“It's safe to say that anyone who goes to Ardfin will never forget it.”
“At times I was almost overwhelmed.”
“I can talk all day about the experience”
Ardfin is a place where you can escape to and reconnect with nature. With 12,000 acres of beautiful private wilderness on the Isle of Jura (population 230), including 10 miles of unspoilt shoreline, you can spend a day without seeing another soul; just plenty of wildlife including whales and dolphins.
A decade-long transformation has shaped the estate, with a world-class golf course carved along the shoreline and 5-star hotel providing luxurious accommodation for golfers and nature lovers alike, with ever-present mesmerising sea views and Islay in the distance.
Alex Floyd came to Jura as a young boy and was brought up in the north of the island. He discovered a passion for food early and left the islands after school, eventually moving to London where he held a Michelin Star as head chef at Leiths. Wanting to learn about different cuisine and ingredients, he set off around the world before returning to Jura where Ardfin has become his new home. Alex's passion for provenance and quality means you will often find him harvesting vegetables in the kitchen garden, out foraging for mushrooms or fishing in the Market Loch for supper.
Willie MacDonald is a Jura boy born and bred and even more so he is an Ardfin boy, as both his father and his grandfather were the Factors of Ardfin. Willie's knowledge of Ardfin and its history is matched only by his love of the estate, and his wisdom of the hill and mountains which he has explored all his life.