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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights



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.

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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:
26 April, 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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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 The Byrein Pitlochry in Scotland

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

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)


Walking in and from wonderland

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic base for a walking holiday with dogs. Well away from main road. Lot of walking from door. Absolutely loved our accommodation. Warm and cosy, well equipped with everything you need. Everything worked well. The welcome pack was a lovely bonus. Sorry to be going home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. Best wishes and hope to see you again Lavinia and Andrew
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Highland home from home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in this charming 2 bed barn conversion and felt very comfortable. Our welcome pack including home made cake, fresh eggs and bread was much appreciated and the kitchen was well stocked. We were attending a family wedding at Blair Atholl Castle and it was a perfect location. The living space is large and we even celebrated 2 family birthdays comfortably. We'd definitely return if we were in the area. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th time at Tom of Lude but first time staying in "The Byre". Great weather, loads of walks nearby. Dogs loved it. We'll definitely be back. No negative points at all.

Thanks again to Lavinia!

Nick and Alison

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage. Spotlessley clean. Wonderful, peaceful location.

  • 5 of 5

Lavinia and Andrew made us feel very welcome with their little messages and welcome pack (which was very welcome!). Lavinia had baked us a cake which was delicious. We had a blissful five days in The Byre where we wanted for nothing and would happily have stayed longer.

The location is beautifully situated off the road with wonderful views across the country side.

The Byre itself is very comfortable, homely and spotlessly clean. It was exactly as described and exceeded our expectations. We would have no hesitation in returning and would gladly recommend it to friends or relatives.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review - hope to see you again. Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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First family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Our first holiday as a family of 3 with our 9 month old daughter and it was fantastic. Beautiful location and lovely, well equipped cottage. Travel cot and high hair provided were great. Lots of beautiful walks within a very short distance. Would highly recommend the cottage and we will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, you were lovely guests. Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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Fabulous property in fantastic location. Everything that was required for a great stay away.

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was located in a beautiful spot with stunning views. Inside the cottage was warm, comfortable and everything required for a great stay. The enclosed garden was also a huge bonus for our 2 wee boys to enjoy playing outside.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay and thank you very much for the review. Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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