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Spend six days in the Trossachs National Park, where you’ll learn how to make aromatherapy candles with a professional candle-maker

Over the course of four full days of tuition geared to beginners, experienced tutor Margaret Morrison-Macleod will teach you all about ethically sourced essential oils and how to combine them into beautiful homemade candles. You'll find your perfect scent combinations, whether you're after something truly relaxing or perhaps a bit more invigorating.

Margaret is the owner of the award-winning aromatherapy company The Divine Hag, selling her products worldwide. Having spent many years in Eastern Europe and London, she later returned to her native Scotland where she now lives and works. She tutors in candle-making and aromatherapy throughout Scotland and is passionate about the ways nature can help us in our everyday living.

You'll be based at the beautiful Gartmore House, set in 100 acres of private grounds close to Loch Lomond and you'll have plenty of time to get to know your fellow candle-makers, during tea and coffee breaks and at mealtimes.

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Price includes

  • Four-day aromatherapy candle-making course with specialist tuition from Margaret Morrison-Macleod
  • 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-candle-makers (fees apply, call for details)
  • Country Living / Red 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, Aug 14, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Aug 19, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is per person, based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. 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.

From
Sun, Sun, Mar 26, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Mar 31, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is per person, based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. 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.

From
Sun, Sun, Aug 13, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Aug 18, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is per person, based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. 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.

Call now to book 01877 318 007
Quote ref: PRIMA GARTMORE AROMATHERAPY
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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 candle-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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Availability

From
Sun, Sun, Aug 14, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Aug 19, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is per person, based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. 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.

From
Sun, Sun, Mar 26, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Mar 31, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is per person, based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. 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.

From
Sun, Sun, Aug 13, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Aug 18, 2023
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£849*

* Please note, price is per person, based on single occupancy of a room. Subject to availability. Room upgrades available at a supplement. 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.

Call now to book 01877 318 007
Quote ref: PRIMA GARTMORE AROMATHERAPY