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Breiview Guest House, Kantersted Road, Shetland, Shetland Islands, ZE1

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Added on 07/01/2021
Harper Macleod, Shetland

Key features

  • Well-established
  • Good location in Shetland's main town
  • All accommodation en-suite
  • Adjoining 5 bedroom property also available

Property description

Popular, well-established Guest House business on the south side of Lerwick, the capital of Shetland, within walking distance of the shore of Breiwick Bay and the centre of town, and ideally situated as a base from which visitors can explore all that the beautiful Shetland Islands have to offer.

The business comprises a large detached house in 'walk-into' condition which provides 9 well-appointed, en-suite letting bedrooms, all recently re-decorated to a high standard, along with a large guest lounge and dining room enjoying the fine view, and kitchen facilities. There is plenty of scope of owner's accommodation if required. The property is offered for sale complete with all contents included allowing the new purchaser to hit the ground running from day one, with the added advantage of healthy advance bookings.

The owner's neighbouring property, 41 Kantersted Road, is also available, offering the possibility of increasing the number of letting bedrooms to 14, or it could perhaps be used as owner's accommodation.

Breiview Guest House is situated on the south side of Lerwick, Shetland's capital, an ideal location for anyone visiting or working in the town, a couple of minutes' drive or a pleasant twenty minute walk away, or wishing to explore Shetland generally given Lerwick's central position within the islands.

The shore of Breiwick Bay, the fine beach at Sands of Sound and Clickimin Broch a popular visitor attraction are a short stroll away.

Being the capital and main town, Lerwick has plenty to offer visitors whether it is shopping on Commercial Street, Shetland Museum, Mareel Arts / Cinema Venue, or the sports facilities at Clickimin leisure centre / swimming pool which is within walking distance.

Close to the property next to Tesco's supermarket, is 'Fjara' café bar, a convenient place to eat.

The Shetland Islands themselves, the most northerly part of the United Kingdom, are located approximately 100 miles north of Aberdeen and 200 miles west of Bergen, Norway.

With over 100 islands of which 12 are inhabited, Shetland is home to around 22,000 people and offers a vibrant and safe community.

A daily overnight ferry service from Lerwick operated by Northlink Ferries ( provides a sea link to mainland Scotland.

Loganair ( operates direct flights from Sumburgh at the south end of Shetland, to Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow.

Shetland's popularity as a visitor destination has been boosted in recent years by increasing press and TV attention, in particular the acclaimed 'Shetland' detective series, as well as numerous natural history programmes, all combining to put Shetland firmly on the map for tourists from throughout the UK and indeed all over the world, visitors being attracted by the peace and quiet, the dramatic and unspoilt scenery, and an abundance of wildlife, in addition to a rich cultural and heritage scene.

Music is an important part of Shetland's identity, numerous festivals bringing in visitors who are also attracted to Lerwick's famous Up Helly Aa procession each January.

Over the years the main tourist season has expanded thanks to the increasingly popularity of the many events that take place in Shetland, from the Shetland Folk Festival at the end of April to Shetland Wool Week and the Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival in October, although commercial visitors / contractors provide business all year round.

The Business
This long established Scottish Tourist Board 3 Star Guest House has been run by the owner couple since they purchased the original property in the early 1990's.

The past 27 years have seen the couple successfully expand the business, the first Guest House in Shetland to provide all en-suite accommodation.

Situated at the end of a side road on the south side of Lerwick overlooking the spectacular 'sooth mooth' of Lerwick Harbour, the business caters for up to 16 guests, including both tourists and also regular business visitors, many providing repeat business, in 9 spacious, easily accessible en-suite rooms, each with TV's and tea / coffee making facilities. Wi-fi is available throughout the property.

Accommodation is presently provided on a B & B basis although the provision of evening meals is certainly something that could be revived. Although all the bedrooms are currently used by guests, there is plenty of scope for part of the property to be used as owner's accommodation as has been the case in the past.

The property is being sold with all contents included allowing the new purchaser to get up and running from day one, the business having already attracted a healthy number of advanced bookings for the coming season, with a number of peak periods being fully booked, business being generated through word of mouth, the businesses' own website ( and

After a long career in the hospitality business the owners are now looking towards retirement and pursuing other interests.

The owners of Breiview Guest House also own the adjoining house at 41 Kantersted Road which currently provides the business with 5 further en-suite letting rooms together with another guest lounge and kitchen, taking the total available sleeping accommodation up to 25. 41 Kantersted Road is available for sale either with all contents included (offers over £315,000) or simply as a house only (offers over £295,000).

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Breiview Guest House, Kantersted Road, Shetland, Shetland Islands, ZE1

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Harper Macleod, Shetland

St. Olaf's Hall, Church Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0FD

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