CCL are delighted to bring to market the truly wonderful Maryfield House Hotel, and with it the opportunity to purchase not only a piece of historic Shetland but a thriving business that is currently run as a Country Inn, with a great reputation and the opportunity for new owners to have a wonderful lifestyle business. Maryfield House is an imposing solid stone building dating back to the 1850’s, situated on a substantial plot, there is the potential to erect self-catering chalets which would be in demand all year round. A very short distance away is the Bressay – Lerwick ferry, it benefits greatly from some of the most dramatic views across the water to Lerwick. Viewing is essential to truly appreciate what this sale represents! This is a LIFESTYLE business and would be ideally suited to a couple who could run and operate the hotel themselves.
The beautiful island of Bressay, just off the east coast of mainland Shetland, offers the perfect combination of isolation while still having all amenities right on your doorstep. A five-minute ferry journey takes you to the capital town of Lerwick with its five-star museum and shopping facilities. Bressay creates a superb, sheltered harbour for shipping - the reason for Lerwick's establishment as a major trading port. From Viking times Bressay Sound has provided a safe anchorage and in the mid 17th century up to 1,500 Dutch herring fishing vessels gathered here. The Island has a population of approximately 400 people and benefits greatly from its proximity to the mainland and to Noss, a small island off the east coast of Bressay, is a National Nature Reserve with over 100,000 pairs of breeding seabirds. The island is also part of a sheep farm and demonstrates a good example of conservation and agricultural practices working together.
Shetland is an enchanting island. Its dramatically changing colours and textures will take your breath away. Whether arriving for the first time or returning, you can be sure of a great welcome. Every year, more visitors discover these hundred surprising islands at the top of Britain. Shetland is where Scotland meets Scandinavia; it’s where the North Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. This is where Shetland ponies come from; and the sweaters; and the Vikings!
Shetland lies 600 miles north of London. More than a hundred islands, just 15 of them inhabited, span the hundred miles (145km) between Fair Isle and Out Stack, the northernmost point of Britain. This bustling archipelago of 22,500 people boasts abundant wildlife, a spectacular coastline, dozens of major archaeological sites, and more geological diversity than any similar sized area in Europe. The 567 sq. mile (1468km²) county of Shetland is an entrancing mixture of Scotland and Norway.