Amidst a stunning backdrop, this spacious Victorian first floor holiday villa sits only yards from the Loch Fyne shoreline and boasts panoramic views over Loch Fyne and the Cowal Peninsula.
Tarbert, the gateway to Kintyre, offers local shops, pubs and restaurants and local events include the Scottish Series yacht race, Tarbert Music Festival and Tarbert Fair.
The Kintyre Peninsula is renowned for its rugged beauty and beautiful beaches with The Kintyre Way.
Along 100 miles over 4-7 days you can discover hidden coves, deserted beaches, woods & forests, castles & fishing villages and an abundance of wildlife. Stretching from Tarbert in the North to Machrihanish in the South, the seven graded & way-marked sections offer a variety of walking terrain from serious hiking to gentle rambles.
It is in an ideal location to explore the local area, including the villages of Skipness with its castle and seafood shack, Carradale, Campbeltown, Machrihanish with its world-famous golf course and the Mull of Kintyre. Ferries to the islands of Islay, Gigha, Jura and Arran are easily accessed as is the ferry to Ireland from Campbeltown.
Wildlife is abundant with red squirrels, sika and roe deer, feral goats and a large variety of birdlife, including red grouse, hen harriers, buzzards and Eagles.
Machrihanish is also home to the Sea Bird and Wildlife Observatory. Seals and otters are seen regularly, and whale watching tours are available from Campbeltown in the summer months. There are also many golf courses nearby, including the links course at Machrihanish. Beach 20 yards. Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub 150 yards.
Cnocachanach Cottage, is a cosy, detached cottage located in the remote village Ardpatrick, near to Tarbert.
The cottage consists of one double bedroom with an ensuite shower, basin and WC, and can sleep two people.
The rest of the cottage is made up of an open plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove.
To the outside off the cottage is off road parking for two cars and an enclosed garden with a decking area. Located in a stunning part of Scotland, Cnocachanach Cottage is the perfect tranquil getaway all year round.
CNOCACHANACH COTTAGE, with open fire in Tarbert, Ref 958924. Holiday cottage for rent with the added security of our fraud protection. 8366589
The cottage has one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, both with built in wardrobes. The twin room has furniture which was used by the Olympic Athlete’s at the London 2012 Olympic Village, you never know which famous Gold medallist may have slept on them before!
The bathroom is between the two bedrooms and has a lovely old fashioned cast iron bath and a walk-in shower. The spacious hall way leads to the utility room which has a washing machine and there is a tumble drier up at the main house which is available for guests use. The kitchen is well equipped and includes an electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and plenty storage room. It has a lovely archway which leads through to the spacious lounge/dining room. The wood burning stove burns wood and peat which is included in the price of your stay. Satellite TV and a DVD player are available as well as a large range of books and games.
The separate B&B at Barr na Criche House is a two minute walk away. The large en suite B&B room can be set as a twin, double or an extra bed can be added for a third person. This is a delightful room which opens out onto the balcony from where you can sit and watch the world go by, with views of the West Loch and Islay ferry as it sails by several times a day. The en suite bathroom has a shower over the bath and guests are given a hearty breakfast served from a table beside the picture window with wonderful views, across from the balcony.
There is plenty of walking in the area, the fishing village of Tarbertis nine miles away and a little further are the terminals for catching day trips on the Caledonian MacBrayne ferries to the Islands of Gigha, Arran or Islay & Jura. You might just wish to relax down at the sea, a ten minute walk from the cottage, in your own Beach Hut which is well equipped for BBQ’s, bucket & spade ventures etc., The well known Kilberry Inn is four miles from the cottage, serving the most delicious gourmet meals. Pet lambs, Shetlands and Peanut the pony graze nearby. A great base for a family holiday.
Linen, towels and electricity are included in the price.
I have a lovely 3 bed (2 double, 1 single) house on the west coast of Kintyre, Scotland in a small, quiet, rural village between the towns of Tarbert and Campbeltown with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean and the Islands of Gigha, Cara and Islay from the house.
Beaches and beautiful scenic walks all around.
It is a popular place with surfers and tourists. There is a village shop and a small cafe.
You can also get the ferry from the village to the lovely Island of Gigha and a ferry a few miles down the road which takes you to Islay where you can also travel onto the Island of Jura.
We love living here but we have to move to be closer to my husband’s elderly parents.
We are looking for a 3 bed house in the South of England, with easy access to London. Would love a pretty village but would also consider some areas of London. We would be looking to move around May/June 2018, maybe before for the right property.
Looking for a council / HA house exchange. I have a lovely 3 bed (2 double, 1 single) house on the west coast of Kintyre, Scotland in a small, quiet, rural village between the towns of Tarbert and Campbeltown with stunning views of the Atlantic ocean and the Islands of Gigha, Cara and Islay from the house. Beaches and beautiful scenic walks all around. It is a popular place with surfers and tourists. There is a village shop and a small cafe. You can also get the ferry from the village to the lovely Island of Gigha and a ferry a few miles down the road which takes you to Islay where you can also travel onto the Island of Jura. We love living here but we have to move to be closer to my husband’s elderly parents. We are looking for a 3 bed house in the South of England, with easy access to London. Would love a pretty village but would also consider some areas of London. We would be looking to move around May/June 2018, maybe before for the right property.
Also at West Loch are a selection of cosy lodges set on a hill they have spectacular views over the Loch. West Loch Shores are set right beside Corranbuie, a natural woodland beside forestry land, you can follow the track all the way along to bring you back to Tarbert village.
The track is popular with other walkers, runners and dog walkers.
Although more often that not you can walk the full track without seeing another soul.
Also at West Loch you will find Kayak Majik, you can hire a canoe, try sea kayaking, even meet some of our local seal population,
A truly relaxing way to explore the lochs.
Argyll Haven also sits at the West Loch, another lodge sat in a quiet and beautiful location yet not too far from the village centre, surrounded by forest overlooking the loch. What better place to unwind!
Have you ever tried Glamping?
Well now you can, and what’s more you can bring your dogs too! Kennacraig Camping Podshave small and cosy wooden pods , allowing you to enjoy the fun of camping outside but with the comfort of a sturdy and cosy shelter with washing and cleaning facilities.
Tarbert From The Hills
In the village The Tarbert Hotel allows pets, with a friendly bar and delicious food it is another popular place to stay!
The Mews is a pet friendly guesthouse in Tarbert village
Also overlooking the beautiful Harbour is The Islay Frigate Hotel, it has a popular bar, a harbour view restaurant and a beer garden out the back, a pretty little sun trap to sit and relax in.
“Years before I had my cottage in Tarbert, I stayed at Barfad Farmlands a couple of times with dogs, the cottages were lovely, and direct access to White Shore was fab for the dogs. I met people with dogs over the summer who stay regularly, so they obviously still allow them”
Sitting right on the shores of Loch Fyne near Stonefield castle is Shore Cottage, a peaceful retreat in beautiful surroundings.
Skipness is one of my personal favourite places, you can walk there from Tarbert, see the map on the Kintyre Way Website for the specific details for the track.
Be warned you may meet livestock on some sections.
The Seafood Cabin offers freshly prepared sea food along with tea and coffee, see their website for opening times and the menu.
If you visit Skipness do visit the castle, in the Summer the tower is opened allowing you to climb up to the top for magnificent views on a clear day.
Dunmore Villa and Anchor Cottage sit right on the shore, totally wonderful if you love the sea!
Both are large, private self catering holiday lets with total privacy.
A short drive past the villa and slightly up the hill on your right is Dunmore Court, with self catering cottages in a shared courtyard.
Surrounded by ancient Oak woodland and wildlife with beautiful views from the hills.
Back over on the right hand side, with views over the loch, a few miles from Dumore Court is Barr Na Criche offering self catering or bed and breakfast holiday accommodation. It is a perfect get away from it all! Relax on the shores of the loch, walk miles through forest or countryside track or drive into one of the little villages for fine foods and excellent hospitality!
Standing Stones Loch Stornoway, Knapdale
Port Bàn Holiday Park is further along the road, it is set in a beautiful location and you are able to rent or buy a static caravan here.
You can also camp there with pitches for tents and hook ups for tourers and caravans.
Totally pet friendly, the whole site has poop bags and bins, making cleaning up easy, please keep all dogs on the lead on site.
Still within roughly a 30 minute drive from Tarbert Harbour is the beautiful Ellary Estate the cottages and chalets are situated on the Loch Caolisport side of Ellary Estate. The cottages all stand in their own grounds, offering privacy and seclusion and are equipped with everything that you are likely to require on your holiday.
Just across the loch from Tarbert Harbour is the Portavadie Mariner with a superb spa and leisure centre.
The cottages and studio apartments are dog-friendly so you can bring your dog too!
The ferry trip takes less than half an hour, so it’s easy to pop over and back again.
Take a look at all the facilities on offer at Portavadie there is so much to see and do you will be wanting another holiday after your holiday! Set in beautiful surroundings with luxury accommodation.
Going further afield but still within easy travelling distance Mellow Melfort accepts all pets.
They have accommodation to suit a wide range of needs.
If you have holiday accommodation and allow pets in or near Tarbert please contact me and I will add your details.
If you are booking a holiday with your pets, please make sure you inform the owner you intend to bring pets, be sure you are happy and agree with any terms and conditions they may have prior to booking.
Please clean up after your pets and keep them under control around wildlife and livestock.
It’s that time of the year again! It seems to come around faster and faster!
Christmas starts in Tarbert with the Christmas Fair on the 4th December.
Come visit the stalls in Templars Hall and local shops for some late night shopping
Join in the Community Carol singing as the Christmas Tree lights are switched on by the Seafood Queen.
You can follow the Tarbert Christmas Fair on Facebook for the latest details and updates.
You will find some of Springbank’s finest tipples for your entertainment.
Excellent, interesting and educational evening trying some of the finest Whisky in Scotland if not the world and also Donald’s fabulous cocktails using some of the other spirits produced by the distillery. The evening is being hosted by the Stag Hotel Lochgilphead and begins at 7.30pm. Every last penny of the £15.00 entry goes to Marie Curie with both Springbank and The Stag Hotel offering their assistance free of charge for the evening.
If you are holding an event over Christmas in or near Tarbert and I have not included your detaisl please contact me and I will add them to the website and Tarbert Public Calendar.
There are many fantastic Places To Stay In Tarbert.
Below is a list of hotels in and around Tarbert.
The links take you directly to their sites.
If your hotel isn’t listed or you know of one I haven’t listed please let me know and I will update this page.
The Islay Frigate is also in the middle of Tarbert with views over the harbour and a beer garden out the back.
Stonefield Castle Hotel is a beautiful Scottish castle built in 1837 overlooking Loch Fyne it is a beautiful retreat set in stunning grounds.
The Tarbert Hotel is easy to find in the middle of Tarbert overlooking the loch, stunning views and with everything on your doorstep, it’s ideal for a holiday or a short break whild exploring the islands.
West Loch Hotel sits on the shores of West Loch, is a pet friendly hotel, ideal for hikers and their four legged friends, with breathtaking views of the loch and the hills, it is just a short walk from the centre of Tarbert.