Colonsay Holiday Cottages

We have 16 charming and fully restored self-catering holiday cottages ranging from crofters’ cottages, to Victorian farmhouses and former estate houses. Sleeping from 2 to 14 people, the holiday cottages are scattered all over the island and most have spectacular sea views. A few cottages are nestled in amongst the woodland gardens of Colonsay House. There are also a number of beautiful apartments located in a south facing wing of Colonsay House, a pretty Georgian house built in the Palladian style.

SHORT BREAKS can be booked in Tobaroran (slp 10), Avenue (slp 4), Pondside (slp 4/5) and ALL the apartments. All other properties have a minimum of 1 week booking.

All our properties are comfortably furnished and as well equipped as space allows. Nearly all properties have a dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. A couple of cottages have quite small kitchens where we simply cannot fit a dishwasher or washing machine. Each property has an open fire or wood/coal burning stove and a garden area with outdoor furniture.
All bed linen and towels are included in the rental price. Electricity, oil and coal are paid for separately. There is a laundrette at Colonsay House available free to our guests.

We welcome dogs in our properties, for which there is a small charge, and we allow a maximum of one well behaved dog in our smaller properties and two well behaved dogs in our larger properties.

We do not provide TVs in the cottages because there is no terrestrial TV signal on the island. We have found however that, on the whole, our guests are delighted to turn to games and reading on a rainy day. Every holiday house has a selection of games and books.

We do provide a satellite TV in Nursery, Drumclach, Turnigil, Stable and Pigs Paradise apartments.

Many of our holiday cottages have free WiFi. There is also free WiFi access for all our guests at The Colonsay hotel.

The Colonsay Holidays office is located in the hotel and is where you will find our friendly team to assist you with all your holiday needs.

Machrins

From £880 to £2900 per week

Large Victorian farmhouse with beautiful views towards Machrins Bay. Comfortable and spacious accommodation for up to 3/4 families.

Sleeps 14

7 bedrooms

  • Sea views
  • Open fire
  • Wifi
  • Dogs allowed

Baleromindubh Farmhouse

From £780 to £2400 per week

Victorian farmhouse situated at the end of a mile-long rough track on the Eastern side of the Island. The only house with 180 degree sea views across to Jura. A very comfortable house for 2/3 families.

Sleeps 10

5 bedrooms

  • Sea views
  • Open fire
  • Dogs allowed
  • Dishwasher

Balerominmhor

From £880 to £2900 per week

In a spectacular position at the end of a mile-long rough track. This house has commanding sea views towards the isles of Islay and Jura.

Sleeps 12

5 bedrooms

  • Sea views
  • Open fire
  • Dogs allowed
  • Dishwasher

Scalasaig Farmhouse

From £780 to £2400 per week

Traditional farmhouse recently renovated with oil fired central heating. Close to the hotel, down a short track - the shop and harbour are just a 10 min walk away. South facing, in an open sunny position, with extensive countryside views.

Sleeps 10

4 bedrooms

  • Countryside views
  • Open fire
  • Wifi
  • Dogs allowed

Garvard

From £720 to £2300 per week

In a stunning location at the southern end of the island, this farmhouse is at the end of a half-mile-long rough track.

Sleeps 10

5 bedrooms

  • Sea views
  • Open fire
  • Dogs allowed
  • Dishwasher

Tobaroran

From £590 to £1820 per week

The house is situated close to the harbour with wonderful views toward Jura and Islay and has a large garden enclosed by a low drystone wall. It has Wifi. AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS.

Sleeps 10

4 bedrooms

  • Sea views
  • Harbour views
  • Open fire
  • Wifi

Harbour

From £420 to £880 per week

Delightful white painted stone cottage located at the Colonsay harbour with sea views from the upstairs bedrooms. Free WIFI.

Sleeps 6

3 bedrooms

  • Sea views
  • Harbour views
  • Wood burning stove
  • Wifi

Kiloran Bay Cottage

From £420 to £880 per week

Adjacent to Uragaig cottage, these two cottages are ideal for larger groups to take together. There is a short track leading to the cottages.

Sleeps 6

3 bedrooms

  • Countryside views
  • Open fire
  • Wifi
  • Dogs allowed

Uragaig Cottage

From £420 to £880 per week

This is one of two cottages that are located above spectacular Kiloran Bay. There is a short track leading to the cottages.

Sleeps 6

3 bedrooms

  • Countryside views
  • Open fire
  • Wifi
  • Dogs allowed

Sgreadan Cottage

From £390 to £770 per week

This stone cottage has wonderful views over Loch Fada and is set back about 100m above the road up a short track.

Sleeps 6

3 bedrooms

  • Loch views
  • Open fire
  • Wifi
  • Dogs allowed

Pondside

From £390 to £780 per week

This pretty stone cottage is located near the pond in the beautiful Colonsay woodland gardens. It has a sunny and very sheltered garden, which is south facing.

Sleeps 5

3 bedrooms

  • Garden views
  • Open fire
  • Wifi
  • Dogs allowed

Baleromindubh Cottage

From £390 to £790 per week

This cottage is situated on the east side of the island with stunning views towards Jura and Islay. All rooms have sea views (except bunk room). It is accessed along a half-mile very rough track.

Sleeps 4

2 bedrooms

  • Sea views
  • Open fire
  • Dogs allowed
  • Dishwasher

Kennels

From £370 to £720 per week

This south-facing cottage is in a sunny position on the edge of the Colonsay House woodland gardens and is reached via a short track.

Sleeps 4

2 bedrooms

  • Countryside views
  • Wood burning stove
  • Wifi
  • Dogs allowed

Avenue Cottage

From £420 to £880 per week

Sheltered cottage in the heart of the rhododendron gardens near Colonsay House. Beautifully refurbished in 2016 - now with oil-fired central heating, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a large open plan sitting/dining/kitchen. It has WiFi. AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS.

Sleeps 4

2 bedrooms

  • Garden views
  • Wood burning stove
  • Wifi
  • Dogs allowed

Pig's Paradise

From £375 to £750 per week

This spacious and comfortable first floor apartment looks out over the beautiful Colonsay House gardens and benefits from a sunny southerly aspect. AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS.

Sleeps 6

3 bedrooms

  • Garden views
  • Open fire
  • Dishwasher

Turnigil

From £350 to £700 per week

This top floor apartment has views over the garden and is south-facing with a sunny aspect. AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS.

Sleeps 4

2 bedrooms

  • Garden views
  • Open fire
  • Dishwasher

Stable

From £350 to £700 per week

This comfortable first floor apartment is located over the old stables and courtyard. AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS.

Sleeps 4

2 bedrooms

  • Garden views
  • Open fire
  • Dogs allowed
  • Dishwasher

Nursery

From £260 to £480 per week

This apartment is on the first floor with beautiful views over the gardens. AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS.

Sleeps 2

1 bedroom

  • Garden views
  • Open fire

Drumclach

From £250 to £480 per week

This sunny south facing apartment is on the top floor with lovely views over the gardens. AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS.

Sleeps 2

1 bedroom

  • Garden views
  • Open fire
  • Dishwasher

Sgoltaire

From £231 to £630 per week

Comfortable 2 bedroom apartment in Colonsay House. Free use of washing machine and dryer in adjacent laundrette. This apartment has a TV.

Sleeps 2

1 bedroom

  • Countryside views
  • Open fire

No 1 Squint St

From £500 to £700 per week

Traditional cottage with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and sitting room, simply furnished with an open fire.

Sleeps 2

1 bedroom

  • Open fire

No 2 Squint St

From £500 to £700 per week

Traditional cottage, simply furnished with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and sitting room with an open fire.

Sleeps 2

1 bedroom

  • Open fire
  • Machrins
  • Baleromindubh Farmhouse
  • Balerominmhor
  • Scalasaig Farmhouse
  • Garvard
  • Tobaroran
  • Harbour
  • Kiloran Bay Cottage
  • Uragaig Cottage
  • Sgreadan Cottage
  • Pondside
  • Baleromindubh Cottage
  • Kennels
  • Avenue Cottage
  • Pig's Paradise
  • Turnigil
  • Stable
  • Nursery
  • Drumclach
  • Sgoltaire
  • No 1 Squint St
  • No 2 Squint St

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special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August). 15% off all bookings from Easter to 30th June.

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

special offers

Low occupancy discount of up to 30% (not July or August).

featured property

Baleromindubh Farmhouse

Victorian farmhouse situated at the end of a mile-long rough track on the Eastern side of the Island. The only house with 180 degree sea views across to Jura. A very comfortable house for 2/3 families.

featured property

Scalasaig Farmhouse

Traditional farmhouse recently renovated with oil fired central heating. Close to the hotel, down a short track - the shop and harbour are just a 10 min walk away. South facing, in an open sunny position, with extensive countryside views.

featured property

Tobaroran

The house is situated close to the harbour with wonderful views toward Jura and Islay and has a large garden enclosed by a low drystone wall. It has Wifi. AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS.

featured property

Harbour

Delightful white painted stone cottage located at the Colonsay harbour with sea views from the upstairs bedrooms. Free WIFI.

featured property

Sgreadan Cottage

This stone cottage has wonderful views over Loch Fada and is set back about 100m above the road up a short track.

latest news

FESTIVAL OF SPRING 2017

Following the huge success of our Festival of Spring, we are delighted to announce that Colonsay is hosting its 6th Festival of Spring from 1st May to 21st May 2017. See the 2016 programme "www.colonsayevents.co.uk"

latest news

Colonsay Book Festival 2017

Now in its 5th year, the Colonsay Book Festival will be held on the weekend of 29 and 30th April 2017. It is the smallest and most remote literary festival in the UK but it attracts authors with huge reputations.

latest news

October Food and Drink Festival 2017

Our annual festival has a myriad of events including whisky, beer and wine tastings, foraging and cooking activities, food demonstrations, cookery classes, bread baking courses, as well as craft activities and guided walks and talks on local culture. Both weeks will feature activities for children.

HOLIDAY COTTAGES TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Provisional bookings are confirmed on receipt of a 40% deposit. We strongly recommend that you take out holiday cancellation insurance, as the deposit is non-refundable. We recommend PJ Hayman's UK holiday cover, CancellationPlan. Bookings will remain firm provided the deposit is received within 5 days. The balance due must be received twelve weeks prior to the period booked and is non-refundable. A reminder will be sent prior to this date. Bookings cancelled after this time will be charged full rental. Any changes to bookings prior to full payment may incur a £50 administration charge. Payment should be made by debit card or credit card (incurs 2% charge) or by electronic bank transfer (BACS). We do not accept cheques as a method of payment. Colonsay Holidays reserves the right to amend confirmed bookings with respect to accommodation and you will be notified of any alterations prior to your arrival. If it is not possible to find alternative accommodation you will be notified at the earliest opportunity and refunded in full. Colonsay Holidays expects properties to be left clean and tidy on departure and reserves the right to charge a minimum of £50 for properties left unclean on departure. Electricity and oil in houses/cottages is charged separately. Your electricity/oil meter will be read on arrival and departure and you will be charged at cost. For apartment bookings, except Pigs Paradise which has metered electricity, electricity tokens must be pre ordered when booking. If you are staying in a house or cottage and would like coal delivered, it must be ordered at the time of final payment. The coal is supplied in 25kg bags. The coal costs £12 inc VAT per bag. Once on the island, coal can be purchased from the Service Point. Any purchases from the Colonsay Holidays office once on the island will be delivered and will be charged accordingly. We allow 1 dog per property in the smaller cottages and 2 dogs in the sleep 8 and above houses at a charge of £30/dog. We do not allow dogs in the Colonsay House apartments (except Stable and Sgoltaire).

Please note that we require your credit or debit card details on arrival (except for reservations in the Backpackers), so that on departure outstanding bills for electricity, oil, breakages (if any) and any extra cleaning (if required) can be charged to the card given. Please contact the office and leave the requested details. Our contact telephone number is 01951-200312.

All our properties are non-smoking.