Isla @Ardlui

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Nestled deep within the wild beauty of Scotland, this luxurious homestay offers a blissful escape from the everyday, perfectly situated close to the banks of the iconic Loch Lomond...

At a Glance

From £1,904 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Al Fresco eating Autumnal escapes Baby on Board Can be accessed by boat Electric car charging point Family friendly Foodie breaks Golf course nearby Gym Lochside setting Mooring available Motorhomes for hire Off the beaten track The Ardlui Collection Travel cot and highchair WiFi Yacht and jet ski hire Dog friendly Hot Tub Parking Design-led retreat
A staycation of dreams awaits at our striking Lodge for six, pairing luxury living with the wild beauty of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Our heavenly homestay promises a stunning Scandi-style exterior, chic open-plan living and all the additional luxuries of a boutique hotel, along with alfresco activities aplenty including yacht and jet ski hire. Uncover three gorgeous bedrooms to choose from, two stylish wet rooms, a private decking area overlooking idyllic vistas, and even a bubbling hot tub! Situated on the shores of Loch Lomond, our divine dwelling is a luxurious retreat away from it all, set in the most awe-inspiring landscape Scotland has to offer. With so many beauty spots to see and explore within the Trossachs National Park, luxury adventure awaits...
Living

Step inside our magnificent homestay from the front decking area to uncover a chic open-plan living space which offers all the comforts of luxury escapism. In calming hues of soft white and rich purples, this space offers a soothing interior style just perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring. The stunning floor-to-ceiling windows at the front of the Lodge present idyllic views to accompany your fresh morning coffee.

With a sumptuous, semi-circular sofa just made for lounging in Boutique-style, relaxing with loved ones or enjoying family film nights. You’ll find four Samsung Smart TV’s in Isla, 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

Within the open-plan living space, you'll find a sleek Poggenpohl kitchen with all the mod-cons you could desire, including the additional luxury of a slimline dishwasher, microwave, Siemens appliances, double sink and the all-important coffee machine. The spacious dining table for six is perfect for evening banquets or pared-back brunches alike, we adore the Tom Raffield Skipper Pendant ceiling light adding a dash of Scandi-style magic.

Sleeping and bathing

There are three beautiful bedrooms to choose from, each with sumptuous bedding from the Mascioni hotel collection, for nothing short of blissful slumber. Within each bedroom you will find 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.

The ground floor bedroom is dressed in calming grey hues with twin beds. On warmer days, throw open the door to welcome a soft breeze from the rear outside space, where you’ll find a bubbling hot tub beneath rolling mountain views.

From the main living space, follow the winding staircase to reach the first floor where bedrooms two and three reside. Bedroom two offers a spacious king size bed and a spectacular trilateral aspect window leading out to a private balcony. Along with storage space, only restful slumbers await in this gorgeous bedroom space with views over Loch Lomond.

Bedroom three holds the sumptuous double bed which lies beneath a magnificent lighting feature, along with storage space.

You’ll find two stylish wet rooms in the Lodge, one located on each of the floors. 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 lovely views towards the Loch, Isla boasts a wonderful decking area, complete with relaxed outdoor seating, not forgetting your own heavenly hot tub to the rear of the property with the addition of an al fresco dining set up. There's a communal barbeque hut for the ultimate dining experience (please note this is shared with the other Lodges).

On the water

For the seekers of water-based adventure, your stay at Isla is just the beginning. Discover the Loch's jetty with access to deep water moorings, if you fancy bringing along your own boat, or set off on a boat trip with hire options. For the wild at heart, you'll find a variety of exciting water sports and Loch activities for hours of entertainment on the water; from jet ski’s, paddle boards and kayaks all available to hire. Hire the Luxury Azimut 43-foot flybridge yacht, including the option of a fine dining experience, which accommodates up to ten persons (subject to license and availability). Ardlui offers 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

For those who prefer the comfort of dry land underfoot, there are activities aplenty to occupy adventurous souls, from a wonderful motorhome for hire to explore the surrounding landscape in style to bicycle hire, head to the Loch for unforgettable nights beneath starry skies, or why not take the ferry to the west highland way to follow the paths of this famous walk. Fire pit moments await you on the edge of the loch, not forgetting the indoor barbeque hut which comfortably seats 10 people.

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 Skilrow 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.

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.

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.

Parking

Isla 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).

Babies and children

A highchair and travel cot are available on request, please kindly bring your own bedding if you require use of a travel cot.

WiFi

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

There is free WiFi in Isla 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

One well-behaved dog is very welcome at Isla, we charge £35 per week or per short stay.

In the Area

If you can even bear to tear yourself away from the serene luxury of Isla, there's an abundance of wild beauty to explore beyond the banks of Loch Lomond. Set deep within The Trossachs National Park, follow the tour to explore the surrounding landscapes and awe-inspiring vistas of magical Scotland. Why not head to Lomond shores for some retail therapy or take a visit the Sealife centre nearby. Whether you long to gaze over the endless splendour of Loch Lomond at nearby beauty spots, don your walking boots to explore mountainous terrains on foot or jump in the car to follow wondrous, weaving roads and journey through the local area - untamed adventures await. From whiskey tours to castle wandering, spa days to golf trips, there are so many hidden gems to explore in the mystical world beyond Isla.

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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