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- 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.
Open from 26/04/2021 to 31/10/2021
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
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Max. persons: 4 x
Dimensions: 4.9m width x 4.9m length (16.0ft width x 16.0ft length) Calculated area: 23.8m² (256.0ft²)
|Max. persons||4 x
4.9m width x 4.9m length
(16.0ft width x 16.0ft length)
Calculated area: 23.8m² (256.0ft²)
(1 x double bed, 1 x double sofa/futon)
Bathroom (1 x eco toilet, 1 x shower)
|Duvets and pillows|
|Beds made up|
|Car parking by pitch/unit|
|Dry toilet / eco toilet|
|Gas and electricity included|
|Kitchen corner or kitchenette|
|Wifi at the unit/pitch|
|You will be able to choose extras on the booking page.|
|Dog (2 max)||£1/€1.16/A$1.79/US$1.39/CA$1.70/CHF1.27/SEK11.78/DKK8.61/NOK11.59/ISK175/ARS130.23/CLP980/PEN5.33/NZ$1.93/ZAR19.92/PLN5.30/R$7.44/CZK29.87/RSD136/HUF415.14/RUB103.88/CN¥9.01 per night|
|Travelling solo? (1 max)||price varies|
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Excellent homely yurt with eco-friendly facilities and fab hosts!
A great place to stay with super views
Excellent stay Paul and Jackie are so welcoming.
From the manager...
Thank You Nicola. We loved meeting you and your family and would love to welcome you back in the future. Many thanks for leaving the yurt lovely and tidy for us.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
- Coach stations
Helmsdale Coach Stop
— 0.8 miles
0.8 miles Berriedale (Highland): Post Office Coach Stop — 7.9 miles
7.9 miles Brora: Fountain Square Coach Stop — 9.8 miles
- Train stations
Helmsdale Rail Station
— 0.5 miles
0.5 miles Kildonan Rail Station — 8.4 miles
8.4 miles Brora Rail Station — 9.6 miles
- Ferry ports
Nigg Ferry Terminal
— 31.8 miles
— 31.6 miles
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.
- Glenmorangie Distillery (25.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||11 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
The Tall Pines Yurt cancellation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does The Tall Pines Yurt have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The Tall Pines Yurt dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near The Tall Pines Yurt? 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 … Read more
When can I check in and check out of The Tall Pines Yurt?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.
- How much does it cost to stay at The Tall Pines Yurt? From £85 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability