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Scottish riverfront cottage

Scottish riverfront cottage

Spacious four-bedroom property set in the village of Helmsdale with direct access to the banks of the River Helmsdale and situated opposite the popular golf course

• Four good sized bedrooms and two bathrooms
• Enclosed gardens to the front and rear

16 Golf Road sits on the fringes of the village of Helmsdale and has direct access from the back garden to the river and is directly opposite Helmsdale nine hole golf course. The River Helmsdale offers some of the best salmon fishing in the world and people travel from far and wide to fish this great river.

The salmon and sea trout season opens on January 11 with an official Open Day Ceremony and, on this day anyone may fish the river for free and hundreds of anglers come to the area to do so. For the remainder of the season, until the river closes on September 30, visitors may obtain fishing permits for the Association Water, the one-and-a-half mile stretch of river closest to Helmsdale which has a number of good pools and fast streams. Local residents are able to buy a season permit to fish the Association Water.

The owner has been informed by the local bailiff that permanent residents aged under 65 can purchase a season ticket to fish the Association water for £50 whilst over 65s can fish for free. If the property is purchased as a holiday let guests can purchase a day ticket for £35. Week tickets are also available for guests but must be booked in advance as a maximum of only eight tickets a day are allowed. As in the remainder of Scotland, fishing is not allowed on Sundays.

The property owner has been told that anglers are allowed to take one fish under 12lbs a week between June 1 and October. Fishing is catch and release for other times of the fishing season.

Anglers are allowed to take two sea trout per night.

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Helmsdale and nearby Brora offer good local facilities including shops, restaurants and health care facilities. Primary schooling is available in both Brora and Helmsdale whilst pupils travel to Golspie for secondary education.

About an hour and a half to the south of the property lies Inverness which offers a comprehensive range of shops and recreational facilities including leisure pool, ice rink, restaurants, theatre, and cinema. Inverness also offers international air links as well as national train services.

The property owner has said he is happy to meet prospective purchasers from England at Inverness Airport and give them accompanied viewings of the river and the property. He can be contacted by telephone on 07376 850010.


16 Golf Road is a well presented, four-bedroom terraced property which offers excellent family accommodation. The property is fully double glazed and has LPG gas central heating.

A paved path leads to a composite door to the entrance hallway which has stairs to the upper floor and gives access to the sitting room and bedroom four/dining room. The sitting room has a large picture window to the front overlooking the golf course. Bedroom four has a window to the rear overlooking the back garden and has a built-in storage cupboard. There is a door to an inner hallway which leads to the kitchen and downstairs shower room.

The shower room has a WC, wash hand basin and shower with wet wall panelling around and Myra electric shower. The kitchen has a good range of units in cream with marble effect work surface. There is space for a cooker, washing machine and tumble dryer. From the kitchen an opening leads to the sun lounge/dining room which has dual aspect windows to the side and rear overlooking the garden and enjoying rural views to the hills beyond. A composite door leads to the garden.

The first-floor landing has a built-in storage cupboard and gives access to three double bedrooms. Bedrooms one and two both sit to the rear of the property and have built-in storage cupboards and windows which overlook the garden and the hills beyond. Bedroom three sits to the front of the property and is another double room with lovely views over the golf course. Completing the accommodation is the family bathroom which has a three-piece suite in white comprising WC, wash hand basin and bath with is fully tiled around.


The front garden is enclosed and is mainly laid to gravel with planted beds. The back garden is bounded by hedges and stock fencing. There is a gate to the bottom of the garden which gives access to a path down to the banks of the river. There is space at the bottom of the garden to park a vehicle. A paved patio area outside the sunroom gives space for outdoor entertaining and enjoying the views. There is a small greenhouse and brick store.


Mains electricity, water and drainage, LPG gas central heating. Council Tax band B.


From Inverness follow the A9 for 68 miles until you reach the village of Helmsdale. Drive into the village and turn left at the sign for Kinbrace. Follow the road through the village until you reach Golf Road. Number 16 is on the left-hand side with a red door opposite the first Fairway.

Important Notice:

These sale particulars were prepared on the basis of information provided to us by our clients and/or our local knowledge. Whilst we make every reasonable effort to ensure that they are correct, no warranty or guarantee is given and prospective purchasers should not rely upon them as statements or representations of fact. Furthermore neither Bell Ingram Limited or its directors or employees assume any responsibility therefore.

In particular:

  1. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the structural condition of any buildings or other erections and the state of repair of any services, appliances, equipment or facilities;
  2. Any photographs included in these particulars are for general information only and any furniture or contents shown in these photographs are not included in the sale unless this is expressly stated in these particulars; and
  3. Any descriptions, measurements or dimensions quoted are approximate only and references to conditions, planning permissions, services, usage, construction, fittings & fixtures and moveable items are for guidance only.

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