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Wonderful place to stay - Holsas had everything we needed.  Views wonderful & very much enjoyed laughing at the young cows racing each other up and down the field outside.  Great location to explore the Islands & their history.  We always look out for WWI & II graves & looked up the history once back in the Lodge.  

Lest we forget.

Sad to be going but onward travels!

Gillian & Maarten - Solihull - 31st May to 4th June 2024


We've thoroughly enjoyed our time here.  Holsas is so comfortable with everything we've needed - and what views!  It's been an ideal base from which to explore South Mainland, then come 'home' to, relax and enjoy watching the skylarks, rabbits and cows.  Thank you, Kenneth and Hazel.  We'd love to come back, if you'll have us again!

Russ & Sally Ward - Cheshire - 26th April to 31st May 2024


We've had a fantastic 4 weeks in every way.  Our hosts welcomed us to Holsas which was immaculate.  The views are superb.  The lodge contained everything we wanted & more!! 

Very comfortable - it became "home" to us for 4 weeks.  Kenneth & Hazel were on hand for any questions we had.  Very friendly & helpful.  

We've island hopped, seen wildlife and in truth, we don't want to go home!!  We were blessed with great weather too.  A marvellous time.  We hope to return to visit the western Islands.

Thank you very much

David & Sheila - Cumbria - 27th April to 24th May 2024


We had an excellent stay in Holsas for the last 12 days, a return stay after a few years away. 

As always, Holsas is a beautiful cosy home from home, spotlessly clean, fully fitted out with everything necessary for a comfortable stay.

In particular we enjoyed the really comfortable bed, tastefully decorated bedroom.  The peace and tranquility of the setting and gorgeous views were just what we needed. 

Kenneth & Hazel are perfect hosts who think of everything to ensure an enjoyable stay.  We will definitely be back.

Big Thanks

Willie & Stella Ross, Inverness – 24th March to 05th April 2024


Really enjoyed my cosy Christmas stay in the lovely, spotless, well equipped Lodge.  So many thoughtful touches - the peerie Christmas Tree & the bairns toys.  Will definitely recommend to friends & I'll be back too.  Thank you

Anne - Yell - 24th to 28th December 2023


Another warm and comfortable stay at Holsas

Thank you

Catherine Guy - 3rd to 8th October 2023


So lucky to have made it 60 degrees North for a beautiful stay.  We've had lovely views, foggy views and Beautiful views in the sunshine but no matter what the weather the Island of Shetland is breathtaking.   Was fab

Elaine & Derek Swan - Newcastle Upon Tyne - 3rd to 9th September 2023


Really enjoyed my stay, you all made me So Welcome.  Great views even the weather was kind to me - would definitely come back if you would have me.

Thank you

Teresa Kirkpatrick - Annan - 29th August to 3rd September 2023


Very much enjoyed a wonderful stay here accompanied by a wonderful view and a peaceful and luxurious interior.  Definitely worth the travel from London to the magical Shetland Islands!

Tim - 14 years old & Stuart & Elena ❤️ - London - 22nd to 29th August 2023


"Our second visit to Holsas. Just as wonderful as seven years ago! Thank you both!"

Mike and Carice Allen – Shropshire/Cambridgeshire – 20th June 2023


"Lovely & quiet cottage with friendly hosts. Everything well equipped.

Recommendations for things to do:

Jarlshof & Old Scatness for iron age, bronzeage & norse remains. Jarshof is amazing! They have a full iron age house minus the roof. If time, go up to Unst & the replica Longhouse & Viking boat.
Wildlife – Noss boat tour is great. Ian Towriess for otter guiding on Yell. Also the Mousa boat for Storm Petrels.
Scenery – Eshaness is amazing as is the scenery at Hermaness.
Food – Fjara is good, plus the beef from the Farm Shop is really good.
Recycling – glass recycling in Tesco, Lerwick car park (or outside Bigton Shop) at the far end from the shop & soft plastics recycling in the Tescos.

A great holiday & lovely place to stay."

Chris, Harriet & Hilary – Manchester & Sheffield – 3rd to 14th June 2023


 "A wonderful, peaceful stay in Holsas. Everything provided and a really comfy bed!

We enjoyed re-discovering South Mainland, visiting our favourite bird watching sites, including a lovely sunny day on Noss. We even saw Curlew & Golden Plover from the window of the Lodge.

Would recommend Fjara (near Tesco’s) for an evening meal and also had a superb meal at the Dowry at Hay’s Dock (Museum). The Museum is one of the most interesting we’ve been to.

We are heading onto Tresta & Unst now but will miss this comfortable lodge!"

Sue & John Stephenson – Northampton – 28th May to 3rd June 2023


"Lovely time in Shetland. Made it to see the Puffins and got to Island hop.

This place has everything you need and a few touches for things you didn’t realise you needed – like picnic bags for days out & a shopping bag for the shop run.

Quite disabled friendly with lots of space to move a wheelchair around in, parking outside & the ramp to come in.

Luckily we were blessed with good weather, only 1 wet day.


Suzanne & Stuart – 12th to 17th May 2023


"Well where do I start! What a fantastic time we had staying in Holsas Lodge. Absolutely everything we needed. Highly recommend it. Came when the snow was on the ground but that didn’t stop us from getting around. Having Mackenzie’s Shop & Cafe nearby is brilliant. Really enjoyed our stay. Hope to get to stay here again.

Thank you so so much."

Edward, Kathleen & Marie – Co Donegal, Ireland


"A delightful stay – Great to return each day to our warm & cosy lodge – well equipped & comfortable.

Thank you"

Pip & Kevin Edwards, Cropwell Bishop, Notts – 4th to 12th October 2022



Anne & Ian Stewart, Gloucestershire – 5th to 15th September 2022


"Very comfortable & well appointed Lodge. Really enjoyed our stay with fine settled weather for the duration.

Thank you"

Pam & Carl Maxon, Lochmaben, Dumfries & Galloway – 26th August to 04th September 2022


"We had a wonderful stay in Holsas Lodge.

Everything was well thought through. We had all we needed. The weather was great and we made beautiful excursions.

Thanks to you."

Manfred Heinzmann, Germany – 20th to 26th August 2022


"We have had a lovely stay here. It has been very comfortable and everything we needed was here.

We will definitely be back one day as our 4 & 1/2 year old Son has told us we haven’t seen all of the Island.

The Lode is well presented and you certainly made the most of the views.

Message from Ethan – Please be careful as my Puffin had babies. They are very lively!!!

Many thanks Hazel & Kenneth.

All the best for the new arrival."

Tilly, Mark & Ethan – 10th to 15th August 2022


"Thank you very much. Everything was very comfortable and we had everything we needed. It was good to be back in Cunningsburgh and meet lots of friends & family. I am sorry we are missing the Cunningsburgh Show."

Laura Craig-Gray & Family – 29th July to 3rd August 2022


"Had a great stay here: Holsas had everything we needed and more, perfect accommodation. We explored the Islands and loved walking in remote spaces. Tried hard to spot Orcas, but to no avail! Loved seeing Puffins and enjoyed Seal watching. We think we saw a Minkie…?! Our flight to Fair Isle was cancelled because of the weather but that’s life – we just explored somewhere else instead!

Thank you, you’ve don’t a great job here."

Melanie & Dave Leach, Woodstock, Oxfordshire – 23rd to 27th July 2022


"My sister and I have had a loverly week at Holsas. The Lodge is beautifully presented and so comfortable, a real home from home. Everything has been so well planned. We enjoyed the countryside and the lovely view and the cattle across the road.

Having the shop and cafe so close is a real bonus. Such a well stocked shop with lots of unusual items and lovely food in the cafe and friendly staff.

Holsas is so conveniently placed for driving elsewhere and so near the town. Just great!

Would love to come back sometime and will recommend to friends.

Thank you for everything."

Margaret Angus, Lerwick & Nancy Greig, Tillicoultry – 27th June to 2nd July 2022


"How wonderful to be back in Shetland, especially in Cunningsburgh and every more special to be in Aithsetter. So, so many precious memories have come flooding back while we have been here. It has also been good to spend time with lots of good friends. The weather wasn’t great but we had so many people to visit that it didn’t really matter. We did manage to see lots of Tammie Norries at Sumburgh Head and get to favourite places like the Hams of Muckle Roe and the beach at Sandsound.

We have loved being at Holsas and hope to be back. It has been such a lovely, peaceful base and we feel truly blessed to have been able to be here for two wonderful weeks. You have worked so hard to make Holsas a really home from home.

Thank you for everything."

Gordon & Laura Birss – 11th to 25th June 2022


"Thank you for providing such a lovely home from home. We have thoroughly enjoyed staying at Holsas. Shetland is very, very beautiful and everyone has made it possible for us to visit wonderful places. We’ve managed to explore from the top to bottom of the Mainland & also Yell, Unst, Bessay & Noss.

Thank you!"

Vanessa Geffen & Hugh Howard – 4th to 8th June 2022


"We’ve really enjoyed our stay at Holsas, an ideal base for exploring the Shetland Isles, so beautiful even in the mist. Everyone is so helpful and friendly could almost forget ‘Covid’ – going back to ‘partial lockdown’ in Northumberland.

Thank you for a lovely holiday."

Vivien, Allan & Petra Wade – 12th to 19th September 2020


"We’ve had a wonderful time exploring Shetland – mainly in dry, clear, weather – from our base in Holsas. It has suited our purposes well and we were very pleased to be able to “put our feet up” in comfort when we arrived “home” each day.
Best wishes to all"

Christine & Jim Love – 22nd August to 05th Sepember 2020


"We have had another fine holiday in Shetland, seeing a few more places, despite the restrictions of Covid-19. Places mentioned above are well worth visiting. Also the cliffs at Eshaness, Bonhoga at Weisdale and the Shetland Bus locations at Lunna, Kergord and Scalloway. The accommodation at Holsas has been first class.
Many thanks Hazel & Kenneth."

The Smiths – Glasgow – 11th to 22nd August 2020


"We have had a wonderful holiday in Shetland and Holsas has been the perfect base for us. We have been incredibly lucky with the weather and have spent sunny days at the beaches of St Nininas, Spiggie, Meal and West Voe. Seeing puffins at Sumburgh was a highlight too!
Our meals out at the Farm Shop Cafe were absolutely delicious – would definitely recommend it!
Having worked as a doctor during the COVID pandemic, this holiday has been a much needed family break and we are so happy we were able to make it! We will definitely be back.

P.s the kids loved saying hello to Buddy the pony every day 🙂"

Sarah, Al, Anna & Angus – Kirkliston, Scotland – 01st to 11th August 2020


"We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Holsas. Kenneth & Hazel & Family have gone above & beyond to kale sure guests have everything to make them feel at home. Our kids loves the ‘playhouse’ & the games/books. The excellent Farm Shop nearby was a great stop for breakfast & some shopping.
Thank you!"

Scott, Kim, JW & Jossy from Texas – 7th to 14th October 2019


"Back again to Holsas and the wonderful hospitality of Hazel and Kenneth. Lodge as perfect as ever. This time we enjoyed almost 2 weeks of sunshine and no rain – amazing! Highlights?…. seeing all the birds on Noss, particularly the Gannets and comical Puffins. The walk at the southern end of Muckle Roe is lovely. All the little museums/visitor centres scattered around are full of interest. My mum (age 97) flew up and join us for 5 days and loved it. Her eyes popped out when she set eyes on this beautiful lodge, so well appointed. Thanks again – we’ll be back!"

Alison & John Holten, Maidenhead, Berks – 4th to 18th June 2016













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