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Four Holiday Cottages With Fabulous Views Over The Vale Of Atholl - The Wool Store Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking



The Wool Store Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)

This house feels very spacious

On the ground floor, the living room has double doors leading on to the patio, with garden furniture. Large sofa and comfortable chairs, a Clavinova, and a modern screen TV with Freeview channels, DVD.

The kitchen is well equipped and furnished with a family dining table and six chairs, modern electric oven , microwave, fridge and freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Also on the ground floor are the twin bedroom and shower room with toilet and basin.

Upstairs there is a mezzanine above the kitchen with sofa, chairs, TV, DVD and table football. Ideal for children or teenagers. One of the two upstairs bedrooms is a double room, the other is a twin room - the bathroom has bath and separate shower, toilet and basin.

This property has parking for 2 vehicles, ground source heating throughout, a Stereo with CD player and Wifi Broadband Internet Access.

Well behaved dogs are welcomed in downstairs rooms.

Welcome pack includes home made cake!

More Details

About the property


The cottages have been recently converted to provide the ideal background for family holidays. They are light and bright and cosy in winter. The Wool Store is very spacious with a mezzanine area above the kitchen for individual entertainments. The Clipping Shed also has an extra indoor play area upstairs. The other 2 cottages are open plan and well organised. Cooking facilities are good and the owner's home made cakes go down very well! Each house has its own garden and patio for sitting out and to enjoy the fabulous views. There are sheds for bicycles. Blair Castle and walled garden is one mile away. The village has 2 good shops, a post office, an interesting local museum, 2 pubs and a working water mill and cafeteria. We are surrounded by places to visit, wonderful nature and wildlife and the very best walking and cycling opportunities.

Lavinia Gordon
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
7 September, 2017

About Lavinia Gordon

Andrew and Lavinia Gordon live in converted steadings a mile and a half away from the Tom of Lude. Andrew is a farmer, builder and practical guy who can mend most things given the time and energy.

Lavinia is a retired piano teacher who loves making cakes.

We have 3 children and 5 grandchildren and we are much enjoying our holiday cottage business.

Why Lavinia Gordon chose Perthshire

Andrew inherited the estate and properties 40 years ago. We were anxious to include diversification into our farm plan, thereby bringing in visitors from far afield or close at hand. The area lends itself to tourism which combines very well with the workings of our farm. We hope that the experience of coming to stay at the Tom of Lude not only offers a welcome break but also an insight into the workings of a small livestock farm in the heart of the highlands.

What makes this cottage unique

The Tom of Lude Steadings boast the very best views on the estate. We decided that the buildings were wasted for subsidiary farm use and so conversion into holiday cottages seemed to be the obvious answer. The cottages are remote, and yet only a mile away from the village and amenities, and we felt that this idyllic spot would provide an ideal place for a holiday for all ages and stages.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Another great week here - good stalking, dog had a great time in the fields.

Will be back again
Jan 2016
  • 1 of 4


Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Blair Atholl
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Blair Atholl
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Blair Atholl
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Blair Atholl
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
St Andrews
Car: necessary


Edinburgh Airport is 85 miles away. There is a railway station in the village but a car is recommended in this area.


Blair Atholl is 1 mile away.

Blair Castle is 1 mile away.

House of Bruar is 5 miles away.

Pitlochry is 7 miles away. Pitlochry Festival Theatre open all the year run

Aberfeldy - 20 miles. Cinema and swimming pool.

Dunkeld - a very scenic small town with Cathedral and quality shops is 20 miles away.

Perth - 35 miles with Scone Palace nearby.

Glamis Castle - 35 miles.

Balmoral Castle - 60 miles.

Further Details:

There are 2 village shops, post office, 2 nice gift shops and the Working Water Mill Cafe selling home made bread, oatmeal, flour and some gifts(open between April 1st and October 31st).

Two hotels with pubs in the village. Both serve food.

Nearest supermarket is a good Co-op in Pitlochry, excellent butcher that also sells fish, and a good pub/restaurant in Killiecrankie, 4 miles away.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre is now open all the year round and there is a variety of small restaurants in the town

There is a small swimming pool behind the Tilt Hotel.

A very interesting local museum, ranger activities for children.

Fish and chips and pizzas are on sale near the museum, also bicycle hire.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Prices vary from £325 - £870 per week, depending on season and size of cottage. Short breaks from 3 nights are also available at a lower rate. Please refer to our website www.ludeestatecottages.co.uk for further information.
Please book via the website or direct to Lavinia Gordon

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover is preferred but not obligatory.
Short breaks can be organised when there is availability.
Arrival: 4pm onwards
Departure: 10 am


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes on accommodation: Our houses are recently converted to a high standard of comfort and cleanliness. All linen and fresh towels are provided. For guests who stay for longer than a week, clean sheets and towels are provided weekly, plus cleaning on request. The houses are bright, light and warm thanks to our ground and air source heating. The kitchens are well equipped , but they vary in size and style to try to accommodate all tastes. There is an atmosphere of relaxation and homeliness to which our many happy clients have contributed. This area, within the Cairngorms National Park has much to offer holiday makers at any time of year. Outside: Each house has its own garden with garden furniture and there is a communal play area at the back of the cottages. There are garden sheds for bicycles.


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The Wool Store Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.888889 based on 22 reviews

2nd visit this year,which speaks for it's self The cottage really is best suited to our needs.

  • 5 of 5

This area of Scotland is great with a clement settled weather pattern.

It is central to lots of places.

Lavinia and Andrew are very welcoming and hospitable so what more can a holiday want.

The dogs agree whole heartedly

Maurice and Marilyn

And family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you all had a lovely time Love from Lavinia and Andrew
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Fabulous cottage in perfect setting. Everything we wanted. Kind hosts.

  • 5 of 5

The wool shed was spacious, beautifully furnished and decorated but extremely homely. We settled in immediately. Beds very comfy and excellent showers. In all the cottage was very well equipped. One of the best holiday homes that I have ever stayed in. The surroundings are idyllic and the view spectacular. I would thoroughly recommend the property to families as well as parties of adults. It would be hard not to love it

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your delightful review. Hope to see you again some time. Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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Wonderful spacious cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here as a family of 2 adults plus 2 kids plus my sister. We were very impressed with the space and the big rooms and bathrooms, especially the power shower. The kitchen was very well stocked and Lavinia has also left us some treats as well. It was very cosy and welcoming, rural enough being in the middle of the field, but not too far at all from the town centre. The space outside was great to run around in and the view was breathtaking. We'd recommend it highly to anyone or any family looking for a comfortable spacious pet-friendly lodging.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Anna- lovely review Very best wishes Lavinia and Andrew
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Super location and well-equipped converted farm building

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time we have stayed here and it's perfect for a family with young children and grandparents. It has all the kitchen appliances you need, including dishwasher and washing machine, and two bathrooms. The bed linen and towels help towards a comfy stay.

The surrounding area has all the facilities you need plus opportunities for lovely walks and more ambitious hiking up the local "Munros". You can visit Pitlochry, take a boat out Loch Faskally and complete a round on the excellent putting course.

Thoroughly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and we will prune the rose bush! Best wishes Lavinia
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Excellent comfortable cottage in secluded location with great views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottages with friendly hosts. Comfortable and clean. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Long weekend at the Wool Store

  • 5 of 5

Three couples spent a wonderful weekend in this lovely property. We attended a wedding on Saturday at Blair Castle so the location of the lodge was perfect. The accommodation was also perfect for us. A very spacious kitchen, which was very well stocked with accessories, allowed us to prepare and enjoy the meals we brought. It was particularly nice to receive a visit from the owners on our arrival bearing a welcome pack of milk, eggs, bread and cake to get us started. The downstairs twin bedroom was suitable for those who cannot manage the stairs. All bedrooms are close to a bathroom. The scenery is beautiful and the lodge is only a short walk (20/25 minutes) into Blair Atholl. This was exactly what we needed and we enjoyed it very much. We would definitely book again if we need accommodation in this area or may just return for a relaxing weekend treat. Many thanks, Claire

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all very much indeed for coming to stay at the Wool Store. It was great that it suited you so well - come again- any time! Very best wishes from Lavinia
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