All posts by Kirsty Clark

Christmas & Hogmanay 2016

We are delighted to announce our plans for Christmas and Hogmanay 2016.

We will be hosting four Christmas Party Nights and a Hogmanay Ball this year.

The Christmas Party nights will be held on the following dates –

Friday 9th December

Saturday 10th December

Friday 16th December

Saturday 17th December

The Hogamanay Ball will take place on Saturday 31st December 2016.

Please click the links below for more information on pricing and the menus.

Christmas Party Nights

Hogmanay

For more information or to book, please call the office on 01877 382 991

Gartmore House installs a new power plant

Gartmore House is currently in the process of installing a brand new Combined Heat and Power System onto our site.

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The new power plant at Gartmore house is producing both electricity and hot water, which will heat the house and provide all the hot water we need for guests. As it does both it is called a Combined Heat and Power plant (CHP).

The plant uses timber as its fuel.  As the timber is heated it produces a gas, which is used to generate the electricity. The heat that is left over is captured and used to heat the water.

We will generate about 80% of the electricity we require each year. During the night when we are producing more electricity than we need, we will sell it to the national grid.

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The new power plant is housed in a purpose built room constructed by our in-house maintenance team.

The new plant builds on our 10 years of experience of using biomass to heat Gartmore House.

Activity Holidays 2017

We are happy to announce that we have confirmed our dates for the Activity Breaks in 2017.

Keep an eye out for further updates as we will continue to add on more dates as they are confirmed.

Knitting & Crocheting –

22nd – 27th January 2017 (£299)

12th – 17th February 2017 (£299)

19th – 24th March 2017 (£299)

9th – 14th April 2017 (£299)

8th – 13th October 2017 (£345)

26th November- 1st December 2017 (£345)

Patchwork & Quilting –

29th January – 3rd February 2017 (£299)

26th February – 3rd March 2017 (£299)

19th – 24th March 2017 (£299)

28th May – 2nd June 2017 (£299)

29th October – 3rd November 2017 (£345)

26th November- 1st December 2017 (£345)

Watercolour Painting –

22nd – 27th January 2017 (£299)

29th January – 3rd February 2017 (£299)

12th – 17th February 2017 (£299)

26th February – 3rd March 2017 (£299)

19th – 24th March 2017 (£299)

9th – 14th April 2017 (£299)

8th – 13th October 2017 (£345)

Mixed Media Painting –

28th May – 2nd June 2017 (£495)

29th October – 3rd November 2017 (£495)

For more information or to book onto one of these breaks, please call the office on 01877 382991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com

Please note the following breaks are still available for 2016 – 

Knitting & Crocheting – 

2nd – 4th December 2016 (£199)

Patchwork & Quilting – 

2nd – 4th December 2016 (£199)

 

Knitting & Stitching Show

Knitting & Stitching Show – 28th April to 1st May 2016

We attended the Knitting & Stitching Show at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh from Thursday 28th April to Sunday 1st May 2016.

It was great to see how many of you attended the show and were interested in what Gartmore House had to offer.  We had plenty of visitors to our stall – both those who have been to Gartmore House before, those who are booked to attend this year and a lot of new faces.  Even if you just stopped by to sample the Chef’s fudge, we appreciate you popping by to chat to us.

The feedback from the show has been incredible and we have even managed to fill our Activity Breaks taking place on Monday 23rd May 2016 (it was full just 2 weeks after the show – something we thought would have been an impossibility!!).

There are still places left on our October week breaks and our short breaks in July and December.  Remember if you attended the Knitting & Stitching Show and you picked up a discount card – there is still time to book using that code.

There are still spaces left on the following breaks –

Knitting & Crocheting / Watercolour Painting Breaks

Sunday 23rd October to Friday 28th October 2016

Patchwork & Quilting / Watercolour Painting Breaks

Monday 3rd October to Friday 7th October 2016

Knitting & Crocheting /Patchwork & Quilting Weekend Short Breaks –

Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July

Friday 2nd December to Sunday 31st July

Mixed Media Painting Break

Monday 15th August to Friday 19th August 2016

If any of these breaks would be of interest to you, call us for more information on 01877 382991 or email mail@gartmorehouse.com

 

 

Mixed Media Course

Nigel Overton - Black Nab

Gartmore House are introducing the Mixed Media Course into the calendar for 2016.

Monday 15th August – Friday 19th August 2016

We are delighted to be working with Nigel Overton to deliver this new course designed to help those who wish to develop their drawing and painting ability using a range of different media.

Nigel Overton gets ready for his art classes at High Corn Mill, Skipton.
Nigel Overton gets ready for his art classes at High Corn Mill, Skipton.

Nigel studied Drawing Painting & Printmaking at Loughborough College of Art & Design.

He has worked with a wide range of different media but in recent years has mainly worked in Acrylics. Whichever medium he has used however, he has always maintained his belief in the importance of drawing, both in his own work and within his teaching of the subject.

His fascination with Landscapes & Seascapes has remained since his early years as an art student, and drawing and painting continue to provide him with the visual means of expressing his personal and emotional response to an ever-changing subject.

Formerly Head of Art & Design at Benton Park School in Leeds, Nigel now paints professionally and teaches day and residential classes.

Nigel has work in private collections in America, Canada, New Zealand, France, Germany, Netherlands and Australia.

The course will cost £495 and will include 4 nights accommodation, tuition and all catering.

Please see below a very rough outline to the course, which provides more information on what topics will be covered during the week.

Rough Itinerary

If you would like to book a place or need more information, please call us on 01877 382 991.

Special Offers and Last Minute Deals

Does any of these Special Offers take your fancy?

Patchwork & Quilting

Book for just £299 per person for a 5 night break or £149 per person for a 2 night break

Courses run;

23/05/16 – 27/05/16 (4 nights for £249)

29/07/16 – 31/07/16

03/10/16 – 07/10/16

02/12/16 – 04/12/16

 Prices include all accommodation, all catering and tuition

Knitting & Crocheting

Book for just £299 per person for a 5 night break

Courses run;

23/10/16 – 28/10/16

Prices include all accommodation, all catering and tuition

Watercolour Painting

Book for just £249 per person for a 4 night break

Courses run;

11/04/16 – 15/04/16

23/05/16 – 27/05/16

03/10/16 – 07/10/16

24/10/16 – 28/10/16

Prices include all accommodation, all catering and tuition

If any of these deals are of interest and you would like more information, please call us or email

E Mail           mail@gartmorehouse.com

Telephone 01877 382 991