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.
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.
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.
This year's festival has sadly been cancelled. Like all our festivals on Colonsay this year, we have been defeated by Covid. However, the 10th Colonsay FOOD and DRINK Festival will run from 9th October 2021 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!
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.
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
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 £185000.