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Sun deck at Cill a'Rubha

Cill a' Rubha, our purpose-built cottage at Uragaig

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This modern and fully-equipped cottage is heavily insulated and designed for sabbatical and study use as well as family holidays. Out of season, it is an ideal base for botanists, geologists and ornithologists. Cill a' Rubha is also suited to Family Historians - various resources are available on this website and can be accessed via WiFi Broadband for reference. This may be particularly helpful at the graveyard, as all inscriptions have been transcribed.

The cottage is at Uragaig and faces directly across the ancient chapel-site of Cill a' Rubha (pron: "kil-a-roo"), a sixth-century foundation by St. Maelrubh, looking towards Sgibinis and Balnahard. There are panoramic views, encompassing the whole of Kiloran Bay, the Ross of Mull, the Torran Rocks and distant Dubh Hirteach lighthouse. The magnificent wrap-around sundeck provides a choice of shade or sunbathing throughout all the hours of daylight.

View to Sgibinis, Balnahard * View towards Kiloran

Uragaig ("raised-beach harbour") is an ancient marine platform, now standing some 100 feet above sea level and backed by dramatic cliffs. It is a place of outstanding natural interest, particularly in terms of flora and ornithology. There are only a few houses on the peninsula and it is our hope that our guests will treasure the special nature of the area. The cottage is ideal for persons who seek tranquillity and natural beauty - it is remote, even by Colonsay's standards, and the tortuous single track road is not suited to constant coming and going.

No words can describe the views. A bald summary might be "a magnificent and panoramic outlook, which cannot be surpassed". In the complete absence of light pollution, the night sky is quite breathtaking.


Cill a' Rubha, February 2001
Location picture (February 2001), before completion of sundeck etc.

A satisfied guest commented that this was "the best holiday accommodation that I have ever rented".

Please note that this particular property may not be suited to young children - the design of the building and many elements of the furniture and fittings are not appropriate.

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Contact: Kevin and Christa Byrne Tel: 01951 200320

Email: byrne@colonsay.org.uk

K & C Byrne Partnership, Homefield, Isle of Colonsay, Argyll PA61 7YR

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