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Isle of Colonsay Scottish Island Holiday, Southern Hebrides, Scotland

People13
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
house
People
13
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
5
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday home in Upper Kilchattan - Highfield

6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 13

Highfield has wonderful panoramic views to the Atlantic Ocean and a garden of a third of an acre to enjoy.There are 5/6 bedrooms accommodating 2 to13 people as well as a modern fitted kitchen and two living rooms.

Colonsay was recently named in the top 10 “Under-The-Radar Islands of The World” It has glorious golden beaches (Kiloran Bay has been voted 2nd Best Beach in the UK) It is also home to golden eagles, wild goats, colonies of seals and a huge range of flora and fauna. Amenities include a hotel, pub, café, bookshop and a local village shop. Many possible activities include walking, beachcombing, drinks at the pub, kayaking, fishing, golf, cycling, eating out at the hotel or café, fast boat trips and of course most importantly relaxing away from it all.

Most people reach Colonsay by a wonderful 2.5 hour ferry journey from the town of Oban on the mainland of Scotland. The dramatic sea route takes you past many islands including Mull, Seil and Jura and once on the ferry your holiday really starts as you leave the mainland behind. The island can also be reached from a second ferry port called Kennacraig and by air and fast boat from near Oban. Bear in mind that unless you are prepared to cycle everywhere it is essential to bring a car with you, as although the total road mileage is quite small there is no regular public transport available on Colonsay.

To maximise the panoramic views to the Atlantic Ocean, Highfield is an 'upside-down' house. The master bedroom with en suite bathroom, living room and large fitted kitchen are all upstairs which means the spectacular views out to sea and over the island can be enjoyed from these rooms and from two balconies attached to the living room and kitchen. Being an upside down house, one couple can comfortably rent the upstairs accommodation as a 'studio' type home (at a discount outside of the summer high season) or if there are more in the group then we can open up the additional bedrooms needed downstairs and price according to the number of guests.

Downstairs there are a further 4 bedrooms plus an additional living room which is perfect for kids to relax in and play games. In total the house has three double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, and one bedroom with a single plus a bunk bed and there is also a sofa bed in the downstairs living room. There are a total of five bathrooms plus a porch and a utility room with washing machine.

The two living rooms seat 14 people between them. 10 upstairs and 4 downstairs. There is a washing machine and an additional fridge/freezer in the utility room and the kitchen has a double oven with 6 electric rings.

The garden extends to one third of an acre and looks over the community of Kilchattan to the Atlantic where you can watch the sun set over the Ocean. The garden is mainly grassed with guests children in mind and the next door neighbours are a field of Hebridean sheep! There is plenty of room for several cars to park and further views are over the crofts and hills that make up Kilchattan.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Nick Anderson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
24 November, 2016
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Isle of Colonsay Scottish Island Holiday, Southern Hebrides, Scotland
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
5

Fantast house with amazing views of the Atlantic !

  • 5 of 5

The house was well equipped and was by far the most comfortable we have stayed in on the Island. The views from the living room are breathtaking and change with the weather. If you want luxury and comfort this is the house. Ten people dissapear in the size of the house. Cannot fault it and we will definately be back again and again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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5

Our favourite Colonsay accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We would wholeheartedly recommend this house. Superbly well maintained, spacious with a great ocean view. In the centre of the island making everywhere very accessible.

Lots of bathrooms and living space.

TIP: Ideal for a large party OR a couple as the bedroom floor can be shut off leaving master bedroom, living space, balcony and view.

We look forward to our next visit

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
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5

Peaceful, comfortable and well located

  • 5 of 5

Highfield was exactly what we were looking for - peaceful, comfortable, and well located. There were only two of us so we only used the upstairs areas, but the house is perfect for larger groups. Every evening we could watch the sunset over the sea from the living room.

In terms of mod cons, Highfield was very well equipped, with good heating, good size fridge and freezer and laundry facilities. The fact that the house was dog friendly was the most important factor for us, and the enclosed garden was a bonus. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
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5

Lovely property which met our expectations.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family gathering. It had everything we needed and it was well maintained. The open plan kitchen, dining and living area on the upper level was our favourite part of the house. It was so easy and straightforward to book the house and everything went without a hitch. We visited the hotel on the Island one evening for dinner which was lovely. They made us feel very welcome. Overall the house and our visit to Colonsey was a success.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2013
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5

Brilliant.

  • 5 of 5

Only problem we noticed was that the balcony doors are awkward to use. Other than that everything was perfect. Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
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5

Perfect base for a 70th birthday family holiday

  • 5 of 5

The previous reviews say it all - a very well presented, high quality property with lots of room for the 6 adults and 4 children in our party. It compares more than favourably with other properties we have rented on Colonsay and elsewhere, and the layout worked particularly well. So yes, the property was as described, it was very clean and well maintained, and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

We have been to Colonsay many times and can recommend it wholeheartedly. It was a delight to see our grandchildren running free and their parents relaxing!

May at the pantry cooked a mega birthday cake, and the hotel rescued us by bringing a leg of lamb from Oban for my birthday dinner when we couldn't source one on the island - kindness indeed! Archie the bicycle was his usual affable self.

Colonsay is beguiling and we love it, but I do wish that some of the islanders would tidy up their land and gardens - an island that is so dependent on tourism really needs all of its residents to care for its environment.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Colonsay Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Colonsay Hotel
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Oban
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Colonsay Golf Course
Nearest Train
70 Kilometres
Oban
Nearest Motorway
70 Kilometres
Oban
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Colonsay Hotel
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Port Mhor
Car: necessary

The Isle of Colonsay is a small island paradise off the beautiful west coast of Scotland which is virtually unknown to the majority of even the UK population. The island is not widely advertised as it has a very limited supply of holiday accommodation and during the peak periods they are often booked up a year or more in advance, particularly as so many people return time and again to enjoy the unique beauty and tranquillity on offer. Our house is new to the rental market in 2012, having previously been lived in by island residents since it was built 8 years ago.

Colonsay is 10 miles long and 2 miles wide and has many fantastic beaches. The island is also home to much wildlife including thousand of sea birds perched on dramatic cliffs, colonies of seals and a range of 500 different flora and fauna. In addition there are 120 friendly islanders and lots of sheep!

Colonsay has an equally beautiful neighbouring island called Oronsay which, as well as having yet more sandy beaches, also has the historic ruins of a 14th century priory. Oronsay can be reached by foot at low water when the tide exposes a mile of sand known as ‘The Strand’.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Upper Kilchattan, Hebrides

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
September to December 2016
28 Aug 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,400
£5,000
 
 
Xmas and New Year
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 5 nights
From
£300
£2,100
£6,000
 
 
January to June 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,400
£5,000
 
 
Summer 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
£8,000
 
 
September to December 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,400
£5,000
 
 
Xmas and New Year 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,750
for 5 nights
From
£350
£2,100
£6,000
 
 
January to June 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,400
 
 
July and August 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
September to December 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,400
 
 
Christmas and New Year 2018/19
23 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£750
for 3 nights
From
£250
£1,400
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Being an upside down house one couple can comfortably rent the upstairs accommodation as a 'studio' type home (at a discount outside of the summer season) or if there are more in the group we can open up the additional bedrooms needed downstairs and price according to the no of guests
From June to end of August the house is only bookable in multiples of 1 week and the change over day is Sunday

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Upper Kilchattan, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , (En suite master)
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • There are 5 bathrooms of which three are en suite
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , master bedroom with en suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , (Bunk bed and a single)
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , (two single beds)
  • In total the house has three double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, and one bedroom which has a single plus a bunk bed and there is also a sofa bed in the downstairs living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming

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