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The Moorings Rooms

Pier Road, Tarbert PA29 6UE Scotland
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Prices from £42.50 per person per night bed only based on 2 Sharing. Breakfast may be requested and purchased onsite for £8pp The Moorings Rooms is a traditional stone-built fisherman's cottage situated within the quiet fishing village of Tarbert, Lochfyne, Argyll. The cottage has stunning views out across the harbour entrance and across Lochfyne and an idyllic garden were you can relax. Only a 2 minute walk to all local amenities, the village of Tarbert is host to several restaurants and pubs where fresh local seafood can be experienced. Situated at the rear of The Moorings on the hill is the ruins of Tarbert Castle, which dates back to the 13th century and is known to have royal connections such as Robert the Bruce in 1325 and in 1494 James IV summoned Parliament to meet in Tarbert.Please note The Moorings is a traditional stone-built fishermans cottage and as such has a campsile style interior (sloping ceilings)Now with Free WiFi in rooms and secure outdoor bicycle storage area.
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Annette W wrote a review Feb 2020
Westerham, England, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
We were unable to stay in our original B and B and were directed by the locals in Tarbert to Andrew at The Moorings. Imagine our relief when, on a cold and windy afternoon we were guided to a warm, comfortable and spacious room with tea, coffee and biscuits readily available in the room. The linen was white and crisp with new, clean towels every day and Andrew was a great host, warm fires burnt in the downstairs breakfast room and he cooked a wonderful hot breakfast with berries, porridge, toast and as much coffee and tea as we could drink. The decor is newly finished and the position of The Mooring is a few minutes walk from the shops and harbour - our room had a great view of the harbour entrance and we watched the fishing fleet leave on a breezy Sunday morning. Andrew was readily available with all the local information and advice any new traveller to the area could wish for. Thank you Andrew, you made a bad situation really great!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Helen F wrote a review Nov 2022
Wallasey, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
We were travelling up to Arran for a week and like many others, we had a bit of a nightmare with the ferries. Having had the Ardrossan - Brodick ferry cancelled, we tried for Claonaig - Lochranza but were diverted to Tarbert due to bad weather at Claonaig. As it was, the ferries from there also ended up being cancelled so we needed a place to stop overnight pronto. We found The Moorings on booking.com with one room left and looking at all the fab reviews, decided we'd grab it.
Well, how glad we are that we did because what an absolutely gorgeous, quirky little place to stay! As per comments on other reviews, the whole place was spotless, the bedroom was lovely with tea, coffee and delicious biscuits, a lovely roomy bathroom and a super comfy bed. Andrew and Iain are probably some of the best hosts we've ever stayed with, both really welcoming and both so hilarious! We had an absolute hoot chatting with the pair of them and hearing about some of their adventures and, for us, the three beautiful doggos Heidi, Skye and Kara were an added bonus.
The house is by the edge of the loch and within a couple of minutes' walk to various bars and restaurants. We were out of season and also it was a Monday night so there wasn't as wide a choice of places to eat as there would usually be. But Andrew and Iain said that the Sea Bed restaurant in the Anchor Hotel a little further along the road was open and so we headed off there. We had a fabulous meal and a couple of drinks and although it wasn't the cheapest, the food was absolutely delicious and worth every penny.
The next morning at The Moorings, we didn't have the breakfast but as we were leaving, the supermarket delivery was arriving and looking at what was being unloaded, we started to regret our decision because it looked like it would have been amazing!
We were travelling up to Arran from Merseyside so it was a long drive and the palarva with the ferries was pretty frustrating, even moreso when our alternative option to get over the Arran also fell through. However, we ended up having such a fun time in Tarbert that we were glad that things worked out the way they did.
We would highly, highly recommend The Moorings for an overnight stay and we hope to go back for another visit in the future. Thank you Andrew and Iain for being such lovely and entertaining hosts :)
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay here if you get the chance to stay overnight in Tarbert, you won't regret it and you'll have...
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Skier007 wrote a review Sept 2020
Sydney5 contributions2 helpful votes
Andrew runs a lovely b&b and goes out of his way to look after you. He has a lovely home full of charm and his 3 dogs are adorable. For a small fee he will provide a huge and delicious breakfast which will keep you going all day. I hope to return.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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KOLret wrote a review Jun 2023
Arlington, Virginia36 contributions20 helpful votes
Andrew is the consummate host & I have thoroughly enjoyed my 4 night stay at The Moorings! This unique B&B home is full of collectibles & visual treasures everywhere, with excellent housekeeping & not a speck of dust. My room was small but plenty of light & a comfy bed. Clear instructions are written about how to operate the TV, shower, etc. Andrew asks people to schedule breakfast requests the day before. It’s not included (pay cash for breakfast as you go) but SO worth it! Best Scottish breakfast during my extended stay in this country. I was hesitant about requesting the black pudding until another guest raved about it - & she was right! Although Andrew is clear about expectations, he is adaptable & accommodating: I was here for a family wedding & knew 1 night I wouldn’t be back until after 1:00 a.m. I let him know ahead of time, he was fine with that & turned out the lights after I came in. I hope to return to this lovely village & would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: This is about a 5-10 minute walk from the “center “ of this little harbor town. There is some...
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Julie M wrote a review Sept 2020
Chorley, United Kingdom24 contributions15 helpful votes
On arrival we were met by Andrew the owner of the B&B. He showed us our room which had the most comfortable bed ever you just sank into the mattress. Andrew asked if we required breakfast next day which we said we would. Wow and wow what a feast full Scottish and fresh fruit and yoghurt. The B&B was exemplary Andrew should pride himself in such a wonderful clean house. We loved everything including the puppets. Andrew has 3 dog but they are so well behaved you wouldn't know they were there. We have never stayed in such a truly exceptional place before well done Andrew we will definitely return when passing again. Julie and Jim.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mairi w wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Andrew was a very accommodating host. I had a single room with en-suite; both were clean and the bed very comfortable. My room also had tea/coffee making facilities. Breakfast, cooked or continental was available at a time of my choosing. The lounge is also clean and comfortable although I did not have any free time to make use of it. This room also doubles as the dining room with lovely views out over the harbour. The village of Tarbert is a 5 minute walk from The Moorings. The accommodation is homely and welcomingly warm.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Pete wrote a review Jul 2021
Bristol, United Kingdom32 contributions74 helpful votes
Stayed at the moorings for three nights whilst exploring the Mull of Kintyre and surrounding area on a motorbike trip with friends. The location has amazing views looking out over the harbour area and is only a very short walk into the village centre. We were made very welcome by Andy the owner, the rooms are very comfy and a great breakfast was on offer. Would recommend this spot and hope to visit again at some point in the near future.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Iain wrote a review Aug 2021
Tarbert, United Kingdom28 contributions15 helpful votes
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What a wonderful experience. This is a little B&B with a big heart. From the moment you walk through the gate and walk up the path there is a warmth and friendliness. The stunning garden alone is enough reason to open that gate. Beautifully furnished throughout, with some lovely, quirky additions by our host Andrew. The rooms are cozy and classy. The breakfast will certainly set you up for the day and if you ask nicely, Andrew may even give you a rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody on the piano. With a beautiful harbour in front of the house and a ruined castle at the back, this is like an adventure in wonderland. I’ll be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: This establishment is very welcoming to the LBGT+ community.
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John L wrote a review Sept 2020
Alva, United Kingdom120 contributions92 helpful votes
Plans had to change at the last moment and found this wee gem. Andrew is very friendly and his home is a lovely hideaway. Just off the centre of the village and very handy for the ferry to Portavadie, it is quiet, but a five minute walk into the centre where the bars, restaurants and shops are. The view is of the yacht-filled basin. The beds are comfortable and the room and shower of a good size. Coombed ceilings aren#t a problem for me, they add character. Breakfast also very good
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Date of stay: September 2020
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RONNIE J wrote a review Sept 2022
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
The place is an absolute delight with a friendly and helpful host. It is spotlessly clean and the bed was the most comfortable I have slept in for a long time.
The view from our bedroom window was stunning and watching the sun rising over Loch Tarbet was quite an experience.
There is free, fast, wi-fi, tea making facilities in room (with biscuits) and off-street parking.
Only a very short walk to local pubs and restaurants but at sufficient distance to be totally quiet. We opted for the "bed only" tariff as we had to leave very early the next morning. An enjoyable and memorable visit.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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KOLret wrote a tip Jun 2023
Arlington, Virginia36 contributions20 helpful votes
"This is about a 5-10 minute walk from the “center “ of this little harbor town. There is some parking across the street. Parking is free."
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Helen F wrote a tip Nov 2022
Wallasey, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
"Stay here if you get the chance to stay overnight in Tarbert, you won't regret it and you'll have a hoot!"
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Iain wrote a tip Aug 2021
Tarbert, United Kingdom28 contributions15 helpful votes
"This establishment is very welcoming to the LBGT+ community."
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Andy W wrote a tip Jul 2019
Thrapston, United Kingdom76 contributions23 helpful votes
"Rooms at the front with a view of the mountains and sea are great"
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WJT85 wrote a tip Apr 2019
Midlands, England35 contributions14 helpful votes
"Rooms at the front overlook the water - the small road in the foreground is very quiet..."
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PRICE RANGE
£99 - £100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United KingdomScotlandArgyll and ButeKintyre PeninsulaTarbert
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Moorings Rooms
Which popular attractions are close to The Moorings Rooms?
Nearby attractions include Royal Castle of Tarbert (0.2 miles), Loch Fyne Gallery (0.2 miles), and Shell Beach (0.3 miles).
Is parking available at The Moorings Rooms?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Moorings Rooms?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Anchorage Bistro, Lulabelles Of Tarbert, and Cafe Ca'Dora.
Is The Moorings Rooms located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Tarbert.
Are there any historical sites close to The Moorings Rooms?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Glecknabae Chambered Cairn (8.6 miles).
Does The Moorings Rooms have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.