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Charming Cottage In Historic Arts And Crafts Village

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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.

Julia Loudon
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 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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Fortingall Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage In Historic Arts And Crafts Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

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.


  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
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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
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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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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a long weekend with some friends and would definitely recommend it. Even better than it looked in the photos. Highlight for us was the lovely large living area with comfy sofas and open plan kitchen/dining area - makes it ideal for families and friends. Very well equipped cottage with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Nice village pub with log fire, short drive to Aberfeldy, and plenty of walks. Great if you want to get out or explore, but equally good if you want to stay in with a glass of wine curled up in front of the log fire.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to post your comment on the website. I love hearing that our guests have enjoyed their stay at The Byre and feel that their every need has been catered for! The local facilities are indeed wonderful - including the cosy pub just a few steps from the door of the cottage where great food is also available.
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And not a pig in sight!!!

  • 5 of 5

Fortingall Byre is, as we discovered on talking to the owner during our stay, a converted piggery! We were absolutely delighted with the place when we arrived in the small hours of the morning after a long journey. The owners had been very accommodating about this. The cottage had everything we needed and was in such a beautiful location. Very handy to the pub too! The log burner was very welcome when we returned from our day spent either on the river Tay or watching those on it at the slalom competition at Grandtully. Only wish we could have spent longer there.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is great to hear of guests enjoying The Byre - it is such a cosy cottage in a beautiful and quiet location, but with lots to do nearby in Aberfeldy, Loch Tay and the surrounding hills, glens and rivers (and the pub only steps away, of course!). We love staying there ourselves when we feel the need to wind down from our hectic lives!
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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.


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.


Rates & Availability

Fortingall Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017a
May 5 2017 - Jun 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017b
Jun 30 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017a
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017b
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2017b
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
4 night minimum stay
Winter 2018a
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Mar 23 2018 - May 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018a
May 4 2018 - Jun 28 2018
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018b
Jun 29 2018 - Aug 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018a
Aug 31 2018 - Oct 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018b
Oct 5 2018 - Nov 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018b
Nov 9 2018 - Dec 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Xmas 2018
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 3 2019
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25.87
Management $12.94
Cleaning $116.43

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.
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