Gartmore House might look like a quintessentially traditional Scottish manor home from the outside but take a step inside and you’ll discover how Gartmore House has been transformed over the years. From family home to army barracks to a school, this atmospheric house has lived many lives throughout its history but has since found its niche as a provider of arts, crafts, and activity holidays.
Nestled within the stunning Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and set in 100 acres of private land, this beautiful 18th century property is the ideal place to enjoy an art, craft, and activity holiday. Whatever your creative passion, Gartmore House welcomes you to bring your hobby on holiday. With our bright craft workshops and dedicated tutors, you can develop new skills or brush up on some old ones. Choose from over 40 different holidays. From knitting & crochet, patchwork & quilting, & sewing, to painting, photography, hill walking, and more! We have something for everyone. From the novice crafter to the seasoned professional, we welcome all abilities on our holidays.
All holidays include freshly prepared, wholesome meals and home baking, made by our chefs using local produce. Enjoy farm-to-table comfort food and a selection of Scottish favourites throughout your stay. Wet your whistle with a drink from our well-stocked bar where you can find a range of craft beers, gin, spirits and local whiskies. With the likes of Glengoyne and Auchentoshan just a stone’s throw away from the house, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to our drams!
Stay in comfortable en-suite accommodation individually decorated with traditional Scottish touches. Our rooms are expertly serviced and the perfect place to unwind after a hard day’s crafting. We have a mixture of single, twin, double, and multiple occupancy bedrooms available. Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple or a group of friends visiting we have a bedroom to suit your needs.
We have a long-standing team of employees who are highly respected and empowered to make their own decisions. We have daily team meetings where everyone is involved in improving guest experiences and in plans and any projects that are underway.
But most importantly, we’re here to make your #GartmoreExperience the very best it can be.
We are Green
Like many businesses in the local area, we are committed to finding new ways to protect the environment and reduce our carbon footprint. This has been a top priority for us since the beginning and, back in 1996, we installed a biomass boiler – one of the largest in Scotland at the time. We also produce our own electricity, hot water and heating on site using renewable energy. All laundry generated in the house is washed and laundered in our own laundry facilities and powered from renewables.
While we maintain a high standard throughout, we are also mindful of the environment. We reclaim furniture from the finest 5-star hotels into Gartmore House.
The Charitable Trust
Gartmore House is part of Gartmore Estate, a not-for-profit charitable trust. All of our profits are channelled back into the upkeep, maintenance, and renovation of the house.
We are also firm supporters of the local community. Our director Peter Sunderland has been instrumental in establishing the community-run Gartmore Shop and Black Bull Hub and Pub; safe-guarding them for the village. Community spirit is certainly alive and well in Gartmore!
Find out more about how you can support Gartmore House as part of our Ambassador’s Club!