Beach House: rental details

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Dr Robin Barclay by e-mail or by telephone at +44 131 663 1138 (mob +44 7889 981636) for rental payment details or any enquiries.

Rental Period:

Beach House is let for 1 week blocks from Saturday (2pm entry) to Saturday (11 am quit). The minimum rental is one week, and the maximum is three (except by negotiation). The lets are intended for holiday and leisure use only. Lets will not be considered as temporary interim accomodation or as business/work accomodation. Part-weeks will be charged as full weeks, but outside peak times (summer) it may be possible to charge by the day pro rata for rentals of more than one week, by negotiation.

Rental price and reservation:

The price per week is now £560 (GBP) - this increase being necessary because of recent substantial increases in electricity cost (the house relies on electricity for space and water heating). To hold a reservation a non-refundable deposit of £100 per week is payable immediately. The balance of £460 per week must be paid in advance of occupancy, ideally around one month before arrival.

Payment should be made by bank transfer (net of any bank fees and charges for international transfers) to our bank account, details on application.


The house will be cleaned for your arrival, and fresh linen (bedding and towels) are supplied. Please use your own towels for the beach or swimming pool. It is the custom for family and guests to leave unused non-perishable food for subsequent guests, so use what you like from stock, and any replacement with equivalent (non-perishable) foods will be appreciated.

We do not charge for cleaning, so it will be appreciated if you leave the house clean and tidy. Cleaning materials and equipment are provided.

We will not charge for normal wear & tear and equipment breakdown, and we need to know if anything has stopped working so that it can be fixed, so please report it. If you need something explained or dealt with, please ask your local factor (contact details on the fact/instruction sheet left for you). However we will charge for excessive damage caused through carelessness or negligence, and would expect you to recompense us for repairs or replacements, so we assume you agree to this by accepting a rental (this has never been applied so far, but some guests will not be welcome back).

Please discard any perishable foods from the cupboards and fridge before you leave, and remove your toiletries.

Electricity, moderate telephone use and broadband internet are included in your rental - but excessive and/or expensive telephone use will be charged if found when bills are examined.


While we appreciate that some dog owners need to bring their pet, you will have more freedom to roam without them. If you do bring a dog, in the house you must keep them out of bedrooms, off furniture and seating, and clean up all traces of them before leaving (consider that some subsequent guests may be allergic to dogs). You should not permit dog fouling in or around the house and garden, and remove dog fouling from public areas, paths and beaches as required by the local community.
Out and about, note that much of the land around the villages in Shetland is now fenced, and most hill land is grazed by sheep (common grazing or individually farmed), which restricts opportunity for dogs to run free. Sheep owners take a dim view of dogs roaming through their herds, and might take extreme measures if dogs are deemed to be out of control and a danger to livestock. Also, cliffs are dangerous places for pets, and cliffs, beaches and moorland may have nesting birds and hatchlings in season. Just use common sense and obey any notices advising what is allowed. I give this advice as a dog owner, and also as someone who grew up in Shetland on a croft with livestock - and sheepdogs.