Balvallioch, Traditional Croft Style Holiday Cottage

 

 

Kildonan, nr Helmsdale, Sutherland Sleeps 4. Licence No: HI-00214-F

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We have just received a cancellation for the week commencing 20th July, now offered at a discount of £600 inc. VAT.

Balvallioch is a charming self-catering holiday cottage situated on Suisgill, a traditional working Highland estate. This comfortable cottage is totally private and commands stunning views of the River Helmsdale and surrounding hills.  Once here, you will find unparalleled natural beauty, peace, solitude and warm hospitality.  

The cottage has just undergone a bit of a make-over with central heating installed over the winter. The price includes heating, bed linen, towels and coal for the sitting room stove. On payment of the balance for the week, guests at the cottage can also apply for a permit to pan for gold on the Suisgill Burn which, unlike the nearby Kildonan Burn, is not normally open to the public.

The cottage sleeps 4 in two bedrooms and a camp bed with additional bed linen is available for a 5th person. The accommodation comprises:

1 Double room, 1 Twin room, 1 Bathroom with over-bath shower, w/c and basin
Cosy sitting room with fuel-burning stove, well-equipped kitchen, dining room, outbuildings
fenced rough-grass garden

A freezer, washing machine and ironing facilities are available for your use, as well as satellite television for your entertainment.

A maximum of two dogs are most welcome but we do ask their owners to behave responsibly. Click here to read our guidance for dog owners.

Bookings and Enquiries

We are almost fully booked now during the gold panning season 2024.  We have just received a cancellation for the week commencing 20th July, consequently this is being offered at a discount of £600 inc. VAT. Prices for low season October -December 2024 are £675 inc. VAT for the week.  For these last three months of the year shorter breaks are available at £180 inc. VAT per night (minimum 3 nights.

We are now taking bookings for 2025 and 2026 with weekly prices inclusive of VAT as follows:

Prices for 2025:  16th March Short week. £675, March-19th April: £675, Apri- 24th May: £756, 24th May-Aug £793, 31Aug-5th October: £756, Oct: £717.

Prices for 2026, 15th March Short week. £675, March-18th April: £708, Apri- 23rd May: £795, 23rd May-5thSept £831, 5th Sept -3rd October: £795, Oct: £750. 

Arrival and departure days at Balvallioch are Saturdays unless otherwise arranged.  Guests are asked to arrive after 3.30pm and vacate by 10.00am on the day of departure.

A non-refundable deposit of £200 per week must be made at the time of the reservation with the balance to be paid in full, six weeks prior to the commencement of the holiday.  Payments can be made by cheque or by BACS.  For more information and bookings please fill out our enquiry form below, or email us at lettings@suisgill.co.uk.

Getting There, Local Amenities and Things to Do

The cottage is easily accessible, just 10 minutes off the A9 and an hour and a half’s drive from Inverness Airport. Located on the stunning Strath of Kildonan, it benefits from an idyllic and peaceful location but is also an excellent base for exploring Sutherland and Caithness. Click here for more travel information and directions.

The nearby village of Helmsdale is just 6 miles away and has a wealth of local amenities, including food stores, restaurants, bars, gift shops, tourist information and a cash point. Click here for more details about local services. Don’t forget to order our own Suisgill venison which we are now licensed to sell.

Balvallioch is popular with gold panners, walkers, cyclists, fishermen, golfers, photographers and wildlife enthusiasts, among many others. The cottage is located just down the road from Baile an Or, the site of the 1869 Kildonan Gold Rush, and Balvallioch guests are also granted unique gold-panning access to Suisgill Burn for the week that they are staying. Click here for more detailed information about all the many things there are to do and see on Suisgill and in the surrounding area.

Bookings must be Made Saturday to Saturday and in 7 day slots.
For example 7, 14, 21, 28 days ext.

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