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 coal 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: 5×2, 2×3
March to October. 24 hours
£28pp twin, £22pp 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