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Hobbying at Hogmanay

Would you like to do something a little bit different for Hogmanay?

If you enjoy art or craft, we invite you to spend 5 nights with us in our 18th century quaint and quirky home, with beautiful period features, comfortable en-suite accommodation and delicious home-made food. Bring your hobby with you, whether that’s your paint brushes, knitting needles, sewing machine or even walking boots, enjoy the peace and quiet of the house, make use of our wonderful art and craft rooms and work on your own project at your leisure.

Over the course of your stay, we will organise an optional visit to a local historic attraction, giving you the chance to take in the mountains, lochs and glens of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, as well as fascinating historic sights. And if it’s too much of a struggle to tear yourself away from the roaring, open fire in the lounge, that’s absolutely fine – just relax and enjoy the stunning views over to Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument or dabble away at a crossword or jigsaw puzzle.

On the evening of the 31st December, we have a couple of options for you. Perhaps you’d prefer a quiet, cosy night with a special Hogmanay meal before retiring by the fire – or maybe you’re looking for a livelier way to see in the New Year, in which case you can choose to attend our local ceilidh in the village of Gartmore, bringing in the bells with a traditional village feel.

Our holidays are suited to individuals and couples alike, so for a low key, get-away-from-it-all New Year you need look no further!

To see pictures of the course please visit our gallery

Dates 2022

Our Hobbying at Hogmanay holiday runs for 5-nights and starts from £979 per person.
The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for shared occupancy.

December 29th 2022 to January 3rd 2023

If you’re coming on one of our holidays and would like to bring a friend, partner, or member of your family, then we have you (and them!) covered. Accompanying guests will enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. We also have a full programme of day trips and activities on offer for them. Please add them and day trips at the checkout stage.

How to book
To book online, please click on your preferred date above.
For any questions or to book direct please call 01877 382 991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com
If you have any questions, you may like to take a look at our FAQs but if you have any further queries, please contact our team directly.

Payment, Terms & Conditions
A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 3 months prior to arrival. For art, craft & activity holidays booked within 3 months of course start date, full payment is required at the time of booking. Art, craft & activity holidays are subject to availability and subject to change.

Thursday
Check in is from 4pm where you will receive a warm welcome from our team.
Once you are unpacked and settled, we invite you to enjoy some tea or coffee and home baking in the lounge where you can relax after your journey.
If you have never been on a holiday like this before, we understand how anxious you may be. That’s why, come 6pm, everyone will gather in the lounge for the Welcome Talk and Meet & Greet, giving you the chance to meet both your fellow guests and your tutor before the start of the course on Monday. Your tutor will talk you through what to expect from the week, discuss what you would like to achieve during your stay, and answer any questions you may have. 
From there, dinner is served at 6:30pm in the downstairs dining room.

Friday to Monday
Enjoy a full Scottish breakfast, mid-morning and mid-afternoon tea/coffee and home-baking, lunch and dinner each day of your stay.
You will have the run of the House to use as your crafts and arts workshop, working on your own projects at leisure, whilst mixing with your fellow guests.

Thursday
Check out by 10am

Optional trips during your stay (dates will be confirmed nearer the time)
We also have some optional on-site and off-site activities for for you to enjoy throughout your stay. From the Hogmanay ceilidh in the village of Gartmore, to an evening in the lounge with entertainment from a local musician, to an offsite trip to one of our local historic attractions (destination will be confirmed nearer the time) there is something for everyone.

Finally, when your creative juices are running low enjoy demonstrations from our in-house tutors and local artists during your stay, to give you an insight to a possible new craft!

What’s Included

  • Full board catering
  • 5-nights accommodation
  • Full use of our workshop rooms to use at your leisure.
  • Demonstrations from our in-house tutors and local artists during your stay, to give you an insight to a possible new craft.
  • All scheduled on-site entertainment and off-site trips.
  • Complimentary transfers from Stirling train station are available on the arrival and departure days (pick-up from the station at 15:30, departs Gartmore House at 10:00). Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports are available at an additional cost.

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