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Kelpie Cottage Self Catering Isle of Harris

Kelpie Cottage, May 2016
Very good
17 reviews
Kelpie Cottage, May 2016
external shot of the cottage
Living room.
There are bits of finishing to be done around the house, but our dining kitchen is looking good!
Downstairs shower room - has WC, shower, sink and washing machine.
One of our visitors took this pic. We like you to see what they see, so here it is, July 2015!
view into the room
the other bed
downstairs hall is nearly there!
Upper hall featuring works by local artists
shot from behind the house down the West Loch
our new sign, made by a local craftsperson, better known as author Di Reed.
Complementary toiletries - hand soap, hand lotion, body wash and shampoo + a mini soap to take home!
East Loch, where the ferry comes in. Also the site of the village and the distillery ( opening soon)
shot across West Loch to the old pier from the upstairs window on a rainy day!
Luskentyre,15 mins drive from the house. One of the finest beaches in the world
Scarista Golf course - 20 mins away
Same location during a winter storm -  every bit as stunning when nature rages
Scalpay lighthouse - one of many lovely walks in the area
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland
Located in West Tarbert, Kelpie Cottage is a traditional cottage in a central location, just a stone's throw from Tarbert's amenities, including shops, hotels, restaurants, cafés, public transport and or course the ferry terminal! With the ferry terminal and public transport so close at hand, we are ideally located for those not wishing to bring their car, but we have a dedicated parking space at the bottom of the garden. Built in the late 1800's, the property has a living room with wood burner, fitted kitchen, shower room and entrance porch/hallway. Upstairs has two bedrooms - one double and one twin. We are a short drive of no more than 15 minutes to the stunning beaches of the west coast. Other pics show the golf course (20 mins drive), East Loch ferry terminal (2 mins walk), Scalpay lighthouse ( lovely walk starting abo... Read more
About the Owner, Emma A
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jun 2015
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 17 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
We are happy to help you plan your trip in any way we can, and have suggested itineraries for non-drivers. Upon arrival our housekeeper, Kerry, will either meet you, or leave the key in the key safe. If you provide us with a mobile number, we will contact you as soon as the house is ready for check-in, usually well before 4pm. We will call you on the landline phone provided in the property shortly after your arrival to check that everything is to your satisfaction
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Very good - based on 17 reviews
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Very handy for the ferry and village also lovely hotel down the road , we found it good for visiting the Island all very lovely .

Niall H
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Just home from a week exploring Harris and Lewis, using Kelpie Cottage as our base camp. A few minutes from the ferry and you're there, and it felt like home in no time at all. Plenty space for the two of us to eat, sleep and lounge. Well stocked with local info to help plan your adventures. The cottage is...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m delighted that you enjoyed both the cottage and the island so very much. Thank you also for taking such good care of my home, and hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Emma


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Chipping Campden
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We much appreciated the hamper of goodies, thanks, and we love the cottage being just as a cottages should be, adequately well equipped, comfortable and welcoming with all essential mod cons and a very friendly helpful management. Kitchen is good, beds and furniture are good and v. comfy and furnishing are tasteful, TV is good, and there is a beautiful...

  • Books
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 4 nights
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17 Mar 2018 -
27 Apr 2018
early season
3 nights
28 Apr 2018 -
25 May 2018
early season
7 nights
26 May 2018 -
8 Jun 2018
peak season 1
7 nights
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  • Damage Deposit: $97 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighbourhood
Central village location, very handy for amenities, including shops, hotels,distillery, leisure centre and soft play. There is a shingle beach a few yards from the property, fronting West Loch Tarbert, but the stunning expanses of sand that Harris is famous for are only a short drive away.
Getting around
Bus services pass the front door (stopping outside the school opposite) but services vary at different times of the day and year. The nearest bus station is located half a mile a way in the village centre, next to the ferry terminal. Car hire is available from Isle of Harris Car Hire, who will do short hires as well as bookings for a week or more.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Stornoway: 60.0 km
Ferry: Tarbert (for Uig, Skye): 0.5 km
From Tarbert ferry terminal proceed past the new distillery and tweed shop, turning right towards Stornoway at the T-Junction. Continue for around 400 yards, passing the Harris hotel and Inn (on your right) and Sir E. Scott School ( on your left). Our cottage is just past the far end of the school, next to a row of bungalows and opposite the playing fields beside the West Loch. If you are travelling by ferry with a car, please do book your ferries as early as possible, checking availability before booking with us, as they get very busy in the summer months.

From Stornoway, follow the A859 south to Tarbert. As you enter the village, you will see the school and playing fields on the right hand side, right in front of West Loch Tarbert. Kelpie cottage is just level with the pitches, you wi...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 12.0 km.
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