Coillabus Eco Luxury Lodges
Isle of Islay, Inner Hebrides, Scotland
- Spacious turf-roofed curved eco lodges with dry stone exterior walls using the traditional skills of Argyll craftsmen.
- Stepping out of the walk-in Hans Grohe raindance shower onto heated Caithness slab stone floors.
- Soft cotton waffle robes, thick fluffy organic towels and luxury ecological toiletries toiletries.
- A star tub for 2, fill your own double ended bateaux bath with fresh spring water for chemical free alfresco bathing under Hebridean night skies.
- Relaxing massages and bespoke holistic treatments can be booked during your stay
- In house chef service on request.
- Oak floored bedrooms with uber comfy Hypnos beds, Islay tweed fabrics and contemporary artwork by Roseanne Barr.
Good To Know
- Complimentary Wifi available for guests use.
- Baby chair and cot available for guests use.
- Private on site parking.
- Bikes can be hired locally on request.
- The local shop is approx 6.5km from the property.
- Special ‘Dine in the Lodge' eating experience with your own in-house chef service offering a ‘Taste of Islay Gourmet Menu', booking in advance essential.
- Chilled, gourmet pub style meals from the Bridgend Hotel can be ordered and delivered on your day of arrival. An effortless option for a cook's night off. Vegan and special diets catered for.
- Fresh Seafood Platters, the locally caught daily catch often includes, lobster, crab, langoustines, spider crab or whatever else is in season at time of ordering.
- Swanky celebration cakes can be pre-ordered in advance of arrival from a local cake maker.
- Dine out at the nearby Machrie Hotel, Ardbeg Distillery cafeor Islay Hotel.
- Coillabus simple breakfast hamper basket for your first morning.
- Visit the local Islay Community Garden en route for freshly grown vegetables and herbs.
- Local ales can be bought from the Islay Ales micro Brewery, local whisky marmalade from Ma Macinnon and there's Jean's fresh fish kiosk for shellfish and fresh landings daily.
- Floor to ceiling high windows take you ever closer to nature and the changing landscape looking out over the RSPB Oa Reserve. Look out for resident golden eagles and chough.
- Relaxing massages and bespoke holistic treatments can be booked during your stay.
- Islay is home to many distilleries Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Cad Ila, Bruichladdich, Ardbeg, Bunnahabhain, Bowmore, Kilchoman. Take a distillery tour and sample the wares at one of Islay's iconic malt distilleries.
- Book the in-house chef service for a special dine in experience.
- A'Mhoine Bheag looks over Glenastle Lochs and the Atlantic towards Orsay and the Rhinns of Islay Lighthouse.
- Take a cliff walk or head to The Big Strand : an isolated 7-mile golden beach. The dog friendly An Cnocan Dubh lodge looks across moorland and sea to Kintyre and Ireland.
- Visit the ancient Celtic cross at Kildalton which gives a hint of the Island's rich spiritual heritage.
- Visit Islay Woollen Mill, the only slubbing mill left in the world.
- Take in a round of golf course, go birdwatching, walking, fishing, surfing, wild swimming or book a private guided tour of the Island.
Two romantic turf roofed hebridean hideaways on the magical Isle of Islay, relax in your own sauna or head for a starlit soak in your own private alfresco bathtub.
These five star, turf-roofed hebridean honeymoon hideaways are a perfectly romantic and secluded island escape in the beautiful Islay wilderness. (Sleeps 2-4 guests). Wide, ceiling-high galleried windows offer panoptical sweeping views of the moorland and coast with ever-changing light, where you instantly feel at one with the raw elements and wild beauty of Islay. Relax over breakfast as you plan your day while catching a glimpse of golden eagle swooping in the sky, chough and red deer roaming the hillside.
Two gorgeous en-suite bedrooms with oak flooring, uber comfy Hypnos beds, light as air sheeps' wool duvets, goose down pillows and fairly traded organic bedlinen. The second bedroom can be configured as a superking or twin with en suites which have relaxing neutral desert dune ceramic tiles with double height ceiling, walk-in curved Hans Grohe raindance shower and double-ended bath tub complete with luxury toiletries and robes for your use. Coillabus has its own tweed, commissioned from the nearby Islay woven in the iconic Islay style.
On winter nights there's a wood-burning stove to curl up beside and board games for some homespun entertainment after a day out on the island. High specification throughout this top-of-the range galley kitchen comes complete with energy-saving appliances and an American-style fridge/freezer, stainless steel Range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and all the utensils you could possibly need. Attention to detail at every turn; Errol furniture, Hans Groh fixtures and toasty Air source under-floor heated Caithness stone floors are joy to pad across.
You just won't want to leave your turf-roofed hideaway. For the quickest relax step into in your own Finnolme sauna, take a raindance shower or soak in your own outdoor bateau bath "Star Tub" after a long day's walking, fishing or round of golf. Immerse yourself in relaxation with some in house holistic treatments or massage at Coillabus, from the well qualified visiting therapist.
Located on the island of Islay - Scotland's whisky isle - Coillabus is just a ten minute drive from the village (and ferry port) of Port Ellen where you'll find the nearest pub and restaurant. It's only ten minutes to Islay airport, Machrie Hotel and Golf course, sandy beaches and 12 minutes from Laphroaig Distillery or there's Lagavulin and Ardbeg only a mile or so further along the road.
You're spoiled for choice with the array of local dining out options and great places to take in a spot of supper. If you don't want to leave Coillabus you can enjoy a freshly prepared Taste of Islay Gourmet Menu cooked, served and cleared away by an award winning chef - or order in a selection of chilled or frozen home cooked meals from the Taste of Bridgend menu. Freshly caught and cooked seafood platters can also be delivered to your door on request.
Islay is known affectionately as the Queen of the Hebrides - A world class destination with miles of sandy beaches, idyllic coastal villages and iconic malt whisky all waiting to be explored. Home to a rich and varied birdlife, sealife and its beautiful flora and fauna. The Lords of the Isles chose Finlaggan as their ancient seat and the intact Celtic cross at Kildalton gives a hint of a rich spiritual heritage.
Visit award winning restaurants, try new watersports, play on a championship golf course at Machrie, go pony trekking, take a sea-safari or wildlife tour, try fishing (both have permits for the Lochs on the Oa), or browse local craft shops. Islay is a place to recharge the soul and reconnect. A magical island with unmatched beaches just waiting to be explored from your hebridean hideaway at Coillabus. Two identical stunning lodges to choose from Coillabus A' Mhoine Bheag and Coillabus An Cnocan Dubh.
From £1100 low season and high season May to October from £ 1700 for two guests and £2000 based on 4 guests.
Weekly rentals at A M'hoine Bheag and An Cnocan Dubh offer flexible start dates which run from May to September and three night minimum short breaks are available October to April. Coillabus welcomes dogs to its An Cnocan Dubh lodge.
Getting Here :
Coillabus is situated on the Oa peninsula, the most southerly point of the Isle of Islay in the Inner Hebrides off the southwest coast of Scotland. It is a 10-minute drive from the ferry port at Port Ellen and approximately 50 minutes from Port Askaig. If you're coming by car ferry, make sure you book your crossing well in advance in high season - approx 2.5 hour drive from Glasgow to the embarkation ferry port, Kennacraig. Logan air fly twice daily from Glasgow and direct flights from Edinburgh are availablefrom March 2019.
Guests Comments :
"Relaxed and Beautiful - Excellent accommodation. We stayed 5 nights in the West facing lodge and experienced wonderful sunsets over Glenastle Lochs and the Atlantic. Superb facilities, including a sauna, air source heat pump, and everything you could wish for. Ideally located, but then Islay is not a large island to travel. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to get away from it all."
"Isolated indulgence -Coillabus may take a while to get to, but the reward is big if you want to get away from it all without compromising on comfort: my wife, daughter (1) and I stayed for four nights and very much enjoyed the isolation, weather watching, comfortable beds, panaromas (also from within the sauna) and area (which offers plenty hiking opportunities and other things to do, including the golden mile of peat starting at Laphroig). We also enjoyed the chilled meals from Taste of Bridgend, which are great value and an easy way to have a tasty dinner on your first night."
"Wonderful Christmas break - Stayed for eight nights over Christmas. The lodge is in a great and very quiet position on the Oa Peninsula. The accommodation is fitted out to a very high standard and the bedrooms are extremely comfortable. During the stay we got to see lots of wildlife (including the eagles) and experience the wonderful Islay scenery. We were so relaxed by the end of the stay that we didn't want to leave - hopefully we will get the opportunity to return in the not too distant future."
"Wonderful - This was our first visit to Islay & it is was a wonderful trip including the delightful Cal Mac ferry which is a super way to get to the island & such good value. Coillabus is superb so peaceful & tranquil & everything you could possibly need. Our two dogs enjoyed the fenced in garden & we enjoyed amazing walks on beaches which were deserted."