The Isle of Colonsay has so much to see and do, a small island with enough to fill a week's holiday or more! As well as walking, cycling, watching the wildlife or beachcombing, the island has an 18 hole links golf course, native brown trout fishing on the lochs, guided nature walks and a unique challenge of attempting to climb all the MacPhies (hills) in a day!
There are destinations not be missed including the Colonsay House gardens and cafe, the ancient priory on Oronsay, the Heritage centre and the micro brewery.
The Isle of Colonsay has more festivals than any other island. Starting with the Book Festival in April, moving on to the Festival of Spring in May, the Folk Festival in September and concluding with the Autumn Food and Drink festival in October.
On a weekly basis, the hotel offers a quiz night on Thursdays, live local music on Friday nights and a kids DVD night on Tuesdays.
In the summer there is a ceilidh in the village hall on Saturday nights.
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.
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.
The Autumn FOOD and DRINK Festival will run from 14th October for 2 weeks. We have celebrity experts demonstrating, presenting and tasting including Mary Contini (cookery writer and TV presenter), Charles McLean (renowned whisky expert) and Geraldine Coates to teach you all about gin! From tastings to baking, preserving, foraging and cooking sessions. Plenty also for children; baking, jam making, craft sessions, treasure hunt and outdoor activity trails.
Following the huge success of our Festival of Spring, we are delighted to announce that Colonsay is hosting its 8th Festival of Spring from 30th April to 20th May 2018. See the 2017 programme "www.colonsayevents.co.uk"
Now in its 6th year, the Colonsay Book Festival will be held on the weekend of 28th and 29th April 2018. It is the smallest and most remote literary festival in the UK but it attracts authors with huge reputations.