5 bedroom cottage for sale
Skaw, Brough, Whalsay, Shetland, ZE2
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- Central Heating
- Double Glazed
- Fine views
- Island location
Tenure: FreeholdParticularly attractive five bedroom / two bathroom detached property in ‘move-into’ condition, situated at the north end of the island of Whalsay, by Britain’s most northerly 18 hole golf club, enjoying spectacular open sea views to the front & rear.
Particular features of the property, which is fully double glazed and benefits from oil-central heating throughout with a new central heating boiler (installed 2013), include the superb 18’ x 16’ newly double glazed conservatory and a very spacious 21’ x 16’ kitchen / dining room which was completely re-fitted a few years ago. At the same time the downstairs bathroom was re-fitted with a bath and separate shower.
The mainly grassed garden area includes a large garage / workshop.
Whalsay, which has an excellent range of local amenities, is connected to mainland Shetland by a regular subsidised 30 minute ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day to Laxo / Vidlin, 24 miles from Lerwick.
Sittingroom, Kitchen / Dining room, Conservatory, three Double Bedrooms, two Single Bedrooms, two Bathrooms, Utility Room, Box room / Office, Hall & Porch, plus Garage.
Often referred to as the ‘Bonnie Isle’, the island of Whalsay, which is situated off the east coast of Shetland, measures approximately 5 miles long by 2 miles wide. Skaw is situated towards the north end of the island and is home to Britain’s most northerly 18 hole golf course.
For a population of around 1,000 (2001 census), the island which has a thriving fishing community, has an excellent range of local amenities which are centred around Symbister, the main settlement. These include a school, two general stores including a post office, a doctors surgery & care centre, various social & recreational facilities, and a marina and boating club in the harbour area. Sporting amenities include a superb leisure centre with heated swimming pool, games hall, fitness suite, squash court & all-weather sports field.
Whalsay is currently linked to Mainland Shetland via a regular subsidised ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day from the terminal in the harbour at Symbister, to Laxo / Vidlin, about 24 miles from Lerwick. Crossing time approximately 30 minutes.