My place is close to the beach. You’ll love my place because of the outdoors space. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, families (with kids), and furry friends (pets).
“This is our second time visiting Andrina at the huts. We didn’t think it was possible to beat our first stay 2 years ago but were excited to see the changes that had been made. This time we decided to spend Christmas up there instead of new year and we couldn’t have been happier with our decision. We were greeted with open arms and made to feel so welcome, Andrina has thought of absolutely everything and the facilities are amazing. This time we were able to enjoy the hot tub on Christmas Eve night which was just fantastic. We drank whiskey and gazed at the stars for hours. On Christmas Day we were able to enjoy the incredible views from the comfort of the NEW sauna!!! Totally out of this world. A massive thanks to all who worked hard to fuel these luxury extras. The team have been working so hard together and the space is truly looking fantastic. Exciting to see the further developments when we return later in 2020!”
My self catering flat stands in my family’s Sutherland croft, on a hill approximately 153 metres above sea level. The property is compact and cosy, with electric central heating, and it is my priority that visitors have everything they need for a comfortable stay. The lounge/kitchen area is fully equipped with hob, oven, microwave, toaster, steamer, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, pots, crockery, cutlery, table and chairs, Sky TV, Wi-Fi being installed, comfortable sofa-bed and armchair. The bedroom has a kingsize bed, and ample wardrobe storage. For the shower and washbasin, I have provided Arran Aromatics lovely hand- and body-wash products to relax and soothe you. Because this is a highland home, I have kept a certain sense of tradition in the decor, with a variety of plaid fabrics, and some old photographs and objects which I hope you will enjoy looking at. You may browse a selection of books by a diversity of Scottish authors. The views are amazing. From the front windows, the Moray Firth in all its moods leads the eye south west to the distant Cairngorms, or the vast open horizon of the North Sea. On the other sides, the views are framed by some of the oldest hills in Europe. Once mighty Alps, the passage of time and ice ages have worn these to gentler slopes of fractured volcanic rock. Thinly coated in peat and heather, they are the very private habitat of such fauna as grouse, stoat, and hare, and the equally public domain of seasonally grazing sheep, cattle and growing numbers of red and roe deer. You might simply be a bird of passage, staying briefly here while travelling to or from the Northern isles of Orkney and Shetland, or experiencing the wonderful North Coast 500 route. On the other hand, you might want to make this your base for a while, as you explore the area known as the ‘Common Grazings’ - 1011 hectares of wild hillsides, which reach almost to my back door. With wildlife spotting, fishing for tasty little brown trout in a nearby burn, finding examples of iron age archaeology, or simply strolling through the glorious spaciousness, where you’ll rarely encounter another human being, you might not want to travel much further during your entire stay, than down to the village of Helmsdale for supplies, souvenirs or eating out. Being only about half a mile from the A9, it is also easy to base yourself here, and travel up the Strath of Kildonan to the North Coast, follow the East Coast to John O’ Groats, or take a day trip across to Ullapool and the West. Close to hand, Helmsdale village (3 minutes away by car, 20 on foot) has a heritage centre (Timespan) with a riverside cafe. On the main street visitors will further find two restaurants, a takeaway, two bars, a mini market, a gift shop and an old-fashioned ironmonger’s store. Helmsdale also offers golf, river and sea fishing opportunities. Visitors may travel here by car, bike, train, bus or, of course, on foot! I can arrange collection from the train station or bus stop. If you plan driving here in the winter months, I strongly recommend winter tyres. My driveway is rather rough, though everyone seems to manage, driving carefully. No matter when you plan to visit, remember this really IS the great outdoors, so bring weatherproof clothing and footwear, and midge/tick repellant in the summer. I am not a professional linguist, but I speak some French, Italian, German and Polish. I look forward to welcoming you to The Stroops!
“Such a lovely host and an incredible house! We had the most perfect New Years relaxing and taking in the gorgeous views. It was very cosy and felt so homely, we will definitely be back! I couldn't fault a single thing, it was the perfect getaway!”
Dunmore is situated on Brora Harbour. Close to the beach, golf course, all amenities.The village has a small supermarket, a pub, Chinese, Indian,takeaway.The train station is a 5 minute walk away.The cottage comprises of 3 bedrooms, entrance lobby, living room, kitchen diner,washing machine, bathroom large shower. Garden to the rear with a patio area with picnic table and a small front yard with a bench overlooking the harbour. Pets very welcome and not restricted from any part of the property.
“Paula’s house is a real home from home & has everything you need for a great stay.Paula goes out of her way to welcome you & gives great tips on what is happening in the area,she’s not intrusive but is there if you need her.We would recommend staying at Paula’s without hesitation & hope to return soon.”