Hotels In Tarbert

Rhu Wood

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.

Anchor Barge Hotel And Seabed Resturant is in the middle of Tarbert overlooking the harbour.
As well as their luxury hotel they now offer wonderful rooms aboard their Barge On The Loch!

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.

A beautiful village

If you have a hotel in or near Tarbert and I have not listed it, please contact me with the details and I will add it to this page.

Bed And Breakfast Accommodation

30 Nov 2012

After a busy day exploring, there is nothing better than falling into a big comfy bed to prepare for the adventures of the days ahead.

Here in Tarbert there are many B&B’s for you to choose from, however during busy seasons you should book in advance as spaces fill quickly.

Below is a list of B&B’s in and around Tarbert, as always, if I have missed one out or you find an incorrect link, please let me know.

Ardglass B&B In an Elevated position with views over the harbour.

Bàrr na Criche House A quiet, secluded location surrounded by woodland and with views over the loch.


Bluebell Cottage 5 miles from Tarbert, just off the A83 after Kennacraig, ideal position for ferry hopping breaks.

The Cuillins is a pet friendly B&B with parking spaces and room for bicycles, ideal for stopping off while touring.

Dunivaig is a  Scottish Baronial style home with stunning views overlooking Loch Fyne.

Dunultach offers Self Catering or B & B

The Kilberry Inn, a restaurant with accommodation makes a wonderful base for exploring Argyll as well as the islands of Islay, Jura and Gigha

Knapp Guest House is right in the heart of the village.

The Moorings is a traditional stone-built fisherman’s cottage in the heart of the fishing village.

The Old Smithy is a former Blacksmiths workshop.

Southcliffe Bed & Breakfast is within walking distance of all local amenities in the village.

Springside is a traditional Scottish cottage overlooking the harbour.

Starfish Rooms is in the centre of the village above the amazing seafood restaurant and gallery.

Struan House is a traditional harbour side dwelling.

A Beautiful Fishing Village

Self Catering Breaks

The Perfect Break

There are plenty of options when it comes to enjoying a break in Tarbert, this section covers self catering holiday ideas.
Please note, this is just a guide, you will need to book direct, just click the underlined text to go to their websites.
If you have self catering accommodation available in or around Tarbert, please contact me and I will add your details to this page.
If any of the details are out of date, let me know and I will amend them.

Afton A classic Highland House with Castle Views

Anchor Cottage or Dunmore Villa at Dunmore estates both sit on the shores of West Loch

Lodges and/or cottages available through West Loch Shores

The huge, luxurious Balinakill Country House

Barfad Farmlands Holiday Cottages, a woodland retreat.

Barr na Criche Cottage A peaceful retreat with stunning loch views.

A Stunning 8 Bedroom Georgian Home Carse House.

Carradale Bay is a caravan park with spectacular countryside and sea views

Claonaig Lodge with an enclosed garden in a peaceful location, you really can get away from it all.

Cnocachanach Cottage with stunning views of Kintyre and a private sandy beach.

Cornwall House North has superb views over Tarbert & the harbour.

With sandy beaches in a tranquil location is Corrarie Cottage.

Coalfin House can easily accommodate up to 11 people, housed on a hill looking over to Arran

A lovely Log Cabin at Muasdale.

Dunolla looking over the harbour.

Choose Self Catering or B&B at Dunultach

Killean Estate, Tayinloan has a selection of properties available.

Kilbrannan Cottage Just feet from the beach with stunning views of Arran

Knap House South is in the centre of the village so everything is right on your doorstep.

Kilberry Castle Cottage is set in a beautiful secluded woodland.

Muasdale Holiday Park Touring / Camping Park + Self Catering Holiday Apartments

With views over Tarbert Petersville also has a large private garden.

Point Sands Holiday Park has holiday caravans available to hire or own.

Quay House overlooks the harbour, a cosy retreat.

Red Lodge Cottage is in the heart of the village.

Shore Holiday Cottage is on the shores of Loch Fyne.

Shorehills is a large luxury house in Carradale

Stonefield Farm Holidays offers self catering wigwams for glampers.

If you enjoy wild camping you are spoilt for choice, just please remember to leave your site as tidy as you found it.

Enjoy your stay!

So peaceful

Scottish Outdoor Access Code provides detailed guidance on these responsibilities.  The Code provides a practical guide to help everyone make informed decisions about what best to do in everyday situations, and provides the starting point for short promotional codes and more detailed advice about land and inland water.

Principles – the Code is based on three key principles:
• Respect the interests of other people.
Acting with courtesy, consideration and awareness is very important.  If you are exercising access rights, make sure that you respect the privacy, safety and livelihoods of those living or working in the outdoors, and the needs of other people enjoying the outdoors.  If you are a land manager, respect people’s use of the outdoors and their need for a safe and enjoyable visit.
• Care for the environment.
If you are exercising access rights, look after the places you visit and enjoy, and leave the land as you find it. If you are a land manager, help maintain the natural and cultural features which make the outdoors attractive to visit and enjoy.
• Take responsibility for your own actions.
If you are exercising access rights, remember that the outdoors cannot be made risk-free and act with care at all times for your own safety and that of others. If you are a land manager, act with care at all times for people’s safety.

Where The Wild Things Are

Wildlife, it’s everywhere and it is my
very favourite thing about living in such a
beautiful place, we are lucky enough to share it with a wide range of
wildlife.
First things, first, be prepared, as
glorious as it is, there are things that would quite happily eat you.
If you are spending time in an area
with heather, bracken and long grasses, especially if the area is
visited by Deer or Sheep (almost certainly here), chances are you and
your dogs will be at risk from ticks.
Wear protective clothing, long boots or
gaiters and do check yourself over after spending any amount of time
out there.
Ticks can be dangerous, they can carry
Lyme’s disease, but the risk is minimised by
removing the tick cleanly and as soon as possible.
I spend so much
time outside with my dogs it has become a part of the daily routine
to check them all over and quickly remove the little beastie!
They are reddish, brown or grey
and can be various sizes, I’ve found tiny ones, smaller than a pin
head, and even worse, I’ve found large ones like big grey peas on my
poor dogs!
The very best, quickest, cleanest and
easiest way to remove them from people and pets is with these O’Tom Tick Twister

 

Always keep some in your rucksack!
If you become unwell within around 30
days after finding a tick on you, you must let your doctor know, the
sooner you are treated for Lymes disease the better chance you have
of being successfully treated.
As gross as they are, generally their
bite doesn’t hurt, nor does it hurt to remove them, but do ensure you
keep an eye on the bite area on you or your pet to help prevent the risk
of infection.
The midges, the midges,
I’m no gonnae kid ye’s,
the midges is really the limit.
Wi teeth like piranhas, they drive ye
bananas,
If ye let them get under yer simmit!
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Midges bites hurt! You can feel them,
it amazes me how they are so tiny, with such delicately patterned
wings they look so harmless but can be so annoying, their mouths feel like a mini circular saw!!
Don’t let them ruin your trip!

One of my dogs collecting critters!
I know we are going to have beautiful
weather if I open the door to let the dogs out in the morning and
there are a swarm of midges waiting to eat me.
Get to know them so they don’t ruin
your visit.
There are untold products out there to
protect you from insect bites, however the best we have found is Avon
Skin So Soft dry oil spray.
If you don’t have any, you might be
lucky and Karlina might have her usual reserves in stock.
If it’s windy, or raining, chances are
you wont be bothered by these little beasts, they tend to hang around
dawn and dusk in sheltered places.

I have heard (but not yet tried) a
yeast trap, apparently if you put some yeast and warm water in a jar
the midges are attracted to the carbon dioxide and will drown in the
jar.
You can keep track of the Local Midge Forecast Here!
Midges are also a food source for many
other beauties, so while they may be a minor irritation for us they are well worth tolerating for the sake of the bats, birds and other animals that need them in their daily diet