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



Updated: 22-Oct-2016
Cottages in Blair Atholl, Perth, Central Scotland - Peaceful Location 1 Mile Outside Blair Atholl

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.

Details for holiday cottage The Byre, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

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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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


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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Excellent comfortable accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 4 days in well equiped accommodation and attentive hosts. Particularily good for thos with dogs having a secure fenced garden and lovely walks from the door.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed for your review. Much appreciated. Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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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


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Jan – March 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April – June 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Aug – Oct 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct – Dec 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017 / New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 22-Oct-2016
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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


  • 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


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


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


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


  • Self-catering

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


  • 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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