Hillside Brae Self Catering, Lerwick

Holiday Cottage: 5929 Shetland

Hillside Brae Self Catering Exterior

Visit Scotland:   4 star
Cottage's own web site
Hillside Brae is an ideal Shetland base. Brand new in 2009, it's really comfortable, beautifully finished and very well furnished, with a four-star rating from VisitScotland.

There are two good-sized bedrooms and the open plan living area has all the space you'll need to cook, dine and relax in style. Fittings and equipment are of excellent quality and features such as free wifi meet the needs of today's holiday or business traveller. If you want to be entertained, you can settle down to watch television or a favourite film; but you might simply want to take in the sea view.

The house is situated in Gulberwick, a rural area that, thanks to its convenient location, has seen new private housing development over recent years. The surroundings are peaceful and much of the land is still devoted to grazing sheep and Shetland ponies.

If you arrive in Shetland by air, you can be at Hillside Brae, by car or bus, in little more than half an hour. If you travel by sea to Lerwick, the islands' capital, the house is less than ten minutes' drive from the quayside. If your mobility is limited, you'll find that there is easy access to the house from the adjacent parking area.

From Gulberwick, it's easy to reach the rest of Shetland by car, bike or bus on Shetland's excellent road network. However, there are pleasant walks to be had close at hand, for example to the beach or out to the promontory of Trebister Ness.

Above all, Hillside Brae is a place to which you can return after a long day and know that you can relax in peace. It really is a home from home.

Hillside Brae is a holiday home of exceptional quality. There are two cosy, fully carpeted bedrooms, a double and a twin, each with generous built-in wardrobes. The bedroom curtains and blinds are fully lined so that you won't be woken too early by Shetland's early midsummer dawn. The bathroom is stunning: fully-tiled, it has underfloor heating and a great, mains-pressure shower over the bath.

The open-plan living, dining and kitchen area is a perfect place to relax. The smart and spacious kitchen area is superbly equipped with integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer. There's a double oven with hob and a microwave. All the other equipment you're likely to need is at hand, including kettle, coffee percolator, toaster and an excellent range of utensils. The dining and seating areas feature attractive solid oak furniture and really comfortable leather sofas.

Living area
The widescreen television offers a wide range of Freeview channels and there is also a DVD player, so you can watch your favourite films. The free wifi will let you catch up with your e-mails or write your holiday blog. A selection of games is provided, too.

The utility room is equipped with an automatic washing machine and condensing tumble drier. You'll find plenty of space for outdoor clothes, boots and equipment.

Outside, there's space to park up to three cars. From there, ramped access to the door makes life easier for anyone with restricted mobility. There's a small grassed area at the front and space at the rear to sit outside.

In the interests of the majority of our guests, smoking isn't allowed in the house, nor are pets.

Because Hillside Brae is in Gulberwick, just three miles from the centre of Lerwick, it's easy to take advantage of all the town's facilities. However, Gulberwick is also a particularly convenient base for exploring the rest of Shetland. The road to the airport leads south from here and a road also leads over the hills towards Scalloway, giving easy access to the north and west of Shetland.

  • Hillside Brae offers guests high quality accommodation.
  • A Welcome Pack is provided, which includes local produce.

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Open Plan Living Area
Open Plan Living Area
Double Bedroom
Double Bedroom

Sleeps:   4
Bedrooms:   2
Cot Available:   Yes
Disabled Facilities: Yes.
Ramped access with adjacent parking. The accommodation on all on one level.
Linen Provided: Yes.
All bed linen and towels included.
Pets Allowed: No.
Strictly no pets.
Central Heating: Yes.
Fuel type: Electric
Open Fire: No.

Smoking Allowed: No.
Strictly No Smoking.
Outdoor Facilities: No.

From Sumburgh Airport:
If you're arriving by air, you can easily reach Hillside Brae by hire car or bus. If you're driving, take the A970 northwards for about 21 miles until you see the Moor Park Golf Driving Range, a timber-clad building, on the right. Immediately beyond it, turn right onto a single track road and follow it for about half a mile. When you see a sign pointing to Hillside Brae Self-Catering, turn left and proceed uphill to the turning area at the end of the road, where you'll find the house on the left of the road. The journey should take around 35 minutes.

From Northlink Ferry Terminal Lerwick:
If you're arriving by sea, turn left as you leave the ferry terminal, towards the centre of Lerwick, and follow signs for Sumburgh, bearing right at each of the three roundabouts you'll encounter. The road rises sharply as it leaves Lerwick; once you've climbed the steepest part of the hill, you'll see a sign for Gulberwick. Turn left here and follow the single-track road for about three quarters of a mile, passing the Gulberwick Community Hall on the right. At the first junction after the Hall, you'll see a sign pointing to Hillside Brae Self-Catering; turn right here and drive uphill to the turning point, where the house is to the left. This journey should take less than ten minutes.

If you're travelling by bus from either Lerwick or Sumburgh Airport:
It is best to get off at the southern Gulberwick junction.
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Pricing and Opening Times
Seasons Open: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Hillside Brae accommodates up to 4 people in real comfort. You can book the house either on a weekly basis or for shorter breaks of three or more nights. The weekly rates vary according to season and are:

£350.00 in low season (November to March, excluding Christmas, New Year and Lerwick Up Helly Aa)

£420.00 in mid season (April, May, September and October
£490.00 in high season (June, July and August, Christmas, New Year and Lerwick Up Helly Aa)

If you're staying for less than a week, at any time of year, the nightly rate is £70.00.

These prices include all bed-linen, towels, electricity and a wifi broadband connection. Tea, coffee and milk will be available when you arrive. Some baby equipment is available on loan at no extra cost.

Check-in time is 2pm and check-out is at 10am.

All year.

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