ISLAY65 Luxury Self Catering

65 Frederick Crescent, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay PA42 7BD, Scotland

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The Island

Islay is rich in history, at one time the seat of the Lords of the Isles, it is called the Queen of the Hebrides and is much greener than the other islands in the group. It is home to 8 working distilleries, farms, nature reserves, clean beaches, majestic cliffs, a long and varied coastline and a great variety of wildlife.

It is accessible by road & car ferry, by air, by public transport or by yacht/motor boat to the serviced Marina in Port Ellen.

There is a local bus service connecting the villages, taxis and car hire are available.'


To the front of 'Islay65' lies the horse shoe shaped Loch leodamais around which Frederick Crescent runs from the Calmac Ferry terminal to the Ard, the headland which is located directly opposite the Calmac Terminal.

The beach stretches from the public community garden across the street from 65 to the rocks in front of St John's Church. Between the beach and the road lies the village green, an extensive grassed area with picnic tables dotted about and where many festivities are held during the annual festivals. You don't have far to go from 65 to join in.


Citylink operate a regular bus service from Glasgow to Kennacraig which meets most ferry sailings. 


Loganair operate two return flights per day to Islay Airport from Glasgow International Airport.

Island Bus

The island has a local bus service. Timetables should be checked as it does not meet all ferry sailings.

Car Rental

Car rental facilities are provided by Islay Car Hire in Bridgend and D&N MacKenzie at their offices beside the airport. Both companies offer pick up and drop facilities at ferry terminals and the airport.


There is a regular vehicle ferry service between Port Askaig and Feolin on Jura.


Calmac operate regular roro car ferry services from their mainland terminal at Kennacraig on the Kintyre peninsula to the Islay ferry terminals at Port Ellen and Port Askaig. Due to demand the frequency of service is increasing this year from 4 to 5 sailings per week day in each direction. There is also a service from Oban to Port Askaig.


Kennacraig is some 2 hours 30 mins by car from Glasgow. Oban is some 2 hours 15 mins from Glasgow by car. 

It is also possible to "Island Hop" and route your itinerary through Arran or even Mull or through the Cowal Peninsula via Gourock to Sandbank and Portavadie to Tarbert . 


There are various island taxi companies who offer a good service.

Port Ellen Marina

Port Ellen Marina provide serviced berthing facilities for touring yachts and motor boats.