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Kirkton Cottage

Helmsdale (9mls W), The Highlands
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
3
star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A perfect rural getaway with stunning river and valley views
  • Ideal for walking, fishing or cycling in beautiful surroundings from the front door
  • Visit John O'Groats, Cape Wrath and the Orkney Islands
  • Visit the nature reserve at Forsinard a short drive away
  • A great area for spotting Scotland’s birds and wildlife
  • Enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside views from the recently added sun room
Property code: SU192

Offering superb views of the beautiful River Helmsdale, this picturesque detached stone cottage nestles in a perfect location for enjoying a peaceful holiday in glorious surroundings.

This traditional cottage is set in a wonderfully remote location, boasting fantastic views of the River Helmsdale and the enchanting countryside surroundings. The area is known as the 'golden eagle' country, and is great for spotting Scotland's rare and varied wildlife. The Forsinard nature reserve is just a short drive away, and there are plenty of breathtaking walks in this fantastic unspoilt area, as well as great locations for river and loch fishing. There’s sea angling at Helmsdale, a golf course nearby, and even opportunities to try your hand at gold panning. From here there are links to popular destinations including John O'Groats, Cape Wrath and the Orkney Islands.

On entering this delightful and inviting property, you will find yourself in the attractive and welcoming lounge. With TV, seating and a traditional wood burner, this is an ideal space for relaxing in at the end of a fantastic day. Exploring this pretty property further, you will find a charming dining room with wood burner and exposed beams. Moving into the kitchen, you will find it fully equipped with everything you may need including electric oven, fridge, freezer and microwave. Relax and enjoy the beautiful valley views from the bright spacious sun room accessed from the dining room. There is also a shower room, which is where you will also find the washing machine. Heading upstairs to the first floor, you will find three comfortable bedrooms, all of which are set in the eaves of the house, so the ceilings can be quite low. You will find one comfy double bedroom as well as two cosy single rooms.

Stepping outside, you can unwind and relax in the cottage’s enclosed land to take in the panoramic views from the bench seat provided. There is ample off-road parking outside the cottage.  

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms, all set in the eaves of the first floor: 1 double and 2 singles
  • Kitchen with electric oven, fridge, freezer and microwave
  • Lounge with wood burner and TV Dining room with wood burner
  • Shower room, with washing machine
  • Enclosed land with trees and shrubs
  • Electric (extra at current rates)
  • Initial supply of logs/coal provided
  • Ample off-street parking
  • 2 dogs by arrangement but must be kept downstairs and under control when near sheep
  • Payphone available
  • Shops 9 miles in Helmsdale
  • Arrival: 4pm

Fiona MacDonald

This property joined our collection in 2014 and is managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Barbara, 17th October 2020

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Kirkton Cottage is in the lovely location of Kildonan which is nine miles from the lovely village of Helmsdale which caters for everything you need. There was plenty of wildlife to see and if you want a peaceful holiday Kirkton Cottage is ideal where the scenery is beautiful.

Reviewed by Phil, 10th October 2020

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if you want to get away from it all this is the place. total switch off didn't speak to anyone other than my partner all week bliss. the cottage has everything we want plus fantastic walking*****

Reviewed by Gerald, 26th September 2020

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Kirkton is a home from home with with every comfort and amenity you could require. The sun room was a lovely bonus. The cottage location offers peace and quiet and stunning views, with Helmsdale only 8 miles away for local shops, places to eat and all the attractions of the sea and harbour. Not somewhere for people looking for 'Nightlife' other thaRead moren that of the local animals! Hide

Reviewed by Nicola, 15th August 2020

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Kirkton is a fabulous place to stay. The cottage has all you need for a memorable holiday. My partner and I have said both times we have stayed that it is the one place that we feel totally relaxed when we are away from our home.

Reviewed by Catriona, 6th July 2019

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Reviewed by Christopher, 22nd June 2019

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This cottage is not a homely comfortable welcoming one . It is in desperate need of TLC and a heating system.

Reviewed by Phil, 2nd March 2019

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we have been coming for over 20 years. everytime we come we manage to find different walks .wildlife we have never seen before. The cottage is very comfortable everything you need is here ,any problems and jean is just down the road. Fabulous week again. (saw our first snow bunting at duncansby head)

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