Accommodation in Dunblane – the picturesque and historic town is well worth a visit. If you are visiting for a workshop why not extend your stay to take in the city and it’s beautiful surroundings.

The town itself is steeped in history, boasting not only the majestic Cathedral but also the country’s first ever lending Library, and of course Andy Murray’s gold post box! Located just off the A9 it is an easy drive to a multitude of stunning highland beauty spots, making it a perfect launchpad for hill walking, climbing, canoeing and most importantly, artistic inspiration! We’re surrounded by countryside, with woodland walks, riverside rambles and an abundance of creative inspiration right on our doorstep. You can set off out the back gate and walk for hours exploring the warren of paths without even setting foot on a pavement, and we’re a short hop by car or public transport to the Highlands. There are a number of nearby options for accommodation in Dunblane.


Located next door to the craft school, The Scouring Pad is a compact and stylish studio apartment that is available for hire for visiting tutors and workshop participants.

Named for the Scouring Burn that babbles nearby, the bijoux apartment has plenty of room for two, en suite facilities, a kitchenette and patio doors to the garden. We’re surrounded by countryside, with woodland walks, riverside rambles, climbing, canoeing and and an abundance of creative inspiration on our doorstep. You can set off from back gate and walk for hours exploring the warren of paths without setting foot on a pavement. We’re just a short drive from the Scottish Highlands too.

Book through the Air BnB website below or contact us for availability.


Jo Pudelko, Jewellery Tutor


  • The Dunblane Hydro Hilton Hotel is just a few minutes walk away. Located within 10 acres of landscaped grounds, the Victorian-style Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel offers breathtaking views of the Trossachs. 
  • The Old Churches House is a small locally run hotel just ten minutes walk away in the centre of Dunblane. Located in the heart of Dunblane’s Cathedral Square this relaxed hotel in a converted 18th-century stone building a short stroll from the high street with its array of independent shops.
  • The Westlands Hotel is a short drive or a pleasant cycle away.Famed over the years for its warm and friendly atmosphere, comfortable bedrooms and outstanding cuisine, the Westlands has an attractive lounge bar offering daily bar meals and a wide selection of wines, beers and spirits including some excellent malt whiskies.

"The course was fantastic! Louise was a great tutor, very clear about everything we needed to know and do. She has an amazing passion for what she does, and I felt that transferred on to us as learners...I certainly felt it."

Spoon Carving with Louise Forbes

"Loved the topic, demonstrations, hands on skill learning, lovely products to take home. The other participants were a pleasure too!"

Eco Printing with Sarah Diver Lang

"What a special weekend that was, I really didn't want it to end! "

Art Doll Making with The Pale Rook

"I had such a great weekend. Beautiful workshop, beautiful space."

Eco Printing with Sarah Diver Lang

"The workshop was a valuable me time. A blend of being able to chat to new people, learn new skills, feast my senses on the vibrant materials. It was delivered in a comfortable light and airy space. I was made to feel very welcome and would love to do another course."

Embroidered Embellishments with Chloe Patience