Restoration

From stunning to breathtaking. The Belmont House Restoration History laid out:

Belmont House is a Category ‘A’ Listed building built in 1775 by Thomas Mouat overlooking the Bluemull Sound with views southwards towards Yell and Fetlar. Immaculately restored, this elegant house is set into a designed landscape with walled formal gardens which are included in the Inventory of Historic Gardens.

Relax in the lush green gardens and listen to birds in the trees, while the waves roll in and out on the beach below. It’s one of the most peaceful places imaginable.

The house itself provides a fully equipped self-catering accommodation experience with five bedrooms and plenty of other communal rooms to relax in.

Make the most of the magnificent views from the first-floor drawing room (Blue Room) with windows on three sides showing astonishing views across Unst and Yell. Be inspired in Mouat’s writing room with its Venetian windows looking over the sea to Yell and towards Fetlar.

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The Belmont Trust

The Belmont Trust was formed in 1996 with the aim of saving and restoring Belmont House. After negotiating its purchase, the Belmont Trust raised over £1.2 million to first buy and restore the house.

Nearly all the restoration work was carried out by local craftspeople. With the completion of the restoration project in 2011 the Belmont Trust focused on maintaining and safeguarding the building for the future. Costs are high, with regular external and internal maintenance required to preserve the building against the severe northern climate.

All profits from Belmont were reinvested into the house to enhance it for the future benefit of the community.

The Belmont Trust closed in 2022 with the property sold off to the Wilson family. The next generation of work has now begun and the family hope to continue the work of the Trust with the same care and custodianship ethos of the Trust.