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Charming Cottage In Historic Arts And Crafts Village

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage in a beautiful village location

In a village renowned for its outstanding beauty, architecture and tranquility, The Byre is a three bedroom luxury self-catering cottage in a delightful courtyard setting. Situated near to the award-winning Fortingall Hotel and the famous 5000 year-old Yew Tree, it is just two hours from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The area is rich in beauty and wildlife, set in the heart of Perthshire with its hills, lochs, rivers and woodland. The small town of Aberfeldy is eight miles away and the picturesque village of Kenmore at the head of the River Tay is just six miles. Glen Lyon, Scotland's longest and loveliest glen stretches West for over 35 miles and the silvery ribbon of the River Lyon echoes the contours of the village as it wends its way Eastwards to join the Tay. The Byre offers spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to six guests in three bedrooms with two bathrooms and small private garden with BBQ and seating looking out onto woodland. Wheelchair accessible. No Smoking.

Julia Loudon
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 April, 2018

About Julia Loudon

We are passionate about Scotland and the beautiful area of Fortingall. It is such a magical place where time seems to slow down to a much gentler pace. We feel very honoured to own a property in such a fabulous area and the large number of returning guests seem to validate our opinion!

Julia Loudon purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Julia Loudon chose Fortingall

The Byre was converted from a former cattle shed in 2007 along with The Stables, The Salmon House and The Granary in a delightful enclosed courtyard setting. Our home is Perthshire and we adore the tranquility of the area and encouraging visitors to share in the magic and enjoy the countryside.

What makes this cottage unique

We love slowing down from the hectic pace of life associated with work and cities. Fortingall is so peaceful and is a superb base for walkers, climbers as well as for those touring around the Scottish Highlands. The Byre is located within a few steps of the Fortingall Hotel, where guests can eat in the restaurant or relax in the cosy bar.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Fantastic cottage, wonderful location, will definitely be back."

"We had a fab time in this gorgeous holiday home. Thank you."

"Fantastic cottage, the best one yet. Stunning scenery, will return."
Oct 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fortingall in Perth and Kinross

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , New electric shower in family bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • En-suite bathroom to Master bedroom with bath and power shower over, wc and basin. Spacious Family bathroom with bath and electric shower over, wc and basin (wheelchair access).
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king-sized bed. Middle bedroom with twin divan beds. Back bedroom with twin divan beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Outside: Small private garden has table and chairs for the Summer along with a BBQ. Steps lead up to communal area and open woodland (so not contained for wandering dogs!) Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome as long as they keep out of the bedrooms. (£20 supplement). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen and towels included, cleaned on departure and mid-stay for a two week booking if requested.


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Charming Cottage In Historic Arts And Crafts Village
average rating of 4.733333 based on 16 reviews

Cozy Cottage in a wunderful surrounding

  • 5 of 5

It was a wunderful stay in a cozy, very clean and very spacious cottage not far away from Aberfeldy, Loch Tay, Kenmore, The Hertage, Pitlochy....wonderful! 5 Stars!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Well maintained

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage, scenic location, wonderful holiday

  • 4 of 5

really comfortable stay at the cottage, with my husband, our wee dog and we were joined part way through by my mum and in-laws. Everyone felt very at home, and the cottage was roomy enough and well equipped.

Round about we found lots to do, with music night in the hotel on Friday evening, Glen Lyon walking and mountain biking, plus Killin, Kenmore and Aberfeldy all within driving distance for visiting shops, cafes and places of interest.

The autumn colours were great too, and the weather stayed fine most of the week.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage in a wonderful location. The cottage met all our needs

  • 4 of 5

The Byre was fully equipped, spacious in a spectacular location.

Bedrooms spacious with comfortable beds.

Bathrooms good size. Constant supply of hot water. Towels provided

Living area cosy with wood burner. Looking out on to a well kept garden with BBQ and quality garden furniture.

Kitchen fully stocked with everything required to meet your self catering needs.

The property was perfectly clean on arrival and the welcome pack appreciated.

The location of The Byre’s Is perfect for exploring the surrounding area whatever you require from a holiday, from relaxing to active to sight seeing.

We would recommend The Byre for as a charming property in a perfect location to enjoy a holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Travels include the USA, UK, France, Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, etc.

Comfortable cottage in quiet tiny village

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is quite spacious with three BR and two full baths; great for a family. The two of us rattled around in all the room! Very well furnished with everything one might need for preparing meals and keeping everyone entertained. Lovely history of the kirk and surrounding area. Friday night music in the Ewe Bar terrific. Food amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Lovely cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location, great area to explore with lots to do. The Byre is cosy, warm and very comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review - we are very happy that we continue to achieve 5* reviews from our guests. And of course we are pleased that our guests love The Byre as much as we do!
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Two hours from both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, use of car essential. Nearest Railway Station is Pitlochry (22 miles) with direct trains to Edinburgh, Inverness and London.


Aberfeldy 8 miles. Kenmore 6 miles. Pitlochry 22 miles. Perth 38 miles. Edinburgh 80 miles.

Further Details:

There is no shop in Fortingall, the nearest amenities are in either Kenmore or Aberfeldy with an excellent Farm Shop in Dull (4 miles). Award winning Fortingall Hotel in village with restaurant and Ewe Bar also offering excellent food. Live music on Friday evenings.

Highland Adventure Safaris for 4x4 wildlife landrover safaris. White Water Rafting in Aberfeldy. Pony Trekking. Cycle Hire. Munro bagging (Munros are mountains over 3000 feet). Deer stalking. Pheasant and Partridge shooting. Paintballing. Gold Panning.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fortingall, Scotland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2018a
4 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018b
29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018a
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2018b
5 Oct 2018 - 8 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter 2018b
9 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Management £10
Cleaning £90

Booking Notes:
20% deposit on booking with balance due six weeks before arrival. Payment by cheque or electronic bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day on Friday. Arrive after 4pm depart by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks (3 nights min) available November-March only from £310.
Seven nights £495 - £750 inclusive of electricity (to value of £50 per week), logs, linen and cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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