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Enjoy a six-day retreat in the wonderful surroundings of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, and take lace-making classes with an expert teacher

Immerse yourself in the peace and tranquillity of Scotland on a six-day retreat at Gartmore House, set in 100 acres of private grounds close to beautiful landscapes of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

Over the course of four full days of tuition, and away from the stresses of everyday life, you'll connect with likeminded people and practise your lace-making skills under the watchful eye of professional tutor Jean Leader.

Designed for all levels, the classes are relaxed, informal and tailored to suit each individual guest. During your stay, you'll have the opportunity to learn Torchon, Bucks Point or Bedfordshire lace from beginner to advanced level. Jean will also cover the basics of other laces including Honiton, Bruges and Milanese, together with needle lace and tatting. She is an expert in lace identification and the history of lace, for those interested in a deeper understanding of the topic.

Course sizes are small to allow for personalised instruction based on your level of experience. In between workshops, you'll have plenty of time to get to know your fellow lace-makers, during tea and coffee breaks and at mealtimes.

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Price includes

  • Four-day lace-making course with specialist tuition from Jean Leader
  • Five nights' full-board accommodation at Gartmore House
  • All specialist equipment supplied apart from a few essential items
  • Transfers from Stirling train station if required**
  • Day trips and activities for non-lace-makers (fees apply, call for details)
  • Exclusive: a hamper full of locally sourced goodies which will be sent to your home upon your return (worth £30)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policy

In these difficult and challenging times, we want to reassure anyone wanting to book one of our 'in-house' Art, Craft or Activity Holidays at Gartmore House. We have put additional measures in place that protect all guests. Should you be prevented from staying as a result of the Covid pandemic, and associated government restrictions, we will be more than happy to transfer your booking to a later date or alternatively will provide you with a full refund.

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, May 1, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, May 6, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Jun 26, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Jul 1, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Aug 28, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 2, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 9, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 14, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 30, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Nov 4, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Feb 26, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Mar 3, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Apr 30, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, May 5, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Jun 25, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Jun 30, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Aug 27, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 1, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 8, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 13, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Check in to Gartmore House
    Gartmore, United Kingdom

    Check in from 4pm and receive a warm welcome from our team. Once you are unpacked and settled, enjoy some tea or coffee and home baking 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, 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.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Days
    2-5
    Daily lace-making workshops
    Gartmore, United Kingdom

    Each day after breakfast, 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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    6
    Final day
    Gartmore, United Kingdom

    After breakfast today, say goodbye to your new friends and check out for 10am. There's an included transfer to Stirling Station at 10am.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Gartmore House

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Loch Lomond, United Kingdom

Unique 18th-century property offering a wide variety of arts, craft and activity breaks in the beauty and serenity of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Nestled within the stunning Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and set in 100 acres of private land, this beautiful 18th century property is the ideal place to enjoy an art, craft, and activity holiday.

Included in your stay will be freshly prepared, wholesome meals and home baking, made by resident chefs using local produce. Enjoy farm-to-table comfort food and a selection of Scottish favourites throughout your stay, as well as craft beers, gin, spirits and local whiskies at the bar.

Stay in comfortable en-suite accommodation individually decorated with traditional Scottish touches. There's a mixture of single, twin, double, and multiple occupancy bedrooms available.

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Gartmore House
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Gartmore House is a unique 18th-century property offering a wide variety of arts, craft and activity breaks in the beauty and serenity of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Jun 26, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Jul 1, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Aug 28, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 2, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 9, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 14, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 30, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Nov 4, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Feb 26, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Mar 3, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Apr 30, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, May 5, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Jun 25, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Jun 30, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Aug 27, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 1, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

From
Sun, Sun, Oct 8, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Oct 13, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is based single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Deposit £25%. Multiple departures available. 2022 courses available May 1, June 26, August 28, October 9, 30. 2023 courses available February 26, April 30, June 25, August 27, October 8. ** Transfers from Stirling station at 3.30pm on Day 1, departs Gartmore House at 10am on Day 6. Transfers from Glasgow or Edinburgh airport are available at a supplement. Holidays are operated by and subject to the booking conditions of Gartmore House, a company wholly independent of Hearst UK. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

Call now to book 01877 318 016
Quote ref: CL GARTMORE LACE