Colonsay offers a wide variety of options for accommodation. Browse and filter the map, or find a full listing below.
Built in a traditional style, the architect-designed property has been reversed internally from the norm to provide the main living accommodation with an elevated outlook by locating these rooms on the first floor. This upper floor commands magnificent views and the opportunity to observe the changing panoramic seascape across to Jura and Islay.
A lovely stone crofters cottage, on its own little site within the Kilchattan hamlet, sleeps. 4/5. It is arranged on 2 levels: on the ground floor there is a sitting room with a coal fire, a kitchen/dining room, as well as the bathroom. There is a washing machine and a hanging clothes dryer. Upstairs there are 2 bedroom: one double (with an extra bed for a child) and one twin, these are accessed by steep ladder style staircases.
If you are looking for an old fashioned bucket & spade holiday for the family, or a cosy hideaway for two, Balnahard will not disappoint. The stunning beaches of Kiloran & Balnahard Bays are within easy reach, and exclusive use of the private track gives Balnahard guests a unique privilege. The house has retained the character that comes with its West Highland heritage, and makes a wonderful base for up to 6 people, with a mix of period furniture, quirky accessories & modern facilities.
Carn Mor is a newly built cottage completed in 2013, with an uninterrupted view over Loch Fada.
It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with full central heating throughout. It has spacious living accommodation and a large upstairs playroom with snooker table, table football and xbox console for those occasional wet days.
Colnatarun is located on the west of the island, 4 miles either way, from the Pier, Hotel and Colonsay General Store. Delightfully situated, our cottage is spacious, well equipped and comfortable - a real home from home. A warm welcome awaits you. Jan and Archie will meet you at the pier and transport you to the cottage if you have no vehicle or meet you at the cottage on arrival. To make you instantly at home we greet you with fresh flowers, home made shortbread and a bottle of wine as well a small cupboard stocked with basic commodities e.g. tea, coffee, sugar, sauces, cooking oil and condiments.
Drumclach is a traditional stone built former croft house. It is located on the edge of a working croft, has a spacious walled garden and boasts a wonderful sea view. Drumclach sleeps six in one double and two twin rooms; has a large newly refurbished kitchen and spacious sitting room, both with a sea view. The bathroom has an electric shower over the bath and there is also a second toilet/utility room. The cottage is equipped with television.
Guests are supplied with bedlinen and towels.
Fasgadh, pronounced ‘fastgaig’, which means sanctuary in Gaelic, was built in 2006. It is the first house over the cattle grid in the area called Glassard and is within walking distance of all the island’s amenities such as the pier, shop, brewery, tearoom, village hall and hotel.The house is simply but comfortably furnished and has hardwood floors throughout. Ideally sleepsing 6, there is a sofa bed in the living area for larger parties and a travel cot is available. There is an adult bicycle and a set of golf clubs which guests are welcome to borrow. Free WiFi. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07792 820807
Gart a' Gobhan cottage is on the west coast of the isle - a small, white rendered cottage with magnificent views of the setting sun. It is our dream-come-true, a very much loved family home. Downstairs has a large double bedroom, king size bed and views to sea and garden, bathroom with shower-over; separate toilet with washing machine and dryer. Kitchen/dining room is newly refurbished, with handbuilt wooden painted units and butler's sink. Fridge/freezer, cooker, microwave plus large oak table and 6 wooden chairs. We have recently built a restful sitting room with large --shaped sofa and two armchairs. A multi-fuel stove makes the room cosy even on the coldest of nights. This room has a huge glass wrap-around window giving panoramic views to the sea and sunsets. Up the steep stairs, a double bedroom with drawers and built-in wardrobe; small but very comfortable. Also a twin room with drawers and tiny wardrobe. Tel: 01258 453430 or 07770 827594
Glebe Cottage is ideally situated for those who do not want to bring a car, since the village shop, hotel and Pantry are all within easy walking distance. Accommodation comprises 1 twin room and 1 double room, toilet with shower, living/dining room with patio doors and stunning views to the hills of Juran and Islay, leading out into a large enclosed garden. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with washing machine, dryer, fridge-freezer, microwave, gas hob and electric oven. The lounge has a solid-fuel stove. Glebe Cottage is available all year and short breaks are welcomed outwith July and August.
Highfield is well positioned at Upper Kilchattan and is an ideal and very flexible house for families, groups or couples wanting to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful and unspoilt island. Highfield has 5/6 bedrooms accommodating comfortably 2 to 13 people, it also has panoramic views over Kilchattan to the Atlantic Ocean and a garden of around one third of an acre to enjoy. The house was built 8 years ago and was new to the holiday let market in 2012. It has double glazing, oil central heating and comes equipped with internet and satellite TV upstairs and downstairs. Discounts available outside of main season for groups of 5 persons or fewer.
Situated next to the award-winning Colonsay Hotel, the self-catering Island Lodges are an ideal base to explore this remote tranquil island.
Ideally suited to families, walkers, cyclists, bird-lovers, botanists, geologists, artists, nature lovers and photographers, the lodges offer very comfortable accommodation. Located very convenient to the pier, shop, post office, the church and both of the island’s licensed restaurants, Colonsay Island Lodges are the perfect base for your holiday in this stunning part of Scotland.
No. Eight is a delightful semi-detached property on the unspoilt Isle of Colonsay.
Overlooking the harbour, with stunning views of Jura & Islay, the house is located within a short walking distance from the island's amenities e.g. pier, doctors' surgery, shop/post office, Pantry, Hotel & Community Hall & garden.
The house has been refurbished to a high standard and comprises one double bedroom, one twin bedroom and one bunkbedded bedroom on the first floor.
The cottage is situated below the ancient fort of Dun Meadhonach on Drumclach croft on the west coast of Colonsay. It overlooks Port Mor and has superb views to the sea. The cottage is built along traditional lines and was completed in 2002. It is fully equipped with oil central heating, a wood-burning stove, dishwasher, freezer, washing machine, telephone, TV and Wif-Fi. Downstairs - large kitchen, living room, bunk bedroom, shower & utility room. Upstairs - double bedroom, twin bedroom & bathroom. Outside - enclosed garden with parking, lawn, patio & shed suitable for storing bicycles, equipment etc.
"The Studio Apartment" accommodates two people. There are twin beds in the main room with patio doors facing south, electric heating and satellite TV. It also has a shower room and a separate kitchenette with cooker, fridge etc. There is a small garden with seating. 2018 available on the simple basis of £50 per night.
Maggie's Cottage is a comfortable two bedroom semi-detached self catering cottage. Located in Scalasaig, it is a stone's throw from the award-winning hotel, restaurant and bar, and a short walk to the harbour, cafe, village shop and post office. A car is not necessary and you can hire bikes locally for exploring the rest of the island.
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Creag nan Ubhal is a modern house, on the north west coast of Colonsay, about 4 miles from the ferry terminal at Scalasaig. It has wonderful panoramic views across Uragaig towards the Ross of Mull, the Torran Rocks and Dubh Artach lighthouse. It is an excellent centre for walkers, ornithologists and botanists. Buzzards and harriers are frequently seen above the raised beach in front of the house. A short walk takes you to pebble beaches, with cliffs where kittiwake, gannets and razorbills can be found. Another five minute walk takes you to the magnificent Kiloran Bay, with its unbroken golden sands. Nearby Loch an Sgoltaire and Loch Fada are ideal for trout fishing.
The house has three letting rooms, two twin-bedded en suite rooms, and one double bedded room with a private bathroom. All rooms have views across the sea towards Mull, Iona, and Tiree. Each room has tea/coffee making facilities, colour television with Freeview, hairdryer and radio alarm clock. We also have a large guest lounge with a well stocked library, board games, television and DVDs for the occasional wet day. Free WiFi internet access is available.
There is a choice of continental or full Scottish breakfast which is served in the separate dining room. Packed lunches are available on request. Dogs are very welcome downstairs, but we cannot allow them in the bedrooms.
Built in 1750 as an inn for the local population and the rare visitor, the exterior of The Colonsay hotel in Scotland has remained largely unchanged. Perched on the hillside above the harbour, the hotel has commanding views over the sea to the neighbouring island of Jura.
Inside, The Colonsay retains much of its original charm and is relaxed and comfortable. With open fires, painted floorboards and deep sofas in the bar, log room, library or restaurant, there is always a perfect spot to relax in. The restaurant is more gastro-pub than formal dining and uses local produce wherever possible.
We provide free wireless internet access throughout the downstairs rooms in the hotel.
The Lodge is located in a peaceful spot in the centre of the island with commanding views towards Loch Fada. It is quiet and peaceful with no other houses close by. The pub, shop and pier are 2 km away. The Lodge is very well equipped and has a large garden with lawns and shrubs and outdoor furniture.
The Lodge consists of a Victorian former gamekeeper's house and two traditional stone bothies adjacent to the house. The bothies are particularly rustic with exposed stone walls on the inside. The house is newly refurbished and is extremely comfortable.
Sleeping a maximum of 16 people in two separate buildings, for those on a budget, the Lodge is a peaceful and comfortable base from which to explore the island.
The annual Roots and Grains Show will take place on Saturday 7th September at the village hall. Bring along your garden produce, baked goods and crafts for a fun afternoon.
The 7 pupils of Kilchattan Primary are on the hunt for a new Head Teacher. A social media campaing is now underway titled "7 children seek head teacher on remote Scottish island". The story has also been featured in the national media.
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