Overlooking picturesque Tarbert harbour and within a 10 minute drive to the ferry terminal for Islay (Kennacraig) this magnificently refurbished Victorian town house with our tastefully furnished bedrooms is a must stay for your visit to the historic county of Argyll. Knap Guest House is Visit Scotland 4 star rated. All bedrooms are equipped with satellite television, free wifi and are ensuite with top class fittings and showers.
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No matter if your stay is overnight or for a few days you can be assured of a warm welcome at Knap House. Whether you are here for an activity break, a relaxing holiday or a business trip, unwind after your day before going out in the village and have the pleasure of a meal or a drink at one of of the many friendly eating establishments and bars nearby. For breakfast, with the exception of our very early depart guests - for whom we provide (by prior arrangement - please ask) a lovely help yourself selection of cold choices - a full cooked to order breakfast is included in our tariff.
The Guest house is situated in the heart of the village and is close to many shops, restaurants, galleries, cafes and the bus and ferry terminals to the Islands and beyond. Parking is nearby on the harbour front and is free. Knap Guest House is a place for adults to relax and we do not cater for young children or pets.
The Accommodation in Knap Guest House, Tarbert, is top quality. All our rooms have just been completely refurbished and are furnished to the highest standards, with tasteful pine furniture and a delightful Scottish / Thai theme subtly merging the ancient Scottish Clan culture with Asia. Free wifi, satellite TV and fridge (except for the Study Double Room) are provided. All are en suite and the bathrooms are tiled throughout . We have 1 double, a king size, a twin bedded room and of course our magnificent Chieftain Suite.
Bowmore / Isle of Islay
Founded in 1779 and one of the first distilleries on Islay with a legal whisky production. Changed hands a few times over the years and is now part of the Japanese Santory company. The distillery still operates its own traditional floor malting. The list of the bottlings is as long and impressive as the list of the awards the Bowmore range has received, and covers everything from Bowmore 8y old to Bowmore 40y old, Bowmore Cask Strength, Bowmore Legend and many others.
Bruichladdich / Isle of Islay
A very "private" distillery: privately owned, privately financed and privately run. Established in 1881, closed down in 1995 and re-opened by small group of individuals and whisky lovers. The distillery still operates on much old, original equipment, only produces small runs, and bottling is done by hand. Very interesting whisky's, although some are heavily peated. Includes Bruichladdich 10y old, 15y old, 20y old and Vintages.
Bunnahabhain / Isle of Islay
Established in 1881, in 1887 the distillery merged with W. Grant & Co to form the Highland Distilleries Co Ltd. Their bottlings include Bunnahabhain 12y old and Vintage Reserve, the distillery's product is also used in the "Famous Grouse" and "Black Bottle" blended whisky's.
Caol Ila (Sound of Islay) / Isle of Islay
On the east coast of Islay, close to Port Askaig. It was built in 1846, rebuilt in 1879 and silent between 1930 and 1937. The distillery underwent a major upgrade between 1972 and 1974 and reopened with an increased numbers of stills, now boasting 6 instead of 2. Their bottlings include Caol Ila 15y old, 20y old, 21y old and 1981 cask strength.
The Oban distillery was founded in 1794, a few years later the town of Oban started to developed around the complex. This is the reason that the distillery is in the town centre of modern Oban, overlooking the harbour and Kerrera island. Between 1931 and 1937 the distillery was closed, and in 1972 it reopened with a new still house after a 3 year silent period. The Oban Distillery is primarily known for its 14-year-old malt, which is marketed as part of Diageo's "Classic Malts Selection" range, launched in 1988. Also available is a "Distiller's Edition" bottling, which is finished in a Montilla Fino sherry cask before bottling. There is also an 18-year-old limited edition and a rare 32-year-old edition.
Ardbeg / Isle of Islay
Before it took up production officialy in 1815 it was run by smugglers, probably since 1794. In 1959 the Ardbeg Distillery Ltd was created, but in 1984 it had to close down. It re-opened for short period of time before it closed again in 1996. The new and current owners, Glenmorangie plc, recommenced business in 1997 and even built a new visitor centre shortly after. The creation of Ardbeg whisky involves the most heavily peated malt in Scotland, bottlings include Ardbeg 10y old, 17y old, Ardbeg 1975 and Ardbeg Provence 1974 (Vintage).
Arran / Isle of Arran
Probably the newest distillery in Scotland, it was only opened in 1995, with the visitor centre following in 1997. The distillery produces the first Arran Single Malt since more then 150 years.
Glen Scotia / Campbeltown
Established in 1832 and only recently re-opened after several closures and changes in ownership. Present owner is Loch Lomond Distillery Co., the product range includes Glen Scotia 12y old, 14y old, 17y old, and Glen Scotia 1973.
Springbank / Campbeltown
Founded in 1828 by John and William Mitchel and remained in the family ever since. One of only two distilleries in Scotland who produce, mature and bottle their products on the same premises. The distilleries has 3 stills, although not all of the whisky they produce is distilled 3 times. The range includes Springbank 10y, 12y, 15y, 21y, 25y, 30y up to 50 year old, and the Longrow range. No chill filtering or artificial colouring used.
Use the interactive Google map below to orientate yourself to the area and of course to find Knap Guest House in Tarbert Loch Fyne, Argyll, Scotland. This is a top rated, friendly 4 star Guest House on the Kintyre Peninsula a destination in its own right but perfectly placed for visiting our "Whisky" islands.
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