|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wedding in Blair Castle and visiting Queen's View. Thanks for your welcome, we loved staying
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
Saturday changeover is preferred but not obligatory.
Short breaks can be organised when there is availability.
Arrival: 4pm onwards
Departure: 10 am
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!
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.
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.
In an amazing spot with incredible views.
The property was spotlessly clean and comfortable.
The kitchen was very small for the size of property and we did find that there was just enough cutlery etc, always nicer to have more though!
Lovely to have a garden with a view and the furniture to enjoy it properly!
Lavinia was incredibly helpful and our booking was easy.
As a family of 5, we would love to see if there was a teeny bit more space in the other properties as we would love to visit again but would enjoy a bigger kitchen (and possibly another bathroom?).
All in all, a very good experience in a lovely location. The walks in the area are amazing.
We had a lovely holiday, our second time in the cottage. Very comfortable and well looked after by the owner.
Lots to do in the area, but we were particularly there because we had several friends and family members who were able to visit us. My husband is disabled and one of the reasons for choosing the property was the ease of access and spacious bedroom and bathroom.
Would recommend it to friends and family.
High quality dog friendly accommodation with great views and homemade cake on arrival - what more could we ask for? In our experience dog friendly accommodation often comes with a compromise - not so with The Clipping Shed which scores highly on all fronts for us: well laid out & spacious (the wee den was a big plus for both adults and child), well equipped, clean, fresh, secure garden for dog and decent wifi. The owners clearly give a lot of care and attention to their holiday business and were very welcoming. We will recommend Tom of Lude cottages to any looking to stay in this area and will be back!