We stayed at the Decca in two seperate apartments Scooty Allan and Peerie Swaarbie. There were 8 of us in our party aging from 16 to 77 and we all enjoyed our stay.
The accommodation is situated just outside of Lerwick, you could walk in to town in around 20 minutes but it feels very remote there are so many stunning views across the moorland. Sheep and Shetland Ponies can be found on the doorstep.
The welcome pack we recieved was a fantastic surprise, Valhalla Beer, yummy biccies from Walls Bakery and some Shetland chocolate sheep poo for thr younger members of our party. The bathrooms have Shetland Soap by the sink and in the shower (well worth nipping to the shop on Commercial Street to get some to take home).
Both apartments were very homeley, the kitchens are very well equipped and the bedrooms have very warm duvets and piles of freshly laundered towels available. The bathrooms are accessible - Peerie Swaarbie only has a shower though for those of you who like a long soak after walking the coastline. You will need the kitchen - there aren't many places to eat out.
Steve and Gillian were very welcoming and were good enough to contact us to let us know that one of our party had left behind a pile of clothing, they even drove to meet us to give us the clothes back - what amazing service!
Steve gave us a great top tip for those visiting Shetland - book everything for early in the week so that you have the opportunity to rebook should the weather ruin your plans. During our stay we were unable to get across to Noss as the boat was not running. Our flight to Fair Isle was cancelled because of the weather and we were unable to enjoy a night time trip to Moosa to see the Storm Kestrels and the Simmer Dim.
Some of the highlights of our week were; a tour of Valhalla Brewery on Unst, Eshaness Cliffs, St Ninians Island and a trip to Sumborough Head where you can see the most amazing amount of birds including Puffins! There is literally amazing wildlife everywhere and every time you turn a corner on the islands you are greeted with the kind of view you would drive hours to enjoy elsewhere in the UK.
I have no idea why more people do not visit Shetland but I cannot wait to return.
- Also Known As:
- Self Catering Shetland Lerwick, Shetland Islands