We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
other travellers have booked this property

Kelpie Cottage Self Catering Isle of Harris

Cottage -
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
Listing #HL6659116
About the Owner
Emma A
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2015
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
Reviews from our community
Write a ReviewReviews (22)

1 - 3 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 29 July 2018

We stayed at Kelpie during the hot spell! What can I say, perfect little cottage in a stunning location! We are totally in love with Harris. It was my first visit and although the pictures you see are stunning, to see it for real in...More

Date of stay: July 2018
1  Thank Maxine D
Management response:Responded 30 July 2018

Dear Maxine, thank you so much for your kind words! I’m delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit us again sometime! Best wishes Emma

Reviewed 10 July 2018

Kelpie Cottage is a traditional stone Hebridean Cottage, which has been thoughtfully modernised by its owners into a family holiday home. It provides an excellent base from which to explore the mountains of North Harris, the sandy beaches of the west coast and the wild,...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank elimath
Management response:Responded 12 July 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review, I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage! Best wishes Emma

See more reviews
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Fabulous cottage. Lovely and cosy. Had great times watching netflix in the evening with 87 year old aunt. Could do with a handle for the elderly in the shower to help them feel supported. We both had great sleeps. Very comfortable beds. Everything you needed...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Maureen B
  • 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
Show Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Damage Deposit: $92 / stay - Deposit
Hide Rates
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.
Nearby cities
About this property
How do I know if the property is available?
How can I contact the owner?
How will the owner contact me?
What if I don't hear back from the owner?
How do I pay?
Is my payment insured in any way?
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests