Spiggie Guest House location picturesque quite crofting countryside. Close RSPB reserve Spiggie Loch (Otters, wildfowl, boats), Spiggie Beach (seals, Orca's), St Ninian's (tombolos). Country Scottish Bar, real ale, restaurant, Home cooking.
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Spiggie Guest House is a small family run country house in the south mainland of the Islands. Very quite area ideal for families, birdwatchers, fishing, and those who enjoy walking, cycling. Scousbrugh sands is one of Shetlands finest beaches and is 10 minutes walk away as is Spiggie Beach one of the most photographed sites in Shetland. Only 20 minutes by car from the capital Lerwick but feels very remote. ideal place to unwind and to set up base to see the rest of Shetland. Amazing sunsets overlooking the Isle of Foula. Small Scotish bar, restaurant
Shetland Guest House & Shetland Holidays
The Spiggie Guest House (formerly the Spiggie Hotel and Lodge) offers guests an opportunity to stay in one of the finest guest houses in all of Shetland. The Spiggie Guest House operates throughout the year although we have restricted opening in low season. We also have self-catering options which are available for short term, weekly and longer lets most of the year. See Air B&B for further details of the Self-Catering options.
Overlooking the stunning and tranquil RSPB nature reserve at Spiggie Loch, the Spiggie Guest House is a small yet perfectly formed Shetland guest house, offering excellence in location, dining and accommodation for every guest who stays there.
The Spiggie Guest House is nestled in enchanting countryside, making it the ideal location for anyone looking for picturesque Shetland Holidays.
The Spiggie has a rich history of over 140 years of trading, making it the ideal location for anyone who dreams of a little more character on their Shetland holidays.
Visitors have long been enchanted by the stark and beautiful scenery of the Shetland isles and for guests looking to enjoy this stunning environment, the Spiggie Guest House , boasting what one guest described as one of the best views in the world.
The Spiggie Guest House offers the perfect location for guests wishing to visit nearby Mousa, Scatness, Jarlshof or even just amble down to one of the many stunning sandy beaches, just a stone's throw away from our fantastic location.
The Spiggie Guest House also offers upmost levels of convenience for anyone requiring access to Sumburgh Airport, making the Spiggie the ideal option for visitors on business or on holiday.
Book your stay today to sample wonderful home cooked food made with the very best of fresh local produce and unwind in one of the many fabulous guest rooms available.
The Spiggie Guest House (formerly the Spiggie Hotel) is a small privately owned country inn with six en-suite rooms and two fully fitted self-catering apartments. Owners Chris and Missa Lee purchased the Spiggie in November 2017 and look forward to welcoming their guests to one of Shetland's longest serving hospitality establishments with over 140 years of history.
Whether you are a business traveller or on holiday, we at the Spiggie Guest House aim to make your stay as memorable as possible. We have a cosy bar with welcoming leather sofas and a real fire. We serve real ales including some from the local Lerwick and Valhalla Breweries and are currently listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide.
Around Us - Close Attractions
The Spiggie (name of old Norse river called Spikk(a) is situated in a unique location in the South Mainland, above and overlooking the RSPB nature reserve at Spiggie Loch. It sits in unspoilt countryside in what is claimed to be “the Garden of Shetland” with its wide sweep of coast and hinterland from the lofty Fitful Head in the south to St. Ninian’s Isle and the coastline to the North. The lonely but majestic Isle of Foula dominates the view to the west. Scousburgh Sands with its gleaming white sand and Spiggie beach both with crystal-clear seawater are ideal for fishing, picnics or just relaxing. Both are within five minutes walk. After an enjoyable day exploring the archaeological sites, watching the otters at play, fishing for trout, picnicking on the beach, why not relax in our informal bar or treat yourself in our dining room. Whatever your tastes, enjoy the food and watch the sun set with what one visitor described as “one of the best views in the world.”
Within short driving distance are the following attractions:
Shetland Croft House Museum
Sumburgh Head Visitors Centre
Jarlshoff Iron Age Settlement
Scatness Bronze Age Archealogical site
Hoswick Visitors Centre and adjancent Woollen Mill
Numerous Craft Trail centres with hand spun and hand knitted jumpers
We are approximately a 10 min drive to Sumburgh Airport and 25 mins away from the capital town of Lerwick
The Spiggie which is currently a Licensed Guest House has been trading since it was built in the turn of the twentieth century. The Henderson family who located to Spiggie in the 1870's traded as local merchants and built two hotels (The Spiggie Hotel and Henderson’s Hotel) adjacent to each other and brother’s Robert and Thomas Henderson were their first proprietors. The Henderson’s hotel has been a private dwelling for several years butb has also been used for additional accommodation.
The building to the right-hand side of the Guest House was the Henderson’s shop and the family also lived there. In later years this building became accommodation for the numerous chamber maids that came from the surrounding area and even from Lerwick as late as the 1970’s. It also used to be let as holiday apartments (The Spiggie Flats)with many Shetland school children coming down to Spiggie for summer holidays.
In its very early days, the Spiggie Guest House attracted wealthy visitors from mainland UK and Europe. They would travel here by ‘Steamer’ from Leith and disembark at the Spiggie Beach. During the great depression of the 1930’s the Henderson’s had to sell some of their assets and moved away from Shetland. The hotel was then taken over by a previously frequent visitor from Glasgow. A local family managed the hotel on his behalf and over a period of time purchased the hotel from him. The Burgess family ran the hotel until the early 1980‘s. After a period of lying empty for a few years, the hotel was substantially refurbished by a family returning to Shetland in the 1990’s and had been operating all year round since that time.
The Spiggie now enters a new phase of trading as a Licensed Guest Houses however, with its history of almost 140 years, the Spiggie Guest House strives to provide its guests with memorable experiences that they are happy to share and re-live with others. We hope you might be one of them.
|Double Room||£130 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
|Family Room||£140 Per person per night (all inclusive)|
|Single Room||£70 Per person per night (all inclusive)|
|Twin Room||£120 Per room per night (breakfast inc.)|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.