The Old Gymnasium, Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland

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Sleeps
6-16
Bedrooms
6
Dining
24
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2019
Property Type: 
Bunkhouses
Quirky house sleeping 16, with exclusive or shared use, for walking holidays and friends get togethers in Sutherland

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
The Old Gymnasium, Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland, sleeps 6-16 in 6 bedrooms.

Set in the scenic coastal village of Helmsdale in the far north east of Scotland, the property is an ideal base to explore the NC500 route as well as day trips to Orkney. The property has six en-suite bedrooms - each sleeping up to four people; a combination of double beds and comfortable adult sized bunks. There is a well equipped kitchen with spacious open plan dining/lounge area with a cosy log burning stove. The lounge has the original high ceiling beams exposed, creating a light and airy atmosphere. There are two drying rooms as well as a utility room with washer, dryer. Central heating and free WIFI throughout. There is a large seated garden area with a drying green and a secure cycle shed.

The property is popular with outdoor enthusiasts and is within range of some of the most challenging hills such as Morven, Scaraben and Bhein Dhorain. You can also access stages of the new John O'Groats trail - returning via public transport.

Popular day trips include Dunrobin Castle in Golspie, Castle Mey near John o' Groats, Clynelish Distillery in Brora and Gold Panning at Baile an Or. There are spectacular beaches nearby where you can regularly spot dolphins, porpoises, seals and birds of prey. The area is also surrounded by fascinating archaeological sites where the remains of over 5000 years of human activity are visible throughout the landscape.

A few minutes walk from the property you will find a small supermarket, gift shop, bistro, fish and chip shop, pub, museum and fishing tackle shop. There is also the renowned Helmsdale River, Thomas Telford Bridge, harbour, beach and 9-hole golf course. The village is located on the main bus and train routes north and south and there are airports in Inverness and Wick.

Facilities

Two [five burner] gas stoves, electric oven, fridge, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, pots/pans/crockery/cutlery.
Spacious airy open plan dining and lounge area with original [restored] pitch pine wooden floor. Seats up to sixteen [additional eight on request].
Spacious open plan lounge dining area - combination of sofas and wooden chairs and tables.
Bluetooth DAB radio/Alexa. No television.
Free BT WiFi in all areas of the property including the garden area. Good mobile coverage.
No specific games room.
Gas central heating, efficient and controllable in every room. Multi-fuel stove.
Six en-suite bedrooms: Two rooms have a double bed & adult sized set of bunks Four rooms have 2 adult sized sets of bunks
All bed linen provided, all beds made up for arrival.
All rooms have spacious en-uite bathrooms - four gas power showers and two electric showers. All showers walk-in. All bathrooms have windows.
The property is all on ground level and spacious. All six en-suite showers are walk-in.
No specific facilities.
Large garden with benches and tables. Fine views towards the North Sea. There is a drying green and cycle shed.
None.
Free road side parking at side of the property.
Non-smoking throughout.
Pets by arrangement.

Location

Situated at the corner of Stafford Street and Old Caithness Road in Helmsdale - on the main A9 and NC500 route. Half way between Inverness and John o' Groats. Ideal base for exploring.
The property is situated in the village of Helmsdale.
Local general supermarket is a few minutes walk from the property. There is a fishing tackle and souvenir shop.
The local pub, bistro, fish and chip restaurant and take-away are all a few minutes walk from the property.

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 a 10 minute walk from the property.
The local bus stop is a two minutes walk from the property and on the main Inverness to Thurso/Wick routes.
Wick airport 38 miles, Inverness airport 70 miles.

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The Old Gymnasium, Helmsdale, Sutherland, Scotland
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Irene Drummond

Joined us: 2019
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Stafford Street
Helmsdale
Sutherland
KW8 6JR
United Kingdom