Chance for an island getaway

THE only hotel on the Isle of Colonsay has come onto the market for the first time in nearly two decades.

The Colonsay Hotel, which dates back to 1750 and has been extensively refurbished in the course of its lengthy lifetime, includes nine bedrooms and suites, a bar, conservatory and dining room as well as a number of outbuildings and external staff accommodation.

Jane Howard, who has owned the business since 2005, said it presents “a fantastic opportunity to build on an already successful business”.

“The Isle of Colonsay is becoming more and more desirable as a unique tourist destination for guests looking for remote and beautiful landscapes, beaches, ancient history and stunning wildlife,” said Howard.

“The hotel offers the most comfortable and welcoming base to enjoy the island and huge potential to develop its offering.”

Brian Sheldon of Christie & Co, who is handling the sale of the hotel, said the business “enjoys excellent occupancy as well as good levels of local trade”.

“We believe this will be a very successful business for a buyer going into 2021 and beyond,” he said.

The Colonsay Hotel is on the market with a guide price of £650,000 for the freehold. There is the option to purchase or rent a two-bedroom cottage adjacent to the hotel via separate negotiation.