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Check-in/Arrival and Check-out/Departure times caret-down

You may access the property from 16.30 on the day of arrival (earlier arrivals are strictly by arrangement only). Please note that departure is by 10.00 on your final day (again, later departures are strictly by arrangement only). We need this time to ensure that the Lodge/Retreat is ready for your arrival after the previous guests have left.

Is smoking permitted on the premises caret-down

Smoking is not allowed in any of the lodges/Retreat or in the hot tubs. If you wish to smoke outside, please use the ashtrays provided and under no circumstances discard cigarette butts in the garden or grounds.

Are pets allowed? caret-down

Pets are welcome in Lodges 1,2 & 3, however this is restricted to 1 small dog. Animals must be healthy, fully house-trained and kept under control, most particularly in the grounds of the Retreat. You are advised to bring your pets bed and food bowls. Under no circumstances are pets allowed on the beds, bedding or furniture and should not be left unattended or allowed to annoy other guests or nearby animals. All fouling should be cleaned up after your pet. Pets are charged at a rate of £35 per stay.

Is alcohol allowed on the premises? caret-down

Ardlui Retreat is fully licensed for alcohol on and off sales.
No person under 18 will be allowed to purchase or consume alcohol on our property. Guests are asked to refrain from bringing alcohol to the Retreat.

Nightly berthing and jet-ski dock pricing caret-down

Boat £25.00 per night
Jet-Ski dock £15.00 per night
Slipping charges in or out £12.00
Please note that you cannot slip in your own vessel at Ardlui Retreat.
In the interests of health and safety this must be done by a member of our staff.
The Slipway is open from 7.30am till 10.30pm

Is there a Site Plan of the Retreat? caret-down

Yes, you can view the site map here

Do all Lodges have the same views caret-down

Partial Loch views: Lodges 1,2 and 3

Marina views: Lodges 4 and 5

Loch views: 6,7 and 8

What gym facilities are on offer caret-down

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.

In addition, there is a sun stand for hire, in case of overcast skies.

What are the car parking facilities caret-down

A Lodge booking includes parking for 2 cars.
A Retreat booking includes parking for 4 cars

Are there charging points for Electric Cars? caret-down

There are 2 Electric Car charging points on site. One opposite the gym and one exclusively for the use of the Retreat.
Charges apply.

Do you have more information regarding the yacht caret-down

Guests are able to hire the 10-person luxury Azimut 43-foot flybridge yacht for a tour of the Loch.
Subject to license and availability, guests are able to book a fine dining experience on the yacht.