It is a verry good place stay.
From this place we visited the northern region and coast. We went to Fornisard and Dunnet Head to do some birding.
We had the best stay at Birch Cottage. Susan has thought of everything and has created a cosy and inviting space. I feel the photos don't do it justice as there is so much quirkiness and character about the house. We were delighted to see how spacious it was as we were a party of 8. If you are planning a trip to Helmsdale, this is the place to stay. We hope to return one day.
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.
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.
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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