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Kate's Croft

The kitchen is a great place to gather and enjoy a meal together
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Very good
7 reviews
The kitchen is a great place to gather and enjoy a meal together
Kate's croft is a traditional croft house with converted barn
The croft has an enclosed, south facing garden.
All of the rooms have a stunning view across the Moray Firth.
The chef of the party will feel right at home in the well equipped kitchen
Take a seat and catch up beside the fire
Take a moment at the large kitchen table to enjoy the sun and the views.
A cosy living room to spend time with friends and family
Relax in front of the wood burning stove
The spacious master bedroom has French doors that open on to the decked area.
The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room
After a busy day exploring, relax and soak in the family bathroom.
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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 7
Helmsdale, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
The house is a traditional croft house which has had it's barn converted to give additional living space. There is a large kitchen diner in the downstairs of the barn, with the master bedroom and en-suite above. The original house has two reception rooms and a bathroom on the ground floor, and three bedrooms above. There is central heating which is supplemented by wood burning stoves in each of the main downstairs rooms.
Listing #HL8562748
About the Owner
Kate M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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I live about an hour away from the croft, so the keys will be available to be collected when you arrive and you will be able to explore the house without a guided tour. There is an information booklet that gives details of how things work, I have tried to include everything I can think of without making it too much of a chore to read though, but if there are any questions I am available by phone anytime.
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Very good - based on 7 reviews
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in February 2018

Just remembered I had forgotten to review! Kates croft was a little gem. It was only myself and my partner and our 2yr old greyhound Jodie though we said if we could we would return with the kids. The main bedroom is great being on its own and away from the other rooms. The kitchen was fantastic and the living...

Reviewed 22 February 2018 for a stay in February 2018
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Management response:

Thank you so much for your lovely review, and I'm so glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay. Kindest regards, Kate.


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Julie H
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This croft cottage is in a beautiful location at the top of the hill above Helmsdale with inspiring views towards the sea and the opposite hill. Kate is a really capable, helpful and friendly lady and has worked really hard to make this a comfortable and cosy home. It is well equipped and clean and the kitchen is spacious and...

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Thank you for your lovely review, I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay at the croft.


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  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (7)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
    3 Twins
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 4 nights
RM 429
RM 2,414
24 Mar 2018 -
29 Sep 2018
Busy Season
5 nights
RM 590
RM 3,486
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Malaysian Ringgit and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
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About the neighbourhood
Gartymore is part of a crofting estate, and the surrounding countryside is still actively crofted. There is a wealth of wildlife quite literally right outside the door, deer and buzzards are often seen from the house, but golden eagles, otters, dolphins, slow worms and lizards have also been seen from the front garden. Helmsdale village has a selection of local amenities, with a general grocers, Post Office, Library, Heritage center and art gallery and selection of cafe's, restaurants and gift shops, you can get most things you might need. Places worth visiting are Dunrobin Castle, Falls of Shin, and any of the beaches. There are plenty of walks on the surrounding hills, as well as mountain bike trails in Golspie.
Getting around
The most convenient way to get around is by car. The train runs between Inverness and Wick, and can be a lovely trip in itself to see the scenery, but times are limited, so check the timetable to make sure there is a train back later in the day.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Inverness: 113.0 km
Railway: Helmsdale: 3.2 km
Ferry: Stromness: 85.0 km
Road: Follow the A9 to Helmsdale. Approx 1/2 mile south of Helmsdale there is a turning signed to Gartymore. This is difficult to see if you are approaching from the south, but there is a warning sign of a junction on a bend, and there is a house on the North side of the turning.
This road is a single track road that goes steeply up the hill. Follow this to the cross roads, and go straight across, continuing up hill.
When the road levels out you will find Kate's Croft on the right hand side, there is parking outside the garage just past the house and garden.
The nearest train station and bus stops are both in Helmsdale, approximately 1.8 miles from the croft. The nearest airport is Inverness.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 18.0 km.
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