Fantastic location looking towards Jura and very comfortable lodgings. However the access track is absolutely awful - and is suitable for a 4 X 4 only (echoed by local garage owner who said the work triggered by this trail pays for his holidays!). Also, felt a little unwelcoming when we compare to other rentals we frequent. Arriving on a stormy night (as scheduled) down a dark track, fire not set and no lights or heating on. Also voucher for glass of wine at hotel IF buying a main meal. For similar holiday lets, there is typically a complimentary bottle of wine and alike. Just observations wh...more
Yet another great stay at Baleromindubh House. Accommodated all the family and even room for other friends staying on island to come over.
We traveled to the island on business, intended to stay one night and ended up, due to the weather having to stay five nights. The apartment was clean and well equipped , it was quaint with the coal fire, the windows were a bit draughty but the curtains were heavy and this helped. The only heating , with the exemption of the coal fire are electric heaters, these were fine despite the cold weather . The staff, like everyone you encounter on the island were very helpful, very accommodating and friendly.
We found the house to be comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped with 2 fridges and a freezer, plus microwave etc and we were happy to find a washing machine and tumble dryer, plus plenty of space to put our wet walking gear. The lounge was a lovely space to relax in the evening. As a previous reviewer has pointed out, there was not enough hot water for 7 adults but we used the electric shower so the problem was minimal. Great location for the local shop and a short walk to the hotel/bar.
Colonsay is a great place to unwind but you need to be flexible with the weather and ferry services. Locals are very friendly. Cottage was cosy and needed to be. Catering in all places we visited was surprisingly good given the challenges of island life.
Just returned to work, so with catching up, this will be short. Very comfortable with nice beds and linen. Having sheep in the garden was at times charming and at times squishy! Having one poo free area could be nice. Suggestions: Simple central heating card affixed to control panel and to Rayburn Kitchen cooker/heater giving simple instructions. We got the rayburn working by guesswork. Garden Table leg wasn't attached but was easily propped up All in all, the farmhouse was great and we had a great holiday. John
Highly recommend this apartment as a comfortable base from which to explore the island - which is so beautiful has the most incredible wildlife and long white sandy beaches. Peace and tranquility!
Beautiful island, warm and comfortable cottage for two. Would be very crowded with more in the living room and kitchen particularly
Avenue cottage is set in a woodland garden and is a spacious and warm cottage. What it lacks in views it gains from being able to hear nesting buzzards and watching bats from the garden. The kitchen area is large but could do with some ventilation, other than opening a window. The double bedroom has a very comfortable bed and having too bathrooms can be a real boon.
We stayed for a week in mid-October in lovely Garvard, 2 adults, 3 children and a lively puppy, and we had a wonderful time. The house is big enough for everyone to either gather together or have some peace on their own, and the walled garden is absolutely ideal for keeping the dog contained safely. The views south over the Strand and on to Islay and Jura are stunning, ever changing, with light reflecting off the water, or wet sand when the tide is out. The geese are gathering at this time of year, and the spectacular morning fly-past is really special. A female hen-harrier must be a local r...more
Machrins house is perfectly located within walking distance to the golf course and a beautiful beach. Very comfortable and spacious house with plenty of hot water and effective drying rails in bathrooms - so important on the west coast. On arrival, very clean house and our shopping order was waiting for us in the house! Brilliant house for 2/3 families.
I do think the cottage was overpriced for this time of year. The cottage next to us was empty and the island very quiet. Wouldn’t it be better to lower the prices by £50-£80? We had a marvellous time after so many wonderful holidays there in the 90’s. Magic
Cottage was quite comfortable and well-maintained. Getting the fire going was a bit problematic. A little bit of kindling as a helper would have been useful---even if this was our responsibility. Also, I would throw a bit of gravel along the driveway. The potholes while driving a small rental car made me rather nervous.