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SKARF, The Decca : Self Catering Shetland

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
1 night minimum 
Holiday Rental House
SKARF 3 Bedroom House - 2 Double Rooms & 1 Twin Room - Sleeps 6 Three Star Rated. Spacious 3 bedroom house with a shower room and family bathroom, two bedrooms are on the 1st floor. Private parking within garden grounds. On the edge of Lerwick, 5 minutes drive to town centre, 20 minutes walk to town amenities. Car recommended Autumn - Spring!
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Doubles2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Steve Henry (Property Manager Self Catering Shetland)
Hosting since November 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (57)
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Global538223
Global538223
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Another wonderful stay at Decca!
Very well equipped to a high standard, sparkling clean, rural location but a fairly short walk to town, lovely welcome pack, very peaceful, excellent hosts. Can't recommend it highly enough. This was our fourth or fifth stay at Decca, and it was better than ever! We'll be back next year no doubt.
Visited July 2019
Written 15 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Steve-Shetland
Steve-Shetland
Thank you for your lovely review, its was great to have you all back to stay again. We look forward to having you stay again in the future. Gillian & Steve
Written 17 July 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

happytraveller643
happytraveller643
East Midlands, United Kingdom12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommended apartment
Convenient location just out of town. Very clean and well appointed property which had everything you could think of. The owners made sure they met us and showed us round, giving very welcome advice on where to find the things we were looking for. The property was cosy and welcoming and we would definitely return.
Visited June 2019
Written 13 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Steve-Shetland
Steve-Shetland
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and we would be delighted to have you return to stay again - in which case, remember our 10% loyalty discount if you return within 3 years ;-)
Written 17 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

b0rdertart
b0rdertart
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Made to measure for friends to share
Six of us rented Skarf and Grey Gos properties so that we could each have a bedroom. There was room for us all to sit in either kitchen for meals, and either living room to relax. The kitchens were well equipped so we could easily cook at home some nights, and two bathrooms per cottage made for comfortable ablutions! These adjacent cottages formed an ideal base for us to explore by car or to walk down into Lerwick. Steve and Gillian were helpful and welcoming from my first enquiry to the very minute of our departure. We couldn’t have asked for more!
Visited May 2019
Written 2 June 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Steve-Shetland
Steve-Shetland
Thank you :-) We are glad it all worked out well for your group between the 2 houses....it was great having you to stay, maybe we shall see you all again sometime - Gillian & Steve
Written 17 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dianne R
Dianne R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Short stay
We arrived in Shetland to a wonderful friendly greeting. The owner was helpful and pleasant. My only regret is that we had such a short visit there. Thanks for all your help, we hope to return for a longer visit next time.
Visited March 2019
Written 21 April 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Steve-Shetland
Steve-Shetland
Ah Yes Hopefully you shall come and stay again - the main comment we get from 'short break' guests is that they didnt realise how much there was to see! So indeed a return trip might just be the thing ;-)
Written 17 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ambassador814707
Ambassador814707
Brive-la-Gaillarde, France7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful 3 bedroom accommodation.
We stayed in the 3bedroom house Skarf at the Decca in Lerwick. We were there for our sons wedding at the Town Hall and Gulberwick Hall. The family booked 6 of the apartments and we had a wonderful time. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, comfortable , with all the appliances needed for a great stay. We loved the stunning Shetland scenery, puffins were a first with us and we fell in love with them. Gillian and Stephen were excellent hosts and we recommend Skarf and the Decca as a great place to stay.
Visited July 2018
Written 13 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Steve-Shetland
Steve-Shetland
Thank you for your kind reveiw, we really enjoyed having you all to stay for your sons wedding too, and glad that The Decca proved to be a great way to be together, yet in your own space. Gillian & Steve
Written 17 September 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joannebuchan
Joannebuchan
Somerset, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great for disabled traveller
We stayed in the Skarf accommodation which was great for a wheelchair and full amenities for the disabled traveller. The standard of this house was 5:5 and Gillian and Louise are great hosts. It’s about 40 mins from the airport and the views on the way and once there are stunning. I would not hesitate returning there. Having Lerwick on your doorstep made it easy for shopping as there is a good selection for grocery and access to a decent coffee shop!
Visited May 2018
Written 28 May 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Steve-Shetland
Steve-Shetland
Thank You Joanne for taking time to review us. We always appreciate it. We look forward to hosting your team again in the future. Stacey"
Written 30 May 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

gordongunnfraser
gordongunnfraser
Inverness, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The 30 fiddle and accordion festival
Location very close to Lerwick ,very clean comfortable and warm. Also the owner very friendly and help full. Have been going back for the last six years Anne Fraser
Visited October 2017
Written 3 January 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Steve-Shetland
Steve-Shetland
Thank You Anne - we enjoy having you to stay with us each year - can't believe where time goes! Happy New Year to you and yours, Gillian & Steve :-)
Written 3 January 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Roger M
Roger M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great facilities and ideally placed for a visit to Shetland
The Decca appartments are located a short 5 minutes drive out of Lerwick. They were exceptionally well presented and we were greeted on arrival by Steve who made sure everything in the accommodation was to our liking. It most certainly was ! Steve also provided a personalised update of where to eat, what to see and where to get current information about what was on during the week of our stay. Decca's location made it ideal for exploring the length and breadth of Shetland - and the backpack provided by Steve containing maps, thermos flask and sandwich boxes was perfect !
Visited June 2017
Written 27 June 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Steve-Shetland
Steve-Shetland
Thank You Roger and Sarah, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and your visit to Shetland. It was great to meet you all. Remember your 10% Loyalty Discount if you book direct and return by June '20 ;-) Gillian & Steve :-)
Written 27 June 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tubbylight
Tubbylight
Acle, United Kingdom7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ideal base for a group of friends to stay
We booked two apartments for a group of 8 friends. The apartments were very comfortable, clean and well-equipped, and provided a great base for us to visit Lerwick and the islands of Shetland. The owners were very helpful, and keen to ensure that we had everything we needed. We would definitely consider staying there again, we had a fantastic holiday!
Visited May 2017
Written 20 May 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Steve-Shetland
Steve-Shetland
Thank you Rob for taking time to give us this kind review - we are glad you allanaged tonsee most of the islands- it was a shame about Fair Isle - next time - Gillian & Steve :-)
Written 25 May 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

lewiswarlow
lewiswarlow
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Exceeded all expectations
Stayed for a couple of nights with my girlfriend and had a wonderful time. It was honestly perfect in every way. Very reasonable price, spotlessly clean, warm and cosy and a very well equipped kitchen. Amazing views of the night sky and great walks nearby. Extra little touches like the complementary beer and biscuits and the walking rucksack were much appreciated. The hosts went beyond the call of duty at every stage; even picking us up from the Ferry terminal and posting my woolly hat back to me for free. I can't recommend them to friends and family fast enough. We'll definitely be back.
Visited November 2016
Written 19 December 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Steve-Shetland
Steve-Shetland
Hi Lewis, Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad that you both enjoyed your stay with us....and indeed that you are reunited with your 'Toorie Kep' (Shetland for Wooly hat ;-) ). Hopefully we shall see you again, Gillian & Steve
Written 9 January 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Parking
  • Parking available

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Getting there
Sumburgh Airport
19.8 mi

Lerwick-Tingwall Airport
2.8 mi
Restaurants
No 88 Kitchen and Bar
1.5 mi

Fjara Cafe Bar
1.4 mi

The Dowry
1.5 mi

Peerie Shop Cafe
1.5 mi
Attractions
Shetland Museum and Archives
1.2 miSpeciality Museums

Scalloway Museum
3.6 miSpeciality Museums

Hauteville House
1.5 miHistoric Sites

Clickimin Broch
1.2 miBodies of Water
About the neighbourhood
8 Quality apartments on edge of Lerwick.
Access
Car advised

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about SKARF, The Decca : Self Catering Shetland

SKARF, The Decca : Self Catering Shetland is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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