The Colonsay Hotel: The only pub on Scotland's official 'sunshine isle' offers rare lifestyle opportunity

A rare chance has arisen to move to one of the most scenic island locations in Scotland.

Scalasaig is a picturesque seaside village on the east coast of the Isle of Colonsay, in the Inner Hebrides.

The island boasts about some of the highest sunshine hours and best white sandy beaches anywhere in Scotland as well as amenities including a general store, bakery, cafe, book shop, brewery and oyster farm.

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There is also a resident doctor, regular church services and a well-run primary school.

Islanders also enjoy a number of activities including walking, cycling, golf, fishing, surfing and sailing.

The island is accessible via the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry which sails from Oban every day from March to October, and four times a week in the winter.

Now the Colonsay Hotel, the island’s only pub - and the social and cultural heart of Scalasaig - is up for sale.

The building, which dates back to 1750, has 9 guest bedrooms, a whitewashed facade and neatly kept gardens.

The Colonsay Hotel, the island’s only pub - and the social and cultural heart of Scalasaig - is up for sale.
The Colonsay Hotel, the island’s only pub - and the social and cultural heart of Scalasaig - is up for sale.

And the hotel, which underwent an extensive refurbishment in 2005, is on offer for the price of a flat in Edinburgh’s New Town.

Marketed by Christie & Co, the Colonsay is on sale for £650,000.

The current owners state that the hotel enjoys good levels of local trade, and that turnover in the year ending March 2020 was over £450,000.

The business could present a perfect opportunity for someone looking for a life outside the big city, offering a high quality service for a close-knit community of islanders, as well as the many tourists that visit.

The island boasts the highest sunshine hours and the best white sandy beaches of anywhere in Scotland

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The building, which dates back to 1750, boasts 9 guest bedrooms, a whitewashed facade and neatly kept gardens.
The hotel, which underwent an extensive refurbishment in 2005, is on offer for the price of a flat in Edinburgh’s New Town.
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