Colonsay is a beautiful and remote Scottish island sitting on the edge of the Atlantic, with views of Iona, Mull, and Jura, two and a half hours from Oban by regular ferry: it’s a fabulous holiday location where you can really relax and enjoy peace and stunning natural surroundings.
We are an architect couple with 3 grown up children and a dog, and we bought Alister Annie’s in 2011. We love to spend our holidays here, and now also let it out for others to enjoy as much as we do. The cottage sits on its own original 8 acre croft land, set well back above the road with views of Loch Fada, and of the sea over to the west, within the very quiet Upper Kilchattan hamlet.
It sleeps 2 people with all the accommodation on the ground floor: there is a sitting room with a coal fire, a kitchen/dining room, and a recently completed extension with a large master bedroom with a loft style ceiling, as well as the bathroom. The cottage has a TV, a dishwasher and a washing machine.
Colonsay is beautiful, it has miles of unspoilt coastline and hills to walk, endless adventures, a charming golf course and a ruined village to visit. The outstanding Kiloran bay is one of Scotland’s finest beaches. There is a hotel restaurant and pub, a lovely cafe (the Pantry), the island grocery shop and post office, a smokery, a bookshop, bikes and paddle boards to hire, a micro brewery with gift shop, a craft shop with local knitting and other crafts, a visitors point and gallery on the pier.
Colonsay also has a wonderful musical tradition with an annual music festival in September, occasional concerts and weekly live music in the pub and ceilidhs in holiday season. Delicious local produce includes oysters, honey and fresh vegetables.