|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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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.
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.
with everything that we needed. Thank you for the welcome pack, the cake was lovely. We will be back soon!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.