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We both grew up in Lerwick and still live there with our three children.  We love living in Shetland and have a wide knowledge of the islands, their history and culture.  In December 2015 we fell in love with this cottage and decided to buy it as a hansel for our children’s future and as a business venture to provide accommodation for visitors to Shetland.  Our aim is to share our love of Shetland with you and to invite you to rent our house, enjoy its homely atmosphere and use it as a base from which you can explore Lerwick and the rest of Shetland.

We are both involved in local sightseeing activities.  We have both researched and planned walks for a local walking group, Graham is an experienced walk leader, Averill has written articles about walking in Shetland, she is a Regional Guide for the Scottish Tour Guides Association (Green Badge), has in the past worked in the Tourist Information Office and Shetland Museum.  She also speaks French.  We would be delighted to share our local knowledge with you.

Averill & Graham


Our aim is to make your stay in Shetland enjoyable and relaxing.  We hope that you will find Hansel Cottage comfortable and welcoming.



“Shetland is a rugged and beautiful place at any time of the year and in any weather: a friendly community where no one is really a stranger for long”.




Averill and Graham Dorrat


 Tel: +44 (0) 1595 696311

Mobile: +44 (0) 7785 358620


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