The 'Auld Haa' is a 2 bedroom house (1 double and 1 twin) with an extended ground floor to provide, Lounge (snug), Hall, Utility, Kitchen/Dining, Bathroom, Study and a View/Day Room. On-site parking. Wi-Fi.
Central heating is installed (except to the view/day room) and the house is well insulated. The View/Day room has an electric heater for background heating. It is unlikely you will need to turn this up unless you are unlucky with the weather. The French doors and windows allow good ventilation. A roof window is installed to keep a view of the north sky (In case the aurora borealis is active in the winter!)
From the View/Day room you will see Gannets feeding with their spectacular dive and if you are lucky you may see otters.
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Lounge (Snug): TV with 'FreeSat' and a blue-ray DVD player with surround sound. 3 seater sofa and single armchair. Sideboard. The fireplace is not in use. Views to Yell Sound.
Kitchen: This is a spacious room fitted with a new kitchen with built in appliances including Microwave, oven, fridge and hob. All necessary crockery, utensils and glasses etc are provided together with a toaster and kettle. Radio. Table and seating for 4 with view to Yell Sound.
Utility: This small space has a washer dryer fitted and space for coats etc. Folding table for outdoor/occassional use.
Hall: The cupboard has shelving for additional outdoor chairs and loungers
Study: Desk with chair. A very pleasant place to do any paperwork with views to the west over Yell Sound and through the view room. There are a selection of books for your use on a swap basis.
Bathroom: This is new and fully tiled with shower over the bath. Views out when required. Blinds when not!
View/Day Room: 3 armchairs and 1 easy chair with foot stool. Feature lamp and camera tripod. Small 'easel'. The 4 seater patio set is stored here.
Bedroom 1: Double Bed with wardrobe and chest. Bedside table and Hi-Fi. Views over Yell Sound.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds and 2 chests. 2 bedside tables with lamps. Views over Yell Sound.
Bedrooms are carpeted and the ground floor is mostly wood laminate or floor boards with some vinyl and carpet tiles (bathroom tiled)
The house should be more than sufficienty equiped to help make your stay very pleasant and we hope you will come again. (We think you will).
The View/Day Room makes the place, not only for the view but the weather is something that is then less critical. In fact you will enjoy watching the weather from the shelter of the View/Day Room. The bathroom is on the ground floor.Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the house and we have to say no to any pets. Provisions can be acquired at the shop in Ulsta. There is also a very good general store which seems to have everything at Aywick. LJ's is a family run cafe/restaurant in Mid Yell. For something a bit different you can catch the ferry to Mainland Shetland for a meal at say Busta House in Muckle Roe (a scenic drive past Sullom Voe) and then take a late ferry back. (The last ferry needs to be booked to make sure it runs).