The Area


Set amidst Scotland’s finest scenery Gartmore is a perfect, romantic and traditional village retreat in which to relax. Located within the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Gartmore provides easy access to woodland, rugged mountains, miles of cycle tracks and countless lochs and rivers.

Experience miles of forests, mountains and lochs (lakes) and enjoy cycling, mountain biking, pony trekking, horse riding, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, hill walking, salmon and trout fishing.


The earliest records of any settlement in the district indicate that in the 3rd Century there was a monastic (Augustine) settlement on Inchmahome Island on the Lake of Menteith (just 4 miles away).

There’s also plenty of restaurants and traditional pubs with some of Scotland’s best on our doorstep.


Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling and Perth are within one hour with the best in shopping, restaurants, bars and clubs, art galleries with colossal collections and culture.


Gartartan Castle dates from the 13th century when the area was part of the Earldom of Menteith and was rebuilt in the l6th Century by the Clan MacFarlane. In the 18th Century Nicol Graham (Younger) of Gartmore House began to lease an area of land in order to lay the foundation of a village and as a result Gartmore is one of the best examples of an estate Village in Scotland.

Historic sites – castles, abbeys, monuments, battlefields, cathedrals and prehistoric stone circles are in abundance and are as close as 400 yards!



For golfers there’s Gleneagles (35mins), Loch Lomond (30mins), or St. Andrews (50mins) with four interesting local courses only 20 minutes away.

Blackbull Pub

At the heart of the village is the local pub with its log fire and varied selection of good food, and the Village Shop and Post Office offering a wide choice of newspapers, wines, dairy, meat, fresh and organic produce.

Gartmore is situated in the South West corner of former Perthshire where the village street climbs steeply to 245 feet above sea level, giving extensive views along the Forth Valley to Stirling and to The Kingdom of Fife, south to the Campsie Fells and West to Ben Lomond. 


If you need to keep your children busy there’s GoApe, leisure centres featuring pools, indoor climbing, curling, etc.