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Stuytak, Nibon


three star logoThe 3 Star Scottish Tourist Board cottage is situated in the most beautiful picturesque setting looking out over St Magnus Bay. It is an ideal location for people looking for a peaceful retreat. Own transport is recommended, cyclists are also welcome. It is suitable for fishing, walking and artistic based holidays. Situated beside a stream, the cottage faces west, with lounge windows looking across Nibon Isle to Sandness and Papa Stour. Foula can also be seen on a clear day.

The cottage has a double bedroom and a bedroom with 2 single beds, open peat fuelled fire,TV and payphone. Kitchenette with electric cooker, fridge, microwave and washing machine. Bathroom with electric towel rail and fan heater. Linen provided and heating is by electric panel heaters.

Beach near Stuytak
Beach below cottage looking to south west.


There are a wide variety of pursuits for the visitor to Nibon. Nibon itself is a lovely spot for walks out along the coastline to the south. Dramatic cliff scenery, seals and birdlife to be seen. Many artists have taken a great liking to this spot and found it very inspiring. Further afield are trips to Hillswick and Eshaness. Eshaness cliffs and lighthouse are a priority for most visitors to Shetland and Eshaness is 15 mins away from Nibon by car. The dramatic 'Drongs' are clearly visible also on route. The Tangwick Haa museum, in Eshaness, is a quaint little museum with a wealth of local history.

Other walks further to the North that can be undertaken are to Uyea or Fethaland in North Roe. Also a walk around Hillswick Ness is very pleasant. To the South of Nibon the Isle of Muckle Roe is a beauty spot and many visitors take in the walk to the 'Hams' of Muckle Roe and the cliff walks around the area. Cycling is enjoyable in the North end. Single track roads to the North are peaceful and winding, some routes are hilly for the cyclist who requires a challenge.

Eating Out

While staying at Nibon you may wish to dine out rather then 'eat in'. We would recommend you try Busta House Hotel. Take the first junction to the left after leaving Brae towards Hillswick and follow directions. Busta House is an old laird's house and is full of history and even has tell of ghosts. Dining is either in the bar or restaurant.


To book please contact : Mrs W. A. Balfour, Olwell Knowe, Busta, Brae, Shetland ZE2 9QN
phone : 01806 522 589
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