Garths Self Catering

Aith, Bixter, Shetland ZE2 9ND
Contact Name: Christine Georgeson
Tel: +44 (0)1595 810621 or +44 (0)7842 989866

Internet Access - Yes No SmokingPets Welcome - Yes Cot Available - Yes Tea/Coffee Facilities - Yes
Sleeps 6

Garths Cottage is a traditional Shetland croft house which has been refurbished to a high standard. The dog-friendly cottage comprises 2 double rooms and 1 twin, underfloor heating, spacious garden/drying green and private car parking. Situated in a peaceful area which is ideal for families, cycling, spotting wildlife and uninterrupted hill and sea views. Coastal walks on the doorstep and trout fishing lochs nearby. The local shop, marina and leisure centre with a swimming pool, fitness suite and sauna, just ¾ of a mile away.

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Establishment Overview

Garths Self Catering cottage is located centrally on the West Mainland of Shetland in the peaceful village of Aith. A traditional Shetland crofthouse, based 0.5 mile in the quiet Vementry road, has recently been renovated to a high standard, boasting underfloor heating to ensure a warm and cosy place to stay whilst you explore our beautiful islands.

Just a 10-minute walk to the local shop, leisure centre with sauna, and church, and only five minutes away from the ever popular "Michaelswood" where you can stroll through the small woodland or enjoy a relaxing family picnic.

Fishing enthusiasts can book day trips from the local marina which is also only 10 minutes away and, for anyone wishing to spend a day in Lerwick town centre, a local bus leaves each morning returning to Aith at 6pm.

The cottage itself is just two minutes from the coastline which makes it a spectacular place to watch otters and seals play on the nearby beach. Should you prefer a spot of birdwatching there are endless coastal walks and footpaths, some of which lead you to some of Shetland's best freshwater lochs where trout fishing is very popular with visitors and locals alike.

The cottage sleeps up to six people, and comprises one double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and living room on ground level and one double and one twin room upstairs. The house is fully furnished and offers a welcome pack which includes fresh local milk, eggs and biscuits along with tea, coffee and toilet roll.

Washing machine, freeview TV, hairdryer, towels and bedding are included in the price and a high chair and cot are available on request.  Sorry no smoking or pets are allowed. 


Cottage Rates start at: £450 per week


From Sumburgh or Lerwick, follow the main road north then turn left at Tingwall to the west mainland Sandness/Walls/Aith roads. When you reach Bixter turn right and follow the road to Aith and take the left turn into Vementry. Drive half a mile in the road and you will find the cottage situated on the right hand side, overlooking the sea.

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