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

SuperhostHelmsdale, Scotland, United Kingdom
Entire flat hosted by Ruth
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bathroom

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This self catering flat stands in our family’s Sutherland croft, approximately 153 metres above sea level. Electric central heating throughout. The lounge/kitchen has hob, oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, all pots, cutlery and crockery, table and chairs, Sky TV, Wi-Fi, sofa-bed and armchair. The bedroom has a kingsize bed. There are Arran Aromatics products for shower and washbasin. All linen is provided.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Iron
Washing machine
Hair dryer
TV
Heating
Essentials
Smoke alarm

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4.98 out of 5 stars from 51 reviews

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Helmsdale, Scotland, United Kingdom

The village of Helmsdale is close by (3 minutes by car, 20 on foot), where there are two restaurants, two bars, a takeaway, a small mini market, two charming gift shops, a heritage centre (Timespan), and a picturesque harbour. There are also fishing opportunities, and a community-owned golf course.
The village of Helmsdale is close by (3 minutes by car, 20 on foot), where there are two restaurants, two bars, a takeaway, a small mini market, two charming gift shops, a heritage centre (Timespan), and a pict…

Hosted by Ruth

Joined in September 2016
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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…
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Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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