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Birch Holiday Cottage, Helmsdale - North Scotland

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The front of Birch Cottage
The sittingroom with woodburning stove and lots of sitting space
One of our 2015 window boxes
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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
COVID 19 UPDATE - WE ARE GOOD TO GO! 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 wi...COVID 19 UPDATE - WE ARE GOOD TO GO! 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 en-suite double bedroom and the kitchen. The family kitchen has a large table so you can all sit and enjoy your meals together. It also has a dishwasher, microwave and fridge-freezer. This floor opens out to our walled back garden which is a great safe place to play - or have a glass of wine. As outlined above our cottage is set over three floors and as a result it would not be suitable for those who have difficulty with stairs. On request we can provide stair-guards, a travel cot and high chair.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Sorry no pets or smoking allowed
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Susan H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2013
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1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 12 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...More

Date of stay: May 2018
1  Thank SJane63
Reviewed 26 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...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Khomik
Ms_Moose, VR Owner at Birch Holiday Cottage, Helmsdale - North Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed our cottage. Susan

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

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.

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank Dirk C
Ms_Moose, VR Owner at Birch Holiday Cottage, Helmsdale - North Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

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

Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: February 2017
Thank Leah S
Ms_Moose, VR Owner at Birch Holiday Cottage, Helmsdale - North Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 10 November 2016

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 -...More

Date of stay: November 2016
1  Thank AdrianP4145
Ms_Moose, VR Owner at Birch Holiday Cottage, Helmsdale - North Scotland, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 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.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
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
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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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.
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