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Charming Cottage In Historic Arts And Crafts Village

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage in a beautiful village location

In a village renowned for its outstanding beauty, architecture and tranquility, The Byre is a three bedroom luxury self-catering cottage in a delightful courtyard setting. Situated near to the award-winning Fortingall Hotel and the famous 5000 year-old Yew Tree, it is just two hours from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. The area is rich in beauty and wildlife, set in the heart of Perthshire with its hills, lochs, rivers and woodland. The small town of Aberfeldy is eight miles away and the picturesque village of Kenmore at the head of the River Tay is just six miles. Glen Lyon, Scotland's longest and loveliest glen stretches West for over 35 miles and the silvery ribbon of the River Lyon echoes the contours of the village as it wends its way Eastwards to join the Tay. The Byre offers spacious and comfortable accommodation for up to six guests in three bedrooms with two bathrooms and small private garden with BBQ and seating looking out onto woodland. Wheelchair accessible. No Smoking.


Owner
Julia Loudon
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Julia Loudon

We are passionate about Scotland and the beautiful area of Fortingall. It is such a magical place where time seems to slow down to a much gentler pace. We feel very honoured to own a property in such a fabulous area and the large number of returning guests seem to validate our opinion!

Julia Loudon purchased this cottage in 2007

Why Julia Loudon chose Perthshire

The Byre was converted from a former cattle shed in 2007 along with The Stables, The Salmon House and The Granary in a delightful enclosed courtyard setting. Our home is Perthshire and we adore the tranquility of the area and encouraging visitors to share in the magic and enjoy the countryside.

What makes this cottage unique

We love slowing down from the hectic pace of life associated with work and cities. Fortingall is so peaceful and is a superb base for walkers, climbers as well as for those touring around the Scottish Highlands. The Byre is located within a few steps of the Fortingall Hotel, where guests can eat in the restaurant or relax in the cosy bar.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Fantastic cottage, wonderful location, will definitely be back."



"We had a fab time in this gorgeous holiday home. Thank you."



"Fantastic cottage, the best one yet. Stunning scenery, will return."
Oct 2010
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Amenities

Fortingall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New electric shower in family bathroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • En-suite bathroom to Master bedroom with bath and power shower over, wc and basin. Spacious Family bathroom with bath and power shower over, wc and basin (wheelchair access).
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Travel cot available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with king-sized bed. Middle bedroom with twin divan beds. Back bedroom with twin divan beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Notes:
Outside: Small private garden has table and chairs for the Summer along with a BBQ. Steps lead up to communal area and open woodland (so not contained for wandering dogs!) Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome as long as they keep out of the bedrooms. (£20 supplement). Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedlinen and towels included, cleaned on departure and mid-stay for a two week booking if requested.

Reviews

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(8 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Excellent Accomodation!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot rate " The Byre" highly enough! It is beautifully furnished and decorated, and it is very well equipped. The location of the cottage is idylliically set away from the main road in the charming village of Fortingall. The neighboring Fortingall Hotel serves excellent food for lunch and dinner, and the church, which is just outside the cottage's courtyard, is steeped in interesting history and definitely worth a visit.. I feel my family and I experienced a little bit of heaven during our recent stay in this part of rural Perthshire!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane for your review - I am so glad that you and your family loved your stay in the cottage and enjoyed the local area. The hotel next door is indeed a bonus is such a remote location, and there are some beautiful walks within easy reach of The Byre. We do try to check the cottage regularly to ensure that it remains comfortable and well equipped, so I'm glad to hear you felt that everything was just what you needed.
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On a world quest
5

WONDERS OF FORTINGALL

  • 5 of 5

We have been touring the UK for 2 months now and this 8 day stop in Fortingall is one of the high points of our journey so far.

Julia's cottage felt like home the moment we walked in. Very cozy, warm and everything you would need to feel comfortable and be able to stay in at night and cook your meals.

The location is magical and being so close to the oldest tree in Europe and the Fortingall Hotel was a major plus. We went over to the Friday night live music at the Ewe Pub at the Hotel and had a great time.

I played golf and fly fished for trout on the River Tummel and Lyon. We went to the Castle Menzies, into Kenmore and Aberfeldy which were both charming villages.

Julia was very helpful with all of my questions and the cottage was clean, well stocked and very quiet and private.

If we are ever back in the area, I know where we will be staying.

Thank you Julia for sharing you incredible cottage in a special piece of the world with us.

Mitch and Beverly

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mitch for your detailed response and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our cottage. The Fortingall Hotel music night is indeed great fun, and the countryside around the cottage is beautiful all year round. I hope we can welcome you back to The Byre on your next world tour!
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5

Cottage location perfect with every imaginable comfort and charm

  • 5 of 5

This cosy cottage is a gem located next door to the Fortingall hotel and the famous Yew tree. Walks in the surrounding mountains and hills offer spectacular views. We saw Perthshire at its very best. Would thoroughly recommend it.

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  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Paula. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Byre. We do try to ensure we accommodate for everything our guests may need, so welcome your feedback and suggestions.
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Easter weekend

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming, spacious, clean . Great location. Bagged a few Munroes & enjoyed the live music session at the Fortingall hotel.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend, Margaret! What could be better than bagging some Munroes, enjoying the music at The Ewe Bar (Fortingall Hotel) and relaxing at The Byre! I hope we can welcome you back to the cottage in the future.
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The Byre

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation, very well equipped, cosy and comfortable throughout.

Ideal for a short break.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom Thank you for your helpful review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay - Fortingall is such a relaxing place and ideal for a 'get away from it all' break.
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5

Wow... what a beautiful place, the Byre is well set out, comfortable and has a wonderful atmosphere

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this accommodation as soon as we walked through the door.. it's well equipped, very clean and well situated in some of Scotlands most impressive scenery..... we couldn't have asked for more... the log fire in the evenings was the icing on the cake...

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We love to hear that our guests have enjoyed themselves, and we are pleased that we have got it just right in terms of accommodation, comfort and equipment. And of course the log burning fire is lovely! We can't take credit for the location (apart from choosing it, of course) - Fortingall, Glen Lyon and the Loch Tay area are so beautiful.
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Map

Travel:

Two hours from both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, use of car essential. Nearest Railway Station is Pitlochry (22 miles) with direct trains to Edinburgh, Inverness and London.

Distances:

Aberfeldy 8 miles. Kenmore 6 miles. Pitlochry 22 miles. Perth 38 miles. Edinburgh 80 miles.

Further Details:

There is no shop in Fortingall, the nearest amenities are in either Kenmore or Aberfeldy with an excellent Farm Shop in Dull (4 miles). Award winning Fortingall Hotel in village with restaurant and Ewe Bar also offering excellent food. Live music on Friday evenings.

Highland Adventure Safaris for 4x4 wildlife landrover safaris. White Water Rafting in Aberfeldy. Pony Trekking. Cycle Hire. Munro bagging (Munros are mountains over 3000 feet). Deer stalking. Pheasant and Partridge shooting. Paintballing. Gold Panning.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $116.05
Pet Fee $25.79

Booking Notes:
20% deposit on booking with balance due six weeks before arrival. Payment by cheque or electronic bank transfer.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day on Friday. Arrive after 4pm depart by 10am.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks (3 nights min) available November-March only from £310.
Seven nights £495 - £750 inclusive of electricity (to value of £50 per week), logs, linen and cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.