Phoebe is a stylish chalet-type lodge accommodating 1,2 or 3 people, with access up 11 outdoor steps. It is situated 600m from the CalMac ferry pier and close to the hotel, which is open to non-residents for drinks and meals. All the amenities of Scalasaig, Colonsay's main village, including the island store, post office, café/restaurant, bookshop, microbrewery, craft shops, surgery, church and village hall with service point are within walking distance. There is no need to bring a car and Phoebe Lodge makes an ideal base for walking and cycling to explore this peaceful island with near-deserted pristine beaches and wonderful wildlife. Bag a few 'MacPhies' (Colonsay's 22 'Munros' over 300ft), visit the small heritage centre and the sub-tropical gardens and tearoom at Colonsay House, maybe enjoy loch fishing or a round of golf, explore the many archaeological sites - or add a few stones to the communal whale sculpture. A visit to Colonsay's neighbouring island of Oronsay makes a fascinating day, with the crossing over the sands possible at low tide to enjoy the nature reserve and well-preserved mediaeval priory. Throughout the year festivals and other social events are held on Colonsay to get everyone together.
The lodge comprises a bright and comfortable ground floor lounge with free WiFi, flatscreen TV and CD/DVD player with an integrated kitchen area equipped with electric hob and oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster and a good selection of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils. The bathroom (ground floor) has a full-size bath and efficient electric shower. Hot water for the bath and kitchen sink is provided by an immersion heater, sited in a useful airing cupboard. Upstairs is one spacious bedroom with double and single bed and plentiful storage available in a wardrobe, chest of drawers and three bedside tables. All bedlinen and towels (except beach towels) are provided, as well as a hairdryer, iron and ironing board. Beds are made up prior to your arrival.
There is solid wood flooring throughout the ground floor and highest quality berber carpeting elsewhere. The lodge is heavily insulated and double-glazed throughout and heating is provided by convection radiation. Electricity is supplied via a digital meter and charged on departure at cost price per unit. A nearby utility room for communal use free of charge is equipped with washing machine, tumble drier and deep freeze. Although the lodge has no verandah, there is a tiny suntrap with table and chairs on the south-east side.