Holidays in Scotland
Lochside cabins with the Scottish countryside on your doorstep
Forest Holidays

Holidays and short breaks in Scotland

Scotland is renowned for its breathtaking, natural beauty. Whichever way you turn there’s spectacular scenery – from majestic mountains to crystal-clear lochs. Take a short break to Scotland’s wild landscapes and experience a slower pace of life full of relaxation. Or dive straight into thrilling adventures in the ultimate outdoor playground.

Book now for winter 2024

Book now for winter 2024

Be the first to experience winter in our cabins at Glentress Forest

Cosy nights by the log burner after a day of muddy trails on two wheels. Crisp, cool air and misty morning views across the valleys. There’s nowhere better to be. 

Most popular cabins for Peebles hot tub breaks

  • 4-6 guests
    2-3 bedrooms
    White Willow Premium

    Open up floor-to-ceiling doors to your outdoor kitchen and spacious decking. Dine in the open air as you immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the forest.

  • 1-10 guests
    1-5 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Treehouse

    Stay in a cabin that includes everything you get in a four-bedroom Golden Oak cabin, with an additional en-suite bedroom situated across a rope bridge.

  • 1-2 guests
    1 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Hideaway

    Soak in the freestanding bath, cosy up on your outdoor loveseat and lounge in front of the log burning stove. It’s the ultimate staycation for two.



Log cabins at Ardgartan Argyll

Most popular cabins for Loch Long breaks

  • 1-6 guests
    1-3 bedrooms
    Golden Oak

    Your home from home in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. With space to relax and added extras for your perfect break.

    Hot tub

    Log burner


  • 1-6 guests
    2-3 bedrooms
    Silver Birch

    A perfect base for adventures on the shore of Loch Long. Your Silver Birch cabin has a private hot tub and all the essentials you need.

    Hot tub

  • 1-4 guests
    2 bedrooms
    Wheelchair-adapted Silver Birch

    Your wheelchair-adapted Silver Birch provides extra support, with an adapted interior and a hoist for the hot tub.


    Hot tub

    Hot tub hoist


Log cabins at Strathyre

Most popular cabins for Ben Ledi breaks

  • 1-2 guests
    1 bedrooms
    Golden Oak Hideaway

    A cabin for two surrounded by forest, mountains and views of Loch Lubnaig. 

    Hot tub

    Log burner


  • 1-8 guests
    1-4 bedrooms
    Golden Oak

    Your home from home, hidden amongst forest and mountains in a spot known as ‘gateway to the highlands’. With a log burner and gas barbecue.

    Hot tub

    Log burner


  • 1-6 guests
    2-3 bedrooms
    Silver Birch

    A base for all your adventures, enveloped by forest and mountains with a private hot tub and all the essentials you need for a great holiday.

    Hot tub


Two beautiful Lochside locations

New location coming November 2024

  • Ardgartan Argyll, Loch Long

    Ardgartan Argyll, Loch Long

    At the edge of Argyll Forest Park, pine-covered mountains sweep down to meet the shore of Loch Long where 40 cabins sit. A more perfect spot for a forest escape is hard to imagine.

    Great for:

    • Cabins with unique lochside views
    • Argyll Forest Park & the Arrochar Alps
    • A guided cruise of Loch Lomond
    • Walking, hiking, and mountain biking
    • Loch Lomond’s famous restaurants
    • Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
  • Glentress, Peebles

    Glentress, Peebles

    Breathtaking Borders scenery creates an epic backdrop to walking, world-class mountain biking, horse riding and incredible wildlife watching. Embrace adventure or seek out space to unwind across 3,800 acres of woodland.

    Great for:

    • Tweed Valley Forest Park
    • 7stanes mountain biking
    • The River Tweed
    • Go Ape adventures
    • Alpaca trekking and horse riding 
    • Kailzie Gardens 
    • Ancient ruins, holy sites and historic spas
  • Strathyre, Ben Ledi

    Strathyre, Ben Ledi

    Surrounded by forest, loch, and mountain, Strathyre is the very essence of Scotland. Some cabins have enchanting views of Loch Lubnaig while others occupy a grassy forest glade.

    Great for:

    • Queen Elizabeth Forest Park
    • Canoeing on Loch Lubnaig
    • Mountainside hikes & lochside trails
    • Restaurants and pubs in Callander
    • Blair Drummond Safari & Adventure Park
    • National Cycling Route 7 & Glen Finglas Loop


Self-catering Scottish holidays 

Embark on exhilarating adventures in Loch Long or Ben Ledi, before retreating to your cosy cabin nestled in a corner of Scottish woodland. Whether you're planning a family gathering, a romantic getaway, or a reunion with friends, indulge in a hot tub holiday in Scotland. Choose from weekend breaks or week-long staycations that provide everything you need for an extraordinary vacation.

Food & drink options in Scotland

Dine-in at the Forest Retreat, enjoy a tipple or two with our drinks menu or kick back in your hot tub and order to your cabin. Tuck into movie night treats and pizza under the stars.

Ardgartan Argyll Forest Retreat menu | Strathyre Forest Retreat menu

Ardgartan Argyll in-cabin menu  |  Strathyre in-cabin menu

Close encounters with a rare species

Our new neighbours at Strathyre are a group of cheeky pine martens. About the size of a domestic cat, the pine marten is a member of the Weasel family and Strathyre is one of the few places in the UK you will get to see them. These rare and engaging creatures are delighting our guests, who have been keeping a diary of their antics. Scotland is home to some of the UK's rarest and most magnificent wildlife species. Both our Scottish locations, Ardgartan Argyll and Strathyre, are ideal bases for a Scottish wildlife holiday.

Find out more about pine martens at Strathyre

We’re pet-friendly!

We’re pet-friendly!

Our locations in Scotland are home to plenty of pet-friendly log cabins. You can explore the beautiful surroundings with your furry friend in tow. Many of the best walks start right from your cabin door…

Things to do in Scotland

Our favourite places to see and things to do on a holiday in Scotland

  • Our favourite places to go on a holiday in Scotland

    Our favourite places to go on a holiday in Scotland

    Knowing what’s nearby might just help you choose which stunning Scottish location to visit. If you like the idea of tying in an Edinburgh day trip, or fancy having a Safari Park and National Museum of Rural Life only down the road, then you’ll love all the things to do near Strathyre. If you’d rather explore characterful seaside towns like Helensburgh, or see amazing fish at a Sealife Sanctuary, why not have a look at all the amazing things to do near Ardgartan Argyll?

  • Spectacular views and marvelous architecture

    Spectacular views and marvelous architecture

    Scotland is the perfect getaway destination for those looking for something a little out of the ordinary. With a fascinating history, some of Europe’s most vibrant cities and a rugged, varied coastline there is plenty to explore and discover. The best landscapes and areas of paramount beauty in Scotland are recognised and protected as National Scenic Areas and cover 13% of the land. There are 40 areas that have been recognised including spectacular mountain areas such as Ben Nevis and Glencoe, the spectacular island landscapes of the Hebrides and the Northern Isles, and the beautiful lochs, such as Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch, which is just a ten-minute drive from our Ardgartan Argyll location.

  • Traditional towns and modern cities

    Traditional towns and modern cities

    The City of Stirling is one of Scotland's oldest towns and its newest cities and is just a 35-minute drive away from our Strathyre location. Presenting the perfect mix of diverse history and modern culture, Stirling is definitely worth a visit. Callander, the largest town within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and is full of charm and character with many shops and amenities for visitors and is only a 15-minute drive away. The seaside town of Helensburgh is located on the shores of the Firth of Clyde, just 35 minutes away from Ardgartan Argyll and is perfect if you fancy a breath of sea air! For a day out with a twist visit the living museum of the Inveraray Jail. Experience life as a 19th-century prisoner with courtroom trials and punishments! You could also explore the top 10 castles to visit in Scotland.

  • Attractions in Scotland

    Attractions in Scotland

    With so many days out in and around Scotland, you will be spoilt for choice during short breaks in Scotland. In Oban, you will find Scotland's Sea Life Sanctuary, home to amazing sea creatures including Sharks, Rays, Otters and much more - a great place to visit whatever the weather. If you prefer land over sea you might prefer a scenic walk around Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens. For a great family day out head to Blair Drummond Safari Park and take a drive around the wildlife enclosures. With amusements included in the admission price and lots of picnic areas, it's a great place to spend the day. For an adrenaline-filled day, a visit to Go Ape in Go Ape is a must. Featuring 2 of Britain's longest zip wires, you can fly through the forest at 150 feet for over 400 metres!


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