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Christmas Crafts Break

Join us for a fabulous festive Christmas Crafts Holiday at Gartmore House! Opt for either a weekend or 5-night stay and immerse yourself in all things Christmassy whilst making lovely decorative items to embellish your home.

Everything for the course is included so all you need to do is relax and put your feet up! During the holiday you will learn an array of skills including: flower arranging, cracker making, simple tin-work, wire-work and simple stitching with felt.

We will be making innovative decorative door wreaths and table centre pieces and creative Christmas crackers plus an array of other simple yet stylish decorations. We will focus on being festively environmentally friendly, and having a lot of fun recycling, reusing and repurposing whilst creating really lovely Christmas memories. New and varied projects are added every year to keep the celebrations fresh.

Dates 2021

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th December 2021 – £399 per person
Sunday 5th to Friday 10th December 2021 – £725 per person
The above is based on single occupancy of an en-suite room on a full board basis. A £100 per person discount is applied for shared occupancy.

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 can enjoy full board catering and shared accommodation with you. Please add them on 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 £100 per person deposit is required to secure your booking. Full payment is due 6 weeks prior to arrival. For art, craft & activity holidays booked within 6 weeks 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.

2-night course

Friday
Check in is from 4pm where you will be welcomed by our staff. You are then invited to enjoy tea and coffee in the lounge where you can relax after your journey.At 6pm there is a welcome talk from the Gartmore House staff and a meet and greet session with the course tutors where they discuss what you will be doing over the coming days. This is also a great opportunity to meet your fellow guests. Dinner is served at 6:30pm in the downstairs dining room.

Saturday 
Tuition runs from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy a mid-morning and mid-afternoon tea and coffee break with homemaking so you can relax and have a natter with your fellow guests about everything you’ve been up to so far.All meals are served in the dining room.Evening tea and coffee is available in the lounge at 9pm.

Sunday 
Rooms need to be vacated by 10am. Spend the rest of the day indulging in your art or craft and enjoying tea, coffee and home baking mid-morning and mid-afternoon. Depart at 4pm.

 

5-night course:

Sunday
Check in is from 4pm where you will be welcomed by our staff. You are then invited to enjoy tea and coffee in the lounge where you can relax after your journey.
Come 6pm everyone will gather in the lounge for the Welcome Talk and Meet & Greet. This will give you the chance to get to know your fellow guests and tutor before the start of the course.
Dinner is served at 6:30pm in the downstairs dining room.

Monday to Thursday*
Throughout the week, tuition runs from 10am to 4pm with regular breaks for tea and coffee so you can relax and have a natter with your fellow guests about everything you’ve been up to so far.
All your meals are served in the dining room.
Evening tea and coffee is available in the lounge at 9pm.

*Wednesday
After a few days of working hard on your craft, you may like to take a break and head out for an afternoon to explore the local area. Choose from a range of trips to satisfy any cultural craving – from Deanston distillery, a boat trip on Loch Katrine or Doune Castle. All excursions are provided for an additional cost and are included at checkout. For more information see here. However, should you wish to continue your craft your tutor will be on hand from 10am-4pm Monday to Thursday to provide tuition.

Friday
Check out by 10am

What’s Included

  • Specialist tuition from Clare Workman
  • All materials required for the course
  • Full board catering
  • En-suite accommodation
  • Complimentary afternoon trip to Loch Katrine (5 night course only)
  • 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 for 5-night breaks, and 16:00 for 2-night breaks).

 

All materials will be provided but you may wish to bring small gifts or chocolates to include in your crackers (optional). Guests will need to bring their own secateurs and gloves for the floral arrangements.

Tutor – Clare Workman
Your tutor Clare Workman is a professional textile artist with training and experience in a wide range of textile arts and crafts. Her aim for every holiday is to make sure all crafters leave with a smile and unique successful projects. She strives to create happy memories of a friendly and relaxed yet creative and productive holiday.

Reviews from previous knitting guests:

  • ‘Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend of Xmas crafts. Everyone and everything was great!’ – Jennifer, Christmas Crafts Holiday
  • ‘Could have done with another day or two! Simply brilliant’ – Guest, Christmas Craft Holiday

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