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Auld Orwell Cottage

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7 Nights  

  • £650  to  £1195

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  • £100 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Auld Orwell Cottage

Auld Orwell Cottage sits in an elevated position, not far onto the peninsular of Waternish in the far north West of the Isle of Skye. It offers very comfortable accommodation with stunning views through the day, which can become amazing sunsets. In the autumn and winter these can then become wonderful, clear starry nights.

Auld Orwell Cottage has three comfortable bedrooms. Upstairs there is a double and a twin and a bathroom with a separate shower cubicle. Downstairs there is an accessible bedroom with a king double which may also be as a twin on request. The shower room next door is also accessible. The sitting room and dining room are open plan, with plenty of room. There is Sky TV, window seating and a newly fitted log burning stove. The kitchen has been newly renovated with all mod cons. Large enclosed garden area - best to keep gates closed to keep occasional sheep and deer out! Spectacular views, sunsets and stars.

Near at hand are some interesting craft and art galleries, some offering classes. A bit further is the only sheepskin tannery in Scotland where you can see how it happens and then buy something warm and cosy. They have an unusual coffee shop where you can recover. Heading down to Stein you pass a farm which offers fascinating nature walks. At Stein there is the oldest Inn on Skye, a gallery and then Skye’s only Michelin starred restaurant - but it must be booked well in advance. At the jetty there are boat trips, especially a day’s adventure to the UNESCO protected islands of St Kilda. While things are changing slowly, Waternish is still a crofting community and you should keep your dogs on the lead when out and about.

Skye is renowned for high mountains and spectacular scenery, including some famous visitor attractions. Waternish has less adventurous walking but still spectacular with the potential for sightings in the sea and in the air.

The cottage is well placed to enjoy Waternish and the Isle of Skye.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Teresa McGhie joined Independent Cottages in May 2023

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (The Scottish Islands)

Accommodation Comprises:

Auld Orwell Cottage is a traditional stone built cottage which was renovated at the turn of the century to provide a delightful cottage, a home from home. It has two floors and set away from the road. It has a large grassed enclosed area particularly at the front.


  • Open plan living room and dining room, with log burning stove; comfortable seating; TV with satellite and Sky channels. Window seating to continue admiring the view.
  • The kitchen has been recently renovated with all the mod cons, including a fridge/freezer. All necessary equipment and utensils are provided. There is a washer/dryer and a washing line outside.
  • An accessible bedroom with normally a king sized double bed which can be made as a twin room on request.
  • Next to bedroom is an accessible shower room.


  • A large double bedroom built into the roof.
  • A twin bedroom.
  • A large bathroom with shower unit and bidet as well as the normal items.

Additional Information:

Auld Orwell Cottage has superfast broadband included, but locally mobile signal is not great dependent on provider, not an issue obviously when you are within the cottage. Bedding, towels, power, wifi and a starter pack for the fire are included in the tariff. There is an additional £10 per dog charge for your stay.

Auld Orwell Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 Double Room, 1 Twin Room, 1King Room or Twin Room)
2 dogs welcome
Wheelchair accessible, but check requirements with owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £650
To £1195
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1470 592313 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Teresa McGhie
Member Since May 2023

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We are open all year with keener pricing in the winter.

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Auld Orwell Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 15th April 2024