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Review of Valhalla Helmsdale

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Spacious and cosy
Valhalla Garden in May
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Bedroom 3 - two single beds
Old Helmsdale Bridge, Timespan Art Gallery & Museum
Helmsdale village
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
Helmsdale, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland

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Mackay124
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely house with a lovely garden in a great location”
Reviewed 12 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

We booked Valhalla for a family party locally and it was absolutely perfect. The facilities in the house were great, the kitchen is well-equipped and the rooms very comfortable. We were lucky to have beautiful weather and the garden was ideal.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
23 May 2017
Hi Donna,

Thank you Donna - glad everything came together for your holiday weekend including the weather, and I hope your family party went well!
Kind regards,

Jennifer
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Issie80
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely home from home”
Reviewed 29 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Omg this house is beautiful. Very warm and cosy and everything you could imagine was there and probably more. Loved sitting in the kitchen round the table with patio door open for the dog to wander in and out. Really lovely at night with the wood burning fire on, as we had a day with snow, only in Scotland do we get four seasons in one day. Would highly recommend this home. Was great for meeting up with family who stay in Helmsdale also. .x

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 May 2017
Thank you for your positive review Izzie - we are glad you had such a lovely time in Helmsdale, and the house was cosy for you and your family! Jennifer x
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Jill G
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Super Holiday Home”
Reviewed 8 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Spent a lovely weekend in Helmsdale to celebrate my Mum's 80th birthday in the village where our Dad was born and stayed in Valhalla with family - 7 of us! Superb accommodation that could not be faulted. Really homely, a house that is obviously well loved by its owners. Spotlessly clean with everything you could need. Spent most of our time around the kitchen table- chatting, eating, drinking, playing cards. Fabby beds- my sister who is normally up with the lark slept until 11am (but maybe that was the vodkas in the Belgrave Hotel the night before).

Thoroughly recommend this holiday home

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Management Response
9 Apr 2017
Thank you Jill - appreciate such lovely comments and that your mum had a great time!
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AngloLarg...
Largs, Scotland
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic accommodation in a great location !”
Reviewed 7 February 2017 for a stay in August 2015

We've been coming to Helmsdale for 30+years and have stayed at Valhalla several times since the owners started their self-catering business.

The house itself is spotless and very homely and is able to cater easily for groups and families alike. The large kitchen/dining area is very well appointed and we have spent many an evening socialising around the table. Although the house is centrally heated, for those colder days and nights there is a wood burner in the lounge which quickly provides extra warmth.
All the bedrooms are well laid out and the beds are very comfortable.

Helmsdale is a great little town with a lot of history - checkout Timespan which is an excellent start point and describes local life through the centuries - and also a good base for exploring the local area.
A drive up the Strath of Kildonan on nice day for a picnic at Baile-An-Or gold panning is also worth it as is a drive up the coast to the Whaligoe steps where, after having descended the 330 steps, you can see the old harbour !
There are also plenty of walks and running trails for the more energetic.

I would thoroughly recommend Valhalla to anyone who is looking for a break in one of the best areas in the UK

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
8 Feb 2017
Many thanks for your comments - it is hugely rewarding to hear of our guests' positive experiences of staying at Valhalla and enjoying the area. Thank you!
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Darren T
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The real "Home from Home".”
Reviewed 24 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We are a fishing party who have been attending the opening week of the River Helmsdale for many years. We originally stayed at the Bridge Hotel, but it closed a few years back. We searched for ages to find alternative accomodatation, and finally found this excellent holiday home located perfectly just behind the main street in Helmsdale right in the middle of the town. The location is perfect for the shops, and both local pubs, all within a 2 minute walk of the front door. The river is also located within 500 yards.
The accomodation is to a very high standard, and spotless in every room. The house is fully equiped with every item you can think of or may have forgotten to take. It is a large house and would easily sleep 8 over the 4 bedrooms. On arrival the house was fully heated in all rooms, and prepared to a high standard. There is both upstairs and downstairs toilets/shower rooms, making it very comfortable and giving us space and privacy. There is an excellent sized garden (although not used by ourselves in January due to a foot of snow). There is off street parking at the side of the house, and access direct to the kitchen from the rear, making it ideal when getting ready for a January days fishing.
We have just returned from our 3rd January visit to Valhalla which gets better every year. We are already looking forward to next years visit.
We find it exceptional value for money and the real "Home from Home".

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Jan 2017
Thank you indeed - we are delighted we can add you to our list of satisfied guests returning on an annual basis for the Home from Home experience!
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