Scottish Tourist Board Rating 5 STAR
Sleeps 3 + 2 or up to 6 using one sofa bed
The 5 Star quality grading awarded by VisitScotland (formerly the Scottish Tourist Board) to this annually inspected property allows us officially to describe it as "exceptional, world-class" accommodation. ( Inspected and graded in September 2013 Orlege scored well within the 87 - 100% Quality Assurance Range for 5 STAR Scottish Tourist Board self-catering accommodation.)
- Meeting the needs of our less mobile guests
- Car parking very close to entry
- No steps at entry or on ground floor
- Wood and natural stone flooring throughout
- Ground floor bathroom
- One step up to shower cabinet
- Comfortable double bed on ground floor
- 2 storey accommodation: flight of 15 stairs
Stylish, sumptuous, contemporary, open-plan, exciting, elegant, stunning, a holiday romance. All these words have been used by guests to describe this open-flow, contemporary conversion completed in December 2004 and named after the fields it overlooks. Designed for flexibility, Orlege is the perfect honeymoon hideaway, but appeals just as much to families or business people in search of luxury or utopia.
This accommodation really is Wow! Its two-storeyed layout is excitingly different, with the most wonderful star and angled shapes of coombed ceilings in the bedroom and bathroom upstairs accessed via a mezzanine-level gallery, whilst downstairs curved walls, and a double-height living space marry well with the original beams in the kitchen. Unusual features have been preserved from its former function as a building for rolling oats for feeding to livestock. With its Scandinavian glazed sliding doors, Velux roof-windows, solid oak floors and doors, wonderful limestone flagstones, open stairwell and ash staircase with tension wire balustrades, solid oak kitchen units and black granite worktop, it's bright, white, light and airy. Matching the granite hearth in the living-room are Juperana Bordeaux granite large windowsills reflecting within their polished depths the branches of the maple tree outside.
Layout: (please pay attention to the sleeping arrangements outlined below as they are a bit different and, though sleeping up to 6 people, will not suit everyone's requirements).
Also upstairs, before you enter through the door into the bedroom, is an inviting gallery area. A great spot to relax with a book, or to gaze across and out of the upper storey window or view from aloft the larger part of the stylish living area below. As well as a lounger and other incidental furniture, the space here allows for a sofa bed which can sleep an "extra person", or even two slim cuddly people: the mattress width is 124cms. A normal single is 90cms. and a conventional double is 135 cms). Please note anyone sleeping here would need to go through another "sleeping area" to reach a bathroom.
At the front of the double-height living space, filled with light from both the original windows in the end gable and the new glazed sliding doors that open onto the small flagstoned courtyard, is the multi-fuel stove which burns coal and logs. And what could be nicer than relaxing in one of the two large leather settees, or another comfy seat, in front of a real living fire? Or dining in splendour seated around the glass dining-table which seats 6, flickering flames in the hearth close by, soft music from the CD player in the background? The effect is of gracious, spacious living.
"One of the most surprising things about turning up here" writes a visiting journalist," is that Orlege doesn't feel like holiday accommodation at all but rather a highly characterful and contemporary home. The modernity of this conversion is apparent throughout -- from the tension wire detailing to the mezzanine's balustrade and ash wood staircase, to the contemporary halogen lighting suspended on tension wires along the vaulted space. However the building's original character remains: there's an earthiness almost, in the use of stone and wood, albeit one played against crisp white walls and streamlined leather furniture." It’s a lovely description of this stunning conversion of what used to be a collection of outbuildings tagged onto the main eighteenth century farmhouse.
You may wish to study the layout of this and the other properties in case one suits your particular needs better than the others: Click on the images below for more detail or here for comparisons between the smaller cottages sleeping up to 6 people..
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Orlege End also features on our other website, www.fivestarholidaycottage.co.uk Both sites display an Availability / Book Online link for you to check availability and rental prices. You can then make an immediate online booking for this 5 STAR property if your dates fit within a Saturday to Saturday pattern. Outwith this Saturday to Saturday pattern, please email us for a quote.