Burrastow House Guest House

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Business Contact Details
Address: Burrastow, Walls. ZE2 9PD
Tel: 01595 809307
Fax: 01595 809213
Website: http://www.burrastowhouse.co.uk
e-mail: info@burrastowhouse.co.uk

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Burrastow House
View from the main bedroom, Burrastow House
Seen from across the bay 2008

Burrastow House Guest House is located at Burrastow on the southwest corner of the West Mainland, near Walls, looking over to the island of Vaila.
Burrastow has been a guest house from 1980 with a double and family room both en-suite. Harry and Stella Tuckey converted the house and ran it for 8 years or so until they decided to retire. Burrastow House was sold to Ann Prior and Bo Simmons in 1988.
Increasing demand persuaded them to add a further 3 en-suite bedrooms, more dining capacity and facilities for workshops and conferences. The extension was completed in 1995. Burrastow House can sleep a maximum of 12 and sit 20 people for dinner.

History of the house

Burrastow House was built in 1759 as a seat for the Henry Family.
The original house as we can see on the oldest picture, was a two storey haa, raised on a basement. The porch was reached by a fore-stair.
In the early 20th century it was bought by Col Foster, a Yorkshire mill owner, who used it as a summerhouse. He made an extension on the back of the house, installed larger windows and also windows on the gables. Some years later, the back extension got a second storey.

In the 1890's, before the alterations
In the 1920's, after the windows have been altered and an one storey extencsion is put up at the back of the house
Around 1930, now the back extension has got one more storey.

All old pictures are from Shetland Museum and Archives.

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