Be one of the first

Makeover season
14 May 2018

Be one of the first


Are you looking for a new residential centre to book for your school group or church weekend away? Well it doesn’t get any newer than this.  Gowanbank will open it’s door in late summer 2018, following work to re-purpose this beautiful old house as our newest residential centre.

Gowanbank offers something just a little bit different from our other  centres at Lendrick Muir and Alltnacriche. Here are some of the things you’ll want to know, if you are thinking of booking up to bring a group.

  1. It’s in Ayrshire. If you live in the West or South West of Scotland then our other centres simply aren’t on your doorstep. If you want to make the most of the time that you have over a weekend or a few days then local is often the answer, but please get on touch, whever you are based.
  2. It’s could be the ideal size for your group. The maximum capacity for the centre is 45. We offer the centre on an exclusive use basis, so talk to us and we can discuss minimum group sizes.
  3. It’s really comfortable! This is definitely a place to come and relax with comfy sofas and a wood burning stove. Yes, our other centres are comfy too, but Gowanbank might just have the edge.
  4. Great meeting rooms and indoor spaces make this ideal for a conference or retreat weekend. The accommodation has been designed to work well for children and young people, but it is also suitable for adults who are happy to share rooms.

So how come we’re adding to our centres in Scotland? Gowanbank was donated to SU Scotland in 2017, an amazing and generous gift. The house had previously been run as a hotel and we are delighted to be able to carry on a  long tradition of hospitality.

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