mid-Mar– 1 Nov, Christmas, New Year.
conservatory, lounge, log room, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi on ground floor, accommodation unsuitable for disabled.
sometimes in restaurant; local musicians play folk music on Friday nights.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 2 bedrooms, public rooms except restaurant.
per room B&B £75–£155, D,B&B £30 added per person. À la carte £25–£30.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Carefree informality and an unpretentious ambience reign at this white-painted 18th-century inn, minutes up a single-track road from the ferry. It is owned by Jane and Alex Howard; Ivan Lisovyy manages a ‘young, friendly’ staff. Rub elbows with locals and tourists in the ‘buzzy’ bar (malt whiskies, locally brewed island beer, occasional Scottish music evenings); ‘the lounge is cosy when a lovely log fire is burning’. At dinner, find fresh island produce – Colonsay shellfish, salad from the kitchen garden. ‘We liked the unusual house-cured beetroot gravadlax; scallops and a generous portion of langoustines were delicious.’ Trusted Guide readers this year noted ‘variable’ meals over a short stay. Simply furnished bedrooms have a homey feel; some can be snug. ‘Our large, well-lit, sea-facing room had two comfortable armchairs, plenty of storage; a modern bathroom (but a feeble shower). Two windows looked across to Jura.’ Breakfast in the ‘bright’ dining room is uplifting: ‘good OJ and coffee; lovely scrambled eggs, hot-smoked salmon’.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide