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2 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Shetland, Shetland Islands, ZE2

Under Offer £85,000

Property Description

Key features

  • The property has been extensively upgraded to include extra insulation
  • UPVC double glazed windows
  • New hardwood entrance door
  • Refitted kitchen and bathroom
  • Sitting in an attractive well established fenced site
  • Shed / greendhouse and a further stone built shed

Full description

Charming semi-detached cottage set high above the road to Burravoe at the south end of the island of Yell, enjoying a southerly aspect and magnificent views over Yell Sound to Lunna Ness to the south, and eastwards to the sea and the Skerries in the far distance.

The property which has had replacement double glazed windows, comprises an attractive living room with multi-fuel stove, modern re-fitted kitchen / diner, a bathroom, main bedroom and box bedroom presently used as an office on the ground floor, plus an attic double bedroom upstairs. Accessed by its own drive, the mature garden includes several seating areas which provide great places to sit and enjoy the fantastic views, and two sheds.

A regular ro-ro ferry service from Ulsta about 4 miles from the house, connects Yell with mainland Shetland, crossing time 20 minutes. Yell has its own leisure centre / swimming pool, health centre and Junior High school, and several local shops.

Viewing is essential to appreciate the views from this house.

'Houlland' is set in an elevated high above the road to the village of Burravoe which lies in the south-east corner of the island of Yell. The house is situated on the western perimeter of the village just over a mile from the local primary school and heritage centre / tea room. There are a couple of shops and fuel stations in the area, at Ulsta by the ferry terminal, and also at Aywick about six miles to the north, although the main amenities on the island at situated in the main population centre of Mid Yell about 8 miles to the north where you will find the island's Junior High School, leisure centre & swimming pool, and health centre.

Measuring about 19 miles by 7.5 miles wide and having a population of 950, Yell is connected to mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day from Ulsta at the south end of the island, about four miles from the house, to Toft about 27 miles north of Lerwick. A similar service runs from Gutcher to the north to the neighbouring islands of Unst and Fetlar. The Shetland Islands themselves lie in the middle of the North Sea about 100 miles north of mainland Scotland, and are in fact closer to Bergen in Norway than to Edinburgh. A daily overnight ferry service links Shetland with Orkney & Aberdeen (North Link Ferries), and Loganair provides regular flights from Sumburgh Airport at the southern tip of Shetland to Aberdeen, Glasgow & Edinburgh.

Spread over 100 islands, 15 of them inhabited, Shetland offers spectacular and unspoilt scenery together with a wide variety of wildlife and many places of historical and archeological interest. Thanks to the oil boom of the 1970's, the island enjoys an excellent range of services including a network of leisure centres (including the one in Mid Yell itself) and excellent transport links with good road and inter-island ferry networks.

The owners have extensively upgraded 'Houlland' the property since their purchase seven years ago including adding extra insulation, replacement uPVC double glazed windows and a new hardwood entrance door, as well as re-fitting the kitchen and bathroom. Heating is provided by electric storage heaters.

There is a satellite TV connection to the living room, and terrestrial TV aerial connections to the living room, kitchen & bedroom 1, and a main telephone point in the kitchen.

The sale will include all fixed flooring coverings, window blinds and light fittings.

Livingroom, kitchen / diner, 2 bedrooms, box bedroom or office, bathroom and two sheds.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
25 July 2018

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