5 bedroom detached house for sale

Solbjorg, West Isle, Out Skerries, Shetland ZE2 9AS

Offers Over £150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Rare opportunity to acquire a recently built property on the island of Out Skerries
  • Completed in 2014 and set in 1/3 acre site.
  • Fully double glazed.
  • Central heating provided by air source heat pump.
  • Every household on the island benefits from mains electricity & water, and broadband is available.
  • Regular subsidised ferry service to Vidlin or Lerwick.

Full description

Very rare opportunity to acquire a recently built four / five bedroom detached property in a ‘get-away-from-it-all’ location in the Out Skerries, a group of small islands off the east coast of Shetland.

Completed in 2014 and set in a 1/3 acre site, this spacious family home offers two storey accommodation with a gross external floor area of around 230m², comprising a lounge, family room / bedroom 5, kitchen / dining room, shower room & utility room on the ground floor, plus four double bedrooms including a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom on the first floor. The house is fully double glazed and benefits from central heating provided by an air source heat pump.

It enjoys a sunny, south-westerly aspect and stunning sea views to the neighbouring island of Whalsay and the east coast of mainland Shetland in the distance.

Although remote, which is very much part of their attraction, the islands have a subsidised ferry link to mainland Shetland.

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

Shetland is linked to Mainland Scotland by an overnight ferry service from Aberdeen operated by Northlink Ferries (www.northlinkferries.co.uk), whilst Loganair operates direct flights to Sumburgh from Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow (www.loganair.co.uk), islanders being entitled to discounted air fares.

The Out Skerries is a group of small islands off the east coast of mainland Shetland, comprising the two main islands of Housay (West Isle) on which 'Solbjorg' is situated, and Bruray (or East Isle), which are linked by a short bridge.

Although the islands are remote, there is a regular subsidised ferry service to Vidlin or Lerwick on mainland Shetland, with services on five days all year round. Crossing time to Vidlin is approximately 90 minutes; Lerwick is approximately 150 minutes.

Previously Direct Flight operated a short ten minute flight to the islands from Tingwall airstrip just outside Lerwick on behalf of Shetland Islands Council. This service does not currently operate but efforts are underway to hopefully enable them to re-start in the future.

The islands are particularly scenic with a rugged coastline of cliffs, arches, blow holes, caves, stacks, voes, naturally sheltered harbours & beaches, and offer plenty of walking opportunities. They are an ornithologists paradise with year round interest, and all kinds of sea birds, otters, seals & whales can be seen from the shore. Boasting crystal clear waters, the islands provide a popular destination for scuba diving and sailing.

Local shopping is available on the island and there is a post office and community hall, both within walking distance. Whilst a GP visits regularly there is also a resident nurse. The local primary school is presently mothballed however should a family with primary school children move to the islands the local education authority would discuss with them how education could best be provided.


Secondary schooling is provided in Lerwick where a new purpose built High School opened last year along with a new hostel providing accommodation for pupils from the outer isles. Transport would be provided for pupils wishing to return home to Skerries at weekends.

Every household on the island benefits from mains electricity & water, and broadband is available.
Built in 2013 / 2014 the house is of timber frame construction clad externally with rendered concrete blocks and a concrete tiled roof. Windows and doors are double glazed and central heating is provided by a Dimplex Inverter air source heat pump with supplies underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators upstairs.

Please note that the photographs were taken prior to additional finishing work being completed to the house.

ACCOMMODATION
Lounge, family room / bedroom 5, kitchen / dining room, master bedroom & en-suite shower room, three further double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, utility room & vestibule.


Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 August 2018

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Harper Macleod, Shetland

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

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01595 695583 Local call rate

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