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Wow!  Thanks for sharing the Islands with us (in a way).  Holsas was the ideal place to come ‘home’ to each and every mind-blowing day…

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  • Had a great time in Shetland – visiting old work colleagues from days @ Gilbert Bain and showing boys round Shetland!
    Weather was mixed but mostly dry. Experienced “real” fog – quite scary to drive in – used fog lights for first time 🙂
    Great wee cottage. Unfortunately having to leave a day early as one of the boys has camp on Saturday!

    Fiona, Pete, Fraser & Ewan Preston, Bo’ness – 6th to 12th July 2019

  • We have had a great time here with more sunshine than we expected although came with a very cold wind!

    Some of our highlights were – Sumburgh Head, Jarshof (amazing!), Eshaness, St Ninian’s Isle and Scalloway Museum. Another was catching the ferry to Yell and then onto Unst – a great day. We also vey much enjoyed driving around the Mainland & seeing the very varied views and so many interesting things and places.

    Also enjoyed this excellent accommodation & beef and lamb from the Croft bought at the cafe. Fish from Blydoit’s in East View was also delicious.

    Mike & Jocelyn Parsons, Northants – 29th June to 05th July 2019

  • Our first holiday in Holsas (we previously used Boitan next door) and it has been as enjoyable as our previous holidays. The weather has controlled our exploits, but we have enjoyed the peace and quiet.
    Looking forward to our return in 2020 🙂
    Many thanks.

    Derek & Jacqueline Jones – 15th to 29th June 2019

  • A lovely spot to come back to after a day of walking, particularly on those unseasonal days of cold, wind and rain. As usual, Shetland redeemed itself with some glorious days displaying it’s beauty. Thank you.

    Catherine Guy – 30th May to 08th June 2019

  • Holsas has been our comfortable warm home from home for the past ten days.  We had amazing adventures on Shetland and each evening we looked forward to coming home to Holsas.  Our children loved playing in ‘their’ playhouse!  The neighbours were lovely and friendly.  As if that wasn’t enough I discovered nesting Curlews on the Croft which are endangered in Ireland so what a treat! We look forward to coming back 🙂

    Emily, Mack, Morals & Maria, Ireland – 18th to 28th May 2019


    We had a lovely stay here, it has been a cosy and comfortable lodge.  The views were wonderful.

    So much to see and do.  Highlights included Sumburgh Head & Jarlshof, St Ninian’s Isle cliff walk, Golf on Whalsay, Papa Stour, Mousa & Noss.

    Thanks very much.

    The Murphy’s, Edinburgh – 6th to 14th July

  • Our second holiday staying here and it felt like coming back home.  Boitan is a well equipped lodge and for us it is simply “peace and quiet” with a wonderful view.  We had better weather than last year and as a result, more walking opportunities.  Jacqueline is totally refreshed after a fortnight in peaceful Shetland and whilst not looking forward to going home to work, is a bit better prepared.  We look forward to returning in the future but that is looking to be in 2020 as Boitan will be “off the market” until then.

    Thank you for more wonderful memories.

    Derek & Jacqueline Jones – Tyldesley, Lancs – 16th to 30th June

  • Very comfortable stay in this well equipped lodge.  Central for exploring Shetland and other Isles.  An amazing holiday seeing so much wildlife and lovely remote beaches. Very relaxing way of life.

    Two main aims were to see Puffins & Shetland Sheepdogs (Sheltie’s) – lucky to see both.  Thank you.

    Christine & Bill – Stratford Upon Avon – 9th to 16th June 2018

  • Thanks for a wonderful stay in your comfortable and well equipped lodge which also has such amazing views and bird life in adjacent fields.

    Our time in Shetland has been fantastic and blessed with glorious weather.  I am sure we will be making a return trip.

    David & Karen Hassall, Nantwich, Cheshire – 02nd to 9th June 2018

  • It has been lovely to stay at Boitan – comfortable, relaxing and peaceful. Thank you for providing a wonderful base for our 2 weeks here

    Angela & Graham, Norwich – 01st to 13th October 2017

  • We have had a wonderful relaxing holiday, although it was a bit hectic at times.  The accommodation was extremely comfortable.  I think we have travelled most of the island.  The views are spectacular and the beaches were beautiful.  We have packed so much into this holiday.  We can’t wait to get home and put into practice all we have learned.  I hope we will return – maybe next ‘wool week’  Thank you.

    Joyce & Kay – 23rd September to 01st October 2017

  • We had a marvellous stay here at Boitan.  Very comfortable, lovely views and conveniently located.  We enjoyed some memorable walks at St Ninian’s Isle, Mousa, Eshaness and around Cunningsburgh.  The weather was variable but when the sun came out, the island just glowed.  Our favourite walk was up the cliffs from the Lighthouse on Bressay.  We were lucky enough to be here for the Taste of Shetland and really enjoyed sampling and purchasing from the islands’ producers.  Now just to figure out how to get it all home!  The Farm Shop make it easy to grab items we needed and to have a nice tea & cake.  I am so excited about the fleece I bought from you –  can’t wait to get it home to work on!  Thank you for a wonderful stay – we are already plotting our next visit!

    Christine Wilkerson – Indiana, USA and Joe & Gerlinde Carey – Texas – 6th to 16th September 2017

  • Our first, and not to be the last, visit to Shetland and what a delightful stay we’ve had.  The accommodation was very comfortable with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.  Everything was first class.  We loved island hopping with visits to Yell and Unst and our highlight was a Shetland wedding in Aith.  Everyone is so very friendly we can’t wait to return.

    Alan & Janet Barry & Caroline & Sam – 19th – 28th August 2017

  • To Hazel & Kenneth & Family

    Thank you!

    The Millers – 24th August 2017

  • Beautiful houses & development.

    Marjorie & Betty & Bertie Robertson – 18th August 2017

  • Great accommodation and every comfort and convenience in this lovely lodge.  We were blessed with wonderful weather (for Shetland)!  A trip down memory lane for my husband and son and a great introduction to the grandchildren.  Hope to be back again!

    Many thanks

    Beryl, John, Peter, Morgan & Lilly Durham – Inverness & Norwich – 12th August 2017

  • Our first trip to Shetland and what a great base for visiting the Islands!  Visited many Brochs including Mousa and Holland – but head to Culswick to see the ‘pink’ broch with spectaular views!  Plus wonderful sunny (!) beaches, wildlife, museums and great fish & chips.

    Other highlands included rowing a Viking longboat, visiting the Cunninsburgh Show to see sheep, cows & ponies and exploring sea caves.

    Already looking forward to our next visit!

    William, Rob & Alice – Chester-Le-Street – 5th to 12th August 2017

  • We’ve really enjoyed our stay at Boitan Lodge.  It’s a quiet, comfortable and well-appointed resting place.

    Shetland has been a wonderful revelation and we have barely scratched the surface… so we may well visit it again.

    Our highlights were…

    … the cliff walks north from Eshaness Lighthouse (wow!!)


    …St Ninians (looked down to five orcas below)

    ….Sumburgh Head – where we were Puffined-out!)

    ….Sands of Breckon (numerous Terns & Gannets)

    ….hearing live music jam sessions in Lerwick Pubs (Tuesday night at the Marlex, Wednesdays at the Lounge)

    (NB Folk music not heavy Shetland metal!)

    Phil & Cathy Lubelska – Cumbria – 5th August 2017

  • Our first visit to Shetland will certainly not be the last!  We enjoyed the puffins at Sumburgh Head, cosy Lerwick, beautiful Scalloway and stunning Eshaness.  And then I even forgot to mention Yell & Unst.  Unforgettable.

    Your cottage was a luxurious, well-equipped starting point for all our trips.

    We would love to come back.

    Best wishes

    Jan-Joost, Hilde, Pepyr Winsum, Netherlands – 23rd to 28th July 2017

  • Wow!  Thanks for sharing the Islands with us (in a way).  Holsas was the ideal place to come ‘home’ to each and every mind-blowing day of walks and Broch and ruin visits.  Everything was thought of. Everything.  we’ll recommend and return.


    Rita Federau, Margot Federau & Joe Kosichek – Toronto, Canada – 23rd to 27th July 2017