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“First class B & B accommodation set in a stunning location with breathtaking sea views.”
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Kentraw Farmhouse
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Reviewed December 20, 2011

Kentraw Farmhouse provides luxurious first class B & B accommodation in a stunning rural location with breathtaking views across the ocean. Its conveniently located close to the Islands finest distillerys and has an abundance of wildlife on the doorstep. We received a very warm welcome and great hospitality and the cooked breakfast was delicious. By far the best B & B we have ever stayed in - comes highly recommended.

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Reviewed December 2, 2011

I travelled to Islay with a friend for a 4 night stay - and after hearing so much about this stunning island we were not disappointed! What a fantastic place with such a relaxed, laid back and friendly atmosphere.

After received a recommendation we booked into Kentraw Farmhouse for the duration of our stay - and what a stay it was! We were immediately welcomed by our hosts Hervey and Susan and shown round the exquisite lodgings - a lounge area (equipped with log burning fire, TV, films, books and boardgames to keep us entertained) which undoubtly made our stay more comfortable than we could have imagined, a hall area where you could make your own hot drinks (what a fabulous idea - encouraging everyone to mix and make friends) and our bedroom. The bedroom itself gave stunning views of the countryside (and geese!) and provided us with the best nights sleep we've had in ages! (The beds are extremely comfortable and warm, and the bathroom comes with all the modern amenities you would expect - only to a much higher standard!).

Overall - this is the best bed and breakfast I have stayed in - the hosts, the environment and the comfort made this a stay I won't be forgetting in a long time. I would recommended Kentraw Farmhouse to anyone staying or visiting Islay.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 1, 2011

We spent two nights at the Kentraw Farmhouse and had a wonderful time. Hervey and Susan are exceptional hosts, and with their knowledge of the island, scotch and that fantastic breakfast we couldn't have had a better time. The rooms were perfect and the en-suites large and well thought out with all the right amenities. We will be back to Islay and will definitely only stay at the Kentraw farmhouse.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lori W
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Reviewed November 24, 2011

Just returned from a trip to Islay and was mighty impressed with this place. It's newly done-up and the rooms are very comfortable. The lounge is spacious and is great to have a dram by the fireplace. Hervey was a good host throughout and makes a large and delicious breakfast. Would recommend Kentraw to all.

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Thank Kingblues
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

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,

Galen

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!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Galen M
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

A friend and I stayed for just two nights.
Susan and Hervey were extremely welcoming and friendly, the house was warm and comfortable, and the room was great. Breakfasts were consistently delicious. The house is some way from the road up a track, and a couple of miles from the nearest small village - a plus for us as we'd rather not have the lights and noise. Bruichladdich distillery is just a few minutes walk away. A visit to the nearest pub is more of a trek and would mean a taxi or designated driver for those who don't enjoy a few miles walk. We ate and drank at hotels at both Bridgend and Port Charlotte - about equal distances in opposite directions from Kentraw - and enjoyed both.
Recommended.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Martin M
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

We visited Islay in September this year for a 'second honeymoon'. We only stayed three nights (unfortunately) but had a wonderful time!! After looking at the different B&Bs and hotels on offer, we deliberately chose Kentraw Farmhouse because it looked to be slightly secluded and seemed to offer the peace and tranquility we were after. We were not disappointed!!!

Kentraw Farmhouse is beautifully furnished, more what you would expect from a smart hotel than a small B&B, and the location was ideal for us. Slightly off the beaten track as they say, there was no traffic noise from passing cars and we woke up to beautiful views over the loch each morning, it really was idyllic (despite the slight wild weather!!!)

Not being your usual whisky fans we were keen to see what else the island offered, so after a great breakfast each morning (full scottish for me, smoked salmon or omelette for my wife) Geraldine sent us off with a map and a few tips on where to go and we went to explore. The island really is beautiful, even when the wind is doing its best to knock you off your feet. Getting back to the house after each full day of sight seeing was wonferful. We enjoyed a nice cup of tea (and biscuits) before passing very pleasant evenings playing cards and monopoly in the lounge with a bottle of red wine from the local co-op! Perfect!

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Room was extremely nice with huge bed and a sofa and the overall service from Geraldine was excellent. Would highly recommend Kentraw Farmhouse to all those looking for somewhere clean, comfortable and quiet to relax

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul W
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Address: Bruichladdich PA49 7UN, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > The Hebrides > Islay > Bruichladdich
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Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Bruichladdich
Number of rooms: 4
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Kentraw Farmhouse Bruichladdich, Islay, Scotland

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