Nurses Cottage, Bridge End, Burra, ZE2 9LD

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (61)

Council Tax:

Band B




• 2 bedrooms • living room • kitchen • bathroom • garage


Detached, two bedroom cottage at Bridge End to the south end of the island of Burra, within easy reach of Scalloway (approx. 5 miles) and Lerwick (approx. 11 miles).

In addition to two bedrooms, the single storey, double glazed accommodation which has oil-fired central heating, also includes a living room, kitchen, bathroom, hall and front & rear porches.  Externally there is a grassed garden area and a detached garage.

Repair and refurbishment is required which is reflected in the price. Nonetheless this mainly stone-built property has the potential to provide an attractive home, either for permanent or perhaps holiday use.

Burra is linked to mainland Shetland by fixed bridges via the neighbouring island of Trondra.

General Information

The ‘Nurse’s Cottage’ is situated in the village of Bridge End towards the southern end of Burra approximately 5 miles from Scalloway and 11 miles from Lerwick, both of which are within easy commuting distance.

Although an island, Burra is linked to mainland Shetland by two fixed bridges via the neighbouring island of Trondra. There is an outdoor centre in Bridge End itself however the main amenities on the island are situated at Hamnavoe a couple of miles to the north, where there is a local shop, primary school & marina. Further amenities can be found at Scalloway including additional local shopping, another school and a swimming pool.

Burra has several fine beaches including Banna Minn on West Burra, and Meal beach to the north.

The property requires repair and refurbishment and is being sold in its current condition. No warranties will be given in respect of any contents or services.

Interested parties are advised that there is no specific right of access referred to in the title deeds. The sellers are satisfied that access rights exist either by implication or by operation of prescription, but the position is not warranted and it is for prospective purchasers to satisfy themselves as to access, and if need be to discuss with their own agents.



(Approx. 1.85m x 1.4m) (6’ x 4’8”) With built-in cupboard housing the oil-fired central heating boiler and the ‘Megaflo’ water tank, and door to:-


(Approx. 3.6m x 2.1m) (11’10” x 6’10”) North-facing room with fitted sink and cupboard units, & radiator. Door to:-

Living Room

(Approx. 3.85m x 3.55m) (12’7” x 11’9”)  Dual-aspect room with windows to the south & west, tiled fireplace (not tested), shelved recess & radiator.  Door to:-


(Approx. 2.9m x 1.1m extending to 1.45m at widest points) (9’7” 3’7” / 4’10”) Leading to two bedrooms, a bathroom and rear porch (approx. 1.1m x 0.8m) (3’8” x 2’8”) leading to the garden.  Radiator & hatch to loft space.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.5m x 2.65m) (11’6” x 8’8”) South-facing room with shelved recess & radiator.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.3m x 3.1m) (11’ x 10’3”)  With windows to the north & east, the east window looking over towards Lang Sound.  Wash hand basin, shelved recess & radiator.


(Approx. 2.1m x 1.45m) (6’10” x 4’10”) With bath & W.C. Radiator.


Fenced garden areas to the front, west side & rear, plus detached garage.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band B. 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: D (61)

Property Location

To reach the property drive to Bridge End towards the southern end of Burra. Shortly before the war memorial turn left to Toogs by the bus stop. Drive towards the shore, the house is on the right opposite the North Toogs junction.

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