"The Shetland Islands are a jewel in the crown of Britain."
Simon King - BBC Wildlife Present
Our one bedroom self catering accommodation is situated in the small village of Hamnavoe, on the Isle of Burra. Within the village is a small shop and post office and there is a cafeé in the village hall which is run by local volunteers. 

Hamnavoe is situated on the west side of Shetland  on the island of Burra which is connected to the mainland by two bridges ,12 miles from  the main town in Shetland, Lerwick where you can find  various shops, library, museum and cinema.

Driving Directions From Scalloway/Lerwick:

- Follow the B9074 road through the island of Trondra and over then second bridge   - into the island of Burra. ÝApprox 5 milesß

- Once in Burra, follow signs for Hamnavoe.  Once you have reached Hamnavoe, pass the Burra Community Hall on your right and apprimxately 100m after that there will be a turning to your left. ÝSmall Shell Shed on rightß

- Turn left onto this road and proceed up the hill for appromimately 200m.  Coo-Grind is at the top, on the left as far as you can go.

There is a bus service and the timetable is available in the accommodation. There are two supermarkets in Lerwick  outside one of them you can sit on the rocks and watch the many seals sunning themselves. It is not uncommon to see otters strolling over the roundabout at that same area.

Five miles from Hamnavoe is the historic village of Scalloway where there is a newly built museum containing amongst other things a lot of artefacts from the Shetland Bus, when in world war II many Norwegian operatives and civilians were smuggled in and out of Norway using fishing boats, these missions were mostly done in the middle of winter using Scalloway as there UK base.

The walks and view points around Shetland are spectacular and Hamnavoe gives an ideal Central base, driving to the south of Shetland taking 40 minutes and to the north mainland around 45 minutes.

There are the out lying islands connected by a network of RORO Ýroll on roll offß ferries which provide a very reliable comfortable service.Passengers have often observed dolphins and whales while travelling on them. There are angling charters available in four locations which is recognised as some of the best in the world with records being broken yearly, also sight seeing- wildlife tours by boat which are truly amazing but must be pre booked.
"The Shetland Islands are a jewel in the crown of Britain."
Simon King - BBC Wildlife Presenter