Laxo House, Vidlin, ZE2 9QD

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

E (52)

Council Tax:

Band D




3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, 2 shower rooms, porch / utility area, garage / workshop, studio & garden shed.


With three reception rooms and four bedrooms, Laxo House is a deceptively spacious detached property set in a good-sized established garden with several outbuildings including a substantial garage / workshop and separate detached studio / office. Situated at the head of Laxo Voe, the property enjoys fine views along the voe as far as the island of Whalsay in the distance. Lerwick approximately 20 miles.

The double glazed accommodation which benefits from oil-fired central heating, comprises a particularly bright bay windowed sittingroom, a second living room, dining room, kitchen, main bedroom & shower room on the ground floor, plus three further bedrooms and a second shower room on the first floor.

This is an attractive property offering very flexible accommodation with the benefit of the mature garden and outbuildings, and the views; early viewing recommended.

General Information

Laxo House is situated just over two miles from the centre of Vidlin by the junction of the B9071 Vidlin road and the B9075 to Nesting.

Local amenities in the area can be found either in the centre of Vidlin where there is a local shop which sells fuel, a village hall, and just beyond that primary school & marina, or at Voe about three miles to the east where another local shop can be found, again with fuel pumps. Secondary education is provided at Brae five miles past Voe, Brae also being the location of the North Mainland Leisure Centre & Swimming Pool, a health centre including dental suite, a small Co-op supermarket, several garages, an award winning fish & chip shop, plus various other social & recreational activities.

The location of the property means Brae, Sullom Voe and Lerwick are all within easy commuting distance.

Laxo House is double glazed and benefits from central heating throughout provided by a Worcester 'Heatslave' oil-fired boiler situated in the porch.


On the Ground Floor:-

Porch / Utility Area

A porch provides the entrance to the house, the space having a utility space with fitted worktop with plumbing for a washing machine (appliance included) and the central heating boiler below, and shelving and a small cupboard over. There is plenty of space for coats etc., a window to the north, tiled floor & radiator. Door to:-

Dining Room

(Approx. 4.3m x 2.55m at widest point) (14'2" x 8'6") West-facing space with plenty of room for a table & chairs, fitted shelving, vinyl flooring and doorways to the kitchen and hall.


(Approx. 2.8m x 2.65m) (9'3" x 8'8") With east-facing window with inset 1&½ bowl sink below, and fitted units including an integral electric oven, gas hob with cooker hood canopy over & glazed cabinet. Vinyl flooring.


With doors to the sittingroom, a second reception room & shower room, and stair to the first floor. Built-in cupboard & wood laminate flooring.


(Approx. 4.3m x 5.05m into bay) (14' x 16'8") Attractive, particularly bright room thanks to a large south-facing bay window plus a second window facing west. Solid wood flooring, centre & wall lighting.

Living Room / Study

(Approx. 3.75m x 3.15m) (12'3" x 10'4") Dual-aspect room enjoying the fine view to the head of the Voe, with wood laminate flooring and access to storage space under the stairs. Door to:-

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.15m x 3.55m at widest point (including wardrobes)) (10'4" x 11'9") Ground floor double bedroom with windows to the east & north, and fitted bedroom furniture along one wall with wardrobes either side of a drawer unit with large wall mirror & spotlighting over.

Shower Room

(Approx. 1.95m x 1.85m at widest points) (6'4" x 6'2") Tiled shower room with shower enclosure plus WC and wash hand basin set in fitted units providing handy storage space for toiletries etc. with additional cupboard space over. Vinyl flooring.

On the First Floor:-


The varnished pine staircase which is lit by a Velux window over, leads up to the landing with doors to three bedrooms and a second shower room, a hatch to the loft space and wood laminate flooring. All three bedrooms are doubles, are carpeted and have a Velux window. Each bedroom also has access to storage space in the eaves.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.35m x 2.75m extending to 4.1 at widest point (floor area)) (14'4" x 9' / 13'6") Master bedroom with south-facing Velux and ample clothes space provided by extensive fitted bedroom furniture, matching doors concealing a large walk-in shelved cupboard (approx. 2.4m x 1.2m (floor area)) (7'10" x 4') providing easily accessible storage space.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.75m x 2.65m (floor area)) (12'3" x 8'8") With south-facing Velux.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.75m x 2.65m (floor area)) (12'3" x 8'8") With north-facing Velux.

Shower Room 2

(Overall approx. 3.8m x 2.5m at widest points (floor area)) (12'6" x 8'2") Large wet-wall lined shower room with electric underfloor heating below the tiled floor, although there is also a central heating radiator. Presently comprises a shower enclosure with electric shower, WC, bidet plus wash hand basin set in tiled countertop with lots of fitted storage space below, and glass shelving & Velux window over, but there should be space for a bath if required.


The property sits in a good-sized site enclosed by stone dykes or fencing, a gate and path leading to the entrance door and across to the garage and studio. A large chipped area bordered by a well-stocked raised flower bed leads along the northern side of the house to a chipped drying green with rotary clothes dryer and beyond that to the lawn which surrounds the house on the east and south sides, bordered by mature trees to the roadside.

On the west side of the house is a substantial garage / workshop (approximately 7.3m x 5.25m) (24' x 17'3") with 2.6m (8'6") wide garage doors at one end, separate side door, inspection pit, power & lighting, and work bench. Next to the garage is a wooden garden shed and then a detached building which has been used as a studio / office which measures overall approximately 6.1m x 3.45m (20' x 11'4"), divided into two spaces, an entrance area and the main space with large uPVC double glazed window area, power & lighting.

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: E (52)

Property Location

The property is situated on the B9071 road to Vidlin; access being from a loop road off the main road. Approaching from the west, turn left opposite the road to Nesting; Laxo House is the first house on the right.

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