Your Stay

about old moorens

A traditional crofthouse with a modern twist.

This beautifully restored croft house has been in our family for over 100 years. It is a very special place to us and holds many memories within its walls. We really hope you can appreciate its character and history as much as we do.


Please make yourselves at home and enjoy your perfect Shetland stay!

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About Your Stay

Old Moorens is a cosy, traditional crofthouse on the rugged and beautiful West-side of Shetland. Charming and full of character, the house is situated only 200 metres from a quiet, shingly beach with beautiful sunset views. As well as this, it is only a short, 5 minute walk, to the main West-side bus route. The perfect base for exploring the many attractions Shetland has to offer in all seasons. Fresh, light and airy in the summer months with a wood burning stove for the colder nights.

Set in it’s own garden, with ample parking, the house is arranged over two floors. Downstairs, there is a cosy sitting room with wood burning stove. The perfect space for relaxing in after a busy day sightseeing or walking. There is also the dining kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer and dishwasher plus a Nespresso coffee machine for your morning cup.

The washing machine is also in the kitchen, with access to a clothes horse or outdoor clothes line. The final room downstairs is the toilet/shower room. A small traditional staircase provides access to the airy upstairs space with lovely views to the sea. The main bedroom offers the comfort of a king-size bed and ample storage space. The second bedroom has two single beds.

      We had an amazing time at the Old Moorens, Jacqueline was the perfect host and did everything to make us feel welcome and at home. The accommodation is a delight, in a perfect location and has everything you could need for a great holiday. Thanks so much! We can’t recommend the Old Moorens highly enough 🙂

    thumb Paul

      very warm and well equipped cottage. delightful views and walk down to the shore. very peaceful yet convenient to explore the mainland. local shops nearby and fuel. Lerwick easy to drive to so this place isn't too remote yet feels it when you close the door. highly recommended.and we loved the 'puffin poo' choc !

    thumb Lorrie

      Moorhens is a lovely refurbished old traditional cottage in a beautiful setting. it was easy for us to visit the Shetland Film Festival at Lerwick and we did several walks in the vicinity. We would recommend this place to anyone visiting Shetland.

    thumb Ian

      We can heartily recommend this lovely cottage and it’s location. We are so sorry to be leaving but alas, reality is calling us back.

    thumb Chris

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