Welcome to Kintra – Failte gu Ceanntragh
Our cottages are open year round, subject to government restrictions. Please do check the cottages section of our website for details and availability. Do always check current restrictions before booking and travelling.
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 3 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.