About Us


Welcome To Aldrach Cottage, Self Catering Bowmore

Aldrach Cottage is a single storey, cosy cottage situated on High Street, Bowmore, Islay.
Bowmore is the capital of Islay and Aldrach Cottage is ideally placed for golf, dining out and whisky tours.


Out and About in Bowmore

For golf lovers  we are close to the Machrie Hotel and Golf Links. For dining out we are near to the Bowmore Hotel, Lochside Hotel and Harbour Inn Restaurant. If you are hot on the whisky trail then we are a stone’s throw from Bowmore Distillery.

For architecture lovers at the top of Bowmore Main Street around the corner, you will find the famous Round Church. If you are quite active then nearby is the Mactaggart Leisure Centre.

There is cycling, walking and canoeing on Islay, and Bowmore is a fantastic base from which to explore and enjoy the scenery and nature the island is so famous for.


Whisky Heritage

Aldrach Cottage sits in front of a barley field that in July and August turns a beautiful golden colour, before being harvested for our distilleries. We also have a display cabinet full of whisky artefacts that emit a wonderful peaty essence, to give the true distilling aroma to the lover of the single malt.

Aldrach Cottage Accommodation

Aldrach Cottage has three good sized bedrooms that sleeps up to 6 people, ideal for families and small groups. Relax in our lounge that boasts super-fast broadband, DVD player and digital TV and Radio channels. Warm the cockles with our roaring coal fire and for the summer months we have electric heaters.

We have a hoover, ironing board and cleaning products so all you need to bring are your clothes and food!

There are good storage facilities internally and externally should you want to bring bikes.

Our Rooms

Bowmore Double Bedroom

One of our double bedrooms is a tribute to our very own Bowmore distillery whisky. With Bowmore bunting and a picture of the distillery, feel the true nature of the Scottish Hebrides.

With a built in double wardrobe there is plenty of room for your garments and a full length mirror. There are two single bedside cabinets complete with touch lamps, so you can relax into a deep sleep on our comfortable beds with snug linen. 

Botanist Double Bedroom

Our other double bedroom is themed around the Bruichladdich Gin Distillery, ideal for lovers of all things gin. Surrounded by botanist imagry representing the finer ingredients of gin and gin bottle ornaments, you will no doubt be inspired to take a trip to Bruichlladdich, to learn more about gin distillation and indulge the taste buds!

Enjoy the plush double bed, with plenty of space in our double wardrobe for your garments, with bedside cabinets, lamps and full length mirror.

Hair dryers are also provided.

Laphroaig Twin Room

The famous Laphroaig Distillery is the setting for our twin room. There are 2 single beds, with bedding to match the famous green Laphroaig bottles, that are also in situ around the room.

Cosy room for children or friends, has a full sized mirror.


Our bathroom facilities have an electric shower and heated towel rail with a mirror and shaver point,


Storage cupboard with hoover, iron and ironing board, cleaning products and drying horse.


Relax and unwind in the evenings. You won’t be cut off from the outside world as we have Super Fast broadband, and there is plenty to entertain you with our Digital TV with a BT TV box for extra channels.

Cosy up by our roaring coal fire. For larger groups there is a 4 seated dining table for evening meals and breakfast.

Keeping in with our whisky theme, the lounge houses a display cabinet with whisky artefacts and the aroma of the famous peat that makes Islay whisky so distinctive.


Entertaining is also possible as our kitchen is fully equipped and includes a cooker and washing machine, all cutlery provided based on max of 10 people. Get inspired to cook using our famous drams, here are some top whisky food pairings.

Outdoor Equipment

There is a drying line for those windy and sunny days to dry your washing, a picnic bench for alfresco dining and a shed for storage of bicycles and golfing equipment.


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