Welcome to Jura Holidays and our holiday cottage located on the beautiful island of Jura on the west coast of Scotland.

Boiden Cottage is steeped in history dating back to the mid 1800’s and is located 5 miles from the main village of Craighouse, between the Small Isles Bay and Lowlandman’s Bay in the former crofting township of Ardfarnal.  This is a truly rural location and a car is highly recommended to get around.

In 1841 there were 23 families living at Ardfarnal which, had a population of 128 people and a community which sustained a weaver, a drainer, a carpenter, a mason, a dress maker and shepherds.

Today Ardfarnal has only one home which is occupied full time.  The remaining crofts are either derelict or used for holidaying.  

Boiden Cottage is the middle cottage within a terrace of three crofts and has been fully refurbished to modern building standards and extended to provide a well proportioned, two double bedroomed, holiday home with the most amazing uninterrupted view towards The Paps of Jura (Mountains of Jura).

At Boiden Cottage visitors will find a truly rural holiday experience with breath taking panoramic views, sandy beaches, wildlife up close, amazing star gazing and no mobile / no wifi coverage.  If this sounds like your ideal paradise then Boiden Cottage is definitely for you.

Boiden Cottage is ideally situated for hill walking to The Paps, Lowlandmans Bay (to see the grey seals) and The Corran sands beach for bathing.  The surrounding area has an abundance of wildlife ranging from the famous Jura red deer and numerous varieties of birdlife including the Hen Harrier.


Cottage Layout

On the upper floor the cottage comprises two bedrooms.  Bedroom one is well proportioned with a double bed and a superb view of the Paps.  Bedroom two is a good size and is ideal for families as it has a double bed and two single beds.  

On the ground floor there is an open plan sitting room with a coal fire leading to the kitchen/dining area opening onto a decking area from which there are superb views of The Paps, to the south Small Isles Bay and to the north Lowlandmans Bay.  Also on the ground floor is a fully equipped bathroom with power shower and an entrance vestibule with area for outdoor wear and a cupboard housing the electric meter.  Please note electricity is delivered via a metered £1 coin box.

The kitchen equipment includes an electric cooker, microwave oven, fridge, separate under unit freezer, toaster and automatic washing machine.  An immersion heater provides hot water, and there are electric heaters in all the rooms.

Water is supplied by gravitation from a tank on the hillside, which in turn is fed by a nearby loch.  Alternatively crystal clear drinking water can be collected from a nearby natural spring.

All bed linen etc is supplied.  All we ask is you bring your own towels and £1 coins.


Rates for 2018



Price per Week


Jan & Feb



Mar & Apr


£450 over Easter week




Fell Race


End of May




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Nov & Dec





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New Year


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To get to Jura you must go by Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry from Kennacraig on the Mull of Kintyre to the Isle of Islay (Port Ellen or Port Askaig) and then by small car ferry to Jura.  It is advisable to book well in advance with Caledonian MacBrayne to secure preferred dates.


Jura Community Shop & Post Office

We would like to highlight the benefits of our local community store which is well stocked with quality food brands allowing you to free up space in your luggage for other items.  The community store is more than capable of preparing an arrival food hamper or pre-ordering particular items for you as required.  Please explore this link for further details.  http://www.juracommunityshop.co.uk/ 


Boiden Cottage 12 Month Calendar