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Perfect location with stunning surrounding scenery
The perfect spot for al fresco dining with a view
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
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 a chance to spot a rainbow
View towards the cottage
Say hello to the shetland ponies
Bobby's famous bus shelter
1 / 19  Perfect location with stunning surrounding scenery
2 / 19  The perfect spot for al fresco dining with a view
3 / 19  View towards the homely property
4 / 19  Relax after a day out in the comfy lounge
5 / 19  The wood burner is perfect for those cosy evenings in
6 / 19  Enjoy the roaring woodburner in the kitchen/dining area
7 / 19  Enjoy the spectacular coastline views from the lounge
8 / 19  Get a good night's rest in the double bedroom
9 / 19  Extra little touches
10 / 19  Lovely views from the property
11 / 19  Make sure you bring your bubbles!
12 / 19  Prepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen
13 / 19  Enjoy a romantic meal in the spacious kitchen/diner
14 / 19  You may even get a chance to spot a rainbow
15 / 19  View towards the cottage
16 / 19  Say hello to the shetland ponies
17 / 19  Bobby's famous bus shelter
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Marrats Houl

Unst, Shetland
VE We’re good to go scheme

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
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

  • Perfect rural get-away with stunning panoramic sea views over the bay
  • Situated on the island Unst, the most beautiful northerly Island of the Shetland Isles 
  • Relax by the cosy wood burner and enjoy wonderful sunsets and the Northern Lights
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 very 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.

Please check the Ferries to the Islands are operating before booking.

Read more Code: 75417

  • 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
  • Very low level access to bedroom - mind your head
  • There are two farm gates which you need to go through to get to the property - these need to be left as found
  • Shop 8 miles and pebble beach within walking distance
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • Sleeps 2+2 (double pull out bed in lounge)

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Perfect location with stunning surrounding scenery
The perfect spot for al fresco dining with a view
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
Extra little touches
Lovely views from the property
Make sure you bring your bubbles!
Show 7 morePrepare a meal in the well-equipped kitchen

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Diana 17th September 2021

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This cottage is charmingly renovated and in the most stunning location overlooking the sea. It has thick walls and small windows to protect you from the Shetland weather, and a lovely wood burner to help you snuggle in after a day exploring the very lovely, but remote island of Unst. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and can't wait to return.

Reviewed by Henry 15th August 2021

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This cottage is a great place for exploring Unst and north Shetland. Its really well equipped for a couple or small family to stay in. Its got great views where you can see plenty of wildlife (we saw an otter in the bay) and within short driving distance of loads of interesting spots. Chriss cottage has some really nice touches to which make it feeRead morel very homely and lived in. Could not recommend staying here more highly!! Hide

Reviewed by Susan 6th August 2021

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Marrats Houl is in a stunning location - so peaceful and with wonderful views to sea. The cottage is very comfortable and well-equipped. It was spotlessly clean on our arrival and there was a welcome pack of local goodies- much appreciated. There was lots of useful information about the island - and the many wonderful places to explore on Unst. TheRead more wildlife is exceptional and we saw seals, otters, puffins , gannets...and so much more. Thank you for a providing such a great base for our holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 16th July 2021

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If you only want Sheep as neighbours then this delightful cottage is for you. We loved staying here & the peace & quiet it gave us. Some lovely walks from the cottage. Beautiful views of the sea & a short walk to a beach (very Stony but still lovely) the cottage is modern & well stocked & has a lovely homely feel. It was warm with the heating on buRead moret there is a fire too. Owner cares & communication is very good. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 2nd July 2021

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Location was perfect as you're going to visit Shetland because you like peace and quiet, nature and wonderful views. All of this can be achieved by staying at this fantastic cottage that has everything you want inside and out. Nothing negative to say at all, perfect...

Reviewed by Deborah 25th June 2021

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Marrats Houl has been lovingly restored and the decor, furnishings and fittings are of a high standard. The area around the cottage is beautiful and we were lucky enough to have a few days where we could enjoy the view outside. Once the failed glazing in the windows is fixed that will be enjoyed from inside as well. Great care does need to be takenRead more with the very low top of the door which leads from the kitchen to the utility area, but certainly a very comfortable and romantic cottage to stay in. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 18th June 2021

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A traditional crofters cottage which has been tastefully renovated inside. The cottage was beautifully clean, comfortable and warm with all mod cons. It's situation is perfect just above a shingle bay where the local wildlife can be seen regularly, we even spotted seals swimming about on one of the days. Due to covid there was no where to eat out bRead moreut as the cottage was so well equipped this was not a problem, we could cater for ourselves very easily. Would certainly return and recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 21st May 2021

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This is a charming, warm, quiet, wonderful house to stay in. The sea is just outside. There are birds, seals, hedgehogs, and at least one otter who live nearby. The bed is very comfortable. The bath towels are big and fluffy. There is everything you need in the kitchen to prepare meals. There aren't many places to eat out, so bring food and dine inRead more the lovely Marrats Houl. Chris is a friendly and helpful host. Hide

Reviewed by Katrina 7th May 2021

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The Croft is truly a hidden gem, and the facilities, attention to detail from the owner ensured we had an amazing holiday, thank you.

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