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.
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