Above average sized house site estimated to extend to around 0.55 acres or thereby, with plenty of space for a good-sized detached house and a decent sized garden, in attractive location within easy reach of both Lerwick and Brae / Sullom Voe.
Set in a rural area with only a handful of other houses nearby, the site enjoys fine open views of the surrounding area and along the Loch of Strom to the south.
Planning permission for a four bedroom detached house was granted in 2009. Although this has now lapsed, obtaining fresh permission is not expected to be a problem although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.
Services run close by.
The site is situated in a scenic rural location with a scattering of other houses at the head of the Loch of Strom, about 2 miles from the local primary school at Whiteness. The location puts the site within easy reach of Lerwick, about 10 miles to the south, and also Brae / Sullom Voe to the north.
In addition to the local school, other amenities in the area include a football pitch, snooker club and public hall at Whiteness, plus two local shops, each a mile either side of the school, the one at Weisdale having a post office and fuel pumps.
The site which is as shown on the [plan](assets/files/plans/stromfirthhousesiteplan.pdf "Click here to see a plan of the site"), slopes gently from west to east and fine open views over the surrounding area and along the loch to the south.
The above average size of the site should allow space for a good-sized detached house with a large garden.
Full Planning Permission for a four bedroom detached house was granted in August 2009 (Ref: 2009/187). This has now lapsed and therefore a fresh application would be required, but obtaining fresh permission would not normally be expected to be a problem but prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the local planning office directly.
The site has already been decrofted.
Water and electricity services are understood to run close by the site on the other side of the road with necessary servitude rights already in place, therefore servicing the site should be relatively straightforward although purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the various utility providers as no warranties will be given.
The site is situated on the Stromfirth Road which runs between Girlsta to the east and Whiteness to the west. Approaching from the west, it is about two miles from the Stromfirth / Girlsta junction by Clach-na-Strom on the main westside road, on the left hand side of the road close to the head of the loch just before the junction to Cuckron. It lies between a white painted traditional house to the south and an old stone byre just to the north. The road continues eastwards to meet up with the main road to the north, Brae / Sullom Voe etc.
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