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Roadside Cottage, Leebitton, Sandwick, Shetland Islands

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
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The cottage has a three star rating and sleeps four people. The cottage is a stone's throw from the sea and in an excellent spot for viewing seals, otters and seabirds. It is in Leebitton, Sandwick which is twelve miles from Lerwick. Car parking is right outside the front door. The shop/bakery/post office is around ¾ of a mile away. News of local events are posted on the shop door. Nearby is Sandwick’s modern swimming pool including steam room. A short walk takes you to the village of Hoswick where you can call along the Warp and Weft Visitor Centre to view the knitwear and local crafts before relaxing in the cafe over a cup of tea or a bowl of soup after your swim. When at Leebitton it is a must to organise a trip to the Island of Mousa (opposite the cottage) to see the world’s largest ...The cottage has a three star rating and sleeps four people. The cottage is a stone's throw from the sea and in an excellent spot for viewing seals, otters and seabirds. It is in Leebitton, Sandwick which is twelve miles from Lerwick. Car parking is right outside the front door. The shop/bakery/post office is around ¾ of a mile away. News of local events are posted on the shop door. Nearby is Sandwick’s modern swimming pool including steam room. A short walk takes you to the village of Hoswick where you can call along the Warp and Weft Visitor Centre to view the knitwear and local crafts before relaxing in the cafe over a cup of tea or a bowl of soup after your swim. When at Leebitton it is a must to organise a trip to the Island of Mousa (opposite the cottage) to see the world’s largest and best preserved pictish broch. Also there is a seal colony at the south of the isle, where the seals can be observed closely. A Couple of our Guests' Comments “What a delightful cottage! Everything neat, attractive & comfortable. Views from every room and the special magic of sitting up in bed to watch the sea only 70 feet away. Crockery etc. nice and everything works well. Seals for neighbours can’t be bad!” - Alison R Noyes, London “We have had a wonderful week – the cottage was warm and welcoming and we really appreciated the delicious shortbread and the Shetland music CDs. The walk to Noness is beautiful and we sat for hours at the broch – a good place for porpoise and seal watching. We had a very good view of the otter by the pier one evening” - Brian and Fiona Golding SouthamptonMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Cottage is very nice and comfortable, with a well equipped galley kitchen. Double bedroom is a little small, but we used the spacious bunk bed room for clothes storage. From the front door you can see gannets and terns diving, and skuas trying to steal...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Trevor Patrick L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

My family really enjoyed our stay at the Roadside Cottage. The location is picture perfect and really convenient for travelling around Shetland. Everything you need is provided, even great coffee! You have seals, otters and porpoises, what more do you need? :-) Margaret kept in...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Lelleys
Management response:Responded 9 August 2018

Thank you for your kind review and glad you enjoyed your stay in Roadside Cottage. Good to know that you received your clothes at Ferry check in. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope we will see you again some time. Best Wishes...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Where else can you pull back the curtains and watch seals and gannets from your bed? This tiny cottage has to have one of the best locations in the uk. Everything seems to be ingeniously provided. The owners can't do enough for you and the...More

Date of stay: July 2017
4  Thank Stephen O
Management response:Responded 21 August 2017

Many thanks Stephen for your kind review and we will look forward to welcoming you next year.

Reviewed 18 June 2017

Couldn't have asked for a nicer place to stay, The cottage is small but very comfortable and well equipped. The only thing missing as far as we were concerned was a filter coffee machine - we love our coffee! if we return to Shetland we...More

Date of stay: May 2017
3  Thank Visitexperience
Management response:Responded 21 June 2017

Thankyou for your lovely review.We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and got to see the local wildlife and all that Shetland has to offer. I am sorry for the lack of a filter coffee maker but there is now one in place.It is...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is a stone's throw from the sea and in an excellent spot for viewing seals, otters and seabirds. It is in Leebitton, Sandwick which is twelve miles from Lerwick. Car parking is right outside the front door. The shop/bakery/post office is around ¾ of a mile away. News of local events are posted on the shop door. Nearby is Sandwick’s modern swimming pool including steam room. A short walk takes you to the village of Hoswick where you can call along the Warp and Weft Visitor Centre to view the knitwear and local crafts before relaxing in the cafe over a cup of tea or a bowl of soup after your swim.
Getting around
If you want to see the best of Shetland, you’ll need a car. There are high quality roads in Shetland and regular inter-island ferries to the isles of Bressay, Whalsay, Yell, Unst and Fetlar. If you need to hire a car, the local firms are: Bolts Car Hire and Star Rent-a-Car Information on Taxi operators and timetables for ferries, buses and inter-island flights are available on the ZETTRANS website. There are many boat tour operators as you get a spectacular view of the scenery and wildlife from the water.
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