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Holidays & breaks in Ardgartan Argyll, Scotland

"Amazing scenery in every type of weather. Clean cabins, friendly staff and spectacular views of Loch Long. Sitting in the hot tub with views of the snow capped mountains, we spotted an eagle flying above. Just perfect."

  • Archery
  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Relaxation
  • Canoeing
Explore Argyll Forest Park

Experience authentic Argyll holidays

At the edge of the 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, especially when it’s hidden within 720 square miles of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. Home to the one of the UK’s largest National Nature Reserves – The Great Trossachs Forest.

Discover the wild beauty of this rustic landscape with panoramic views from your personal loch side hot tub. Or venture out into Argyll Forest to spot native wildlife before retreating back to your cosy log cabin for the evening. Whatever adventures you have planned, Argyll holidays are ones you won’t forget.

Book your break

Book with total confidence Clean, safe, and secluded cabins Award-winning forest breaks 96% of guests would stay again Hot tub included with every cabin
Book with total confidence Clean, safe, and secluded cabins Award-winning forest breaks 96% of guests would stay again Hot tub included with every cabin

Your outdoor adventure in Argyll Forest awaits…

Things to do on Argyll forest holidays

Climb mountains, discover Scottish lochs, explore forests. Ardgartan Argyll holidays are made for the explorer at heart. Ancient castles, heritage museums, and welcoming towns and villages capture the spirit of Scotland to complete an amazing holiday.

Stay in lochside cabins

Our cabins at Ardgartan Argyll

At our location in the heart of Argyll Forest, choose from Silver Birch or Golden Oak cabins - both of which offer the luxury of your own personal outdoor hot tub. 

From the comfort of your cabin, enjoy breathtaking views across the tranquil Loch Long to the snow capped mountains beyond. Perfect for an evening of star gazing.

And if your holiday wouldn't be complete without your pet, they can come too. Ardgartan Argyll is home to plenty of pet friendly log cabins. You can explore Argyll Forest with your furry friend in tow. Many of the best walks start right from your cabin door…

Our activities and facilities

What’s on location at Ardgartan Argyll

Whether you’re looking for a relaxed weekend away or a fun family break, we’ve thought of everything to make your Ardgartan Argyll holidays memorable. There is plenty to do on-location at Ardgartan Argyll; head for the Forest Retreat, which is home to the snack and coffee bar, well-stocked shop, and the helpful Ardgartan Argyll reception team. Here you can meet the Forest Ranger, book activities, and hire bikes. There is also a laundry room and children’s play area.

Bring nature to life Explore Argyll Forest with our Forest Ranger

Deepen your connection to the great outdoors with our programme of Forest Ranger activities designed to help you uncover the secrets of Argyll Forest. 

Friendly, fun and full of information our resident Forest Ranger is onhand to help the entire family enjoy an unforgettable forest experience. 

Have a chat when you see them to learn about life in the forest from the expert or venture out on Nocturnal Adventures and Forest Discovery sessions to test your outdoor survival skills. 

Guests say: “Forest Ranger Andy and his dog Ness were brilliant on our mini forest walk. Our three year old daughter loved it!”

Family friendly facilities at Ardgartan Argyll Holidays made simple

Your cabin may be deep in the heart of Argyll Forest, but on-location at Ardgartan Argyll you’ll feel like it’s a home from home. 

Head for the Forest Retreat to relax at the snack and coffee bar, browse the well-stocked shop and meet our helpful reception team. Here you can also meet the Forest Ranger, book activities, hire bikes and get your questions answered. 

On location there’s also a laundry room and children’s play area to help make your Ardgartan Argyll holidays a total breeze from the moment you arrive. 

Welcome to your Forest Retreat The hub of Ardgartan Argyll

Your holiday will feel truly special with a visit to the Forest Retreat. Here you can enjoy freshly cooked meals and tasty snacks - or relax over a drink at the bar. 

If you’re just popping in, the Ardgartan Argyll team are on hand to help you make the most of your holiday time. Perfect if you need some inspiration for family days out. 

Need to pick up some essentials? The Forest Retreat shop is fully stocked with locally sourced groceries and speciality gifts - so you’ll always have a memento of your time in Argyll Forest. 

A friendly team you can rely on Here to make your Argyll holidays happy

The entire team at Ardgartan Argyll work together to ensure every aspect of your holiday experience is enjoyable. 

Laurent Agostinelli is the General Manager at Ardgartan Argyll. Prior to joining the team, Laurent ran an impeccable 5-star hotel. He’s brought his creative attention to detail and passion for excellent customer service with him.

At the Forest Retreat our team can advise on everything from bike hire to bird watching. Along with tips on the best places to visit in each season. They can also introduce you to our very own Forest Ranger who is always happy to point you in the direction of a good adventure.

What guests say about Ardgartan Argyll

The reviews are in…

Each of our locations has its own distinct vibe reflective of the unique forest landscape and local areas that surround it. Here’s what people who’ve stayed in our Argyll Forest cabins have to say about their forest escapes: 

“Our lodge was right on the shores of Loch Long .The view was amazing ,we could sit in our hot tub and look across lovely views of the loch.” 

“The scenery was fantastic and the lodges were very close to Loch Long shoreline.”

“The Hot tub is great, even when it’s pouring with rain. Barbecue easy to use. Had two dogs with us and after great fun during the day we loved relaxing in front of the log burner in the evening.”

Extras and activities

Tailor your holiday with our range of extras

After an action-packed family break? Or perhaps just a few days of peaceful indulgence? Our activities and extras can help you create a holiday that feels like yours. From a thrilling Jeep Safari in the Trossachs to a chilled out spa treatment in your cabin, your Argyll holidays can be exactly what you want them to be.

Ardgartan Argyll maps and directions

Google Map Ardgartan Argyll

Forest Holidays, Ardgartan Argyll
Ardgartan, Arrochar, Argyll and Bute
G83 7AR

GPS coordinates, Lattitude: 56.188489. Longtitude: -4.78131

Map of location at Ardgartan Argyll

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Our awards Award-winning accommodation at Ardgartan Argyll

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Tripadvisor Excellence Award 2019

Presented to establishments that achieve consistently outstanding traveller reviews on Tripadvisor, with only the top 10% of businesses listed on Tripadvisor receive the prestigious award.

Green Tourism gold award

Green Tourism: Gold

The highest standards of sustainability are being achieved with a strong and broad ethos and excellent examples throughout.

Greenleaders Silver award

Tripadvisor GreenLeaders: Silver

A qualified GreenLeader location with commitment to reducing environmental impact and increasing green practises.

Scottish Rural Awards finalist

2018 Scottish Rural Awards Finalist.

2018 Scottish Rural Awards finalist for best employer.

Scottish Thistle Award

2015/2016 Scottish Thistle Awards

2015/2016 Scottish Thistle Awards Regional and National Winner for Best Holiday Accommodation.

Scottish Tourism Board Self Catering award

2018 Scottish Tourist Board - 4 star rating

2018 Scottish Tourist Board - 4 star quality assurance.