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The Moorings
Ranked #1 of 14 Tarbert B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 8, 2013

I chose the lovely Andrew's abode because of the recommendations I read on tripadvisor and I can only endorse them all, 100%. My grown up daughter and I have spent many holidays in Scotland, using both B&B and self catering. This B&B establishment has to be one of the very best we have used.

Where do I start? How about the garden as you approach the property. A riot of colour and garden ornaments ranging from butterflies, fairies, bears, teddies, squirrels, every gnome imaginable and climaxing in a full parliament of hooting owls which greets you discretely (!) when you finally arrive at the hanging basket bedecked front door. My daughter and I were in love with the place before Andrew opened the door. What a warm and friendly welcome. I am a piano player and I was ushered immediately into the guest lounge to demonstrate my prowess. It was like being welcomed back home by a favourite aunt!

The house is immaculately clean; (how does he do it?) I must comment on the table napery of which Andrew is very proud - no 2 ply Poundshop serviettes in Andrew's abode. In fact, everything in Andrew's establishment is thought out to make your stay comfortable - and memorable. However, if you have a candle aversion, I suggest you warn Andrew in advance. He LOVES candles None lit, of course....health and safety!

Breakfasts? Well......cancel your lunch plans. The fresh fruit starter is legendary. get that down you girl, before I bring your laden cooked breakfast! Organic eggs, thick bacon, local sausages, and on, and on it goes.

|No need to comment on the quality of the beds, linen, towels, bathroom accessories, they continued the theme of excellence and welcome. He even provided fresh sets of towels every day during our four day stay. Something we were not expecting.

Andrew has two lovely doggies but they are not allowed in the house, so no worries there if you a concern in that department.

We'll be back, Andrew!

Room Tip: The two front rooms have glorious views of Tarbert harbour.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

From the moment we arrived, to the moment we left, we were made to feel so welcome by Andrew. The whole place, from the stunning garden, to the cosy rooms and possibly the best breakfast you'll ever have, has the wow factor. The Moorings is immaculately clean, and the attention detail is outstanding, even the napkins for breakfast are folded in their own special way! By far the most fantastic place I've ever stayed, filled with character, warmth and laughter (mainly at Andrew's piano playing!!) A real jem in an idyllic location

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

If you're looking for a spotless b&b in a great location in Tarbert with a great breakfast to boot then book The Moorings. Andrew was a great host during our stay cooking us breakfasts tailored to our order and making good recommendations for dinner and one of the comfiest beds we've slept in. We've stayed in many b&bs and the most important thing is cleanliness - the Moorings really scores top marks here, Andrew works very hard to keep a beautiful home and we really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MarkT_10
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Our second visit to Andrew's delightful B & B & so happy to be back. 'The Moorings' is in a fantastic location in Tarbert with amazing views over the natural harbour & Loch Fyne. I have noticed that a lot of visitors stay for just one night on the way to the 'Islay' ferry, try if you can to stay longer, explore the Mull of Kintyre or the Crinan Canal which starts just up the road at Loch Gilphead, both trips are well worth adding extra time to your holiday. Since our visit last year Andrew has had a secure brick built building put up in his garden for cyclists to leave their bikes during their stay, so not only can you sail, walk & drive to this charming area now 'get on yer bike'. Andrew is a great host, his breakfasts are legendary & his home immaculate, what more can you ask for. Looking forward to next year, Tony & Lyn

Room Tip: Two front bedrooms overlooking the loch, a very comfy double with king size bed at the side of the c...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Lyn C
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We arrived on Andrew's great home without a reservation. he only had the small room left. He gave us a discount becouse of smallnes (that we didnt mind) of the room. We adored the room, we had a lovely vieuw on a beautiful ruin catle on the top of a hill. Our room had all the facilities we needed, en suite! Andrew offered to keep some of out stuff in his livingroom so we had more space in our room. The bed was so great, it was the first time in Scotland that mij bones didnt hurt due to the hard beds:)
Andrew is such a great host, he is so kind, he makes you feel at home right away. Due to our long trip we didnt have any clean clothes left, Andrew offered to wash our clother (without charges), how kind is that!!
The place of his house is great, the vieuw from the house is so beautiful. And you are in like 10min at the boot to Islay. The citycentre has a couple of nice restaurant, Andrew will give you a good advice on were to go.
Andrew had a lovely garden, wich his sweet dogs Heidi and Skye are really enjoying as well.
And than the breakfast..... you eat in such a cozy diningroom. Andrew serves you a great breakfast that starts with loverly fresh fruit and fresh orangejuice. After that you get the breakfast you want, my boyfriend had the scottish breakfast an Andrew made a lovely porrige for me. It was so delicious
We absolutely loved the stay at the mooring, if you go to Scotland you really need to stay at Andrew's.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

Andrew is a great host with a lot of local knowledge. He serves a mega breakfast! It was a super experience staying in his delightful B&B. The house is in a fantastic location overlooking the most picturesque harbour imaginable with own parking and is highly recommended!

Room Tip: Go for the twin overlooking the harbour!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Maggie T
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed over at the Moorings for an evening prior to catching the ferry to Islay the following morning. We found the Moorings ideal for this. The room was cosy and comfortable and we found the owner, Andrew, very friendly and attentive during our stay. He gave us good hints and tips as to where we should eat that night.
Breakfast in the morning was very hearty with a good choice of cooked items as well as a huge bowl of fresh fruit. It set us up for the day ahead very well indeed.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank ClovaTheWestie
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Additional Information about The Moorings

Address: Pier Road, Tarbert PA29 6UE, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Argyll and Bute > Kintyre Peninsula > Tarbert
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Tarbert
Price Range: $100 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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