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Loch Head Cottage

Near Tarbert, Argyll

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Sitting on its own on a small country road is Loch Head Cottage, a pretty detached cottage set in attractive gardens that back onto a golf course at the head of West Loch Tarbert on the Kintyre peninsula.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 4 Bedrooms: 2
Changeover Day: Sat Pets Allowed: Yes (2)
No smoking Bathrooms: 2
  • No Smoking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Open Fire/Solid Fuel Stove
  • WiFi

Inside, the sitting room is very warm and inviting with a modern wood-burning stove and French doors that open out to the garden. The kitchen is spacious and modern with a dining area that leads through to the conservatory sunroom. It is a delightful place to sit back and relax with a book whilst keeping an eye out for the birds that often visit the garden.

The large double bedroom is nice and airy, with a smart en suite shower room and French doors that lead out to the garden. There is also a twin bedroom that makes use of the family bathroom and has direct access to the sun room.

Outside parking is right by the cottage and to the rear the charming garden (with furniture) is positioned so that it gets the sun all day long. It is ideal for al fresco dining and there are lots of birds to spot, as well as deer and the resident local woodpecker - there is even a little notebook where you can write down everything you saw. A shed provides secure storage for bikes and the quiet roads round about are ideal for exploring on two wheels.

Map & Local

The cottage’s garden backs onto Tarbert Golf Course, right by the 1st hole, with friendly local players who greet you as they pass. You can try the 9-hole course out for yourself as there is a ‘pay and play’ system for visitors and even if you don’t play you can always enjoy a scenic walk around the picturesque course.

The West Loch Hotel is in easy walking distance and serves excellent meals, a particular favourite being its locally renowned traditional Sunday lunches. A bit further afield, but very much worth the journey, is the award winning Kilberry Inn (13 miles) that offers a fine dining experience and the unusual ‘Wee Bar’ outside, a converted red telephone box that is said to be the smallest bar in Scotland!

There are a couple of small supermarkets and grocery shops in Tarbert just over a mile away, but Lochgilphead (13.5 miles) is the best place to stock up on supermarket supplies. Tarbert also has a range of different restaurants and lots of little shops that line the harbour, where fresh seafood is available. Ferries run from the harbour over to Portavadie on the Cowal peninsula where there are indoor swimming pools and an amazing outdoor heated infinity pool that looks out over beautiful Loch Fyne.

During the summer months you can take a day trip by ferry from Claonaig (10 miles) over to Lochranza on the Isle of Arran (crossing takes 30 mins), or in winter the service runs from Tarbert (crossing takes about 1 ½ hours). Arran has lots of beautiful sandy beaches and is a mecca for watersports with canoeing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing to try out. There is plenty to keep walkers and climbers happy with Corbetts to tackle and the chance to try to conquer Goatfell, the highest peak on the island at over 2,800 feet.

Just along the road from Claonaig is Skipness Castle (12.5 miles) where there is a lovely walk that leads out to the castle and then on to the long sandy beach at Skipness Point beyond.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.



Single Storey

Sitting room with wood-burning stove, TV/DVD, etc
Kitchen/dining room with gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washer/tumble dryer, microwave, etc
Sun room
Double bedroom (king-size) with en suite shower room with WC and wash basin
Twin bedroom
Bathroom with bath and shower over, WC and wash basin.

What's included

Sets of towels (per person)
Linen (Double Bed)
Linen (Single Bed)

Available Extras



Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by LPG central heating (first £25 INCLUDED with any additional usage payable at the end of your stay) and multi-fuel stove (starter pack INCLUDED). WiFi is INCLUDED. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). Please note that the garden is enclosed by a wire fence which some small dogs may be able to get through. If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking.

Please note: For Loch Head Cottage, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Sat

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Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

Changeover Day: Sat

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4
22 Jun 2024 - 19 Jul 2024 £825.00 £825.00
20 Jul 2024 - 23 Aug 2024 £895.00 £895.00
24 Aug 2024 - 13 Sep 2024 £650.00 £695.00
14 Sep 2024 - 04 Oct 2024 £550.00 £595.00
05 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024 £650.00 £695.00
26 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £450.00 £495.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £825.00 £825.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £825.00 £825.00
06 Jan 2025 - 31 Jan 2025 £450.00 £495.00
01 Feb 2025 - 04 Apr 2025 £550.00 £595.00
05 Apr 2025 - 25 Apr 2025 £650.00 £695.00
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Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking and where more than one tariff is shown, the number of bedrooms made available may vary. This allows us to offer larger properties at lower rates for smaller parties. If your party size changes for any reason after booking, please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.

For Loch Head Cottage, the tariff for 2 persons is based on one bedroom only being made available.


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Loch Head Cottage was extremely tidy with everything we needed for a wonderful holiday. The garden overlooked the 1st gr...

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Enjoyed our week. Even the wet days with the stove lit and a good book.


We throughly enjoyed our holiday. Loch Head Cottage is well appointed and in a pretty location. Ferry and boat trips to ...

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The Cottage was very well equipped, clean and in a lovely location. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

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Had such a wonderful time at Loch Head cottage, the location is perfect, and the cottage has everything you need and mor...

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We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Loch Head Cottage. The peninsula has a lot to offer for a holiday.

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