodating. She gave great dinner recommendations, and she made an excellent breakfast! My husband keeps talking about the porridge she made! The house was in a secluded country setting, which was nice. It was close to Bowmore and a 25-minute drive from Port Ellen. We highly recommend this place!

Melissa User Profile
September 2017
Carole is very responsive and offered great advice about Islay. Accommodation is as described. Had a wonderful stay here. Peaceful and great scenery.

Janice User Profile
September 2017
This cosy B&B was truly wonderful. Carole was such an amazing host. We arrived in the evening and Carole was out, so she left a lovely message on the door and arrows to our room. The whole place was super clean and the other guests were friendly. Carole left menus for us out each night to order what we wanted for breakfast (great range) and the breakfast each morning was so delicious and well presented!! We had the bathroom to ourselves and we loved the plaid robes. I will definitely be enquiring about this place the next time I visit Islay! :) Thank you once again Carole!

Laura User Profile
August 2017
Ayen Cottage was beautiful and cozy! We were only able to stay for one night, but we loved it. The cottage sits up on a hill so we had great views. We had a rental car during our stay which made driving around the island easy. Carole was kind enough to pack us breakfast to go as we had an early morning ferry to catch.

Marion User Profile
August 2017
A wonderful place to stay we could have not found a more perfect host.

Sebastian User Profile
August 2017
The house is located in a beautiful scenery and not too far away from Bowmore. Unfortunately there are no busses on Sundays. Carole took good care and offers a great breakfast!

Oren User Profile
August 2017
This is a great bnb, with lovely hosts. Located in the middle of islay, it's a good location. Breakfast is great and comfy beds.

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Ballygrant, United KingdomJoined in April 2015
Carole User ProfileCarole is a superhost.

Friendly, loving Islay, helpful, definitely a morning person!

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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