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Bluebell Cottage

Helmsdale, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park, KW8 6JE (Ref. 1038578)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

With its remarkable history from the Viking era to a gold rush within the late 1800s, Bluebell Cottage is situated in the centre of the Helmsdale village on the coast of Scotland.

Enjoy this traditional semi-detached cottage with your family or a large group looking to explore the north of Scotland.

The property boasts three bedrooms and can sleep six, people plus an extra fold up bed and cot for any extra guests and children.

Bring along any extra walking boots or equipment as there is a storage shed within the large back garden.

Relax with a cold beverage whilst the sun shines down on the coastal town within the summer evenings, reminiscing over the events of the trip.

Surrounding windows within the lounge area will give you the rising daylight whilst eating your breakfast on the dining table to fuel up for the day, with the gas fire on-hand for the cooler nights.

The kitchen across the hall is equipped with an additional dining table for any alfresco dining party you may wish to have on your trip away.

Two bathrooms will help with the morning rush or relax in the evening with a hot soak whilst the a double or king size beds are on-hand to get your rest after an action-packed day.

The location benefits of this property are never-ending with it being on the North Coast 500, an awesome route that includes some of Scotland's finest scenery, while Hemsdale has plenty of attractions only a few minutes from the property.

Enjoy watching the boats leave the harbour onto the Scottish waters or discover the history of the village and search for the gold once discovered within the town by Robert Gilchrist.

As you walk around there are many unique stores to get gifts or buy any last minute items for outdoor activities; enjoy your lunch at the River Café, food for all members of the family before heading out to Langwell Forest for an afternoon walk.

Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x double with additional fold-up bed
  • Bathroom with bath and handheld shower, WC and basin
  • Ground-floor shower room walk-in shower, WC and basin
  • Kitchen/dining area
  • Sitting/dining room with gas fire
  • Summer house
  • Electric central heating, gas fire
  • Electric hob/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Lawned garden and patio with furniture, summer house and storage shed
  • 2 Well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within and shop 0.1 miles
  • Note: Car charging point 80 yards away

About the location

HELMSDALE

Brora 10 miles; John O'Groats 50 miles

Helmsdale is a pretty coastal village on the east coast of Sutherland and has a long history dating back to the Vikings who established a settlement here. Once a busy fishing port it is now a lot quieter although some fishing boats are still based at the pretty harbour. Helmsdale boasts the Timespan Museum and Arts Centre which gives a colourful history of the area and is well worth a visit. The village has excellent local services and is served by both buses and trains. It also has a quirky restaurant called La Mirage, which boasts excellent reviews, and there are many other local eateries. Visitors will find excellent walking routes and the Helmsdale Circuit takes in the shoreline and the harbour. The area is rich in castles with Dunrobin Castle and the Castle of Mey situated close by, and the beaches in the next villages are very highly rated. Fishing on the local river is accessible for visitors, and a licence can be bought in the village shop. For an unforgettable day out why not visit Cape Wrath near Durness Scotland's most north westerly point with its lighthouse and fantastic views and wildlife. Nearby Handa Island (SWT) is a must for bird spotters as each summer some 100,000 seabirds gather here to breed and visitors can guide themselves around the 6km trail.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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