GAIA WOMEN’S WEEKENDER

Fri 5 March – Mon 8 March 2021

Join us for an intimate gathering of like-minded women in the beautiful Perthshire countryside.

We’ve created something very special with Gaia – an informal fun holiday weekend with our own exclusive entertainment.

Hosted by singer/songwriter Horse McDonald, we also welcome the inimitable VG Lee and surprise special guests.

Drumkilbo House is ideally located just one hour’s drive from Edinburgh Airport in an area of Perthshire that marks the beginnings of the Scottish Highlands.

Many of our guests have attended since 2014 and have become part of the Gaia family. We have been fortunate to watch people make amazing memories and been there when lifelong friendships were formed.

Why not join us for this fabulous short break?

Gaia Weekender

 

What’s included:

3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast ( two nights formal catered dinners).
Champagne welcome.
Two buffet lunches.

Tea, coffee, soft drinks etc.
Honesty bar.
Exclusive performance by VG Lee, Horse and special guests.

Deposit £100 per room

Cost:

Glamis Suite – large double bed, adjacent sitting room, en-suite with enormous bath, power shower and wc. (Room booked).

Strathmore – double bed with private bathroom £650 room price (£500 for sole use).

Wallace – twin beds with en-suite shower and wc £650 room price (Room Booked).

Bruce – twin beds with private bathroom £650 for the room (£500 for sole use).

Lady in Waiting – double bed with en-suite bathroom and private wc £650 for the room ( Room Booked).

Nairne Suite:

Lovely double bedroom £600

Single room £295 ( shared shower /wc with the double room).

Cox suite:

Extra large room with Super King bed £600

Charming room with small double bed £500

Single room £325 (Room Booked).

Separate WC, shower room and bathroom shared with Cox Suite.

Payments can be made throughout the year.

Please advise room choice at time of booking.

If you require any further details please contact me.

AJ

FAQ

Booking Terms and Conditions

Hello

A quick hello to our valued customers.

As a family owned business, people are at the heart of everything we do, so your safety and health is, and continues to be, our top priority.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the situation within the travel and event industry is changing daily.

All of our events for 2021 are going ahead as planned, with more being added. We deliberately keep the group size of our holidays small and will continue to do so.

Until we can see you all again in person, please take care of yourselves and each other.

AJ and Team Gaia

Our Gaia Tribe
                                        Our Gaia Tribe

COVID-19 Update

As with all organisations, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on our Gaia Events. Unfortunately, given the current situation and guidelines, we have suspended our programme activity until the end of the year.
We’ve taken this decision to prioritise the wellbeing of our participants, delivery partners & workforce. We will be reviewing this situation weekly. We shall now focus on maintaining engagement with our participants and ensuring we can resume activity when circumstances allow.
Take care.
AJ and Team Gaia x

Virginia Woolf: In her steps, IOW

We are excited to announce a new event for 2020:

Virginia Woolf: In her steps – The Isle of Wight trail.

Dates available throughout June.

Virginia Woolf

If you want a new and enhanced understanding of Virginia Woolf’s life and work, spend some time on the Isle of Wight in her footsteps.

Dimbola Lodge, in Freshwater Bay, is the former home of Woolf’s Great Aunt; the pioneering Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron, whose striking Pre-Raphaelite style portraits quite often featured Woolf’s mother Julia Prinsep Duckworth.

Cameron bought two adjacent cottages, later linking them with a gothic tower, to become a quirky ramshackle building that seems entirely in tune with its former owner and her somewhat bohemian lifestyle.

The lodge became something of a creative hub at the heart of a community of artists, writers and thinkers dubbed the ‘Freshwater Circle’, and included the likes of Alfred Lord Tennyson, Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, William Alingham and Cameron herself.

Dimbola Lodge
Dimbola Lodge

Tennyson’s nearby home, Farringford House was another cultural centre. It is one of the Island’s most important Grade 1 listed historic estates, and has been restored to its 19th century heyday.  In this secluded spot on the Isle of Wight, the new Poet Laureate and his family sought a retreat from the clamour of London life. But while Farringford provided a tranquil domestic haven, it also attracted many of Tennyson’s eminent friends, becoming a locus of intellectual and artistic activity.

Farringford House
Farringford House

It was on the island that Woolf wrote her only play Freshwater: a three act comedy satirizing the Victorian Era. Although only performed once in her lifetime. It has been translated into many languages and produced in many countries since.

Virginia Woolf researched the life of her great-aunt, publishing her findings in an essay titled Pattledom (1925) and later in her introduction to her 1926 edition of Cameron’s photographs.

Freshwater A Play

 

Queen Victoria, her island residence Osborne House and her love of the Isle of Wight, figured large in the lives of the Freshwater residents. Osborne House itself was a salon outpost for the Freshwater Circle.

Osborne House

 

 

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Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville West

Woolf’s friend, lover and muse Vita Sackville-West.