North Booth

Westing, Uyeasound, Unst, Shetland ZE2 9DW
Contact Name: Ruth McPherson
Tel: +44 (0)1343 860227

No SmokingPets Welcome - Yes Tea/Coffee Facilities - Yes Hairdryer Available - Yes
Sleeps 4

Adjacent to beach - Surrounded by sheltered garden - Open fire - Peats provided - Ideal for walking, fishing or watching birds, otters and fabulous sunsets

  • Seaside location with sheltered walled gardenSeaside location with sheltered walled garden
  • Aurora Borealis over North BoothAurora Borealis over North Booth
  • Sunset and garden at North BoothSunset and garden at North Booth
  • Coastal walking from North Booth with the poniesCoastal walking from North Booth with the ponies
  • An otter passing by near North BoothAn otter passing by near North Booth
  • Seals, dolphins and whales are seen regularly close to North BoothSeals, dolphins and whales are seen regularly close to North Booth
  • Beautiful Burrafirth Beach is one of many on UnstBeautiful Burrafirth Beach is one of many on Unst
  • Enjoy the spectacle and noise of the gannet colonies close byEnjoy the spectacle and noise of the gannet colonies close by
  • North Booth living roomNorth Booth living room
  • North Booth yellow roomNorth Booth yellow room
  • North Booth pink roomNorth Booth pink room
  • North Booth bathroomNorth Booth bathroom


Establishment Overview

Unst is the most northerly populated island in the British Isles. An island of undulating hills separated by lochs and voes with spectacular cliffs and coastline on the west and sandy beaches on the east. Diverse geology help create varied landscapes and unique habitats with abundant flora and some of Europe’s rarest plants including Norwegian sandwort and Edmonston’s chickweed. The lochs can be fished for brown trout and the water and adjacent grassland provide breeding grounds for great skua, arctic skua, whimbrel, red-throated divers, snipe and golden plover.

The cliffs, which rise to 170 metres in places, are home to many seabirds with thousands of gannets nesting on Hermaness in the north, alongside fulmars, guillemots, razorbills, shags, kittiwakes and of course the colourful puffins. Hermaness overlooks a rocky outcrop on which Britain’s most northerly lighthouse was built in the 19th century – Muckle Flugga, designed by Robert Louis Stevenson’s uncle and visited by the author.

The archaeologist will find plenty to intrigue with many brochs, standing stones, Viking longhouses, a 16th-century castle at Muness and the beautiful ruined Church at Lund beach. During the summer months excavations continue to take place at various sites and visitors are always welcome. In addition, Unst has a rich history and heritage and this can be explored at the island's heritage centre and boat haven in Haroldswick.

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North Booth provides the perfect base to explore this fascinating island. Located on Westing beach and surrounded by its own walled garden overlooking Bluemull Sound, the ideal spot for enjoying wonderful sunsets and watching seals and otters on the beach. Warm and well-appointed with an open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area with fireplace. The cottage sleeps 4 people in one double and one twin-bedded room. Well behaved pets welcome.


Cottage Rates start at: £500 per week (low season)
Cottage Rates start at: £600 per week (high season)



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