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Knap Guest House

Adults-only guesthouse within easy reach of Loch Fyne

  • Free WiFi in the lobby

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  • A lovely little guest house right on the port. The room was nice and had everything I…

    Aug 26, 2020

  • Alistair was very welcoming and friendly. Twin room was cute and comfortable wirh a nice…

    Jun 30, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 4 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Housekeeping once per stay
  • Free WiFi in the lobby

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Loch Fyne - 20-minute walk
  • Tarbert Harbour - 1-minute walk
  • Tarbert Golf Club - 21-minute walk
  • Kilbride Bay Beach - 8.5 mi / 13.6 km
  • Skipness Castle - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Superior Double Room
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Refrigerator, Harbour View


  • On the waterfront
  • Loch Fyne - 20-minute walk
  • Tarbert Harbour - 1-minute walk

What’s around


  • On the waterfront
  • Loch Fyne - 20-minute walk
  • Tarbert Harbour - 1-minute walk
  • Tarbert Golf Club - 21-minute walk
  • Kilbride Bay Beach - 8.5 mi / 13.6 km
  • Skipness Castle - 13.5 mi / 21.7 km
  • Lochranza Castle - 15.6 mi / 25.1 km
  • Lochranza Distillery - 16.2 mi / 26 km
  • Dunadd - 18.1 mi / 29.2 km
  • Kilmartin Glen - 20.2 mi / 32.5 km
  • Arichonan Clearance Village - 20.9 mi / 33.6 km

Getting around

  • Campbeltown (CAL) 45-min drive

At a glance


  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 5 days before arrival with check-in instructions and smart lock details. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance. Guests booked in breakfast rate plans receive breakfast in their guestroom.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 12
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free off-site parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served onsite
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Things to do

  • Golfing nearby


  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 1895

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV


  • Housekeeping - once per stay
  • Access via exterior corridors

Small print

Also known as

  • Knap Guest House Tarbert
  • Knap Guest House
  • Knap Tarbert
  • Knap Guest House Tarbert, Scotland
  • Knap Guest House Guesthouse Tarbert
  • Knap Guest House Guesthouse
  • Knap Guest House Tarbert
  • Knap Guest House Guesthouse
  • Knap Guest House Guesthouse Tarbert


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless checkout are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Knap Guest House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Scott's Bistro (5-min walk), The Gallery Cafe (6-min walk) and The Barn (6.7 mi).
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful Tarbert

    Alistair was very welcoming, helpful and friendly. Our room overlooked the harbour at Tarbert. The room was tastefully done and very comfortable.There were nice little touches eg fridge in room, sweets in a jar. The guest rooms were above shops. It was a doctors house with pharmacy underneath and surgery at the back. The parking was on the street but it was free and we got a space ok. The guest house is right in the middle of Tarbert at the harbour very convenient for the restaurants and shops. It is a beautiful little town and an ideal spot to stay to travel the Kintyre peninsula, which is also very beautiful. I would certainly return here if we travel to that region again.

    Alexandra, 1 night romance trip, Jun 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice guy and very nice room. Perfect experience close to the ferry

    1 night trip, Dec 7, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent guest house

    Comfortable room, excellent breakfast with very friendly proprietor

    Geoff, 1 night trip, Oct 1, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A great find.

    A great find. All in all no real negative observations other than our room being a little cramped but with a great view. Our host was more than up to the job. A great breakfast, service and choice' promptly served with a smile at all times. Thank you very much.

    Gwen, 3 night family trip, Sep 16, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Ideally placed for ferries

    We needed to stay over on our way to the Islay ferry so that we didn’t have a rush from our previous stopping place. This guest house met all our requirements - and more. We were able to make our leisurely way after excellent rest and recuperation.

    Dave, 1 night trip, Aug 26, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very good experience and would definitely recommend to anyone planning to visit Argyll. Alistair is a wonderful host.

    Hem Raj, 3 night romance trip, Aug 25, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Tarbert village

    Knap House is a luxurious B and B in the heart of Tarbert village. Host Alistair provides great hospitality, also cooks breakfast to order. Excellent stay in all respects.

    Colin, 1 night romance trip, Aug 24, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place to stay before catching ferry to Isla

    Great night sleep in very comfy bed. Arrived late due to long drive but was given clear details of how to let ourselves in. Excellent breakfast and lovely host.

    Patricia, 1 night romance trip, Aug 19, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Interesting Room

    Our one night stay was very comfortable, the Room had so many interesting pieces of Art, everywhere you look there is something to admire. The Room consisted of a very larger Lounge, two Settees, Armchair, Writing Desk, various Seats and Furniture, Log Fire, Fridge and more. Alister greased us at the Door then showed us the communal Kitchen and Dinning area followed by our large Lounge and Bedroom, he had also provided us with two small Bottles of Wine (Red & White), Local Cheese and Biscuits. Breakfast the following Morning was all cooked freshly and to perfection, Alister did it all while we were sat in the open plan Kitchen/ Dinning Room, a very skilful man. Alister gave us some suggestions for our Evening dinning which was very helpful, we eventually choose Cafe Ca'Dora, it looks like a standard Seaside Cafe, however the Menu and very well prepared food was of a top end Restaurant, especially the Scollops, the best we have had for many years. Thank You Alister!

    Eric, 1 night trip, Aug 13, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Right by the harbour

    Spent 2 nights here. Alistair the owner was brilliant told us where to eat in the village and how to get to the ferry next morning tea and coffee in the room tv as well. Shower was excellent plenty of hot water and even though by the main road no noise at night breakfast on the day we left set us up for the day will definitely book again next yeat

    Neville, 2 night trip, Aug 5, 2018

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