Belmont House is a classical Georgian house in Unst, Shetland, providing the perfect venue for self-catering holidays, weddings, honeymoons and events. Located on the UK’s mort northerly island, this stylish and immaculately restored house boasts accommodation that sleeps up to 12, and an ideal base for exploring Unst, Yell, Fetlar, and the rest of Shetland.
Built in 1775 by Thomas Mouat and immaculately restored, this elegant house is situated in beautiful grounds. Relax in the lush green gardens and listen to birds, while the waves roll in and out on the beach below. It’s one of the most peaceful places imaginable.
The house itself provides fully equipped self-catering accommodation with five bedrooms and plenty of other communal rooms to relax in.
Make the most of the magnificent first floor drawing room or be inspired in Mouat’s writing room with its Venetian windows looking over the sea to Yell. Cook a feast in the fully equipped kitchen or explore the pavilions in the landscaped gardens – all after a day exploring the majestic scenery, wildlife and Viking heritage on your doorstep.
Come to Stay at Belmont House
Rated 5 star ‘Excellent’ on Trip Advisor and 4 star by the National Trust for Scotland Holidays, Belmont House truly is the ideal venue for groups of family and friends, looking for accommodation in Unst. It’s calming, tranquil and immersed in nature.
Rates are from just £25 per person per night (based on a short break with 10 sharing), so why not head north and discover all that Belmont has to offer.
Guests at Belmont House can make use of the following facilities, included in our service:
- Wi-fi broadband connection
- Electric cooker
- Central heating
- Cot, highchair and stairgate available
- CD Player
- Shared bathrooms
- DVD Player
All bed linen is provided, as well as a hand towel and bath towel per person. Tea towels and bathmats are also provided. Cots and cot bedding are available on request.
Visitors renting the house have exclusive use of the house forecourt and back garden areas. Please note the three walled areas outwith the forecourt are community gardens and open to the public.
Please note that as Belmont is a working farm it is not possible to bring dogs or other animals.
We are always delighted when people get in touch about the house, and receive regular requests for tours. We have an annual House and Garden Open Day with bookable tours, where you can explore the house and hear about its history. This will be in August 2019, and is completely free of charge. This is advertised in the local weekly newspaper, 'The Shetland Times', and in local shops. You can also see any opening days or events on our Facebook page.
If you would like to see the house on another occasion, we charge a £25 flat fee which is refundable against a booking. Access is subject to the agreement of any guests staying in the house at the time and the availability of our manager or volunteers to show you around. If you are interested in visiting please contact us.
The walled gardens to the front of the house are open to the public at all times.
The gardens are a wonderful place for both children and adults, with stone sculptures, an Ottoman summerhouse and lots of sheltered spots to explore.
We have garden benches to sit during the summer months. The forecourt to the front of the house is for the exclusive use of guests staying in the house.