Ladywell Doocot Tower
Ladywell is at the head of the Glen of Rait, an unspoilt but yet accessible part of Perthshire. Ladywell once was an early monastic site, latterly a possession of Dunkeld Abbey and later still owned by branches of both the Royal Bruces and the Stewarts. Today you can still see the healing well - the waters of which feed the Tower - and a number of early Christian carved stones.
The hills around Ladywell offer fantastic walking - you can walk for about 20 miles across the moor at the top of the hills behind the Tower before you come to anything other than a deserted village or empty lochans. At the end of the day you can use the private picnic table situated at the top of Ladywell Hill as a venue for a sundowner - the views from there are fabulous including Schehallion, Dunsinane and, on a clear day, 5 counties!
The country lanes around Ladywell offer the opportunity for peaceful and varied cycling. The village of Rait has a population of around 50 and is about a mile away. It is often described as a village that time forgot, with thatched cottages and a meandering burn bubbling through the middle. The village hall is the centre of a number of events including the famed Glen of Rait Games. The village, apart from a medieval church and a post office, also boasts an extensive antiques centre. Further afield (15 mins), Perth offers all the amenities of a county town - theatre, supermarkets, swimming, cinema, shopping etc.
- Sleeps - 9 + 2
- Bedrooms - 4 (2 double (1 en suite), 1 king, 2 twin. Single bed on landing + double bed sofa in sittingroom)
- Bathrooms - 3
- Dishwasher and washing machine
- AGA and microwave
- Log fire
- Free WiFi Broadband
- Spiral stone staircase
- Great Room with minstrels gallery, piano and parlour size Victorian snooker table
- Private grounds
- Sun terrace
- Seating outside for 10 plus table and BBQ
- Cot and high chair available
- Disabled access ramp into house, downstairs bedrooms and bathrooms
- Short breaks
- Pets welcome
- Airports - Edinburgh 54 miles, Dundee 11 miles
- Stations - Perth and Dundee, 12 miles each
- Good country pub 3 miles away, 2 restaurants in Errol 4 miles away
- Range of golf courses including Rosemount at Blairgowrie, and the Royal and Ancient at St Andrews
- Glamis Castle, Scone Palace
- Dundee Contemporary Arts
- St Andrews
- Edinburgh 1 hour
- Skiing - Glenshee
- Field sports - best booked in advance
- Scottish Antique and Arts Centre, Abernyte; Rait Antiques Centre
- Cairn o Mhor winery - Errol
Ladywell Tower is built around a reconstruction of an earlier round Tower Scottish Doo'cot. It comprises 4 double bedrooms plus an additional bed on the tower landing and a sofa bed in the Great Room. It is furnished to a high standard including high quality antique pieces and practical fresh modern linen and equipment. The Tower sits in its own grounds and has open views over unspoilt countryside. There is a connecting gate in the grounds into the woods at the back of Ladywell Lodge thus making it possible to combine both venues for larger parties of around 16.
The Great Room is on the ground floor and is a large sitting room with 3 French doors onto the sun terrace, 8 additional windows, an open log fire, a minstrels gallery (the room rises over 2 storeys) and in addition to sofas and soft chairs arranged around the fire there is also a piano in an alcove and a parlour-size Victorian snooker table which doubles as a sofa table. The Great Room forms the natural focal point to any size of party or family gathering big or small and has also been used for weddings etc.
There is a stone flagged dining hall which has a large table that comfortably seats 14. The kitchen is a fully equipped with an AGA, stone flagged floors and a breakfast table that seats 6. The kitchen has a dishwasher, a washing machine, a microwave and has crockery glasses etc for a party of 16.
On the ground floor is a walk in shower room and WC, a double bedroom with a bathroom en suite including a cast iron bath with hand held shower head. There is also an additional twin bedded room with a French window onto its own terrace.
Upstairs via the stone spiral staircase in the round Tower is the bed on the landing which also acts as a day bed with computer and TV points offering flexible use as additional social space. There is also a double bedroom with a king sized double bed and door leading off to the minstrels gallery. The twin bedded room has a brass bed and a door into the bathroom. The bathroom on this floor contains a shower room WC etc and is mainly accessed from the upstairs hall.
From the A90 Perth to Dundee take the exit signposted for Rait. Proceed towards Rait but don't go into the village, instead continue for a further 1.3 miles and Ladywell Tower is the second entrance on the right after Ladywell House.
Heating is included and also logs for the fire.
Bed linen is provided.
Pets are welcome.
Free WiFi Broadband.
Cost and availability:
Ladywell Tower is rented out throughout the year. Change over day is ideally Friday but can be flexible.
Short breaks are available.
10% discount if booked along with Ladywell Lodge which .
To book this unique self catering property in the Glen of Rait, Perthshire, click the enquiry button below and see availability and prices.
Ladywell Doocot Tower, Rait, Perth PH27SD Scotland