Seaview Cottage a luxury self catering
home at the Ardbeg Distillery
Ardbeg whisky is offering their fans
the chance to stay at the birthplace of
of their favourite Islay malt whisky.
They have restored Seaview Cottage which
is a 19th Century cottage at its iconic
distillery on Islay.
Seaview Cottage offers stunning views, a
location steeped in history, and every
modern day luxury you would expect
allowing visitors to unwind with their
favourite dram at the very place of its
Ardbeg’s Seaview Cottage has been
renovated to the highest standards and
is the ultimate Ardbeggian abode.
Nestling at the heart of the Distillery,
the cottage was the former home of the
Distillery manager and sleeps up to 6
adults in 3 en-suite bedrooms. While
many of the original features have been
retained, the cottage has been newly
renovated and boasts a stylish interior
with an eclectic mix of Ardbeg and Islay
Mickey Heads, Ardbeg Distillery Manager,
explains, "The house has a lovely
relaxed atmosphere with contemporary
interiors and stunning views. Lucky
visitors to the island will have the
opportunity to stay at the home of the
Ultimate Islay Malt, in a cottage that
is full of Ardbeg history and lore.
"I hope that everybody who spends time
there will feel the same as I do, and
will want to return again and again."
Ardbeg’s Seaview Cottage is filled with
quirky charm and inspired by Ardbeg’s
peaty character, the dark herringbone
oak flooring is reminiscent of
traditional peat stacks.
The three bedrooms can be found on the
ground floor, which allows all guests to
enjoy the most breath-taking views of
the sea from the first floor wood decked
Whilst staying at the cottage, guests
are welcome to take a tour of the
distillery with Jackie Thomson, Global
Icon Visitor Centre Manager of the Year
2013, and to eat at the Old Kiln Café,
with delicious dishes created from fresh
Nearby attractions include the 8th
century Kildalton Cross, the finest
example of a Celtic Cross in the west of
Scotland, and guests might also wish to
take a ‘seafari’ to the tumultuous
Corryvreckan whirlpool (weather
permitting of course!), or go searching
for whales, basking sharks and other big
and untamed sea creatures that inhabit
the deep coastal waters.
After a hard day’s exploring the island
you can pick your favourite armchair and
relax with a dram or two by the glow of
the peat burning stove. Whisky heaven
you might say!
Further quirks can be found around the
luxury accommodation, such as an oak
sideboard made with only hand tools by
‘Rabbitman’ Peter Heap, and in the
lounge area the ‘Hotpod’ stove was
inspired by a recycled gas cylinder and
VW car parts.
A polished aluminium ex-French Naval
pattern Morse signalling lamp that
doubles as a handy reading light will
amuse those in need of more low-tech
communication technology than the
internet and satellite.
Seaview Cottage is in the heart
of the Distillery and guests will no
doubt enjoy the continual discovery of
unique items around the cottage.
Ardbeg’s Seaview Cottage rental prices
are £220.00 per night (minimum 2 night
stay) and £1500.00 per week, visit the
Ardbeg website for more details and to
book your stay.