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Charming Cottage In Historic Arts And Crafts Village

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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.


Owner
Julia Loudon
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
10 November, 2017

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fortingall in Perth and Kinross

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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).
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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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.
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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5

Excellent Accomodation!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot rate " The Byre" highly enough! It is beautifully furnished and decorated, and it is very well equipped. The location of the cottage is idylliically set away from the main road in the charming village of Fortingall. The neighboring Fortingall Hotel serves excellent food for lunch and dinner, and the church, which is just outside the cottage's courtyard, is steeped in interesting history and definitely worth a visit.. I feel my family and I experienced a little bit of heaven during our recent stay in this part of rural Perthshire!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane for your review - I am so glad that you and your family loved your stay in the cottage and enjoyed the local area. The hotel next door is indeed a bonus is such a remote location, and there are some beautiful walks within easy reach of The Byre. We do try to check the cottage regularly to ensure that it remains comfortable and well equipped, so I'm glad to hear you felt that everything was just what you needed.
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5

WONDERS OF FORTINGALL

  • 5 of 5

We have been touring the UK for 2 months now and this 8 day stop in Fortingall is one of the high points of our journey so far.

Julia's cottage felt like home the moment we walked in. Very cozy, warm and everything you would need to feel comfortable and be able to stay in at night and cook your meals.

The location is magical and being so close to the oldest tree in Europe and the Fortingall Hotel was a major plus. We went over to the Friday night live music at the Ewe Pub at the Hotel and had a great time.

I played golf and fly fished for trout on the River Tummel and Lyon. We went to the Castle Menzies, into Kenmore and Aberfeldy which were both charming villages.

Julia was very helpful with all of my questions and the cottage was clean, well stocked and very quiet and private.

If we are ever back in the area, I know where we will be staying.

Thank you Julia for sharing you incredible cottage in a special piece of the world with us.

Mitch and Beverly

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mitch for your detailed response and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. The Fortingall Hotel music night is indeed great fun, and the countryside around the cottage is beautiful all year round. I hope we can welcome you back to The Byre on your next world tour!
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Location

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fortingall, Scotland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Winter 2017b
3 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£325
for 3 nights
From
£75
£520
 
 
Xmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£560
for 4 nights
From
£115
£790
 
 
Winter 2018a
5 Jan 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£340
for 3 nights
From
£80
£550
 
 
Spring 2018
23 Mar 2018 - 3 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£400
for 3 nights
From
£100
£610
 
 
Summer 2018a
4 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
Summer 2018b
29 Jun 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£785
for 7 nights
£785
 
 
Autumn 2018a
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£680
for 7 nights
£680
 
 
Autumn 2018b
5 Oct 2018 - 8 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£400
for 3 nights
From
£100
£610
 
 
Winter 2018b
9 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£340
for 3 nights
From
£80
£550
 
 
Xmas 2018
21 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
£600
for 4 nights
From
£125
£825
 

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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