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Bordanoost Lodge - high quality accommodation on the fascinating island of Unst.

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A stones throw from Viking Unst.  A replica Viking house and longship. Just climb on board!
All our bedrooms have ensuite facilities and views of the hills or sea.
Another stunning beach to visit.
1 of 9A stones throw from Viking Unst. A replica Viking house and longship. Just climb on board!
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3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
6 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Bordanoost Lodge provides an excellent base for exploring the fascinating island of Unst. Measuring approximately 12 miles long by 5 miles wide, Unst has a population of around 600, who in spite of the island’s small size and remote location, enjoy an excellent range of amenities, including a leisure centre with indoor pool and medical centre which are mainly based in Baltasound the main settlement which is a couple of miles to the south. The accommodation is set over looking Haroldswick bay with superb views. It is set on the side of a pebble beach with abundant birdlife, otters and seals that can be observed from the house's windows, the expansive walled garden and sun lounge. The accommodation provides an ideal base for walking, cycling, fishing, observing wildlife and investigating t...Bordanoost Lodge provides an excellent base for exploring the fascinating island of Unst. Measuring approximately 12 miles long by 5 miles wide, Unst has a population of around 600, who in spite of the island’s small size and remote location, enjoy an excellent range of amenities, including a leisure centre with indoor pool and medical centre which are mainly based in Baltasound the main settlement which is a couple of miles to the south. The accommodation is set over looking Haroldswick bay with superb views. It is set on the side of a pebble beach with abundant birdlife, otters and seals that can be observed from the house's windows, the expansive walled garden and sun lounge. The accommodation provides an ideal base for walking, cycling, fishing, observing wildlife and investigating the rich and diverse history of the island of Unst including remains of Viking settlements, a ruined castle and fishing lochs. Locals even talk of a Viking King being buried under the grounds of the house!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
We would hope that all our visitors will respect our property and look after it as if it were their own. We would request that at least one person in the party is over 21 years of age. Pets are welcome however we would ask a holding payment of £100 additional cleaning deposit if the need to clean the house is required. You may wish to clean up after them yourselves using our vacuum cleaner and cleaning products. If you do so please empty this before leaving. Pets are not allowed upstairs.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 3 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Paula M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:89%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2017
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Reviewed 30 June 2021

We spent a week at Bordanoost having spotted it on a previous visit to Unst so we knew exactly where the cottage was before booking it. The property is well appointed and in an idyllic location overlooking Haroldswick Bay. We spent many an hour in...More

Date of stay: June 2021
Thank WelshGourmet
Reviewed 5 March 2020

We absolutely loved staying at Bordanoost. The property is lovely and has everything you need. An excellent location for exploring Unst. Paula and Allan were generous and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We had a perfect week and will definitely return one day. Thankyou...More

Date of stay: February 2020
1  Thank Cruiser63614945181
Reviewed 22 November 2019

Visited Bordanoost for 1 week in October, fantastic location to use as a base to visit Unst and the surrounding islands. Clean and comfortable B&B with good home cooked breakfasts and evening meals available upon request. Fantastic hosts Allan and Paula very welcoming and knowledgable....More

Date of stay: October 2019
1  Thank R2498SBandrews
Reviewed 22 November 2019

Another wonderful visit to Bordanoost that ticked off yet another one of my all time wish list. We saw Orcas!!! Their dorsal fins standing proud of the choppy waters looked magnificent. If that wasn’t enough later in the week we saw two humpbacked whales from...More

Date of stay: November 2019
1  Thank marielouisewarren
Reviewed 6 October 2019

Great accommodation in an ideal location with wonderful views over Haroldswick bay. A good base from which the whole of Unst can easily be explored.

Date of stay: October 2019
1  Thank davidsEngland
Management response:Responded 2 November 2019

Many thanks for your review after your recent stay. As always it was lovely to have you stay and enjoy the Island. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 June 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: May 2019
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We stayed here before the renovation took place, but can honestly say that it is a great house in a great location. Looking out over the bay in the morning, whether from the upstairs bedroom window or through the glazed sun lounge, is a great...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank HarryZ439
Reviewed 12 July 2018

What a wonderful spot this is!As soon as you step onto the front lawn it’s absolute ‘calm’ There is a beach at the bottom of the garden with stunning views of the sea with lots of wild life....otters,seals and if you’re really lucky killer whales...More

Date of stay: May 2018
3  Thank peteeun
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Our first visit to Unst, indeed Shetland, keen to walk the cliffs and experience the seabirds. Very impressed by the nearby Unst Heritage Centre and the geology presentations - Unst is very unusual and complex. The house was an ideal place to stay.

Date of stay: June 2018
3  Thank John T
Reviewed 13 May 2018

The house is large and comfortable, with a big modern kitchen, three ensuite bedrooms, comfortable beds, and a log-burning fireplace (though it would be helpful to know before arrival that guests are expected to bring their own logs). The views are splendid, looking right out...More

Date of stay: May 2018
5  Thank HH16
Management response:Responded 4 July 2018

Hi John, Many thanks for your feedback. The crockery, glasses , plates , bowls etc have all been doubled in number so no more over use of the dishwasher. The dining table location is a tricky one to address and very much a personal preference....More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Internet Access
Parking
Private Garden
Wi-Fi
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About the neighbourhood
Unst is the most northernly island in Britain. It is thought to be the first foot-fall of Vikings in the North Atlantic. There are the remains of at least 60 longhouses, the highest density of rural Viking sites anywhere, including Scandinavia. Haroldswick, like all of Shetland, is rich in the remains of our past. Guests who are interested in the heritage of the area can explore our own ice house. Our Viking enthusiasts can walk a few hundred yards from Bordanoost to visit The Skidbladner (replica Gokstad ship), and the Viking Longhouse reconstruction. Both provide a focal point for visitors and residents from which they can explore Unst’s Viking heritage. Local museums, Victoria's tea room and the local shop are a short distance away.
Getting around
Directions To reach the property drive to Haroldswick at the north end of Unst. As you drive over the hill with Haroldswick Bay on your right hand side you will see Bordanoost directly infront of you. Take the first turning to the village and follow the road along the shore; ‘Bordanoost’ is the first house on the left, with access off the road signposted for the Heritage Centre. If you wish we can arrange a complimentary car for you to use during your stay. Just email us and we will let you know availability.
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