octofad farm

Octofad Farm

Situated along the windy road between the villages of Port Charlotte and Portnahaven on the Rhinns of Islay, Octofad is a rather special family-run Bed and Breakfast. It's a warm and welcoming home with a choice of rooms to suit all requirements: two double rooms, both with en-suite shower, (both feature king size beds), and one single, also with en-suite facilities. All rooms also provide flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi.

The rooms are, without exception, spacious, bright, airy and spotlessly clean, yet tranquil and restful combining with the warm hospitality, to offer you the perfect setting for your holiday on Islay.

refurbished bedroom
Our newly refurbished double bedroom

To make you feel all the more at home, there is a large sitting room, complete with open peat fire, big comfy sofas and chairs, and a television for our guests to share and enjoy. The views from this room look over the farm fields and Loch Indaal to the Paps of Jura in the north and south to the Mull of Oa. The sitting room is adjacent to the dining room, sharing the same splendid views and where our famous hearty and sumptuous breakfast is served!



The tariff is from £45 per person per night. We do not ask for a deposit and payment by cash or cheque, is taken on departure. To check availability or prices, please contact coultorsay@aol.com

Octofad Farm house is a non-smoking establishment, and due to Octofad being a working farm, we are unable to accommodate pets.

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How to Get Here

By Car: From Glasgow, drive to Kennacraig - this journey should take approximately two and a half hours, or longer should you wish to take in the beautiful scenery. Take the A82 up Loch Lomondside, turning onto the A83 at Tarbet - continue on through both Inveraray and Lochgilphead towards Tarbert on Loch Fyne. The ferry port of Kennacraig is just five miles on from Tarbert. Please note that Kennacraig is simply a ferry terminal and not a town or village. It is clearly signposted on the Campbeltown road, but people have been known to miss it because they were expecting more.

By Bus: A daily bus service operates from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station by West Coast Motors making a connection with the ferry at Kennacraig. For schedule information, contact the Travel Centre at Buchanan Street Bus Station +44 (0)141 332 7133 www.citylink.co.uk

By Ferry: Caledonian MacBrayne operate the two hour crossing which runs twice daily throughout the year, once on Sundays, with additional sailings during the summer season. For details of timetables and to make bookings (advisable, particularly in the summer season) telephone any of the following numbers. +44 (0)1475 650100 (Gourock) general enquiries: +44 (0)990 650000 (Gourock) bookings and reservations: +44 (0)1880 730253 (Kennacraig), +44 (0)1896 840 620 or +44 (0)1496 302209 (Port Ellen). Caledonian MacBrayne's timetable and booking are also available online - www.calmac.co.uk

By Air: Flybe operate a 35 minute scheduled service, Monday - Sunday from Glasgow Airport to Islay, in the mornings and afternoons on. This is the quickest way and can provide spectacular views of the islands and Kintyre. This service is operated by Loganair. For information on schedules, contact Flybe on 0871 700 2000 (international calls 00 44 1392 268500 or Islay Airport +44 (0)1496 302022. Online bookings at www.flybe.com

spectacular Islay sunrise

Sunrise from Octofad Farm