Floddans, Vidlin, ZE2 9QD

Key Details

Reception Rooms:





3 + WC

Energy Efficiency:

D (56)

Council Tax:

Band D




2 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath / shower rooms + WC, plus 1 bedroom annex with living room / kitchen & bathroom, utility room, garage & shed.


Enjoying stunning views southwards over Laxo & Dury Voes, 'Floddans' is a very spacious detached bungalow set in a large, easily maintained, level site on the edge of the village of Vidlin.

The main accommodation in this unique property comprises a living room, dining room and kitchen all with vaulted ceilings, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a second shower room, whilst a further annex with its own separate entrance and comprising a substantial living room / kitchen and en-suite double bedroom with bathroom, provides additional accommodation which could either be incorporated within the main house, or would be ideal for use by a dependent relative, or perhaps rented out as self-catering accommodation.

The large site which is enclosed by a wall is graveled for low maintenance but there is plenty of space to create a garden area if desired. There is an integral garage and a large shed / store provides useful external storage space.

Viewing of this well-maintained property is essential to appreciate the extent of the accommodation provided and the views.

General Information

'Floddans' is situated in the small village of Vidlin which lies in the north-east corner of mainland Shetland, just over 18 miles north of Lerwick, the location putting both the town and Brae & Sullom Voe to the north within easy commuting distance.

Local amenities in the area include a shop, primary school, village hall and marina, all situated in the centre of the village about 2 miles north of the house, there is also a small museum just across the road from the house. There is a another local shop about 4 miles from the house at Voe on the main road north, the main amenities in the area are at Brae, the location of the High School and North Mainland leisure centre / swimming pool.

Windows in the house are double glazed, a mix of uPVC and timber units, central heating is provided by an external oil-fired boiler, supplemented by additional electric storage heaters which provide a back-up heat source.

All the appliances remaining in the property including the generator will be included in the sale although no warranties will be given.



Entry is to the north side of the house where a uPVC front door flanked by two handy cupboards either side, one for general storage, the other lockable cupboard providing a secure place for post, opens to a vestibule with recess housing the electric meters etc, a door to the utility room (leading to the integral garage) and half-glazed double doors which open to the dining room.

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.6m x 1.75m) (8'6" x 5'9") With fitted sink unit and wall-shelving, plumbing for a washing machine (appliances included), and a door to the garage.

Integral Garage

(Approx. 5.5m x 3m) (18'2" x 9'10") Integral garage with 'up & over' garage door, separate uPVC double glazed back door, wall-shelving, power & lighting and generator. Off the garage is a lobby leading to a toilet with WC & wash hand basin.

Dining Room

(Approx. 5.35m x 4m) (17'7" x 13'2") Impressive space with pine-clad vaulted ceiling with two Velux roof lights, open-plan to the kitchen around to the right, with half-glazed double doors leading to the sittingroom to the left and large window facing south-west with view to the voe. Fitted units along each side provide plenty of storage space and the wooden flooring extends on into the hallway leading to the remaining accommodation. Two radiators & storage heater.


(Approx. 5.35m x 3.5m) (17'7" x 11'6") Large dual-aspect kitchen with fitted units including double sink & drainer, plus an integral oven & hob. Built-in store cupboard and shelved recess, radiator & storage heater. Again the vaulted ceiling is clad with pine.

Living Room

(Approx. 4.55m x 6.6m at longest point) (15' x 21'8") Another good-sized room, again with a pine-clad vaulted ceiling, with windows to three sides making the most of the views, particularly to the south over the voe. A stone-faced chimney breast with tiled hearth creates an attractive feature to the room although is decorative only. Built-in storage and shelving to one side, two radiators & storage heater.


A third set of double doors from the dining room open to a long hallway, again with pine-clad vaulted ceiling, a particularly bright space thanks to a wall of windows to the south which frame the view to the Voe perfectly. A uPVC door provides access to the garden. Off the hallway are two double bedrooms and a shower room whilst at the end a door leads to a further room and the remaining accommodation. Radiator & storage heater.

Shower Room

(Approx. 3.3m x 1.95m) (10'10" x 6'6") Spacious wet-walled lined wet-room style shower room with shower and white WC & wash hand basin with mirror & shaver point / light fitting over. Built-in airing cupboard housing the 'Megaflo' water tank, wall-mounted electric fan heater.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.45m x 2.9m) (11'4" x 9'6") Small double room facing north. Radiator.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 2.7m x 2.85m) (9'3" x 8'10") Single room with extensive built-in wardrobe space along one wall plus separate built-in shelved cupboard. North-facing window & radiator.

Hallway / Office

(Approx. 4.15m x 3.1m) (13'7" x 10'2") Lit by two side windows and a Velux roof light, this space which leads to the remaining accommodation, provides a useful office / play area with built-in cupboards along one wall fitted with handing rail & basket shelving providing useful storage space. Radiator.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 5.5m x 3.55m) (18'2" x 11'7") Substantial master bedroom enjoying a dual aspect, the south-west-facing window looking right out to the voe. Radiator. Door to:-

En-suite Bathroom

(Approx. 2.8m x 1.75m) (9'3" x 5'9") Mainly tiled bathroom with three-piece suite including bath with tap / shower fitment over. Mirror & light over the wash hand basin. Radiator.

At the end of the hallway where there is a hatch to the loft space, a glazed door leads to a side lobby with uPVC double glazed side door and door to the 'annex' comprising:-

Kitchen / Living Room

(Approx. 7.15m x 2.8m) (23'6" x 9'2") Bright space with three windows facing south-west and a further window to the south-east all enjoying the fine views. Fitted kitchen area at one end with plenty of cupboard space and sink unit, plus living area at the other. Storage / convector heater. Door to:-


(Approx. 4m x 2.6m) (13'2" x 8'7") South-east-facing double bedroom, again enjoying the view, with en suite bathroom off.

En-suite Bathroom

(Approx. 2.6m x 2.3m) (8'6" x 7'7") Large wet-wall lined en-suite with corner bath, WC & wash hand basin. A run of cupboards along one wall provides storage and also houses a second 'Megaflo' water tank. Mirror & light / shaver fitting over the wash hand basin, radiator & wall-mounted electric fan heater.


The property sits in a large level site which is estimated to extend to around 0.37 acres or thereby and includes the fenced access track from the road. The site which is enclosed by a low wall, is laid with gravel chips throughout for low maintenance however there is still plenty of space to create a garden area to the west side of the house if required. Cold water tap outside the back door to the garage.

To the rear of the house is a large solidly built detached wooden shed (approx. 3.45m x 2.25m) with a uPVC door, and further space to the side (approx. 3.55m x 2.05m).

Note the adjoining crofters have access rights over the section of the access track immediately adjacent to the public road.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band D. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on the Shetland Islands Council website.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: D (56)

Property Location

To reach the property take the Vidlin turning from the main road north and follow the road to the ferry terminal. Just after the terminal the road narrows to a single lane; 'Floddans' is immediately after that on the right opposite 'The Cabin' museum.

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