Built in 1750 as an inn for the local population and the rare visitor, the exterior of The Colonsay hotel in Scotland has remained largely unchanged. Perched on the hillside above the harbour, the hotel has commanding views over the sea to the neighbouring island of Jura.
Inside, The Colonsay retains much of its original charm and is relaxed and comfortable. With open fires, painted floorboards and deep sofas in the bar, log room, conservatory or restaurant, there is always a perfect spot to relax in. This cool, stylish hotel provides a luxurious nest and has a buzz of cheerfulness most of the day. Their are two exceptional rooms, Ardskenish and Balnahard, which have great beds, fine Egyptian linen and contemporary styling, and one superior bedroom, Cable Bay, which can be made up as a King or twin. All have wonderful sea views. The remaining six bedrooms are all furnished simply but very comfortably.
The restaurant is more gastro-pub than formal dining and sources a seasonal menu from the best local and Scottish produce, focusing on Colonsay shellfish, fish, organic salads and vegetables.
Colonsay is famous for sandy beaches, oodles of wildlife and pure escapism. The island is blessed with the same rugged beauty as its Hebridean neighbours, yet lacks the numbers of tourists, and is thus an altogether more appealing proposition for an excursion through Scotland’s Atlantic isles.
Isle of Colonsay