Location

Situated in a remote and picturesque setting, Shorehaven Cottage is a self-catering bungalow located at the Shore Station in Unst, the most northerly of the Shetland Islands.

Unst itself is 12 miles long by 5 miles wide, and despite its small area, it is home to some of Shetland’s most spectacular scenery, and boasts a wealth of flora, fauna, birds and wildlife. The shore plays host to many seals, porpoises and otters.

The Shore Station in Unst. Shorehaven Cottage at the bottom right.

With the accommodation positioned adjacent to the world-famous Hermaness Nature Reserve, and only a stones-throw from the beautiful Burrafirth beach, there are stunning sights to see all around the cottage.

Shorehaven Cottage is ideal not only for those who want to get away from it all and bask in the peace and quiet of its secluded space, but also for the more active visitor, with hill and coastal walks, sea and trout fishing, bird watching, and many more activities to be enjoyed. For more, see the Attractions page.

Getting Here

From Lerwick, follow the A970 and A968 north to Toft and take the ferry to Ulsta (Yell). Once in Yell, follow the A968 to Gutcher and then take the ferry to Belmont (Unst). Once in Unst, follow the A968 north, passing through Baltasound. Continue driving along this road (now the B9086) past Haroldswick and Burrafirth, turning right after Burrafirth. Drive to the end of the road and you'll have reached Shorehaven Cottage.