Kentra - Exterior

Kentra

Kentra, Balinoe

New for 2022, a recently renovated traditional stone-built croft house next to the beach.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedroom(s)
  • Bathroom(s) 2
  • Whole house
  • Wifi

From £500 - £1,100 Weekly

About the property

New for 2022, a recently renovated traditional stone-built croft house next to the beach.

Kentra is a recently renovated, well equipped, traditional stone-built croft house with spectacular views of the beach from the upper floor. Situated in the township of Balinoe, we are fortunate to have an excellent location directly across from the sandy track to the beautiful Soroby (or Balinoe) beach. On clear days there are stunning views of the isles of Mull, Jura and Rhum and even Ben Nevis in the distance. The sunrises are amazing if you are up early enough to see them. Kentra in Gaelic is Ceann Traigh, meaning “head of the beach”.

Accommodation – Ground floor
Entrance porch - with coat hooks and washing machine.
Hall - under stair cupboard housing vacuum cleaner, brush and dustpan, mop and bucket and clothes horse. Louvre doored cupboard housing air source heating boiler.
Sitting room - corner sofa, 47” freesat television, feature fireplace with fairy lights.
Kitchen – electric ceramic four ring hob and extractor hood, electric fan oven, microwave, slow cooker, toaster, electric kettle, integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer and a large dining table that seats 8.
Shower room – WC, basin and quadrant walk-in shower with both rainfall and standard heads. Mirror with sensor LED lights.

Accommodation - First floor
Family room - king size bed with memory foam mattress and a single bed, bedside drawers, wardrobe and tallboy with drawers. Views of the beach.
Double room - compact double room with bedside drawers and mirrored wardrobe with drawers. Views of the beach.
Bunk room - compact room with bedside drawers and wardrobe. Views over open countryside to Ben Hynish.
The wee room - a small single room with a continental single bed. Full length (6’ 3”) but slightly narrower than a standard single at 2’ 6”. Ideally suited to a child (although adults have slept here too). Chest of drawers and door hooks. This was previously the bathroom, but the view of the beach is too good to waste on an opaque window!
Bathroom - WC, basin and short bath with overhead electric shower. Mirror with LED sensor lights.
Spacious landing - bookcase containing a variety of books, games, playing cards and dominoes.

Facilities and services
Heating and hot water are supplied by renewable energy via an air source heat pump which is included in the price. Radiators have thermostatic valves which can be adjusted as required.

Garden to the front with patio areas, a picnic table seating 8 and a fire pit. There is an outside tap for rinsing wetsuits and beach gear. Rear garden laid to grass with retractable clothes lines. This is west facing and benefits from the sun from around lunchtime until it sets. The garden is surrounded by a stockproof fence. There is a shed where deck chairs are stored. Guests can store their bikes, surf boards etc here. There are a selection of buckets and spades available if required. There is parking outside the house.

Short breaks may be available in low season. Please contact to enquire.

Facilities
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Cooking hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Dining area
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Radio
  • CD player
  • TV
  • Freeview / Freesat TV
  • Board games / puzzles
  • Internet access
  • Free Wifi
  • Main door / Private entrance
  • BBQ
  • Private garden
  • Patio / Decking
  • Garden dining furniture
  • 24h check-in available
  • Central heating
  • Pets allowed (fees may apply)
  • Bathroom(s)
  • Countryside views
  • Free parking (outdoor)
  • Horse riding [½ mile]
  • Swimming (Outdoor) [¼ mile]
  • Cycle hire [¾ mile]
  • Golf [7.5 miles]
  • Hiking
  • Fishing [¼ mile]
  • Surfing [2 miles]
  • Snorkeling [¼ mile]
  • Windsurfing [¼ mile]
  • Shops [2 miles]
  • Supermarket
  • Bar / Pub [5.5 miles]
  • Restaurants [3 miles]
  • Café [½ mile]
  • Car hire [2.5 miles]
  • Beach [¼ mile]
  • Ocean [¼ mile]
  • Adventure
  • Beach holidays
  • Countryside
  • Family
  • Secluded
  • No smoking
Accessibility

Unfortunately due to the traditional design of the house, it is not accessible to people with mobility challenges.

    Sleeping details

    Family room with a king size bed and a single bed. Double bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Small single room ideally suited to a child. To ensure a comfortable stay for our guests, we recommend a maximum of six adults plus two children.

    Check-in / Check-out
    • Check-in from 15:00.
    • Check-out by 10:00
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    Location

    Directions and Parking

    From the ferry terminal, turn left at the first T-junction. Pass the RBS and Co-op and continue on this road for approximately five miles, passing Buth a’ Bhaile and An Talla. Continue until the next T-junction, then turn left (signposted Balemartine, Mannal, Hynish). Continue almost one mile, passing the signpost for Balinoe. Kentra is the second house on the right beyond the signpost, directly to the right of the ruin.

    Parking directly outside property.

    • Free parking (outdoor)

    Local area

    Tiree Trekking Centre is a five minute walk from the house. Tiree Glass is approximately one mile away. Skerryvore lighthouse museum is approximately two miles from the house. The Tyree Gin distillery shop and visitor centre is around two-and-a half miles away. The Farmhouse Café is a five minute walk from the house and does nice lunches.

    • Seaside
    • Bay
    • Beach
    • Garden
    • Hillside
    • Panoramic

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    Overall rating

    5.0 stars

    Based on 1 review(s)

    • Cleanliness 5.0 stars
    • Value 5.0 stars
    • Location 5.0 stars

    I gather we were the first visitors to use the house. It was nice and clean when we arrived and nicely decorated, plenty of kitchen equipment and a decent sized table in the kitchen. Good sized living room with comfy seating. My daughters (all in 20's) thought it was the best holiday cottage they had been to. Books and games for rainy days /evenings as well. Bedrooms were good with great views and good storage. The location is great - the path to the beach is just across the road. Every intention of booking again next time I can get most if not all kids in one place ! Would definitely recommend it if planning a trip to Tiree !

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