are some comments from guests since opening in 2009:
“Thank you Leisel for a lovely stay with all the home comforts!
We’d highly recommend the studio – it is an excellent
base for exploring Shetlands many delights!
Morag and Neil – August 2014”
“Thanks Leisel, lovely large studio and so much more than
we were expecting. We found it far enough away from the centre
of town to feel rural but close enough to walk there and back.
Some recommendations: Jarlshof – Just eye opening; Huxter
at Papa Stour – Where on a flat calm sea we saw 6 orcas slowly
swimming by!; Sumburgh Hotel – A wonderful meal just when
we needed after seeing all those birds on Sumburgh Head. A memorable
Geoff and Moira, West Yorkshire – July 2014”
“This was a lovely nest to settle into, bright and pleasing,
covering all our needs. Thank you Leisel for your lovely smile
and hospitality....The Shetland Folk Festival is a huge feat of
volunteers and organisational skills that showcase the amazing
Shetland musical talent and programs that keep the fiddle tradition
thriving. It has been fantastic and memorable. The Family History
Society’s devotion lead us to family roots... old cottages
and several 5th cousins.
Ann and Richard, B.C. Canada – May 2014
“Many thanks for the warm welcome and for making us feel
immediately at home. Weather came up to expectations and did not
Cliff and Orn, Thailand – November 2013”
“We have loved our week in Shetland and couldn’t have
found anywhere better to stay than the Studio..... We went up to
the Northern Islands for a couple of days and it felt like coming
home when we returned. We would love to come back again.
Lesley and David, Hertfordshire – August 2013”
“We have very much enjoyed our stay in Shetland, not lease
because of the “Studio” and Leisel’s hospitality,
care and attention. “Small but perfectly formed” springs
to mind – although we found it more spacious than we were
expecting. Thoughtfully designed, decorated and kitted out, well
situated and very comfortable. Highly recommended – we would
definitely come here again.
Wendy and Maureen, London - August 2013”
“Studio warm comfortable and better than we were expecting. Weather
was excellent so we were very lucky…. Made to feel very welcome.”
and Avril, June 2013.
“Better and more spacious studio than we were expecting from the web site.
Very nice owner. We would certainly enjoy staying here again. Shetland is a unique
and wonderful place.”
Pierre and Pierre, France, July 2013.
“We come to Shetland for the Fiddle Frenzy. Your studio was perfect for
us and spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated, welcoming, comfortable and peaceful.
Thank youfor looking after us so well.”
Sue and Phil, Australia, August
“Thank you for allowing us to stay in your excellent studio. Comfortable,
friendly and quickly home from home. This is our second visit to this amazing
islands and your help and friendly support helped make it special.”
and Sarah, London, June 2012.
“Lovely oasis for our last two nights on Shetland. Very quiet and comfortable.
Hope to be back, thank you!
Nat and Maria, Wales, July 2012.
“As usual it has been a pleasure staying at Upper Baila doing field work
on Shetland. I will try to return.”
Ditlev and Susan, Denmark, July 2012.
“Everything was lovely. Great little place and it was lovely to see Lerwick
again. Thanks for all your help”.
Rachel and Jethro, UK/Portugal, August
“What a lovely, comfortable, well furnished studio. It was a little ‘haven’ to
return to every night. Shetland was amazing, spectacular views and the people
were so friendly. Leisel was so accommodating and extremely helpful. I look
forward to returned and will definitely be staying in the studio again.”
Dumbarton, September and November 2012.