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SC1683 - The Kennels

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights


The Kennels

The Kennels are detached from the other properties and have the best view.

There is a double room and a twin room with separate single beds.

All the accommodation is on the ground floor.

The open plan living area has double doors leading to the patio with garden furniture.

There is a gate-legged dining table with 4 chairs, a comfortable sofa and easy chairs and a modern flat screen TV with Freeview Channels and DVD player.

Kitchen equipment includes a modern electric oven, a microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine and dryer.

The bathroom has a shower, toilet and wash basin.

This property has parking for 2 vehicles, air source heating throughout, a stereo with CD player and Wifi Broadband Internet Access.

We do not accept dogs in this cottage, despite its name!

The owners supply a welcome pack with 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:
16 February, 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

Your lovely cottage is so welcoming, cosy and comfortable and had everything that we needed....

We really appreciated your warm welcome and delicious baking.

The views are wonderful and we were privileged to see hair ice, red squirrels and golden eagles
Feb 2016
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)


Amazing cottage, amazing area, try it you'll not be disappointed

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage and owners, set at the foothills of the munros. Close enough to walk into town and surrounded by historical sites.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gary, Thank you for your glowing review - I have given you the same! See you again one day maybe... Very best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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Lovely peaceful cottage with stunning views across the vale.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely spacious cottage. Eggs, milk, bread provided to get going on arrival and a lovely chocolate cake baked by Lavinia much appreciated.

The cottage was very well equipped and beautifully maintained and clean.

Stunning views from all the windows and patio doors from the sitting room. We ended up being much lazier than we intended and just sitting around the cottage most afternoons watching mountain hares, Hoopoes, etc in the fields below.

There was a background 'hiss' from the ceiling in the sitting room/kitchen area and bathroom, that was the boiler system, but we soon got used to it and 'zoned out'.

There is an excellent visitor centre in Blair Atholl, a children's play area in the village, and many walks and cycle routes. There is a very pleasant café/take away and an excellent working mill, with produce for sale and a café.

I would recommend this and we would love to return again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much indeed and I am so glad that the hissss receded eventually. I often wonder if it does annoy people! Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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A comfortable, traditionally cottage-style property, but with good modern kitchen and bathroom.

  • 5 of 5

The View from The Kennels is spectacular and can be seen through the glass doors of the living room when the weather is not suitable for sitting outside on the front terrace.

The owner provides a welcome 'pack' of bread, butter, milk etc, plus a home-made take. Lavinia called around to check all was OK an hour or two after we arrived and it was clear how to contact her and Andrew if necessary (which it wasn't).

There are a wealth of walking opportunities in the immediate area and it is also a good base to explore this general area of Scotland. We were only having a four day break, and, as the weather each day proved better than the forecast, we restricted ourselves to local walks. There are several of these from the Glen Tilt Car Park which is about half a mile from the cottage - Blair Atholl Estate booklet available in the cottage.

A very enjoyable short break for us. Oh, and by the way,(and very important), the beds are very comfortable and the bed linen and towels of excellent quality.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks indeed for your excellent review. Hope to see you again some time. Best wishes from Lavinia and Andrew
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Wow!!back to Tom of Ludes

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation and nothing too much trouble for Lavinia or Andrew.Have visited previously with family and always thoroughly enjoyed holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our Highlands Stay

  • 4 of 5

We were warmly welcomed on arrival and found a very pretty and clean cottage with all the amenities we required. With a week of fantastic weather the cottage proved the perfect base to explore and then come back to relax.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location and comfortable accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Everything one could hope for in a holiday home, well equipped, clean and comfortable. A great location for a visit to central Scotland. We were able to visit some great locations within easy driving distances. The highlight of the holiday for our daughter being a Bungee Jump at nearby Kingussie. Good local facilities for dining in Bridge of Tilt, Blair Atholl and Pitlochry. We would highly recommend this property for anyone wishing to visit Perthshire. The owners were friendly and unobtrusive. The welcome pack on arrival was excellent and very thoughtful.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Accommodation and facilities for The Kennelsin Pitlochry in Scotland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
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 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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.

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