Unfortunately we only had one night in the Stable Apartment due to the cancellation of the ferry. We found everything we needed most suitable and enjoyed the open fire after arriving late in the evening. The car park is a lot nearer the apartment than we expected so unloading in the rain was not a problem. Hope to visit Colonsay again with more time to spend there.
I was expected quite basic accommodation on a Scottish island but was delighted with Balerominmohr! It felt warm, cosy & homely. There was only the two of us with the dog but we didn't feel like we were rattling around. The situation is great with the stunning Cable Bay just a stroll away....I am tempted not to tell anyone else about the place so I can keep it for myself!
A lovely apartment - bright, airy & full of period charm & character. Surprisingly spacious (other than the kitchen which is quite small but well equipped.) Great views from the apartment across the lovely garden & we enjoyed sitting on the gardens in the evening on to eat. Fantastic position for exploring Kiloran Bay & surrounds
We had a wonderful week staying in Baleromindubh Cottage and it worked extremely well with our family of four in the cottage and the extended family in Baleromindubh House - so conveniently near but not under each others' feet! We were lucky to have glorious weather all week and the views all around were stunning. We'll definitely be back!
The house was perfect for our needs and with the added blessing of consistently sunny days we had a never to be forgotten summer holiday. We stayed for a week - with family in the cottage up the track - so enjoyed lively family meals in the evening - and pretty lively breakfasts in the morning. The garden was perfect for the children and we all enjoyed the spectacular views.
We had a great week at Scalasaig farmhouse. It is close to the only hotel and bar and other amenities in the main village on Colonsay. I loved the Raeburn and the fact that there was lots of hot water and good pressure in the showers, even though there were 8 of us! The fridge was too small for 8 adults unfortunately and the sheep were constantly in the garden in spite of us keeping the gates shut as instructed and chasing them out.
The rooms itself are OK: obviously quite old and showing their age. There were a few simple things could be improved e.g. very cheap washing up liquid and toilet paper supplied (only 1 roll of the latter). I found the bed slightly uncomfortable, while the electric heaters I found inefficient (you are warned upfront anything about £20 worth of electricity per week must be paid for). The alternative heating, a coal fire, was prone to smoke being blown into the room during windy gusts outside, while the smoke it produced I found a little ironic given the owners have electric vehicles charging up ...more
This is a very lovely cottage in a lovely place on a wonderful island. You are pre-warned about the steep stairs/steps to the bedrooms upstairs so should take it as it comes. The kitchen is tiny but perfectly adequate. We would definitely book again.
Thankyou to all the Team at Colonsay Holidays, we had a wonderful stay and especially Thankyou for arranging the excellent weather we had !!
The best part of this apartment was the bathroom which was up-to-date and had a double-glazed window. We found the other rooms cold and badly lit. The ancient, draughty windows should have been replaced and although we put the wall heaters on they had little effect. Looking in the mirror in the double bedroom was like looking into fog. There was a very poor selection of cooking equipment and crockery and we had to go to the office to ask for several items that were missing. However, Lynette in the office was exceedingly helpful, the bed was warm and comfortable and the kitchen appliances wer...more
Entered to property by beautiful surroundings and the view over the gardens from our apartment was lovely. We had everything that we needed . Apartment itself was clean and very comfortable however felt our particular one felt a little unloved. Furniture and decor was a mish mash of styles and colours giving it a bit of a junk room feel.. just my opinion Overall we had a lovely stay at Colonsay House and would definitely recommend it as a great place to stay in a beautiful location . Thank - you
An excellent family holiday. Everything we needed and more and was presented to a high standard. Perfect!
Avenue cottage in a very peaceful location surrounded by woodland. However this does mean you can’t open windows due to midges. (Couldn’t sit outside and have coffee either which is something we like doing on holiday) The cottage has a damp smell and any clothes you had in the single beds room smelled of damp when you took them out to wear. However it’s a lovely cottage with a good wood burning stove. ( Bag of coal and kindling £20) We did have a good holiday as the island was beautiful but we wouldn’t stay in this particular cottage again due to the damp smell and unable to sit outside. ...more
Regular visit to the island and Sgreadan provides a very good base. Very good website and staff in office very helful.
Lovely location but cottage was not clean at all - cobwebs, insects and dog hair everywhere. Took us 2 hours to clean the kitchen and fridge to a state where we could use it on arrival. Dirty cutlery, glasses and crockery put back in cupboards. Paid extra for coal and kindling - coal arrived two days late and still no sign of the kindling.
Like most of the estate cottages this one would definitely benefit if the kitchen and bathroom were updated
Felt damp inside cottage.bed very uncomfortable. Cleanliness below expectations. Some kitchen crockery not clean.
Colonsay is beautiful Inner Hebridean Island, excellent for walking and bird watching. We enjoyed both from our base at Kennels. The cottage could do with some freshening up, and the new bedroom carpet produced a smell which initially suggested dog and put my partner off. However we soon got over that and had a great time; and good luck with the weather. Detailed minor problems requiring maintenance have been reported to the Colonsay Estate Office.