4 bedroom detached house for sale

Fairview, Symbister, Whalsay, Shetland

Offers Over £195,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2.5 acres land with property
  • Island location
  • Fine views
  • Excellent local amenities
  • Separate former shop premises with potential, available separately

Full description

Unique opportunity to acquire a substantial three reception room / four bedroom detached villa set in just over 2½ acres on the island of Whalsay.

Extensively refurbished, the house provides spacious double glazed accommodation over two floors with oil-fired central heating and fine views over the surrounding countryside to the sea and the island of Linga in the distance.

There is a delightful, mature garden to the west side of the house, plus a further large area of ground to the north and east.

The adjoining former shop premises by the house, which has potential for conversion to studio / gallery use, or even residential (subject to consents), is available separately.

Whalsay is connected to mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service. Although providing a ‘get-away-from-it-all’ rural location the island benefits from an excellent range of amenities including a leisure centre, school, a couple of shops, and even an 18 hole golf course.

Accommodation
Sittingroom, Dining Room, Family Room / Study, Kitchen, four Double Bedrooms, three Bath / Shower Rooms (two En-suite), Hall & Sun Porch / Conservatory.

General Information
‘Fairview’ is situated on the outskirts of the village of Symbister, the main settlement on the island of Whalsay, one of Shetland’s larger outer isles situated off the east coast of Mainland Shetland. Often referred to as the ‘Bonnie Isle’, the island measures approximately five miles long by two miles wide, and is home to a population of around 1,000.

The island boasts an excellent range of amenities way beyond the level one would expect to find in a similar remote location. These are centered around Symbister a short distance from the house, and include a school, two general stores including a post office, a doctor’s surgery, dentist & care centre.

There are excellent sporting facilities including a superb leisure centre with heated swimming pool, games hall, fitness suite, squash court & all weather sports field, plus Britain’s most northerly 18 hole golf course can be found at Skaw to the north of the island.

The island has a thriving fishing community based at the harbour in Symbister where there is a marina and boating club. There is also a history group which meets in the outbuildings of Symbister House.

The island has some magnificent scenery and the Ward of Clett, the highest point, provides superb views of the east coast of Shetland.

A subsidised ro-ro ferry service which runs from the ferry terminal at Symbister just over a mile from ‘Fairview’, to Laxo / Vidlin, about 20 miles from Lerwick, provides regular links to Mainland Shetland. Crossing time approx. 30 minutes.


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29 September 2014

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St. Olaf's Hall, Church Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0FD

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