Unfortunately we only had one night in the Stable Apartment due to the cancellation of the ferry. We found everything we needed most suitable and enjoyed the open fire after arriving late in the evening. The car park is a lot nearer the apartment than we expected so unloading in the rain was not a problem. Hope to visit Colonsay again with more time to spend there.
I was expected quite basic accommodation on a Scottish island but was delighted with Balerominmohr! It felt warm, cosy & homely. There was only the two of us with the dog but we didn't feel like we were rattling around. The situation is great with the stunning Cable Bay just a stroll away....I am tempted not to tell anyone else about the place so I can keep it for myself!
Beautiful island. Very comfortable apartment with a brilliant coal fireplace. Clean, warm and lovely; who could ask for more?
We had a wonderful week staying in Baleromindubh Cottage and it worked extremely well with our family of four in the cottage and the extended family in Baleromindubh House - so conveniently near but not under each others' feet! We were lucky to have glorious weather all week and the views all around were stunning. We'll definitely be back!
The house was perfect for our needs and with the added blessing of consistently sunny days we had a never to be forgotten summer holiday. We stayed for a week - with family in the cottage up the track - so enjoyed lively family meals in the evening - and pretty lively breakfasts in the morning. The garden was perfect for the children and we all enjoyed the spectacular views.
Scalasaig Farmhouse is great for large families. Comfortable, spacious, lots of bathrooms, fabulous location & very cosy. It’s our 5th stay here & we will be back another time.
A quiet corner of the fabulous Colonsay House. Very quiet and cosy wee space, yet amply big enough for the two of us for the week…..wish we had stayed for two! Will very likely go back in the future. The flat, the access , the courtyard, the parking and the location all just work and it’s a great base, especially for a small island.
Thankyou to all the Team at Colonsay Holidays, we had a wonderful stay and especially Thankyou for arranging the excellent weather we had !!
A quaint apartment with lovely aspect overlooking garden. Enjoyed relearning my fire lighting skills on the open coal hearth, what a fabulous heat it produces if done right. Have rebooked for April 2022 says it all.
The best part of this apartment was the bathroom which was up-to-date and had a double-glazed window. We found the other rooms cold and badly lit. The ancient, draughty windows should have been replaced and although we put the wall heaters on they had little effect. Looking in the mirror in the double bedroom was like looking into fog. There was a very poor selection of cooking equipment and crockery and we had to go to the office to ask for several items that were missing. However, Lynette in the office was exceedingly helpful, the bed was warm and comfortable and the kitchen appliances wer...more
Had a great stay at Machrins. We have fond memories of staying when our grandparents lived there. The views are amazing and the grounds has plenty space for kids and dogs to run about. The kitchen has everything you could need, plenty cutlery, crockery etc. We look forward to returning again.
Harbour Cottage is quite small - the kitchen is quite cramped and the living/dining room is also compact. The main bedroom is more spacious. The upstairs bedrooms have limited headroom but are otherwise fine, though our children found the beds a bit lumpy and uncomfortable (the double bed in the main room was fine). The shower works, but is quite feeble (limited water flow). The kitchen equipment could be improved - e.g. we found only 3 tumblers for water, so had to use wine glasses as well. Having a fully enclosed garden is a boon for dog-owners. The location is very convenient for the ferry,...more
Avenue cottage in a very peaceful location surrounded by woodland. However this does mean you can’t open windows due to midges. (Couldn’t sit outside and have coffee either which is something we like doing on holiday) The cottage has a damp smell and any clothes you had in the single beds room smelled of damp when you took them out to wear. However it’s a lovely cottage with a good wood burning stove. ( Bag of coal and kindling £20) We did have a good holiday as the island was beautiful but we wouldn’t stay in this particular cottage again due to the damp smell and unable to sit outside. ...more
Delightful location, and in the Summer months I am sure sitting outside the cottage would be wonderful. We had mixed weather,the cottage always felt cold. The bathroom was not warm and lacked enough shelves and hooks for hanging towels. The very small dining table presented a challenge for 4, not sure how anyone can manage if you are 6 (as the cottage is advertised) even small children would need more space ! The question below, which does not have a written part is difficult to answer for all of the above points made. Ideal for two adults especially in the summer where to cool interior may ...more
Totally fabulous cottage in a wonderful location. Well provided with almost all required for a great holiday and comfortable stay. Couple of minor suggestions (NOT complaints!). Most cottages provide a small starter pack of “essentials”; tea, coffee, salt etc. Have these been discontinued because of Covid? Kitchen equipment was great but a medium saucepan would have been useful (all very big or small).
Lovely location but cottage was not clean at all - cobwebs, insects and dog hair everywhere. Took us 2 hours to clean the kitchen and fridge to a state where we could use it on arrival. Dirty cutlery, glasses and crockery put back in cupboards. Paid extra for coal and kindling - coal arrived two days late and still no sign of the kindling.
Like most of the estate cottages this one would definitely benefit if the kitchen and bathroom were updated
Colonsay is beautiful Inner Hebridean Island, excellent for walking and bird watching. We enjoyed both from our base at Kennels. The cottage could do with some freshening up, and the new bedroom carpet produced a smell which initially suggested dog and put my partner off. However we soon got over that and had a great time; and good luck with the weather. Detailed minor problems requiring maintenance have been reported to the Colonsay Estate Office.