Helmsdale Lodge, Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland

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Sleeps
10-24
Bedrooms
6
Dining
24
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2019
Property Type: 
Bunkhouses
Quirky house sleeping 24, with exclusive or shared use, for walking holidays and friends get togethers in Sutherland

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Helmsdale Lodge, Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland, sleeps 10-24 in 6 bedrooms.

Helmsdale Lodgeis located in the coastal village of Helmsdale, Sutherland and is a 5 minute walk to the main street which has a number of shops, restaurants, pubs and the local Timespan museum which regularly hosts events. Helmsdale Highland Games are held every August.

The building, a former school gymnasium, is an extremely individual structure. All refurbishments (last phase 2018) have been sympathetic to this retaining some of the features. The unusual and quirky nature of the building generates lots of interest from our guests. The lodge is available with exclusive or shared use.

Between 4 to 24 people can be accommodated within 6 en suite rooms, a mix of double and bunk beds, allowing a combination of single, twin or double occupancies. There is an open plan kitchen and spacious dining/lounge area with a multi-fuel stove and gas central heating throughout, and free BT WiFi coverage in all areas of the hostel. In addition there are 2 drying rooms and laundry facilities. The large garden area has a drying green and a secure bicycle shed. Car parking is free at the roadside next to the hostel.

Helmsdale Lodge is an excellent base from which to discover the areas of Sutherland and Caithness, both on the coast and exploring inland into the most remote and dramatic landscapes in Scotland. The house is within range of some of the most challenging far north Graham and Marilyn Hills such as Morven, Scaraben and Bhein Dhorain, which offer all year round walking. You can also access stages of the new John O'Groats trail with public transport back to the hostel. Also situated on the world renowned salmon river.

Day trips from the lodge include Dunrobin Castle with its informative falconry display, Clynelish Distillery and visitor centre or try your hand at Gold Panning at Baile an Or. Spectacular beaches are close by, where a vast array of wildlife can be seen from dolphin, seal colonies to birds of prey.

Helmsdale is also an excellent base for exploring the fascinating archaeological sites and historical monuments of north east Sutherland and Caithness, where the remains of over 5000 years of human activity are visible throughout the landscape.

Facilities

Well equipped kitchen which will meet all your catering requirements, including 2 x 5 ring gas stoves. Separate laundry room and 2 drying cupboards.
A spacious airy open plan dining/lounge area seating up to 24, which prompts a friendly tranquil atmosphere. Wooden floors throughout these areas.
Seating up to 24 people in an open plan area.
Bluetooth DAB radio.
Free WiFi in all areas of the house.
There is no games room.
Gas central heating and multi-fuel stove.
All carpeted en suite rooms, each sleeping 4 - 2 have a double bed and a set of adult bunk beds, others have 2 sets of adult bunk beds.
All bed linen provided, beds made up for arrival.
All rooms have spacious en suite bathrooms - 4 gas powered showers and 2 electric showers.
No specific facilities.
No specific facilities.
Large garden with benches, large gas barbecue available for guests use. Includes a drying area for use.
There is no pool.
Parking is free at the side of house.
Non-smoking throughout the house - smoking in garden area only please.
Pets by arrangement in allocated rooms.

Location

The lodge is situated adjacent to the A9. Half way between Inverness and John O'Groats, making a day trip to the Orkney Isles possible. It is also on the NC500 and John O'Groats Trail.
The lodge is situated in the village of Helmsdale.
The local general store is 5 minutes from the house. There is a fishing and souvenir shop in the village.
The local pub, bistro and fish restaurant are all 5 minutes. All with good recommendations selling local produce.

Booking Information

Please contact us to find out prices and availability.

Self Catering
Yes
Outside Caterers
Yes
Breakfast
No
Other Meals
No
Full Board Only
No
Wi-fi
Yes
Games Room
No
Hot Tub
No
Swimming Pool
No
Tennis Court
No
Pets
Yes
Open Fire
Yes
Disabled Access
No

Getting here

Stafford Street
Helmsdale
Sutherland
KW8 6JR
United Kingdom
Helmsdale railway station is 10 minutes walk from the house.
Bus stop 2 minutes walk from the house, on the Inverness to Thurso/Wick route.
Wick airport 38 miles, Inverness airport 70 miles.

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Helmsdale Lodge, Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland
10-24
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Irene Drummond

Joined us: 2019
+44 (0)7971 922 356
Stafford Street
Helmsdale
Sutherland
KW8 6JR
United Kingdom