Fia Cottage

Experience Shetland in comfort

Tel: 01595 693 533
Mob: 07485 610 656

About The Chalet

Chalet 6, Wormadale, Whiteness, Shetland, ZE2 9LJ –  originally built  in the 1970’s, along with the 9 other identical chalets.  This is one of the most beautiful areas in Shetland and the chalets have stunning views from their large front windows.  The Chalet has completely unobscured views over Nesbister and Whiteness Voe – just the place to appreciate a beautiful Shetland sunset.  The Chalet is an ideal place to escape the stress of everyday life, with nearby hill and coastal walks, interesting local history, fishing and wildlife.

The Chalet has been completely refurbished and although it retains much of the character of the original building, it is no longer designed to sleep 6 people, as it was prior to this.  The Chalet makes for a very comfortable stay for two people, but we can provide a chair bed with prior arrangement for a third person/child.  Outdoors there is a small garden area with a rotary dryer and private parking space.

Inside the front door is a compact, well-equipped alcove, which houses a washer/dryer, ironing board, etc.  The Toilet contains a shower, WC, washbasin and heated towel rail and is decorated in striking red marble effect cladding on the lower walls.  The open-plan kitchen/living room is roomy with a spiral staircase leading up to the very pretty attic bedroom.  The newly fitted kitchen has everything you will need for a Shetland holiday, with an electric cooker, microwave oven and small deep freeze.

The open plan living area has a light and bright decor with differences in the lounge and the kitchen.  the lounge contains a leather settee, a chair, dining table and chairs, TV with a Sky TV Variety Package and unlimited internet access.  All bed linen, towels, hairdryer, iron etc are supplied.

Wormadale is on the West side of Shetland (the sunny side), only 15 minutes from Lerwick by car, and is also on a main bus route. The scenery in the west of Shetland is some of the most beautiful and although walking or cycling is the best way to enjoy the scenery, a car ride can take you quickly to any other area of Shetland. Five minutes’ walk up the road and you are at the Westings Hotel, which also has stunning views over the South Whiteness Voe.  A few minutes’ drive heading west takes you to the Hjaltastayn Jewellery and a couple of minutes further on you will come to the Weisdale Water Mill and Bonhoga Gallary, which also has a coffee shop.

To get to the Chalet from Lerwick, take the A970 heading north and then at Tingwall, turn left to go west.  You will see Tingwall airstrip – this is where all the inter-island flights leave from and also occasional emergency hospital flights to Aberdeen.  A few minutes later you will reach a view point just above the Westings Hotel, from where you can see stunning views over the Whiteness Voe and Nesbister.  Just around the ‘sweeping corner’ you will come to a sharp left turn into Nesbister.  Follow this road for a few yards and then branch left and up the hill to Wormadale.  From here you will see the ten colourful chalets – Chalet No 6 is the first one you come to.

To get to the Chalet from Sumburgh Airport, take the A970 heading north and then turn left at the main junction past Gulberwick, sign-posted Scalloway and the North.  At the next junction turn right heading north until you reach the Brig of Fitch junction – turn left on to the A970 heading north.  Then continue as above.

As you continue west you will reach the village of Weisdale and the Hjaltastayn Shetland Jewellery, where you can go in for a tour and visit their shop.

The Weisdale Water Mill is in the north part of Weisdale and now houses the Bonhoga Gallery, which is the most northerly purpose built art gallery in the UK.  Admission to the gallery is free and you can enjoy some home-made Shetland soup, bannock and home bakes in the lovely café downstairs.