Location

The Isle of Islay is a small island located off the western coast of Scotland. Known as the Queen of the Hebrides, the island is renowned for its whisky distilleries, bird life and beautiful landscapes. Islay is 25 miles (40km) in length and around 20 miles (32km) wide. Thanks largely to the Gulf Stream; it has a fairly temperate climate.

How to Get to Islay

You can reach Islay from the mainland either by ferry or by air from Glasgow airport.

By Ferry

Caledonian MacBrayne operate a ferry service between Kennacraig and Port Ellen or Port Askaig on the island. Full timetables for the ferry service and booking details are available on the Calmac website. During peak season it is advisable to book your desired ferry early to ensure the best sailing times to suit your trip. Scottish Citylink operate a bus service from Glasgow to Kennacraig which are timed to coincide with ferry crossings.

By Plane

Loganair fly from Glasgow airport to Glenegedale, Islay’s airport, just over five miles from Bowmore. The flight time is around 30 minutes. Timetables for these and other flights are available on the Loganair website or you can contact Loganair at Tel: 0344 800 2855 and email – bookings@loganair.co.uk for assistance.

By Car

Caledonian MacBrayne operate a ferry service between Kennacraig and Port Ellen or Port Askaig on the island. Full timetables for the ferry service and booking details are available on the Calmac website. During peak season it is advisable to book your desired ferry early to ensure the best sailing times to suit your trip. Scottish Citylink operate a bus service from Glasgow to Kennacraig which are timed to coincide with ferry crossings.

Directions to Kentraw Farmhouse B&B

Kentraw Farmhouse is located in an elevated position overlooking the shores of Loch Indaal, approximately a mile out of Bruichladdich village. The B&B is located half an hour from the two ferry terminals, Port Ellen and Port Askaig, and is accessed via a private lane.

From Port Ellen (or Airport)

Follow the road (A846) up to Bowmore. Travel through Bowmore village towards Bridgend. Turn left at the T junction at Bridgend (just after the Spar) heading towards Bruichladdich (A847). Follow this road for 5 miles. Once you have passed the turning to Kilchoman you will pick up our sign on the right hand side. Follow the lane to the top.

From Port Askaig

Follow the road (A846) from Port Askaig to Bridgend. Turn right at the T Junction at Bridgend heading towards Bruichladdich (A847). Follow this road for 5 miles. Once you have passed the turning to Kilchoman you will pick up our sign on the right hand side. Follow the lane to the top.