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Birch Holiday Cottage, Helmsdale - North Scotland

The front of Birch Cottage
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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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Helmsdale, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland
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...
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About the Owner
Susan H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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We provide a self check-in service but are always contactable by email or on the phone if required.
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Excellent - based on 8 reviews
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in May 2018

The cottage was fantastic. Exceptionally clean and lovely decor. On 3 levels and extremely spacious. There were 8 of us in our party and plenty of room and seating for everyone to sit in the lounge and at the big table in the kitchen. Beds were made up and towels were provided. Had everything you could need including a dishwasher,...

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The hosts were very approachable and quick to reply to any inquiries and made sure we had all directions and info well before our travels. The house is clean, on three levels. The beds comfy. The kitchen is well equiped. Plenty of parking around on the street (or a single vehicle in backyard). The patio and backyard very nice on...

Dirk C
1 review
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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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.

Management response:

Thank you very much for your positive review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and visit to the north of Scotland - Susan


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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Sorry no pets or smoking allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Fulls
    4 Twins
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
RM 536
31 Mar 2018 -
1 Jun 2018
Spring 2018
2 nights
RM 536
RM 2,521
2 Jun 2018 -
15 Jun 2018
Early Summer 2018 - 1
3 nights
RM 563
RM 3,057
16 Jun 2018 -
11 Jul 2018
Early Summer 2018 - 1
2 nights
RM 563
RM 3,218
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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.
  • Damage Deposit: RM 268 / stay - Deposit
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The Total Rental Cost in any quote sent will include a £50 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.

£4 a night electricity is included in the price quoted. Additional use will be charged at cost and kept from your good house keeping deposit.
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About the neighbourhood
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. Options include doing the North Coast 500 route, visiting Dunrobin Castle and the Castle of Mey, playing golf on one of the many local courses, going to the beach, fishing for salmon, and visiting local museums such as Timespan.
Getting around
You see the north of Scotland best by car but Helmsdale is on the Far North Train line (Thurso and Wick in the north and Inverness in the south) and there are regular buses that do the same route.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Wick (local flights) or Inverness (national / some international): 70.0 km
Railway: Helmsdale: 0.5 km
Ferry: Srabster (to Orkney): 70.0 km
If you're travelling by car then take the A9 north, following the signs for Wick or Thurso. Helmsdale is about 2 hours drive north of Inverness.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.2 km.
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