Burrastow House

‘It’s like being a guest at a country house in an extraordinarily beautiful location,’ say Guide readers this year. More

Contact details

Burrastow House
Walls
Shetland
ZE2 9PD
Scotland
01595 809307

Hotel information

Bedrooms

7. 3 in extension, 2 on ground floor.

Open

Apr–Oct.

Facilities

sitting room, library, dining room, free Wi-Fi in reception, in-room TV (Freeview), ‘weak mobile phone signal’, wedding facilities, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed (under-13s half price).

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per person B&B £60, D,B&B £95.

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘It’s like being a guest at a country house in an extraordinarily beautiful location,’ say Guide readers this year: Pierre Dupont’s 18th-century dwelling stands on a bay overlooking the Sound of Vaila. In this ‘informal, laid-back’ place, ‘Pierre is a charming, unobtrusive host’. Take shelter from the Shetland chill in one of the individually styled bedrooms. ‘Our splendid, spacious Laird’s Room had stunning views on two sides. The bathroom plumbing sounded eccentric, but worked perfectly well.’ There’s neither turn-down nor fancy toiletries, but downstairs find a drinks cabinet, a ‘remarkably well-stocked library’ and ‘a cosy lounge’ with ‘an enormous wood-burning stove’ and ‘a well-worn feel’. ‘A call at the kitchen door produces coffee on demand.’ In the evening, the host cooks ‘straightforward, uncomplicated fare’. ‘The fish, naturally, was particularly good.’ ‘The most memorable features of our dinners were the conversations that arose between the tables in the intimate dining room.’ Make breakfast memorable, too, with ‘irresistible kippers – the best I’ve ever tasted.’ (Andrew and Hannah Butterworth, DB)

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Burrastow House
Walls
Shetland
ZE2 9PD

Guest comments

'Like being a guest at a country house in an extraordinarily beautiful location. We had the splendid and spacious Laird’s Room with stunning views on two sides. The breakfasts were splendid; Pierre keen to give you exactly what you wanted. The kippers were the best I have tasted. Dinner consisted of straightforward, uncomplicated fare – the fish was particularly good. The most memorable feature was the conversations that rose up between guests in the intimated dining room. Pierre was a charming, unobtrusive host. ' - Andrew and Hannah Butterworth - July, 2016
'A beautiful, peaceful location, and a beautiful and unusual place. Pierre Dupont, a charming, helpful man, runs it almost single handed. Our room was modern, light, large, with beautiful views. Good bathroom but non-functional TV! Burrastow operates on minimalist/eco principles, so no fancy toiletries, no towel or sheet change during our stay. Everything is very informal; if you want something, ask Pierre! As much food as possible is home made, with fresh local ingredients. Pierre's cocking is consistently good, and he helps with the serving. The reasonable wine list is mainly French. Breakfasts very good. This is like staying in someone's house; main public rooms are 'comfortable', with a well worn look. Pierre's kindness and hard workare an essential ingredient for the hotel's success. ' - David Birnie - July, 2015

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