Enjoy a six-day retreat in the inspirational surroundings of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs, and take watercolour classes with a professional artist

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, you'll connect with like-minded people and practise your watercolour skills under the watchful eye of experienced tutor Steve Bretel. Following a career in London as a commercial artist, Steve moved north to pursue his love for creative adventure, painting in the mountains, forests, villages and coastal towns of Scotland, where he is now based. He has taught art classes for nearly 20 years.

Designed for all levels, the course will focus on composition, tonal range, colour mixing, line and wash, and sketching. Course sizes are small to allow for personalised instruction based on your level of experience.

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Price includes

  • Four-day watercolour course with specialist tuition from Steve Bretel
  • Five nights' full-board accommodation at Gartmore House
  • All specialist materials supplied
  • Transfers from Stirling train station if required**
  • Day trips and activities for non-painters (fees apply, call for details)
  • Country Living Exclusive: a hamper full of locally sourced goodies which will be sent to your home upon your return (worth £30)

From knitting and crochet to candle-making and watercolour painting, there's something for everyone in our exclusive collection of creative breaks at Gartmore House. Find out more.

Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Mar 19, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Mar 24, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Please note, price is based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Courses available in March, May, July, August, September & October 2022, and March, April, July, August, September & October 2023. Deposit £25%. **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
£879*

* Please note, price is based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Courses available in March, May, July, August, September & October 2022, and March, April, July, August, September & October 2023. Deposit £25%. **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, Jul 2, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Jul 7, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Please note, price is based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Courses available in March, May, July, August, September & October 2022, and March, April, July, August, September & October 2023. Deposit £25%. **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 6, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Aug 11, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Please note, price is based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Courses available in March, May, July, August, September & October 2022, and March, April, July, August, September & October 2023. Deposit £25%. **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, Sep 24, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 29, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Please note, price is based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Courses available in March, May, July, August, September & October 2022, and March, April, July, August, September & October 2023. Deposit £25%. **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 29, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Nov 3, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Please note, price is based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Courses available in March, May, July, August, September & October 2022, and March, April, July, August, September & October 2023. Deposit £25%. **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 watercolour 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 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, Mar 19, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Mar 24, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Please note, price is based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Courses available in March, May, July, August, September & October 2022, and March, April, July, August, September & October 2023. Deposit £25%. **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
£879*

* Please note, price is based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Courses available in March, May, July, August, September & October 2022, and March, April, July, August, September & October 2023. Deposit £25%. **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, Jul 2, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Jul 7, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Please note, price is based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Courses available in March, May, July, August, September & October 2022, and March, April, July, August, September & October 2023. Deposit £25%. **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 6, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Aug 11, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Please note, price is based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Courses available in March, May, July, August, September & October 2022, and March, April, July, August, September & October 2023. Deposit £25%. **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, Sep 24, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 29, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Please note, price is based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Courses available in March, May, July, August, September & October 2022, and March, April, July, August, September & October 2023. Deposit £25%. **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 29, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Nov 3, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£879*

* Please note, price is based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. Courses available in March, May, July, August, September & October 2022, and March, April, July, August, September & October 2023. Deposit £25%. **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 318 019
Quote ref: GARTMORE WATERCOLOURS