Kintra is situated in a beautiful location on the Hebridean 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 golden beach.
It has been described as “as close to paradise as it’s possible to get” and we would be delighted to welcome you to stay, to camp in the dunes, to relax in our self-catering cottages – all converted from stone built farm buildings – or to stay for Bed and Breakfast in the Victorian farmhouse. We have accommodation to suit everyone, all right next to one of the loveliest beaches on Islay.
Kintra is owned and managed by Margaret Anne and Hamish Mactaggart. Hamish was born in the farmhouse in 1931, and has lived here throughout his life. Margaret Anne is from Lewis and came to Islay to teach; she joined him in Kintra in 1966. Hamish farms Kintra – and it remains very much a working hill farm – it’s not the place to come to if you’re 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. Margaret Anne does her best to reply to your queries as quickly as she can, but please do bear with her if there are any delays.
Please note that we don’t allow pets in any of the cottages or in the farmhouse.