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Colonsay Holidays - Cottages, Backpackers

Colonsay Holidays - Cottages, Backpackers

4.4
out of 5
Ratings from 555 reviews
94% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.5
Comfort
4.4
Condition
4.2
Location
4.8
Value
4.1
Customer
Service
4.5
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Colonsay Holidays offer traditional holiday cottages scattered all over the idyllic Isle of Colonsay. Real holidays begin on Colonsay and one visit is not enough.

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Balerominmhor

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 27 reviews
96% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
4.9
Condition
4.8
Location
5.0
Value
4.3
Customer
Service
4.7

Latest Review - September 2022

We had a wonderful week in this great house! It is in a perfect location; we loved the view and being able to walk to such a perfect beach. We will be back!



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Stable Apartment

4.6
out of 5
Ratings from 13 reviews
92% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.8
Comfort
4.5
Condition
4.2
Location
4.9
Value
4.4
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - September 2022

Stable is an excellent place for two people travelling as other than a couple, and in this respect I can also commend its quietness - one person can stomp around without waking the other up. The main thing I would like to underline is the quality and promptness of the office staff in responding to questions about the property and the island in general. I would suggest the following minor improvements: More coat hangers in the wardrobes - four would be a lot better than one. Instruction book for the electric stove. Both of us cook by gas, and it took us quite a while to work out how the ...more



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Pigs Paradise Apartment

4.6
out of 5
Ratings from 18 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.5
Comfort
4.8
Condition
4.4
Location
4.8
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
4.6

Latest Review - July 2022

Comfortable and spacious first floor apartment on Colonsay within easy walking distance of the excellent beach at Kiloran Bay and the adjacent meadows with Corncrakes. Kitchen was well equipped but decor and furnishings in the rest of the apartment were a bit tired, although comfortable enough. It was a bit of a trek from the car park to the apartment with luggage. A bit difficult for us to judge value as there was only a 3 bed apartment available for the dates we wanted. It seems difficult to find accommodation on the island in the summer. The gardens around the house are lovely but only ope...more



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Baleromindubh House

4.6
out of 5
Ratings from 33 reviews
97% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.5
Condition
4.3
Location
4.9
Value
4.3
Customer
Service
4.7

Latest Review - August 2022

Get away from it all on Colonsay, and especially at Balerhomindubh House. Don’t even consider it if you need WiFi or phone signal. It is perfect for old fashioned off grid holidays. The track is entertaining even in a 4x4 but with due care is easily manageable. The house is clean and comfortable with a good serviceable kitchen which ended up being where we all sat of an evening. The multi fuel stove in the sitting room is wonderful. Comfortable beds & simple decor (some a little tired but hey…!) it was a perfect spot for our fabulous stay & sleeps 2 families with ease. Recommend hearti...more



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Garvard

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 34 reviews
97% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.4
Condition
4.2
Location
5.0
Value
4.2
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - June 2022

This was our 10th holiday on Colonsay and our second year in Garvard. The location of Garvard is unique with stunning views across the Strand to the east with the Paps of Jura and Islay in the background and Oronsay to the south. Every morning we looked out to this view, we heard a cuckoo every day and saw barnacle geese feeding in the field in front of the house. Every evening we watched the sun's rays on the Paps then later the flash of the lighthouse on Islay. Each day we had a walk direct from the house and only used the car to visit the north of the island or Scalasaig for the shop or pos...more



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Drumclach Apartment

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 62 reviews
98% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
4.4
Condition
4.4
Location
4.8
Value
4.4
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - October 2021

A quiet corner of the fabulous Colonsay House. Very quiet and cosy wee space, yet amply big enough for the two of us for the week…..wish we had stayed for two! Will very likely go back in the future. The flat, the access , the courtyard, the parking and the location all just work and it’s a great base, especially for a small island.



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Baleromindubh Cottage

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 44 reviews
93% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
4.4
Condition
4.3
Location
4.9
Value
4.1
Customer
Service
4.6

Latest Review - September 2022

Baleromindubh cottage is a lovely place to stay (this was our third visit). It's cosy without being cramped, and a coal fire in the living room makes it cosier still. Because it's down a track, roughly half a mile from the road, it's very quiet. It takes c.35-40 minutes to walk into Scalasaig, so (weather permitting) it is nicely placed for a good walk to the Pantry cafe for breakfast (or lunch/dinner), the hotel, and so on. I'm looking forward to going back next year, fingers crossed.



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Scalasaig Farmhouse

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 44 reviews
93% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.6
Condition
4.4
Location
4.7
Value
4.1
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - August 2022

This house is in a great location near to the hotel and not far from the ferry port. It could be really lovely and is a decent size for up to 8 people. Unfortunately however in my opinion it has not been well maintained and we had issues with cleanliness finding previous guests clothes under the bed, hair on a bed sheet, grease on the baking trays and no mattress toppers on the beds which I find very unhygienic. What was even more challenging however was the mould in the ensuite bathrooms; on the ceilings, window frame and blind which exacerbated our asthma and meant we needed to leave ...more



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Turnigil Apartment

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 17 reviews
88% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.4
Condition
4.1
Location
4.8
Value
4.4
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - August 2022

We had a fabulous week staying in turnigil apartment which has everything you need and a lovely base to explore the island. The only thing which would help is to have a better drying room! Katie



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Nursery Apartment

4.4
out of 5
Ratings from 53 reviews
92% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.4
Condition
4.2
Location
4.8
Value
4.2
Customer
Service
4.4

Latest Review - August 2022

We loved our time at Nursery. Unfortunately the place was very grubby when we arrived. All the cutlery, plates, pans and kitchen needed a thorough clean before we could use them. There was a dirty water slick under the chopping boards in the kitchen, one of the shelves in the kitchen cupboard was filthy and every handle was sticky leading us to believe the cupboards had not been cleaned since the previous inhabitants left. The table was sticky and there were crumbs and food on the sofa and floor. We were also kindly provided with a high chair which seemed to have been brought out of a shed and...more



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Harbour

4.4
out of 5
Ratings from 23 reviews
91% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.4
Comfort
4.3
Condition
4.1
Location
4.9
Value
4.3
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - October 2022

We were very comfortable in Harbour Cottage and found it to be well equipped and spacious for our needs. The stairs to the upper floor are steep. It is well situated for the hotel and the hall. The metered heating was charged at 41p per unit - the same rate also applying to the storage heaters. Worth checking the current rate as it would be easy to build up quite an additional charge. Disappointed to see the rental is increased by over £200 per week for the same period next year.



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Avenue

4.4
out of 5
Ratings from 44 reviews
95% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.4
Comfort
4.5
Condition
4.3
Location
4.4
Value
4.1
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - October 2022

We had a lovely stay in a very comfortable cottage. We had sporadic hot water and there were one or two other maintenance issues but we still enjoyed our stay.



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Machrins

4.3
out of 5
Ratings from 33 reviews
91% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.4
Comfort
4.3
Condition
4.0
Location
4.8
Value
3.8
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - September 2022

Had been really looking forward to staying here and was very disappointed. The place needs a really good clean. Damp is pouring down the walls. Curtains are mouldy from the damp. The place is freezing - they charge extra for heating. On using the glass coffee cafetière, it exploded - so must have been cracked. We were then charged for a replacement !!! Other crockery was cracked, which they did remove. One of the lavatory seats was split and cracked - which they did replace. We were only able to use one of the showers for all of us. One of the bathrooms has an old claw foot bath- which is tota...more



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Kennels

4.1
out of 5
Ratings from 15 reviews
93% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.3
Comfort
4.0
Condition
3.7
Location
4.3
Value
3.7
Customer
Service
4.7

Latest Review - September 2022

Very happy with my time there. The location is good with fascinating ancient woodland close by to walk in and the beach at Kiloran Bay only a short walk away.



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Uragaig

4.1
out of 5
Ratings from 10 reviews
80% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.3
Comfort
3.8
Condition
3.9
Location
4.6
Value
3.8
Customer
Service
4.3

Latest Review - September 2022

We had a great week at Uragaig. Breathtaking location, characterful cottage, sun-trap outside table. A few suggestions: 1. A porch would be most useful, save piles of wet boots in the living room. 2. Saplings have grown up to block the view, topping them would open it all up. 3. Reading light flickers (old cfl bulb), treat your guests to an led! 4. Steel wool would be handy for frying pans (kitchen was well equipped). 5. Wifi password was very hard to find - just print it in the cottage instructions!



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Sgreadan

4.1
out of 5
Ratings from 30 reviews
90% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.3
Comfort
3.8
Condition
3.8
Location
4.6
Value
3.7
Customer
Service
4.3

Latest Review - September 2022

The cottage has everything you need for a restful break. It does need modernising in places, doesn’t have central heating and the wifi was patchy so enjoy the peace and quiet and the lovely views.



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Pondside

4.0
out of 5
Ratings from 21 reviews
86% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.2
Comfort
3.8
Condition
3.6
Location
4.3
Value
3.8
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - September 2022

We are regular visitors to Colonsay and are very familiar with the many attractions of the island. We have stayed in a number of properties during visits (as well as experience with self-catering cottages throughout the UK) and found Pondside to be of good quality and met our general requirements for comfort and facilities as scored above (tho` note the issue about *disability and *visual impairment, described below, which has been reported and is expected to be the subject of remedial action). Staff involved in communications for arrangements were friendly and helpful. Topics to note includ...more



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Kiloran Bay

4.0
out of 5
Ratings from 20 reviews
90% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
3.9
Comfort
3.7
Condition
3.7
Location
4.9
Value
3.7
Customer
Service
4.1

Latest Review - September 2022

Dark cold, damp bothy which needed a good hoover and the mice escorted to the door. Basics lacking - hand wash, bath mat, dish cloth, kindling. Extremely steep stairs are hazardous. Shower decent, double bedroom upstairs comfortable but view obscured with overgrown shrubs which need cutting down - that Would also let more light in. A shame as with proper attention and care could be nice cottage