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Welcome to West Loch House

West Loch House is a family run Licensed Guest House offering a comfortable and relaxed home from home. We opened in 2021 following a refurbishment of the business which was formerly known as West Loch Hotel.

Whether you are travelling for business or leisure you will find that    West Loch House fits the bill.

We also offer a venue for small functions, meetings and training courses with catering tailored to your needs.

Best price is always available by Contacting us directly


West Loch House, sits overlooking West Loch Tarbert on the beautiful Kintyre Peninsula in the West Coast of Scotland. 

This former coaching inn dating from 1780 has been sympathetically modernised, retaining some of the original features.

 A perfect base from which to explore Kintyre, islands of Arran, Islay, Gigha and Jura. The hotel is easily accessible to ferries for Islay at Kennecraig, Arran at Claonaig and Gigha at Tayinloan.

Our premises is non smoking including e-cigarettes and we ask guests to respect this condition.

We also do not take animals other than assistance dogs



At the West Loch we have  single, double and twin rooms all with en suite facilities.

Four of our rooms have stunning  views of West Loch Tarbert and the others look out on the garden to the rear.

We welcome families and have travel cots and highchairs available.

All rooms have flatscreen colour TV,  tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer.

You can check availability and provisionally book any of our rooms on the website and we will get in touch to take your deposit at which time the booking will be confirmed. 

Alternatively some of our rooms can be booked and paid through 

For the best price You can telephone 01880 821120 or email to book direct or make an enquiry.





At West Loch House we offer breakfasts showcasing the best of local Argyll produce. You can choose a traditional Scottish breakfast, a lighter continental breakfast or a grab and go filled roll included in the room rate.

We can also offer a delicious picnic lunch to take with you  and enjoy as you explore the area.

Guest Parking


At West Loch House we offer free parking for guests in the car park to the front of the house

Daily Housekeeping


In accordance with Covid  infection control guidelines our rooms are serviced at the start and end of your stay but if you need anything topped up or changed please let us know We try to be environmentally responsible so you can choose whether or not you wish towels to be changed every day of your stay.

Free Wifi


Guest Wifi is available  in the public rooms on the ground floor although it is worth bearing in mind that the  connection speed is tailored to the winding down pace of life on the West Coast!


West Loch House is available for small functions and  we are happy to  accomodate family celebrations, funeral purvey,  small parties, training events and meetings. Please give us a call to discuss your needs.

Exclusive Let

West Loch House is available for exclusive use where you can book all the  public areas of the venue for a weekend, or longer, with flexible options for Catering and  Bar provision to suit your needs.

Give us a call for more information





Kilmartin Glen


Kilmartin Glen is one of the world’s most significant archaeological landscapes. Sites including Stone Circles, Standing Stones and Rock Art abound. There are thousands of years of history and natural history to explore in this beautiful landscape.

For 20 years, Kilmartin Museum has been discovering, caring for and sharing stories of artefacts from this special place and there is a great cafe too! See more at



Situated at the north of the Kintyre Way cycle route from Tarbert to Macrihanish, West Loch House is a great base from which to explore this challenging and interesting route for cycle cross and mountain bike enthusiasts

Tarbert Castle


The Royal Castle of Tarbert is a scheduled monument of national importance, with links to Robert the Bruce. The castle affords an excellent view of the historic and still active fishing harbour and sits in the Castle Heritage Park with Community Woodland, which includes a tranquil pond, as well as fun, but thoughtful, sculptures to keep the youngsters occupied. See more at

Explore the Islands


Explore Islay, Jura, Gigha, Portavadie and Arran with ferries easily accessible from West Loch House.

Ferry timetables are available 

Argyll Beaver Centre


This Visitor centre  near Lochgilphead has hands-on displays, wildlife feeding station, children's activities & gift shop.



There are swimming pools in Lochgilphead and Campbeltown, or if you prefer wild swimming, the sea is all around us although, be warned, it is cold!!

Eat Out


Tarbert has a number of Cafes and Restaurants offering fresh local fayre and good Scottish Hospitality either to eat in or take away..

If you prefer at the West Loch we can offer a delicious picnic to take with you  and enjoy as you explore.

Kintyre Route 66


Described as 66 miles of endless smiles we are situated at the gateway to this new route. It follows a 66 ile loop around kintyre on the A83 and B842 with 6 spurs to take you even further. 


There are lots of walks around Tarbert village. Favourites include Port Ban (White Shores) walk,  Tarbert Castle Trail and  Corranbuie Trail.

And of course you could also walk the Kintyre Way.


26.11.21; Last minute ferry trip off the island for the night, perfect.

Rachel Woodrow

26.11.21; Fantastic place to stay. We arrived after a storm meant we had to come back early from Islay and they were super welcoing. I had a work call to do and their wifi was fast enough for zoom and they were so helpful. Comfy beds and a great breakfast- we'll definately stay again!

Stephanie Holt

Oct 21; Great Location, lovely room.


12.8.21; So hospitable. Above and beyond. We were cycling and soaked and got totally looked after. Thank you so much! Daniel Prince

2.8.21: Could not have had a better stay. Sheila and Bruce are the most lovely hosts and the hotel is finished to a great standard. The attention to detail regarding the little extras in the rooms made everything so much more homely and enjoyable. Breakfast was delicious, I particularly enjoyed the stornoway black pudding! Will definitely be back!

Sarah Fleming

30.6.21 Stayed here when working away. Would definitely recommend for others. Bed, shower, housekeeping and breakfast all passed expectations. Scenery from room looks onto the loch so very peaceful at night. Only 5 minutes drive from Tarbert.

Thomas H

25.6.21  Lovely accomodation. Friendly and helpful service, lovely views overlooking the loch from the restaurant. Good choice of breakfast, my vegetarian cooked breakfast was delicious. My single room was clean, up to date, had a comfortable bed and kettle plus complimentary tea and coffee. Thoroughly Recommended.

Nathan Cross

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