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View towards the homely property
Relax after a day out in the comfy lounge
The wood burner is perfect for those cosy evenings in
Enjoy the roaring woodburner in the kitchen/dining area
Enjoy the spectacular coastline views from the lounge
Get a good night's rest in the double bedroom
Perfect location with stunning surrounding scenery
Extra little touches
Lovely views from the property
Make sure you bring your bubbles!
Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
Enjoy a romantic meal in the spacious kitchen/diner
You may even get the chance to spot a rainbow
The perfect spot for al fresco dining with a view
View towards the cottage
Say hello to the shetland ponies
Bobby's famous bus shelter
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2 / 17  Relax after a day out in the comfy lounge
3 / 17  The wood burner is perfect for those cosy evenings in
4 / 17  Enjoy the roaring woodburner in the kitchen/dining area
5 / 17  Enjoy the spectacular coastline views from the lounge
6 / 17  Get a good night's rest in the double bedroom
7 / 17  Perfect location with stunning surrounding scenery
8 / 17  Extra little touches
9 / 17  Lovely views from the property
10 / 17  Make sure you bring your bubbles!
11 / 17  Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
12 / 17  Enjoy a romantic meal in the spacious kitchen/diner
13 / 17  You may even get the chance to spot a rainbow
14 / 17  The perfect spot for al fresco dining with a view
15 / 17  View towards the cottage
16 / 17  Say hello to the shetland ponies
17 / 17  Bobby's famous bus shelter

Marrats Houl

Unst, Shetland
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Traditional lovingly restored Shetland croft house with stunning panoramic sea views over the bay
  • Situated on the island Unst, the most beautiful northerly Island of the Shetland Isles 
  • The island has many beautiful beaches which are perfect for idyllic coastal walks
  • Perfect base for walking, fishing or wildlife spotting birds, otters, seals, dolphins and whales
  • An ideal spot to relax and enjoy wonderful sunsets and the Northern Lights
  • Join in to celebrate the Viking festival, Up Helly Aa, held each year in Uyeasound and Norwick
  • Do not miss Unst Fest, the most northerly festival held over 9 days between 11th – 19th July 2020
Property code: 75417

Unst is a magical place to stay, offering peace and tranquillity for those wishing for the perfect get away from it all location, with the opportunity to explore an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Located in Westings, on the west coast of Unst overlooking the bay and four holms, one of the best places for walking, offering coastal paths, trails and moorland walks amongst stunning scenery, for all abilities. There’s no shortage of wildlife, and Geopark and Viking sites. Walk over to the amazing cliffs at Hermaness, home to over 100,000 seabirds, and spectacular scenery overlooking Muckle Flugga and the Out Stack, Scotland’s most northerly point. The visitors centre is open daily between April and August. The area also offers some of the most wonderful beaches with golden sands. Unst is also a sociable community, welcoming visitors at concerts, dances, regattas and other events. Visit Muness Castle, Unst Heritage Centre and the Boat Haven or sample Gin tasting at the Shetland Reel Distillery and enjoy afternoon tea at Victoria’s Vintage Tearoom.

Stepping into this charming little cottage you will find the contemporary well-equipped kitchen/diner with electric oven and induction hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Here you can also enjoy an evening meal at the dining table and chairs. To the right you will find a cosy welcoming lounge where you can relax after a day out exploring, in front of the wood burner, to read a book or watch a movie on the TV/DVD from the selection of DVDs provided. There is also an additional double pull-out bed available in the lounge. Heading back through the kitchen there is a low-level doorway, so mind your head, which takes you to the hallway where you will find a utility area with washing machine, small worktop freezer and a wardrobe to store your clothes. The bathroom has a hand-held shower over bath and WC, and a heated towel rail. When your evening is done retire to the tastefully decorated bedroom with double bed.

Stepping back outside there is a lovely little gravelled courtyard with table and seating to enjoy a refreshment or al fresco dining while watching the beautiful evening sunsets. There is off-road parking available next to the courtyard wall.

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 bathroom
  • Electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave
  • Utility area with washing machine and freezer
  • Wood burner
  • Electric and electric heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shop 8 miles and pebble beach within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Sleeps 2+2 (double pull out bed in lounge)

For essential supplies, head to Baltasound (6 miles) where there are a couple of food stores, and a Post Office.

Budding geologists will enjoy learning about the island's significant rock formations, now designated a protected UNESCO Geopark. From impressive sea stacks to ancient lava flows, the island's geological past is fascinating.

Wildlife flourishes on the island. Don't miss the impressive sight of the puffin colony at the Hermaness nature reserve (11 miles). Around 50,000 pairs of birds inhabit several miles of land, making it a truly breathtaking sight. Slightly further north lies the most northerly islets of the British Isles - Muckle Flugga and Out Stack – watch out for dolphins, killer whales, and porpoises in the water.

The island's Viking past is evident at Haroldswick (9 miles), where you can visit a reconstructed Viking Longhouse and a replica ship. Other longhouses have been excavated across the island, including at Hamar, Underhoull and Belmont. Self-guided trails are available for those who would like to learn more.

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 2 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
5
Overall equipment
3.5
Overall comfort
4.5
Overall location
5

Reviewed by Rachel 20th September 2019

Perfect holiday home from home , its been tastefully renovated & furnished. A cosy ambience & stunning sea views makes this an ideal base for exploring Shetlands dramatic scenery, fascinating history & many visitor experiences. This is a truly special location for a relaxing escape.

Reviewed by James 20th August 2019

Renting a Croft cottage provides you with an authentic experience of island life and is a must for Unst although you will have to duck your head to get in! This Croft had the most stunning views and was beautifully decorated inside. A lot of effort had gone into insulating the property so once you get the solid fuel stove going you are toasty and wRead morearm. We would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to get away from it all. Hide

View towards the homely property
Relax after a day out in the comfy lounge
The wood burner is perfect for those cosy evenings in
Enjoy the roaring woodburner in the kitchen/dining area
Enjoy the spectacular coastline views from the lounge
Get a good night's rest in the double bedroom
Perfect location with stunning surrounding scenery
Extra little touches
Lovely views from the property
Make sure you bring your bubbles!
Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
Show 5 moreEnjoy a romantic meal in the spacious kitchen/diner

Location

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