Taster Break by the banks of Loch Lomond Copy

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Come and try a new hobby with us in the stunning location of Loch Lomond. Our taster break has the perfect mix of creativity and outdoor pursuits. This five day holiday combines Painting, Photography, Walking or Cooking. Your tutors and chef will inspire you to develop a new skill whilst enjoying the best food and drink Scotland has to offer.


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
  • Dates 12-16 July 2021-Activities include Photography, Painting & Cooking; For dates 26-30 July 2021- Activities include Photography, Painting & Walking
  • 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
  • Private transport throughout stay
  • Group airport / train transfers

Dates and Availabilty

12 Jul - 16 Jul£1399Sold Out
26 Jul - 30 Jul£1399Sold 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, meet our photography tutor. Your tutor will give you top tips for taking better photos whether you’re using a swanky SLR or just your mobile phone. In this small group, everyone will get plenty of help, whatever their experience. You’ll be out exploring beautiful Loch Lomond and the loch views, with lunch and dinner at the estate cooked by your very own chef.

Day 3

Cooking Itinerary (12-16 July 2021)

After breakfast, our driver will pick you up for and we will head to the shores of Loch Lomond for a special cruise. You will sit back and enjoy the sights of this stunning Loch. We then head off to a local restaurant for lunch. In the afternoon you will return to the Estate where you will join our chef Louise in the kitchen for your cooking lesson to prepare dinner. Enjoy the fruits of your labour with your fellow guests at dinner.

Walking Itinerary (26-30 July 2021)

After breakfast, you will start the day with our walking guide exploring some of  the famous treks along the loch. Before heading out for lunch, its back to the estate for a quick change. Our driver will pick you up for and take you out for lunch. After lunch you will head to the shores of Loch Lomond for a special cruise. You will sit back and enjoy the sights of this stunning Loch. Dinner this evening will be back at the estate.

Day 4

After breakfast, you’ll meet your painting tutor and enjoy a day of painting. We welcome absolute beginners or those seeking to get back into the joy of painting. This mesmerising loch lies in the heart of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and is a stunning setting to capture in paint! Lunch will be at the estate. In the afternoon, you will prepare for a mini photography and painting exhibition with your tutor and  then you will enjoy a Scottish-style farewell dinner. 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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