Very comfortable stay............................................................................ :) !
House a good size and convenient for store and hotel. Fresh, pretty decor. Very disappointed to find broken cot on arrival. Fortunately arrived on early ferry so got it fixed. Oil and electricity are usually included in cost. A certain amount of coal should certainly be included in cost. All staff very nice and helpful.
We chose Drumclach as a base for our holiday on Colonsay because we were looking for a small property which would suit our needs. We have stayed in Colonsay Estate properties before and in particular in a Colonsay House apartment. We have always been well satisfied. we enjoy exploring the Island on foot and by bicycle. The property is on old property but the furnishings are in keeping with the property, not modern but entirely functional. The bed is extremely comfortable (we have always found this to be the case with the Estate Properties) with modern bed linen. The small kitchen is fitted wi...more
Amazing location, house has the best views on the island! Weather was pretty wild for the whole week, not the easiest with two young children! We brought some games, but the house could do with a few items for the very young (2yo), in terms of jigsaws or lego... (we always bring some, but would be nice not to have to!). Lovely big rooms and lots of space for when the weather not so helpful, plus room for drying out wet outdoor clothes and boots which is excellent. Could do with some picnic ware or plastic cups and plates in the kitchen for use outside, or again, with young children. There was ...more
Lovely snug cottage with very comfortable beds, cosy fireplace and amazing location. We stayed with our two children and a puppy and all loved it - brilliant to have a break from screens. Colonsay is crazily beautiful in every direction and the holiday couldn't have been easier - groceries delivered on arrival, cafe and hotel for meals out, beaches, walks, bookshop, and nothing ever far away. Even the rain was good - gave us a chance to curl up in the cottage.
Our early winter stay (first week in November) proved a great success, although we certainly had some wild weather. The house was wonderfully comfortable and warm, and the sitting room fire easy to light and made for lovely long evenings. Our overall extra fuel bill came to £105 (electricity and oil.) though it wasn't a particularly cold week. The new extension is a great success, with breakfast on the long table watching the sunrise across Jura a particular high point of the day. We think the track is still a problem, but OK if taken slowly. Having no internet, tv or phone signal was a bit of...more
Lovely cottage, beautiful view of Loch Fada. You do need to keep the coal fire going and the radiators on though! Beds comfy, quiet, good sized rooms. Was good having wi-fi especially when checking if ferries were on! Estate office were extremely helpful to us in changing our booking by a day due to said ferry and also for letting us use their computer to submit our son’s first essay (ipad problems). Good time of year to visit (festival of food and crafts), we’ve been coming on and off for 27yrs now and it never disappoints.
This was our third time at Machrins. Our group comprised 7 adults and 5 children aged under 5. The size of the house meant we never felt crowded. We use the dining room as a playroom and eat in the kitchen. The garden has always been thankfully free of sheep poo, so our young children have had a great time rolling on the grass and down the slopes.
Nice 4 day break on Colonsay. Wet and windy but not unexpected for November. Beach walks and trip across to Oransay truly stunning plus a golden eagle directly overhead - walked for hours and met no one. Internet down for 2 days but an island and BT engineer needed to come from mainland............refreshing in a way not to have internet!!
Lovely location. Stunning views, escape from a busy working life to Hebridean retreat with no TV Internet or phone reception... Bliss
This was my sons first visit to a Scottish Island and he loved it. The Food and Drink Festival was on while we were there and during the course of the week we cooked Italian Food, made chocolates, foraged for and cooked seaweed, went to gin and whisky tasting evenings - all presented by experts in their field. We also went on organised walks by the RSPB, and local experts who explained the fauna, flora history, geography and culture of the Island. We had a truly great time. And the weather ? was the weather. Our accommodation was perfect for our requirements comfortable and homely ...more