Thursday, 25 February 2016

Tour Scotland Self Catering Holiday Cottage Recommendations Helmsdale


Tour Scotland self catering holiday cottage recommendation in Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland.

Birch Cottage is 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 sitting room, 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.

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, it 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 large fully fitted kitchen/dining room with feature log burner and sitting area with amazing views of the harbour. The Hoose is home away from home. There is full gas central heating, open fire in the living room and a large enclosed garden. The village is on the A9 road, at a junction with the A897, and has a railway station on the Far North Line. Buses operate about every two hours Mondays to Saturdays and infrequently on Sundays from Helmsdale to Brora, Golspie, Dornoch, Tain and Inverness in the south and Berriedale, Dunbeath, Halkirk, Thurso and Scrabster in the north

The Sanctuary gives Discounts for Military veterans please ask. This house has a spacious kitchen, utility room, dining room, 4 bedroom, 3 en-suite, 1 with twin beds on ground floor. Toilet and shower room. 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.

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...

Caberfeidh is a charming three bedroomed house situated in the heart of the coastal village of Helmsdale in the Sutherland Scottish Highlands. 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.

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