What's on location

What's on location

Ardgartan Argyll, Scotland
Forest Holidays

What you'll find on location at Ardgartan Argyll, Scotland

Things to do on location

There is plenty to do on-location at Ardgartan Argyll; head to the Forest Retreat, which is home to our restaurant, café, bar, and well-stocked shop. Here you can meet the Forest Ranger, book activities, and hire bikes.

Forest Retreat

Our Forest Retreat is in the centre of our location at Ardgartan Argyll. Housed in an old stone building you will find a well organised shop, with a comfy seating area and bar where you can enjoy restaurant style meals and a café atmosphere.

  • Restaurant, bar and café

    Restaurant, bar and café

    Our restaurant at Ardgartan Argyll is open between 8:30am – 8:30pm, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Choose from a variety of food and beverages: curries, pizzas, burgers, and more! Browse our menu, order at the bar, and inform the team of what table you’re sitting at. If you truly want to enjoy the scenic views Ardgartan Argyll has to offer, the terrace is ideal for this.

    With a seating area to enjoy a drink or snack you can sit back and enjoy the views. We offer a takeaway service from our Forest Retreat at Ardgartan Argyll. You can pop in and order with us or place an order from the comfort of your cabin. We’ll take care of the cooking and deliver your meal right to your cabin door.

  • Shop


    In the shop at Ardgartan Argyll, you will find all the essentials you need during your stay, from essential groceries to souvenirs to take home. We sell a range of groceries, toiletries, beverages and of course souvenirs to remind you of your forest adventure. Please note that our usual opening times are 8:30am – 8:00pm.

    Try our collection of sustainable treats. Choose pampering products from L’OCCITANE and Green People, nature-themed games, or activities to help you unwind together.

Summer shopping in the Forest Retreat

New for 2024! Add some extra Forest Feeling to your stay with brands we love

Edmunds cocktails

Calm club kit

Green people skincare

Felt so good characters

Spend summer exploring with your Forest Ranger

Spend summer exploring with your Forest Ranger

Our Forest Rangers will lead you on a one-of-a-kind experience in the forest. For little explorers and big kids alike, discover your own Forest Feeling! Connect with nature as you try Forest Bathing, build dens, forage for food, or uncover the wildlife around you.

Vehicle Charging Point

There are two vehicle charging points available on location at Ardgartan Argyll. These can be found outside the Forest Retreat.


Pre-bookable on-site activities 

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Forest Survival  from £12pp
Mini Forest Rangers  from £10*
Nature Tots  from £6*
Wildlife Wonders  from £10*
Nocturnal Adventure  from £10pp (Sept - May)
Foam clay and pottery painting  from £6.95
Archery  from £22pp
On-site canoeing  from £25pp
In-cabin spa treatments  from £125 (1-5 hours available)

Participating adult required for Forest Ranger*

Paw-fect treats to get tails wagging

Pick up the ulti-mutt in doggy dining with Sir Woofchester’s dog menu

Paw star dog 'martini'

Fish & chips dog bowl

Treat pots

Roast dinner dog bowl

Bark brew dog 'beer'

Pre-book your bikes online so they are ready on arrival

Pre-book your bikes online so they are ready on arrival

Adult break bike hire from £32

Child break bike hire from £28

Bike hire is available, please visit the Forest Retreat and speak to a member of the team or add to your booking through your online account. We have a variety of adult frame sizes from 14" - 22" and child small or large frames. Don’t forget to pick up a handy Walking and Cycling Trails leaflet at the Forest Retreat. 

  • Bug hotel and wildlife

    Bug hotel and wildlife

    At Ardgartan Argyll there is a bug hotel, encouraging lots of bugs and insects. This means they can pollinate our flowers and keep unwanted pests to a minimum like aphids and slugs.

  • Scotland trails

    Scotland trails

    There are lots of scenic walks direct from your cabin. Try the shorter Riverside or Boathouse walks, both under 3.2km, to whet your walking appetite. Then, for a longer walk, take the Cat Craig Loop. This 6.4km walk has great views of Loch Long and there are picnic spots along the way. Build on a further 6.4km and some stunning views with the Coilessen Glen Loop.


Looking to book a self-catering UK staycation?

With so much to see and do in Scotland, our cabins at Ardgartan Argyll offer a welcome retreat for families, groups and couples. Unwind from day-to-day life and make wonderful memories with your loved ones. Give yourself something to look forward to with a self-catering break at Ardgartan Argyll. 

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