Herra (Herrafjell), Vidlin, ZE2 9QB

Key Details

Reception Rooms:

2 + landing living space





Energy Efficiency:

C (73)

Council Tax:

Band F




• sittingroom, living / dining room & open-plan landing / living area • kitchen with walk-in pantry • 5 bedrooms inc. master suite • 3 further bath / shower rooms • utility / laundry room & store


Five bedroom / four bathroom detached house close to the end of a quiet side road high above Vidlin Voe, enjoying panoramic views westwards across and along the voe.

Vidlin has its own primary school, shop & marina, further amenities including a high school, leisure centre and health centre being available in nearby Brae. Lerwick 22 miles.

Built in 2016 the property boasts a gross internal floor area of over 300m² which provides light and airy, contemporary style family accommodation arranged over two floors. A main bay-windowed sittingroom, a large living / dining area with entertainment space off, and a further open landing area upstairs provide a huge amount of living space, and all the bedrooms are a good-size, the 18' x 13' master bedroom having a dressing room and en-suite.

Remedial work will be required as the property has been stripped of various fixtures and fittings which is reflected in the price.

General Information

'Herrafjell' is situated almost at the end of a quiet side road which runs along the east side of Vidlin Voe with only a handful of houses beyond it, in Vidlin, a small village in the north-east corner of Mainland Shetland approximately 22 north of Lerwick, Shetland's main town, the location also being within easy reach of Brae & Sullom Voe to the north.

Local amenities are mainly based near to the head of the voe which the house overlooks, these including the local primary school (secondary pupils go to Brae) and a marina, plus a short distance beyond that is the local shop (about a mile from the house) which also sells fuel, and the village hall.

Built in 2016 the property is of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction below a concrete tiled roof. The main heating was provided by an air source heat pump which fed underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators upstairs however the heat pump unit has been removed along with many of the kitchen, bathroom, doors and other fixtures and fittings.

The property is being sold in its current condition and no warranties will be given in respect of any services or contents


A large west-facing deck provides the entrance to the property as well as providing a great place to sit and enjoy the elevated views over the voe, the front door opening to a bright entrance hall with two large cupboards, one for coats etc., the other housing the heating controls and hot water tank etc.

The entrance hall leads to the kitchen, a high ceilinged space with west-facing window and roof lights, to the right, and a large living space / dining area to the left which also has access to the deck and the spacious bay windowed sittingroom, the dining area to the rear flowing through to a further entertainment area off kitchen. To the rear of the kitchen is a large walk-in larder and a door to a utility room and store.

Back off the living / dining area is a further inner hallway leading to a ground floor shower room, a handy under-stairs cupboard and the master bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite shower room.

Upstairs a large open landing area filled with lots of light thanks to a triple dormer window enjoying the view to the west, provides an additional living / study / play space and access to four double bedrooms, a family bathroom and another shower room.

On the Ground Floor:-

Entrance Hall

(Approx. 4.15m x 1.95m) (13'8" x 6'4")


(Approx. 5.55m x 3.3m) (18'3" x 10'10") With large walk-in shelved pantry cupboard (approx. 3.3 x 1.1m) (10'10" x 3'8").

Utility / Laundry Room

(Approx. 3.4m x 3.3m at widest points) (11'2" x 10'10") With side entrance door and hatch with pull down ladder providing access to a loft space.

Multi-purpose Room / Store

(Approx. 3.45m x 2.9m) (11'4" x 9'7")

Back off the other side of the entrance hall, the remaining ground floor accommodation comprises:-

Living / Dining Area

(Overall approx. 9m x 5m at widest point) (29'6" x 16'8") Large, open-plan space with substantial dining / entertainment space to the rear with access back through to the kitchen.


(Approx. 6.35m x 4.9m into bay) (21' x 16') Well-proportioned room, again a particularly light space thanks to its large west-facing bay window.

Inner Hallway

With handy built-in under-stairs cupboard.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.75m x 1.9m) (9' x 6'2")

Master Bedroom Suite

Substantial double bedroom (approx. 5.55m x 3.85m) (18'2" x 12'8") facing west, with dressing room (approx. 3.3m x 2.75m) (9' x 6'2") and en-suite shower room (approx. 3.3m x 2.75m) (9' x 6'2").

On the First Floor:-

Open-plan Landing / Living Area

(Overall approx. 5.75m x 4.45m into bay) (18'10" x 14'7") The staircase from the inner hall leads up to a spacious landing / living area with a wide dormer window enjoying the view over the voe.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.2m x 4.35m into dormer) (13'10" x 14'4") Bright double bedroom enjoying a dual aspect with windows to the north and west. Hatch with pull-down ladder to a loft space.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.15m x 3.5m) (13'8" x 11'6") Another good-sized double bedroom, this time with a gable window facing north and a Velux to the rear.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.4m x 3.05m extending to 4.1m into dormer) (11'2" x 10' / 13'6") Further double bedroom, this time with a dormer window to the west.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 4.15m x 3.05m) (13'8" x 10') Fourth double room with Velux window to the rear.


(Approx. 3.35m x 2m) (11' x 6'6")

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.1m x 3.4m at widest points) (6'10" x 11'2")


With front lawn and large deck outside the front door, and driveway / parking area to the side.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band F. 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: C (73)

Property Location

To reach the house, drive into Vidlin passing the shop on the left. Continue down towards the head of Vidlin Voe, cross the causeway and follow the road up and around to the left. Drive almost to the end of the road; ‘Herrafjell’ is on the right.

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