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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 5 reviews

Ristie Self Catering

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 5 reviews

from £35 /night

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Contact the advertiser to confirm the total cost.

Ristie from the sea

Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Suitable for individuals to large groups, newly refurbished and comfortably appointed Ristie offers impressive views of our beautiful Island and is situated seconds from the ocean and famous Gaada Stack.

Comfortable acommodation, stunning scenery, teeming bird life, very friendly helpful locals and a relaxing ambience will leave you wanting to return again and again. Some of our guests come to Ristie to walk the beautiful hills and to view the enormous cliffs, relaxing as they leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life far behind, while others actively seek out the many rare birds to be found here.

Drop by and say hello on Facebook and check out more photos of the Ristie area and Foula in general; RistieSelfCatering

Size Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Da Stanes 300 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Tingwall 40 km, Nearest railway: Aberdeen 300 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sea view
General CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (3), Bunk Beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Ristie is divided into two adjoining buildings with an internal door that can be opened up for larger parties. Newly refurbished throughout the Upper House is a self contained apartment arrangement with double bed and kitchenette + toilet with shower. The lower house consists of a large main room with living, dining and sleeping arrangements, a large bathroom with toilet & shower, a separate double bedroom with bunk above, and a new fully fitted kitchen with washing machine.

Further details outdoors

Ristie is situated on a working croft in the stunning northen end of Foula where the multi coloured Shetland Sheep thrive, famous for their fine Shetland Wool.

Guests can walk to the nearby coast in seconds taking in absolutely stunning views of the nearby sea stacks, boulder beach, or spectacular 800 to 1200ft cliffs.

Teeming bird life can be found all around - stroll to the nearby "Kittiwake's Haa" and hear the echoing and beautiful cry of the Kittiwake Gull or watch the Gannets dive for food a little way off the coast. Avoid the nesting areas of the rare and territorial Great Skuas and Arctic Skuas or be prepared to dodge their swoops!

About this location

The Shetland Islands region

With the highest standard of living in Scotland, Shetland boasts modern amenities, stunning scenery, very friendly local people, a thriving world class standard of traditional and contemporary live music, clean oceans, thronging bird life and very high quality local produce.

Music and cultural festivals include the world famous Shetland Folk Festival, the Jazz festival, Blues Festival, Food Festival, Fiddle and Accordian Festival, the list goes on - all have in common the unique Shetland friendly atmosphere & the high standard of quality found throughout the isles.

The thriving local bird life is complemented by a huge seal population, sea otters, and the ubiquitous shetland sheep and ponies.


The word Foula is derived from an old Norn word "Fugloy" meaning "Bird Island" - the reason for this is abundantly evident to anyone who visits. The island boasts spectacular cliff and coastal scenery and offers a unique sense of place; many visitors return again and again to renew their connection and soak up the laid back, relaxed atmosphere.

Activities include hill walking, bird watching, sea fishing, and enjoying the amazing scenery. The local ranger service provides guided walks by knowledgable and friendly locals for those interested in the unique local flora and fauna.

Foula is a very relaxing, laid-back and friendly island and most people are visibly refreshed and relaxed after a week here.

While it is possible to phone in supplies and to obtain local produce there is no shop on the isle so it is necessary to bring supplies.

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Review 1-5 of 5

6 Oct 2013


"perfect hideout"

Such a unique place to stay and enjoy fantastic walks. I will come back for a third time if not next year, for sure another time. Wonderfull hosts to advice and help when needed.… More

24 Sep 2013


"Foula- splendid scenery and nature watching."

This is our fourth visit to Ristie in 5 years having become enchanted by the island on our first visit. We now travel to Foula from New Zealand, incorporating yet another visit in our holiday plans.T… More

21 Sep 2013


"Seriously Good"

We had a fantastic extended weekend at Ristie. The location is fantastic and the amenities totally adequate. The folk were truly lovely and helped in every way.Foula must be visited to apprieciate the… More

21 Sep 2013


"Fantastic place, island and people."

Great place to stay, and so close to stunning views. Has all the facilities you need. It was a really special holiday.… More

13 Sep 2013


"Foula is a magic island and Ristie is a comfortable house in the most beautiful location."

Ristie is located on the remote and wildly beautiful island of Foula in Shetland. I've stayed in Ristie on several occassions, most recently in August 2013. Travel from mainland Shetland is by 7 … More

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Kenneth G.

  • 1 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:07 Aug 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages spoken
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