Art courses are usually run from Karen's own Studio in Glenreasdale House, Whitehouse,
Near Tarbert, Argyll. This funny year has turned everything up side down and consequently
we are our running courses in conjunction with The Loch Melfort Hotel in Mid Argyll,
between Oban and Lochgilphead.
'Karen's own house is full of beautiful and interesting things, the house and its setting
reflect Karen's life long passion for design and architecture.'
Karen's home and studio are in Glenreasdale House is a spacious, light and airy Arts
and Crafts house built in 1907 by Peter J. Mackie founder of White Horse Whisky. The
original house was subdivided into four huge sections seventy years ago, now Karen
lives in the centre section with the tower and the walled garden. Overlooking West Loch
Tarbert and in a secret location up an old farm lane in Kintyre, it is secluded but not
Surrounded by stunning and inspring scenery; rocky and rugged shores or soft and
rolling hills, the area has been a mecca for artists for centuries; the `Glasgow Boys’,
the ‘Glasgow Girls’, and the Scottish Colourists all found inspiration here. Two hours
spectacular drive west of Glasgow, Whitehouse is close to the small atmospheric
fishing and sailing village of Tarbert, with its pubs and restaurants. The area is
renowned for its seafood, local produce and whisky.
Situated between the ferry port of Kennacraig serving Islay and Jura, and Claonaig
for the Isle of Arran, the area has a characteristically undulating landscape which
creates micro-climates; often when it is raining on the east side of the peninsular
it will be bright sun on the west side.
Visitors comments :-
'An utterly peaceful ambience.'
'What a Scottish home should
be, with a cosy living kitchen,
a loved place.'
'I can’t wait to come back.'
'I am never disappointed to arrive
here, it is a fun house.'
A warm and friendly welcome awaits you !