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History

Auld Orwell CottageAuld Orwell Cottage was built in 2001 upon the ruins of a shepherd’s Highland croft cottage. Using traditional stone building methods, local craftsmen restored this historic cottage, retaining its original character whilst providing all the benefits of high quality modern comfort.

garden seatThe cottage takes its name from a parish in Kinross-shire. There was an Auld Orwell Kirk on the shores of Loch Leven but in 1729 it was decided to build a new church high on a hill in near-by Milnathort. Some of the stones from Auld Orwell Kirk were carried several miles up to be part of this new church which is still in use today. The owners like the idea of using old stones to build new places.

We thoroughly enjoyed our “writing retreat” and our wild beautiful walks around here
– Rachel Douglas & Stephen Tyre

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Latest News

  • Christmas and New Year.

    Christmas and New Year weeks are available at Auld Orwell Cottage due to a cancellation. so come on – get away from the usual hubbub and enjoy the calm relaxation of Waternish on the Isle of Skye.

  • The final week has been booked

    In just a few days of the post going on the web site the final week available this summer has been booked! Nothing to do with the absolutely wonderful weather we have had so far this summer! Anyway we are booking for winter breaks so have a think about that. Alternatively plan well ahead and […]