Another blissful week on Colonsay. A complete return to nature, darkness, silence and tranquility remedies the soul.
Comfortable and spacious first floor apartment on Colonsay within easy walking distance of the excellent beach at Kiloran Bay and the adjacent meadows with Corncrakes. Kitchen was well equipped but decor and furnishings in the rest of the apartment were a bit tired, although comfortable enough. It was a bit of a trek from the car park to the apartment with luggage. A bit difficult for us to judge value as there was only a 3 bed apartment available for the dates we wanted. It seems difficult to find accommodation on the island in the summer. The gardens around the house are lovely but only ope...more
We had a wonderful holiday on Colonsay and the Stables apartment was a perfect base - comfortable, spacious and ideally situated close to Kiloran beach and in the beautiful woodland gardens. The apartment is well equipped. The staff are friendly and helpful. Colonsay is wonderful for walking , cycling, enjoying nature and generally relaxing . And it has surprisingly good facilities for a small remote island including two excellent eating venues, a well stocked shop and even a bookshop!
Our third visit to Colonsay, and the island worked its special magic again. Baleromindubh House is welcoming and comfortable. It could do with a restock of glasses, bowls, spoons and saucepans though, which we have passed on to them. I also think it a bit much to charge extra for beds being made up on arrival. Good to pay for extra clean at the end though. Electricity also an extra at the end, which is fair. They could also think about getting new larger bath towels (in different colours, so guests know their own) and leaving the old ones for the beach? All meant constructively, as we wi...more
Colonsay is the most beautiful island in the Hebrides and ScAlasaig farmhouse is the best accommodation on the island.
This was our 10th holiday on Colonsay and our second year in Garvard. The location of Garvard is unique with stunning views across the Strand to the east with the Paps of Jura and Islay in the background and Oronsay to the south. Every morning we looked out to this view, we heard a cuckoo every day and saw barnacle geese feeding in the field in front of the house. Every evening we watched the sun's rays on the Paps then later the flash of the lighthouse on Islay. Each day we had a walk direct from the house and only used the car to visit the north of the island or Scalasaig for the shop or pos...more
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.
Lovely position Colonsay is wonderful Only criticism was that the douvets were lumpy old and poor quality
We loved Colonsay, and the apartment was perfect for our brief stay. It’s central to the island. The gardens were closed during our stay so next time it would be nice to visit those.
We loved our time at Nursery. Unfortunately the place was very grubby when we arrived. All the cutlery, plates, pans and kitchen needed a thorough clean before we could use them. There was a dirty water slick under the chopping boards in the kitchen, one of the shelves in the kitchen cupboard was filthy and every handle was sticky leading us to believe the cupboards had not been cleaned since the previous inhabitants left. The table was sticky and there were crumbs and food on the sofa and floor. We were also kindly provided with a high chair which seemed to have been brought out of a shed and...more
On arrival had to use half a pack of Detol wipes to clean coffee table and kitchen surfaces. The cottage needs a facelift. Seal in the bathroom needs replaced, sofa was grubby. Did not feel we got value for money especially given the 25% increase in rental price from 2020. Colonsay is a lovely island so definitely worth a visit but would not stay in Harbour cottage again.
Spacious traditional farmhouse, with a good sized garden and great location. However, badly needs refurbished and improved with only one of the bedrooms up to the standard you’d expect for the price. The house was cold and noticeably damp even in summer (mold in some of the bedrooms and clothes became damp even hanging in the wardrobes), and struggled to provide enough hot water for showers even with the immersion heaters on. It could also have done with a more thorough clean, particularly the bathrooms. Overall, disappointing, especially compared with Balerominmhor which was of a much higher ...more
The cottage was well located in the grounds of Colonsay House. The garden was a sun trap and we enjoyed watching the birds in the garden. The house was well equipped and comfy. Showers powerful and bed comfy. Enjoyed our stay very much.
Our fourth visit to Colonsay over 30 years. It doesn't change much and that is its charm. These two cottages are perfectly located to appreciate the full glory that is Kiloran Bay. Probably best rented as a pair, as we did but enough privacy to work if rented separately. Positives - Brilliant showers, effective heaters (our weather was mixed), cosy sofas around great fireplace. Negatives - lacking a few basic kitchen items such as a casserole dish and a large frying pan. The hob was very tempermental too. We loved these cottages. There were eight of us in our group and we all managed to ea...more
Our 3rd visit to the beautiful island of Colonsay, our first time staying in this cottage. Would we stay in this cottage again.. No. We thought it was poor value for money for what it offered? Although it slept 6..only 2 of us, 6 people in the cottage would have been very cramped! The kitchen is very small and the bench uncomfortable to sit on. Unf Unfortunately we didn't have brilliant weather and the entrance porch became very damp.. Needed new door mats(desperately!) no where to dry wet weather equipment.. Heating in the front room which didn't extend to other parts of the cottage. All...more
The property is located on the margins of the estate woodland area and ideally placed for moderate walking around the estate and to access the Kiloran Bay greater area on foot. The bedding was excellent; the kitchen basic. (It depends how much self catering you intend to do.) We found the island’s environment to be stunning by any standards.
We've stayed before so knew what to expect and it was all fine, except 1) the pots and pans had no been cleaned properly so we had to wash them before we could use them 2) the fridge needs checked as it randomly stopped working for periods 2 or 3 times then was OK again. We saw the notice and made sure the door was properly closed so that wasn't the issue. The wee red light on the power switch is very flickery so maybe a loose connection or something.
We enjoyed our break at the Kennels, the location is very peaceful and secluded.It was lovely to sit out in the garden on a sunny evening with a Colonsay G&T. The cottage is compact and cosy for 4 adults. It would benefit from a bathroom upgrade but the electric shower worked well, the kitchen was well equipped and the beds were comfortable.We were very lucky with the weather which made our holiday