persabus bed & breakfast


Persabus Farm is situated a mile from Port Askaig ferry terminal along the single track road to Bunnahabhain. The farmhouse enjoys spectacular panoramic views of the Paps of Jura and the Sound of Islay.

There is a range of accommodation on offer, from farmhouse bed and breakfast, accommodating up to four people, to two self-catering cottages, each sleeping up to six people comfortably.

The bed and breakfast suite is situated in a separate wing of the farmhouse. We have two bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, each offering either twin or super king-size beds depending upon your needs. There is also a small separate guestsÕ sitting room with TV and DVD player. A warm highland welcome from the Fletcher family and a good hearty breakfast awaits you on our working hill farm.

Persabus Cottage is a sixteenth century traditional farmhouse, while the Millhouse formed part of the original steadings on the farm. Both properties have been renovated to a high standard offering homely and comfortable accommodation, where you really can relax. The self catering cottages are both fully equipped with all mod. Cons. All linen is provided but guests are requested to bring their own towels. Outside the cottages there is ample parking space off the quiet single track road leading to the village of Bunnahabhain and the distillery, one of eight on the island.

There is also a ceramic cafˇ on the farm with a range of original pottery, handcrafted and fired on the premises, for sale, or you can choose from our extensive range of bisqueware and paint your own piece which we will then glaze and fire in the kilns for you. There is always a fresh pot of coffee brewing in the cafˇ and a range of home baking available, or you can opt for traditional afternoon tea. In the summer months children can enjoy feeding our hens, or meeting the pet lambs and our very friendly farm cats.

A warm welcome awaits you.

How to Get Here

By Car: From Glasgow, drive to Kennacraig - this journey should take approximately two and a half hours, or longer should you wish to take in the beautiful scenery. Take the A82 up Loch Lomondside, turning onto the A83 at Tarbet - continue on through both Inveraray and Lochgilphead towards Tarbert on Loch Fyne. The ferry port of Kennacraig is just five miles on from Tarbert. Please note that Kennacraig is simply a ferry terminal and not a town or village. It is clearly signposted on the Campbeltown road, but people have been known to miss it because they were expecting more.

By Bus: A daily bus service operates from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station by West Coast Motors making a connection with the ferry at Kennacraig. For schedule information, contact the Travel Centre at Buchanan Street Bus Station +44 (0)141 332 7133

By Ferry: Caledonian MacBrayne operate the two hour crossing which runs twice daily throughout the year, once on Sundays, with additional sailings during the summer season. For details of timetables and to make bookings (advisable, particularly in the summer season) telephone any of the following numbers. +44 (0)1475 650100 (Gourock) general enquiries: +44 (0)990 650000 (Gourock) bookings and reservations: +44 (0)1880 730253 (Kennacraig), +44 (0)1896 840 620 or +44 (0)1496 302209 (Port Ellen). Caledonian MacBrayne's timetable and booking are also available online -

By Air: Flybe operate a 35 minute scheduled service, Monday - Sunday from Glasgow Airport to Islay, in the mornings and afternoons on. This is the quickest way and can provide spectacular views of the islands and Kintyre. This service is operated by Loganair. For information on schedules, contact Flybe on 0871 700 2000 (international calls 00 44 1392 268500 or Islay Airport +44 (0)1496 302022. Online bookings at

Tariff: please e-mail or telephone for rates.

Persabus Pottery