MARRATS HOUL The Westing, Unst, Shetland Islands ZE2 9DW
Sleeps: 2 (+ chairbed). Sorry no pets. No smoking.
Low season £250 pw. Mid season £300 pw. High season £350 pw.
For further details please contact:
Suzanne and Stan Barr Tel: 01452 770505
Would you like to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life for a quiet or romantic holiday on Britain's northernmost island?
Picturesquely situated, Marrats Houl (local dialect for Margaret's Hill) is a charming 100 year old crofter's cottage, with breathtaking views over the sea and surrounded by rolling hills. This is an idyllic location for a peaceful holiday in a comfortable and cosy character cottage. The cottage is rurally situated, but not completely isolated being only 2.5 miles away from the nearest town of Baltasound with its shops, leisure centre and hotel restaurant.
Accommodation and Facilities:
Double Bedroom with canopy bed, with chair bed in sitting room.
Kitchen / diner with cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster and kitchen table.
Utility area with washing machine.
Cosy sitting room with log fire, DVD & video players, radio.
Garden table and chairs.
Bed linen and towels included in the price.
Telephone charged separately.
Privacy - the cottage cannot be seen by any other house.
Although measuring only 12 x 5 miles, the Shetland Island of Unst has a great variety of scenery with undulating hills separated by lochs and voes.
The island has much to offer the tourist; high cliffs are pounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean and on the east by the North Sea, whilst the island also offers golden beaches in sheltered inlets.
Summertime brings a profusion of flowers and plant life in many places, it is estimated that there are in excess of 400 varieties.
Many people wish to enjoy the peace and companionship of the island, but there are activities of interest which the more active can engage in. These include bird watching, geology, botany, archaeology, coast and hill walking, gem hunting, sail boarding, sailing, sea angling, angling for sea or brown trout, photography and many more sporting events. There is something for everybody.
Hermaness to the north of the island is a nature reserve which holds breeding populations of great skua, arctic skua, red throated diver, snipe, puffins, guillemots, dunlin and golden plover along with many smaller breeding birds.