Balvallioch Cottage

Self Catering

Suisgill Estate, Helmsdale, Sutherland, KW8 6HY

    An enchanting white-washed shepherd's cottage. Stunning countryside on the Helmsdale river.

    Sleeps four & provides all amenities for a warm, comfortable & happy stay.

    Activities include gold panning, glorious walks, bird watching and cycling. Sea angling and trout loch nearby. Permits for salmon fishing on club waters available.

    Prices from £455.00 - £515.00 per week.

    3 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Cottage
    • Farm
    • Self Catering Holiday

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • Television

    Payment Methods

    • BACS
    • Cheque


    • Parking
    • Private Parking


    • Fridge
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Linen Provided
    • Microwave
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Towels Provided


    • Property On Farm
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome

    Public Transport Directions

    Balvallioch Cottage is located on Suisgill Estate in East Sutherland, a few miles inland from the village of Helmsdale along the A897 or ‘Strath of Kildonan’.

    By Road:

    From Inverness, follow the A9 north in the direction of Wick for about 70 miles until you reach the village of Helmsdale.  At Helmsdale, turn inland and take a right at the Bridge Hotel to follow the A897 towards Kinbrace. This will turn into a single track road with passing places.  Balvallioch Cottage is located on the right-hand side, approximately 6 miles up the A897 from Helmsdale.

    From Thurso, head west on the A836, passing through Reay and continuing for another 4-5 miles before taking the next left onto the A897.  Balvallioch Cottage is located on the left-hand side, roughly 32 miles along this road.

    By Air:

    Inverness and Wick are the closest airports, and cars can be hired from each.  Wick Airport (01955 602 215) is located about 40 miles away and has daily flights to and from Aberdeen and Edinburgh.  Inverness Airport is located about 75 miles away and has daily flights to and from a number of UK destinations, including London Luton, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.

    By Train:

    There are daily sleeper trains from London to Inverness, as well as from other UK locations.  The closest railway station is Kildonan (a request stop), to which a train service runs three times a day from Inverness.  Kildonan Station is located approximately 3.5 miles from Balvallioch Cottage and 2.5 miles from Upper Suisgill Lodge.  There is also a train station in Helmsdale and taxis are available by prior arrangement.


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