Burrastow House

Walls, Shetland ZE2 9PD

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Burrastow House is set in a stunning location beautifully situated on the western tip of the mainland of Shetland.

On the remote west side of Shetland you can find spectacular scenery, peace and the ideal refuge for the escapist.The guest house welcomes you with peat fires, a cosy library and all the marvellous food you could want after a day of exploring.

Burrastow is a perfect retreat in the days of Shetland's short, brilliant summer. Its comfort and beauty make it an attractive place to come for a seasonal break.

At Burrastow we offer traditional comfort in well-furnished guest rooms as well as uncomplicated but fine cooking and good wines in the dining room.

Double, twin and family rooms are available and of the six rooms four are en-suite. All rooms have TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Our breakfasts are legendary,with proper oatmeal porridge, home-baked croissants and maincourses including black pudding, kippers and local smoked fish. The cook also decides himself daily what is set on the menu according to what's fresh and available locally.

We have no bar! But we do have a living room with a well-stocked drinks cabinet. There is also a decent malt selection and a choice of Shetland-brewed beers.

Our 18th-century farmhouse is surrounded by Vaila Sound and peat bogs, heather, swooping bends, hamlets and looming lochs. Otters and seals may be seen from the windows and wild orchids flourish in the grounds. You can easily walk the wild headland.

There is a shop, postoffice and swimming pool two miles away in Walls, which also has a bus service to Lerwick every day except Sundays.

Twenty seven miles out of Lerwick, the capital of Shetland and two miles from the nearest village Walls, Burrastow House lays on the edge of a beautiful loch. The eighteenth- century house of Burrastow stands on a promontory facing the island of Vaila.

Open from April to October. Pets welcome.

Dog Friendly Accommodation, Guest House

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