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Colonsay Holidays - Cottages, Backpackers

Colonsay Holidays - Cottages, Backpackers

4.4
out of 5
Ratings from 604 reviews
93% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.5
Comfort
4.4
Condition
4.2
Location
4.8
Value
4.2
Customer
Service
4.6
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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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Pigs Paradise Apartment

4.6
out of 5
Ratings from 23 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.5
Comfort
4.7
Condition
4.4
Location
4.9
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
4.6

Latest Review - August 2023

We had a wonderful family holiday on Colonsaty - the location of Pig's Paradise is excellent and the accommodation was great. The staff were first class, and made sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed.



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Stable Apartment

4.6
out of 5
Ratings from 19 reviews
89% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.8
Comfort
4.5
Condition
4.3
Location
4.8
Value
4.2
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - September 2023

Staff at the Stables were very friendly and pretty laid back. Lovely rooms, very clean. Was a bit concerned that my elderly Dad might have taken a wrong turn and tumbled down the steep stairs in the night - could maybe do with something at the top of the stairs to prevent accidents (from looking at the visitor book, I believe someone did fall down them one time). Price for one night's stay is very steep.



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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 36 reviews
97% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.5
Condition
4.3
Location
5.0
Value
4.1
Customer
Service
4.8

Latest Review - September 2023

We had a great week enhanced by fantastic weather. Colonsay is charmingly unspoilt. Garvard in perfect position for walking the Strand to Oransay. Fantastic views. Very comfortable well equipped cottage and a pleasure dealing with Colonsay Holidays.



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Baleromindubh Cottage

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 48 reviews
94% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.8
Comfort
4.4
Condition
4.3
Location
4.9
Value
4.2
Customer
Service
4.6

Latest Review - August 2023

My husband had sailed to Colonsay a couple of times more than 35 years ago, and was keen to return to see more of the island. We are so glad that we did - we spent 4 nights in Baleromindubh Cottage, beautifully isolated with outstanding views across the sea to Jura and Islay. The cottage was comfortable and well-equipped, and was clean and full of character. It was surrounded by sheep and birds and a few rabbits, and open to the elements adding to the sense of being away from everything. Cold nights were comfortable as we had ordered a sack of coal that kept the kitchen, where we were ha...more



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Drumclach Apartment

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 68 reviews
97% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
4.3
Condition
4.4
Location
4.8
Value
4.4
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - January 2024

We stayed for 3 nights and were glad we could move on to Islay. This appartment has uncomfortable chairs, beds are short, no firewoord for the stove, no information opening hours restaurants, shops, postoffice etc. Very strange that general store closes the moment the ferry arrives. Concluding: visitors are not very welcome on Colonsay?



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Turnigil Apartment

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 22 reviews
91% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.4
Condition
4.2
Location
4.8
Value
4.4
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - October 2023

Very roomy. Excellent walking woods right there. Pretty clean and internet. Shower and heaters not easy



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Scalasaig Farmhouse

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 48 reviews
94% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.6
Comfort
4.6
Condition
4.4
Location
4.8
Value
4.2
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - October 2023

We love Scalasaig Farmhouse. As a large family with grown children it suits us well. The house was warm, dry & comfortable. Kitchen terrific for family feasts & chats.



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Nursery Apartment

4.5
out of 5
Ratings from 64 reviews
94% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
4.5
Condition
4.3
Location
4.7
Value
4.3
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - October 2023

We stayed in Nursery mostly because prices of other properties on Colonsay have just got too high. Even that hardly compares favourably with the £500 per week we paid for a very nice large two bedroom bungalow on Tiree - in June. However, if/when we return to Colonsay we would stay in Nursery again. We were very comfortable and enjoyed the sunny aspect and the view. We filled in all the paper requests for reviews left in the flat and if you read them you will find we had suggestions to improve the kitchen equipment



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Machrins

4.4
out of 5
Ratings from 36 reviews
92% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.4
Comfort
4.4
Condition
4.1
Location
4.8
Value
3.9
Customer
Service
4.6

Latest Review - September 2023

Stayed here to celebrate our Ruby wedding with friends and family. It was a wonderful space for three generations. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The rooms looked lovely and everyone happy with their allotted rooms. The weather was not kind but it didn’t matter as we had plenty of coal and a warm fire plus games galore!



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Harbour

4.3
out of 5
Ratings from 29 reviews
90% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.4
Comfort
4.2
Condition
4.0
Location
4.9
Value
4.2
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - July 2023

We had a super week on Colonsay and the brilliant location of Harbour Cottage meant we were very handy for all the local amenities! We would especially recommend the Seafood evenings at Colonsay Pantry on Wednesdays and Saturdays - the seafood Platter was excellent! The walk to Balnahard is long and not particularly easy, but the beach is truly worth the effort and we’re so glad we did it! Kiloran is also a wonderful beach and very easy to access! The walk over to Oronsay was lovely, but would have been a lot easier if we’d had wellington boots! The bathroom at Harbour would benefit from a b...more



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Avenue

4.3
out of 5
Ratings from 54 reviews
91% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.3
Comfort
4.4
Condition
4.2
Location
4.4
Value
4.1
Customer
Service
4.5

Latest Review - September 2023

Our first trip to Colonsay and we absolutely loved it! We holiday in Scotland a lot but this was one of our best ever trips. Avenue Cottage is in a secluded and very peaceful position in woodland with lots of walks straight from the door. The cottage is nicely appointed and has everything you need. We definitely hope to be back!



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Kennels

4.2
out of 5
Ratings from 22 reviews
95% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.4
Comfort
4.0
Condition
3.9
Location
4.5
Value
3.9
Customer
Service
4.6

Latest Review - September 2023

Good cottage for the 2 of us with the 2 dogs. The weather was very wet and we thought we would use the fire so I asked for coal as an afterthought which was efficiently provided on our arrival. We are not fans of night storage heaters. Not sure whether the log burner is geared up to using smokeless coal. The bunker is damp and the kindling was a bit slow burning too - we were glad we brought our own additional. Its very important to dry clothes and to heat a bit of water.We tried not to use the immersion as the shower is electric. The bath is quite high to get in and out of. The kitchen had e...more



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Uragaig

4.1
out of 5
Ratings from 11 reviews
73% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.4
Comfort
3.9
Condition
3.9
Location
4.5
Value
3.7
Customer
Service
4.4

Latest Review - October 2023

The cottage is fine and close to a wonderful beach. It was clean and cosy and had everything we needed for the two of us to be comfortable for our stay. For more than two people though the tiny bathroom, small kitchen and very steep stairs up to the two attic bedrooms would make this a tricky for families. WiFi basically didn't work which was a bit frustrating but we are on a small island



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Pondside

4.1
out of 5
Ratings from 27 reviews
85% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.3
Comfort
3.9
Condition
3.7
Location
4.4
Value
3.8
Customer
Service
4.4

Latest Review - September 2023

There was no hot water feed to the bathroom sink and bath beyond a trickle. There is very little storage space for food and clothes. The downstairs is tired and dowdy though clean as far as we could tell in the gloom. Everything worked. We were fortunate to have excellent weather so could be outside a lot. Would not have enjoyed being confined to the cottage. The stairs are a real problem being steep and with shallow steps, getting round the bend at the top isn’t easy as handholds are precarious. For older people like us they are not really suitable, I would advise a warning in your descript...more



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Kiloran Bay

4.0
out of 5
Ratings from 23 reviews
83% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
3.8
Comfort
3.7
Condition
3.7
Location
4.9
Value
3.6
Customer
Service
4.1

Latest Review - September 2023

The location is wonderful and worth it for that alone. The neighbours are lovely, which isn't always the case when the holiday makers arrive. The garden of the (current) caravan is a marvel and I spent happy times gazing and inhaling the scent of all those roses and sweet peas. The kitchen and bathroom of the cottage have both been refurbished and are in much better condition, though both are v small and require some manoeuvring. Plates abound but the glassware is limited for a cottage for 4-6 and a large casserole dish (there is a pyrex lid but no bowl) or similar would really help. The fr...more