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A disappointed customer

We turned up at the gardens with an hour of opening time left to find the whole place closed... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
IanN482
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Scottish Borders
Peaceful and quiet

Lovely mixture of cultivated and natural gardens and woods. Wander around the inner gardens, then... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Roy S
,
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

We turned up at the gardens with an hour of opening time left to find the whole place closed. Apparently there hadn't been many visitors earlier so whoever was in charge had decided to shut up shop early and go home. Another disappointed couple arrived...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Lovely mixture of cultivated and natural gardens and woods. Wander around the inner gardens, then take a stroll through the outer gardens and woodlands. If you manage to walk around all the gardens you will feel you have no guilt about that cup of tea...More

Thank Roy S
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

When you're walking around the garden it's difficult to remember you're on a Hebridean island. Argyll's warm and damp climate makes for lush vegetation. Colonsay House Gardens cover a large site and although much of it is woodland, there are still plenty of flower gardens....More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

An excellent change of scene for Colonsay visitors. The garden is a dynamic contrast to the rest of the isle. This is our 7th visit and it gets better. The new tables in the shaded areas gives some privacy as well as some protection from...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2017

We visited Colonsay House on a fairly damp warm misty day - however it added to the atmosphere and did not retract from the visit. The tearoom was excellent - a bit like lumch in a friends large garden shed. Excellent small menu, home made...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

The woodland garden, with many different trails, is open every day but the gardens close to the house are only open to the public on some afternoons and at specific times of the year. You have to pay £2.50 to enter the latter. Some of...More

Thank aberdeenangler
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We took a long walk through the gardens, woods, and grounds of Colonsay House, using the map provided in the café, and enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere and flowing stream surrounded by many trees and ferns. We saw some roses and hydrangeas, but unfortunately for us...More

Thank Penny W
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

Visited here a few times whilst here on holiday great place to walk our two Springer Spaniels there was plenty of places for them to run and streams to swim in

Thank Patrolsk1
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Ancient trees, tropical plants, hydrangeas, kitchen gardens and a lovely stream with ferns and moss. Lovely quiet spots to sit and stare, lots of birds and butterflies.

Thank CathyGilman
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice garden with a stream flowing middle of it. There is also a vegetable garden and some roses. I especially loved a woodland garden, it is such a peaceful and lovely place to walk on! Huge trees on the main garden are wonderful!

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Response from aberdeenangler | Reviewed this property |
No. It is at least 15 minutes by car and I don't think there is any public transport on the island. However, locals are very friendly and the island is essentially crime-free so you could always try hitch-hiking.
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