Alpin @Ardlui

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Overlooking stunning Loch Lomond, this exquisite waterside retreat for six is simply incredible, offering luxurious yet laid back luxury in the most beautiful setting imaginable.

At a Glance

From £2,062 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Al Fresco eating Autumnal escapes Baby on Board Can be accessed by boat Celebratory stays Electric car charging point Family friendly Golf course nearby Gym Lochside setting Mooring available Motorhomes for hire Off the beaten track Pet-free property The Ardlui Collection Travel cot and highchair WiFi Yacht and jet ski hire Hot Tub Parking Design-led retreat
Just wow! This incredible homestay for six effortlessly juxtaposes the most luxurious living with the wild, rugged and untamed beauty of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Three gorgeous bedrooms, exquisite views and fabulous living space await at Alpin, whilst outside there's a private terrace, private hot tub, shared gardens and even a yacht and jet skis for hire. With jaw-dropping views over the marina, this is a wonderful residence where every luxury has been considered from underfloor heating throughout to boutique hotel standard bedrooms, each equipped with a television and mini bar. Set on the shores of Loch Lomond, this truly is a remarkable setting, and if you can bare to tear yourself away, there's plenty to explore in the area with the Trossachs National Park as your playground. It doesn't get any better than this!
Larger parties

Alpin is close to Sorcha which also sleeps six, so if you're a group of friends, a larger family or two families traveling together, these can be booked together to sleep twelve in total.

Living

The gorgeous sitting room area has wonderful views over the marina out over the Loch and benefits from a fabulous, semi-circular sofa, perfect for coming together to sit and chat, play games, or catch up on your favourite film or series. You’ll find four Samsung Smart TV’s in Alpin, each with a selection of Sky TV channels and movies on demand (charges apply). In addition, there's a LG Bluetooth speaker in the lounge and all bedrooms to create the soundtrack to your holiday.

Eating

The perfectly formed Poggenpohl kitchen, in shades of grey and white, is home to everything you could possibly need to rustle up feasts. Jam-packed with Siemens appliances to make mealtimes run smoothly, it's also home to some luxurious extras such as a bean to cup coffee machine, meaning you'll have everything to hand during your stay.

The spacious dining area lies to one side of the kitchen and has a fabulously large table, perfect for celebratory dinner parties and laid-back breakfasts alike. We just love the Tom Raffield Skipper Pendant ceiling light overhead.

Sleeping

There are three stunning bedrooms to choose from, each swathed in bedding from the Mascioni hotel collection. A perfect escape at the end of the day, whether you've been exploring the mountains and Loch, or simply relaxing by the water's edge. Beautifully styled and oh-so-cosy, they're a delight to retreat to, guaranteeing a blissful night's sleep and long lie ins.

On the ground floor is a delightful twin room, perfect for little ones or friends staying together.

Take the winding stairs to the first floor and you'll discover two further bedrooms. One boasts an oh-so comfy super king bed with gorgeous private balcony - the perfect spot for coffee with a view. Bedroom three holds the sumptuous double bed. Both have tall, vaulted ceilings making them airily wonderful.

Incredibly well equipped, each bedroom has a Samsung Smart TV with a selection of Sky channels, a safe and a well-stocked automatic minibar, along with a phone in all rooms should you wish to reach the duty manager on site.

Bathing

There are two wet rooms, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor. Both wet rooms feature Temple Spa products and a Toto washlet in the downstairs wet room, which combines wellness, cleanliness and sustainability and Hansgrohe rainfall drench showers as well as underfloor heating.

Outdoor space

With stunning views overlooking the marina and the Loch beyond, the front of Alpin has a wonderful decking area that comes complete with table and chairs, the perfect spot for a lazy summer's afternoon, plus your own private, bubbling hot tub - the ultimate spot to unwind and watch twilight descend over the water. In addition, there's a fabulous garden space (shared with Lodge 5) complete with two picnic tables, plus a communal barbeque hut (this is shared with the other Lodges).

Parking

Ardlui is accessed via a secure code protected gated entrance. There is off road parking for two cars, plus electric charging facilities (tokens can be purchased at reception).

On the water

Your stay at Ardlui is in no way restricted to being on land. On the Loch, a Luxury Azimut 43-foot flybridge yacht is available for hire which accommodates up to ten persons, including the option of a fine dining experience, (subject to license and availability). Plus there's jet ski hire, paddle board hire and kayak hire for hours of water-filled fun (subject to availability). Additional activities include half day water skiing, wakeboarding and speed boat tours, please be advised these activities are in high demand during the summer months and should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

On the land

On dry land, there are motorhomes for hire (subject to availability), perfect for exploring around Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, whilst if you're feeling a bit more active there's also bicycle hire available too. Why not take the ferry to the west highland way to follow the paths of this famous walk, or uncover the indoor barbeque hut which comfortably seats 10 people.

Additional costs

Please note the rental price of the property does not include certain services and facilities which have additional costs such as: hire of the yacht, water skis, water sports and equipment, campervan and bike hire, mini bar, nightly berthing fees and launching in and out. These facilities are separately managed by Ardlui and not Boutique Retreats and must be booked directly with Ardlui in advance of your stay. These have additional costs and are subject to availability, due to being shared with the other retreats.

Wellness

If you want to keep fit whilst on holiday, there's a state-of-the-art gym with Technogym equipment (24-hour access) plus sun bed hire, shared with the other guests staying in the Ardlui Lodges.

Gym

Technogym Personal Treadmills:
Ardlui Retreat has a state-of-the-art air-conditioned gymnasium with 24-hour access, the equipment comprises of Technogym run personal treadmills designed by Antonio Citterio with 21.5” screens with integrated loudspeakers to let you watch, listen and interact while training, without any distractions. These treadmills are suitable for beginners and sport professionals alike, each treadmill comes with a touchscreen and virtual live trainer who will guide you through a one on one session, offering encouragement and suggesting the level of intensity, which you are free to follow or change.

Technogym Bike Personal:
Why not try our bike personal bikes and get more engagement and motivation than ever with a personal trainer at your fingertips that will guide you through a one-on-one session, choose among techno sessions, routines, beautiful outdoor scenery, and reach your best shape.

Technogym Skillrow Rower:
Our Skillrow rower developed with professional athletes improves both your cardio and power with diverse total body workouts and with the most realistic rowing feel in its class. Download the Skillrow app before your workout and then dive straight into the action. Pick a challenge, train with the best and get real-time feedback on your performance metrics. Everything you need to train like a champion is in the Skillrow app, choose from goal oriented (time, distance, calories and repetitions) interval training and TNT programmes developed by exercise professionals.

Rack Personal:
Rack personal ensures maximum safety thanks to the innovative smart lock and precision glide systems, allowing user friendly barbell support locking and a smooth, fluid sliding movement of the safety bars. It also includes an ergonomic, chrome plated steel bar pull up with multi grip. Your personal rack ensures an effective and safe strength training system.

Housekeeping services

There is daily housekeeping available during your stay at an additional charge, there is also a duty manager who lives on site and is always ready to help you.

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome at Alpin - highchairs and travel cots are available on request.

WiFi

Due to the gorgeously remote location, WiFi connectivity is very weak. However, there is an option to hire a commercial SIM for the duration of your stay at an additional cost subject to availability.

There is free WiFi in Alpin but there is a charge for premium WiFi due to the retreat's geographical location. Premium WiFi is chargeable at £5.00 per day per device.

Dogs

This is one of our pet-free properties.

In the Area

Set by the banks of Loch Lomond, this heavenly retreat is perfectly situated to explore this wonderful part of Scotland, if you can bear to tear yourself away from the luxuries of Ardlui. Nestled within Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, you're surrounded by some of the most unspoilt, spectacular scenery you could possibly imagine that's just waiting to be discovered. Pop in the car and weave around the Loch's edge for spectacular views and experience life on the water with a cruise of the Loch. Want to explore further afield? Why not head to Lomond shores for some retail therapy or take a visit the Sealife centre nearby. Don your walking boots and take to the hills, mountains and nature reserves - a must for nature lovers, or explore the pretty villages, castles and landmarks that dot the landscape, there's so much to see and do, you'll never want to leave.

Alcohol

Ardlui is fully licensed to sell alcohol. The owners have created an array of great value drink packages to offer you the choice of refreshment that most appeals to you, from soft drinks to fine wines, premium beers and much more.

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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