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Isle of Colonsay holiday cottages

Isle of Colonsay holiday cottages

A hidden gem of an island in the Inner Hebrides in Scotland, the Isle of Colonsay is located south of Mull and just north of Islay, with spectacular views of its close neighbour Jura.

Just eight miles long and three miles wide, its beautiful and varied landscape, dotted with mysterious standing stones, hill top forts and ruined chapels also boasts some of the best sandy beaches in the Hebrides, making it the perfect place to explore on holiday.

Colonsay is famous for its rare birds, including golden eagles as well as its wild goats.  And keen-eyed visitors can also see grey seals and otters as well as the occasional dolphin and whale.

The island offers a shop, café, bakery and bookshop as well as excellent local produce, including sublime oysters, freshly prepared at the Colonsay Hotel.

It’s also the smallest island in the world with its own brewery, employing two people – equivalent to ten per cent of the island’s workforce!

Colonsay has its own folk festival as well as a book festival.  It also celebrates a three week ‘Festival of Spring’ in May each year.

Colonsay can be reached by ferry from Oban and Islay or by air from Oban.

Take a look at some more pictures on our Isle of Colonsay Pinterest board.