Cooking Holiday in Loch Lomond

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Enjoy the best food Scotland has to offer and sample a dram or two of the water of life – whisky! Our resident chef will be showing you the best produce Scotland has to offer and MasterChef runner up Jilly McCord will be joining you in the kitchen mid week and sharing some of her favourite dishes. Not to mention our visits to a local farm and fishmongers to choose he best local produce with your chef.

Jilly McCord.Jilly McCord

Jilly McCord, originally from Langholm in the Scottish borders, has had a passion for cooking throughout her life, but took the plunge and entered MasterChef UK in 2019. Jilly was runner up in the competition and since then has expanded her culinary experiences: appearing at festivals; working with national brands; holding supper clubs; and offering her services as a private chef. She is a full-time teacher of History and Politics, but uses every spare minute creating new recipes and pursuing her love of food. She was also a Scottish rugby internationalist, appearing 47 times for Scotland and captaining her country in the Six Nations Championship.

Your Accommodation on the banks of Loch Lomond

You’ll stay in an exclusive Estate which has a subtle blend of the modern and the traditional not to mention the best views of Loch Lomond in the area. With lots of indoor and outdoor space and breathtaking views of the Loch, this is the perfect destination for our taster break. The rooms are all ensuite and uniquely designed for comfort and views of the loch.

Ardoch house view
Ardoch house outside space
Ardoch house drawing room
Ardoch House bedroom
Ardoch house entrance
Ardoch House dining room
Ardoch House drawing room

Your holiday price of £1,399 includes:

  • 4 nights stay in an exclusive estate in Loch Lomond
  • 2 Cooking lessons with your chef
  • Enjoy delicious food, courtesy of our chef, and your favourite wines in the company of your fellow guests
  • Boat trip on Loch Lomond
  • Lunch out in a tradtional Scottish restaurant and tasting at a local whisky distillery
  • Private transport throughout stay
  • Group airport / train transfers

Dates and Availabilty

Date Price Availability    
9 Aug - 13 Aug £1399 Sold Out

Holiday Itinerary


Day 1

Fàilte gu Loch Lomond! You will arrive at your stunning loch side Estate where you can settle in, meet your host and chef and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with welcome drinks. You then have time to explore the estate and the stunning surrounding acres of land.  Join your fellow guests for pre dinner drinks and a traditional Scottish dinner.


Day 2

After breakfast,  you will head off to the local fishmongers in Balloch with your chef and choose some local produce to use in your lesson. Lunch will be at the estate and then you will start your first cooking lesson with your chef using the local produce to prepare dinner for that evening.


Day 3

After breakfast our driver will pick you up for and take you to the shores of Loch Lomond for a special cruise. You will sit back and enjoy the sights of this stunning Loch. You will enjoy lunch at a local resturant on the shore and later in the afternoon, you will enjoy a whisky tasting and tour at the stunning Glengoyne distillery and dinner will be at the estate with your fellow guests.


Day 4

After breakfast, we will take a visit to a local farm to find about organic farming, how things have changed since the 1950s and then enjoy a tea or coffee with some home baking. Lunch will be at the estate and then you have your last cooking lesson to prepare dinner. Enjoy your Scottish-style farewell dinner with your guests. Slàinte!


Day 5

After breakfast, you have time for one last wander round the grounds of the Estate and any last minute packing before our drivers come to collect you and take you back to Glasgow Airport or Glasgow Central station. Haste ye back!


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