Burrastow House
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Burrastow House

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5.0
#1 of 1 guest house in Walls
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Burrastow House gives you a hearty welcome and aims to please you and to make you feel at home. On the remote west side of Shetland you can find spectacular scenery, peace and the ideal refuge for the escapist. The guest house welcomes you with peat fires, a cosy library and all the marvelous food you could want after a day of exploring.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Beach
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Non-smoking hotel
Restaurant
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint

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Walls ZE2 9PD Scotland
118Reviews3Q+A28Room tips

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maria012017 wrote a review Sept 2021
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom16 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have just returned from a 10 day stay at Burrastow House and during that time was looked after superbly by Pierre and Han. The bed in my room was extremely comfortable and the bed linen of excellent quality (may seem an odd thing to comment on but a snuggly sheet and light, fluffy duvet makes all the difference!). The room and ensuite were very clean and were nice and simply appointed (with an added luxury of some Tresemme shampoo and conditioner rather than plain old hotel shampoos). There was a great choice of delicious food for breakfast and dinner was a substantial and tasty 3 course affair which was served piping hot and beautifully presented. Both breakfast and dinner could be taken looking out over the conservatory and gardens or in the wood panelled dining room with views of the sea. Pierre and Han were immediately on hand whenever there as a question but, as other guests have also commented, kept a low profile otherwise, leaving you to enjoy the peace and quiet and not bothering you in any way. The well-stocked library held some fascinating books and the selection would surely provide something for everyone. I ate several breakfasts sitting next to the bookshelf and browsing, as if in a bookshop! On the little pebbly beach alongside the hotel there was even a table and chairs on a small, raised patio area where you could sit and while away an afternoon (weather permitting) after walking the coastal path. On the drive to and from Burrastow I saw hedgehogs, seals, a stoat or weasel and many different birds and there were several Shetland ponies on the hills just outside the hotel. If I were to sum up my Burrastow House experience in a few words it would be 'laid-back, warm and friendly with great food, stunning views and a perfect Shetland vibe'.
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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805Andrew wrote a review Nov 2021
Isle of Man, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 2 nights in the Laird's room in August. The location is stunning (it appears as the convent in series 6 episode 2 of Shetland) just so beautiful and peaceful. Pierre and Han are so welcoming and accommodating and made the stay so personal. Half board is available which we wholeheartedly recommend as Pierre is a talented chef and produces a gastronomic experience from a fixed daily menu. The scenery and wildlife is amazing - the highlight being Han alerting us early on the day we left to a sea otter in the bay that we had been keen to see. A special memory of a special place run by special people. Thank you both.
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The Laird's Room has spectacular views across the bay
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Mark W wrote a review Jul 2023
Freeland, Washington409 contributions127 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are so glad we booked the Burrastow House in Walls! We wanted a place a bit remote while we explored the rest of Shetland Island. Pierre and his assistant are all about giving you attention while allowing you space. Our room was spacious, comfortable with a relaxing view overlooking the water and surrounding farmland. The dinner was amazing! Pierre makes something different each evening. He has a diverse wine and drinks list. Breakfast was just as delicious as dinner.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alison W wrote a review Aug 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So glad we stayed at this hotel. The location, by the beach, is stunning. You can even swim in the sea there (though a bit cool). It is in a quiet remote location where you can get a feel for the real Shetland. Pierre was very welcoming. The hotel dinner was of fine restaurant quality. The room we had was spacious and light filled. Would recommend if you are looking for a peaceful escape in a comfortable location. We went up to Eshaness and Pierre was helpful with information on what to do. Our stay there was the highlight of our holiday in UK as we had come over from Australia. Also Shetland wasn't too touristy whereas the rest of Scotland was.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mgtnjm wrote a review May 2023
Morgantown, West Virginia251 contributions41 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful B&B I would give 6 stars if possible. The location is beautiful, peaceful and quiet. Sheep, rabbits, seals & birds are some of the wildlife you will see. The views of the water are so enjoyable. You can see seals sometimes while eating breakfast or dinner from the dining area. Pierre and Han are wonderful hosts and provide delicious meals. I would highly recommend the dinners. Everything was cooked to perfection. Our room was very nice, clean and very comfortable bed.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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icknieldDSD wrote a review 22 May
Saunderton, United Kingdom33 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A second visit for us here - the location is stunning and the house itself very interesting. Our room (Foula Loft) was great and the welcome we received was just the best. Pierre's cooking is simply sublime. We would love to return again.......
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Date of stay: May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Linda D wrote a review Jun 2021
7 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 5 nights. Fabulous property in stunning location on a peninsular. We loved the solitude and the food and service was first class. Arranged a packed lunch every day which was excellent. Plenty of paths to walk or just sit and take in the beauty and solitude. Thankyou Pierre and Han - we will return.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Casualist wrote a review Nov 2008
TheHague1,171 contribution266 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is beautifully situated on the western tip of the mainland of Shetland, located on its own sheltered bay, which according to the website was teeming with wildlife. Taking this with a large pinch of salt, since just about every hotel in Shetland claims the same thing, we were pleasantly surprised to be interrupted by the owner within a few hours of arrival, telling us that an otter was swimming around in the loch "as usual". And there it was, our first ever otter spotted in the wild! Apparently otters are seen every other day and not just early in the morning or late in the evening - no need to spend a fortune to sit for hours in the damp cold waiting for an otter to appear, instead sit back and relax in the residents lounge at the Burrastow with a glass of wine or a bottle of Shetland real ale, and wait for Pierre to spot one for you!

Pierre is originally from Belgium (Flanders) and understandably fell in love with this place, not only does he run the hotel but he also does the cooking and wow, what a cook he is ! Sourcing local produce (lamb, seafood etc) he knocks up some amazing dishes, even his cooked Scottish breakfasts are gourmet creations. And if that wasn't good enough, throw in beautiful views and the chance to watch otters !

We stayed in the main building and the room was very grand, with huge windows overlooking the loch, reminding me more of a laird's castle than a small hotel. The style of the room decor was also very much along a Victorian/Edwardian theme, but all in good condition ! No minibar, but Pierre is always at hand downstairs to supply you with drinks from fine wines to Shetland ale. The lounge downstairs also has a bewildering amount of books to read on everything Shetland-related.

We only stayed for one night, if we'd been here longer I'm sure we'd have seen a lot more wildlife and also had the chance to go for strolls along the loch.

A fantastic place !
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Date of stay: May 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Brian G wrote a review Jul 2013
Mid Yell, Shetland16 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We live in Shetland and always celebrate our wedding anniversary with a short stay at Burrastow; it is very special to us. Pierre Dupont and his staff are always charming and attentive but unobtrusive; the cuisine is outstanding with fresh, mostly locally-sourced produce cooked simply but perfectly - somehow it seems to be better each time we go. Over the last eight years we have stayed in most of the rooms and found them very comfortable and clean, each with its own character and style. For tranquility, comfort and excellent food, all in a stunning location, Burrastow has no peer.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Francesco wrote a review Sept 2018
Milan, Italy19 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent three days in Burrastow House last year and this year I could not help coming back. Excellent staying, as I remembered, Burrastow House carries you to another world, a world of silence, discretion, beauty, peace, delightful food. It's Pierre, the owner, to make any such miracle possible.
I'll be coming back to the Shetlands next year and I'll be likely to make the tour of the isles by kajak, I have been setting up plans already: whatever the weather, though, nothing will prevent me from stopping by Burrastow House, my refuge from the world.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Janie H asked a question Jun 2017
Monroe, Washington6 contributions1 helpful vote
Are hair dryers provided in the rooms?
Answer from HMC633
Needham, Massachusetts58 contributions47 helpful votes
I think so but we didn't use it. To make sure you should email the owner.
GandA77 asked a question Jul 2016
Virginia95 contributions39 helpful votes
Is there wifi?
GandA77 asked a question Jul 2016
Virginia95 contributions39 helpful votes
Is there wifi?
Answer from Adam M
155 contributions90 helpful votes
yes but only in one lounge
Simon w wrote a tip Jun 2023
York, United Kingdom3 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Difficult to get to, but worth it. This is a place out of the ordinary and you need to be ready for its isolation and wildness."
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Marianne C wrote a tip Jun 2023
21 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It's off the beaten path but there are so many wonderful hikes on the west coast of Shetland. That's what makes this a great location. "
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4Elmsman wrote a tip May 2023
Four Elms, United Kingdom550 contributions308 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Laird's Room was great"
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805Andrew wrote a tip Nov 2021
Isle of Man, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The Laird's Room has spectacular views across the bay"
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K N wrote a tip Aug 2019
Sandhurst, United Kingdom49 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Laird’s room has great views"
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What are some of the property amenities at Burrastow House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Burrastow House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Burrastow House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.