11 Apr 2023
One Day Event
Our gift to you. A free opportunity for you to seek God afresh and enjoy the tranquil beauty of Blairmore House and our grounds.
Away from the busyness of life and demands, this is time for you to connect with God afresh and to discover something more of His heart for you and His gentle healing touch in your own life.
The day will be an informal opportunity for fellowship shaped to help us have time and space to draw close to God and allow Him to touch us in the busyness of our lives. It will include a short inspirational talk, optional creativity and fun activities, and opportunity to wander round the gardens, enjoy the quiet of the house and find space to pray. If you love books, we have a very well stocked Christian bookshop to help you meditate further as you reflect on what God puts on your heart. Please book to reserve a place and come and be refreshed by sharing relaxed time (re)focusing on God.
Open to adults of all ages.
Booking is essential
Everyone is welcome, but spaces are limited, so please ensure you cancel your booking in good time if you are unable to attend, so that someone else may take this opportunity.
Ellel Ministries is a non-denominational Christian charity and member of the Evangelical Alliance.
‘Reflect Days’ are free and last from 10am – 3.30pm
A light lunch is freely provided, along with tea, coffee and biscuits.
Ellel Scotland is based at Blairmore House located in the Aberdeenshire Highlands. Its stunning location and warm atmosphere make it ideal for confidential getaways, retreats and re-connecting with God through our courses.
Ministry Practice Director: Lindsey Hanekom
Thank you for an amazing day. The sense of the presence of God as I got out of my car in the car park was tangible and it pervaded the atmosphere throughout the day. Thank you for your generosity in pouring out God's love, for the delicious lunch and for serving us as well as providing such a wonderful relaxing day.
You'll be able to select your preferred booking option for each participant in the next step
When booking an event at Blairmore,
there are two options for accommodation,
Premium and Standard.
All rooms at Blairmore are 2-3 person sharing and en-suite. Premium accommodation is more expensive due to the high-quality standard of the rooms, which were lovingly restored with antiques; standard accommodation is more simply renovated in a modern style.
Do contact us if you have any query about staying at Blairmore House.
Our kitchen team are passionate about making delicious, nutritious meals for our guests. We are able to cater for some special medical diets if you give us notice on booking and liaise with us.
Meal times are typically:
Evening Meal 6.00pm.
We have a friendly reception team who will be available throughout your stay and will be able to help you with any problems or questions you may have.
It is generally open week days 9.00am- 5.00pm.
We have a car park in front of the house for all our guests. Feel free to unload at reception before parking (all cars are parked at your own risk).
We have limited ground floor bedrooms available so please enquire when booking your room if we have availability.
Free WiFi internet access is available by reception in the house.
Ellel Scotland is set in the village of Glass, which is 45 miles west of Aberdeen in the north of Scotland. Its nearest town is Huntly.
Our nearest international airport is Aberdeen (ABZ), which is 45 miles away. From there you can take a taxi to the local train station, Aberdeen Dyce, and take a train to Huntly, the closest town.
From Aberdeen take the A96 (signposted Inverness) and turn off at Huntly onto the A920 (signposted to Dufftown). Drive about 6 miles from the A96, turn left down the drive signposted “Glass Church & Blairmore House” which leads into the front drive of Blairmore. Driving time from Aberdeen is about 60 minutes.
From the A95 at Charlestown take the A941 to Dufftown and then the A920 for about 5 miles. Take the first right turn (signposted “Glass Church & Blairmore House” which leads into the front drive. For Sat Nav use our post code – AB54 4XH. The Sat Nav will take people to our back driveway, so please follow the signposts.
Our nearest bus stop is in Huntly. We collect guests from The Square, in Huntly at 16.10 on the first day of any event. Please notify the office if you want to be added to the list.
Our nearest train station is Huntly (7 miles away). We collect guests from Huntly at 16.20 on the first day of any event. Please notify the office if you want to be added to the list.
Local taxis are occasionally available to and from Blairmore. Contact us for taxi phone numbers, if required. Pre-booking is suggested as availability is varied.
Blairmore House is situated amongst stunning scenery, with rivers, lochs, mountains and coastland all within easy reach. It makes it an ideal destination for our walking and creative retreats. The coast is 25 miles north to Blairmore House, about 45 minutes drive.
Balmoral Castle was owned by Queen Victoria and is now the private property of the Royal Family. The late Queen Elizabeth was especially fond of visiting each summer. When the Royal Family is away, the castle is open to receive tourist guests. Balmoral is 50 miles south of Blairmore House, and about 1.5 hr drive away.
The Cairngorms are a wild mountain range in the eastern highlands of Scotland. They are a National Park, and offer stunning scenery, hiking and skiing adventures. Aviemore town is a hub of winter sport activity when the snow arrives, having its own ski resort.
There is plenty of beautiful scenery on the doorstep of Blairmore House, with woodland paths around our own grounds, or nearby walks just a short drive away.