Ardlui Retreat

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Welcome to paradise! This extraordinary home, the epitome of luxury, is set in one of the most dramatic, awe-inspiring locations in Britain, making it the ultimate pad to escape from it all.

At a Glance

From £9,199 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Al Fresco eating Autumnal escapes Big and Beautiful Celebratory stays Concierge service Electric car charging point Family friendly Gym Heated outdoor saltwater infinity pool Pet-free property Private barbeque hut The Ardlui Collection Travel cot and highchair Twelve person farmer's deluxe pod Underfloor heating throughout Use of a paddle board/kayak Wellness spa WiFi Yacht and jet ski hire Lochside setting Hot Tub Parking
We're so excited and delighted to welcome you to our newest Scottish retreat! Combining the wild beauty of Loch Lomond with the ultimate in luxurious living, this is a homestay like no other offering ten lucky people an escape from it all that's truly one of a kind. With incredible loch views and five en suite bathrooms, this amazing home also benefits from a heated infinity saltwater pool, hot tub, barbeque hut and deluxe farmer's pod as well as a private wellness spa and use of the onsite gym. And if that's not enough, you also have your own private jetty as well as a yacht and jet skis available to hire. Ardlui benefits from a full housekeeping and concierge service on site, so you'll always have someone on hand to help should you need it, whilst at the same being perfectly private and tucked away, making it ideal for celebrations and gatherings. This wonderful residence is the epitome of comfort whatever time of year, with underfloor heating throughout as well as full separate aircon and climate control in each room as well as electric curtains and blinds. 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 Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park as your playground. It doesn't get any better than this!
Living

The fabulous sitting room is the perfect spot to lounge, with French doors leading out on to the decking area, perfect to bring the outside in on warmer days, or gaze through during wintery days. There's a fabulous fire to keep things wonderfully cosy, whilst the Samsung TV with full Sky package is perfect for film nights or for catching up on your favourite series. There are sofas aplenty on which to sprawl, whilst there's an amazing touchscreen jukebox as well as Bose Bluetooth speakers so you can listen to your favourite tunes. A Playstation 5 is available too, perfect for young and old alike!

Eating

The incredible open plan kitchen and dining area is perfect for entertaining.

The Poggenpohl kitchen, in shades of grey and white, is home to everything you could possibly need to rustle up meals (or for someone to do it for you!) including two ovens, a dishwasher, a glass-fronted fridge and washer dryer. Jam-packed with Siemens appliances to make things run smoothly, it's also home to some luxurious extras such as a bean to cup coffee machine and a fabulous automatic cocktail drinks machine to make your soirees go with a bang. Don't fancy cooking yourself? Just let us know and we can arrange a private chef for you.

There are two areas for dining - the first directly next to the kitchen, the perfect spot for watching the chef at work and for more informal meals. The second sits apart in its own space, a fabulous circular table that's the ideal setting for dinner parties and celebrations.

Sleeping and bathing

There are five simply breath-taking bedrooms to choose from, each with an en suite wet room. Whether you've had an action-packed day exploring over land or water, or simply spent the day relaxing by the pool or in the spa, each bedroom has been designed to ensure a blissfully peaceful escape, where deep sleeps and long lie ins are guaranteed. Incredibly well equipped, each bedroom has its own phone, a Samsung TV with full Sky package and an automatic mini bar and safe, whilst beds are swathed in Mascioni bedding and cashmere throws. In addition, there's a desk in bedrooms one to four, for those that might need to catch up on an email or two. Bedroom one has a super king-sized bed that's a zip-and-link, meaning it can also be made into a twin bedroom for flexible sleeping arrangements. Bedrooms two and three boast an emperor sized bed whilst bedrooms for and five have king-sized zip-and-link beds. In the wet rooms you'll discover Temple Spa products, Toto washlets and Hansgrohe and Axor showers. In addition, there's a three-person shower downstairs, perfect for ablutions before getting in the pool.

Outdoor space

Overlooking the sheer majesty of Loch Lomond, this incredible 300-meter square wooden deck offers everything you would need for outdoor living. Blessed with a turquoise, iridescent heated saltwater infinity pool, Hi-gold outdoor furniture, all weather table tennis and pool table, bubbling hot tub and private barbeque hut, as well as an outside shower and loo, you're all set. Weather not so good? Not a problem! Head to the twelve-person farmer's deluxe pod for dramatic loch views without getting cold or wet.

Parking

There is parking for four cars, plus an electric charging point for one car.

On the water

Your stay at Ardlui is in no way restricted to being on land. On the Loch, you have your own private jetty available with access to deep water moorings if you want to bring your own boat. Alternatively, a Luxury Azimut 43-foot flybridge yacht is available for hire which accommodates ten (subject to license), plus there's jet ski hire, paddle board hire and kayak hire for hours of water-filled fun (subject to availability). In addition, there's an outside shower and wet suit drying area plus swimwear dryer.

On the land

On dry land, there's 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.

Wellness

Everybody deserves a spot of pampering whilst on holiday, so there's a private ten-person Cheshire wellness spa for you and your party to enjoy at your leisure. In addition, there's a gym with Technogym equipment plus sun bed hire, shared with the guests that are 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.

Golf

The owners are delighted to include a free round of golf at The Carrick Golf Course with each booking with drop off and pick up. This must be booked in advance of your stay.

Housekeeping and concierge service

There is daily housekeeping available during your stay (extra charges apply), plus the concierge and manager live on site and on hand to help you should you need it.

Alcohol

Ardlui Retreat 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.

Additional costs

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

Babies and children

Babies and children are most welcome. Two highchairs and two travel cots can be provided in the house.

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. Want to explore further afield? 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.

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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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