Belmont House - Unst

Self Catering

Unst, Shetland, Shetland Islands, ZE2 9DW

    Welcome to Belmont House - Unst

    Belmont House is a beautifully restored and perfectly proportioned Georgian mansion overlooking Bluemull Sound - the strait of water that runs between Yell and Unst.  This fabulous example of fine 18th-century architecture has been rescued from a near-ruinous state, and now offers accommodation that is both comfortable and cosy amid splendid surroundings.  Built by Thomas Mouat in 1775, the house has all the design features expected in the grandest buildings of its period - symmetrical frontage, quadrant walls, advanced pavilions and policies running down to the sea.  There is nothing else like it in the Northern Isles.

    Sleeps 8.  Set over three storeys, the accommodation comprises: an entrance porch and arched hallway on the ground floor, which lead on to a hand-built kitchen with an excellent range and granite-topped wooden units.  There is an impressive dining room and a family room (with sofa bed) while a large shower room with WC sit at the back of the house.  The first floor has a magnificent drawing room with windows to three sides, while Thomas Mouat's writing room with its tall Venetian windows overlooks the sea and islands beyond.  There are also two bedrooms on the first floor (one double, one twin).  The top floor has two beautiful bathrooms, each with hand-held shower, along with another twin room and family room consisting of twin beds with two additional hand-built box beds (suitable for children only).

    A large child-friendly garden runs from the front of the house down to Bluemull Sound and the pier at Belmont, where the ferry from Yell docks.  One of the pavillions at the side of the house contains a laundry.

    Local lamb, shellfish and beef can be ordered, and there is also a Farmer's Market once a fortnight in Unst during summer.  There is mobile reception (Vodaphone) and broadband at the property.



    4 Self Catering
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    2013/14 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Belmont House
    £800.00 per unit per week

    Short breaks also available from £450

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available


    • Iron Available

    Public Transport Directions

    Unst is a very accessible island.  Smooth, modern roads and frequent vehicle ferries link the Shetland mainland to Unst via the neighbouring island of Yell.  The ferries are very busy in summer.  If travelling by car it is advisable to book by phoning the ferry office, 01957 722259.  Loganair (part of the Flybe group) fly from Aberdeen, Belfast, Guernsey, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds/Bradford, Kirkwall, London (Gatwick), Manchester, Manston (Kent), Newquay, Norwich, Southampton and Stornoway to Samburgh airport on the southern tip of mainland Shetland.

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