Goodbye to care. These three little words from the song Westering Home, written by Hugh S. Roberton a century ago, sum up beautifully what it means to choose a holiday on lovely Islay, The Queen of the Hebrides.

Visitors receive a ceud mile failte (one hundred thousand welcomes) from the moment they alight from the ferry at Port Ellen. There are no strangers here, just friends we have yet to meet.

The song says it all about the warmth and friendliness of this place and its people: Westering home, and a song in the air, Light in the eye and it’s goodbye to care. Laughter o’ love, and a welcoming there, Isle of my heart, my own one. According to the song, the islanders are “canty and couthy and kindly, the best”. They will make you feel immediately at home.

Our beautiful cottages Beinn Mhor and Beinn Bhan offer traditional yet luxurious self catering accommodation. An ideal place to relax and enjoy your holiday in comfort.

Great location, comfortable and spotless. Very enjoyable visit to Islay Jonathan and Sarah from West Sussex

Spent a lovely weekend in the 4 bedroomed cottage – house is absolutely beautiful as are the views. Couldn’t have wished for better. Excellent location and wonderful hosts Alison and Neil from Glasgow

Beinn Mhor

Beinn Mhor – Gaelic for the Big Mountain – is a two-storey cottage with four double bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor. It sleeps eight people. The décor is simple but tasteful and a luxuriously furnished lounge with French doors leading out to a decking area with panoramic views

Beinn Bhan

Beinn Bhan (the White Mountain) is a lovely cottage with magnificent views of Carraig Fhada Lighthouse, Kilnaughton Beach and The Oa. It has two luxurious double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms and sleeps four people

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