Thank you Gill and Mike for an idyllic and beautiful stay in this perfect cottage. We loved it and would definitely want to come back.
We were looking for a ‘very’ last minute stay when we decided to add on a few extra days to our Shetland Adventure and we were so lucky to come across Holmfield…..and that it was available.
The cottage has been decorated so well and with so much inspirational art on the walls it’s a real treat to stay. Does make me want to get my sketchbook out a lot more!
Very sad to leave here and Shetland but hopefully be back soon.
Alan and Elaine
1-4 November 2020
In this year of uncertainty it has been wonderful to get away to Shetland once again – the fifth visit for me and the fourth time for Charlotte.
It has been a delight to stay here in the beautiful ‘home from home’ you have created here next to the workshop we have visited on every visit to Shetland.
Of course it has been sad for us to see Shetland so quiet and we missed the buzz of Wool Week. However, we have relaxed, found new beaches and visited old favourites. When it rained and the wind blew we read and knitted.
Thanks you Gill and Mike for our stay at Holmfield, we hope to be back in 2021!
With grateful thanks,
Beryl and Charlotte
26 September – 5 October 2020
After all the hoo-haa of the last few months it was such and achievement to actually arrive. Thanks you so much for all your help – we really really appreciated it.
The cottage is superb, also the artwork and a good base for exploring. Walking tips were useful – we’ve even started to get into the swing of the ‘right to roam’.
Our first visit to Shetland is certainly fulfilling our expectations and I’m sure we’ll be paying you another visit (but maybe when things are a little less uncertain).
Jill and David
15 – 25 September 2020
Dear Gill and Mike,
We absolutely loved our holiday in Holmfield. We can’t wait to return!
With lots of love, Chris and Steve, Edinburgh.
15 – 25 August 2020
Gill and Mike,
Thank you for having us! What a lovely house, and a special place to visit. You’ve been great hosts. Hope to come again,
Fiona and Sam
31 July – 6 August 2020
Dear Gill and Mike, Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Emma, Ozzy and Errol.
21 – 26 July 2020
Gill and Mike, ‘Mòran taing’ for the most amazing week in Holmfield. This truly is a home frae home. We have already recommended to friends and family and look forward to visiting again – if you’re not booked out!
Many thanks again, Le gaol.
Ann Marie, Robbie, Magnus and Osla.
3 – 13 July 2020
Gill and Mike, we have had the most wonderful week here at Holmfield! We were so excited to be coming to stay and the experience has exceeded all our very high expectations based on the Holmfield Instagram. You have both created a warm, comforting space through all the discerning choices you have made for Holmfield. The choice of colour throughout, the books, the beautifully placed pieces all contribute to making Holmfield very special.
Your welcome pack and the delicious cakes were very much appreciated! Thank you for the Burra walks guide – without it we would not have found the groatie buckies or seen the seals. We are leaving refreshed and restored and looking forward to returning.
Geraldine and Chris
26 September – 4 October 2019
We arrived at Holmfield on Saturday August 10th to a lovely welcome from the Finnies and to their beautiful cottage. They had thought of everything a guest might need and more. The welcome included delicious cake. The cottage felt like a haven and was a pleasure to live in. The kitchen and utility room met all our practical requirements. We look forward to returning for future visits!
Charles and Bonnie
10 – 17 August 2019
We had a wonderful week in Shetland and to come back to Holmfield each afternoon was just lovely. You have made a beautiful home from home for folks to stay and thought of everything to make it comfortable – from the lovely furnishings to the books on the shelves. We really appreciated the attention to detail! There is so much to see and we didn’t even tick 5 on the walks in our little book – so we definately need to come back again! Sending our best wishes to you and Michael.
Marion and David.
3 – 10 August 2019
We enjoyed everything in this house, so well composed, and we tried to enjoy every spot of natural beauty such as beaches, lochs, valleys and rocks along the shore as well archaeological sites. Don’t miss the seals nearby lingering on their beach on lovely summer days as well as puffins at Sumburgh Head. Great pleasure for both of us.
Cecile et Olivier
27 July – 3 August 2019
We’ve had a really wonderful time – could easily stay another week, and more, and still not do all the things we’d like to do.
The islands are beautiful and Holmfield is the perfect place to stay. Thank you for creating such a comfortable and beautiful place to start and end each day (and wait out the rain on wednesday!).
All the best Jules and John
20 – 27 July 2019
We have had a wonderful week. The house was so comfortable it made us feel at home. The beaches, the views, our walks, we have all fallen in love with Shetland.
With best wishes, Ruby and Ailidh, Kate and Lisa xxx
6 – 13 July 2019
Lovely to be back in Burra and staying in such a comfortable house with wonderful views and everything we could possibly need. Loved Sanik beach, one that we hadn’t known about. Great walks around the headland here and our favourite, Kettlaness.
Thank you Gill & Mike, what a lovely place.
Best wishes, Alison and David
29 June – 6 July 2019
We’ve had a lovely holiday exploring Shetland. First week with our two boys. So much fun spotting puffins and doing spectacular coastal walks, especially Hermaness, well worth the two ferries. Had some lovely dips in the sea at various beaches, Meal probably the favourite.
Many boules competitions too at the end of a busy day.
Glorious seafood from local fish shop – scallops, lobster, crab and Scalloway Hotel – really delicious food too. Great house with everything we could think of for a comfortable stay.
Thank you, best wishes
Mary, Derek and family
15 – 29 June 2019
We had such a lovely time in this beautiful cottage with pony and sea views! Shetland is just so stunning we can’t keep away. We enjoyed old and new favourite walks – St Ninians, Eshaness, Unst, Papa Stour. Thanks to Gill and Mike for everything, especially the cake and late night jewellery lesson! We hope to be back soon.
Cora and Nic
8 – 15 June 2019
We had bad weather but that didn’t spoil our holiday, wonderful hosts and thank you for everything Gill and Mike. We are definitely coming back later next year.
Vi and Bri
1 June – 8 June 2019
Both winter and glorious summer experienced here. We’ve met lovely people, breathtaking scenery around every corner and fascinating wildlife. We hope you can tell how much we have enjoyed being here.
Carol and Peter
4 18 May 2019
It has been a great pleasure and a real privilege to be the first guests staying at Holmfield.
We really enjoyed our week in this beautiful part of Shetland and would like to thank Gill and Mike for all their kindness and hospitality.
We wish them every success in their future ventures and look forward to returning to this lovely house before too long.
Maureen and Pat
27 April – 4 May 2019