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2 bedroom flat for sale


Under Offer £80,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Special interst property in a spectacular location
  • Grade C (S) Listed former lighthouse shore station
  • Superb views
  • Ideal holiday home
  • Great location for bird watching

Full description

Rare opportunity to buy a flat in a Grade C (S) Listed, former lighthouse shore station in a stunning, very scenic location overlooking the Voe of Burrafirth at the north end of the island of Unst, Britain's most northerly inhabited island.

The flat which is on the upper floor of a building housing four flats, enjoys fantastic views in all directions.

It would make an ideal holiday home if not used as a permanent home as is the case at present.

It is also in a great location for bird watching as it lies next to Hermaness National Nature Reserve, sea kayaking, and also for spotting otters and other marine life in the voe.

The double glazed accommodation which has oil-fired central heating, comprises a living room, kitchen / dining room, two bedrooms and a shower room, the kitchen and bathroom having been re-fitted by the current owners.

There is also a basement boiler room / store, garden / drying area and shed.

This is a special interest property in a spectacular location - viewing is essential.

General Information

Flat 4, Muckle Flugga Shore Station is situated in a fantastic shoreside location by the voe of Burrafirth at the north end of the island of Unst, Britain's most northerly inhabited island.

Measuring approximately 12 miles long by 5 miles wide, Unst has a population of around 600, who in spite of the island's small size and remote location, enjoy an excellent range of amenities which are mainly based in Baltasound the main settlement about five miles to the south. These include a primary / junior high school, a superb leisure centre / swimming pool, a couple of local shops (one with fuel), post office, garage (with shop, fuel & café), and a hotel & marina.

Further amenities at Haroldswick about three miles from the property, include a heritage centre and the Unst Boat Haven. There is also a restaurant at the Saxa Vord resort.

There are many places of interest on Unst making it a popular tourist destination, in particular Hermaness National Nature Reserve (by the property), Keen of Hamar Reserve, Muckle Flugga Lighthouse, Muness Castle, and fine beaches at Norwick, Skaw, Sandwick, Westing & Burrafirth.

Shetland is a premier destination for sea kayaking, with this property being in a great location for this as launching at the shore station is easy and the firth is a spectacular paddle.

A regular ro-ro ferry service connects Unst with Mainland Shetland, ferries running throughout the day from Belmont at the south end of the island (approximately 10 miles) to the neighbouring island of Yell (10 minute crossing), and from Yell to Mainland Shetland (20 minute crossing).

The Shetland Islands form the most northerly part of the United Kingdom, being located approximately 200 miles north of Aberdeen and 200 miles west of Bergen, Norway. There are over 100 islands of which 12 are inhabited. Home to around 22,000 people the islands provide a vibrant and safe community enjoying dramatic unspoilt scenery and an abundance of wildlife.

Shetland is linked to Mainland Scotland by an overnight ferry service from Aberdeen operated by Northlink Ferries ( Flybe operates direct flights to Sumburgh from Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow ( Islanders currently qualify for discounted ferry and air fares.

The property forms part of the Grade C(S) Listed, former Shore Station which served Muckle Flugga lighthouse which lies just off the northern tip of Unst at the north end of Burrafirth. Flat 4 provided accommodation for the lighthouse keeper's family. Just below the shore station is the boat shed and slipway.

The building comprises four flats, one of which provides accommodation for Scottish Natural Heritage's warden and also a small visitor centre.

Windows in the property are uPVC double glazed and central heating is provided by a 'Boulter Camray' combi boiler in the basement boiler room.

Living room, kitchen / dining room, two bedrooms, shower room, hall & entrance lobby. Basement boiler room / store & shed.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
06 November 2015


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