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Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
The SpaceThere are two proper bedrooms, each containing a double bed. There are also two little chair beds which can be used to accommodate extra guests either in the living room or with the extension room downstairs used as a third bedroom. To be honest the chair beds are small so I would recommend using them only for children. The cottage is ideally placed for fishing, golf, writing, cycling, walking and sight seeing of Dunrobin Castle and local beaches. It is also an ideal place to retreat from the busy world. It is close to Helmsdale in Sutherland half way between Inverness and Thurso (near Brora and Dornoch) in a quiet crofting village a stone throw away from the sea. You can walk from the cottage to the beach in about 8 minutes and the walk along the shore is stunning. Guest AccessGuests will have full use of the cottage including the kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, electric cooker, solid fuel range cooker and living room with wood burning stove. The central heating runs from a solid fuel range cooker so you need to light the fire for central heating although there are some electric facilities. There are two bedrooms each with a double bed. the upstairs bedroom has a little en suite toilet. There is a shower room downstairs with a power shower installed in April 2014. It is the best shower in the house. There is also a bathroom with a wonkier shower above a bath. There is also a room where bikes and other equipment can be stored or which could be used for arts or crafts. Mens right-handed golf clubs are possibly available as is one fishing rod. Interaction with GuestsI do not live in the cottage so you will be there on your own. I do have a cleaner though so the place will be immaculate. It is a lovely relaxing place retreat into nature. The NeighborhoodI love walking along the beach just 5 minutes walk from the cottage. If you like hill walking there are a few options. You can walk from the cottage up into the hills or drive to Golspie to climb Ben Bhraggie. In Helmsdale there is an arts centre as well as restaurants, pubs, shops and a library. GOLF There is excellent golf in Dornoch, Helmsdale and Brora. As mentioned above, I can possibly lend you some clubs. FISHING The area is also renowned for good fishing. The River Helmsdale has long been regarded as one of the most prolific and consistent rivers in the world for producing Atlantic salmon. If you are lucky enough to fish on this prime water you will have a chance of hooking a fish from the opening day of the season on 11th January. Traditionally the lower river offers the best sport in springtime as temperatures are generally low. The most productive pools over the years would include the Flat pool on the Association water, Lower Caen & Salscraggie on Bt 1, Kilphedir on Bt 2 and the Torrish pools on Bt 3. Next stop is usually the Kildonan falls on Bt 6. Salmon are not keen to jump these falls until water temperatures get into the mid 40s, this can lead to a build up of fish and good sport in the pools below. The Falls, Flat, Little Rock & Manse pools would be the pick. By the end of March and into April occasional rods fish the upper beats and pick up the odd fish, by early May the Spring run is in full flow and the upper beats score well. For the cream of the fishing you would hope to be on beats 2, 3 & 4 above. The Loch (Bt 6 above) provides a fair chance of a fish from mid May onwards. Sea trout & grilse are the next to arrive and early specimens can be caught in May but it is not until mid June before we expect the run to gather pace. By the second/third week in July the main run of grilse will have arrived and sport will be fast and furious throughout the river. The best sea trout fishing will generally be had on the Association water or the upper beats, The Woody (bt 1), Suisgill (Bt 2) & Dalharn (Bt 3) will all give you excellent sport from dusk till dawn. By mid August most Helmsdale fish are in the system but good sport can be had right up to the last day of the season on September 30th. Although the river thrives from the luxury of having compensation water when required, spate water usually provides the best fishing towards the back end. Favourite flies for the Helmsdale You could account for most Helmsdale salmon being taken on 3 flies and the rest being caught on variants of the same flies, The Willie Gunn, Alistair & Silver stoats tail. The Willie Gunn is by far the most successful Spring tube fly. Prolific variants from the Traditional pattern would be the recent Temple Dog & Conehead versions available at the local tackle shop. Summer fishing however is generally dominated by the Alistair & Silver Stoat, the most successful being tied on small tubes. Baby Temple dogs and Coneheads also take their fair share, as does the reliable Ally’s shrimp. If all else fails try a large Sunray Shadow fished square and fast, you might be pleasantly surprised by the results. For sea trout fishing you would be well advised to stick to the old favourites and increase fly size as the light fades. A wee silver stoat on the point teamed up with a silver grey or teal blue & silver on the dropper works a treat. If you do get the chance to fish this famous river be sure to take in all the advice of your ghillie and if you are fishing the popular association water, keep an eye on the locals! Unlike the big rivers of the world where casting long distances is important for success, the secret of the Helmsdale is in reading the water and knowing the lies which are often just under your rod tip. I can possibly lend you fishing equipment. SURFING The surfing nearby is some of the best in the UK. Getting AroundI recommend that you fly into Inverness airport and hire a car but if you are coming on retreat or on a budget then you can get to Portgower by public transport. The nearest train station is Helmsdale, you would need to get a 5 minute taxi from Helmsdale. The best way to come on public transport is by bus. The bus from Inverness to Thurso stops at Portgower if you ask it to. The bus stop is a couple of minutes walk from the cottage. Other Things to NotePets are welcome! Please clear up after them.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
9 reviews
4br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceCategory B listed building accommodation comprises old stationmaster's accommodation with living room being the old ticket office. Good railway views, four trains a day in each direction. The minimum length of stay is 3 nights. Reduced rate for week long bookings - enquire. Pets normally not permitted. Guest AccessAccommodation comprises 4 bedrooms (the fourth accessible through the third), bathroom, kitchen/diner, utility room, wet room and living room Interaction with GuestsAccommodation entirely self contained. Caretaker / housekeeper can be contacted if any problems or queries. The NeighborhoodHelmsdale is a village of population 850 on the east coast, 70 miles north of Inverness. Was once a fishing community, now reliant on tourism. Getting AroundTrains very convenient, 20 metres from the front door. Line goes south to Inverness and north to Wick & Thurso. Helmsdale is also served by the X99 bus between Inverness and Wick Other Things to NoteThis is a community project helping to bring tourism to Helmsdale. Any surpluses go to maintaining the station, promoting the Far North Line and supporting community projects.
house
3br house
    Caberfeidh (pronounced Cabber-fay) is our charming three bedroomed house situated in the heart of the coastal village of Helmsdale in the Scottish Highlands. Recently renovated to a high standard, including double glazing and oil fired central heating, the accommodation consists of: Ground floor: Lounge with wide screen tv, freeview box, DVD player, music player, multi-fuel stove, pine floor and French doors leading to the patio area and garden. Bathroom with electric shower, bath, hand basin and WC. Kitchen Diner equipped with electric cooker with extractor, fridge, washer/drier, microwave and toaster. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with double bed and optional fold down single bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with single bed. Shower Room with walk in cubicle and electric shower, hand basin and wc. Outdoors : Large garden with patio area, summer house, garden furniture and barbeque. Nestling below Creag Bunillidh the traditional Highland fishing village of Helmsdale is the ideal base from which to explore Sutherland. Situated at the mouth of the River Helmsdale (from which it takes its name) it has a lot to offer . The village was planned at the time of the Highland Clearances in the early 19th century, on the site of an ancient settlement. Located as it is on the shores of the Moray Firth, it is natural that many of the local community make their living from the sea. The herring industry (the silver darlings) brought prosperity to the village until the beginning of the last century and, although the boom is now over, the visitor can still stand at the picturesque harbour and watch fishing boats prepare to reap today's harvest of lobster, crab and white fish. Using Helmsdale as your base, John o'Groats and the Orkney Islands are within easy reach and the whole of Sutherland is at your doorstep. For the visitor from the city, for whom driving has ceased to be a pleasure, the quiet roads of the country will bring joy back to motoring and you can explore the unspoilt loveliness of the area. Or simply park your car and enjoy what the village and surrounding countryside have to offer. Sit by the harbour and watch the boats come and go, explore the beaches for gemstones, play tennis or golf, squash or carpet bowls, go bird watching or hill walking. Fish for salmon or sea trout on the association water, or visit one of the many lochs in the area for brown trout fishing. Visit some of the many ancient brochs and cairns or spend an afternoon at nearby Dunrobin Castle. When night eventually falls, call into one of the hotels for a friendly chat, or have a good meal of local venison, salmon lobster or crab. One of the highlights during the summer is the Helmsdale highland Games where the top Scottish athletes, pipers and dancers compete. The river Helmsdale tumbles and winds its way down the beautiful Strath of Kildonan and is one area which no visitor should miss from his itinerary, as there is so much to see. The Strath abounds with wildlife and history, including the historic church at Kildonan and Baile an Or and Suisgill, sites of the great Sutherland Gold Rush of 1869. Many men from all over Britain came in search of gold and there is still gold today. You can still pan for gold, details can be obtained from Strath Ullie Crafts . East Sutherland is one of the lowest rainfall areas in Scotland, and here in the north, we can boast the longest summer days. Helmsdale has two restaurants the La Mirage where stars of television, film and literature are among the many visitors, the Green Stag restaurant it is open seven days a week pays homage to Scotland’s best produce. Three hotels the Bridge hotel, the Belgrave with its Bel-Grill Restaurant and the Navidale House Hotel. One pub the Bannockburn all serve excellent meals.
    cottage
    2br cottage
    • Pets Allowed
    Holiday cottage with a beautiful sea view 5 minutes walk to the beach 2 double bedrooms Living room is upstairs so you get the best view when relaxing Solid fuel stove so you can have an open fire Dishwasher, washing machine, television, wifi broadband Pets welcome Garden Children will love it 10 minute walk to the beach 10 minute drive to Helmsdale Golf Course 10 minute drive to excellent fishing on the River Helmsdale Discount if you stay a month or longer Portgower is a peaceful crofters village. The view from the cottage is beautiful. The beach is along the road at the bottom of a track about 5 minutes walk. Helmsdale is the nearest town, where there are restaurants, shops, a golf course, excellent fishing on the river, a fishing shop and an arts centre. My neighbour has chickens and geese and ducks. She sells hens eggs when they are in lay.
    cottage
    Excellent
    13 reviews
    3br cottage
    • Pets Allowed
    Fairburn was purchased by the current owners in 2011 and has been sympathetically renovated with all new appliances, fixtures and fittings. The property was released for the rental market in the summer of 2012. The property lies in it's own 4.5 acre grounds where you can roam free in amongst the flora and fauna of the area. The property has extensive views over the Moray Firth to the south and east which can be viewed from the large picture windows in the lounge and conservatory. There are three bedrooms - two doubles and a twin. One of the doubles is ensuite. There is a separate bathroom too. The kitchen-diner has a brand new fitted kitchen with dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave and washing machine. The lounge has a woodburner and 32 inch TV with freeview digital channels including HD. From 2016 the property now has Wifi internet access! Fairburn is within walking distance to beautiful sandy beaches and fantastic moorland and countryside walks. There is also plenty of great golf and fishing close by in Brora and Helmsdale. Slightly further afield are the Orkneys and John O'Groats to the north and Inverness, Dornoch (with its Cathedral and famous golf course) and Golspie to the south. Fairburn is a great base to explore the beautiful region of the Northern Highlands. Rent includes all towels and bed linen for guests. A good housekeeping deposit of ÂŁ175 is payable on booking and is returned in full provided there is no damage, theft or excessive cleaning required after an inspection of the property. There is plenty of fishing available nearby. There is the whisky distillery 'Clynelish' in Brora which offers tours for those who like to indulge in a 'wee dram'. The fantastic sandy beaches on this part of the Moray Firth stretch for miles and are generally quiet and a great place to walk. There is lots of history. For example there is the Timespan museum in Helmsdale, Dunrobin Castle and Grounds/Falconry in Golspie. Further north is the gateway to the Orkneys and the interesting towns of Thurso and Wick in Caithness. Inverness is a very lively city just over an hour to the south with lots to see and do. The property has extensive views over the Moray Firth to the south and east.
    cottage
    3br cottage
      The Hoose is right on the Harbour at Helmsdale, in arguably the best location within the village, on a quiet no-through road within feet of the water's edge. Helmsdale is an easy drive up the A9 from Inverness (or you could get the train) has two pubs, shops, a bank, Library, Visitor Centre, the best fish and chips in the North and is well placed for Highland and Island exploration - though the view from the front door could keep you occupied for hours without moving an inch. The Hoose has 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room and a newly refurbished stunning modern kitchen/dining room/living room with amazing views of the harbour. There is a staircase in the living area of the kitchen which leads up to a 30ft playroom/study area which is a fabulous space for children to play in. This is awaiting carpeting which will be done in May. The Hoose is home away from home. There is full gas central heating, open fire in the sitting room and a large enclosed garden. A deposit of ÂŁ100 is required within 7 days of our confirmation to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before the date of your arrival. Bookings made less than 6 weeks prior to arrival should be paid in full within 7 days of confirmation. We will do our very best to re-let should you have to cancel, but bookings are accepted on the basis that refunds are limited to making good the shortfall, if any, from a subsequent booking. Nestling below Creag Bunillidh the traditional Highland fishing village of Helmsdale is the ideal base from which to explore Sutherland. Situated at the mouth of the River Helmsdale (from which it takes its name) it has a lot to offer the visitor. Sit by the harbour and watch the boats come and go, explore the beaches for gemstones and fossils, play tennis or golf, go bird watching or hill walking.The River Helmsdale is regarded as one of Scotland's salmon fishing rivers. Visitors can fish the river inexpensively on the association water, tickets can be purchased in the village as can tickets to fish one of the many lochs in the area for trout.. Visit some of the many ancient brochs and cairns or spend an afternoon at nearby Dunrobin Castle. When night eventually falls, call into one of the hotels for a friendly chat, or have a good meal of local venison, salmon lobster or crab. Helmmsdale is the home of "La Mirage" , the famous fish and chip restaurant rated one of the best in the UK. For those who like to cook for themselves fresh lobsters and crabs can be purchased from local fishermen. Using Helmsdale as your base, John o'Groats and the Orkney Islands are within easy reach and the whole of Sutherland is at your doorstep. Walkers, you will be delighted with the choice of local beauty spots to investigate-why not try to catch a glimpse of deer on the nearby hillsides. Helmsdale itself has a challenging 9 hole golf course. There are beautiful links courses within easy driving distance at Dornoch, Golspie and Brora or for the more adventurous there is a spectacular course on the north coast at Durness. For horse riders there are 2 riding centres in Brora, a fifteen minute drive down the A9. Highlands Unbridled offer beach riding , or inland treking through spectacular scenery and cater for all standards.
      house
      4br house
      • Pets Allowed
      Discounts for Military veterans please ask. Situated in the Northern Highlands of Scotland this house has a spacious kitchen, utility room, dining room, 4 bedroom (3 en-suite) 1 with triple single beds on the ground floor . Toilet and shower room for downstairs rooms, Enclosed sheltered garden suitable for pets and small children. .Helmsdale boasts a picturesque harbour, a famous fishing river, panning for gold at Kildonan, Golf course, Fishing Tackle shop offering river fishing permits and a very friendly atmosphere with stunning coastal walks and amazing hill and river expeditions in the great outdoors.. There is a regular coach service, rail service and an airport in Wick. There are ferries to the Orkney Isles from Scabster, Gills and John O groats.There is a doctors surgery.A good base for cycling, hill walking and climbing and touring the Highlands seeing the wonderful landscape, rivers , mountains and hills.There are two hotels and three pubs, a wonderful chip shop and restaurant namely La MirageCafe, Highland Games takes place in August and there are various highland games at nearby locations. A beautiful highland location offering many attractions, Lovely sandy beaches nearby and there is RSBS nearby at Kinbrace Certain groups wishing Internet and dogs etc will have small surcharge please ask. I am happy to have dogs as long as they are kept under control and downstairs. Any dog fouling will incur full price of cleaning floor or carpets etc. ( Its never happened however be aware we are not a kennel) Using Helmsdale as a base, John O Groats and the Orkney Islands are within easy reach and the whole of the North Highlands are on your doorstep.. The shoreline of Helmsdale is one of the best places for Jurassic fossils in Scotland There is a picturesque fishing harbour where one can sit to watch the boats come and go. Salmon fishing cam be arranged with Ron from the Fishing Tackle Shop on the River Helmsdale which tumbles and winds it way down the beautiful Strath of Kildonan. One can stil pan for gold at Kildonan, details can be had from Strath Ullie Crafts. August sees the Highland Games taking place but there are many other Highland Games all within easy reach during the summer months. There are three pubs, two hotels and the famous La Mirage restaurant famous for its lovely fish teas, there is a chip shop, butcher, grocers, post office and a Medical centre Helmsdale is a good base for a Northern Highland holiday and offers magnificent scenery coastal walks. Part of the NC 500
      cottage
      2br cottage
      • Pets Allowed
      Come and relax in the crofting village of Portgower. 3km from Helmsdale. The sea view from the cottage is beautiful and the village is a wonderfully tranquil place. You can walk to the beach in a few minutes. Enjoy walks along the beach and into the hills. Sit in front of an open fire. Excellent golfing nearby in Dornoch, Brora and Helmsdale. Some of the best surfing in the UK is nearby. Superb fishing on the River Helmsdale. Take children gold panning! There are cafes, restaurants, shops and a cultural centre a few minutes drive away in Helmsdale. The house has two double bedrooms each with a double bed. There are also two chair beds in the living room. The upstairs bedroom has an en suite toilet. There is a shower over the bath in the bathroom downstairs. The kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine, electric cooker, solid fuel range cooker and bread maker as well as all the utensils you could need. I recommend you hire a car but busses from Inverness do stop in Portgower if you ask them to and it is a 2 minute walk from the bus stop to the cottage. Pets are welcome and will love it along the beach. Golf clubs and fishing equipment available. Sea view, wood burning stove and solid fuel range. 10 mins walk to the beach. Two double bedrooms.
      Bedroom
      Excellent
      11 reviews
      Bedroom
      • Wifi
      • Pets Allowed
      • Parking
      The SpaceThis is a bedroom with a 4 poster bed and a modern en-suite shower room. cozy warm with small double Sofa. Guest AccessFull access to kitchen to cook at any time with use of small dining room or eat in the kitchen. Interaction with GuestsAs much interaction as the guest feels is not invading their private space. If I am at the house I engage and show people around the area. The NeighborhoodQuiet traditional fishing village surrounded by hills waiting to be explored and a stunning fishing river. Amazing area's to walk or cycle. Getting AroundRegular bus to Inverness and Wick with all villages in between. There are two trains per day from Inverness and Wick. Other Things to NotePets welcome I do have a dog but she is separate if guests don't like animals. She is very clean and available for walks in the village if the guests wish to take her.
      Bedroom
      Excellent
      12 reviews
      Bedroom
      • Wifi
      • Pets Allowed
      • Parking
      The SpaceDouble bed with Single. Large room also can take cot or another single bed if needed. Separate shower and toilet. Guest AccessFull access to the kitchen dinning room, living room and garden. There is a shower room and toilet available close to room. Interaction with GuestsAs long as I am around I enjoy interaction with guests however if they need peace they have it. The NeighborhoodQuiet village two bars a number of small easy restaurants chip shop and 2 convinience supermarkets. Getting AroundArea is serviced by train and bus but infrequent, best if you have a car or bike. May start to rent out bikes if people like the idea !! let me know . Other Things to NoteGreat hill walks river walks and local fishing. Historical village with real gold panniers g on the river which you can all do. You may get lucky
      Bedroom
      Bedroom
      • Wifi
      • Pets Allowed
      • Parking
      The SpaceModernized house with en-suite in 3 out of 4 rooms .. peaceful garden with amazing walks and river bank walks. This room is the master room and has a large bath and bathroom attached. It has a Tv with internet tv some channels are free others like net flix you will have to pay for or just link in on your own account Guest AccessAll house facilities available in a very open communal living environment or book the house for privacy. Catch it you can cook it. As the local eating houses are for average daily meals not fine dining if you wish to have a special meal you can have a local chef if he is available to cook for you at an agreed fee. Interaction with GuestsWhen I'm around all the time if the guests wish to engage in chat or stories of my travels Im more than happy to natter, or leave you in peace to enjoy your space or partners. Totally flexible with young attitude and social skills. The NeighborhoodHistory The first written reference to the people of this area, at the end of the first century AD comes from the Roman historian Tacitus, who described the people as tall, red headed men who fought bravely with long swords and round shields. St Ninian came here about 390 AD and preached at Navidale. Where the old church yard now stands there was a chapel which was burned down during the Reformation in 1556. Helmsdale came under the Parish of Kildonan which gets its name from the pictich word Kil or Cill or Cell, this meaning the cell of St Donan, patron saint of the Strath, from 580 AD. Christianity, however, came under attack in the 9th century when the Vikings began their raids into the North of Scotland. Tharfin the Great conquered Scotland down to the Moray Firth, and certain cairns and standing stones are said to mark the sites of many ferocious and bloody battles. It was at Helmsdale (from the Norse Hjalmundal Dale of the Helmet) that a great battle took place between two Nors chiefs Swein and Olvir Rosta. Swein won a great victory and Olvir's men retreated to some houses which were burned with all their inmates. Olvir escaped by crossing the Helmsdale river and was not heard again. Swein and his men committed many ravages in Sutherland before returning to their ships. As the Vikings mixed with the native population, the clan system evolved and the way of life changed little from century to century. There were periods of blood and strife mainly caused by lust for land and cattle. The chieftain had power of pit and gallows over all men and yet was regarded by his clansmen as protector and father figure. Helmsdale Castle The Couper Park is the site where the Helmsdale Castle once stood. Although, alas it became a rapidly crumbling ruin and was completely demolished in the early 1970s to make way for the new A9 road bridge over the Helmsdale River. Getting AroundTrain Bus Car Bike Foot Tardus Camel Donkey Other Things to NoteMidges operate in this area .. be warned take mosquito cream and a sense of humour. If you wish to walk in the hills be aware of ticks, you may see snakes but in general if you don't bite them they wont bite you. However be careful with your dog's during lambing season and with snakes.
      Bedroom
      Excellent
      41 reviews
      Bedroom
      • Wifi
      • Breakfast
      • Parking
      The SpaceFab views, homely atmosphere, private off road parking. Security for bikes. Guest AccessOur cosy sitting room, overlooking the village and harbour is available for guests to use where they can enjoy the view or read a book from our bookshelves or enjoy an evening glass of wine or two! Interaction with GuestsAs often as they wish. We are always on hand to answer queries.
      Bedroom
      Excellent
      12 reviews
      Bedroom
      • Wifi
      • Pets Allowed
      • Parking
      The SpaceVery beatiful room very large with ensuite which has a power shower. Open beams. Guest AccessRiver fishing, Distillery, Hills, Coast, Golf. Genealogy There are charges for fishing and visiting sites .. some guests seem to think because I've advertised it its a free additional bonus ! Interaction with GuestsDaily if around I enjoy meeting new vibrant people who are travels as I am . The NeighborhoodFresh air, fantastic safe environment, true Scottish Highlands. Access to Orkney, West Coast, Wick, John O Groats. Hill walking and river walks which are fantastic take a drive up the Strath for some drop dead scenery . rent a gold mining pan and go up the river hunt for hold .. full instructions.. with the pan from the shop at the harbour ! Great for kids and adults alike .. tradition is for the men of the village to pan for gold all there lives and create the first daughters wedding ring from the gold they find .. give it a go . History The first written reference to the people of this area, at the end of the first century AD comes from the Roman historian Tacitus, who described the people as tall, red headed men who fought bravely with long swords and round shields. St Ninian came here about 390 AD and preached at Navidale. Where the old church yard now stands there was a chapel which was burned down during the Reformation in 1556. Helmsdale came under the Parish of Kildonan which gets its name from the pictich word Kil or Cill or Cell, this meaning the cell of St Donan, patron saint of the Strath, from 580 AD. Christianity, however, came under attack in the 9th century when the Vikings began their raids into the North of Scotland. Tharfin the Great conquered Scotland down to the Moray Firth, and certain cairns and standing stones are said to mark the sites of many ferocious and bloody battles. It was at Helmsdale (from the Norse Hjalmundal Dale of the Helmet) that a great battle took place between two Nors chiefs Swein and Olvir Rosta. Swein won a great victory and Olvir's men retreated to some houses which were burned with all their inmates. Olvir escaped by crossing the Helmsdale river and was not heard again. Swein and his men committed many ravages in Sutherland before returning to their ships. As the Vikings mixed with the native population, the clan system evolved and the way of life changed little from century to century. There were periods of blood and strife mainly caused by lust for land and cattle. The chieftain had power of pit and gallows over all men and yet was regarded by his clansmen as protector and father figure. Helmsdale Castle The Couper Park is the site where the Helmsdale Castle once stood. Although, alas it became a rapidly crumbling ruin and was completely demolished in the early 1970s to make way for the new A9 road bridge over the Helmsdale River. Getting AroundTrain station from Inverness and regular buses. however you are best ride a bike cycle a bike or drive a car Other Things to NotePets welcome but not upstairs or on the beds. Extra charge will be requested for cleaning molting pet hairs.
      cottage
      4br cottage
        Located in the heart of the historic coastal village of Helmsdale, overlooking the mouth of the River Helmsdale, our traditional three storey stone cottage is the ideal location from which to base your holiday in the north of the Scottish Highlands with its wonderful scenery and amazing history. We have two twin rooms on the top floor, with a small quiet area in between where children can play or if the house is busy you can sit and read or write your post cards. On the middle floor there is the sittingroom - with TV, DVD player and wood burning stove, with lots of sitting space for everything - family bathroom, with shower over the bath, and double bedroom. The front door, opening to Dunrobin Street is also on this level, as is the guest cupboard with all our local tourist information and a selection of games. The bottom floor has an en-suite double bedroom and the kitchen. The family kitchen has a large table so you can all sit and enjoy your meals together. It also has a dishwasher, microwave and fridge-freezer. This floor opens out to our walled back garden which is a great safe place to play - or have a glass of wine. As outlined above our cottage is set over three floors and as a result it would not be suitable for those who have difficulty with stairs. On request we can provide stair-guards, a travel cot and high chair. Please note the following: The Total Rental Cost in any quote sent will include a ÂŁ50 security deposit which is refundable minus any moneys you might owe us. Our weekly rate is sometimes better value than our nightly rate - we will send you a quote based on whichever is cheaper. For example if you want to stay 5 nights in the winter then our week rental rate is cheaper so that is what we would send. We will accept bookings for one nights stay but the charge would be the same as if staying for two nights. ÂŁ4 a night electricity is included in the price quoted. Additional use will be charged at cost and kept from your good house keeping deposit. Helmsdale is the perfect location for your holiday in the Scottish Highlands as there are so many things to see and do in the village itself and the surrounding area. As Helmsdale is located at the junction of the A9 and A897 roads it is very easy to explore both the east and north coastline. In our cottage we have provided guests with detailed information suggesting how to make the most of your holiday in this beautiful part of Scotland. Below is just a taste of what this area has to offer. Dining out There are a number of places to eat and drink within walking distance of the cottage including a couple of hotels and cafes. Historic buildings and culture Why not visit the outstandingly beautiful Dunrobin Castle transformed to its current form by Sir Charles Barry, architect to the Houses of Parliament. Alternatively, head north and make for the Queen Mother's former home (still owned by Prince Charles) the Castle of Mey. Unfortunately Helmsdale's own castle, built 1488, was demolished to make way for the new A9 road bridge, however there are still many ancient monuments in the immediate vicinity. Easy to visit is Dun Broch, right beside the A9 overlooking the Moray Firth. Even closer to Helmsdale are both Cinn Trolla Broch - again between the A9 and the coast - and then inland up Strath Kildonan, Kilphedir an iron age tower with stone circle. Further information on all these sites is available from The Megalithic Portal. Those interested in more recent history should make for the village's Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, or the Dunbeath Heritage Centre. Both specialise in the history of the highland clearances and contain a wealth of information for those who wish to investigate their ancestry. You may be interested to learn that every room in the cottage looks over onto Gerald Lang's "The Emigrants" statue which is located on the other side of the River. Enjoying the local scenery and nature We have stunning scenery and an unpolluted environment and as a result there are lots of internationally protected nature sites, such as the National Nature Reserve of Loch Fleet which you can visit locally. Those interested in bird watching can make for the RSPB Nature Reserve at Forsinard in the Flow Country (the largest expanse of blanket bog in Europe). In addition the Dornoch Firth, just below us is designated as a National Scenic Area. Fishing Birch Holiday Cottage is situated above the estuary of the River Helmsdale, probably one of the best salmon rivers in the Scottish Highlands and is within five minutes walking distance of Helmsdale harbour. With numerous locations locally to also fish for wild brown trout, or coarse fish such as pike, this makes Birch Cottage the ideal location for your Scottish Highlands fishing holiday. As you will note from above we have provided a secure storage area for your fishing equipment and we provide a freezer so that you can store your catch ready to take home. Walking and cycling The Northern Highlands has some of the most beautiful coastline in Scotland. Helmsdale's sand-and-pebble shoreline is within five minutes walk from the house and nearly all the coastline from just below Helmsdale to Brora is made up of the most spectacularly scenic, clean and quiet beaches in the whole of Scotland. The north-east of the Highlands does not contain many of Scotland's high mountains. Our nearest Munro is Ben Kilbreck (Meall nan Con) some 45 miles away. Closer to hand are the Grahams of Beinn Dhorain and Scaraben and the enigmatic Morven. With Scotland's Outdoor Access Code you are able to explore all our surrounding hills and coastline, with some examples of local walks available from Walkhighlands and the Forestry Commission Scotland. The Highlands of Scotland is also now renowned for its mountain biking. One of the best courses in the country is just south of us at the Highland Wildcat Trails and much of the Forestry Commission's land includes well signposted cycling and walking paths, including the Kyles of Sutherland Mountain Bike Trails. Golf The Highlands boast a number of high quality links courses, including the world famous Royal Dornoch course which is within easy driving distance. Helmsdale has its own golf course and other local courses include Brora and Golspie. Whisky distilleries If you're interested in learning more about Scotland's national drink - whisky - then Clynelish Distillery is approximately 10 minutes drive away. There are a number of other distilleries within easy driving distance such as Old Pultney and Dalmore. Water based activities Being next to the coast we are also ideally located for water-based pursuits such as canoeing and kayaking, diving or snorkelling. The North of Scotland is also becoming renowned for its great surfing with international events being staged at Thurso, north of Helmsdale. As outlined above we have provided a secure shed where you could store any equipment. Fossils and rocks If your interest lies in fossil hunting, then there are few locations better than Helmsdale where Jurassic fossils have been found in the Helmsdale boulder beds. More information can be found at UK Fossils Network. Another great place to visit is the Orcadian Stone Company in Golspie which has an extensive exhibition of rocks, minerals and fossils. It has very knowledgeable owners who love passing on their expertise. Gold panning Just up the glen from Helmsdale is Strath Kildonan, the location of Scotland's last gold rush. Panning for gold is a great fun activity for all the family with equipment available from the shops in the village. Local events If you are visiting Sutherland in the summer why not go along to one of the local Highland Games. Helmsdale Highland Games are usually held in August and see the Scottish Highland Games Association website for details of others, including Halkirk and Tain. Another very enjoyable day out is the local agricultural shows with both the Sutherland Show and Caithness Show held in July each year. Birch Cottage is a traditional 4 bedroomed cottage located in the village of Helmsdale, Sutherland. The village, which has all the local facilities that you could want (local shops, café, hotel, butchers), is ideally situated for exploring the North of Scotland. The south facing walled garden provides safe and private outdoor space for all the family.
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          An area of outstanding natural beauty and history. An exclusive playground for the rich and famous. Set in one acre of wooded gardens, above the falls on the River Helmsdale. This is an opportunity to holiday in an idyllic Highland valley, packed with history. Pan for gold. Gold pans are provided. Eagles, Sea-eagles hawks and buzzard soar the valley. Wildlife is everywhere. Red deer and roe-deer can be seen from the kitchen window. Salmon can be seen leaping the falls at the foot of the garden. RSPB wetland "The Flow Country" is at the top of the valley. There are 4 golf courses within one hour. Dunrobin Castle and the award winning museum Timespan is nearby.
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          2br Home/Apartment
          Situated in Portgower, this 2 bedroom house accommodates up to 6 guests and starts at just GBP 60 per night. The accommodation is 200 sqm. This house is child-friendly. It also has internet (wifi) access. It features 2 double beds and 2 sofa beds / futons and has 2 bathrooms. Bed linens and towels are included. Additionally, it offers a kitchen with a dish washer, a fridge, a freezer, a grill, a microwave, an oven, a coffee maker, a toaster, a kettle / water-boiler, and a washing machine. The property has a garden and parking / a garage. Guests can also enjoy a TV and books. The property is suitable for smokers and pets. 14 guests have been welcomed to this property. Once you have booked, your host will contact you to arrange your check in.
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          4br house
            Helmsdale Station is a working railway station on the Far North Line 100 railway miles, 70 road miles, north of Inverness. During 2013 the listed station building was restored and refitted after more than 20 years out of use. The old stationmaster’s accommodation has been refurbished and adapted as self catering accommodation. As a non profit making community project to promote tourism in East Sutherland, all proceeds go to station improvements, promoting the Far North Line and assisting community projects in and around Helmsdale. The facilities include Electric cooker/hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster Tea, sugar & instant coffee Washing machine and second sink in separate utility area Radio Wi-fi DVD / CD player Bed linen & towels included Initial supply of fuel for the wood burning stove Storage heaters and electric radiators – electricity included Drying room
            Cottage
            3br Cottage
            • Pets Allowed
            The Hoose is right on the Harbour at Helmsdale, in arguably the best location within the village, on a quiet no-through road within feet of the water's edge. Helmsdale is an easy drive up the A9 from Inverness (or you could get the train) has two pubs, shops, a bank, Library, Visitor Centre, the best fish and chips in the North and is well placed for Highland and Island exploration - though the view from the front door could keep you occupied for hours without moving an inch. The Hoose has 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting room and a newly refurbished stunning modern kitchen/dining room/living room with amazing views of the harbour. There is a staircase in the living area of the kitchen which leads up to a 30ft playroom/study area which is a fabulous space for children to play in. This is awaiting carpeting which will be done in May. The Hoose is home away from home. There is full gas central heating, open fire in the sitting room and a large enclosed garden.
            Cottage
            2br Cottage
            • Pets Allowed
            Maison de vacances avec une vue magnifique sur la mer 5 minutes à pied de la plage 2 chambres salon est au 1er étage, afin que vous obteniez la meilleure vue lorsque le combustible solide de détente poêle donc vous pouvez avoir un feu ouvert, lave-vaisselle, lave-linge, télévision, wifi haut débit Bienvenue animaux de compagnie, jardin enfants l'aimeront 10 minutes à pied de la plage 10 minutes à Helmsdale Golf Course 10 minutes en voiture à excellente pêche sur la rivière Helmsdale remise si vous restez un mois ou plus
            Cottage
            Excellent
            13 reviews
            3br Cottage
            • Pets Allowed
            Fairburn a été achetée par les propriétaires actuels en 2011 et a été joliment rénové avec tous les nouveaux appareils électroménagers, meubles et accessoires. La propriété a été libérée pour le marché de la location à l'été 2012. La propriété se trouve dans son propre parc de 4,5 hectares, où vous pouvez errer libre parmi la flore et la faune de la région. La propriété a des vues étendues sur le Moray Firth au sud et le sud-est qui peut être visualisé depuis les grandes baies vitrées dans le salon et le Conservatoire. Il y a trois chambres - deux chambres doubles et twin. D'entre les doubles est ensuite. Il y a aussi une salle de bains. La cuisine-salle à manger a une toute nouvelle cuisine équipée avec lave-vaisselle, four, plaque de cuisson, réfrigérateur / congélateur, micro-ondes et machine à laver. Le salon dispose d'une télévision de poêle à bois et 32 pouces avec chaînes numériques freeview, y compris HD. De 2016, la propriété a maintenant accès à internet Wifi ! Fairburn est à proximité de magnifiques plages de sable et marécage fantastique et promenades de la campagne. Il y a aussi beaucoup de grand golf et pêche près de Brora et Helmsdale. Un peu plus loin sont les îles Orcades et John O'Groats au nord et Inverness, Dornoch (avec sa cathédrale et les célèbres parcours de golf) et Golspie au sud. Fairburn constitue un pied-à-terre idéal pour explorer la belle région des hautes terres du Nord.
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            4br Home/Apartment
            • Pets Allowed
            Discounts for Military veterans please ask. Situated in the Northern Highlands of Scotland this house has a spacious kitchen, utility room, dining room, 4 bedroom (3 en-suite) 1 with triple single beds on the ground floor . Toilet and shower room for downstairs rooms, Enclosed sheltered garden suitable for pets and small children. .Helmsdale boasts a picturesque harbour, a famous fishing river, panning for gold at Kildonan, Golf course, Fishing Tackle shop offering river fishing permits and a very friendly atmosphere with stunning coastal walks and amazing hill and river expeditions in the great outdoors.. There is a regular coach service, rail service and an airport in Wick. There are ferries to the Orkney Isles from Scabster, Gills and John O groats.There is a doctors surgery.A good base for cycling, hill walking and climbing and touring the Highlands seeing the wonderful landscape, rivers , mountains and hills.There are two hotels and three pubs, a wonderful chip shop and restaurant namely La MirageCafe, Highland Games takes place in August and there are various highland games at nearby locations. A beautiful highland location offering many attractions, Lovely sandy beaches nearby and there is RSBS nearby at Kinbrace
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            3br Home/Apartment
              Caberfeidh (pronounced Cabber-fay) is our charming three bedroomed house situated in the heart of the coastal village of Helmsdale in the Scottish Highlands. Recently renovated to a high standard, including double glazing and oil fired central heating, the accommodation consists of: Ground floor: Lounge with wide screen tv, freeview box, DVD player, music player, multi-fuel stove, pine floor and French doors leading to the patio area and garden. Bathroom with electric shower, bath, hand basin and WC. Kitchen Diner equipped with electric cooker with extractor, fridge, washer/drier, microwave and toaster. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with double bed and optional fold down single bed. Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with single bed. Shower Room with walk in cubicle and electric shower, hand basin and wc. Outdoors : Large garden with patio area, summer house, garden furniture and barbeque.
              Cottage
              4br Cottage
                Located in the heart of the historic coastal village of Helmsdale, overlooking the mouth of the River Helmsdale, our traditional three storey stone cottage is the ideal location from which to base your holiday in the north of the Scottish Highlands with its wonderful scenery and amazing history. We have two twin rooms on the top floor, with a small quiet area in between where children can play or if the house is busy you can sit and read or write your post cards. On the middle floor there is the sittingroom - with TV, DVD player and wood burning stove, with lots of sitting space for everything - family bathroom, with shower over the bath, and double bedroom. The front door, opening to Dunrobin Street is also on this level, as is the guest cupboard with all our local tourist information and a selection of games. The bottom floor has an en-suite double bedroom and the kitchen. The family kitchen has a large table so you can all sit and enjoy your meals together. It also has a dishwasher, microwave and fridge-freezer. This floor opens out to our walled back garden which is a great safe place to play - or have a glass of wine. As outlined above our cottage is set over three floors and as a result it would not be suitable for those who have difficulty with stairs. On request we can provide stair-guards, a travel cot and high chair.
                Cottage
                2br Cottage
                • Pets Allowed
                Come and relax in the crofting village of Portgower. 3km from Helmsdale. The sea view from the cottage is beautiful and the village is a wonderfully tranquil place. You can walk to the beach in a few minutes. Enjoy walks along the beach and into the hills. Sit in front of an open fire. Excellent golfing nearby in Dornoch, Brora and Helmsdale. Some of the best surfing in the UK is nearby. Superb fishing on the River Helmsdale. Take children gold panning! There are cafes, restaurants, shops and a cultural centre a few minutes drive away in Helmsdale. The house has two double bedrooms each with a double bed. There are also two chair beds in the living room. The upstairs bedroom has an en suite toilet. There is a shower over the bath in the bathroom downstairs. The kitchen has a dishwasher, washing machine, electric cooker, solid fuel range cooker and bread maker as well as all the utensils you could need. I recommend you hire a car but busses from Inverness do stop in Portgower if you ask them to and it is a 2 minute walk from the bus stop to the cottage. Pets are welcome and will love it along the beach. Golf clubs and fishing equipment available.
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                3br Home/Apartment
                  An area of outstanding natural beauty and history. An exclusive playground for the rich and famous. Set in one acre of wooded gardens, above the falls on the River Helmsdale. This is an opportunity to holiday in an idyllic Highland valley, packed with history. Pan for gold. Gold pans are provided. Eagles, Sea-eagles hawks and buzzard soar the valley. Wildlife is everywhere. Red deer and roe-deer can be seen from the kitchen window. Salmon can be seen leaping the falls at the foot of the garden. RSPB wetland "The Flow Country" is at the top of the valley. There are 4 golf courses within one hour. Dunrobin Castle and the award winning museum Timespan is nearby.
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                  4br Home/Apartment
                    Helmsdale Station is a working railway station on the Far North Line 100 railway miles, 70 road miles, north of Inverness. During 2013 the listed station building was restored and refitted after more than 20 years out of use. The old stationmaster’s accommodation has been refurbished and adapted as self catering accommodation. As a non profit making community project to promote tourism in East Sutherland, all proceeds go to station improvements, promoting the Far North Line and assisting community projects in and around Helmsdale. The facilities include Electric cooker/hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster Tea, sugar & instant coffee Washing machine and second sink in separate utility area Radio Wi-fi DVD / CD player Bed linen & towels included Initial supply of fuel for the wood burning stove Storage heaters and electric radiators – electricity included Drying room
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                    3br Home/Apartment
                    • Pets Allowed
                    The Hoose is an old fisher mans cottage situated on a quiet lane on the harbour side of Helmsdale. It has recently been renovated and has a fabulous large kitchen/dining/living space as well as a cosy snug. It is a perfect retreat to relax and explore the Highlands as well as the Orkneys. Helmsdale is famous for its salmon fishing river and day passes are available to visitors. There are several links golf courses in the area the nearest being Brora 10 mikes away. Horse riding, walking, gold panning, fossil hunting and sea fishing are other attractions apart from the relaxation of watching the fishing boats and yachts coming and going in the harbour.
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                    3br Home/Apartment
                    • Wifi
                    • Pets Allowed
                    • Breakfast
                    The SpaceThe location is wonderful being on the harbours edge Guest AccessGuests have the whole house and garden Interaction with GuestsUnfortunately as we let the whole house we do not meet our guests. We do though have a wonderful housekeeper who lives in the village and is on hand to sort out any problems that may occur. The NeighborhoodWe love being on the harbour watching the boats, walking along the sea front and wondering up to the village for local shopping. Getting AroundThere are buses travelling either south to inverness or north to wick and John O Groats. There is also a train station in the village where you can travel south bound to inverness or north and west towards Wick and Thurso.
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                    4br Home/Apartment
                    • Parking
                    The SpaceBirch Cottage is a three story traditional holiday home with two twin bedrooms on the top floor - double bedroom, family bathroom (shower over bath, and sittingroom on the middle floor - and kitchen, double bedroom with en-suite on the bottom floor. Walled back garden with outside sitting space. Stair guards, high chair, travel cot or additional child's bed can all be made available on request. Please note that as the cottage is set over three floors it is not suitable for guests who have difficulty with steps. If you are looking for two bedroomed accommodation then please see our other listing which is for the same space but only gives access to the two double bedrooms (middle and ground floor). Guest AccessYou will have access to the whole cottage (all four bedrooms), garden and shed. We can accommodate arrival at any time after 4 pm. Final details will be confirmed after booking. Interaction with GuestsWe will not be staying at the cottage when you are booked - you will have the place to yourself. In emergencies we are available by phone or email. The NeighborhoodSituated on main street in Helmsdale, a quaint seaside village. Shops, restaurant, fish and chip shop and pubs 1 minute from door step. Getting AroundWalking distance to bus stop and train station. Main A9 road passes through Helmsdale. Car parking space in back garden and space on street at door. Other Things to NoteOur minimum charge is £220 for two nights (that's including the £50 cleaning fee and is for all four rooms - so can be as little as £13 per person per night!) and we have set prices for a week stay. We've happy to consider giving a SPECIAL OFFER so give us a try.
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                    4br Home/Apartment
                    • Wifi
                    • Pets Allowed
                    • Parking
                    The SpaceNew offering to guests. Gold panning experience. Tuition and adventure day out. £15 per head for day. Guest AccessAll of house and garden. Not the chalet at the back as owner uses. Interaction with GuestsAs much or as little as they wish The NeighborhoodNew experience. I can arrange gold Panning on the river and burns with tuition so can find your fortune or an evening of Spiritual Mediumship readings with the top Highland medium. Prices on request.
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                    Nice
                    11 reviews
                    1br Home/Apartment
                    • Wifi
                    • Parking
                    The SpaceIf you book an apartment you will have sole use of the bathroom and kitchen so you can make it a home from home. All the rooms face the A9 which can be busy during the summer months, however the windows are double glazed and should help reduce the noise. The apartment above the bar can be noisy especially if you book over the weekend, the week days are generally quiet so would suit anyone looking to come and join us in the bar for a chat with the locals. Guest AccessIf you have booked single rooms you will probably have to share a bathroom and the kitchen, but most of my customers are friendly and this may be a chance to make new friends over breakfast! Interaction with GuestsWe are always available to assist you with any of your enquiries. The NeighborhoodHelmsdale is a picturesque village steeped in history back to the Clearences its change to a fishing village and now offers salmon and trout fishing and gold panning. Getting AroundWe are quite rural here but there are buses and a train station. There is also a local taxi. Other Things to NoteMy accommodation is self-catering. However, I supply a breakfast pack for £3.50 each. Cereal is available in the kitchen for free.
                    Bedroom
                    Excellent
                    15 reviews
                    Bedroom
                    • Wifi
                    • Breakfast
                    • Parking
                    Our 'green room' is decorated and furnished to a high standard. The king sized bed is very comfortable with good quality bedding. The TV/DVD player has Freeview channels and there are tea making facilities with shortbread biscuits and sweeties. There is a shared shower room and all towels, soap, shower gel and shampoo are provided.
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                    2br Home/Apartment
                    • Parking
                    The SpaceThis listing is for use of two double bedrooms in Birch Holiday Cottage. There is a double bedroom, bathroom and sittingroom on the middle floor and another double bedroom with en-suite and kitchen on the bottom floor. Walled back garden with outside sitting space, shed and car parking space. Stair guards, high chair, travel cot or additional child's bed can all be made available on request. (Note - the house also has two twin bedrooms on the top floor which will be locked if you book with this listing. If you want access to all four bedrooms then please see our other listing). Guest AccessYou will have access to the whole cottage, garden and shed. We can accommodate arrival at any time after 4 pm. Final details will be confirmed after booking. Interaction with GuestsWe will not be staying at the cottage when you are booked - you will have the place to yourself. In emergencies we are available by phone or email. The NeighborhoodSituated on main street in Helmsdale, a quaint seaside village. Shops, restaurant, fish and chip shop and pubs 1 minute from door step. Getting AroundWalking distance to bus stop and train station. Main A9 road passes through Helmsdale. Car parking space in back garden and space on street at door. Other Things to NoteOur minimum charge is £200 for two nights (that's including the £50 cleaning fee) and we have set prices for a week stay. We've happy to consider giving a SPECIAL OFFER so give us a try.
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                    9br Home/Apartment
                    • Pets Allowed
                    Family lodge sleeping up to 14 in a secluded yet accessible location near Helmsdale. A comfortable house with plenty of car parking and spectacular views over the river. Perfect for a family break or the base for a sporting trip. Kilphedir has been in the same family for over 100 years and is occupied for some of the year by family and friends. We would love you to come and enjoy this special place. We have comfortable bedrooms, plenty of hot water, and a large bootroom. The dining room is perfect for dinners after days out and about followed by a dram in front of the fire in the drawing room!
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                    1br Home/Apartment
                    • Breakfast
                    • Parking
                    The SpaceThe Bothy, which has been beautifully restored, was built at the turn of the last century to house the Ghillie on salmon fishing trips from the 'big house' 12 miles up the river. The building would also have stabled two ponies and a small cart. It is adjacent to the main lodge. The Bothy comprises three rooms: One double bed room, with 5' x 6'6" double bed A private bathroom, with vintage cast iron roll top bath and loo A rustic open plan living and simple kitchen area with wood burning stove, electric hob cooker and fridge. The open plan living room has an additional single bed / sofa which can be made up for a third guest or so that two people can sleep separately. Please let us know your preferences when booking. Dry, seasoned firewood is provided. Guest AccessGuests have full access to the whole Bothy. Interaction with GuestsI will be available to help with anything throughout your stay. The NeighborhoodThis is a beautiful part of the Scottish highlands. Red deer roam wild, salmon leap from the river. Trout fishing on local lochs is available upon request. Single track roads, wonderful remote scenery, 40 miles from the north coast. Loth beach is 4 miles from the house and Brora beach is 10 miles away. Getting AroundHaving a car is definitely advisable although trains do run to Helmsdale. You can also get a bus from Inverness. Other Things to NoteIt should be noted that there is no wifi, no phone and no television at the Bothy. There is also very limited mobile service.
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                    3br Cottage
                    • Pets Allowed
                    Wilkys is a detached stone cottage just outside the Scottish highland village of Helmsdale. The cottage sleeps six people and has one double bedroom, two twin room and a family bathroom. It also contains a kitchen and a sitting room with an open fire. Outside is off road parking and a walled garden with outdoor furniture. With the whole of the beautiful Scottish Highlands to explore, Wilkys is a lovely family holiday home in a superb location.
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                    3br Home/Apartment
                    • Pets Allowed
                    SUPERB VIEWS OF HELMSDALE RIVER AND SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE A detached stone cottage, formerly the shepherd's home, has been fully renovated to offer a comfortable and fully equipped stay, boasting fantastic views of Helmsdale River and the enchanting countryside surroundings. Set in a wonderfully remote location, known as the 'golden eagle' country and great for spotting Scotland's rare and varied wildlife. The Forsinard nature reserve is a short drive away. There are lovely walks, river and loch fishing, sea angling at Helmsdale, a golf course nearby and even gold panning! Links to John O'Groats, Cape Wrath and the Orkney Islands. The accommodation offers THREE bedrooms: 1 double and 2 singles all situated on the first floor set in the eaves. Shower room. with washing machine. Lounge: with wood burner and Freeview TV. Dining room: with woodburner. Kitchen: electric oven, fridge, freezer and microwave. Outside: enclosed land with trees and shrubs. Amenities: ample parking, electric (extra at current rates). Initial supply of logs/coal provided. 2 dogs by arrangement but must be kept downstairs and under control near sheep. Additional info: Bed linen and towels can be provided at £10 per person, to be arranged in advance with the caretaker and payment made to caretaker on arrival, Payphone available. Location: shops 9 miles in Helmsdale. Arrival: 4pm.
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                    4br Home/Apartment
                    • Pets Allowed
                    DETACHED PERIOD HOUSE NESTLED IN THE HEART OF A FISHING VILLAGE This spacious well-presented 19th century property, offers 21st century comfort, but still retains many original features and charm. Within a short stroll to the harbour, sandy beach, friendly pubs and all local amenities. Located in the historic fishing village of Helmsdale renowned for its wonderful unspoilt coastline, salmon and sea trout fishing, costal golf course, fossil hunting and even gold panning too. There are numerous attractions close by including the splendid fairy tale Dunrobin Castle, with it magnificent grounds and falconry displays. Travel further north to John O Groats where you can enjoy a wildlife cruise or take a ferry trip to the wonderful Orkney Isles. Walkers, hikers and mountain bikers are well catered for with the Strath of Kildonan, Morven and Scaraben close at hand and the mountain ranges of Ben Loyal and Ben Hope within easy reach. Play facilities: large garden trampoline. The accommodation offers FOUR bedrooms: 1 king-size with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 four-poster with en-suite shower room and WC. On the first floor, accessed via a separate steep stair case, 1 king-size with en-suite shower room and WC, with roof top terrace balcony. On the ground floor, 1 twin. Shower room: with shower and WC on the ground floor. Lounge: with open fire (first basket of logs included) and TV/DVD. Dining room. Kitchen: with electric range oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Utility room: with washing machine. Outside: large enclosed garden with seating area and trampoline. Amenities: roadside parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 3 dogs welcome. Location: shops, pubs, restaurants and beach within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm. Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.
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                    2br Home/Apartment
                    • Pets Allowed
                    CHARMING COTTAGE LOCATED IN THE PRETTY FISHING VILLAGE OF HELMSDALE HELMSDALE HIGHLAND GAMES - SATURDAY 19 AUGUST 2017 This wonderful well-presented detached property offers cosy country living with 21st century comfort, but still retains many period features and charm. Within walking distance of all local amenities. Located in the picturesque village of Helmsdale renowned for its stunning coastline, outstanding salmon fishing, gold panning and an abundant wildlife including wild red deer, golden eagles and red kites, or take a wild life boat trip and go dolphin, whale and sea spotting. The Castle of Mey and Dunrobin Castle are amongst numerous attractions within easy reach, or travel north to John O Groats and take a ferry trip to the Orkney Isles. There are endless opportunities for walkers and hikers with the Morven and Scaraben range being close and the renowned peaks of Ben Loyal and Ben Hope are within easy reach. Play facilities: children’s garden swings and slide. This single storey accommodation offers TWO bedrooms: 1 super-king-size and 1 twin. Bathroom: with bath, separate shower and WC. Lounge: with woodburner (coal included) and TV/DVD. Kitchen/diner: with electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and TV/DVD. Outside: large enclosed garden with seating area and outdoor childrens play equipment. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 2 dogs welcome. Location: beach, shops and pubs within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.
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                    3br house
                      The Hoose is an old fisher mans cottage situated on a quiet lane on the harbour side of Helmsdale. It has recently been renovated and has a fabulous large kitchen/dining/living space as well as a cosy snug. It is a perfect retreat to relax and explore the Highlands as well as the Orkneys. Helmsdale is famous for its salmon fishing river and day passes are available to visitors. There are several links golf courses in the area the nearest being Brora 10 mikes away. Horse riding, walking, gold panning, fossil hunting and sea fishing are other attractions apart from the relaxation of watching the fishing boats and yachts coming and going in the harbour.
                      house
                      9br house
                      • Pets Allowed
                      Family lodge sleeping up to 14 in a secluded yet accessible location near Helmsdale. A comfortable house with plenty of car parking and spectacular views over the river. Perfect for a family break or the base for a sporting trip. Kilphedir has been in the same family for over 100 years and is occupied for some of the year by family and friends. We would love you to come and enjoy this special place. We have comfortable bedrooms, plenty of hot water, and a large bootroom. The dining room is perfect for dinners after days out and about followed by a dram in front of the fire in the drawing room!
                      house
                      3br house
                      • Pets Allowed
                      This detached stone cottage is located near the village of Helmsdale in Northern Scotland and can sleep six people in three bedrooms. Wilkys is a detached stone cottage just outside the Scottish highland village of Helmsdale. The cottage sleeps six people and has one double bedroom, two twin room and a family bathroom. It also contains a kitchen and a sitting room with an open fire. Outside is off road parking and a walled garden with outdoor furniture. With the whole of the beautiful Scottish Highlands to explore, Wilkys is a lovely family holiday home in a superb location. Amenities: 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. Town: Helmsdale is a coastal village on the east coast of Sutherland and has a long history dating back to the Vikings. Additional amenities include: cooker. Please note the price advertised is an estimate only. Whilst we hope that this estimate is as accurate as possible, it can not be guaranteed. Rates may change depending on season, changeover day, length of stay and other considerations. Additional fees may also apply; Please contact Sykes Cottages to confirm the actual price. This detached stone cottage is located near the village of Helmsdale in Northern Scotland and can sleep six people in three bedrooms. Wilkys is a detached stone cottage just outside the Scottish highland village of Helmsdale. The cottage sleeps six people and has one double bedroom, two twin room and a family bathroom. It also contains a kitchen and a sitting room with an open fire. Outside is off road parking and a walled garden with outdoor furniture. With the whole of the beautiful Scottish Highlands to explore, Wilkys is a lovely family holiday home in a superb location. Amenities: 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. Town: Helmsdale is a coastal village on the east coast of Sutherland and has a long history dating back to the Vikings. Additional amenities include: cooker.
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                      1br Other
                      • Wifi
                      • Breakfast
                      • Parking
                      The SpaceGuest have the opportunity to use the sitting room , guest can use the TV and DVDs to help then relax. Guest AccessLiving room two bathrooms 2 private bedrooms Interaction with GuestsGuest can feel free to interact with the Host through the stay Getting AroundThere is a train station located in the village bus route which enable guess to travel to nearby towns.
                      Home/Apartment
                      3br Home/Apartment
                      • Pets Allowed
                      This detached stone cottage is located near the village of Helmsdale in Northern Scotland and can sleep six people in three bedrooms. Wilkys is a detached stone cottage just outside the Scottish highland village of Helmsdale. The cottage sleeps six people and has one double bedroom, two twin room and a family bathroom. It also contains a kitchen and a sitting room with an open fire. Outside is off road parking and a walled garden with outdoor furniture. With the whole of the beautiful Scottish Highlands to explore, Wilkys is a lovely family holiday home in a superb location. Amenities: 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. Town: Helmsdale is a coastal village on the east coast of Sutherland and has a long history dating back to the Vikings. Additional amenities include: cooker.
                      Home/Apartment
                      4br Home/Apartment
                      • Pets Allowed
                      • Wifi
                      DETACHED PERIOD HOUSE NESTLED IN THE HEART OF A FISHING VILLAGE This spacious well-presented 19th century property offers 21st century comfort but still retains many original features and charm. Within a short stroll to the harbour sandy beach friendly pubs and all local amenities. Located in the historic fishing village of Helmsdale renowned for its wonderful unspoilt coastline salmon and sea trout fishing costal golf course fossil hunting and even gold panning too. There are numerous attractions close by including the splendid fairy tale Dunrobin Castle with it magnificent grounds and falconry displays. Travel further north to John O Groats where you can enjoy a wildlife cruise or take a ferry trip to the wonderful Orkney Isles. Walkers hikers and mountain bikers are well catered for with the Strath of Kildonan Morven and Scaraben close at hand and the mountain ranges of Ben Loyal and Ben Hope within easy reach. Play facilities: large garden trampoline. The accommodation offers FOUR bedrooms: 1 king-size with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and WC 1 four-poster with en-suite shower room and WC. On the first floor accessed via a separate steep stair case 1 king-size with en-suite shower room and WC with roof top terrace balcony. On the ground floor 1 twin. Shower room: with shower and WC on the ground floor. Lounge: with open fire (first basket of logs included) and TV/DVD. Dining room. Kitchen: with electric range oven and gas hob microwave dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Utility room: with washing machine. Outside: large enclosed garden with seating area and trampoline. Amenities: roadside parking. Bed linen towels electric central heating and Wi-Fi included. Regret no smoking. 3 dogs welcome. Location: shops pubs restaurants and beach within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm. Any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision it is therefore advisable you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.
                      Cottage
                      3br Cottage
                      • Pets Allowed
                      • Wifi
                      Located in the fishing village of Helmsdale, this property overlooks the harbour, and enjoys ever-changing sea views. . Overlooking the picturesque fishing harbour in the historic village of Helmsdale, Selkie House was built in the 19th century at the height of the herring industry. With high ceilings and large windows that drink in the ever-changing sea views, this traditional house has been modernised, yet it still keeps some original features. It offers attractive and welcoming accommodation for families and groups. Miles of shoreline walks are accessed directly from the property; fossils are regularly found along this particular stretch of coast. Fishermen still fish for lobster, crabs and clams along this coast and visitors can often purchase fresh local shellfish direct from the boats. Helmsdale has a good selection of local restaurants and small shops, as well as a fascinating museum detailing the unusual history of the area, including the 19th century gold rush. There is also a 9-hole golf course within walking distance. This region is renowned for its unspoilt beaches, wild and rugged coastline and traditional villages. Travel north to visit the Castle of Mey, John O’ Groats and the Orkney Isles. Golf, fishing, cycling, hill walking, surfing, kayaking and pony trekking are all local pastimes. Try panning for gold in the Helmsdale River and visit the fairytale castle of Dunrobin. The local area is also renowned for its wildlife. Beach walks often afford sightings of otters and seals, and wild deer, golden eagles and red kites are seen in the nearby hills.. Ground Floor: The property has Economy 7 heating and comprises: Kitchen/dining room: With 32" Freesat TV, electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer. Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer. Bedroom 1: With double bed. Bedroom 2: With double bed.Wet room: With shower, facilities for the disabled and WC. Stair lift with steps to.... First Floor: Lounge: Large with electric coal-effect fire and sea views. Kitchenette: With small electric cooker. Bedroom 3: With double bed and en-suite with shower. Cloakroom: With WC. . All electric, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available. Wi-Fi. Telephone. Welcome pack. . Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: 2 steps in garden. Close proximity to sea.
                      Cottage
                      5br Cottage
                      • Pets Allowed
                      • Wifi
                      Situated on its own, right on the shoreline, enjoying panoramic views of the seascape this unique detached house offers an exceptionally good standard of holiday accommodation throughout. The living room and large kitchen/dining room look out across the bay. A second living room upstairs is built in the form of an ’observatory’, complete with balcony from which to spot the wide variety of bird and sea-life. Miles of shoreline walks are accessed directly from the property. The unspoilt fishing village of Helmsdale has a harbour and restaurants and shops. The area is renowned for its unspoilt beaches, wild and rugged coastline and traditional villages. Fossils are regularly found along this particular stretch of coast. Travel north to visit the Castle of Mey, John O’ Groats and the Orkney Isles. Golf, fishing, cycling, hill-walking, surfing and pony trekking all available locally. Try panning for gold in the Helmsdale river and visit the fairytale castle of Dunrobin. Shops, pub and restaurant 500 yards.
                      Cottage
                      3br Cottage
                      • Pets Allowed
                      • Wifi
                      Wilkys is a detached stone cottage just outside the Scottish highland village of Helmsdale. The cottage sleeps six people and has one double bedroom, two twin room and a family bathroom. It also contains a kitchen and a sitting room with an open fire. Outside is off road parking and a walled garden with outdoor furniture. With the whole of the beautiful Scottish Highlands to explore, Wilkys is a lovely family holiday home in a superb location. Amenities: 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.
                      Cottage
                      3br Cottage
                      • Pets Allowed
                      Enjoying views across the fields and the waters of the Moray Firth. Within a 5-minute drive of a sandy beach, this extended former croft house makes the perfect holiday base for touring this part of the Highlands. Situated between Golspie and Helmsdale. Travel north and visit John O’Groats, the Castle of Mey and the Orkney Isles and south to the Black Isle and Inverness, the Highland capital. Golf, fishing, mountain biking, hill walking and surfing are just a few of the activities available. Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 miles.
                      Home/Apartment
                      4br Home/Apartment
                      • Parking
                      • Wifi
                      Birch cottage is situated in the middle of the pretty fishing village of Helmsdale, close to some of Sutherland's best beaches, golf courses and scenery. Our cottage is set over three floors with two twin rooms on the top floor, a double bedroom on the middle floor and a double bedroom with en-suit on the bottom floor. There is a large kitchen on the ground floor, with table to sit eight and the middle floor has a sitting room and family bathroom. The back garden is enclosed by a stone wall and is perfect for sitting out and enjoying the sun. You will have access to the large shed where you can store your outdoor equipment such as bikes and fishing equipment. Please note our cottage has steep stairs and therefore is not suitable for those who have difficulty with steps.