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

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 likeminded people and practise your sewing skills under the watchful eye of professional tutor Gill McBride. An experienced seamstress, passionate about her work, Gill opened a successful sewing school over ten years ago, and offers a clear and enthusiastic approach to her teaching. Based in Perthshire, she has authored two books on sewing.

The course will teach you all about sewing patterns, fitting your garments, and various sewing techniques. Over four days, you'll choose from a number of workshops, such as how to make beautiful dresses and blouses, how to perfect your trouser fit, or how to speed-tailor a fabulous jacket. By the end of the course you will be able to produce a simple toile, transfer your fitting adjustments back to your paper pattern, and produce a wonderful final garment to take home. The course suits beginners and experienced sewers alike, but the jacket-tailoring workshop is best for those with some sewing experience.

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Price includes

  • Four-day sewing course with specialist tuition from Gill McBride
  • Five nights' full-board accommodation at Gartmore House
  • Transfers from Stirling train station if required**
  • Day trips and activities for non-sewers (fees apply, call for details)
  • Prima Exclusive: a hamper full of locally sourced goodies which will be sent to your home upon your return (worth £30)
  • Certain key items are not included. We ask students to bring their own sewing machines, sewing patterns, calico, threads, fabric scissors, pins, tape measure, seam ripper, other sewing tools, pattern tracing paper, paper scissors, French curve, fineliner pen, pencil and fabric. (Certain items are available for sale. Sewing machines are available to rent.)

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 20, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Mar 25, 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%. ** 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, May 8, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, May 13, 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%. ** 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 11, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 16, 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%. ** 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, Nov 6, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Nov 11, 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%. ** 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, Jan 15, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Jan 20, 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%. ** 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, Mar 19, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Mar 24, 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%. ** 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, May 7, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, May 12, 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%. ** 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 10, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 15, 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%. ** 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, Nov 5, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Nov 10, 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%. ** 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 sewing 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, Sep 11, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 16, 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%. ** 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, Nov 6, 2022
To
Fri, Fri, Nov 11, 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%. ** 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, Jan 15, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Jan 20, 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%. ** 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, Mar 19, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Mar 24, 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%. ** 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, May 7, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, May 12, 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%. ** 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 10, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Sep 15, 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%. ** 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, Nov 5, 2023
To
Fri, Fri, Nov 10, 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%. ** 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 318 006
Quote ref: PRIMA GARTMORE SEWING