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Welcome to Persabus Farm, Islay

Welcome to Persabus Farm, Islay.

We offer Self Catering accommodation close to the North Islay whisky distilleries, or enjoy a short stay in our Farmhouse Accommodation Suite.

Visit our Islay Pottery, open six days a week.

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A warm Highland welcome awaits you from the Fletcher family. Our working farm boasts a secluded position on the stunning Isle of Islay. Visit us and enjoy panoramic views of the Paps of Jura and the Sound of Islay.

Islay Holiday Accommodation

 Islay holiday accommodation. Self-Catering Cottages, a Farmhouse Accommodation Suite and Camping are all on offer at Persabus, just four minutes from Port Askaig. Enjoy free Wifi throughout. Our Islay holiday cottages are an ideal base for families. Whilst our Islay accommodation suite offers smaller parties the perfect surroundings, the comfort of large ensuite bedrooms and a small sitting room.

Whisky Holidays

Persabus is the gateway to the north Islay distilleries. For whisky enthusiasts we are situated within walking distance of Ardnahoe Distillery, Bunnahabhain Distillery and Caol ila Disitllery. Buses run from close by to the south Islay distilleries of Ardbeg, Laphraoig and Lagavullin. Bowmore Distillery and Bruichladdich Distillery are also on the bus routes from Persabus. We are located close to the Jura ferry port for visitors wishing to visit Jura Distillery. Kilchoman Distillery is a taxi or car ride away.

Activity Holidays

Our farm is ideally located for bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and whisky visitors. Barnacle Geese, Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles, Corncrakes and deer are just a few guests we have welcomed in the past. We also offer dog friendly accommodation for those travelling with pets.

Fishing Holidays

Trout fishing is available in the lochs close by, or sea fishing along Islay’s coastline.

Persabus Pottery

We have our very own Pottery Studio on the farm. Our ceramics are all individually hand painted with unique and original designs reflecting the vibrant colours of the landscapes and seascapes, capturing the essence of island life. They are then glazed and fired on the farm in the pottery workshop. On sale we also have a small selection of watercolour prints and cards to compliment our ceramics.

The pottery is open all year round, Monday to Friday from 12 noon until 4pm and on Saturday from 12 noon until 3pm. Or visit our ONLINE SHOP 

As well as a wide selection of individually hand painted ceramics on sale we also offer pottery ‘take-aways’, for you to enjoy capturing your own memories and creativity onto pottery. The box comes with paints, brushes and your chosen ceramic bisque piece to paint. Get in touch to order one of our ‘takeaway’ pottery painting boxes, or pop along to the showroom to select your own piece in store where we have a wide selection available. We will glaze and fire your lovely creations for you.

Across from the pottery is Charlotte Hannett’s jewellery workshop. You can buy from a selection of her ranges at the workshop or commission an original, bespoke piece. Charlotte also carries out jewellery repairs.

Ceramic Café

Due to current Government advice around Covid 19 we have taken the decision to temporarily close our café. Thank you for your understanding.

Within our Islay Pottery on the farm, we also have a Café, open year-round.  Pop in and enjoy our farm cooked, home baking, loose leaf teas, coffee and sandwiches.

Rosemary and Donald live onsite in the main farmhouse and are on hand to help with any questions you might have about your trip.