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“A wonderful place to stay”
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The front of Birch Cottage
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The front of Birch Cottage
The sittingroom with woodburning stove and lots of sitting space The kitchen includes a large dining table, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge freezer
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8 reviews
The front of Birch Cottage
The sittingroom with woodburning stove and lots of sitting space
The kitchen includes a large dining table, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and fridge freezer
One of the top floor twin rooms
The bottom floor double bedroom
The bottom double bedroom en-suite
The double bedroom on the middle floor
The family bathroom with shower over the bath
The top floor reading area - a quiet get away if the cottage is full
Our Dunrobin Street entrance - the cottage is deceptively spacious!
A view of the garden from the gate
The walled garden, with outdoor sitting area, access to shed and parking space
A view towards Helmsdale and the cottage from the other side of the river
A view aross the river towards the village
Helmsdales pretty harbour - 2 minutes walk from the cottage
Helmsdales old bridge
One of our 2015 window boxes
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Helmsdale, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Adrian P
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed 10 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Really lovely place to stay. From the main street ( Dunrobin Street ) the cottage looks small, but don't be deceived. It is large, beautifully decorated, comfy and full of character. Everything has been thought of to make sure that your stay is enjoyable - fresh milk waiting in the fridge to logs for the fire. Wish our stay there had been longer. We'll definitely return.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Feb 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad you likely our cottage and enjoyed your stay.
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Vicki R
Margate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful cottage and well appointed.”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We had 3 adults, 1 teenager and 3 young children in our party and the accommodation was brilliant. Lots of extras, that you sometimes have to go out and buy. Helmsdale is a pretty village with a station, which is handy for Dunrobin castle etc. Beachcombing was a great adventure for the family. I would recommend this lovely cottage.

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our cottage. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. As you will have seen from all the pebbles in the garden I enjoy beach combing too! - Susan
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Lemoncake...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Brilliant home away from home!”
Reviewed 26 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

My husband and I arrived with my 3 children aged 12, 10 and 8 to find cake and tea left for us and ice lollies for the kids. The house itself I was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Lovely clean sheets and fluffy towels. Both bathrooms had a generous supply of toilet rolls and hand soap. The kitchen supplied with cloths, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets. The garden was in full bloom when we arrived and a lovely place to sit out on the decking. The garden was completely enclosed and perfect for the kids to kick about in. We were even able to park our car (carefully) in the garden which made unpacking very easy. The road in front of the house is difficult to park on and has a fair amount of traffic on it but not enough that you are disturbed by it. Susan left the shed unlocked for us so that we could store our outdoor equipment and we purchased a padlock from the hardware shop opposite the front door.
The only slight issue we had was no wifi as we have become so accustomed to looking everything up on the Internet. However 'Timespan' and 'Thyme & Plaice' both have provide free wifi for their customers.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Birch Cottage and would happily return.

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Liked best: The owner had thought of all the little extras
Liked least: No wifi
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to provide a review of our cottage. We are so glad you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you again - Susan
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Katja M
Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great!”
Reviewed 14 June 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Perfect! Great stay in the cottage! Well located, so cosy and perfect equipped - cordially contact to owners, thank you very much - we will come back :-)

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 12 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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