Shetland is an archipelago of more than 100 islands some 200 miles north of Aberdeen and mainland Scotland. Our holiday home, Skjalbrei, is a sympathetically restored croft house with superb views overlooking Dury Voe on the east side of Mainland Shetland. It has been in the same family for many years and offers visitors a high degree of comfort set amidst beautiful coastal scenery.
The local area is historically rich with a pleathora of interesting archaeological sites as well as more recent history connected with WWII.
There are three bedrooms: two twin bedded rooms upstairs and one double bedroom downstairs, together with a lounge, fully fitted kitchen and shower room with toilet. In addition, there is a sun porch with all round views of Dury Voe and across to Nesting.
The house enjoys oil-fired central heating throughout with under floor heating in the porch. The kitchen is completely modernised with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer and can seat six at the dining table.
Skjalbrei is very much in keeping within the spirit of a Shetland croft house. It has a comfortable lounge with a fine fireplace with electric stove and a beautiful turned staircase up to the bedrooms. There is also a flat screen TV, DVD and CD player and a selection of video films for visitors to use at their leisure. A small collection of books and information for visitors to Shetland is available, including OS maps.
There is ample parking at the back of the house and a large shed, which can be used to store bikes and fishing equipment. Garden chairs, table and a barbecue are all available for visitors to use.