Ga direct naar inhoud

The Stroops Small self contained cosy flat in stunning hilltop situation.

SuperhostHelmsdale, Schotland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
Geheel appartement aangeboden door Ruth
2 gasten1 slaapkamer2 bedden1 badkamer
Gehele woning
Je hebt het/de appartement voor jezelf.
Schoon en opgeruimd
12 recente gasten noemden deze accommodatie brandschoon.
Ruth is een Superhost
Superhosts zijn ervaren, hoog gewaardeerde verhuurders die zijn toegewijd aan het verzorgen van een geweldig verblijf voor hun gasten.
Geweldige locatie
100 % van de recente gasten gaf de locatie een 5-sterrenbeoordeling.
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!
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, tabl…

Slaapkamerindeling

Slaapkamer 1
1 queensize bed
Gemeenschappelijke ruimtes
1 slaapbank

Voorzieningen

Gratis parkeren op het terrein
Keuken
Wifi
TV
Föhn
Wasmachine
Koolmonoxidemelder
Basisvoorzieningen
Verwarming
Laptopvriendelijke werkplek

Aankomstdatum selecteren

Voeg je reisdatums toe om de exacte tarieven te zien
Aankomst
Datum toevoegen
Vertrek
Datum toevoegen

4,98 van de 5 sterren van 44 recensies
4,98 (44 recensies)

Netheid
Nauwkeurigheid
Communicatie
Locatie
Aankomst
Prijs-kwaliteitverhouding

Locatie

Loch Brora
17.6 km
Brora beach
14.9 km
Sid's Spice
15.1 km
Ben Bhraggie
24.2 km

Aangeboden door Ruth

Lid sinds september 2016
  • 44 recensies
  • Identiteit geverifieerd
  • Superhost
I am a retired teacher of music, though I have returned recently to do a little part time teaching. Many years ago, I was a professional double bass player. I have a pony and dog here on my croft, which has been in my family since they were forcibly relocated here during the Highland Clearances of the early 19th century. I achieved a long cherished ambition, when my husband and I moved up here, 37 years ago. I have a grown up family, and 7 grandchildren, though as they are quite far flung, I don’t see them as often as I’d like. My interests? Dog walking and horse riding aside, I love skiing, which I came to only recently. I enjoy continental travel, and do my very best to learn and speak at least something of the local language - I am wholly unselfconscious about dropping inevitable clangers! Adds to the fun. I don’t spend much time with music, outside the classroom (I love class teaching, incidentally - it’s not for everyone, of course) though I have an interest in playing the viol, when opportunity allows. For ten years, I wrote a weekly column in the local paper, and still contribute from time to time, to this and other publications, for writing is a guilty pleasure. I’ve never attended a creative writing event, however. It would be hard for me to choose, if forced to, whether I would be more unhappy at a cookery course, or a writing course. This indicates that although delighted to encounter my fellow-men, and women, I am very comfortable with my own company, and increasingly protective of the private space which I need for my day to day happiness. I have decided to become an Airbnb host, as a new interest, and look forward very much to welcoming visitors to my home patch. My Airbnb flat is self-contained. I don’t relish the idea of sharing my own space with guests, so this model suits me, and, I hope, my guests, well. I am on hand if needed, but not an inescapable presence!
I am a retired teacher of music, though I have returned recently to do a little part time teaching. Many years ago, I was a professional double bass player. I have a pony and dog h…
Tijdens je verblijf
As I live next door, I am readily available to assist guests.
Ruth is een Superhost
Superhosts zijn ervaren verhuurders met geweldige recensies, die zich inzetten om hun gasten een fantastisch verblijf te bezorgen.
  • Responsgraad: 100%
  • Responstijd: binnen een uur
Om veilig te betalen en communiceren, is het belangrijk dat je altijd gebruik maakt van de Airbnb-website of -app.

Dingen die je moet weten

Huisregels
Aankomst: Na 16:00
Vertrek: 10:00
Niet geschikt voor kinderen en baby's
Niet roken
Geen huisdieren
Geen feestjes of evenementen
Veiligheid & Woning
Koolmonoxidemelder
Rookmelder

Bekijk andere ruimtes in en rondom Helmsdale

Meer accommodaties in Helmsdale: