Modern cottage and traditional croft house on a working croft, in the heart of the community of Bardister.
Askalong Cottage is a modern style self-catering chalet situated on the working croft of Midfield just a short walk or drive from Ollaberry on the North Mainland of Shetland. With a three star rating from VisitScotland Askalong Cottage offers all visitors a very good standard of self-catering accomodation. Sleeping up to five people and well equipped with all mod cons you will be sure to have everything that you need during your stay.
Guests are assured of a warm Shetland welcome and a comfortable stay.
Askalong is situated just a little distance from Midfield Croft House in a secluded spot with a private garden area and from the cottage you can enjoy the stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding countryside.
The property sleeps up to five people in three bedrooms two doubles and one single. The property has two bathrooms a spacious lounge and dining area and a fully equipped modern kitchen. The cottage is all on one level. Fresh bedding and towels are provided. There is plenty of parking spaces outside the cottage enough for 2-3 vehicles. A shed is available for guests for storing bikes and any outdoor gear. Free unlimited WIFI also provided.
You will find lots of Books, Maps and visitor guides about the Northmavine area and Shetland in the cottage and Bruce and Jean your hosts are more than happy to help with anything at all you might need during your stay.
For younger children a cot, a high chair and push chair are also available.
Getting to Shetland
Are we there yet? Not quite keep heading north.
From Sumburgh Airport in the south of mainland Shetland Askalong Cottage is about an hour and half drive and from Lerwick will take about 60 minutes. Well worth the journey as the drive takes you through some of the stunning scenery on Shetland. You won’t be disappointed and will see lots on the way.
Things to see and do.
You certainly won’t be short of things to see and things to do during your stay at Askalong. Below is some local information and also some of our favourites.
North Mainland Shetland
Northmavine. Askalong is in an area known as Northmavine. You might be forgiven for thinking that Northmavine is an Island it is almost but not quite. Northmavine is the area to the North of Shetland and is joined to the Mainland at Mavis Grind where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea. Lots to see and do here. Find out more here www.shetland.org/plan/areas/north-mainland or with the following link http://www.northmavine.com/node/1052 for activities.
Walking in Northmavine.
Northmavine has some of the most spectacular scenery to be found in Shetland and some of the best coastal walking. Ronas Hill in Northmavine is Shetland's highest peak measuring 1475ft 450m. An abundance of wildlife is found here.
The Fethaland circular walk is one of our favourites see the route with this link. http://www.shetland.org/things/outdoor/walking/fethaland-circular
And find out more about walking and other activities in Shetland with the following handy link. http://www.shetland.org/things/outdoor/walking
Other Things to see and do.
Northmavine Charters offer Fishing trips for groups or individuals. https://www.facebook.com/Northmavine-charters-224112024305824/
Site of the ‘Gunnister Man’ https://www.shetlandmuseumandarchives.org.uk/site/assets/files/1483/gunnisterman_leaflet.pdf
Oily Muggie craft and gift shop https://www.facebook.com/OilyMuggie/
Back Sands Ollaberry https://www.shetlandamenity.org/back-sand
Eshaness Lighthouse, black volcanic cliffs & viewpoints https://www.shetland-heritage.co.uk/eshaness
Breiwick café http://www.eshaness.moonfruit.com/
Tangwick Haa, 18th century manor house, small museum. http://www.tangwickhaa.org.uk/
North Roe and Da Nort Trow Community Gairden’ http://www.shetlandvisitor.com/north-mainland
Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary https://www.facebook.com/HillswickWildlifeSanctuary/
Some would say a day out of Northmavine is a day wasted but there is also lots to do further afield in Shetland find out more here. http://www.shetland.org/
The Islands of Yell, Fetlar and Unst are also a short day trip away and well worth a visit.
www.visitscotland.co.uk Scottish tourist board web site
www.northlinkferries.co.uk Main ferry operator Aberdeen-Shetland
www.loganair.co.uk : Flights from Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh.
www.northmavine.com Website for the north mainland of Shetland
www.shetlandgeology.com Geology tours around Shetland
www.underwatershetland.com Boat trips including round Bressay and Noss
www.shetland-museum.org.uk Shetland museum in Lerwick
www.shetlandtimes.co.uk Website of the Shetland Times
www.shetland.org Local tourism website.
www.mousa.co.uk Trips from Sandwick to Mousa.
www.nature-shetland.co.uk Holidays with a focus on wildlife in
www.hombru.co.uk A well-known Shetland folk band.
www.starrentacar.co.uk Car hire company.
Shetland Orca Sightings Recent updates on whale sightings.
Nature in Shetland Great Shetland Wildlife Website.
Please feel free to contact us either through the enquiry form or using the details below. If you have any questions we would be very happy to try to answer them.
Mr and Mrs B. Stephen
Tel: +44 01806 544277
|Askalong||£350 Per unit per week|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.