In 2006 Catherine & Ken moved from Switzerland, where they lived, to Morenish Mews. Ken, originally from Newport-on-Tay, worked as a geologist in Geneva where he met Catherine, a Swiss national, who was in charge of a school district. Ken always knew he wanted to retire to Scotland and managed to sell Scotland to Catherine, who agreed to swap her Swiss mountains for the Scottish ones. They were both looking for a new life style and they found it in the Highlands.
After a search on the internet, they came to Scotland in September 2005 to view three properties in Highland Perthshire. The nature, the space and the stunning views of Loch Tay quickly convinced them that Morenish Mews was where they wanted to live. The property was already run as a self-catering accommodation business, but Ken & Catherine soon put their heart and energy into shaping it according to their own vision.
They wanted their guests to enjoy the peace and quiet, but also to create a space where nature could thrive. They left part of the garden wild, to attract birds and bees, put bird feeders in front of the windows for the enjoyment of their guests and designed a garden trail to encourage their guests to look at the many trees in the property. Believing in sustainability, they added solar panels to the cottage and made many other environmental improvements. They joined the Green Tourism Business Scheme in 2008 and since 2010 Morenish Mews has been rated "Gold".
Ken and Catherine participate in several community organisations and are active members of various tourism groups in the area. They golf on the lovely 9-hole course in Killin whenever they can find the time. Every year they go on holiday to Switzerland to visit family and friends and enjoy a bit of skiing. They also like to take some time off to discover other parts of Scotland, which gives them the knowledge to advise their guests. One thing is for sure : wherever they travel, they are always glad to be back at Morenish Mews and never tire of the views of Loch Tay.