KILDONAN (near Helmsdale) - Sutherland - SU192
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the manager
Commanding superb views of Helmsdale River and the surrounding countryside in a wonderfully remote location, this detached stone cottage (1880) was formerly the shepherd’s home, standing in 2000 sq. metres of enclosed land planted with trees and shrubs. Fully renovated, the cottage is compact, well-maintained and comfortably furnished. The bedrooms are small with quite low coombed ceilings. This is ’golden eagle’ country and there should be opportunities to spot some of Scotland’s rare and varied wildlife. The Forsinard nature reserve is a short drive away. There are lovely walks, river and loch fishing, sea angling at...Read more
KILDONAN (near Helmsdale) - Sutherland - SU192
Helmsdale, Scottish Highlands & Islands, Scotland
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$0||$289 - $754||$0||3 nights|
|Jun. 1 2013 - Jun. 29 2013||-||$624||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 29 2013 - Aug. 31 2013||-||$731||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 31 2013 - Sep. 28 2013||-||$573||-||7 nights|
|Sep. 28 2013 - Nov. 2 2013||-||$368||-||7 nights|
|Nov. 2 2013 - Dec. 21 2013||-||$289||-||7 nights|
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|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 4 2014||-||$624||-||7 nights|
|Jan. 4 2014 - Mar. 1 2014||-||$299||-||7 nights|
|Mar. 1 2014 - Apr. 5 2014||-||$307||-||7 nights|
|Apr. 5 2014 - Apr. 19 2014||-||$527||-||7 nights|
|Apr. 19 2014 - May. 3 2014||-||$388||-||7 nights|
|May. 3 2014 - May. 24 2014||-||$476||-||7 nights|
|May. 24 2014 - Jun. 28 2014||-||$643||-||7 nights|
|Jun. 28 2014 - Aug. 30 2014||-||$754||-||7 nights|
|Aug. 30 2014 - Oct. 4 2014||-||$590||-||7 nights|
|Oct. 4 2014 - Nov. 1 2014||-||$380||-||7 nights|
|Nov. 1 2014 - Dec. 20 2014||-||$299||-||7 nights|
|Dec. 20 2014 - Jan. 3 2015||-||$643||-||7 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
Additional Rate and Availability Information -
3 night minimum booking period. The 3 night price is 75% of the weekly rental not 3 times the above nightly rate. Start dates accepted: Saturday (weekly rentals), Friday (3 nights) or Monday (4 nights). Please contact us for an accurate price quote for your dates.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: June 05, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
A cosy and comfortable cottage in a stunning location!!!
Wow - this cottage was just lovely! We had a fabulous week staying there at the end of September and would certainly go back. The cottage was very comfortable, with everything we needed and we especially loved the wood burning stove, which was very effective and really wonderful as the evenings were quite cold and frosty. The location is just spectacular - lovely and quiet with stunning views and lots of history. We had some lovely drives and learned a lot about the incredible history of the area. The cottage is only half a mile from Baile an Or, so is particularly convenient for anyone wishing to try their hand at gold-panning! I gather the fishing in the area is world-renowned, although we didn't attempt any. The check-in process was very simple - we were just told where the key would be and we were also able to check in early which was much appreciated. For the price we paid, we thought this cottage was very good value.
Peaceful, serene, thoroughly enjoyable
This was our 6th or 7th time at Kirkton, the first being about 20yrs ago. It is the ideal getaway location to escape the husstle & bustle of city or town life. If you need to relax, this is the place to do it just remember to shop before you get there as the nearest shop is 8 miles away!
The cottage is tastefully furnished although it's the same as it was on our first visit & in need of replacement as it's a little worn. It gets a little chilly from Spt to Mar/April so you will need to use the coal fire and the wood burning stove. Electric heaters are also in all rooms.
The scenery is absolutely stunning with hills all around and the River Helmsdale, famous for salmon fishing, just a short walk away. If you are feeling lucky, you can try gold panning a few minutes walk away. Not that far away by car along the Strath is the Rspb centre/reserve in the railway station buildings at Forsinard. There you will find loads of information, a free filmshow and hot drinks, pin badges etc which are available for a small payment into an honesty box.
The small town of Helmsdale has a number of shops including a butcher, general store, post office, fish & chips and the Timespan museum. You can also stroll around the small harbour.
very friendly keyholders, great location + cottage, no mobile (that's wonderful!)
Caroline and Kenny
Peaceful beautiful setting with plenty walks from the house
We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in this idyllic setting.The cottage is character and well maintained with plenty of space around it. It could be quite cold on a dull day but once we had the coal fire going in the evening it was lovely and warm.
We enjoy walking and there was plenty of opportunities to do this from the house without taking the car. The river was in full spate and the views were quite dramatic.Plenty of deer to be seen and bird life including heron and geese
The historic Kildonan church was well worth a visit. Helmsdale,and Golspie were handy for food supplies including butchers and fishmongers. The swimming pool in Golspie was great if the weather was not so good.The Timespan at Helmsdale was very good also.
An ideal location for those that like walking. Any locals we met were very friendly.
Wonderful location if you like peace and quiet. Very homely cottage.
A very charming, well-equipped cottage in a wonderful location.
The cottage is obviously a much-loved family possession. The key-holder was a very warm lady who added to our stay. The location was beautiful; wonderfully remote, but within a short drive of Helmsdale which had everything we could want. The cottage was very comfortable and well-equipped, and we felt it was excellent value for money. We tend only to go to these cottages in October because of their prices, and we have noticed that Kildonan has probably the cheapest price going at that time of year. We wish more owners would follow suit. We feel that generosity was reflected in the whole ethos of the place.
wonderful views remote location can be a little chilly in the property make sure there is coal for the fire as it is needed. walks around surrounding area are stunning
no washing machine makes it harder to stay any more than a week with children