House Site, The Brune, Channerwick

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Larger than average house site estimated to extend to just under an acre or thereby [as shown on the plan](assets/files/channerwickhousesiteplannew.pdf "Click here to see a plan of the site"), in rural location overlooking the voe of Channer Wick in the South Mainland area of Shetland, about 14 miles south of Lerwick.

The site is situated on a side road off the main Lerwick – Sumburgh road which offers easy access to the town and also the airport at Sumburgh, by car or by bus.

The site enjoys fine elevated views eastwards over the bay towards Broonies Taing & Noness.

Although planning permission lapsed in 2012, renewal is not expected to be a problem although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.

Mains electricity and water services are understood to run through the site. A satisfactory percolation test was carried out in 2008.

General Information

The plot is situated on a side road at Channerwick in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately 14 miles from Lerwick to the north and a similar distance from the airport at Sumburgh to the south.

Lerwick is within easy reach, by car or by bus, as the main bus route runs past the stop at the top of the road. There are a couple of local shops nearby, at Levenwick where there is also a doctor’s surgery and a fine sandy beach, and also Bigton, the access point for the spectacular sand tombola at St Ninian’s Isle. The main amenities in the area can however be found at Sandwick, just over three miles to the north, where there is another shop & posit office, a school, and the south mainland swimming pool.

Channerwick is home to a handful of houses all of which are situated, like the site on the hillside overlooking the Bay of Channer Wick, with fine views eastwards across to Broonies Taing & Noness.


Planning Permission

Detailed Planning Permission for two houses, a barn and a greenhouse on the site (Ref: PL2007/310) was granted on 15th October 2007. This permission has now lapsed however as planning permission has been granted before obtaining fresh planning permission for a single property would not normally be expected to be a problem although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the local planning office directly.

Note it was requirement of the previous planning permission for two houses that a passing place was created, however the sellers understand that this would not be required for a single house provided that access to the site is taken from the north-west corner, but again prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.



The site is presently unserviced but it is understood that connections to mains electricity & water services run through the site but in any case there are existing houses close by. A satisfactory percolation test for a septic tank was carried out in 2008. Prospective purchasers should however satisfy themselves in respect of any services required by contacting the relevant utility providers directly.

Property Location

Approaching from the north, drive to Channerwick to the south of Sandwick, on the main A970 Lerwick – Sumburgh Road. Pass the junction to Channerwick and take the next junction on the left opposite a bus stop, to Brune, shortly before the Bigton junction. Follow the road down the hill, the site is by the left hand corner as the road turns at right angles to the east.

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The information is believed to be correct, but it is not warranted and is not to form part of any contract of sale. All dates, distances, areas and room sizes noted are approximate and for use as a general guide only. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the working condition or otherwise of any equipment such as central heating or kitchen appliances.

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