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Colonsay Holidays

TRAVEL UPDATE -- We are excited to announce we are open for holidays and food and drink in our fabulous hotel, bar and restaurant! Please email cottages@colonsayholidays.co.uk for self catering cottage bookings and manager@colonsayholidays.co.uk for hotel, bar and restaurant bookings.
The Calmac ferry timetable is restricted to Monday, Wednesday and Friday sailings to and from Oban with a connection to Islay on a Saturday only. The Calmac bookings system allows you to book up to 30 days in advance. There is plenty of capacity on the Colonsay route.

In the meantime, we are Covid-ready and have the accreditation (see below) to prove it. We have worked hard on robust protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday for all our visitors. We are also insisting on strict adherence to our Visitor Guidelines in order to protect the vulnerable in our community.



All your accommodation and holiday needs are met by our knowledgeable team on the beautiful Isle of Colonsay.

Colonsay is a tranquil, beautiful and remote island off the west coast of Scotland. Full of history and culture, perfect for walking and cycling, teeming with wildlife, covered in wildflowers, with award winning accommodation, food and drink. There is an 18 hole links golf course and wild trout fishing on the lochs.

For families, Colonsay is a paradise. The island provides an endless array of outdoor activities. From rock pooling, shrimping and building sandcastles to flying a kite and investigating mysterious standing stones. Our single track roads are great for family cycling.

All our team at Colonsay Holidays live and work on the island. We are the local experts who will ensure your holiday goes smoothly. We often have 3 generations holidaying together in our properties and some guests have been coming for decades, a testament to the personal service we offer!

Contact us today!

01951 200211/312 (cottages) 01951 300316 (hotel)

" What can one say about Colonsay? As near perfection as one can get on earth. Balnahard, Oronsay, Ardskenish, Kiloran Bay all magical. The birds and especially the wildflowers are wonderful. We must stay longer next time!"

The Isle of Colonsay off the west coast of Scotland is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt islands in the world. Colonsay boasts the highest sunshine hours and the best beaches of anywhere in Scotland, and indeed, the world.

 How do you get to Colonsay?

Where are We??

The Isle of Colonsay off the west coast of Scotland is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt islands in the world. Colonsay boasts the highest sunshine hours and the best beaches of anywhere in Scotland, and indeed, the world.
Find out how to get to Colonsay on The Island page.

Where Can You Stay?

Dotted all over the island, we have over 20 luxurious self catering holiday cottages, a charming small hotel and for those on a budget, a backpacker's lodge. The hotel and most of the holiday cottages have fabulous sea views and open fires. All our accommodation provides a comfortable base from which to explore the long sandy beaches, birds and wildlife of this stunning island. Contact our friendly team to help plan your holiday from booking accommodation to travel arrangements, booking island events and advising on activities and walks.

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 20% (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

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. AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS AND ANY DAY CHANGEOVER.

featured property

Avenue Cottage

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. ANY DAY CHANGEOVER.

latest news

October Food and Drink Festival 2020

The 10th Colonsay FOOD and DRINK Festival will run from 10th October 2020 for 2 weeks. We have celebrity experts demonstrating, presenting and tasting. Last year we featured Marie Cheong-Thong (Japanese cooking and world renowned sake expert), Charlotte Flower (extraordinary chocolatier), Christopher Trotter (presenter and author), Alison Henderson (renowned chef and baker) and Fiona Misselbrook (fabulous cookery teacher) to forage, cook and learn to make bread!

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Open for Business

We have robust and strict protocols to enable us to re-open our businesses safely. This will help protect guests, staff and our local community. We are accredited by Visit Britains's "Good To Go".

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Colonsay Book Festival 2021

Now in its 9th year, the Colonsay Book Festival will be held on the weekend of 24th and 25th April 2021. It is the smallest and most remote literary festival in the UK but it attracts authors with huge reputations.

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FESTIVAL OF SPRING 2021

Following the huge success of our Festival of Spring, we are delighted to announce that Colonsay is celebrating its 10th anniversary Festival of Spring from 26th April to 16th May 2021. See the 2019 programme "www.colonsayevents.co.uk"

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House for sale

House for sale in spectacular position with uninterrupted sea views towards Jura. Semi detached, 2 bedrooms, sitting room, bathroom and kitchen downstairs. Plot is large enough for substantial 2 storey side extension with views. Offers over £170000.