Lindale, Bigton, ZE2 9JA

Key Details

Reception Rooms:

2 + Study





Energy Efficiency:

F (36)

Council Tax:

Band D




• 4 bedrooms • living room with archway to dining room • kitchen • sun room / study • 2 bathrooms (one en-suite)


Set in a large, 1/3 acre + garden with a substantial detached garage / greenhouse, 'Lindale' is a spacious two reception room + sun room / four bedroom detached house set on its own and enjoying a westerly aspect and spectacular views over to the beautiful sand tombolo at St Ninian's Isle and the sea. Lerwick approximately 18 miles.

The accommodation on the ground floor comprises a living room leading through to the dining room, and kitchen, all with west-facing windows making the most of the fine views, a sun room / study, two bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom and utility room. Upstairs are two further bedrooms, a bathroom and box room.

The property requires general refurbishment which is reflected in the price nonetheless offers the reward of a comfortable family home with benefit of the large site and the stunning views.

General Information

'Lindale' is situated just outside the small hamlet of Ireland which lies a short distance to the north of the village of Bigton on the west side of the South Mainland area of Shetland about 18 miles from Lerwick.

Bigton has its own community run shop & post office and a public hall both within reasonable walking distance. The village is also the access point for the spectacular sand tombolo at St Ninian's Isle which can be seen from the house, other amenities can be found at nearby Dunrossness to the south where there is a mini-supermarket & post office with fuel, and the area's primary school, or at Levenwick (doctors surgery) and Sandwick (the South Mainland Junior High School & swimming pool) to the north.

In addition to St Ninian's Isle there are many other places of interest in the wider South Mainland area including the Loch of Spiggie RSPB reserve, croft house museum, Quendale Mill, archaeological sites at Old Scatness Broch & Jarlshof, plus another RSPB reserve at Sumburgh Head. Slightly further afield is Mousa Isle and its famous broch.


On the Ground Floor:-


Entry is via a covered porch area which leads to the front door and a wood-lined vestibule with doors to the right to the utility room which leads through to the sun room, and ahead to the hall.

Utility Room

(Approx. 3.25m x 1.85m) (10'8" x 6') With sink unit and door to the sun room.

Sun Room / Study

(Approx. 3.5m x 2.95m) (11'6" x 9'9") Very bright space thanks to windows to three sides, the floor-to-ceiling window to the west and the window to the south making the most of the fantastic views. Storage heater.


With doors to the sittingroom, kitchen and two bedrooms. Storage heater.


(Approx. 5.05m x 4.05m) (16'7" x 13'3") Again another very bright room, with south-facing window plus further wide window spanning almost the full width of the west wall, again enjoying the fine views. Heating is provided by a cast iron stove (not tested), or a storage heater. Laminate flooring.

Dining Room

(Approx. 3.1m x 2.8m) (10'3" x 9'2") An archway from the sittingroom leads through to the dining room, again with a window spanning the full width of the west wall enjoying the views. Hatch to the kitchen, laminate flooring & storage heater.


(Approx. 4m x 2.55m + breakfasting area) (13'2" x 8'4") Dual-aspect kitchen with fitted floor and wall units including an integral oven & hob with cooker hood over, inset sink, plumbing for a dishwasher and breakfasting area. Panel heater.

Bedroom 1

(Generally approx. 3.55m x 3.15m at widest points) (11'8" x 10'4") Rear-facing double bedroom with two built-in wardrobes & storage heater.

En-suite Bathroom

(Approx. 2.6m x 1.65m, 8'6" x 5'6") With bath, wash hand basin, WC & bidet.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.1m x 2.75m) (10'3" x 9'1") Single bedroom, also rear-facing, with built-in wardrobe concealing a wash hand basin, & storage heater.

On the First Floor:-


The stair from the hall leads up to a long landing lit by a Velux window, with storage heater, access to the eaves space and doors to two further bedrooms, a bathroom & loft box room.

Box Room

(Approx. 3.05m x 1.5m (floor area)) (10' x 4'10") Walk-in partially-lined space providing easy accessible storage.


(Approx. 3.05m x 2.1m (floor area)) (10' x 6'10") With three piece suite and Velux window.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.25m x 3.15m at widest points (floor area)) (10'8" x 10'3") Double bedroom with Velux window to the west.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 2.7m x 3.2m extending to 4.5m at longest point (floor area)) (8'10" x 10'6" / 14"8') Double bedroom with window to the south gable enjoying the view over to St Ninian's Isle, and further Velux to the west.


The property sits in a large fenced and mainly grassed site which is enclosed by a stone dyke to the roadside and is estimated to extend to around 0.38 acres or thereby. There is parking and a seating area in front of the house which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the views, a lean-to garden shed behind the house plus a second access to a much larger parking area to the rear which leads to the garage / greenhouse.

Garage/ Greenhouse

Detached block-built garage (approx. 7.65m x 4.4m) (25' x 14'4") with 'up & over' garage door, power & lighting, plus adjoining lean-to greenhouse (approx. 7.75m x 2.5m) (25'5" x 8'2") with its own separate external access, cold water tap and several established fruit trees. (Note electric garage door mechanism is not used and has not been tested).

Note the actual title boundary to the north lies just inside the existing fence on that side.

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: F (36)

Property Location

To reach the property drive into Bigton and take the road by the bus stop on the north side to the village, to Ireland. Drive on into Ireland (just over ½ mile) and turn right at a second bus stop. 'Lindale' is a short distance from the junction on the right side of the road.

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