New House, Hillend, Mid Yell, Yell, ZE2 9BJ

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Council Tax:

Band C




• 5 bedrooms • 2 living rooms • kitchen / dining room • 2 bath / shower rooms • four car garage


Situated on the edge of Mid Yell within walking distance of the school, leisure & health centres, and enjoying fine views over to the voe and beyond to Fetlar, 'New House' is a stunning detached family home with a substantial garage set in around ½ acre.

Benefitting from oil-fired central heating with under-floor heating downstairs, the property provides spacious 'walk-into' accommodation arranged over two floors comprising a bay-windowed living room, generously proportioned kitchen / dining room, two double bedrooms, one with dressing area off, a family bathroom & utility room. Upstairs is an open study / play area on the landing, a 2nd living room / snug, three further double bedrooms and a shower room.

The large well-established site has ample parking, a large expanse of lawn, a timber deck and garden shed. The 11m x 8m garage which has twin electric doors, and its huge loft space has the potential for conversion into additional accommodation, perhaps an annex for a relative or a separate rental unit.

Mainland Shetland is easily accessed via a regular 20 minute ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day.

General Information

'New House' is situated in the village of Mid Yell, the main population centre on the island of Yell and the location of the island's main amenities these all being within walking distance of the house and including the Junior High School (nursery to secondary 4), a superb leisure centre with heated indoor swimming pool, main hall, squash court & gym, a health centre including dental surgery, and also a local shop, further local shops being located at Aywick and also by the ferry terminal at Ulsta, to the south.

Mid Yell is the largest of Shetland's Outer Isles and has a population of around 900. There is plenty of wildlife to be seen, the island being well known as one of the best places to see otters, and there are fine coastal walks and beautiful beaches particularly at West Sandwick and Breckon, and nature reserves at Lumbister and Yell Sound.

Yell is linked to mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service which operates from Ulsta to Toft on mainland Shetland (20 minute crossing), Toft being situated approximately 25 miles north of Lerwick, Shetland's main town. A similar ferry runs from Gutcher at the north end of Yell to the neighbouring Island of Unst.

The property was built to a high standard and specification in 1998, in particular it was highly insulated exceeding the regulations in place at that time. The house was further extended in 2013 to add a substantial garage and utility room, at the same time the kitchen was re-fitted. A 'Grant' oil-fired boiler in the garage supplies the central heating system with under-floor heating throughout the ground floor and radiators upstairs, the boiler also supplying the 'Megaflo' water tank housed in the under-floor area. The whole heating system was overhauled in 2018 the work including replacement of the boiler and 'Megaflo' tank and the fitting of new radiator valves. The property also has a central vacuuming system.

A 5kw 'Avance' wind turbine reduces overall electricity costs and also provides 'free' power to an electric radiator in the utility room.

The garage offers a substantial amount of space with huge potential for conversion into additional accommodation, perhaps an annex for a relative, or for rental accommodation either on a permanent basis or for holiday use, producing a useful income source. A number of strategically placed windows means it would be relatively simple to sub-divide the garage space into living accommodation whilst still leaving space for a couple of cars, whilst upstairs the huge loft space has lintels already in place to both gable walls to allow for the fitment of a window if required. Any alterations would however be subject to any necessary consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.

The sale will include all carpets and all floor coverings, the curtains & blinds, and light fittings.


On the Ground Floor:-

Vestibule & Hall

The front door opens to a large vestibule with space for coats, slate tile effect laminate flooring and a glazed door to a hall laid with engineered 'American oak' laminate flooring, glazed doors from the hall leading to the living room and kitchen, with further pine doors to two ground floor double bedrooms, a bathroom and a large built-in shelved airing cupboard.

Living Room

(Approx. 5.25m x 3.9m plus bay) (17X'3" x 12'10") Benefitting from a large bay window to the east making the most of the fantastic view over the surrounding countryside and down to the voe in the distance. Recessed ceiling spotlights and additional wall lights controlled by dimmer switches provide Artificial light. Engineered walnut flooring.


An archway from the living room leads to the dining area of the kitchen (approx. 3.9m x 2.9m) (12'10" x 9'6"), a bright space with lots of natural light provided by south-facing patio doors to a timber deck, plus a further deep window to the east again enjoying the view. There are two further windows to the kitchen which was completely re-fitted in 2013, the whole space having the same engineered 'American Oak' flooring as in the hall. The attractively fitted kitchen (approx. 4.5m x 4.45m) (14'10" x 14'8") has extensive cupboard and worktop space with a run of units by the window including an inset 1½ bowl sink and a concealed integrated dishwasher. On the opposite wall a bank of floor-to-ceiling units incorporates an integral oven, separate oven / microwave and concealed large capacity larder fridge. Finally additional storage is provided by a large island breakfast bar unit also houses an integral induction hob with stainless steel cooker hood over. Recessed ceiling spotlighting throughout plus additional pendant fitting over the dining area.

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.85m x 2.55m) (9'4" x 8'4") A door from the kitchen leads to a large utility room with windows to both sides and additional fitted units including a second sink and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a freezer etc. Laminate flooring. The electric heater which uses surplus energy from the wind turbine has a clothes pulley over.

Integral Garage

(Approx. 10.8m x 7.85m) (35'6" x 25'9") The utility room leads to a substantial four car lined & insulated garage with twin 'upper & over' garage doors both with electric remote control, a separate side door and a number of double glazed windows.

Back off the hall the remaining accommodation comprises:-


(Approx. 4.35m x 2.45m at widest points) (14'3" x 8') Spacious, contemporary style, family bathroom re-fitted two years ago, featuring a 'Jacuzzi' whirlpool bath with waterfall mixer tap / shower fitting, a walk-into shower with glazed shower screen plus a WC and wash hand basin set in a fitted cupboard unit which provides lots of useful storage space and has a wall mirror over. Further matching wall-hung storage unit, laminate flooring heated towel rail / radiator.

Bedroom 1

Generously proportioned master bedroom (approx. 4.15m x 3.4m + wardrobe) (13'7" x 11'2") with windows to the north and east, the east-facing window again enjoying the fine view. Sliding doors with obscure glass panels along one wall provide extensive fitted clothes space whilst an archway leads through to a further dressing area (approx. 2.45m x 1.95m + wardrobe) (8'2" x 6'5") with another built-in wardrobe, this time with sliding mirror doors, the whole bedroom having laminate flooring. The dressing area could be converted into an en-suite if required, subject to any necessary consents.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.1m x 2.9m) (10'2" x 9'7") Double bedroom with east-facing window & laminate flooring.

On the First Floor:-


An open tread light ash stair from the hall which has a handy fitted cupboard below, further cupboard to the half-landing, and large Velux window over, leads up to a carpeted open-plan landing with space for a study / play area lit by a second Velux, and a hatch with pull-down ladder to the loft. To the right are two bedrooms and a second living room, whilst a passage to the left with walk-in shelved cupboard leads to a bathroom and a third bedroom.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.25m x 3.55m + wardrobe (floor area)) (14' x 11'8") Spacious carpeted double bedroom with north-facing gable window enjoying an open view, and a large cupboard / wardrobe. The size and layout of this room are such that it could be possible to create an en-suite if required, again subject to any necessary consents.

2nd Living Room / Snug

(Approx.3.21m x 3m (floor area) (10'6" x 9'10") Useful extra living space or study, which could alternatively provide a 6th bedroom. Velux window & fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 4.45m x 3.2m + wardrobe (floor area)) (14'8" x 10'6") Another good-sized double with lots of natural light thanks to a dormer window enjoying the view to the east and a second window facing south. Built-in double wardrobe.

Bedroom 5

(Approx. 3.75m x 3.55m + wardrobe (floor area)) (12'4" x 11'8") Fifth double, again carpeted, with south-facing gable window and built-in double wardrobe.

Shower Room

(Overall approx. 3.4m x 1.9m at widest points (floor area)) (11'3" x 6'3") Generously proportioned shower room with large shower enclosure with 'rainfall' shower head and glazed screen / door, plus a white WC and wash hand basin set in a fitted storage / vanity unit which provides useful storage space for towels & toiletries etc., and has a large wall mirror over. Tiling to dado height and also the floor, & Velux window.


As noted the property sits in a well-established site which is estimated to extend to around ½ acre or thereby, the site being fenced throughout, the tarred driveway which leads to a large parking area outside the house and garage being protected by a cattle grid. A lawn runs along the front of the house with a further lawn / drying green and wooden garden shed with power supply to the north. Here a doorway provides easy access to a substantial area of standing room height with workbench, fitted cupboards and access to the remaining underfloor area where the water tank is situated. On the south side of the house is a further fenced garden area with lawn and timber deck outside the patio doors from the dining area, the space which is sheltered by the house and garage, providing a great sun trap and place to sit and enjoy the fine view.

Note the north and south title boundaries measure 40m (back from the roadside). The fence to the east has been set back a further 10m on an informal basis. The additional area enclosed does not form part of the subjects of sale.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. 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.

Property Location

To reach the property drive into Mid Yell and turn right at the 'T'-junction. Follow the road up and around to the left following signs for Burravoe. Pass the fire station and 'New House' is the very last house on the left.

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