Highland cow

Islay Journey

The Happy Farmer's breakfasts come in layers of such 'juicy deliciousness' As the morning air is filled with the mouth watering aroma of bacon crisped to perfection. Croissants and toast gently warming, intermingled with the heady scent of coffee, as beans are ground, ready to be added to a cafetière warming gently on the Aga. [...]
Lobster platter

An Islay Spring

Sometimes, at the end of the day… A day spent exploring and adventuring…. A day of following delicious journeys, journeys that ignite the senses Days of whisky tours and tastings, as you meander along the coastline, happening upon Islay’s historic Distilleries, tucked into the shoreline, ready to transport the casks on the Puffer boats of [...]
Sunset across Caol ila

Horse Play at Persabus

We had been enjoying a tease of beautiful spring weather on the island with gorgeous blue skies and sunshine and then suddenly May was rudely interrupted with a ferociously stormy, wild day of dramatic gales and sleety rain with golf ball size hailstones thrown in for good measure. Even the Paps of Jura were left [...]
Ceramics at Persabus

Spring in the Pottery

At Persabus we are ‘Good To Go’ Our cottages and farmhouse accommodation suite are sparkling and ready to welcome all our lovely guests back to stay with us on the farm once again. The sun is shining. The skies and seas are the brightest of blues. The fields are bursting with life, as lambs and [...]
Flock of Hebridean Sheep

The Happy Farmer’s Commute

The sun has been rising earlier in the mornings and spring is well and truly here, as those beautiful yellow daffodils are out in bloom lining the single-track road to Persabus. It is an exciting time on the farm with the birth of new calves and the fields filled with heavily pregnant sheep. The Happy [...]

Egg Nomination

Pressure is mounting. The latest lockdown craze for NHS donations involves nominated people filming themselves swallowing a raw egg, a spoonful of sugar and a large dram. The short video clips are then uploaded onto social media with more nominees being presented with the challenge. On the island the challenge is spreading like wildfire, appealing [...]

Crabbit Tourists

Lockdown did not stop our latest visitors in their mission to enjoy a holiday sampling ‘The Persabus Experience’. Despite the government restrictions tourists arrived at our door looking for suitable accommodation for their brief holiday on the farm. At Persabus we remain closed for bookings just now, apart from key workers. We will not be [...]