Four friends on their virgin Scotland trip - We had the fortune of staying at Kentraw for four nights and it was the perfect place to return to after a day touring the magnificent little island of Islay.
We took rooms three & four and felt the size was just right, the rooms were connected via a shared and beautiful bathroom (The complimentary soaps and shampoos from Arran Aromatics were gorgeous - its great to see support for local produce).
Interiors were chic and crisp, the photographs that adorned hallways and the lounge were a great touch and every effort was made to present a clean and modern experience that perfectly complemented the stunning farmland and loch views just outside.
As luck would have it, we were the only guests for the first three nights and the lounge was ideal; a nice warm fire, made all the more toasty by fine Islay drams over books, chess and conversation (thanks for joining us and sharing in the conversation, Hervey!).
We had rented a car so much of the Island was open to us (not all, and we do regret not trekking a bit to explore some of the bays and higher terrains). That being said, Kentraw Farm is perfectly situated - just off Bruichladdich and Kilchoman Distilleries. Every morning we were greeted by Loch Indaal, Bowmore winking at us from across the Loch and the seabirds hanging in the air.
Cannot more highly recommend this B&B - Brilliant spot and interiors, idyllic surroundings and utterly generous hosts. We left with heavy hearts but with new friends and fond memories - Hervey, Susan we are definitely coming back!
Your friend from Singapore,
p.s. The breakfasts were fantastic and deserve a separate review, suffice to say that we never missed one and they kept us going right through to lunch! Highly recommend the omelets!
- Also Known As:
- Kentraw Farmhouse Bruichladdich, Islay, Scotland