The local area

Discover the beauty of Kintyre and beyond...

Balinakill House is more than just a stay; it’s an experience that opens up a world of exploration. 

Nestled in the picturesque Mull of Kintyre, our location offers an array of activities and attractions that add another layer of enjoyment to your stay.

Islands and distilleries

Venture beyond the mainland to the enchanting isles of Gigha, Islay, and Jura. 

Each island, easily accessible by ferry from Balinakill, has its own unique appeal. Delight in the blooming gardens of Gigha’s Achamore Gardens, immerse yourself in the rich, smoky flavors of Islay’s esteemed whisky distilleries, or wander the wild landscapes of Jura, home to a wealth of wildlife. 

Combined, these islands provide a diverse palette of exploration, from natural beauty to Scotland’s iconic whisky heritage.

Outdoor activities and scenic beauty

The Mull of Kintyre is a dream come true for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. From invigorating walks through the lush, ever-changing landscapes and rewarding golf sessions at local courses to leisurely beach visits for a relaxing retreat, every corner turned presents a new adventure. 

Couple this with spectacular vistas, rugged coastlines, and breathtaking scenery, you’ll find ample inspiration for your inner artist and a plethora of photo opportunities.

Dining and local produce

Taste the genuine flavours of Kintyre and experience our rich culinary heritage. Treat yourself to a waterfront dining experience at the Skipness Seafood Cabin or The Boat House on Gigha, savouring the freshest catches of the day. 

Kintyre is also home to traditional cheesemakers, artisanal bakers, and local fishmongers who offer a cornucopia of homegrown delights. From smoked salmon to handcrafted cheeses and freshly baked bread, the area is a gastronomer’s paradise. 

Bring these local flavours back to the kitchen to create your own culinary masterpieces in the heart of Scotland’s larder.