I have lived in Helmsdale for the past 45 years and been running a B&B from Selkie House since *retiring*, for the past 2. I have a good working knowledge of the area and can give usefull advice to anyone who would like to explore the local places of interest. I try to be as flexable as possible, so that my visitors can enjoy a leisurely break here in the North without trying to meet too many deadlines, early breakfasts can also be arranged, for guests who have a full day. Selkie has a super location facing south with great views and easy access to enjoy the interesting mix of pleasue crusers, yachts and creel boats who shelter in the harbour, Crabs and losbsters can be bought from the keyside but it is advised that you get your order in the day before. We have some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets in the country so it can be very rewarding venturing here off season, especially since the recent repetition of mild winters have made travelling safe. The enclosed garden should keep the most active dog from escaping if you are travelling with your pet.. Many rare birds live and breed along the shoreline and it is a never ending treat to watch flocks of terns oystercatchers and cormorants from the coastal walk that passes the house. Seals can regularly seen from the shore.The bolder beach often gives up its treasures of fossil coral, fossil wood and beautiful white quartz stones to those with sharp enough eyes to find them. The area is full of delights for those who enjoy lovely views interesting historical buildings and rambles in the country. For the more adventurous pleasant runs up the Strath of Kildonan through the flow country to the North coast and west to Poolewe and Ullapool, give a greater understanding of the unspoilt beauty of the area.