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Four Holiday Cottages With Fabulous Views Over The Vale Of Atholl - The Clipping Shed

Overview

Property

Updated: 08-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

The Clipping Shed

The Clipping Shed has a double bedroom and twin room with zip and link beds that can be made into a double.

On the ground floor the living room has double doors leading out on to the patio with garden furniture. There is a dining table with 4 chairs, a comfortable sofa and chairs, a modern flat screen TV with Freeview channels and DVD player.

The kitchen is well-equipped with a modern electric oven, a microwave, fridge, dish washer and a washing machine and dryer.

Also on the ground floor are the bedrooms and bathroom with shower, toilet and basin.

A spiral starcase leads upstairs from the kitchen to a sitting area with television, DVD player and keyboard, ideal for young people to amuse themselves.

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 most welcome.

The owners supply a welcome pack with bread, butter, milk, eggs, tea, coffee, sugar and a home made cake.

More Details

About the property

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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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Lavinia Gordon
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
8 June, 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

Wedding in Blair Castle and visiting Queen's View. Thanks for your welcome, we loved staying
Nov 2015
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Wedding in Blair Castle and visiting Queen's View. Thanks for your welcome, we loved staying
Nov 2015
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Available Rentals

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Notes

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

12 Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

5

clipping shed - tranquil retreat overlooking hills of blair atholl scotland

  • 5 of 5

relaxing cottage in hills of old blair, lovely welcome pack left to get you started, milk butter bread. free range eggs and a superb homemade cake by the owner, Large walk in bathroom good for disabilities no bath good power shower, Tranquil retreat requires a car to get about, easy access to pitlochry, perth/A9, etc and aberfeldy for days out or just sit and relax in garden, table and chairs all provided, we brought our own small bbq and dogs also welcome by arrangememt in this cottage. This is our second stay here and highly recommend if you just want to get away from it all and chill out! thanks again fantastic stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Anthea- hope to see you again. Very best wishes Lavinia and Andrew
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5

Beautiful cottage in a quiet setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at this cottage. It is very well equipped and very comfortable. The owners are nearby and very welcoming and helpful. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alison, Many thanks for your review, it was much appreciated. Hope to see you again. Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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5

Very cozy cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We were made to feel very welcome. A couple of minor problems dealt with quickly. We were staying in April and it was cold outside(snowed a bit) but we were very comfortable inside. Highly recommended. Planning to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. Weather station will be on its way tomorrow! Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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5

Warm, welcoming & comfortable cottage with great views

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed cottage with great cake, bread, eggs, butter & milk to welcome you. Very central position for all sorts of walks and outings. Quiet surroundings - and zillions of stars to see on a clear night! Very cosy - highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much- it was lovely having you there. So glad that you had such starry nights Love from us both
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5

Lovely cottages in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Our cottage was The Wool Store, which was well equipped and very very comfortable for 4 adults 2 children, plenty of space.

On our arrival, Lavinia leaves you one of her home made cakes, ours was a chocolate cake, which happens to be my families favourite, you are also provided with milk, eggs, butter and bread, such a lovely thought.

We took our dog with us and she had her own piece of fenced garden to go into.

it is a working farm so it is lovely to see the animals in their natural habitat.

We loved it here.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rosie, What a kind and generous review. Thank you very very much indeed. Very best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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5

Perfect cottage in a perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

We arrived later in the evening than planned but the cottage was very warm, welcoming, homely and clean. The owners had left us a wonderful homemade lemon cake along with eggs, milk and bread. The cottage is in a stunning position with views over Blair Athol and beyond and is perfect for a restful break with good walks in all directions. Great people to deal with and we will book this again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Edinburgh at 80 Miles Nearest Barpub : Blair Atholl at 1 Miles Nearest Golf : Blair Atholl at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Blair Atholl at 2 Miles Nearest Motorway : M9 at 35 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Blair Atholl at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Aviemore at 60 Miles Nearest Beach : St Andrews at 60 Miles Car: necessary

Travel:

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

Distances:

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.

Facilities

From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television

Suitability

  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • There is one double and one twin bedroom. There is also a small room at the top of the spiral staircase which can be used as an extra bedroom and we can supply a camp bed. Ideal for children from 8 upwards.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • 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.