The Weaving Shed Studio - a Shetland retreat


Entire rental unit hosted by Iain

  1. 2 guests
  2. Studio
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
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The Weaving Shed Studio is a small, very basic ground-floor apartment next to the glorious Weaving Shed Gallery, a private space which displays the work of the late Jeannette-Therese Obstoj.

Jeannette loved Shetland and the restoration and refurbishment of the then-derelict Weaving Shed was carried out in her memory by the current owner, her partner Geoff.

The studio apartment was designed as a simple retreat for creative writers and artists and is available to individuals and couples.

The space
Situated by the sea on the Hillswick shore, the Weaving Shed Studio is next door to the local community shop, handy for the licensed hotel and bar and a wildlife sanctuary. Note: It's small, there is little natural light, and there is only one sofa bed. However, some of Europe's wildest, most unspoiled coastal scenery is on the doorstep. Otters, seals and whales are often seen. The weather is always entertaining, often extreme.

Please note that the sleeping arrangements are one sofa-bed in the main studio space. Access to the adjoining Weaving Shed Gallery will be kept locked - there may be exhibitions there during the day and occasional, (quiet) evening events which should cause no disturbance.

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Washing machine
Long-term stays allowed

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4.69 out of 5 stars from 29 reviews


Where you’ll be

Hillswick, United Kingdom

Hillswick is the main settlement in Northmavine, the most spectacular of Shetland's mainland parishes. It is about 35 miles from the Shetland capital Lerwick. There is a well-stocked, licensed community shop, a medical centre, a hotel with excellent food and a bar, and many community events in the gallery and local hall.

Hosted by Iain

  1. Joined in November 2018
  • 29 Reviews
  • Superhost
I work for the Northmavine Community Development company, which has been asked by the Weaving Shed's owner to look after the apartment, including renting it out to guests. We also co-ordinate the Creator in Residence scheme.

During your stay

You will be met if possible and shown around the apartment. If not, keys can be collected and full instructions provided.

Iain is a Superhost

Superhosts are experienced, highly-rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy