Sleeping and bathing
There are five simply breathtaking bedrooms to choose from, each with an en-suite wet room. Four of the bedrooms are on the first floor, the fifth with en-suite is on the ground floor. Bedroom one has a super king-sized bed with a zip-and-link; thus it can also be made into a twin bedroom for flexible sleeping arrangements. Bedrooms two and three boast an emperor sized bed whilst bedrooms four and five have king-sized zip-and-link beds. Well equipped, each bedroom has its own phone, a Samsung TV with full Sky package, safe deposit box and an automatic mini bar. Beds are swathed in Mascioni bedding and cashmere throws. The first floor bedrooms each have a desk for those needing to catch up on an email or two. In the wet rooms you’ll discover Temple Spa products, Toto washlets and Hansgrohe and Axor showers. In addition, a luxury 3 person shower room allows you to prepare for your water sports adventures or to clean up afterwards.
Eating and Dining
The stunning 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 – one adjoining the kitchen area for the less formal snack or light meal; the second sits apart in its own space, an exceptional circular table with luxurious dining chairs, the perfect setting for dinner parties and celebrations.
The fine 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. A magnificent and inviting living flame fire will keep things wonderfully cosy when things get chilly outside, 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, 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
Overlooking the sheer majesty of Loch Lomond, this incredible wooden decked area offers everything you would need for outdoor living. And this is really some outdoor living; enriched 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 and enjoy a novel experience; outdoors in a thunderstorm but in the warmth and comfort of your futuristic pod.
There is parking for four cars, plus an electric charging point for one car.
On the water
We realise that your stay at Ardlui is only part of your holiday adventure with water sports for many, as your prime focus. Well you’ve come to the right place. We at Ardlui Retreat aim to provide for all your needs. On the Loch, you have your own private jetty available with access to deep water moorings if you want to bring your own boat. There’s jet ski hire, paddle board hire, kayak hire and a diving trampoline 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. Why not hire a 10-person luxury Azimut 43-foot flybridge yacht for a tour of the Loch. A fine dining experience on the yacht would be an unforgettable experience (subject to license and availability). In addition, there’s an outside shower and wet suit drying area plus swimwear dryer.
On the land
On dry land, there’s a motorhome for hire, perfect for exploring around Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. If you’re feeling more energetic, hire the mountain bikes and explore at your leisure. Why not take the ferry to the West Highland Way to follow the paths of this famous walk?
Everybody deserves a spot of pampering whilst on holiday. Relax with your party in the ten-person Cheshire wellness spa, heated all year around. Enjoy the elements from the invigorating heated waters.
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 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.
Babies and children
Babies and children are most welcome. Two highchairs and two travel cots can be provided in the house.
The premises are licensed for the sale of alcohol in terms of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 for which the proprietors carry responsibility as licence holders. We would respectfully remind you that the consumption of guests’ own alcohol is strictly prohibited. Only alcohol purchased on site or pre-ordered at the time of booking can be consumed within the accommodation and grounds.