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Coillabus Cottage, The Oa, Port Ellen, islay

Coillabus Cottage
Very good
6 reviews
Coillabus Cottage
Coillabus Cottage
Coillabus Cottage
Recycled wellies
Living Room
Living room
Well-stocked book cases
master bedroom
a quiet corner in the master bedroom
master bedroom
twin room
twin room
hideaway with a good book in the garden room
cuppa tea!
viewover to Kintyre
Coillabus Cottage
The Oa
Fabulous flora
Sandy beach The Singing Sands just 10 minutes away from the cottage
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
The Oa, Islay, The Hebrides, Scotland
Coillabus Cottage is a well equipped and comfortable traditional West Highland cottage set in the heart of a working hill farm.
The cottage sleeps up to six guests in 3 bedrooms. Guests can relax in the comfortable living room in front of the open fire. Well-stocked bookcases, a vintage vinyl collection and a rainy day drawer for children add to the interest of a stay at Coillabus. Guests can enjoy putting their culinary skills to the test in the well-equipped kitchen diner. Coillabus has plenty corners to hide away with a good book from the well-stocked bookcase. A Jacques croquet set is available for some terrifying games of Coillabus Croquet over challenging terrain!
Dine al fresco on the pebble terrace with long views over Kintyre and Ireland in summer - or enjoy the full canopy of stars in crisp clear winter skies.
About the Owner, Hester R
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 80 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 4 days ago
Listed since : Sep 2012
Overall rating: 4.6 / 5.0
Based on 34 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #FKN3463608
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Very good - based on 6 reviews
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Billie H
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017
person found this review helpful

We had a great visit to Islay; we enjoyed the countryside and beaches, and the whiskey tasting. The highlight for us was returning each evening to this cottage. It was warm and really comfortable. Lots of hot water, well equipped, clean and warm. We loved lighting a fire and reflecting on the day. You need a car as it is...

Management response:

Thanks for taking time to write such a thoughtful and appreciative review. I hope you'll come back and stay another time - and perhaps you could bring some New Zealand sunshine with you! It was a pleasure to have you stay in the cottage.


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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Great comfortable cottage, with spectacular views extremely well equipped. A car would be recommended as it is a more remote location but that adds to the peace and tranquility. Amazing views over to Mull of Kintyre, with awesome sunrises. Very easy to get anywhere on the island and very comfortable homely accommodation to come home to. Highly recommend this property.

Management response:

Thanks so much for taking time to write this lovely review . I'm glad you found the cottage comfortable and well-equipped. Yes the autumn sunrises really are something else.


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Angus H
San Carlos, California
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Our experience with this rental was the worst I have had in 25 years of self-catering properties in Scotland and England. So bad that we upped and left after one night. The proprietor was in absentia, off in Italy and failed to inform us that 10 days prior one of the two Cal-Mac ferries had crashed into the pier, and...

Management response:

The ferry situation this August has been frustrating for islanders and visitors alike. However, as we state on our website- and as Calmac state on theirs- it is advisable to book your car on the ferry. While I understand his frustration I do feel that this guest’s determination not to break his lifetime habit of never booking a ferry was...


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    2 Full baths
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1 Nov 2018 -
30 Nov 2018
4 nights
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The cottage is set in a peaceful and secluded spot on a working hill farm just a 10 minute drive (4 miles) from the village of Port Ellen, the airport, , Machrie Golf course and the iconic east coast distilleries.
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