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Colonsay Holiday Accommodation

Accommodation on Colonsay

Colonsay offers plenty of places to stay, including more than 40 self-catering holiday cottages, a charming small award winning hotel and a backpackers’ lodge.

The hotel and most of the holiday cottages have stunning sea views.  Many have open fires or wood burning stoves. All our Colonsay holiday accommodation provides a comfortable base from which to explore the Island and it's neighbour Oronsay.


The fabulous Colonsay hotel has 9 bedrooms, a restaurant with views over the sea towards Jura, a bar serving locally brewed beer and Colonsay gin and lots of comfy sofas and open fires.

The Colonsay hotel​

Self Catering

The self catering properties are located all over Colonsay.  There is something to suit everyone in terms of size and budget from large comfortable farmhouses sleeping up to 14 to traditional wee crofters' cottages sleeping 4.  There are also a number of apartments in a wing of Colonsay House that sleep from 2 to 6 people. We have a huge range of self catering accommodation on Colonsay,  start your holiday here.

All self catering

Back Packers Lodge

The charming Keepers Lodge provides comfortable budget self catering accommodation in twin and triple rooms.  Located in the middle of the island with views over Loch Fada, it is a great base to explore the whole island.

Back Packers Lodge

Wild Camping

We encourage wild camping that respects the wild camping code: in small tents, tucked away from public view, avoiding all fields with crops & livestock, and for no longer than 3 days in any one site. Most importantly, you should leave no trace; food should be cooked on stoves, any human waste must be properly buried, all litter must be removed.

By definition, wild camping is not supported by any motor vehicle.  Please note that overnight parking is not permitted in Colonsay without specific prior permission; this applies to the public road and to private land.

Colonsay is firmly committed to wildlife conservation & boasts a number of widespread agri-environmental agreements, including the ‘shutting off’ of certain areas of grassland for breeding corncrake. We would ask you to please respect this work and find somewhere secluded to camp on the hill ground, thus avoiding all fields. For further guidance please visit

Campervans and Motorhomes

Although wild camping is welcome, Colonsay Community Council does not permit campervans on Colonsay unless you have booked accommodation in advance.  The roads are small and single track and, as above, there is no overnight parking permitted anywhere on public or private land.  Large motorhomes are completely unsuited to the inadequate roads and are therefore inappropriate, even in conjunction with booked accommodation.