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Rockall, Shetland, Shetland Islands, ZE1 0SU

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Added on 21/09/2021
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Key features

  • Set in a large, attractively laid out and well-established garden
  • Enjoys fine views eastwards over Lerwick
  • The garden which includes a collection of outbuildings, provides a delightful outdoor space benefitting from a southerly aspect
  • The garden and location of the property lends a slightly more rural feel to the house although it is just a few minutes' drive from the centre of town

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Set in a large, attractively laid out and well-established garden, 'Rockall' is a three bedroom detached property on the very southern edge of Lerwick enjoying a fine view eastwards over Lerwick generally towards the sea and Bressay in the distance, and a sunny southerly aspect to the south.

The single storey accommodation comprises a living room leading through to a dining room, kitchen, bathroom, two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and front porch, plus a substantial, easily accessible loft space.

The garden which includes a collection of outbuildings, provides a delightful outdoor space benefitting from a southerly aspect. The property was built in the early 1960's.

New windows were fitted c. 2010, but otherwise the house is more or less as built and therefore refurbishment and modernisation is required which is reflected in the price, although some buyers may wish to retain some of the 'period' features redolent of the era in which it was built.

The garden and location of the property lends a slightly more rural feel to the house although it is just a few minutes' drive from the centre of town.

Entry to the property is via a south / east facing front porch which has a tiled shelf for plants etc. and a quarry tiled floor, and provides a great place to sit and enjoy the view over to Bressay to the east and the sunny aspect to the south. There is a small built-in cupboard on the left then an inner door to the hall, the entrance hall area having a tiled floor, a further built-in coat cupboard, and a door to the right to the dual-aspect living room with windows to the south and east, again the east-facing window enjoying the view to Bressay. The room continues around into the panelled dining room, again with east-facing window enjoying the view, which in turn leads through to the kitchen, the divider between the dining room and kitchen having fitted cupboard space around a serving hatch. There is a solid-fuel room heater to the living room fireplace however this has not been used for some time and should be tested before use as it may require some attention. To the right of the fireplace is another cupboard.

The kitchen has a tiled area with space for a cooker, with storage to either side, plus other fitted units including a sink and also a bank of floor-to-ceiling cupboards to the wall opposite the window. Plumbing for a washing machine (appliance not included), tiled floor, and further door back into the hall.

The hall passage which has yet another built-in cupboard at the far end, this time providing shelf space for linens etc., leads to a bathroom with bath with electric shower over, WC & wash hand basin and the three bedrooms, two doubles and a single, the two double bedrooms having built-in cupboard / wardrobe space, the third single bedroom having a small built-in cupboard. Bedroom 1 faces south, bedrooms 2 & 3 face north.

A hatch in the hall with pull-down ladder provides easy access to the substantial floored loft space which stretches the full width of the house and is of a good height in the centre thus providing extensive easily accessible storage space. There are electric storage heaters in the hall and living room and tubular electric heaters elsewhere.

The furniture can be included if required.

Rooms Sizes
Living Room

Approx. 4.75m x 3.3m (15'8" x 10'10")

Dining Room

Approx. 3m x 2.55m + cupboards (9'9" x 8'5")


Approx. 3.15m x 2.85m (10'4" x 9'3")


Approx. 2.15m x 1.8m (7'2" x 6')

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.85m x 2.4m plus wardrobes (12'7" x 8')

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.85m x 2.95m plus wardrobes (12'8" x 9'9")

Bedroom 3

Approx. 3.3m x 2.3m (10'10" x 7'7")

Front Porch

Approx. 2.6m x 2.05m (8'6" x 6'8")

The property sits in a large site which is estimated to extend to just under 0.3 acres or thereby and is generally enclosed by a blockwork wall. A driveway with space for three cars leads up to the garage, a path continuing on to a south-facing patio area and the front porch.

The main garden area lies in front of the house, the area being attractively laid out with extensive use of stone including the bed rock being a feature, and the whole garden providing a great outdoor space enjoying a sunny southerly aspect and being well-stocked with a variety of mature shrubs and planting set around areas of lawn, a couple of ponds and raised beds. There is a further lawn / drying green along the rear of the house.

Next to the house is a garage (approximately 6m x 3m 19'8" x 9'9") (a raised section at one end restricts the parking area to approximately 4.55m (15')) with shed / store area with work bench off, plus a further larger shed (approximately 4.65m x 3.35m (15'4" x 11')) to one side, a fuel store and potting shed, the outbuildings have power and water.

Council Tax
Understood to currently be Band D. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council's website at:

Property location
The property is situated on the south side of Lerwick on the corner of South Road & Sandyloch Drive at the top of Sound Brae.
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