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Helmsdale, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 920972)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
  • Mr Shannahan

    “Lovely cottage, very comfortable and great location for us.”

    Highly recommended.

    Highly recommended.

    - Mr Shannahan, March 2017

The property

This charming stone cottage is situated in a scenic hamlet just outside the village of Helmsdale in the Scottish Highlands.

Surrounded by miles of open countryside, this cottage is ideal for a small family group or group of friends who want to explore this beautifully remote part of the north of Scotland.

This pretty cottage has a warm and welcoming interior with original wood panelled walls and big open fire in the sitting room, a cosy place to relax at the end of a busy day.

Move into the well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, a perfect place to prepare home-cooked meals.

There are three bedrooms, one at ground floor level and the two first floor twin bedrooms have cottage style sloping ceilings and are approached by a narrow staircase.

At the front is a private lawned garden area where you can enjoy a quiet read with a cup of coffee whilst keeping an eye out for the eagles that fly overhead, or dine alfresco on a balmy summer’s evening.

The village centre is a short walk away and here you will find an array of busy little shops including a highly regarded fish and chip shop, a well-stocked village store, antique shops and a local butcher.

The centrally situated Bridge Hotel provides a lively bar and good food.

For fishermen this area is paradise with the River Helmsdale being one of the most productive salmon rivers in Scotland and walkers will find endless paths to follow at both low and high levels.

This area has stunning landscapes, sandy beaches and sweeping moorlands and this cosy and welcoming cottage is a wonderful holiday retreat.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 2 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 4)
  • Utility with WC
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, telephone (honesty box), selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Walled garden to front with furniture
  • Patio to side
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Access to twin bedrooms by narrow stairs
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in twin bedrooms
  • Note: The property is near a quiet railway with approximately four trains passing a day
  • Note: There is a quiet lane from the property to the front garden

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.

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