Ross Cottage Dunmore

A luxury 4 Star two bedroom ensuite cottage

If you are looking for a beautiful coastal retreat to unwind Ross Cottage is perfect!

Ross Cottage is a luxury 4 Star traditional stone cottage all on one level, which has recently been renovated to a very high standard.

Visit Scotland has awarded Ross Cottage 4 stars.

The Cottage comprises two en suite bedrooms on ground floor with underfloor heating in the en suite’s.

The Blue Bedroom has a walk-in shower and large bath. The white bedroom has a walk-in shower en suite.

Both bedrooms have king size beds.

The kitchen and dining room are fully equipped to the highest standard. A 60″ curved screen TV is in the living room with views out through the trees to the West Loch.

No light pollution in this area give wonderful clear skies, perfect for astronomers and Aurora hunters!

A luxury 4 Star two bedroom ensuite cottage, furnished to a very high standard.. Holiday cottage for rent from £107/PN

Source: Ross Cottage – luxury 4 Star: A luxury 4 Star two bedroom ensuite cottage, furnished … – 8262893

Turn the sound down and enjoy this short flight over Dunmore Estate to see a better view of the location of Ross Cottage

For further information, to speak to the manager or to book please visit Ross Cottage by clicking here!

 

The Mews Guesthouse – Tarbert Online

The Mews is a beautiful guest house owned by a retired restaurateur,  who has lived in Tarbert for the past 15 years. The owners love meeting people but also appreciate their need of privacy. Always willing to help people get to know our beautiful country. To view further details and to make a booking please … Continue reading The Mews Guesthouse

Source: The Mews Guesthouse – Tarbert Online

Pets Welcome

Pets Welcome!

Pets Welcome

With so many woodland and coastal walks  it is so easy to find the perfect tranquil spot to unwind and give you that well earned peace a holiday on the West Coast can bring.

For a huge majority of us, there is always that problem of finding a place to stay that welcomes pets.

Some kennels offer a great service in taking care of your pets while you have a break, but here in Scotland there are many fabulous walks that your dog will love just as much as you would!

I decided to ask online so I could quickly gather a list of all pet friendly place to stay in and around Tarbert, so in no order of preference here is what we have so far;

West Loch Hotel, a short walk from the centre of the village on the shores of West Loch, easy access to forestry walks, you are also very close to the starting point of The Kintyre Way, a beautiful walk that criss crosses the whole of the Kintyre Peninsular.

The Kintyre Way

 

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 Pods have 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.

Overlooking the Tarbert Church is the Cullins Bed and Breakfast, a perfect base to relax after a day of exploring.

Just outside of the village, before you come in to Tarbert are Barfad Self Catering Holiday Cottages set in farmland, surrounded by woodland and near the shores of Loch Fyne.
There are 2 Cottages Available At Barfard the underlined text takes you to their site for further details. Lesley from the Loch Fyne Gallery told me on the All Things Tarbert Facebook Page

“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”

So much exploring for a pup to do!

Barmore Farm Holiday Cottages at Stonefield are also pet friendly, currently their website doesn’t have all the info, but there are more details and photos at Hoseasons holiday site.

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.

Skipness Holiday Cottages are in a fantastic location, with beautiful walks and stunning views over to the Isle Of Arran, it is breathtakingly beautiful all year round.
Contact Sophie and ask for a brochure and booking form

Scotland, it’s very cool in Winter! <3

On the other side of West Loch is The B8024, with spectacular views of Kintyre and the Inner Hebrides, Jura, Islay, Gigha, if you come all the way to Tarbert you really should take a gentle drive along this road!

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.

Ferry To Portavadie. Photo by Blue Wave Services.

The George Hotel at Inveraray also accepts dogs, take a look at some of the virtual tours on their website for an excellent view of the rooms available.

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.

Thank you

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.

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This site will grow to cover the many things to see and do around one of the most beautiful places around!



As you can tell, this website is currently brand new, and part of a local project that we hope will grow slowly and steadily giving you news, photos and stories to give you a taste of all the things to see and do in and around the Tarbert village and the hills, forests and coastlines around Kintyre.

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