Lynwood, Mid Yell, ZE2 9BJ

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

F (32)

Council Tax:

Band A




4 bedrooms, living room, kitchen / diner, shower room, utility room, garage / workshop


Four bedroom detached house set in an unusually large 0.6 acre site in the centre of the village of Mid Yell, the main population centre on the island of Yell and the location of its main amenities including the school, leisure centre / swimming pool & health centre, all within walking distance.

The property enjoys an open aspect to the east and great views over to the voe of Mid Yell and beyond to the islands of Hascosay and Fetlar.

In addition to four bedrooms (two on the ground floor), one of which could alternatively be used as a second reception room, the accommodation also includes a good-sized kitchen / diner, shower room & utility room. Windows are double glazed (except porches) and oil-fired central heating is provided throughout.

Attached to the house is a large garage / workshop.

The large site includes a paved patio and delightful walled garden immediately in front of the house, plus the small park beyond.

General Information

'Lynwood' is situated in the village of Mid Yell, the main population centre on the island and the location of the main amenities all of which are within walking distance of the house and include the Junior High school (nursery to secondary 4), the island's leisure centre with 12.5m heated indoor swimming pool, main hall, squash court, fitness room & football pitch, and a health centre including dental surgery. There is also a local shop by the house with further local shops at Aywick, just over 3 miles to the south, and also by the ferry terminal at Ulsta (approx. 10 miles), and a pier.

Yell is linked to mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service which runs from the terminal at Ulsta to Toft on mainland Shetland approx. 25 miles north of Lerwick, the crossing taking about 20 minutes and running throughout the day. A ferry at the north end of Yell runs to the neighbouring island of Unst.

The island is the largest of Shetland's outer isles with an area of about 80 square miles, with a population of around 950. Much of the island is uninhabited moor land although there are lovely coastal walks, beautiful beaches particularly at Westsandwick & Breckon, and important nature reserves at Lumbister and Yell Sound. There is plenty of wildlife, the island being well-known as one of the best places to see otters.


Entry to the property is to the east side where the front door opens to a small porch and onwards to the hall. Off the hall to the front of the house and both enjoying an easterly aspect, are the living room and the main bedroom. To the rear is a kitchen / diner with side porch off, the shower room, a second double bedroom and utility room, whilst the stair from the hall leads up to two attic double bedrooms each of which has a dormer window to the front of the house enjoying the fine views.

With the exception of the front & side porches, windows in the property are double glazed uPVC units. Central heating is provided throughout by a 'Worcester Heatslave' oil-fired boiler in the utility room. The rear roof was refurbished with 'Sarnafil' a few years ago.

In detail the accommodation comprises:-

On the Ground Floor:-

Porch / Hall

Two built-in cupboards to the hall, one under the stairs, the other shelved, plus a further shelved recess, wooden flooring & radiator.

Living Room

(Approx. 3.95m x 3.8m) (13' x 12') Accessed via a glazed door from the hall, this is an attractive carpeted room with a wooden mantelpiece surrounding a working open fire although there is also central heating radiator. Shelved recess, centre light & wall lighting controlled by two dimmer switches.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.95m x 3.35m) (13' x 11') Good-sized master bedroom facing east, with fitted carpet & radiator.

Kitchen / Diner

(Approx. 3.75m x 3.5m) (12'4" x 11'6") Also with glazed door from the hall, the kitchen / diner to the rear of the house has fitted units including a sink, integral oven & gas hob with concealed cooker hood over, plus plumbing for a dishwasher which is included in the sale although no warranties will be given. There is space for a table & chairs, a clothes pulley, tile effect laminate flooring and a radiator. Glazed side door to a side porch although this is in poor condition.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.45m x 1.95m) (8' x 6'4") Part wet-wall lined room with shower enclosure with 'combi' shower & glazed screen / door, white WC & wash hand basin. Tiled floor & radiator / towel rail supplied by the central heating system.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.75m x 2.45m) (12'4" x 8') Rear-facing double bedroom with sliding doors concealing a built-in wardrobe. Radiator.

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.8m x 1.25m) (9'2" x 4'2") Housing the oil-fired central heating boiler and space for a washing machine (appliance included although no warranties will be given) & shelving.

On the First Floor:-


Small landing with Velux window and doors to two good-sized attic double bedrooms each with a floor-to-ceiling height of approximately 1.97m (6'6").

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.5m x 3.1m at widest points (floor area)) (11'6" x 10'2") With access to eaves storage space & radiator.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 4.3m x 3.5m at widest points (floor area)) (14' x 11'6") With built-in cupboard over the stairs & radiator.


The property is situated in an unusually large site which is estimated to extend to around 0.6 acres or thereby. Access is over the area between the site and the public road which leads up to a parking area immediately outside the garage and the entrace to the garden (note the boundary of the site to the north follows the line of the stone dykes which enclose the parking area to either side). From here a gate opens to a large paved patio area which runs along the front of the house, with doors to the garage and the house. On the left is a delightful walled garden area with lots of mature planting and shrubs and an area of lawn surrounding an established flower bed in the centre. At the end of the patio is a further lawn / drying area to the south side of the house, the path continuing around to a further small garden area to the rear.

Attached to the house is a large garage / workshop approximately 5.85m x 5.05m (19' x 16'8") with garage doors, separate side door with cold water tap outside, power & lighting.

The site also includes the grassed fenced park below the main garden area.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band A. 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 (32)

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