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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

The Byre

The Byre is the most spacious of the 2 bedroom properties. It has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom with zip and link beds which can be made into a double.

All of the accommodation is on the ground floor. The living room is very light and has double doors leading on to the patio with garden furniture. There is a dining table with 6 chairs, a comfortable sofa and easy chairs, a modern flat screen TV with Freeview Channels and DVD player.

The sitting room is accessed by a couple of steps from the kitchen. It has a farmhouse table and 4 chairs, a modern electric oven, a microwave, fridge and small chest deep freeze, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.

The bathroom has a bath with shower, toilet and wash 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 most welcome.

Welcome pack includes 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.


Owner
Lavinia Gordon
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 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

with everything that we needed. Thank you for the welcome pack, the cake was lovely. We will be back soon!
Feb 2016
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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


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for The Byrein Pitlochry in Perth and Kinross

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
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:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
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.

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The Byre
average rating of 4.857143 based on 16 reviews
5

The Clipping Shed - Tom of Lude, Blair Atholl

  • 5 of 5

This was a most wonderful setting for our Australian family get together - one never to be forgotten. The children had an absolute ball, running in the fields, feeling the freedom to run and soak up the whole Scottish country experience. Our arrival package of bread, eggs, milk and cake was very much appreciated and a delightful touch - quite unusual!

Lavinia and Andrew - our hosts - added an extra bonus with their wonderful warm welcome and continued care and information during our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you all - see you again one day.... Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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5

The best holiday home ever

  • 5 of 5

The Bryron we can only recommend without restriction. The equipment of the cottage left nothing to be desired. With the already available food and the homemade cake was a very warm welcome prepared. We enjoyed it very much.The location of the cottage was just lovely, the view wonderful. In short, we would like to thank Lavinia and Andrew for a perfect holiday! All the best from Anja, Frank, Lars and Erik.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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Great

  • 4 of 5

Very peaceful

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing peaceful location & lovely cottages

  • 5 of 5

We hired 3 of the cottages for our wedding and they were absolutely perfect. Lovely location, so peaceful and the cottages were beautiful. Overall we can't recommended them enough and we're definitely going to be back!

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  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all so much for your lovely review. We much look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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5

excelent stay.Cottage was well equipped and suited our needs.gated garden great for our dog.

  • 5 of 5

Great holiday,we cant wait for our return in August.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed yourselves, thank you for the review and see you in August. Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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5

A fantastic week - a great find with superb views

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week, great location, very comfortable accommodation and welcome pack was a real treat on arrival. Plenty to see and do in the vicinity, great walking and very scenic. We hope to return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It was very nice to have 3 generations 😄 Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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Location

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

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