Welcome to Gremister

In these pages you will find all the information relating to Gremister self-catering house. Prepare to be beguiled by the island of Yell and, in particular,Gremister located at the end of Whalfirth Voe (fjord).The district is known locally as “Da Herra,” an ancient place steeped in folklore with a feeling of repose that will hit you as soon as you come over the hill.

Gremister has been owned by Professor Richard Lynch since September 2012. He visits regularly from his home in London and has welcomed many guests since that time. He is a strong supporter of Shetland Tourism, especially on the Gremister home island of Yell

Gremister extends a very warm welcome to everyone at this wonderful holiday home in Da Herra.

Richard takes the bookings – just go to the booking form on the ‘Contact Us’ page. But he is delighted and fortunate to have people from mid Yell to look after the house each week.

Visit Scotland Quality Mark

Richard is pleased to report that Gremister was inspected in 2014 by Visit Scotland and the previous four star rating was again confirmed.



Gremister is situated in the middle of Yell, making it a convenient location for visitors. It is a short distance from the main village - leisure centre, swimming pool, shop and post office, as well as the local pub – approximately 15 minutes drive.

Its location also makes it equally close to both ferry terminals – Ulsta to the south of the island and Gutcher to the north from where you can travel to the islands of Unst and Fetlar). Don’t, however, think for a moment that this central location makes it a bustling hub of activity (unless you consider the sheep, the rabbits, the seals, the seabirds, the waders, the odd otter……..). The house is situated almost at the end of the road and commands an imposing profile as you come down the hill as it watches over Whalfirth, a long and picturesque voe (or fjord).

Gremister Seasons

The house is available for holiday let all year round and, because of its high latitude, Gremister can provide extremes of British holidaymaking. The longest day or “Simmer Dim” is as close to 24hr daylight as you can imagine, the sun merely dipping beneath the horizon before rising again a few minutes later.

Summer is not as warm as mainland Britain but you can expect some lovely days and scores of beautiful skies with rapidly changing light: there is a video showing this on ‘Videos’ page of this website. Alternatively, deep winter in Gremister provides a spectacular backdrop for lovers of extreme weather. You can watch as a snowstorm builds and curls up the voe, marvel at the strength of hurricane force winds or be brought down to size by the “Merrie Dancers ”(aurora borealis). You’ll have a whole hemisphere of black sky, broken only by the twinkling stars, as there are no streetlights.

Whatever season you choose, you can be assured that Gremister will be clean, warm and welcoming. And new for 2014, there is free superfast wifi in the house – see separate box.

Gremister SOLD 2019

The house has been sold to new private buyers. It is therefore no longer avaialable as a holiday cottage.

Professor Richard Lynch thanks all his Gremister clients over the years and wishes them well for the future.






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All photos on this website, except those on the Videos page, are the copyight of the former owner, Inga Williamson, who has kindly given permission for their continued use.


© Photos copyright Inga Williamson 2012. All rights reserved







Stay in touch

Gremister now has a totally new satellite television and radio system connected to FreeSat throughout the ground floor of the house. Gremister also has free superfast satellite broadband wifi. Previously, the nearest weak wifi connection was three miles away. It is included in the self-catering price. But it is subject to a ‘fair usage’ policy – sorry, but you cannot download large files like films.