Gin Lover's Retreat

Colonsay House From Outside

The Experience

The ultimate R & R weekend for gin lovers begins with a ferry journey from Oban; a time to pack away all the stresses and strains of mainland life, a chance to unwind, and an unmissable opportunity to marvel at the magnificent beauty of the surrounding Scottish scenery.

Gin Lover’s Retreat

On Arrival

On arrival at Colonsay, you’ll be ready to immerse yourself in the remote Hebridean beauty of our island; untouched beaches, stunning scenery, rare wildlife, rocky shorelines and rugged cliffs. Intimate and unspoilt – nature at its finest. Then of course, there’s the gin. We have a collection of over 200 gins from around the world for you to choose from and, over the course of the weekend, we aim to help you try something new, revisit an old favourite or maybe even find a new one.

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Gin Lover’s Retreat

What’s included

• Full board for 4 people for Friday to Sunday.
• Breakfast and a buffet or picnic style lunch on Saturday & Sunday, and dinner on Friday and Saturday. An early evening supper will be served on Sunday night prior to ferry departure.
• Two gin cocktail pre-dinner drinks per person on Friday night
• A pre-dinner, five gin tasting per person on Saturday night
• Any transport required – we would prefer if guests left their cars on the mainland so that they, not only save on the cost, but also help maintain the tranquillity of the island by not adding to the number of cars. We will pick you up at the ferry and transport you anywhere you want to go on the island.
• Ferry costs not included.

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After doing the hard yards and tasting over 40 gins at Junipalooza, I can announce that my favourite of the day was the fabulous Colonsay Gin from Wild Thyme Spirits.

The Gin Devil – June 2017

Gin Lover’s Retreat

The Accommodation

We have two double rooms each with its own shower room. We are able to cater for four singles, but please contact us for details. There is a guest sitting room and dining room where there are facilities for tea and coffee, as well as music, TV, reading, jigsaws and board games.

To ensure we can offer our guests the freshest ingredients and to avoid any allergy issues, we ask them to select a set dinner menu, one for Friday and one for Saturday. We have a selection of house wine for guests to choose from.

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Gin Lover’s Retreat

Suggested Intinerary

In between sleeping, eating and gin tasting, there are a multitude of things to do, in both good weather and bad, far too many to do in one visit, so we have a suggested itinerary, but it’s very flexible, and we’ll do our best to accommodate our guests suggestions and preferences.


19:00 Arrive, settle in, freshen up, ready for pre-dinner cocktails.
20:30 Dinner served
22:00 Gin collection available for selection


09:00 Breakfast served
10:30 Island walk taking picnic lunch
16:00 Afternoon tea served
17:00 Gin tasting
20:00 Dinner served
21:30 Gin collection available for selection

10:00 Breakfast served
11:30 Island walk taking picnic lunch
17:00 Early evening supper served
18:15 Depart for ferry
19:00 Ferry Departs

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