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The Invergordon Archive

Honeymoon Cottage
The Invergordon Archive
Honeymoon Cottage

These are the remains of Honeymoon Cottage in the Castle grounds. Just a pity this has happened to such a lovely wee cottage.
Picture added on 03 January 2010 at 10:06
Sad, it was a lovely little cottage. Was it burnt or did it just decay?
Added by Liz Taylor Nee Askew on 03 January 2010
Hi Liz, as far as I know it was set alight by vandals.
Added by John Urquhart on 03 January 2010
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/7022594.stm confirms John's comments.
Anonymous comment added on 04 January 2010
As Liz says, it is very sad to see the cottage in this state. I last saw it about 30 years ago when it was still relatively complete. It looked so romantic in its situation and with absolutely the right name. Lovely picture but melancholy.
Added by Bill Geddes on 05 January 2010
How very sad to see this lovely wee cottage with such a lovely name in this state. How did it become like this?
Added by Rosalie Samaroo (Graham) on 07 January 2010
So where is this is this cottage? I don't remember it, mind you I was about 15 the last time I was in Invergordon.
Added by Garry W Geddes on 07 January 2010
Was this the cottage that the Hays used to live in?
Added by Anne Wilkie on 20 January 2010
Hi Anne - I hope you are well - this is indeed the cottage where the Hays lived. Our classmate, Laura-Ann (picture #373) from our primary school days, has commented on picture #1180 to this effect. Some of her comments are quite sad, but I always thought she was very glamorous especially with her being the first person I ever knew with a double barrel type Christian name... Cheers, Kenny McC.
Added by Kenny MacCormack on 20 January 2010
Hi Kenny - I'm fine thanks. When I was in the primary I used to stay sometimes at Laura-Ann's. I can remember the house very well, they had a big table in the kitchen that was attached to the floor. It was a brilliant place to be, especially in the summertime, we would play on the rope swing. I have great memories of the house, and the family who lived there.
Added by Anne Wilkie on 22 January 2010
Just the week before when I was walking my dog, my son and I had a look in the door as it had been prised open. There was furniture, clothes and dishes still in it. Such a shame that little brats had to set it on fire!
Anonymous comment added on 19 February 2010
I think this was what we used to call 'the haunted house' - next to castle cottages near 'The Majors' Roskeen House.
Anonymous comment added on 27 August 2011
Yes, this was what what was called the 'Haunted House' by everyone. The cottages are still being lived in but apparently, quite run down.
Anonymous comment added on 31 October 2011
My parents lived in a caravan in the grounds of Honeymoon cottage before they got their first house in '73.
Added by Valerie Mitchell on 25 October 2013
We lived in Castle Cottages in '98/2000; I experienced things I cannot explain. Lovely place to live but there is definitely something in Castle Cottages. Does anyone else have any experiences of strange happenings in Castle Cottages?
Added by Mrs Belinda Langley on 11 January 2015
I lived at Castle Cottages from 1945 to 1970 and had no experience of 'strange happenings'
Added by Norley Swanson on 22 September 2018
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