Autumn Break on Islay

Girl walking on track

Book an autumn break on Islay and you will soon be immersing yourself in the magic of this beautiful season in the Hebrides. Crisp, cold walks along deserted windswept beaches with Barnacle and Grey Lag geese honking in huge open skies over head. Dramatic colourful sunrises and sunsets. The joy of toasting your toes in front of a crackling open fire.

Enjoy exploring the stunning wilderness of Islay’s autumn landscape and indulging in all this beautiful season offers.

Savour the delights of nosing and sipping on the finest of malt whiskies

as you call by the island’s Distilleries. All filled with seasonal delights. They are a great place to start working your way through that Christmas shopping list. And it’s not all whisky, tuck into hearty bowls of soup, fresh coffees and home baking, and enjoy a ‘blether’ with the local characters.

Enjoy an indulgent Autumn Break

view across the landscape at sunrise

At Persabus , Our cosy cottages and farmhouse suite each offer comfort and warmth, set among some of the island’s most spectacular scenery.

Autumn is a great time for exploring Islay

Rainbow over the landscape

There are so many lovely things to see and do. Enjoy brisk, refreshing walks exploring Islay’s dramatic coastline. The beautiful colours of the ocean, as storms whip up the waves, and they dance to the shore in spectacular patterns and formations. With plenty of beaches to explore, and cafes offering coffee stops and delicious baking to enjoy, tucked in along the way, it’s a great way to spend the day.

Woodland Walks

On wild and blustery days head along the woodland tracks of Bridgend or Dunlossit. Discover treasures along the way, hidden beneath the falling leaves. I can never resist the autumn ritual of unpeeling the shells from the fallen conkers.

a woodland track

There’s that distinctive hug of autumn in the air. The deep musty scent of damp earth, mingled with the peat smoke of the village fires, and fallen leaves. Brambles grow in abundance in the hedgerows, perfect for crumbles and puddings, to enjoy as you snuggle down to a cosy evening by the fireside.

Sunset over the hills

Trig Point Treasures and Whisky Delights

Climb up to the trig point of Cnoc Abhail, with views right across the island shores. Hike across the farm and discover the stunning visitor centre at Caol ila, hidden away beside the sea, and enjoy the picturesque views across the Sound of Islay to neighbouring Jura. Tuck into freshly ground coffee and scones, a fine malt, or a cocktail or two.

Your Accommodation

Persabus is tucked into a beautifully secluded position on Islay, but there’s always plenty going on. With our Hebridean sheep, our Highland cows, our ponies and farm cats, all around to offer that magical Persabus welcome.

Cottage at sunset

From the comfort of the cottages, watch the ferry sailing in the windswept seas of the Sound of Islay. See the majestic Paps of Jura changing from their summer landscape to the beautiful golds and browns of autumn colours. Enjoy the peace and quiet of island life, as you while away the time with a good book in one of our cosy cottages. Or head further along the winding single track road to the delights of Ardnahoe and Bunnahabhain.

With so much on your doorstep, let the magic of autumn unfold with a fabulous stay on our farm at Persabus. A very warm welcome awaits.

Girl hugging dog on bench