Set in the dramatic surroundings of the Isle of Colonsay, Balerominmhor is a lovely stone built Victorian farmhouse offering comfortable and peaceful accommodation. Overlooking sea views toward the isles of Islay and Jura and located in the depths of the countryside at the end of a mile-long rough track, it is the perfect location for a relaxing family or group holiday. Only a short walk takes you to the stunning and secluded beach, Cable Bay making this accommodation fantastically unique. The island is home to a vast array of wildlife and fantastic natural landscapes so there is no end of things to see and do. For those who like history, the island is scattered with ruins and ancient hill top forts to explore.
The four bedrooms sleep ten people in total and are well presented. The bedrooms consist of a twin bedroom on the ground floor with access to a separate bathroom including a shower. On the first floor there is another bathroom, one double bedroom, a twin room and a large room with four single beds all of which offer full furnishings and exceptional comfort. Balerominmhor’s spacious living room includes a charismatic open fire for the cold nights and plenty of seating. There’s a large kitchen/dining area equipped with excellent facilities including a solid fuel stove/back boiler. There is also a cloakroom in the property.
Balerominmhior’s beds are all dressed with Egyptian cotton linen and towels are provided. Electricity and coal are paid for separately. The changeover day during July and August is Wednesday and we accept a minimum booking of a week, however shorter breaks may be available at certain times of the year. Up to two dogs are welcome for a small fee by prior arrangement. There is ample parking space at the property.
The island is home to a vast array of wildlife. The north of the island homes wild mountain goats and you may see grey seals and otters in the sea. Birdwatchers can spot rare species of birds such as choughs, corncrakes and golden eagles. There are also many historical ruins and ancient forts to explore all the way across the island.
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.