Forest Holidays

Holidays in Scotland

Scottish breaks & weekends away

Why choose a holiday in Scotland?

Scottish holidays have it all. Explore Scotland's must see lochs, mountains, castles, and coasts. Discover a dramatic history, rich in culture. For a self-catering break in Scotland that you will remember forever stay at our Ardgartan Argyll or Strathyre locations, both set in glorious Scottish landscapes. 

Self-catering Scottish breaks

A Forest Holiday is whatever you choose it to be - from educational activities lead by our Forest Rangers, to exploring the forest on foot or by bike, to spending the evening underneath a canopy of trees, gazing at the stars from your own private hot tub. Bring the dog for walks along the forest trails, invite the whole family for a long-awaited get-together, or make it a romantic break in Scotland. A Forest Holiday is anything but ordinary and our cabins in Scotland provide the ideal accommodation for short and long breaks, group and family holidays in Scotland.

Log cabins in Scotland

A great location with spectacular views

  • Ardgartan Argyll

    Our Scottish cabins at Ardgartan Argyll are situated in glorious positions, where mountains sweep down to lochs and the wildlife is plentiful. Offering spectacular views and a great choice of hot tub lodges, from the fabulous Golden Oak Lochside cabin, with one to three bedrooms, to our are well-appointed and spacious Silver Birch cabins, with two to three bedrooms.

  • Strathyre

    Strathyre offers a great choice of cabins, all with outdoor hot tubs. Add extra touches of luxury, including a log burner and gas barbecue when you choose the cosy Golden Oak Hideaway for two or the fabulous Golden Oak, sleeping up to eight guests. We also have Silver Birch cabins adapted for wheelchairs, which include a hoist for getting into and out of the hot tub. Bring the dog too; our pet-friendly cabins can accommodate up to four dogs.

Things to do in Scotland

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

  • 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 Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest loch, which is just a ten-minute drive from our Ardgartan Argyll location.

  • 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, just make sure you escape and experience the rest of the attractive town of Inveraray.

  • 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 Aberfoyle is a must. Featuring 2 of Britain's longest zip wires, you can fly through the forest at 150 feet for over 400 metres!

Discover the secrets of the forest and enjoy a locally souced Scottish lunch

Imagine the serene tranquility of the enchanting forest and the inspirational Loch filling your view from your magical location, chosen just for you by our Forest Ranger. Your Forest Ranger will take you to this special location and set out your naturally luxurious picnic of a locally sourced, Scottish lunch. On the way learn all the secrets of the forest and its inhabitants in your private Forest Ranger session. We can’t imagine a better way to enjoy the simple luxury of good food!

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.

Tree pests and diseases can hitch a ride in mud and debris. So before a forest visit, make sure you’ve cleaned off your shoes, your bike, your kit and your dog. Help slow the spread of tree diseases and preserve our woodlands now and for future generations.

Find out more about pine martens at Strathyre