We've recently discovered that our little cottage is actually a croft.
Crofts are fairly common in Scotland due to the law coming into effect after the Highland Clearances.
The land our house is built on was given as a generous gift from the landowner to the tenant, who then built our cottage.
Our home was once a holiday cottage and we were given the guestbook when we moved in, as a keepsake. Lots of people wrote some lovely things about our home and the surrounding countryside.