80 Commercial Street, Lerwick, Shetland

Location

History of the Building

Our previous home is your holiday home! 80 Commercial Street is a second floor flat situated in the heart of ‘Da street’ as Commercial Street is affectionately known.  The building was built in 1905-6 for E. S. Reid Tait, a local author and businessman. It is a listed building.  Marie bought the property in 1996 and lived there until 2004. 

It is the ideal base for your visit to Shetland. The flat has superb views over Lerwick Harbour and Bressay.  It is spacious with 2 double rooms and a family room.  All resources required during your stay are within close proximity to the flat including all bus routes. 

The flat had an extensive refurbishment in 2007. There is a new fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer and washing machine.  A new bathroom suite has also been fitted including a power shower over the bath.

Dining Room window view over to Bressay (ferry can be seen in bottom right pane!) A selection of restaurants and takeaways are all within walking distance, in some instances less than 2 minutes’ walk.  Options include a Bistro, Chinese, Indian, Italian pizzeria, Chip shop, baked tatties & several hotel restaurants and bars.

The tourist office is only 400 metres away.

Views over Harbour

The flat is on the top floor (second floor) of the building. 

When you reach the top of the stairs, the views are definitely worth it.  You have unimpeded view over the small boat harbour, Victoria pier and Bressay.  You can also watch the world go by on the Esplanade.

Flat Facilities

All rooms are accessed from the spacious hallway featuring a pine line bench filled with towels. There is also a shelving unit with novels, Shetland books and tourist information.

Sitting Room (3.75m x 4.4m)

Dining Room (3.4m x 4.3m)

Kitchen (3.1m x 3.25m)

Bathroom (2.5 x 1.4m)

Bedroom 1 (3.5 x 4.4m)

Bedroom 2 (Family Room – 4.7 x 4.6m)

Bedroom 3 (3.6 x 3.4m)

The flat is heated by electric storage heating and electric panel heaters.

There are a few steps but the views are worth it! Bed linen, towels and dishtowels included in hire.

Central Location & Events

Due to the flat being located on Commercial Street it is ideally located for the following events which take place on the street or pier

Parking

Parking is available close by. It is free to park on Victoria Pier overnight and on Sunday, however Monday to Saturday it is pay and display from 0900 to 1700 hrs.

Wi-Fi available

Unlimited Wi-Fi is provided in the flat.

Babies and Young children

We can supply a travel cot, high chair and other equipment if required.  Please ask in advance and we’ll let you know what we can do.

Getting Here

The flat is located in central Lerwick and can be clearly seen on our Lerwick Amenities Location Map.

From Tourist Information Centre

From the Tourist Information Centre continue along Commercial Street (towards Halifax Bank of Scotland) until you come to the Ninian craft and gift shop on the lower side of the street. The doorway to the stairs leading to our flat is between the Ninian and Aurora shops.

By Air

From Sumburgh Airport take the A970 road north to Lerwick - 25 miles. Keep to the Town Centre - Harbour sign at the roundabouts continue into the harbour. During the day park on the pier, cross the road at the pedestrian crossing at the Harbour Chip Shop and you are in Harrison Square. Walk up the lane alongside the Coffee & Keetchin and you are on Commercial Street.

After 6pm you can turn into Commercial Street at the Market Cross. Continue along Commercial Street until you come to the Ninian craft and gift shop on the lower side of the street. Next to Ninian is the Aurora shop, in between is the doorway and stairs leading to our flat.

By Ferry

From the Northlink Ferry Terminal turn left and take the town centre/ harbour signs. During the day park on the pier, cross the road at the pedestrian crossing at the Harbour Chip Shop and you are in Harrison Square.

After 6pm you can continue along the Esplanade and turn onto Commercial Street. Continue along Commercial Street until you come to the Ninian craft and gift shop on the lower side of the street. Next to the Ninian is the Aurora shop, in between is the doorway and stairs leading to our flat.

Contact Details

For all enquiries about 80 Commercial Street, contact Marie Moar:

Tel. 01595 697137
Mobile: 07765 606 604
E-mail: