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Colonsay Holidays

COLONSAY HOLIDAYS UPDATE -- Our self catering cottages are open! Please email cottages@colonsayholidays.co.uk for self catering cottage bookings.
Our hotel is now fully open, dining inside and out. Please email manager@colonsayholidays.co.uk for 2021 hotel bookings.
From 26th April, the Calmac ferry departs from Oban to Colonsay EVERY DAY with a connection to Islay and Kennacraig on a Wednesday and Saturday. There is plenty of capacity on the Colonsay route.

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 also ask for adherence to our Visitor Guidelines in order to protect the vulnerable in our community. It is recommended - but not compulsory - for visitors to undertake a lateral flow test before departure to Colonsay.



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 2021

The 10th Colonsay FOOD and DRINK Festival will run from 9th October 2021 for 2 weeks. We have celebrity experts demonstrating, presenting and tasting. In 2019 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 operate 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 2022

Now in its 10th year, the Colonsay Book Festival will be held on the weekend of 30th April/1st May 2022. It is the smallest and most remote literary festival in the UK but it attracts authors with huge reputations.

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OUTDOORS FESTIVAL OF SPRING 2022

Following the huge success of our Festival of Spring, we are delighted to announce that the festival has a new theme of the great outdoors! It will run from 25th April to 10th May 2022. The programme will be available in due course at www.springfest.co.uk

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House for sale

House for sale in spectacular countryside position with loch views. Traditional stone cottage, 3 bedrooms, sitting room, bathroom and kitchen. Plot is large enough for substantial side extension with views. Offers over £200000.