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Coillabus Eco- Luxury Lodges, Islay,Scotland

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Fabulous stone clad lodges with turf roofs on Islay. 5 star eco luxury accommodation for 2-4 guest
stylish interiors
whisky flavoured marigolds? This one's a Laphroaig.
1 of 23Fabulous stone clad lodges with turf roofs on Islay. 5 star eco luxury accommodation for 2-4 guest
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
7 nights minimum
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Fabulous turf-roofed guest accommodation set in an beautiful secluded spot high on the Oa peninsula on the Hebridean island of Islay, Scotland. The architect designed lodge is clad in local stone and has been carefully built by island and Argyll craftsmen. With its turf roof the building appears to flow out of the landscape in perfect harmony with its very special surroundings. The light and spacious interiors are in Scottish eco-chic style with bespoke touches sitting in harmony with iconic mid century furniture. Soft furnishings are in our own tweed designed for us by the iconic Islay Woollen Mill - suppliers of tweed to many films including Braveheart. The lodge sleeps 2-4 in two ensuite bedrooms each with a double ended bath and walk in shower. You can enjoy unpolluted night skies a...Fabulous turf-roofed guest accommodation set in an beautiful secluded spot high on the Oa peninsula on the Hebridean island of Islay, Scotland. The architect designed lodge is clad in local stone and has been carefully built by island and Argyll craftsmen. With its turf roof the building appears to flow out of the landscape in perfect harmony with its very special surroundings. The light and spacious interiors are in Scottish eco-chic style with bespoke touches sitting in harmony with iconic mid century furniture. Soft furnishings are in our own tweed designed for us by the iconic Islay Woollen Mill - suppliers of tweed to many films including Braveheart. The lodge sleeps 2-4 in two ensuite bedrooms each with a double ended bath and walk in shower. You can enjoy unpolluted night skies and amazing sunsets from your own two person out door Star Tub - fill with hot fresh spring water for a chemical free alternative tubbing experience. The lodge also has a sauna, wood burning stove and heated Caithness slab floors. Ultra comfortably Hypnos beds made up with fair trade organic bedlinen and platinum wool duvets add to the luxury experience. Spa treatments, chilled ready meals and an in-house chef service are available. Coillabus is a superb honeymoon destination and is also a stylish base for a romantic getaway or an island holiday with family or friends. Sandy beaches - you'll often have them all to yourselves- a championship golfcourse, iconic whisky distilleries and the airport and ferrry terminal are all within a ten minute drive away. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We welcome dogs to one of our lodges. Please contact us direct for our dog policy.
Bathrooms
2 Full baths
About the Owner
Hester R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2012
Interaction with guests
We are always happy to discuss your vacation plans. You will find more information about Coillabus and up to date availabity on our own online pages. You will always get the best price by booking direct with us.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After staying at Hester's other property (Coillabus Cottage) last summer, we decided to treat ourselves to a lovely half-term break in her eco-lodge. We hired a car from Glasgow and drove to the Calmac ferry port, across Islay to the lodge just before Storm Eunice!...More

Date of stay: February 2022
Thank will0405
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Reviewed 31 December 2021

The house is wonderful. The design is very well thought out and the houses are clearly well-maintained and kept immaculate by Hazel the housekeeper. The beds are really comfortable and this makes such a difference. The view from the houses takes one's breath away. Highlights...More

Date of stay: December 2021
Thank Judith K
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Vacation66704777275, VR Owner at Coillabus Eco- Luxury Lodges, Islay,Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2022

Thanks for taking time to review your stay with us. I’m delighted you enjoyed the lodge. Frazer and Ishbel’s seafood platters are great favourites with our guests - so glad that worked out for you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future....More

Reviewed 26 October 2021

We had the most wonderful week staying at the Coillabus Lodge. Islay is a spectacular island - rugged and beautiful, sparsely populated with some of the friendliest people you could meet. Hours of walks both from the lodge directly, and along the miles of unspoilt...More

Date of stay: October 2021
Thank jor933
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Vacation66704777275, VR Owner at Coillabus Eco- Luxury Lodges, Islay,Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2021

Thanks you for taking time to write such a lovely review. I’m so glad you enjoyed Coillabus and delighted that you had such a good taste of Islay hospitality from fellow islanders . Haste ye back !

Reviewed 12 June 2021

Now some 8-9 years since Hester Ross (who’s family have long owned this part of the Oa Peninsula on Islay) these lodges will not dissapoint anyone seeking comfort and luxury in a remote wilderness. Well equipped with sauna two large double bedrooms each with a...More

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank Tim M
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Reviewed 28 July 2020

A long planned for 50th birthday celebration and it was down to the wire whether the Scottish government would relax lockdown so we were both able to stay in self catering accommodation but also get the ferry. So we made it just days after and...More

Date of stay: July 2020
1  Thank NickH129
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

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...More

Date of stay: April 2018
1  Thank true_treats
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

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...More

Date of stay: January 2018
Thank Pim H
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

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...More

Date of stay: December 2017
1  Thank ababoxall
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Management response:Responded 1 January 2018

Thanks for taking time - and at such a busy time - to write such a lovely review . I’m so pleased you enjoyed your Christmas stay with us. We look forward very much to welcoming you back to Coillabus. A guid new year 2018...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

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...More

Date of stay: September 2017
1  Thank Jane C
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Management response:Responded 1 January 2018

Thanks for taking time to write such a lovely review of Coilllabus. We do think that the Calmac sail is one of the best . I’m glad your dogs enjoyed your stay too. Brave of them to take on the highland cow . We’ll be...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

I came with a partner and left with a fiancée! Romantic cannot start to describe how delightful this place is. We both loved the place and relaxed immediately we arrived after a 16 hour journey from Surrey. Everything in the lodge is designed for you...More

Date of stay: July 2017
1  Thank billkae
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Management response:Responded 24 August 2017

Congratulations! We loved having you at Coillabus and we're chuffed to bits to have such a lovely, thoughtful review. Thank you. We especially love that you love our 'wacky but wonderfully georgeous' outdoor bath- its definitely a Star Tub (and we like to think it's...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Sauna
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Set high in a world of its own on the Oa peninsula Coillabus enjoys wonderful views over heather and sea towards, Ireland, Kintyre and the rest of Islay. Yet the lodge is just a ten minute drive from the village of Port Ellen and a half hour flight from Glasgow International Airport. The island of Islay is known as the Queen of the Hebrides and is famed for its eight iconic malt whisky distilleriess, miles of sandy beaches, wildlife and bird watching, golf and watersports. The lodge has a fishing permit for trout fishing on the nearby lochs. Golden eagles are spotted regularly from the wide galleried windows of Coillabus.
Access
Car advised
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  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Coillabus Eco- Luxury Lodges, Islay,Scotland

Coillabus Eco- Luxury Lodges, Islay,Scotland is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Coillabus Eco- Luxury Lodges, Islay,Scotland has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Coillabus Eco- Luxury Lodges, Islay,Scotland has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Coillabus Eco- Luxury Lodges, Islay,Scotland must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.