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.

      A charming cottage in a beautiful location. It is well equipped, clean and full of character. The host, Jacqueline, is friendly and helpful. We would certainly like to come back some day.

    thumb Mary
    July 1, 2022

      Second trip to Shetland, third different place we've stayed and by far the best. Exceedingly beautiful setting, not a far drive from Lerwick, roughly in the north-south middle of Mainland - a great convenience - spacious accomodations with everything you could want, and the hosts - Jacqueline and Bryan - are highly personable and unfailingly responsive. The next time we'll stay there even longer. You seriously can't go wrong by staying here.

    thumb Jeff
    May 24, 2022

      Lovely property and lovely location

    thumb Alice
    May 7, 2022

      Stunning location perfect for travelling round the mainland. Cottage was beautiful and very comfy. Had everything we needed for our stay and our hosts were so welcoming Would definitely stay at Old Moorens again. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    thumb Jacqui
    April 17, 2022

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