Bola-Na-Traigh is a bungalow situated on Craigens, a working farm on the Isle of Islay, with 200 Aberdeen Angus cows 1000 blackface ewes, and is also well known for producing Islay oysters. Based at the head of Loch Gruinart, a tidal estuary, the cottage is well placed for exploring the island, with the RSPB reserve a two minute drive along the road and the newest of Islay’s eight distillery (kilchoman) roughly 10 minutes away. If you don’t fancy a wee dram, Outback Art Gallery and coffee shop is also only a short drive away. You are also well based for exploring a number of beautiful beaches such as kilchoman, Saligo, Ardnave and Killinallan, all just a short drive away. Because of its situation at the head of the loch we get a wide variety of wildlife such as deer, sea and golden eagles, corncrakes, hen harriers and even the occasional otter can be seen nearby. But Loch Gruinart is also the main roost on Islay for the thousands of protected geese that invade the island each year.
Our Self Catering Accommodation
The cottage sleeps five comfortably comprising of one double room, one single room and one twin room. The twin room can be made in to a double by joining the beds together if prefered. We have a modern fitted kitchen with dishwasher, electric cooker, fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. The living room has a flat screen TV with free sat. The cottage also has a bathroom and separate shower room. It is heated with a new air to air heating system and storage heaters and is situated slightly back from the road with a walled garden and ample parking for two cars. With stunning views out across to the RSPB reserve and on to the fields of Craigens, it is the ideal place to sit relax and enjoy your holiday in comfort.
All linen, towels (except beach towels) and electricity are included in the weekly rate. If staying for two weeks linen will be provided on Saturday for a changeover.