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Kelpie Cottage, Tarbert, Harris

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Kelpie Cottage, Tarbert, Harris

Entire cottage
4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Min. 7 nights stay May-Aug. Our traditional cottage is one of the oldest inhabited buildings in Tarbert. It sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) with a camp bed available upon request. We have a shower room, well-equipped kitchen, picnic area, lounge, parking, and of course free WiFi! Located in West Tarbert, minutes walk from ferry so great for those without a car. Very handy for sports centre, play area, village shops and amenities, public transport etc.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Entire place
You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds



23 reviews
David User Profile
August 2019
Good place to stay
Jess User Profile
July 2019
The Kelpie cottage was even better than expected. The stylish, cosy look shown in the pictures is felt 100 times more once you actually stay in the cottage. The views are amazing, the location perfect and the feel of the cottage perfect. Our host, Emma was clear and concise…
Emma User Profile
Response from Emma:
Thanks so much for your kind words Jess! You’re welcome again anytime, and I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay!
July 2019
Saumya User Profile
March 2019
A nice & comfortable stay at Tarbert. Everything you need is in the house and Emma is quick in response if needed. An overall awesome experience.
Pat User Profile
March 2019
Kelpie cottage is in a fairly central location and although we never met Emma she was very helpful on the phone. We had issues with the shower and the hot water in the wash hand basin which detracted from our stay but hopefully these will be fixed in future.
Felice User Profile
March 2019
The Kelpie Cottage is a charming, warm cottage in the perfect location to explore the Isle of Harris. Emma was a welcoming and thoughtful hostess. Thank you for a wonderful time in your cottage!
Laura User Profile
January 2019
Perfect little place for a New Years break. The cottage was everything I hope for both quirky and modern. Lovely welcome hamper which was a nice touch. Short walk into Tarbert and beautiful surrounding beaches not far from the cottage. Definitely recommend and hopefully book…
Darryn User Profile
November 2018
Good location, near local restaurants and distillery.

Hosted by Emma

Tarbert, United KingdomJoined in April 2015
Emma User Profile
24 Reviews
we love sharing our cottage on Harris with people who come from all over the world to experience the outer hebrides. Take a look at our photos, or find our social media page - Kelpie Cottage Self Catering- for more info
Interaction with guests
We’re always contactable by phone, email, airbnb and through social media. On social media as 'Kelpie Cottage Self Catering'. We have appointed a housekeeper, Kerry MacLean who lives nearby and is happy to help with any enquires, as am I of course!
Languages: English, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood


House Rules

No pets
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 5PM and check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with lockbox