The perfect Islay location.

The heart of Islay

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The perfect location

Ballitarsin sits in the centre of the island on the slopes that lead down to Loch Indaal. This makes it a perfect base for exploring the island.

The Glen Road

Set on the picturesque Glen Road, Ballitarsin is just a few minutes from the main town, Bowmore, yet is nestled beautifully in the Islay countryside. A perfect convenient location, but also a tranquil and rural getaway.

How long does it take to get to Islay locations?

The village of Bowmore is approximately 10 minutes away by car. Heading to the villages or ferry terminals of Port Ellen or Port Askaig will take you around 20 minutes. Not far from, or to the ferry for your travels.

Heading further afield? The beaches of Machir Bay, Saligo and Sanaigmore will take you around 25 minutes, and the beautiful village of Portnahaven will take you around 45 minutes travel.

Recommended locations

There are so many wonderful locations to visit, it's difficult to experience everything Islay has to offer. Those interested in their historical locations are highly recommended to visit Finlaggan, the American Monument and the Kildalton Cross - three sites that span Islay History from ancient, to modern times. And you can always find out more at the Museum of Islay Life.

Those interested in their beaches have plenty of choice! Machir Bay, Kilnaughton, Saligo and Sanaigmore are among the most popular, but you can also head to the Singing Sands, Kintra, the Big Strand, Lower Killeyan and many other smaller bays.

We also have the wonderful whisky distilleries - book a tour, you won't be disappointed!

Our Ballitarsin Surroundings

  • Experience an Islay sunset.

    At Ballitarsin and beyond.

Beautiful self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Isle of Islay.

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