Welcome to Kintra – Failte gu Ceanntragh

Kintra is situated in a beautiful location on the Isle of Islay. The name is derived from Ceann Tragh, the Gaelic for `Head of the Beach’, a name befitting this traditional hill farm lying at the end of seven miles of golden beach.

We invite you to get away from it all in one of our 4 self-catering properties, all converted from stone built farm buildings, or to camp in the dunes, right next to one of the loveliest beaches on Islay.

Kintra is owned and managed by Margaret Anne and Hamish Mactaggart, both islanders and Gaelic speakers. Kintra is very much a working hill farm – it’s not the place to come to if you are looking for a holiday in a slick resort; it is however, the place to come on holiday to if you want to experience Scotland, and Islay in particular, at its unadulterated, natural best.
In the height of the summer it is light till almost 11pm, and the sight of the Kintra sunset is unforgettable.

The beach is of endless interest to children – and grown ups too. There’s great surf, and almost always a wind of some kind – good for wind sports, and good protection from midges.

Our 4 self-catering properties at Kintra Farm

Traigh Cottage

Traigh sits right at the edge of the beach, in a beautiful location. It was formerly the Shepherd’s Cottage and has been converted into a light-filled two-bedroomed cottage, with spectacular views. Read more….

Sgeir Cottage

Sgeir, pronounced scare (meaning reef), is a very attractive two-bedroomed conversion of part of our traditional stone farm steading, overlooking the reef on the beach to the west and its beautiful evening sunsets. Read more….

Muran Cottage

Muran, pronounced mooran (meaning maram grass), is a beautiful one-bedroomed cottage. It is a sympathetic conversion from traditional farm buildings – it was formed from what was originally the farm’s cartshed. Read more….

Ceanntragh Apartment

Ceanntragh is a two-bedroomed apartment, in the smaller of the 2 main farmhouse buildings. It is housed on two floors with two interconnecting ensuite bedrooms upstairs and a large kitchen -dining room and sitting room and porch downstairs. Read more…