The Colonsay

Isle of Colonsay, Argyll & Bute
+44 (0)1951 200211
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White sandy beaches, skies that start at your feet, then a cute hotel full of island charm: a pretty garden, hearty food and good rooms wait


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 1 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Another fabulous Hebridean island, a perfect place to escape the world. Wander at will and find wild flowers in the machair, a golf course tended by sheep and huge sandy beaches across which cows roam. Wildlife is ever present, from a small colony of wild goats to a rich migratory bird population; the odd golden eagle soars overhead, too. At low tide the sands of the south give access to Oronsay. The island’s 14th-century priory was one of Scotland’s finest and amid impressive ruins its ornate stone cross still stands. As for the hotel, it brims with an easy style – airy interiors, stripped floors, fires everywhere, friendly staff. There’s a locals’ bar for a pint (and a brewery on the island), a pretty sitting room packed with books, a dining room for super food, a decked terrace for drinks in the sun. Bedrooms have local art, warm colours, lovely fabrics and the best beds; some have sea views, all have good bathrooms. Spin around on bikes, search for standing stones, lie in the sun and stare at the sky. There’s a festival in May for all things Colonsay. Wonderful.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Nov, Jan (after New Year) & Feb.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £4.50. Packed lunch £7. Bar meals from £11.50. Dinner, 3 courses, about £25.


Nightly price
from £75
Singles £75-£85.
1 Single
From £75
1 Family room for 4
From £110
4 Doubles
From £95
3 Twins
From £90



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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jane Howard

  • The stunning Colonsay House Gardens are famous for their huge collection of rhododendrons and other exotic species from around the world. The fabulous café is open 3 times a week and has a sunny deck overlooking the garden. About 2 miles from the hotel.
  • Kiloran Bay is a mile long white sandy beach with gentle surf that is regularly voted one of the best beaches in the UK. About 3 miles from the hotel.
  • The hotel is a listed building that was built as an inn in the late 1700's, and has always been the hub of local Colonsay life.
  • Colonsay has over 150 species of birds and nearly all of Britain's sea birds, with the rare corncrake and black chough breeding happily.
  • Colonsay has its own micro brewery brewing pale ale and lager.
  • The honey-producing black bee on Colonsay is a protected species. The honey wins many awards for its pure heather and wildflower flavour. Our specialty is Colonsay honey ice cream - don't forget to try it!