Ceol Na Mara

Tarbert, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3DP



  • 5 Star Guest House
5 Star Guest House

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Ceol na Mara is an award-winning 5-Star bed and breakfast, ideally located only a few minutes by car from the Tarbert Ferry Terminal. Our position gives visitors easy access to all areas of Harris and Lewis with the Butt of Lewis being 1 and 1/2 hours away by car.

Surrounded by our own 50 acre croft, we enjoy privacy, peace and seclusion, having wonderful views over the sea loch with ample parking and garden area to admire the scenery and maybe see golden eagles who regularly soar over us!

We have four rooms comprising two Super-King Rooms (En-Suite), a Twin Room (En-Suite), and a Double Room (with Private Bathroom), with guests having access to two lounges. Each room has a comprehensive welcome tray, including Nespresso machine and a small mini fridge with fresh milk. Our very comfortable beds have Egyptian cotton bed-linen and goose-down duvets. 

We enjoy a very high reputation for customer service, our guests can relax on our home, thoroughly enjoying their stay on the islands.

Our breakfasts are a highlight of your stay, featuring a large breakfast menu of local produce including home-made bread, granola, muesli, porridge, locally sourced smoked kippers and haddock, and, of course, a traditional Scottish breakfast featuring the world-famous Stornoway black pudding. We have developed a light bite menu including eggs benedict, avocado and smoked salmon options. In addition, we can cater for those who are gluten/lactose/dairy free and vegan/vegetarian.

Our guests enjoy a complimentary dram of malt whisky on each night of their stay, and can have further drinks from our honesty bar if they wish. For those not wishing to eat out, our sharing platters, served on Sunday evenings only, always prove popular.

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Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Croft View - Twin En Suite£170.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
Heather - Double Room - Private Bathroom£145.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
Loch View Super King Room, En Suite£170.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
Machair - Super King En Suite£170.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Bar Available - Fully licensed with honesty bar
  • Breakfast Available - Our breakfast menu includes our own homemade bread alongside a menu comprising full Scottish, smoked haddock, kippers, and light bite menu including Eggs Benedict, avocado dishes, omelettes and smoked salmon. We offer a comprehensive selection of homemade cereals, yoghurts, fruit alongside our very popular Ceol na Mara special as well as creamy porridge.
  • Dairy Free
  • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
  • Evening Meal By Arrangement - We offer guests either a fish or cheese sharing platter available by prior arrangement on Sunday evenings only. Platters are served at 6:30pm in the guest lounge or dining room. Due to our location on Harris, we need at least 7 days notice so we can order the quality produce we need.
  • Full Alcohol Drinks License
  • Gluten Free
  • Nut Free Meals
  • Organic Food
  • Patio/Beer Garden
  • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
  • Snack Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Available - Tea making and Nespresso machine in each room. You will find fresh milk in a small mini fridge. A variety of herbal teas is available in addition to decaf tea and coffee.
  • Vegan Meals Available
  • Vegetarian

Dietary Options

  • Nut Free Meals


  • Hairdryer Available
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Iron Available
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Linen Provided
  • Lounge - We have two guest lounges with the main one having extensive views over the sea loch and beyond. We often watch golden eagles and are lucky enough on some occasions to observe otters!
  • Outdoor Drying Facility
  • Shower
  • Telephone - Mobile coverage has improved considerably on the islands in the last few years but should you need the house landline it is freely available.
  • WC EnSuite - Three bedrooms en suite; one bedroom private bathroom (Heather)


  • Internet Access - Free wifi throughout the house. We tend to access 20 to 30 Mbps download speeds. Occasionally guests need access for work purposes. With advance notice we can reduce use elsewhere to give you problem free zooming!
  • Picnic Area - Our decking and garden provides you with space for drinks and also an evening picnic if you would like to make use of our amazing food vans on Harris!
  • Smoking Restricted - Outside only

Leisure Facilities

  • CD Player - In our guest lounge
  • DVD Player - In our guest lounge
  • Garden
  • Radio - Accessed via our smart television.
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • TV In Room - Flat smart TV with Freesat channels.
  • TV Lounge
  • WiFi - Free


  • Coastal Location - Just 100m from the sea, Ceol na Mara is situated on our own 50 acre croft surrounded by open sea on one side and a sea loch directly in front of it
  • Island Location
  • Lochside Location
  • Mountains area
  • Remote Location
  • Rural Location
  • Sea/Loch View

Payment Methods

  • Bank Transfers Accepted
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • VISA Card

Special Requirements

  • Allergy Sufferers - We use goose down duvets and pillows, but can swap to synthetic if advised when booking.
  • Business Travellers
  • Groups Welcome
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Single Travellers
  • Young People - 14 or over with adults


  • Bike Storage Available
  • Free Parking On-Site
  • On Public Transport Route - Local bus service to south Harris stops on the main road, 400 metres away from Ceol na Mara or a 1 mile walk places you in Tarbert where buses to Stornoway are located with more options.
  • Private Parking

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Nathsunshine
      Montreal, Canada
      Ceol na Mara (Jane and Dave) = Perfection!
      5 of 5 stars
      1st May 2024
      I don't even know where to begin.... everything, and I mean, everything, was absolutely perfect at Ceol na Mara. You can tell that the hosts, Jane and Dave, are passionate. The house is stunning, the... Read full review
    • Curiostravellers
      Waterdown, Canada
      Trip Type:
      Fabulous and worth the trip to Tarbert
      5 of 5 stars
      2nd May 2024
      Fabulous! Located in a gorgeous part of Isle of Harris, the views from this homey and comfortable guest house are worth the trip to Tarbert. Its central location allows you to visit different parts... Read full review
    • Zoeleela
      Trip Type:
      A beautiful home away from home
      5 of 5 stars
      8th May 2024
      We just left this heaven on earth in the paradise of Harris. We have never been so cared for, so well fed at breakfast, so comforted by the stunning beauty both outside (with newborn lambs nearby... Read full review


    • 5 Star Guest House
    5 Star Guest House


    • Welcome SchemesTaste our Best Taste our Best 2016
    • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now Outer Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now 2020
    • Other AwardsPlatinum Listing Platinum Listing 2020
    • Other AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    Seasonal (2 Apr 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
    Open all year (1 Apr 2025 - 20 Sept 2025)

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