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The Tall Pines Yurt

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Outside yurt showing pebbled path leading to yurt decking, toilet/shower

General

  • Luxury and sole-use Highlands site with private garden and sea views
  • Fossil hunts, salmon fishing and beach walks within 10 minutes' drive
  • Fully self-contained yurt with bathroom, kitchen and barbecue

After tiptop times at the top of Scotland? Make tracks to The Tall Pines Yurt, a luxurious and private little pad with sea views in the Scottish Highlands, a five-minute drive from the town of Helmsdale.

As befits the surroundings, this is a yurt fit for clan chieftains, if not monarchs, made of sheep's wool felt for seeing off the fiercest of northerly weather fronts and kitted out inside with a powerful woodburning stove. Fret not about trudging to some distant shower block in the morning either: there’s a canny wee bathroom attached, with a shower, compost toilet and sink.

Bring food, clothes and a toothbrush is the advice of the proprietors, who ensure everything else is provided for your stay, from pots and pans to tea and coffee, and toilet roll to logs and firelighters.

On balmy summer evenings, you can skip the cooker in the kitchen and fire up the barbecue in the private garden; sip a glass of something chilled as the sausages sizzle, and look out for seals splashing in the Moray Firth.

After all the sea air and the active stuff you’ll be up to, you’ll sleep like a baby but you can rest even easier knowing how little impact your handsome outdoor lodgings are having on the environment: everything’s off grid and solar powered.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Location

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  • Duil na Mara, 143, West Helmsdale, Helmsdale, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, KW8 6HH
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 58.1124°N 3.6686°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Helmsdale Coach Stop — 0.8 miles
Berriedale (Highland): Post Office Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
Brora: Fountain Square Coach Stop — 9.8 miles
Train stations
Helmsdale Rail Station — 0.5 miles
Kildonan Rail Station — 8.4 miles
Brora Rail Station — 9.6 miles
Ferry ports
Nigg Ferry Terminal — 31.8 miles
Airports
Wick Airport — 31.6 miles

Directions


Please do not rely on sat nav as all the properties on the hill have the same postcode. Follow the directions below, and by ensuring that you keep the sea on your left, hopefully you should not go wrong:

As you approach Helmsdale on the A9, take the turn-off signposted Station/Marrell/West Helmsdale. This is on your left before the Helmsdale Bridge if travelling from the South and on the right after crossing the bridge if travelling from the North. Immediately after you turn there is a sharp left turn-off. Take this road which leads up the hill, and follow it (ignoring any side-roads) until it levels out and straightens. On your right you will see a white house with green windows, surrounded by trees, with high hedges in front, and two driveways. The yurt's parking bay is by the second driveway.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

For beach walks, head into Helmsdale where the rocky shoreline is a top spot for fossil hunting. If you prefer to feel sand between your toes, the beaches of Loth and Brora have plenty going spare, both 15 minutes’ drive away; be sure to take binoculars as oystercatchers and herons populate the shore and dolphins and seals are regularly spotted at sea.

If not fired up by fossils, try panning for gold at Kildonan Burn (20 minutes): permits are sold in Helmsdale and you never know your luck... For those more fortunate with rod and line, bumper times await on the banks of the Helmsdale river: get a day permit and go after the salmon and sea trout.

Dunrobin Castle 25 minutes’ drive away,has been the seat of the Earls of Sutherland for 700 years; it’s a grand pile full of treasures, and the combination of its conical spires and Versailles-style gardens make it more like a château.

You can learn all about the noble history and pedigree of Scotch whisky on tours and tastings at numerous renowned local distilleries: 15 minutes away, Clynekiln is conveniently close, while Glenmorangie and Pulteney are 45 minutes and an hour.

For selfie taking, postcard sending or just to say you’ve been, John O’Groats is an hour and 15 minutes away; you can go further north though, taking in the views and the wildlife at Dunnet Head RSPB reserve and lighthouse.

Must see

  • Glenmorangie Distillery (25.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

The Tall Pines Yurt cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Tall Pines Yurt will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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