Lude Estate, Blair Atholl, is situated in stunning Highland Perthshire and on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. With unsurpassed views high over the Vale of Atholl towards Blair Castle and at the geographical centre of Scotland, Lude is a family owned, traditional Highland Estate.
The Estate is easily accessible off the A9, 10 miles north of Pitlochry, with good access to Inverness and Edinburgh airports and the main line rail route north which incorporates the Caledonian Sleeper. With undulating topography throughout the low lying part of the Estate, mixed with the steeper high ground terrain, Lude offers excellent sporting opportunities throughout the year.
Deer Stalking/Hunting – Red Stags – (Beginning of August – October 20th)
Deer Stalking/Hunting – Red Hinds – (October 21st – February 15th)
Fishing – Brown Trout – Hill loch trout fishing (April – October week days only)
We have 6 holiday cottages and a shepherd’s hut available to let with any sport, or on their own:
The Farmhouse – Sleeps 6
The Wool Store – Sleeps 6
Garden Cottage – Sleeps 4
The Byre – Sleeps 4
The Clipping Shed – Sleeps 4
The Kennels – Sleeps 4
The Shepherd’s Hut – Sleeps 2
Situated in a magnificent setting, Lude Estate offers six holiday cottages and a shepherd’s hut with unsurpassed views high over the Vale of Atholl towards Blair Castle in the Cairngorms National Park.
Five cottages sit together with the shepherd’s hut at the ‘Tom of Lude’ (meaning Hill of Lude) and are superbly finished conversions of a previously working steading. Taken as one, sleeping 26 or as individual cottages, they are all warm and welcoming. They are ideal for a relaxing family break, a sporting weekend, a walker’s retreat, a romantic getaway or for wedding parties.
Each house has its own garden in which to sit and enjoy the views, and for the young wishing to let off steam, there is a grassed childrens’ play area at the back of the properties, perfect for kicking a ball about.
The properties are renovated to a high standard allowing for a cosy and comfortable stay. In addition each cottage has drying facilities for outdoor clothes and muddy boots!
The sixth cottage and latest renovation is Garden Cottage which is situated about a mile east of the Tom of Lude, next to the estate’s walled garden. It is a gorgeous house offering luxury, privacy, and equally beautiful views east and west of the Vale of Atholl.
As a family we are trying to be as environmentally friendly as we can be and with the use of our small hydroelectric scheme built in 1965, we manage to supply much of the estate’s requirements including the holiday cottages. In addition, the heating systems in the holiday cottages are Ground and Air Source heating (except The Farmhouse and Garden Cottage at present).
For more information visit https://www.ludeestate.co.uk
Outdoor activities at Lude and locally are endless, from stalking and fishing, hill walking, bird watching, mountain biking, cycling, pony trekking and white-water rafting to name a few. And if you are lucky you may spot a red squirrel or highland cow!