Welcome to Mashman's Cottage Bowmore Scotland

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There are around 3,000 people on Islay and many of the families have been around for generations. Their business included farming, fishing, tourism and, of course, whisky. In fact, it is home to 8 distilleries and if you enjoy whisky, you'll love getting to know them all!

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.

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

Mashman's Cottage Accommodation

Attached to Maltman’s Cottage, Mashman’s Cottage allows you to experience the magic of being in close quarters to Islay’s oldest distillery. The word ‘cosy’ may just have been created especially for Mashman’s Cottage – a place to retreat to with a loved one or very good friend!

Pour a dram, stand beside Loch Indaal and watch the sun set on the horizon. Wake up when the sun rises and pop next door to the Mactaggart Leisure Centre swimming pool.

1 twin bedroom, kitchen, lounge, bathroom 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.

Mashman's Cottage Facilities
· Small Court Yard
· Shower Ensuite
· TV
· DVD Player
· Wifi
· Fridge
· Hairdryer
· Clock Radio
· Microwave
· Cooking Facilities
· Electric Shaver Point
· Heating Throughout

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

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."

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 3,000, 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.

Distillery History
Founded in 1779, the Bowmore distillery combines time, tradition and unique terrain to create very special single malt whiskies. 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.

The single malt created here by generation after generation of Bowmore craftsmen has long been regarded as one of the finest in the world.

A stay with us at Bowmore Distillery Cottages offers the chance to share in that fine tradition - to reflect on the heritage of these ancient practices in beautifully renovated cottages, located at the centre of a charming village on a beautiful Hebridean island.

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.

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