Most people travel to the island by ferry from Oban but in the summer you can also ‘island hop’ from the neighbouring island of Tiree or further afield from Barra. There is a sailing from Oban every day in the summer and frequently throughout the winter months. For more information on the ferry timetables, please check the Caledonian MacBrayne website: https://www.calmac.co.uk/. The ferry arrives into the village of Arinagour which is approximately 6 miles from our Storm Pod. During the summer months, early bookings for cars are strongly advised.
You can also fly to Coll from Connel, just outside Oban. To check the flight timetables and to make a booking, please refer to the Hebridean Air Services website: http://www.hebrideanair.co.uk/flights/Air_Charter.html. The plane lands at the airport which is in the west end of the island, approximately 12 miles from our Storm-Pod.
We are located approximately 6 miles from the village of Arinagour and the ferry terminal. From the ferry, follow the road through the village until you get to the fork at the old Free Church. Take the road to the right up the hill and follow this until you get to a T-junction where you should bear right. Follow the road for another 3miles. You will pass over two cattle grids. Once you have crossed the second cattle grid, you will drive along a straight bit of road and you will then see our farm on the right hand side.
We advise all visitors to bring their own car or bicycles if possible as this will allow you to make the most of your stay on the island. However, if this is not feasible, we would be happy to collect you from the ferry or airport and drop you back at the end of your stay for a small additional charge. Please note that there is no public transport on the island.
No – we provide all linen and towels. We don’t provide ‘beach’ towels so if you plan on spending a lot of time on our beautiful beaches, it might be a good idea to pack a few extra.
No – we provide all crockery (plates, bowls, glasses, mugs) and cutlery. We also provide a basic set of cooking utensils.
Yes – we have two food shops on the island, both located in Arinagour. Island Stores is opposite the fuel station and provides all your daily essentials. T.E.S.Co is next to the Island Cafe and sells a selection of organic and special dietary requirement items.
There isn’t a bank on Coll but there are facilities for withdrawing cash at the Post Office.
Yes! We are very fortunate to have both a restaurant and cafe on the island that both serve delicious home cooked meals. The Gannet is found at the Coll Hotel and serves a seasonal menu, using local produce where possible. The local seafood is a must! Pub meals are also available. The Island Cafe serves hearty portions and has something for everyone on the menu.
Yes! We love animals and are happy for your dog to join you on your holiday for an additional charge of £10. All we ask is that you don’t allow your dog on the beds or sofas and keep it on a lead at all times when around the farm. We’re sure they’ll love running free on the miles and miles of beaches!
Our Pod doesn’t have access to wifi, allowing you to totally disconnect from the outside world! However, if you’re really missing your social media fix or need to check you emails, wifi is available at the community centre and hotel in the village. Some mobile networks will also be able to pick up 4G signal at various points across the island.