Arriving at The Moorings I sat in car waiting for torrential rain to stop before venturing out. Imagine my surprise when owner Andrew appeared with a large umbrella. The path to the house is lined by raised beds boasting a magnificent array of plants and flowers. However on close inspection little creatures and interesting objects are tantalisingly peeking out. Look carefully and you might see owls and storks, foxes and gnomes, giraffes and badgers.and many other curios. Watch out for the tiger and take special care with the Zombies! The garden has indeed a magical feel and this extends into the house where there is a wonderful eclectic mixture of the fun and bizarre to be observed in every nook and cranny.
Nothing strange however in the kitchen which would appear to have come from a Homes and Garden magazine publicity shot. It would not look out of place in a town house in Edinburgh with it's gleaming tiles and solid granite sparkling work tops Totally state of the art! Outside Andrew is preparing a laundry room for guests to use. ideal for walkers on The Kintyre Trail whose clothes are in need of a wash.
Sinking into a comfortable bed with pristine bedding I slept like the proverbial log. In the morning I opened the curtains to a spectacular view of a calm blue sea and took a photo, which I think,
could suitably grace the cover of a visit Scotland magazine..
My happiness continued as I enjoyed a lovely shower in my en suite bathroom. Tiled and cleaned to perfection. Then down to breakfast.
Ah breakfast ! This did not disappoint. On the contrary it surpassed any other breakfast I have had in guest houses or B and Bs Where else serves a sumptuous bowl of strawberries, grapes, blackcurrants, banana and raspberries. This was followed by a cooked plate with of course Stornoway black pudding.
Andrew is definitely the host with the most with his unique house and garden and brings that extra something to his guests.
PS I could be mistaken but I thought I caught a glimpse of a wizard,s hat somewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Prices from £35 per person per night bed & breakfast based on 2 Sharing. The Moorings Bed and Breakfast 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 Bed and Breakfast 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Moorings Hotel Tarbert
- The Moorings Tarbert, Scotland