Tarbet is a small village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. It lies on the banks of Loch Lomond with a backdrop of wild, hilly countryside. Many Tarbet holiday cottages have stunning views across the water, thanks to the village’s location on a narrow neck of land which separates Loch Long from Loch Lomond. The hills surrounding Tarbet are known as the Arrochar Alps, and are popular among walkers, climbers and wildlife-watchers. Look out for red squirrels, deer, and eagles. Since Victorian times, pleasure boats have provided visitors with leisurely tours of the loch from the small pier on the shore.
Stuckdarach is a truly luxurious rural cottage in Loch Lomond, Scotland. The pet-friendly cottage on the shores of the loch boasts a lovely enclosed garden with hot tub as well as modern appliances, a private studio, wonderful views, contemporary chic and country charm including an open fire.
Self-catering holidays in Tarbet are a good opportunity to hop on the West Highland Railway, which has a station in the village. It is widely considered one of the world’s most impressive train journeys, running all the way from Glasgow to Mallaig.
Take a stroll into the village centre from your Tarbet holiday cottage and you will discover a peaceful community with spectacular views around every corner. You will find a tourist information centre and a loch cruise company based in the village. There are a handful of places to eat and drink, including Slanj, a traditional Scottish restaurant serving delicious regional dishes. Bonnie and Ben is a café near the pier, serving good coffee and light lunches, while the Tarbet Tearoom has a reputation for delicious homemade cakes. At the crossroads in the centre of Tarbet, there is a 250-year-old turreted hotel where a dram of local whiskey is highly recommended.
The wooded hills and glens of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park are on the village’s doorstep, while Scotland’s west coast and Islands are a scenic drive westward. Glasgow is an hour’s drive southward, and Fort William is a 90-minute drive north