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Burrastow House

Walls ZE2 9PD , Scotland
Burrastow House
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you like "out of the way" even by Shetland standards the Burrastow House is ideal. Located on a very picturesque headland overlooking Vaila Sound and some small islands this is a large and very quirkily laid out Victorian style house. Getting there is a beautiful drive across the main island from Lerwick where you eventually get to the hamlet... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a few days of absolute peace and tranquillity, visit Burrastow House. Right on the side of a sea loch, watch the birds, otters and seals from your window a truly magical experience. We stayed two nights and could have managed many more, Pierre fed us very well (and us gluten free too!), you don't get any choice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a comfortable stay in an out of the way location, this is the spot. With very comfortable, well appointed bedrooms, outstanding food, and the possibility of seeing an otter outside your door, Pierre and Margareth looked after us beautifully. Be prepared to eat a fixed meal at 7.30 and you won't be disappointed. Thoroughly recommended... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We absolutely loved Burrastow House and the warm welcome we received! We had booked to stay for two nights in July but ended up staying for 3. Amazingly, we arrived on a high as we had just spotted a pod of orca whales from the high cliffs at Esheness, the first we had ever seen and then on arrival at... More 

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Northern Ireland
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41 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Essentially you are a guest in Pierres summer home. He is a friendly and very welcoming host. He and his staff provide a friendly atmosphere to relax and enjoy the views and his wonderful cooking. The rooms are well appointed with large bathrooms and flat screen TV Tea and coffee etc. just what you would expect in a 4 star... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Our first impressions were not great - a handwritten sign on the front door asks you to use the side door, and we then got lost in a corridor. However, we soon began to understand and appreciate the quirkiness of the place. Don't go expecting a country house hotel. It is not at all chintzy. It feels much more like... More 

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Lerwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I still cannot comprehend the work that Pierre does to make your stay as easy going and comfortable as possible. There were many Faulty Towers moments during our stay but I say this in a very sincere way. I had the feeling that as soon as Pierre was through a door and out of sight from you he would run... More 

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Millville, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

My mother and I returned to Shetland in September for a week's stay. We had been to Burrastow two years ago and stayed three nights and it just was not long enough. This inn has everything we look for: beautiful location, fabulous food, and the loving care of an innkeeper who obviously takes what he does very seriously, loves what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Pierre and Martha quite simply couldn't do more. The food was outstanding and their home is very beautiful with turkish rugs and great areas to chill out. A wood burning stove in the living room, a library and a conservatory together with modern clean bedrooms. All facilities worked well. Just outside the sea and lovely view. The best B and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

This was our second visit to Burrastow House - we had been wanting to return to where we got married 8 years ago and finally made it in August this year as a special treat. It was everything we had hoped for and the Vaila room in the old house with 2 adjoining rooms was perfect for us and our... More 

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