About Us

 Our Team & Service

At Gartmore House we are determined to offer our customers an altogether different experience. Our aim is to provide you with a professional and personal service, and strive to go the extra mile to accommodate everybody’s needs.

For whatever reason you come to Gartmore House, we hope you will feel valued and cared for. Our small and friendly team are on hand to make your experience extra special.

Flexibility characterises everything we do, and we encourage our guests to comment on the services they receive through the measurement of satisfaction scores from friendliness to cleanliness.

About the Area 

Gartmore House enjoys a picturesque location in a private 75 acre estate, located in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. We are in the midst of the 50,000 acre Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, stretching from the eastern shores of Loch Lomond to the rugged terrain of Strathyre. Escape to a peaceful place surrounded by mountain and moorland, forests, rivers and lochs. The area is home to red squirrels, osprey, buzzards, peregrines, deer and badgers – The Forest Lodge Visitor Centre above Aberfoyle (5 mins away by car) is a great place to look for wildlife.  

You’ll find plenty of walking and cycling trails here to keep you busy.  Not far away by you’ll discover attractions such as Stirling CastleGlengoyne and Deanston Distillery distilleries and cruises on Loch Lomond and Loch Katrine.  Take a look at our blog for our Top 10 great cafes for coffee and cake around Gartmore >>

You’ll find us just a 5-10 minute walk from the pretty wee conservation village of Gartmore, which has a community-run shop and post office, and a community-owned Hub and Pub – the Black Bull.

A few miles away is the larger village of Aberfoyle, the ‘Gateway to the Trossachs’ with a few shops, a small supermarket, several cafes and a Visit Scotland information centre.

We are extremely proud that our director, Peter Sunderland, has been instrumental in establishing the Gartmore Shop and Black Bull Hub and Pub; safe-guarding them for the village.  Why not pop down and enjoy a wee dram or a pint at our traditional pub during your stay. Community spirit is certainly alive and well in Gartmore! 


Gartmore Estate has played a significant part in Scottish History. Since the atmospheric house was built in 1793 it has witnessed the formation of the Labour Party and it was the home of a founder of The Scottish National Party, Robert Burns has written and entertained in the lounge and Charles Rennie Mackintosh student David Barclay has redesigned the building. Read more about the history of Gartmore House >>…

Gartmore’s Historical Society also has some fascinating photographs and insights into life in the village from days gone by – take a look at their Facebook page >>. 

Charitable Trust

Gartmore Estate is a not-for-profit charitable trust whose key aim is the promotion of education. The separate Craigmore Centre offers facilities by educational groups and is a major venue for residential musical education in Scotland, developing talent and inspiring young musicians. Our traditional walled garden has once again been brought into life as a working garden by the local charity, Green Routes, who use it as their base throughout the year.

Ambassadors’ Club

Join our Ambassadors’ Club and help support the upkeep of this grand historic building. Find out more about how you can help >>.

The Environment

At Gartmore Estate, we are committed to finding new ways to protect the environment and reduce our carbon footprint. Below are just a few ways to demonstrate how we are doing this:

All the laundry generated on site is processed and laundered in our own laundry facilities, thus eliminating the need for road transport.

Our walled garden has once again been brought into life as a working garden by local charity, Green Routes, who use it as their base throughout the year.

Throughout the year, we are systematically replacing all conventional lighting with LED light bulbs which will drive down our electricity consumption.

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