Colonsay Backpackers Lodge, Colonsay Estate Cottages, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll, PA61 7YP
Colonsay Backpackers Lodge is located on a peaceful and idyllic Inner Hebridean island to the south of Mull which boasts magnificent sandy beaches, ancient forests and beautiful lochs. The place is teeming with wildlife which includes dolphins, seals, otters and many rare species of bird. There are ancient standing stones and a 14th century priory with exceptional carved Celtic tombstones. The famous Colonsay House gardens and café are open to visitors three times a week. The pub, café, shop and village hall, where there are regular ceilidhs, are all within three miles. Fresh lobster and crab can be bought from fishing boats in the harbour and the best oysters in the world are grown on Colonsay. Play a round of golf or treat yourself to a meal in the hotel. The lodge is a refurbished former gamekeeper’s house with bothies. Centrally heated, it has 2 twin, 3 twin bunk and 2 three bedded rooms. It has a large dining/cooking/sitting area and a sitting room with log fire. Bed linen, towels and WiFi provided.This accommodation is featured on our map of Mull, Arran and West Coast of Scotland and here is its own website.
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16: 5 x 2; 2 x 3
All year, 24 hours.
£25pp twin, £19.50pp bothy
Payment required 24 hours in advance.
Ferry departs Oban 6 times per week April to October; Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat (rest of year Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat). Flights Tues, Thurs from Connel Airport, nr Oban. Transport from the harbour can be arranged if required.
Train and coach to Oban. Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to Colonsay takes 2.5 hours. Flights Hebridean Air from Connel
This accommodation is available to individuals.
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…a rare rustic retreat…
In an old gamekeeper’s house and two adjacent bothies, Colonsay Backpacker’ s Lodge, sounds like a rare rustic retreat. And it is. There can’t be many better places in the British Isles to explore, to experience the landscape and the wildlife, to say nothing of the local hospitality.
The Isle of Colonsay one of the Inner Hebrides, just south of Mull. It is not a big island and the word most used to describe it is idyllic. Teeming with wildlife, like an episode of Springwatch, you’ll have the opportunity to see otters, seals, dolphins from the epic empty beaches. They claim to have ‘the best oysters in the world’ and certainly seafood is a s fresh as it can be on Colonsay.
Have a look at their website to see the cosy accommodation that could await you as you return. Its says, in insistent CAPITAL LETTERS, ‘free WIFI’. So what’s not to like?
A summer holiday idyll, just 2 hours from Oban.
Colonsay, the jewel of the Hebrides, is surprisingly easy to reach. Start your holiday with a mini cruise on the modern and very comfortable ferry from Oban. Colonsay is blessed with white sandy beaches, its about 10 miles long and the peaceful acres are covered with wildlife including a bird sanctuary and delicate wild flowers. The island has just over 100 inhabitants who are always interested in meeting new people. Local industries include agriculture (oyster and honey farming) arts and crafts and a brewery. There are signs of the islands habitation stretching back over 4000 years with some internationally renowned archaeological sites. So there plenty to do as well as explore the white sandy beaches. Come and join us on Colonsay for your summer holiday for a friendly welcome.
The Isle of Colonsay, in the Southern Hebrides, is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt islands in Scotland
The journey is part of the adventure. To find out more click here.