Scarpoe's Kitchen, Herra, Yell


Entire cottage hosted by Inga

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
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Self check-in
You can check in with the doorman.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Scarpoe's Kitchen is an ancient "Kytja" house in the beautiful island of Yell, in Shetland. It has been completely restored and is offered as a high quality and unique place to stay. The former crofthouse is the perfect spot to get away from it all. It is easy to lose yourself in “da Herra,” a magical place where ancient legends of giants and trolls abound. The air is clean and summer days are long. A feeling of age, peace and endurance is ever present in this beautiful valley.

The space
The secluded location belies the fact that the Herra is probably the most convenient location for visitors to the island of Yell, being situated in the middle of the isle. It is a short distance from the main village - leisure centre, swimming pool, shop are approximately 8 minutes drive away. There is a veritable host of things to do right on your doorstep, however, and you can fill your days without ever stepping in your car, should you wish to. Sleeping 2, the accommodation, heated by an air-source heat pump is equipped to a very high standard and comprises:
Modern fitted kitchen with induction hob, electric oven, fridge, microwave etc. Mezzanine gallery bedroom. Open plan living room-kitchen with half-vaulted ceiling - with the natural light pouring in through fixed lightbox style skylights you can feel a real sense of space. The sofa doubles up as a comfortable bed with memory foam mattress, for those who do not wish to sleep aloft. Smart, satellite TV and CD-stereo player and books mean you have something to do if you cannot venture out. Large shower room with underfloor heating.
There is a large garden area to the front – outside seating to follow. Parking, with room for several vehicles, is to the side and behind the house.
We are delighted to report we now supply wi-fi. There is a strong 4G signal in da Herra so it is also possible to tether your smartphone for connectivity.

Where you'll sleep

1 double bed

What this place offers

Beach access
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.96 out of 5 stars from 26 reviews


Where you’ll be

Mid Yell, Scotland, United Kingdom

The area is so full of things to do, you need hardly ever step in your car! Right outside the door you can go fishing, walking, birdwatching, otter and even whale/dolphin watching on occasion. If you want to work out or swim, there is a leisure centre a few miles away in Mid Yell. The ferries are about equidistant to the north (for Unst and Fetlar) and south (the mainland).

Hosted by Inga

  1. Joined in June 2018
  • 73 Reviews
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I am a born and bred Orcadian with both Orkney and Shetland ancestry. I live in Stromness with my husband who is a Shetlander. We have two grown up children who are no longer at home. My interests include gardening, singing, walking, beachcombing and snorkelling!
I am a born and bred Orcadian with both Orkney and Shetland ancestry. I live in Stromness with my husband who is a Shetlander. We have two grown up children who are no longer at ho…

During your stay

I am available most of the time - best to contact me through the email address and phone numbers supplied by airbnb. We also have a contact in da Herra who may be able to help.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy