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Very good
8 reviews
Peaceful location
Burns Cottage
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Living Room
Foula by plane
Foula Sheep
Foula by ferry
Foula Sheep
Get close to nature
Plenty of puffins
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bedroom 2
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Foula, Shetland Islands, Scotland

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Very good - based on 8 reviews
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PaulG2004
Devon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect wild island”
Reviewed 9 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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Foula is a truly extraordinary place, and Da Burns is an ideal place (and pretty much the only place) to stay while on the island. It's located perfectly in the heart of its own valley, with only one other house in sight - and that almost a mile away. It was always cosy in the lounge, and kitchen facilities were as good for one person as they would have been for a family.
The owners were really accommodating and helpful, and over time everyone on the island was welcoming and friendly - though not always easy to meet, as croft houses tended to be a fair way apart from each other.
Be mindful of the potential transport delays: I was two days later than planned getting the first available flight to the island, and was glad I'd booked a 3-week stay. If you like walking and sheep, ponies and birds, Foula is paradise. Each of the 5 main hills takes between 45 and 75 minutes to walk up (energetically!), and the views and the ever-changing light are incredible. There really are no other islands like Foula. Imagine being the only visitor over a 3-week period, and having no opportunity whatever to spend money the whole time. This means you need to plan carefully and order your food in advance, but that's all part of the adventure. And you can buy souvenirs from Foula Enterprise at the school from 3 - 3.15 every day. Just ask for the 10 year-old sales manager!

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Liked best: The time and space to unwind and reflect; the great location for walks to any part of the island.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 50-64
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Ash S
Wollongong, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Simply amazing!”
Reviewed 19 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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I cannot recommend this highly enough. The house is perfect for anything you may you need to have the ultimate escape. The views are amazing, the walks fantastic and the people are second to none! I cannot thank everyone enough for making our stay a trip if a life time. We will be coming back and we will be spreading the word. If you want to explore or relax its the all you could need.

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Management Response
20 Oct 2015
Thank you for sharing this review of our holiday cottage, we are really happy to hear you enjoyed Foula and had a nice relaxing time "getting away from it all".
Best wishes from Foula.
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GuidoGall...
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Perfectly located and excellent value”
Reviewed 3 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
5
people found this review helpful

Talk about getting away from it all! Huge sea cliffs, amazing wildlife, 360 degree views of the sea - if you climb to the top of The Sneug that is - and a lovely,no frills cottage to come home to. Cook on the aga, have some wine and whisky and look at the beautiful views through the windows.

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Management Response
7 Jun 2015
Thank you for sharing this review of our holiday cottage, we are really happy to hear you enjoyed Foula and had a nice relaxing time "getting away from it all".
Best wishes from Foula.
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