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The Tall Pines Yurt: 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.

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


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Loved absolutely everything, hosts where lovely people with the cutiest …09/04/2022

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    Loved absolutely everything, hosts where lovely people with the cutiest dogs and willing to help with absolutely anything. They went out their way to make our weekend extra special. Will defos be back.

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Wonderful site, in a beauty spot, friendly hosts, loved it all10/06/2021

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    Absolutely everything. Perfect location, perfect facilities, beautiful garden, kind hosts, comfortable cosy bed, wonderful log burner

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Excellent: cosy, clean, comfortable, friendly.09/01/2021

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    Beautiful location, friendly hosts, excellent facilities

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Relaxing break, loved the little details and the dogs had …08/25/2021

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    Relaxing break, loved the little details and the dogs had their own space to run around. Owner was lovely and very informative. The fire in the evening was lovely.

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The owners were so lovely and welcoming as soon as …08/18/2021

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    The owners were so lovely and welcoming as soon as we arrived. Travelling as two girls we just assumed for the joy of staying in a yurt we would share a bed one night. The owner after meeting us asked if we wanted the fold down bed brought out so we both had a double each. Very unexpected but fabulous.
    It is so peaceful and unique! Access to grill, shower, kettle, usb charge points…everything you need.
    We were a bit scared and didn’t have a clue how to start the fire, no problem. They came and started it up for us.

    Gorgeous venue, the most lovely and helpful owners and we both highly recommend staying here!
    Thank you!

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great hosts and very comfortable stay08/05/2021

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    great hosts and very comfortable stay

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    close to hosts house but still private

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Stay here...It's fab!10/20/2020

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    Everything...superb accommodation, setup and location. Have thought of everything.

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Excellent homely yurt with eco-friendly facilities and fab hosts!08/30/2020

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    I loved my stay in the yurt. It was so warm and cosy - beautifully decorated with lots of personal touches, giving it plenty of character. The hosts were absolutely lovely and extremely helpful.

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A great place to stay with super views07/31/2020

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    The Yurt was fabulous, it was well equipped, cosy and comfortable. Our hosts were super too, we would love to return.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Dedicated shower per site

Dedicated toilet facility per glamping unit

Dedicated toilet per site

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Luxury

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Duil na Mara, 143, West Helmsdale, Helmsdale, Highlands and Islands, Scotland, KW8 6HH
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 58.1124°N 3.6686°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Royal Bank of Scotland — 57.9 kilometers
Train stations
Helmsdale Rail Station — 0.8 kilometers
Kildonan Rail Station — 13.5 kilometers
Brora Rail Station — 15.5 kilometers
Ferry ports
Nigg Ferry Terminal — 51.2 kilometers
Airports
Wick Airport — 50.8 kilometers

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 (40.2 kilometers)

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-park accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

The Tall Pines Yurt cancelation 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 cancelations 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, or at any point before the due date.

Payment methods accepted at the park

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Terms and conditions

Park 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-park accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Tall Pines Yurt? From $138.94 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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