Lonely Planet review
Here's a spot where you can immerse yourself in Shetland, with 360º panoramas out to rose-coloured cliffs and endless sea. Perfect for families, there's walking and wildlife-watching all around this self-catering option.
If you're sick of getting non-ocean views then this cottage attached to a lighthouse is your cure. Built in 1924 it's not one of the more historic lighthouses in the area, but it does feature modern amenities, including toasty heating - particularly good when the gales are lashing the lighthouse. There's a cosy living room with bottle-green sofas, but you should nab double bedroom No. one if you can, with its rich burgundy colours and its kooky model ship. For field-tripping families there's a bunkhouse to stow the rug rats, and the kitchen is well kitted out with modern appliances, though you will need to bring your own food. The cottage sleeps up to six comfortably. Oh, and if you're worried about having to get up to switch the light on or off, rest easy. The big beam has been automated since 1974.