Stunning sea views
Situated on its own, right on the shoreline, enjoying panoramic views of the seascape this unique detached house offers an exceptionally good standard of holiday accommodation throughout. The living room and large kitchen/dining room look out across the bay. A second living room upstairs is built in the form of an ’observatory’, complete with telescope and balcony from which to spot the wide variety of bird and sea-life.
Miles of shoreline walks are accessed directly from the property. The unspoilt fishing village of Helmsdale has a harbour and restaurants and shops. The area is renowned for its unspoilt beaches, wild and rugged coastline and traditional villages. Fossils are regularly found along this particular stretch of coast.
Travel north to visit the Castle of Mey, John O’ Groats and the Orkney Isles. Golf, fishing, cycling, hill-walking, surfing and pony trekking all available locally. Try panning for gold in the Helmsdale river and visit the fairytale castle of Dunrobin.
Shops, pub and restaurant 500 yards.
Ground floor: Living room with patio door. Dining room/kitchen. 5 bedrooms: 3 double, one (5ft) with patio door and en-suite shower room with toilet, 2 twin. 2 bathrooms both with bath, shower cubicle and toilet (one with corner bath). Tiled floors throughout. First floor: Second living room. Games room.
Underfloor CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. T/cot. H/chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Elec cooker. M/wave. W/machine. T/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with terrace and furniture. Ample parking. Games room with 45ft shuffleboard court. NB: The garden goes directly onto rocky beach and seashore.
Customer Reviews of Lobster Ponds, with Sea Views - Sleeps 10
1st comment: Excellent property, within walking distance of a few places to eat and drink, which are all fine, but secluded and excellent for the dog as stone beach with walk along the coast right outside. We struck out to several golf courses, John O Groats and a couple of Mountain Bike trails down at Golspie - all round recommended and very well kitted out, pity we couldn’t enjoy the terrace with the weather we had. Shuffleboard court provided endless fun. April 2012.
2nd comment: A Fantastic location beside the sea. No matter the scottish weather, storms included, a location to enjoy the views and relax. Dec 2011.
3rd comment: Comfortable spacious property. Great tranquil location and beautiful dawn to wake up to with views from the master bedroom in particular. Loved the games room with the shuffleboard. Loved being able to spot seals and seal pups as well as the oil rigs and wind turbines out at sea through the telescope and on one clear night Jupiter could be spotted near the moon. The dog loved the venue too! Sept 2011.
4th comment: The property location was perfect. The house itself was clean and beautifully proportioned. We all had ample room. The children loved the 45ft Shuffle board alley. We saw dolphins and seals passing by and I did not want to come home- all in all a perfect holiday. Thank you. Aug 2011.
5th comment: Had a fantastic holiday 11/6/11-18/06/11. The house fulfilled all expectations. Great house and great location! A definite bonus is that there are 2 wings for the bedrooms, ensuring privacy and a bit of quiet time away from the main area.We took full advantage of the shuffleboard and drum kit! Would go again but for the long journey (9 hours). I would definitely recommend this house! I would advise families to take all supplies(as luckily we did) as nearest supermarket (Tesco) is over 30 miles away. The one local shop is very expensive & limited as you can imagine in a small fishing village). Breathtaking surroundings. June 2011.
6th comment: A fabulous property for a family gathering or groups of friends. Plenty of space to spread out and having 3 bathrooms is excellent. All mod cons. Kitchen is a bit echoey but so what! The views are wonderful. April 2011.
7th comment: Most beautiful house in stunning location, all comforts catered for and ideal for family get together for young and old. Worth getting up early just to see the sunrise. March 2011.
8th comment: Secluded but still close enough to village of Helmsdale to make use off amenities. Lobster Ponds decorated to a modern high standard. Dec 2010.
9th comment: Spacious accommodation, large enclosed garden with amazing views of the sea. Certainly has the wow factor! Nov 2010.
10th comment: Nov: Warm,very spacious, everything in new-looking cond’, beautifully clean and tidy with all you could need from kitchen to entertainment. Views and and early morning beach walks were rewarded with sight of wonderful wildlife. You just couldn’t find a better place in November. It’s in a very sheltered spot so wrap up when venturing away from your holiday home. Wonderful. Oct 2010.
11th Comment The property is fantastic, 10 out 10. Oct 2010.
12th Comment Property was great spacious and clean location was exactly as in brochure, a step out of the garden and your on the shore! Oct 2010.
13th Comment Fabulous house in incredible setting. The photos don’t do it justice. July 2010.
14th Comment The photographs do not do the property justice. They do not convey how light and very very spacious the property is. June 2010.
15th Comment Excellent games room, plenty of space, well equipped kitchen, good location. May 2010.
16th Comment Very spacious, great views. May 2010.
17th Comment Photos did not do property justice. May 2010.
18th Comment It was even better than the website showed. Aug 2009.
19th Comment Very peaceful location, very spacious house providing ample room for large families, secure fenced garden ideal for small children & pets. Telescope (in need of repair) provided hours of fun star gazing etc. This year there was a tumble dryer which was a godsend. Aug 2009.
20th Comment Excellent location fantastic view perfect for a chilled out holiday. July 2009.