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Gord Guest House & Holiday Cottages, Farm, Shop & Café

Like the inhabitants of so many small island communities, Juliet and Neil Bellis, and Lucy Cummings have a myriad of jobs. They run a working farm producing lamb, beef and pork, as well as running the island's only guest house, self-catering accommodation, the shop and a café. Life is never dull in Fetlar, the garden of Shetland.

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Fetlar is ideal for a real getaway holiday. It is one of Shetland’s northern isles but still very accessible with up to eight return ferries daily in the Summer. If you don’t have time for an overnight stay, it is an easy day trip from the Mainland.

Gord Guest House is the only guest house on Fetlar at Houbie, in the centre of the island. Juliet, Neil and Lucy also have three self-catering holiday properties available, two one bedroomed houses, and one two bedroomed house. They are happy to prepare meals for guests, whether you’re staying at Gord Guest House or in one of their other properties. Those in self-catering accommodation can choose if they want to eat out, at Gord Guest house, or have their meals delivered.

Menus, in both the guest house and the café, are based on fresh local produce whenever possible. They use their own home-reared beef, lamb, mutton and pork whenever it is available, sourcing locally from Anderson’s Butchers when they don’t have their own. The shop is stocked with local supplies too. They keep Shetland Farm Dairies produce, Blydoit fish, and bread and confectionery from Skibhoul Stores and Da Kitchen Bakery.

The shop and café are open seven days a week through the Summer (five days a week in the Winter). Stock comes in once a week and residents can place orders by Monday to pick up from the shop on Wednesday. The café serves up homemade soup, hot and cold filled rolls, home-bakes and coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cold drinks throughout the year.

The farm has a herd of over 30 breeding cows, a mixture of Shetland, Highland, Shorthorn and Galloway. It is also home to around 900 breeding sheep, a mixture of Shetland, Suffolk and Blackface stock. They currently have three pigs, which came from Garth’s Croft, Bressay – a saddleback boar, an Iron Age sow and a Gloucester old spot cross sow.


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