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.
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 new ones. The house is nestled within the stunning Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and is the perfect countryside escape for any crafter that wants to leave behind the usual stresses of day to day life.
We have a small team of long-standing employees who are highly respected and empowered to make their own decisions. We have regular 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. We produce our own electricity, hot water and heating on site using renewable energy, and all the laundry generated in the house is processed and laundered in our own laundry facilities.
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 Sutherland 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!