persabus farm cottage

THE COTTAGES

AM FEARANN PERSABUS - PERSABUS COTTAGE is a sixteenth century traditional farmhouse, the Millhouse forming part of the original steadings on the farm. Both properties have been recently renovated to a very high standard.They are situated on Persabus Farm, a working hebridean sheep farm which has been managed by the Fletcher family for generations. The cottages boast a secluded position within one mile of the ferry terminal at Port Askaig, with unsurpassed views of the Sound of Islay and the Paps of Jura.

The cottages combine the traditional with comfort and all modern conveniences. They are capable of sleeping four to six people and have full oil fired central heating included in the price.

Both cottages have three bedrooms upstairs (a double, a twin, and a room with bunk beds) and a large bathroom with electric shower.

Persabus Cottage has a lounge with a traditional open fireplace,a small study and downstairs toilet. The large kitchen has patio doors onto a private garden and there is a utility room off the kitchen, with plenty of room for drying wet clothing, walking boots etc. During the winter months the oil fired Raeburn is lit to toast your toes on after a day walking. The cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished, while a traditional oak staircase has a built in gate for the safety of younger visitors.Children and pets are welcome, however, we would remind you that the cottage is situated on a sheep farm and would ask that you keep any dogs under a degree of control.

THE MILLHOUSE, Tayvullin as it is translates into Gaelic, has a more modern feel, with a large, light, airy kitchen, complete with dining table and chairs, and a large lounge with a coal effect stove. The cottage has its own distinctive style, with many of the items in the kitchen handmade in Persabus Pottery, it is decorated throughout with original watercolours of Islay and Jura.

Both farmhouse kitchens are fully equipped with electric cooker, fridge, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. 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 pottery on the farm where the Fletcher brothers produce some of the finest handcrafted pottery in the Scotttish Highlands. During the season there is always a fresh pot of coffee brewing in the pottery showroom and a range of home baking available. In the summer months children can enjoy feeding the hens in our hedgerows and fresh eggs can be purchased from the farmhouse.

We also offer Bed & Breakfast accommodation.

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persabus cottage sitting room

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 www.citylink.co.uk

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 - www.calmac.co.uk

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 www.flybe.com

Tariff from £400 per week

Persabus Pottery

the paps of jura