• Boiden Cottage (Middle Cottage)
  • Lowlandsman Bay from Boiden
  • The Paps - View from Boiden
  • Craighouse - Hotel & Jura Distillery
  • Red Deer
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www.JuraHolidays.co.uk website has been setup to provide, potential visitors to the Isle of Jura, a taste of what a holiday to this beautiful place would be like. 

The Isle of Jura is relatively little known or explored. It is the fourth largest of the Inner Hebrides, with a population now less than 200.

On the east coast is the village of Craighouse. All the islands main facilities are located here; the hotel with its public and lounge bars, the village store and post office, the petrol station, the village hall and not forgetting the island's main employer - Jura Distillery with its own gift shop, whisky tasting and guided tours. Most of the islands population lives locally to Craighouse.

The west coast is almost entirely uninhabited. The landscape is dominated by the Paps of Jura - 3 conical humps of quartzite rising to over 2,500ft and these together with its other mountains, soaring cliffs and caves plus extensive sandy beaches and moors make it an inviting place for hill walkers, bird watchers, fishing enthusiasts and families alike.

Besides these natural features there are standing stones, ancient burial grounds, deserted villages and iron-age forts. Jura is however perhaps best known for it's deer forest with upwards of 6000 Red Deer spread throughout the six estates on the island and these deer can often be photographed at close range as can the many Grey Seals on the rocky outcrops in most of the bays and inlets throughout the island.

Jura Holidays are proud to present Boiden cottage, which is situated in the small village of Ardfarnel and has panoramic views towards the breath taking Paps and out across Loch na Mile and beyond to the Sound of Jura. This cottage has just recently been professional extended and refurbished to offer high quality accommodation for up to 6 people at an affordable price.

Travel to Jura is typically via the Calmac ferry from Kennacraig to Islay and then onwards on the small ferry from Port Askaig (Islay) to Feolin (Jura).


We look forward to welcoming you on Jura sometime soon.