The Colonsay

On an island of white-sand beaches and rocky inlets (human population 135; seals, otters and eagles unnumbered), Jane and Alex Howard’s 18th-century inn sits at the centre of village life, with quiz nights and live music. More

Contact details

Colonsay
Argyll and Bute
PA61 7YU
Scotland
01951 200316

Hotel information

Bedrooms

9.

Open

mid-Mar–1 Nov, Christmas, New Year.

Facilities

conservatory, 2 lounges, log room, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi on ground floor, in-room TV (Sky), 1-acre grounds, ground-floor public rooms and toilet wheelchair accessible.

Background music

some in bar.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

1 well-behaved dog allowed in 2 bedrooms, public rooms except restaurant.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B single from £80, double £110–£160. Pre-ferry set menus £15–£18 Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat, a la carte £28.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

On an island of white-sand beaches and rocky inlets (human population 135; seals, otters and eagles unnumbered), Jane and Alex Howard’s 18th-century inn sits at the centre of village life, with quiz nights and live music. Ivan Lisovyy is the endlessly accommodating manager. Public rooms have an airy ‘seaside feel’, with leather armchairs and tasteful contemporary tones juxtaposed with old black-and-white island photographs. Bedrooms are simply furnished and not huge, but have Designers Guild and Colefax and Fowler fabrics, along with views of the hillside, whitewashed church and sea, across to neighbouring Jura. The atmosphere is free and easy – eat in the dining room with wood-burning stove and harbour outlook, in the bar, or where you will. At lunchtime there are soups, steak-and-ale pie, organic salad leaves from the kitchen garden. New chef Salvi Batalla sources ingredients as locally as possible for such dishes as casserole of Balnahard beef and Colonsay ale; pan-seared Colonsay salmon; spring vegetable risotto with wild garlic pesto. A children’s menu might include local fish with chips, organic chicken. ‘It more than matched my expectations.’ (D and JB)

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The Colonsay
Colonsay
Argyll and Bute
PA61 7YU

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Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide