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There is a dulcet and quilted place that snugly nests among the wind and the sea waves swaggering; where the birds sleep in the cliff-face dreaming of fish.
The Sharvedda B&B is regarded as one of the best guesthouses in Scotland and its reputation for excellence is matched only by its remoteness. Its Norse name means small fishing place by the sea.
Perched at one of the most northerly points of the Scottish mainland, a quiet crown of wool and hand-stitched lace, landlady Patsy Macaskill oversees her dominion of duvets, doyleys and homemade fudge.
Patsy and her husband first came up with the idea for the B&B as a way to make a little extra cash to renovate their new home.
“I enjoy meeting the folk very much and I like it too because I’m my own boss and I’m working from home,” Patsy said.
Sharvedda has now turned into a huge success, with many visitors returning to stay at the B&B.
She said: “I have a lot of repeat guests who return year after year and they have become very good friends – in fact I was actually invited to one couple’s wedding.
“It’s lovely to see people returning because then you know that you’ve done something well, you’ve exceeded all expectations and that they’re coming back to you.”
We meet another landlady tomorrow and all this week on The Hour.