Hidden at the end of a half-mile-long rough track, Garvard is sunny and south facing with views over the sea towards Oransay. An idyllic holiday retreat for a large family or group on the Isle of Colonsay. A fantastic choice for birdwatching and activity holidays, the island offers plenty of outdoor activities such as sailing, surfing, wildlife boat trips, walking and golf. Colonsay’s famous unspoilt beaches are easily accessible from this accommodation. Dogs are welcome and the property includes full electric central heating.
The traditional farmhouse which sleeps ten consists of five spacious bedrooms. There are two cosy twin bedrooms on the ground floor, one with bunk beds which share a downstairs bathroom. On the first floor a homely double bedroom and twin room share a bathroom which overlooks the stunning views of the strand. In the kitchen you’ll find plenty of space and facilities to suit self-catering needs and a large dining table with a good amount of seating. The lounge is ideal for relaxing after a long day of exploring the island with large comfortable sofas. The property also has a dishwasher, washing machine and clothes dryer.
All bedlinen and towels are included in booking. Changeover day throughout July and August is Sunday. Short breaks of less than a week may be available during some periods, please enquire. A maximum of two well behaved dogs are welcome to stay at a small price with prior arrangements and the property has a large garden area enclosed with a low drystone wall. Electricity and coal are paid for separately.
The area boasts beautiful scenery idyllic for long walks, cycling or golfing. The island is great for spotting wildlife, boat trips to see grey seals and otters run daily and birdwatchers can spot rare species of bird including golden eagles. Various water based activities such as fishing, sailing and surfing are also easily accessible from the property.
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 makes two return flights a week on a Tuesday and Thursday.