About Us & Location
About Us – read about the history of Gartmore House, our team, our services and our associates.
About the Area
Gartmore House enjoys a picturesque location in a private 75 acre estate, located in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. We are in the midst of the 50,000 acre Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, stretching from the eastern shores of Loch Lomond to the rugged terrain of Strathyre. Escape to a peaceful place surrounded by mountain and moorland, forests, rivers and lochs. The area is home to red squirrels, osprey, buzzards, peregrines, deer and badgers. You’ll find us just a 5-10 minute walk from the pretty wee conservation village of Gartmore, which has a community-run shop and traditional pub. A few miles away is the larger village of Aberfoyle, the ‘Gateway to the Trossachs’ with a few shops, a small supermarket, several cafes and a Visit Scotland information centre.
Location – find out how to reach us and about the area surrounding Gartmore House.
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*please see below note about satnav navigation
Directions to Gartmore House
*IMPORTANT: If you are using a satnav then it may try to take you through the village, then along a rough track unsuitable for normal vehicles (signed ‘no vehicle access to Gartmore Estate’). Please follow the directions below, which access the house from the A81. Our postcode is FK8 3RS.
By road from the south (Glasgow)
Take the A81 from the city centre; travel via Milngavie and Strathblane towards Aberfoyle. Continue past the signs for Gartmore village and Gartmore House is well sign-posted on the left off the A81.
By road from the north (Perth) or East (Edinburgh)
Travel towards Stirling on the M9 and leave the motorway at Junction 10 (marked for Stirling). Follow the A84, signposted for Callander. After 4 miles (just beyond the Safari Park), take the A873 for Aberfoyle. After 17 miles, at the T-junction (next to the Rob Roy Motel), turn left onto the A81 towards Glasgow. In less than a mile, pass the sign for Gartmore village (continue on the A81), and you will see Gartmore House clearly sign-posted on your right.
The closest airports to Gartmore are Glasgow International and Edinburgh International. Driving time from Glasgow is approx. 45 minutes and from Edinburgh approx 60 minutes.
Stirling train station is 18 miles from Gartmore House and has links to Glasgow or Edinburgh train stations. Milngavie train station is 16 miles from Gartmore House and has links to Glasgow and Stirling train stations. For a journey planner and useful information about public transport visit Traveline Scotland.
Please note: Our activity & craft breaks all include a complimentary pick-up and drop-off from Stirling train station (this is at set times only). Please get in touch with our team if you would like to include this as part of your holiday.
Buses to Gartmore are now on the DRT system, where a bus is replaced by a taxi. Find out more and request a DRT booking.
At Gartmore House we are determined to offer our customers an altogether different experience. Our aim is to provide you with a professional and personal service, and strive to go the extra mile to accommodate everybody’s needs.
For whatever reason you come to Gartmore House, we hope you will feel valued and cared for. Our small and friendly team are on hand to make your experience extra special.
Flexibility characterises everything we do, and we encourage our guests to comment on the services they receive through the measurement of satisfaction scores from friendliness to cleanliness.
Gartmore Estate has played a significant part in Scottish History. Since the atmospheric house was built in 1793 it has witnessed the formation of the Labour Party and it was the home of a founder of The Scottish National Party, Robert Burns has written and entertained in the lounge and Charles Rennie Mackintosh student David Barclay has redesigned the building. Read more about the history of Gartmore House…
Gartmore Estate is a not-for-profit charitable trust whose key aim is the promotion of education. The separate Craigmore Centre offers facilities by educational groups and is a major venue for residential musical education in Scotland, developing talent and inspiring young musicians. Our traditional walled garden has once again been brought into life as a working garden by the local charity, Green Routes, who use it as their base throughout the year.