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At a Glance

Sleeps:

  • 26+ Guests

Rooms:

  • 12 Bedrooms, 12 Bathrooms

Facilities:

  • Self-Stock Bar
  • Snooker Table
  • Open Fires
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children’s Playroom
  • Fishing
  • SKY TV
  • Local Area Offers Many Activities

Venue:

  • Licensed for Weddings
  • Excellent Gardens

Catering:

  • Self-Catered or Local Catering Options

Travel & Accessibility:

  • Near Tarbert, Southern Scotland
  • 2.5hours from Glasgow
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Dining room

Tarbert House

A warm Scottish welcome

This impressive Victorian country house sits on a hillside, in six acres of peaceful grounds, on the west side of the Kintyre Peninsula in Argyll and retains a wealth of period features that will appeal to a variety of guests and occasions including, weddings and civil ceremonies as well as family and corporate getaways and retreats. 

Grand yet homely settings

The house offers plenty of space to unwind with two cosy drawing rooms and a large sunlit conservatory opening out onto the terrace, a well-stocked children’s bedroom/playroom, a stunning Victorian dining room, a country kitchen and a separate catering kitchen and an impressive gunroom bar with a wood burning stove. The bar comes fully-equipped with everything guests would need to run a bar, including keg pipes for those who wish to bring their own barrels. For long stays, there are also laundry and ironing facilities on hand.

The property features a wonderful children’s room and 12 bedrooms, all with en-suites and decorated in their own individual styles. Guests can also be provided with travel cots, camp beds and a toddler bed. 

The perfect location for weddings, ceremonies and corporate events, Tarbert House can seat up to 50 guests for dinner and there is the option of setting up a marquee and seating as many as 150 people. The property also provides a wedding management service to help guests plan their wedding and organise sourcing and connecting with local suppliers. For food and house supplies during your stay, guests can also take advantage of the local shop’s delivery/stocking service prior to arrival.

Breathtaking nature and culture 

The magnificent West Coast Scottish countryside is, of course, famous for outdoor activities, entertainment, history and, simply, its sheer beauty. The location of this wonderful house makes it an ideal base for an endless number of activities such as golf, sailing, surfing, deer stalking, horse riding, walking, cycling, wildlife/bird watching, fishing, whisky tasting, diving, painting and photography, as well as exploring local galleries, museums, historic sites, heritage centres and distilleries. There are a number of local golf courses including Machrihanish, the newly opened Machrihanish Dunes, Dunaverty, Carradale, Tarbert and Gigha. The first hole at Machrihanish Golf Club has, in the past, been voted the best first hole in the world.

For sailors there is an excellent harbour and sheltered anchorage in Tarbert which also plays host to the annual Tarbert Folk Festival, Tarbert Seafood Festival and several sailing events, including the popular Scottish Series. The surrounding area is also well known for its beaches and unspoiled countryside, the beautiful secluded beach of Dunskeig Bay being just a short walk from the house. There is excellent sea and loch fishing nearby and the house has fishing rights for two rods on nearby Loch Ciaran.

The Cowal Peninsula and the Islands of Gigha, Islay, Jura and Arran are all easily accessed by Ferry Services, only a short drive from the house. There are superb hill walking options, including the newly accessed Kintyre Way; an 86 mile walk opened in 2006 which is divided into sections, enabling walkers of all ages and abilities to walk the length and breadth of Kintyre in relative isolation and safety. A scenic walk through Clachan village and up Dunskeig hill takes you to the remains of an Iron Age fort and settlement from where guests can enjoy panoramic views towards Gigha, Islay, Jura, West Loch Tarbert and Ireland.

 

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Tarbert House (0225) - Key Information

General information

Accommodation

  • Sleeps up to 29 guests
  • 12 bedrooms
  • 12 Bath / Shower rooms

Venue

  • Wedding Licence 
  • Excellent Gardens and Grounds 
  • Event and Marquee Space

Catering

  • Self-Catered or Catered
  • No Corkage Charge

Things to Do

Facilities On Site

  • Self-Stock Bar
  • Snooker Table
  • Open Fires
  • Wi-Fi
  • Children’s Playroom
  • Fishing
  • SKY TV

Bookable Activities

  • Clay shooting
  • Laser clays
  • Archery
  • Murder Mystery evenings
  • Spa treatments
  • For more information see our Activities & Events page

Booking Information

Booking Deposit

  • 20% deposit paid to the house to book
  • Balance due 60 daysweeks prior to arrival

Security Deposit

  • £530 due 60 days prior to arrival - fully refundable

Arrival & Departure

  • Times are usually arrival 4pm & departure 10am (4pm Sundays)

Travel

  • There are two flights daily Monday to Friday to/from Campbeltown Airport – 35 minutes drive
  • Helicopters are able to land in the front garden subject to agreement
  • 2.5 hours’ drive from Glasgow Airport

Tarbert House (0225) - Prices

Period / Nights 2017 2 nights 3 nights 4 nights 5 nights 6/7 nights
6th Jan - 30th Mar
1st Sep - 5th Oct
27th Oct - 21st Dec
£2,600 £2,800 £3,400 £3,800 £4,400
Mid-week £2,400 £2,600 £3,000 24 hr hire £2,000
31st Mar - 31st Aug
6th Oct - 26th Oct
£2,800 £3,200 £3,600 £4,100 £4,600
Mid-week £2,600 £2,800 £3,000 24 hr hire £2,200
Christmas 22nd - 29th Dec - - - - £5,990
New Year 29th - 5th Jan - - - - £6,600

Prices are self-catered. The rental includes all fuel, bed linen, towels and kitchen accessories together with a small selection of toiletries and cleaning materials

Weddings are quoted individually, please enquire.


VAT: Included in the hire price

Heating: Included in the hire price

Cots: 2 available upon request

Camp bed: Toddler bed upon request. Your own mattresses can brought in but please do agree numbers in advance of your stay

Catering & Corkage: The house does not charge corkage. You are free to self-cater or choose your own catering company, and there is a company that works with the owner

Damage Deposit: £530

Terms: 20% non-refundable booking required to secure your dates, balance is due 60 days before arrival.

Payment method: Bank Transfer

Midweek Bookings: Yes

One night stays: Possible between Mon & Thurs

Weddings & Events: Approved and licensed by Argyll & Bute Council to hold civil ceremonies. The ceremony can take place within the house or garden, or alternatively in a local Church by agreement.

Stags / Hens: Accepted at the discretion of the owner

Pets: Welcome in certain areas if agreed in advance and restricted to certain areas, there is a small charge.  

Larger groups:

Up to 50 without a marquee

Up to 150 with a marquee

Event Management Service provided

Please note that for weddings where guest numbers exceed the capacity of the house or require the marquee there will be additional rental charges according to guest numbers and individual requirements.