Looking north east over the cottage gardenSkaw beach, Unst.
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300 year old cottage, connected to our home, but completely self contained with own front door. 2 minutes from sea. Wonderful wildlife. 1 twin-beds bedroom, 1 single bedroom and shower room on first floor. Room for folding bed in sitting room.

The space

Unst is the northernmost island in the UK with a population of about 650.

Guest access

One bedroom has twin beds, the other has one single bed.

Interaction with guests

It's up to guests whether they want to be sociable - we are next door, but you have the cottage to yourself if you want peace and quiet.

Other things to note

There are three decent shops - the nearest about a mile away, including the post office and petrol station. But if you want fancy groceries or unusual fruit or veg, bring them with you! The shops are open 09.00-17.00 Monday-Saturday, so if you are arriving in the evening, please bring food with you.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: Anytime after 10AM
Check Out: 2PM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: 27 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Check in is anytime after 10AM



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

100 Reviews

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Jamie User Profile
August 2017
We had a lovely stay at this cottage in Unst, sadly all too brief. The accommodation is well equipped yet still very cosy. Lovely duck eggs for breakfast. We really hope to be able to return for a bit longer soon!

Paula User Profile
August 2017
Catriona has a beautiful old house in a fantastic remote location. We had amazing weather and Catriona gave us wonderful information on where to go. We spent an afternoon up at the hermaness nature reserve, a must! And a day over on fetlar. Also quite a nice trip to do. Our only complaint was with the beds. They are old mattresses on springs. If you need a hard bed, the floor will be your bed here most likely. It was for me. But i still recommend this place as it's such a lovely place to visit and Catriona is so welcoming. I just think the beds should be replaced or at least a wooden frame made for them so they are not so soft.
Catriona User Profile
Response from Catriona:
Funnily enough I did a reply to Peter's review a couple of hours before this was written. That was agreeing that the beds will go. Clearly this summer has knackered them, so we promise we are putting in an order for 2 beds!!
August 2017

Sarah User Profile
August 2017
Friendly hosts in a beautiful place. Cottage was warm and cosy even when the northern weather turned bad. Will definitely stay again if I'm on Unst again.

Diana User Profile
August 2017
Catrina's plce is really lovey. Spacious ad comfortable, and in a wonderful location. I recommend staying here.

Peter User Profile
July 2017
Catriona' cottage has a big potential to become a very comfortable Airbnb. From the cottage you get a beautiful view over Baltasound and Catriona's hens and ducks give you a cosy countryside feeling. The cottage has a big kitchen where you can cook. Shops are only a short drive away. If you need a basecamp to explore Unst this is the choice! But some improvements have to be done to make give the cottage five stars. Two out of three beds are worn out and very uncomfortable to sleep in. The furniture in the livingarea are also worn out and need to be replaced. These improvements will give future guests a more comfortable stay and earn the cottage five stars.
Catriona User Profile
Response from Catriona:
You are right about the beds, Peter, and we are ordering two new ones. Thanks for making the point. However we do think that the rest of the cottage is in good order, given that we aim to be four star comfort/cosiness/affordability, not five-star super-chic.
July 2017

J Mary User Profile
July 2017
The cottage has a beautiful setting on the southern shore of Baltasound and is in a good location for the local shop and for exploring all of Unst. The complimentary eggs from the ducks and hens made wonderful scrambled eggs for breakfast

Ruth User Profile
June 2017
Travelling by public transport would have posed a big problem once on Unst so i really appreciated Robs transport to Hermaness which was one of the most stunning walks ive ever made

Scotland, United KingdomJoined in August 2013
Catriona User Profile

Live at the very north of Scotland, like wildlife/nature, music and living with my husband/2 daughters. Have cats, chickens, ducks and resident ponies.

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