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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 guest house 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 with en suite facilities and a lovely single room with private shower room across the hall.

Five 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 details 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.

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!

Guest Parking


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

We do not have storage for push bikes so they would need to be kept outside in this car park


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.

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.

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.


15.4.23 Such a lovely place to stay!

Sheila and Bruce were so welcoming it was like staying with old friends. The rooms were immaculately clean and very comfortable. The cooked breakfast was exceptionally good

Adrian Sanmogan

9.3.23. A lovely property to stay at. Sheila and Bruce are great hosts and the breakfast and server were perfect

Bruce Telford

3.3.23  Lovely stay with lovely people. The hosts were considerate and friendly. They were mindful of traffic arriving from the ferry and accommodated changes

Christopher Linford

3.2.23 Second time we have stayed here and absolutely no complaints. Will stay again


5.2.23 Clean, quiet and comfortable, Everything I needed. Comfy bed and pillows and great view.


16.9.22  Incredibly nice owners who have put a lot of work into the renovation of this guest house. The rooms are clean and the beds very comfy. A cooked breakfast is available with lots of options. We had a great time there and would totally recommend this place to come and enjoy


9.9.22 The best hotel i have staying in whilst cycle touring ever! Breakfast was amazing. beds and the room beautifully set out!! What a find!! a MUST!!


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