With beautiful views across Machrins bay, this charming Victorian farmhouse provides spacious accommodation for up to three families. Ideally located on the western side of the Isle of Colonsay, the house is just a short walk away from the beach, golf course, shops and harbour. The farmhouse offers fantastic access to the islands stunning variety of landscapes and wildlife, from spotting seals on the stretches of white sandy beaches to watching golden eagles swoop around the dramatic cliffs and mountains. For those who are interested in adventure and history, there is a wealth of ancient hilltop forts and ruined chapels scattered across the Island.
The six bedrooms sleep twelve people in total and are elegant and well presented, also offering ample space and comfort. The bedrooms consist of a twin room on the ground floor which has access to the downstairs bathroom utility room. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, one with en suite facilities, one twin bedroom and another separate bathroom. The attic level has two twin bedrooms. Downstairs, the kitchen offers all the basic facilities including a microwave and Rayburn cooker. The sitting room has an open fire and comfortable seating for those chilly nights and also has an iPod docking station. The house is well equipped with extra facilities including a dishwasher, separate freezer, washing machine and clothes dryer.
All bedding is dressed with Egyptian cotton linen and towels are provided. Electricity and coal are paid for separately. The changeover day during July and August is Friday and we accept a minimum booking of a week, however shorter breaks may be available at certain times of the year. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome for a small fee, prior arrangements must be made.
Throughout most of the year you will be able to see the wide array of wildlife living on the island. The North of the island is home to wild mountain goats. Along the long stretches of sand and sea you may see otters, grey seals and occasionally whales and dolphins. The island is a paradise for birdwatchers , being home to some rare birds such as choughs, corncrakes and golden eagles.
The Caledonian MacBrayne car ferry service runs from the port of Oban to Colonsay six times a week during the summer months and three times a day in the winter. The journey takes two and a quarter hours. In the summer there are extra travel options on Wednesdays and Saturdays on ferries from Kennacraig, travelling via port Islay. A train service from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban returns three times a day and an air service to Oban make two return flights a week on a Tuesday and Thursday.