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“I was looking for a New Year’s Eve holiday where I could combine my time away with some crafting and Gartmore House ticked every box.”

 Would you like to do something a little bit different this New Year’s Eve?

It’s no secret that we’re always on the look out for ways to make our guests’ stays as special as possible. That’s why we came up with Hobbying at Hogmany, a unique New Year’s getaway.

If you enjoy art or craft, we invite you to spend 5 nights with us in our quaint and quirky 18th century 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.

Settle in by the fire, enjoy the picturesque vistas, and join us at Gartmore House on New Year’s Eve for Hobbying at Hogmanay.

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.

We want to take the stress out of travel, especially over the festive period, so to make your journey go smoothly we offer a complimentary scheduled pick up and drop off service from Stirling train station, which has excellent rail links with Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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 2021

Our Hobbying at Hogmanay holiday runs for 5-nights from Wednesday to Monday and starts from £901 per person.
The above is based on single occupancy. A £100 per person discount is applied for art, craft and activity guests on a shared occupancy basis.

December 29th 2021 to January 3rd 2022

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.

To confirm your holiday:
A non-refundable 25% deposit is required to secure your booking.

Payment of your holiday:
The balance of your payment must be received no later than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement of your holiday. In the case of non-payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and any cancellation fees will apply.

If you cancel your booking:
All deposits are non-refundable. Should you need to cancel your booking up to 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, we will refund any monies paid, less your deposit. If you cancel less than 3 months (90 days) prior to the commencement date, no refund will be given.
We do advise you to take out holiday insurance for this reason.

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 the Gartmore House Team. 
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.

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’ en-suie 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 trip
  • Complimentary transfers from Stirling train station (pick-up from the station at 15:30 on 29th December and departing Gartmore House at 10:00 on 3rd January)


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