Wet and windy few days but wonderful walking anyway - spacious and comfortable apartment to come back to. Open fire had we needed it but warm enough without.
Really enjoyed our stay here despite Covid limitations and great to have no Tv/ internet we could really relax away from news . Got signal on nearby hill if desperate . The property was comfortable and easy to be in , homely and bright. We’ve stayed here before , the higher fence around garden made big difference to the condition of the grass. House decor and colours lovely. Would put tiles or glass behind kitchen sink and cooker side to help with cleaning .
The family were delighted to be back staying in Pigs Paradise, our favourite of the Colonsay House flats. Very comfortable, charmingly furnished, with lovely views of the garden and such a cosy fire - even though the weather was so sunny that a fire was barely needed! Another wonderful visit to this paradise island. Pity not to be given sheets and towels this year, but hope service will be resumed next time.
The house is very comfortable with plenty of room for 10 people. It is in an amazing location and incredibly quiet. We had a lovely week staying there.
Lovely characterful accommodation. Lovely views over garden of Colonsay house. Very well equipped for its size. It is up 2 flights of stairs which might be an issue for less mobile. One chair is a bit saggy - mattress too to a lesser extent. Overall really lovely place to stay.
The little cottage is in an idyllic location on this beautiful island. It is very cosy and comfortable with fabulous views.
Harbour cottage is in a great location near the ferry terminal. Very close to the shop, hotel and Pantry cafe/takeaway. The area around the cottage is very quiet and is not overlooked by other properties. The coal fire kept the living room very cosy. The stairs to the upstairs bedroom are, however, very steep and may be a problem for young children or people with restricted mobility.
Due to Covid-19, our original booking in the Bunkhouse was unavailable so we were offered the Nursery apartment in Colonsay House as an alternative. This was a delightful and comfortable suite of rooms overlooking the stunning gardens for which the house is well known for. We appreciated the very high standards of cleanliness and had a comfortable stay, made even more enjoyable by the friendly, courteous and knowledgeable staff. Our only complaint was the dripping tap in the bathroom which, as a light sleeper, kept me awake at night. However, on reporting this, the staff have agreed to look ...more
Lots of space, comfy beds, good location. Dishwasher is a bit of a nightmare - be careful pulling out the shelves or it collapses, but cleans well. Well equipped kitchen although for a house that sleeps 8, the toaster is a bit mean, just doing 2 slices at a time. Fab showers with lots of hot water, lovely garden (the sheep love it too!), nice and quiet. We had a great stay - thank you!
Tobaroran was immaculately clean on our arrival. It is well equipped and perfectly located for some of the best views of this stunning island. Conveniently located in walking distance from the shop and hotel. We could not recommend it more highly. Ideal for a family beach holiday.
We cant think of anything negative to say other than very tiny niggles - the kitchen sink is in an awkward position... (but who cares really) - A decent washing up bowl in a larger sink might have made things easier but you're not going to enlarge the sink just for that... some more sharp knives in the kitchen wold have been useful - in fact that was probably the most annoying thing. Some smaller sharper ones and a decent bread knife that didn't bend. As large houses go i think it is in as good a position as any. We'd go back, if we wanted a house that size. We were sorry to leave. Th...more
Really enjoyed staying in the avenue. Very clear information prior to arriving, good cleanliness, and excellent location! Look forward to returning to the island!
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
We had a lovely time on Colonsay. Thank you. Just for the benefit of others I'd like to mention one or two problems we had. We did not know how to work the heaters and the instructions given practically said "leave them as they are". Consequently we were a bit chilly over the weekend until the office opened on Monday morning. Clearer instructions about the heaters , especially the manual button, would be helpful. The other problem was that we lost Internet service two times during our stay and there was no one about to ask for help. On a very positive note there was a lovely young man named ...more
The staff have obviously done a great job to get all the cottages up and running again after the end of lockdown and we were very grateful to have been able to enjoy a lovely few days on the island. Just a few small things might have made the stay a little easier including leaving a few basics in the house given the limited opening hours of the shop. Suggestions would include teabags, coffee and some dishwasher tablets.
The cottage was very well equipped and the owners had taken pains to furnish it most attractively. The staff in the office were very helpful and friendly and it was great to be able to use the facilities at the House - particularly the tumble driers. The major drawback was the trees and high hedge obscuring the view. All the vegetation also made the cottage feel damp - indeed I think it was and the wall behind the double bed in the downstairs bedroom should be looked at.
Revisited Colonsay after 20 years bringing our young family to experience island life. What a fabulous time we had. Pondside Cottage is in a beautiful location next to the woods. The cottage itself was clean nicely decorated but keeping loads of original features ie doors, fireplace and spacious enough for the four of us with nice garden for kids to play outside. It was far beyond what we expected and are looking to book for next year. Service was also great , we had a small issue with water pressure but Fiona at the Holiday Office had it fixed whilst we were out on a walk... outstanding effor...more
Spent a happy week on the island and enjoyed a good base at The Kennels. Strengths of the cottage included the stove, full sized bath with plenty of hot water and the comfortable bed and seating. We missed having any views to enjoy but the setting on the edge of the woods did provide wet but enjoyable woodland walks for our dog. Being close to the beautiful beach at Kiloran was another advantage. We had a wet week but still enjoyed the island and managed to have several good walks. We also enjoyed meals at the Pantry and Colonsay Hotel.