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The small village of Tarbert is wonderfully situated on Loch Fyne and is the gateway to the Kintyre Peninsula. Despite its small size, it's something of a transport hub, with ferries departing from the village terminals.

The safe and sheltered natural harbour welcomes plenty of tourist traffic and provides a great base from which to explore Loch Fyne, Scotland's longest and deepest sea loch stretching for 40 miles and reaching depths of 590 feet, as well as the Kintyre Peninsular and Argyll coastline.

Be sure to savour some of the fresh catch from the working fishing fleet; Loch Fyne is world famous for providing some of the finest seafood in Scotland. If you're here in July head to the annual seafood festival to sample some of the local delicacies.

There is also a lively music festival featuring traditional and contemporary Scottish music, held every September in the local hotels and pubs.

Walkers are attracted here for the Kintyre Way, a series of short walks of between eight and 14 miles, which join up to cover almost all of the Kintyre Peninsula. The first section begins in Tarbert, heading up past the ruins of Tarbert Castle where Robert the Bruce stayed on several occasions, including the year of his death, in 1329.

Local beaches are popular. There's Shell Beach, made from broken clam shells, and White Shore. Half an hour's drive away is Skipness, which is regarded as one of Kintyre's best beaches and has a castle to explore and lovely views over to Arran.

For accommodation take a look at our selection of Tarbert holiday cottages and look forward to a relaxing cottage holiday in Argyll.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Ian’s House Ref: CC523013
Ian’s House is set in the grounds of Laphroaig Distillery on the south end of Islay. This lovely bright and spacious semi detached, single storey cottage is located within a small cul-de-sac and is only a short stroll down to the beautiful rough shoreline and distillery itself. The lounge enjoys a lovely sea view, and boasts a cosy open fire ensuring a warm welcome awaits guests whatever the season. The kitchen is fully fitted with all the facilities you require. The two large bedrooms provide lots of space and the garden is fully enclosed and private. The cottage has strong distillery links and was named after Ian, a cooper at Laphroaig. The distillery itself has a great visitor centre, as do all the 7 principal malt distilleries on the island.

Ground Floor: Accommodation is all at ground floor level, heated by electric and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With open fire, TV and DVD
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, washer/dryer and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1: With double bed
Bedroom 2: With double bed and single bed
Bathroom: With bath, shower over bath, WC and wash basin.
 

All fuel, power, bed linen and towels included. First basket of coal supplied (additional coal can be purchased in Port Ellen). Cot and high chair available on request. Landline telephone and Wi-fi availableOn street parking for 2 cars. Enclosed private garden with outdoor furniture. The Isle of Islay is accessible by air or by ferry. The Caledonian MacBrayne ferry runs from Kennacraig to either Port Ellen or Port Askaig on the Isle of Islay. The trip takes approx 2 hours. Alternatively, during the summer you can take the ferry on selective days from Oban to Port Askaig. Flybe has regular flights departing from Glasgow airport to Islay and car hire is available on the island.

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£270-£475
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
West Loch View Ref: W41956

Ideal touring base/Elevated loch views

Situated in a small lodge park and boasting elevated, panoramic views over West Loch Tarbert to the islands beyond, these luxury single-storey, detached holiday lodges are furnished to a good standard and offers an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. Close by there are many quiet and sandy beaches to explore and there is easy access to the Isles of Islay, Arran and Jura - all of which are well worth the visit. Jura, one of the wildest and most mountainous of the Inner Hebrides, is an ideal place to go for peace and quiet and some great walking. Islay is a great place to visit for wildlife enthusiasts, as it boasts a large RSPB reserve, a wintering population of barnacle and white-fronted geese, and a Wildlife Information Centre. The picturesque Crinan Canal offers beautiful, peaceful walks and Lochgilphead has indoor sports facilities, horse riding, golf and cycling. Close to the traditional town of Tarbert with an attractive little bay backed by rocky hills, where both fishing and sailing are available. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Satellite TV. Shared laundry facilities. Patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars).
Both properties: Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week October-April). Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. No smoking.

Both properties: Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week October-April). Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. No smoking.

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£275-£701
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Enjoying views over the countryside, this detached holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Kintyre Peninsula, with ferries to Arran, Gigha, Jura and Islay nearby. Kintyre has miles of unspoilt coastline with sandy beaches surrounded by rolling hills, wooded landscapes and lochs. Some of the best golf courses in Scotland can be found nearby and other activities include fishing, horse riding, cycling, walking and surfing. Campbeltown and Lochgilphead are within easy reach and offer a variety of bars, restaurants and shops. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 11 miles.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep narrow stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms.

Multi-fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Solid fuel central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£290-£742
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1
Rockcliffe Ref: S4231

Enjoying stunning views over Tarbert’s harbour and Loch Fyne, this spacious and comfortably furnished house is within walking distance of the quayside shops, inns and restaurants. A bustling fishing village, Tarbert also offers boat trips to Jura, Gigha, Islay and Arran, whilst opportunities for sea fishing and riding in the lovely surrounding countryside are available locally. There is golf, too, with the 18 hole championship links course at Machrihanish just a short drive away, and four other courses close by.The glorious landscape of the Kintyre Peninsula holds a rich variety of attractions, with excellent hill walking and beautiful forest scenery. At Lochgilphead, 15 miles, Kilmory Castle displays its world famous rhododendrons in its lovely gardens. A little further on, Dunadd hill fort and Kilmartin Glen’s wealth of standing stones are steeped in history. Shops and pubs within walking distance.

Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen. Dining room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath, bidet and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single.

Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). NSH, elec and bed linen inc. Cot. H/chair. Video. DVD. CD. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. Freezer. Payphone. Garden. Garage. NB: Steep steps and path in garden.

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£601-£1318
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

This farm steading, formerly part of the Stonefield Castle Estate, has been skilfully converted into attractive holiday cottages which now form part of a courtyard surrounded by 30 acres of countryside grounds. The cottages are situated on the beautiful Kintyre Peninsula, 2 miles north of the picturesque harbour at Tarbert, which is popular for sailing and hosts the Scottish sailing regatta in May. There are numerous activities available around Tarbert: sample the fresh seafood caught at Loch Fyne in local restaurants, enjoy exploring nearby beaches and coves, walk all or part of the Kintyre Way, a marked walk stretching the length of the peninsula. The area is a nature lover’s paradise - red squirrels, deer, sea eagles, buzzards, otters and beavers can be spotted locally. For the energetic, windsurfing, horse riding, mountain biking and clay pigeon shooting are all nearby. Golfers can enjoy five local courses including the championship course at Machrihanish near Campbeltown. Clay pigeon shooting, sailing, cycling and horse riding available by arrangement (at cost). Shops and pubs 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors/kitchen area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room inc.

Both properties: Elec and convector heaters by meter reading. Bed linen and towels inc. H/chair. M/wave. Laundry room with W/machine and t/dryer. D/washer. Shared garden with patio and furniture. Shared 30-acre grounds. Shared BBQ. Children’s play area. Private water supply. Parking. No smoking.

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£229-£585
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

Quietly located yet just 1 mile from the popular fishing village of Tarbert on lovely Loch Fyne, these two traditional, stone-built holiday cottages are set within 80 acres of farm and woodland. Outdoor pursuits include hill walking, pony trekking and fishing. The sheltered bay bustles with small crafts and colourful yachts, and shops and pubs with bar meals. Ferry links with the Cowal Peninsula and islands of Arran, Gigha, Islay and Jura are all close by. Lochgilphead, 13 miles. 9 hole golf course at Tarbert. Perfect as a base for visiting the nearby islands and the beautiful Mull of Kintyre, or alternatively, just enjoy the peace and solitude of the countryside. Shop and pubs 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with additional single, 1 single.

Electricity convector heaters and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Children’s play area. Parking (2 cars).

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£219-£530
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
3
Shore Cottage Ref: S4600

Boasting glorious sea views and a breathtakingly lovely setting on the shores of east Loch Tarbert, this beautifully renovated holiday cottage, originally built over 100 years ago for the quarryman, is now an idyllic and secluded holiday retreat. With a shoreside garden and great walking from the door, visitors can enjoy watching deer, seals and seabirds in their natural habitat, nearby is the village of Tarbert, a picturesque fishing and sailing port with a variety of shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants and craft galleries. The Mull of Kintyre is a delight to explore, there are fabulous sandy beaches at Carradale and day trips to the famous gardens on the Isle of Gigha or to the Isle of Arran are also easily accessible. Enjoy fishing in the sea which is directly in front of the property, or laze on the sandy beach, 5 miles. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living/dining room inc. Elec underfloor CH, bed linen and towels inc. Elec by meter reading. Satellite TV (basic package). M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Private water supply. Parking. No smoking. Sunday to Sunday. NB: 3ft drop from patio to fenced garden leading to sea shore.

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£465-£950
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Glenside Cottage Ref: 30242


Situated just yards from the beach, this traditional stone built semi-detached holiday cottage is located in the quiet coastal village of Skipness, with fantastic views over Kilbrannon Sound to the Isle of Arran with regular sightings of seals, otters, sea birds and porpoise. Skipness is home to the stunning 13th-century Skipness Castle and St Brendan’s Chapel The village of Carradale is within easy reach offering shops, restaurant, golf, sea fishing and riding as well as a wildlife reserve and a 200 year old vitrified fort. Campbeltown, offers two whisky distilleries, museum, heritage centre and day trips to see the cave paintings at Davaar Island. Also close by is the traditional harbour town of Tarbert. This is a wonderful area for forest and coastal walks and cycling, with the Kintyre Way passing through the village. Swimming and water sports are also close by as well as ferries to the islands of Arran, Islay, Jura, Gigha and Mull. Beach 100 yards. Shop 100 yards, pub 11 miles and seafood restaurant (seasonal) 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. Sun room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft), 1 single with additional pull out single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Open fire in living room and woodburner in kitchen (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Private water supply. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

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£264-£761
Shortlist
Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Kilbrannan Cottage Ref: 24511

Situated just yards from the beach, this traditional stone built detached holiday cottage is located in the quiet coastal village of Skipness. With spectacular views over Kilbrannan Sound to the Isle of Arran with sightings of seals, otters, sea birds and porpoises. The village of Tarbert is 13 miles away with shops, restaurants, golf, sea fishing and riding. Campbeltown offers two whisky distilleries, museum and heritage centre. Shop 100 yards, pub 11 miles, restaurant (seasonal)1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep narrow stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom with low ceiling and Velux.

Open fire in living room and woodburner in dining room (initial fuel included). Electricity included (£20per week October-March). Economy 7 central heating, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Video and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Broadband (initial 20GB included).Telephone-honesty box. Enclosed lawned garden. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking. NB: Garden 50 yards from sea.

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£196-£556
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Ach-Na-Sythe Ref: CC523096
Ach-Na-Sythe means “field of peace” and this detached cottage is situated in the small, quiet hamlet of Clachan on the Kintyre Peninsula.  The accommodation is all on one level with three bedrooms (two have French doors and delightful Juliet balconies), lounge, bathroom and there is a good sized, well equipped kitchen with dining area.  There is a lovely view out to the mature back garden with access available outside through French doors and then down concrete steps.  There is a river running through the garden and it has been known for salmon and trout to be caught here, there are a number of mature trees and plants making for a wonderful habitat for small birds. The owners regular feed the birds so a large variety of native species are often spotted.  You can take a walk, about 20 minutes from the village, to a lovely sandy beach and there are a number of other lovely walks locally.  The village service station has a well stocked shop which will provide you with the essentials.  It also has a Post Office. 

Ground Floor: The accommodation is all on ground floor level, heated by electricity and comprises:
Lounge:  with open fire, satellite TV and DVD
Kitchen / diner:  with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and French doors overlooking the rear garden
Bedroom 1:  with king-size bed, French doors leading to Juliet balcony
Bedroom 2:  with double bed, French doors leading to Juliet balcony
Bedroom 3:  with two single beds
Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

All electricity included.  First supply of coal for open fire provided. Bed linen and towels supplied.  Travel cot and high chair available.Large mature ¼- acregarden. Garden furniture, sun loungers and BBQ (coals not included). External basement space with washing machine, dart board, snooker/pool table, storage space for bicycles and outdoor equipment. Off road parking for 3 cars. NB: River running through garden and there are steep concrete steps from the kitchen French doors to the rear garden.

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£300-£630
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Island View Lodge Ref: W41957

Ideal touring base/Elevated loch views

Situated in a small lodge park and boasting elevated, panoramic views over West Loch Tarbert to the islands beyond, these luxury single-storey, detached holiday lodges are furnished to a good standard and offers an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. Close by there are many quiet and sandy beaches to explore and there is easy access to the Isles of Islay, Arran and Jura - all of which are well worth the visit. Jura, one of the wildest and most mountainous of the Inner Hebrides, is an ideal place to go for peace and quiet and some great walking. Islay is a great place to visit for wildlife enthusiasts, as it boasts a large RSPB reserve, a wintering population of barnacle and white-fronted geese, and a Wildlife Information Centre. The picturesque Crinan Canal offers beautiful, peaceful walks and Lochgilphead has indoor sports facilities, horse riding, golf and cycling. Close to the traditional town of Tarbert with an attractive little bay backed by rocky hills, where both fishing and sailing are available. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Bed linen included. Two satellite TVs. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Patio and furniture. Parking (3 cars).
Both properties: Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week October-April). Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. No smoking.

Both properties: Gas central heating and electricity included (£30per week October-April). Cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Dishwasher. Freezer. No smoking.

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£468-£1149
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Loch Fyne View Ref: W41783

Views over Loch Fyne and the Cowal Peninsula

Amid a stunning backdrop of rugged mountains, this modern detached holiday home boasts elevated, panoramic views over Loch Fyne and the Cowal Peninsula. Tarbert is a traditional harbour town and offers fishing and sailing. It is possible to make day trips to the Kintyre Peninsula, including Skipness Castle, the Mull of Kintyre, Arran and Gigha. The Isle of Gigha offers white sandy beaches and the renowned Achamore Gardens.

Within a short distance there are many quiet sandy beaches to explore and there is easy access to the Isles of Islay, Arran and Jura. Islay is great for wildlife enthusiasts, with its large RSPB Reserve and Wildlife Information Centre.

Seals and otters can be often be seen on the sand dunes at Ardnave Loch. The picturesque Crinan Canal offers beautiful, peaceful walks and Lochgilphead has indoor sports facilities, horse riding, golf and cycling.

Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with additional single, 1 twin with additional single. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room. 1 double (6ft) bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil central heating and electricity included (£30per week October-March). Bed linen included. Cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Balcony. Ample parking. No smoking.

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£545-£1468
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