Colonsay Holiday Cottages

We have 15 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 5 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), Sgreadan (slp 6), 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. However patience is required; please bear in mind that you are on a remote island and that the broadband can be slow and sometimes erratic. We see it as an opportunity to switch off from online life for a while!

The main Colonsay Holiday Cottages office is located at Colonsay House although the staff at the Colonsay hotel office will also be able to help you. In both offices you will find our friendly team to assist you with all your holiday needs.

Balerominmhor

From £1250 to £3400 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
  • Wood burning stove
  • Dogs allowed

Machrins

From £1100 to £3400 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 £800 to £2900 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
  • Wood burning stove
  • Dogs allowed

Scalasaig Farmhouse

From £800 to £2900 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 £800 to £2850 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
  • Wood burning stove
  • Wifi
  • Dogs allowed

Tobaroran

From £900 to £2750 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 £480 to £1000 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 £480 to £1000 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 £480 to £1000 per week

This is one of two traditional and charming 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 £450 to £900 per week

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.

Sleeps 6

3 bedrooms

  • Loch views
  • Open fire
  • Wifi
  • Dogs allowed

Pondside

From £480 to £900 per week

This pretty stone cottage is located near the stream in the beautiful Colonsay woodland gardens. It has a sunny and very sheltered garden, which is south facing. AVAILABLE FOR SHORT BREAKS AND ANY DAY CHANGEOVER.

Sleeps 5

3 bedrooms

  • Garden views
  • Open fire
  • Wifi
  • Dogs allowed

Avenue Cottage

From £480 to £900 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. ANY DAY CHANGEOVER.

Sleeps 4

2 bedrooms

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

Baleromindubh Cottage

From £480 to £900 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

Glassard

From £490 to £900 per week

Small semi-detached cottage with spectacular sea views towards Jura and Islay in the hamlet of Glassard.

Sleeps 4

2 bedrooms

  • Sea views
  • Open fire
  • Dogs allowed
  • Clothes dryer

Kennels

From £460 to £860 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

Pig's Paradise

From £480 to £800 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
  • Wifi
  • Dishwasher

Turnigil

From £440 to £780 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
  • Wifi
  • Dishwasher

Stable

From £440 to £780 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
  • Wifi
  • Dogs allowed

Nursery

From £350 to £550 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
  • Wifi

Drumclach

From £350 to £550 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
  • Wifi
  • 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
  • Balerominmhor
  • Machrins
  • Baleromindubh Farmhouse
  • Scalasaig Farmhouse
  • Garvard
  • Tobaroran
  • Harbour
  • Kiloran Bay Cottage
  • Uragaig Cottage
  • Sgreadan Cottage
  • Pondside
  • Avenue Cottage
  • Baleromindubh Cottage
  • Glassard
  • Kennels
  • 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).

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 23rd and 24th April 2022. It is the smallest and most remote literary festival in the UK but it attracts authors with huge reputations.

latest news

OUTDOORS FESTIVAL OF SPRING 2021

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 26th April to 10th May 2021. 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.

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 StaycationPlan 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 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. 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. Coal and kindling can be pre ordered and delivered for 15 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/week. 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 200211/312 (cottages) 01951 200316 (hotel).

All our properties are non-smoking.