By Car and Ferry
Using Sat Nav the postcode for Kilchoman is PA49 7UY , Dundonald is PA43 7JP and Tarbert House PA43 7LB. Confirm the directions as the official shortest route is through Arran using another two ferries
From Glasgow take the A82 up Loch Lomond side, at Tarbet keep straight on for the A83 for Campbeltown, five miles past Tarbert Loch Fyne you come to Kennacraig Ferry terminal. Timetables and booking available from www.calmac.co.uk . Drive time from Glasgow to the ferry is approx. two and a half hours and check in is 45 mins prior to sailing.
The crossing takes a little over two hours to either Port Askaig or Port Ellen depending on which port the ferry is going into. It is a pleasant trip with the opportunity for a meal or drinks on board and the chance of seeing some marine wildlife.
For Kilchoman PA49 7UY
From either Port make your way to Bridgend then take the A847 for Port Charlotte and Portnahaven. Five miles after leaving Bridgend Sanaigmore is signposted to the right. (Before reaching Bruichladdich)
Carry straight on for a further ten minutes and about 0.5-mile past Kilchoman Distillery turn left before a row of white houses, towards the church on the hill. Just past the church are the main gates, cross the cattle grid and down the hill to the cottages and main house where we look forward to welcoming you.
For Dundonald PA 43 7JP
From both arrival ports follow the signs to Bowmore. From Port Askaig, on entering Bowmore you will drive along Shore Street. At the first corner turn right into the square. Dundonald is to the right of the Harbour Inn hotel. From Port Ellen, on entering Bowmore you pass the round Church at the top of the hill. Follow the road down heading for the pier and Dundonald is on the right next to the Harbour Inn.
For Tarbert House PA 43 7LB
From both arrival ports follow the signs to Bowmore. From Port Askaig, on entering Bowmore you will drive along Shore Street. On your left 100m before the corner is Tarbert House. From Port Ellen, on entering Bowmore you pass the round Church at the top of the hill. Follow the road down and around into Shore Street, Tarbert House is the Black and White building with an orange shop window next to it across from the Lochside Hotel and the Peatzeria.
Only from Glasgow to Glenegedale (Islay), flights are normally twice daily during the week but one only on Saturday and Sunday. Flights take about forty minutes. Contact Logan Air www.loganair.co.uk
Both companies below will meet you off the flight.
D&J McKenzie 01496 302300 Islay Car Hire 01496 810 544
Driving on Islay is simple, but many roads are single track with passing places and courtesy in pulling in in good time or letting a faster car behind you pass is appreciated. If driving at night look out for deer and remember sheep always have right of way on unfenced roads.
Your accommodation is available from 15.30 on day of arrival
Once you have arrived at your accommodation the door will be unlocked, at Kilchoman the cottage names are on the front doors, Dundonald is the black and white house to the right of the Harbour Inn and Tarbert House is 100 meters on the right in Shore Street. Please go in and make yourself comfortable, there is Information inside which will explain how your accommodation works. We will be in touch to check you have everything you need.
We are currently open to keyworkers only. In line with the latest Scottish Government ruling announced on 04/01/21, our doors must sadly remain closed for a little longer. We hope to be able to welcome you again from the beginning of February.
We are sorry that we cannot welcome you during this time and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Regards, The Islay Cottages Team