Millburn is a south facing cottage situated a few metres from the shore on the north side of Mid Yell Voe on the island of Yell in the Shetland Islands.

August 25, 2016

Booking 2017

We are now taking bookings for 2017

April 3, 2015

Some Visitors Comments from 2014



"This is our second stay at Millburn and it has proved just as enjoyable as last year's. The house is so peaceful it invites relaxation, and we've had some lovely walks in good weather."
Mike and Jenny Willison, Leeds, England.

" A fantastic week, cottage just right for the North Isles. We saw an otter from upstairs window as we were packing to leave. Aywick stores is great and petrol cheaper than Lerwick.!"
Graham and Patricia Foot, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

"A lovely week in this cosy, comfortable cottage. Here visiting family on Fetlar and mainland, and this has been an ideal base. Love the garden with all its shrubs and sculptures; saw a lot of the resident wrens. Enjoyed a walk at Breckon Sands- our own private beach!"
Michael and Tamsin Kelly, Buckinghamshire, England.

"A lovely cottage in a beautiful and peaceful setting. We've been to Shetland many times but this was our first visit/stay to Yell. Many delights - scenery, walking, birdlife, history etc and again peaceful and relaxing."
Paul and Sandy Wotton, Glasgow, Scotland.


January 29, 2014

Visitors Book 2013

Here are a few of the comments made in the Millburn visitors book in 2013.

Millburn is a beautiful house. We needn’t have brought any holiday reading because the house has such an extensive library. Great kitchen knives helped with preparing gourmet meals. Brilliant sauna!”
A. Bethune and B. Boyle, St. Ives Cambridgeshire.

"Thanks Jeanette for your warm welcome. Love the arty touches around the house.
The house was well equipped and we loved the hidden fishing sculptures in the garden"
G. and B. McCann, Northern Ireland

"Otters seen from the house a couple of times, including this morning, mother and youngster. I think they come up for the fresh water, which they need to wash regularly. As well as usual Shetland birds, a crossbill passed through garden. Nice little family of wrens here!"
J . Quarmby and W. Prylinski, Minchinhampton, Glos

“We had a thoroughly enjoyable week at the comfortable, warm and well appointed cottage”
A and T. Keatinge and J. Wilson. Sutherland and Edinburgh.

“We’ve really enjoyed being at the cottage and on Yell. We’ve explored several of Peter Guy’s walks and have been struck by the beauty of the island- views, flowers, rocks, sea, birds all making walking here a delight.”
J and M Willison. Leeds

"Millburn cottage is a haven of relaxation, peace and stillness. The otters have visited a couple of times"
R. Frost and M. Brennan, Bedale, North Yorkshire

"We have had a most enjoyable time ( though far too short!) at your very comfortable and homely cottage". C. Rogers and J. Mitchley, Hambledon, Surrey.

"Great welcome, Great place to explore North Isles. One week nowhere near long enough. Too many birds to list, several pods of porpoises, a single otter at top of Basta Voe - even the odd fish! Weather mixed as expected, but people so warm."
P. Bryan and C.Lang, Evington, Leicester.


June 14, 2012

What the first paying guests thought about Millburn

" Many thanks for making Millburn available to others. The house is beautifully situated, is cosy, sensible and quirky, with a well supplied and well laid out kitchen. The garden is restful and peaceful with plenty of cover for interesting birds. The beds are comfy and warm and the views from the bedrooms are outstanding."
Dr.J and Mrs. S. Keith and Dr. A. Keith, Edinburgh.