Welcome to Ballymeanach Holiday Cottages

Ballymeanach Holiday Cottages are situated on an owner-occupied croft situated on the beautiful Rhinns of Islay; which is recognised both internationally (Ramsar site) and domestically (SSSI) as a place of importance for the conservation of native flora and fauna. The croft is actively farmed, in a non-intensive, traditional manner and has a growing herd of native Galloway cattle.

The cottages are available for short term holiday rentals all year round and include The Barn, The Smiddy & The Cottage. They are an ideal resting place for people looking to explore all aspects of Islay, including walking, cycling, beaches, wildlife, birdwatching, whisky and of coarse a rich history. After a day’s exploring return to Ballymeanach to relax with a dram or glass of wine in our holiday cottages or outside in your private seating area and listen to the silence, birds or sometime the haunting sound of the seals.


The Cottage

Sleeps 2-3

The Cottage is a cosy one-bedroom cottage sympathetically converted from farm steadings with a mezzanine bedroom and sitting area with views towards the rocky coastline.

The Smiddy

Sleeps 2-3

The Smiddy is a stylish one-bedroom cottage retaining the deep window ledges of old but with a modern open plan layout. Property is one level with deep windows in keeping with the original building.

The Barn

Sleeps 4-6

The Barn is a spacious two-bedroom cottage over two levels, open plan living/kitchen area & views down to the lighthouse & conservation village of Portnahaven.

The Island Of Islay

Islay is the southernmost island of the Inner Hebrides, just off the West Coast of Scotland. Known as the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’, Islay is an amazing island experience – spectacular beaches, fabulous country walks, panoramic views and a multitude of species of wildlife, especially birds.