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Bowmore Distillery Cottages encapsulate Islay at its beautiful, peaceful, traditional best. A Stay with us at Bowmore Distillery offers the chance to stay at the heart of one of Scotland's oldest distilleries.

Our cottages are all beautifully renovated to 4 Star Visit Scotland standard; all are located within or beside the distillery complex, and our guests are invited to join us for a complimentary distillery tour, to savour a dram, and to simply relax.

Upon arrival guests will also find a bottle of 12 year old Bowmore waiting for you. Please enjoy with our compliments. As part of your stay with us our guests are entitled to a discount at Machrie Golf Links.

Maltman’s Cottage Accommodation

Built in the early 1900’s for the distillery workers, this cottage is situated right beside Bowmore Distillery. You will feel a sense of magic staying beside this historic place.

The cottage has stunning views of both the distillery and over Loch Indaal. Three very spacious bedrooms and extremely comfortable living accommodation make this ideal for groups of friends or families.

3 twin bedrooms or 1 double & 2 twin bedrooms– all ensuite, dining kitchen, lounge and patio area with garden furniture.

Visitors can take a tour of our distillery free of charge and will find a bottle of 12 year old Bowmore on your arrival. Please enjoy both with our compliments.

Maltman's Cottage Facilities
· Garden
· Shower Ensuite
· TV
· DVD/CD Player
· Wifi
· Hair Dryer
· Clock Radio
· Microvewave
· Washing Machine
· Fridge
· Linen/Towels
· Cooking Facilities
· Electric Shaver Point
· Heating Throughout

Additional Facilities
· Garden
· Gift Shop
· Staffed
· Seaside pier
· Public Toilets
· Information Board/Visitors' Centre

Type of Board
· No Food Arrangements (Self Catering)

Child Policy
· Children Welcome

Pet Policy
We regret that we do not accept pets, no matter how well behaved, at Bowmore Distillery Cottages (except Guide Dogs).

Smoking Policy
· Non Smoking

Languages Spoken
· Gaelic Speaking

Visitors' center
A trip to Islay without a visit to the Bowmore Distillery would be like looking at one of our bottles without sampling the contents. It's the oldest on the island, and the setting is simply stunning. Our Visitor Centre is open throughout the year too (and naturally enough, there's some tasting to be had as well).

Of course, nobody knows more about our whiskies than those who make them, so our bespoke Craftsmen's Tours are revealing as well as enjoyable.

But you don't have to take our word for it - as The Malt Advocate put it: "There is no better tour - comprehensive, visually arresting, and well-planned, delivered with wit and nuggets of local knowledge - one gets the feeling that the tour has been specifically tailored just for you.

A final treat is nosing the 'angels share' in the traditional warehouse - little wonder that the Queen has had a cask here since 1980."

Distillery History
Founded over two centuries ago in 1779, Bowmore is the first recorded distillery on Islay (pronounced ‘eye-la’) and one of the oldest in the whole of Scotland. Islay malts are renowned for their peaty smokiness and Bowmore is no exception. We carefully smoke our malt in a peat-fired kiln, just as our ancestors did over 200 years ago.

Bowmore Distillery has stood on the shores of Loch Indaal, on the Hebridean Island of Islay, since 1779 (and quite possibly for a few years before that). This makes us the first ever distillery on the island (well, legal distillery anyway).

The Island
Islay is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, and is also known as "The Queen of the Hebrides." Its mild climate and rich peaty soil make it ideal for creating whisky, and despite having a population of not much more than 3,000, it's home to no fewer than eight distilleries.

We're also naturally environmentally friendly (after all, much of what we do simply involves waiting for time and environment to work its magic). And where possible, we recycle - for instance the waste heat from the distillation process goes to heat the public swimming pool nearby.

But why not see for yourself? We are a little off the beaten track, it's true, but don't worry - the video opposite will give you a fine taste of where and who we are.

Island History
Islay (pronounced "eye-la" in English) has had quite a past, from its early occupation by ancient man (whose burial mounds and occasional structural remains still exist) through to a variety of landowners today.

In between, it's been ruled - not always peacefully - by the Kings of Norway and Scotland, not to mention various clans (most notably the Campbells of Cawdor and then the Campbells of Shawfield).

Today, Islay is a tranquil place. The ghosts of battles fought long ago been put to rest. With a population of approximately 3,500, it is a place with a strong community. Farming, fishing and, of course, whisky are the main sources of employment for the islanders (known as Ileachs).

From the breathtaking nature to the welcoming locals, Islay is definitely well worth a visit.

By Road and Ferry:
Islay can be reached by ferry from Kennacraig on the Kintyre Peninsula. Caledonian MacBrayne operate the 2 hour crossing to Islay.

From Glasgow:
Follow signs for Loch Lomond, A82. Glasgow to Tarbet, Loch Lomond A82 approx. 35 miles Tarbet to inveraray Loch Fyne A83 approx. 22 miles Inveraray to Lockgilphead A83 approx. 23 miles Lochgilphead to Tarbert Loch Fyne A83 approx. 13 miles Tarbert to Kennacraig West Loch Tarbert approx. 6 miles

By Air:
Flybe run a 35 minute scheduled flight twice a day, Monday to Friday and once on a Saturday from Glasgow Airport.

So welcome, or as we also say around here, fàilte.

Email Maltman's Cottage enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com