Roseville, Burravoe, Yell, ZE2 9AY

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (55)

Council Tax:

Band A




• 3 bedrooms • sittingroom • kitchen • shower room • substantial garage / workshop with hobby / storage space over


Presented in immaculate 'walk-into' condition, 'Roseville' is an attractive detached cottage in the village of Burravoe at the south end of the island of Yell, set in a large ¼ acre plus garden. The property faces south enjoying spectacular panoramic views over the Loch of Littlester and surrounding countryside, and also over to Yell Sound to the south-east in the distance.

Included with the property is a substantial 7.7m x 5.8m detached garage / workshop with twin electric doors and massive hobby / storage space above which would make a great home office space.

The recently re-decorated double / triple glazed accommodation comprises a sittingroom, attractively fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and range cooker, stylishly re-fitted shower room and porch / utility area on the ground floor, plus three bedrooms, all facing south and enjoying the views, upstairs.

A regular ro-ro ferry service runs from Ulsta 4 miles from the house to Mainland Shetland, the crossing time being just 20 minutes although Yell has its own leisure centre / swimming pool, health centre & Junior High School (Primary 1 to Secondary4), plus several local shops.

General Information

'Roseville' is situated just outside the village of Burravoe which lies in the south-east corner of the island of Yell, the village having a primary school and heritage centre / tearoom, about ½ mile from the house. There are a couple of shops with fuel in the area, at Ulsta by the ferry terminal, and also at Aywick about 6 miles to the north, although the main amenities on the island are situated in the main population centre of Mid Yell about 8 miles to the north, where you will find the Junior High School, leisure centre & swimming pool, & health centre.

Measuring about 19 miles long by 7.5 miles wide and having a population of around 900, Yell is connected to Mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day from Ulsta to Toft about 27 miles north of Lerwick. A similar service runs from Gutcher to the north to the neighbouring islands of Unst & Fetlar.

The Shetland Islands lie in the middle of the North Sea about 100 miles north of mainland Scotland, and are in fact closer to Bergen in Norway than to Edinburgh. A daily overnight ferry service (Northlink Ferries) links Shetland with Orkney & Aberdeen, whilst Loganair provides regular flights from Sumburgh Airport at the very southern tip of Shetland, to Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow.

Spread over 100 islands, 15 of them inhabited, Shetland offers spectacular and unspoilt scenery together with a wide variety of wildlife and many places of historical and archeological interest. Thanks to the oil boom of the 1970's, the island enjoys an excellent range of services including a network of leisure centres (including Yell) and excellent transport links with good road and inter island ferry networks.

'Roseville' is fully double / triple glazed and heated by radiators fed by a solid-fuel stove, with an electric heater in the kitchen providing an alternative back-up heat source in the summer when stove is not required. The whole property has been completely re-decorated in the past few months and all fixed floor coverings, curtains & light fittings are included in the sale along with the range cooker and dishwasher. The other white goods and the furniture are available by separate negotiation.


Entry to the house is to the south side, the uPVC door opening to a porch / utility area with south-facing window, plumbing for a washing machine & 'American' style fridge / freezer which are available by separate negotiation. Striking large white ceramic tiles are laid to the floor, similar tiles being used in the shower room.

An oak half-glazed door (all the internal doors have recently been replaced from the porch opens to a passageway leading to the kitchen, with a door to the left to a very stylish recently re-fitted shower room featuring a contemporary white WC & wash hand basin with 'waterfall' mixer tap, plus a large walk-in tiled shower enclosure with electric shower. Again the floor is laid with large ceramic tiles, and there is a heated towel rail.

The kitchen has also been re-fitted in recent years, the modern cream coloured units being set off by solid woodblock worktops and including a peninsula breakfast bar. The 'Rangemaster' dual-fuel cooker with stainless steel cooker hood over is included in the sale along with the concealed integrated dishwasher. A pull-out corner unit makes the most of the available space and the splash backs are attractively tiled. The room is particularly bright thanks to windows to three sides, the south-facing window enjoying the fine view, and the glazed double doors which lead to the sittingroom. Heating is provided by the solid-fuel stove although as noted an electric heater provides heating in the summer months. Under the stair to the stair to the first floor is a recess with water supply which could provide space for a washing machine, or could simply be used for general storage. A separate built-in cupboard behind the door from the porch provides additional storage.

The laminate flooring in the kitchen extends into the sittingroom, this room having a wide south-facing window making the most of the views. Lighting is provided by recessed ceiling lights and a couple of wall lights. The freestanding electric fire is available by separate negotiation although there is also a central heating radiator.

A Velux window provides natural light to the stairs to the first floor landing which leads to three bedrooms all also having wood laminate flooring and a window to the south side of the house again enjoying the views. The main bedroom to the right has two wall lights over the bed. The middle single room could be used as an office, a hatch giving access to the loft space. The third bedroom is another double.


On the Ground Floor:-


(Approx. 3.8m x 3.6m) (12'6" x 11'10")


(Overall approx. 5.2m x 3.35m) (17'2" x 11')

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.75m x 1.8m) (9' x 5'10")

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.05m x 3.65m at widest points (floor area)) (13'2" x 12')

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 2.95m x 2.05m (floor area)) (9'8" x 6'9")

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.65m x 2.7m (floor area)) (12' x 8'10")


The property sits in a large site which is estimated to extend to around 0.28 acres or thereby. There is ample parking in front of the garage, the main garden area to the rear comprising a large lawn / drying green.

The substantial garage / workshop measures approximately 7.7m x 5.8m (23'8" x 19') and is a well-lit space with two 'up & over' garage doors both with electric remote control, two double glazed side windows, and a double glazed back door. There is plenty of room to park a couple of cars yet still leaving ample working space with cupboards and shelving for storage.

A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to the upstairs area which measures approximately 8m x 4.45m (26'3" x 14'8"), this being an exceptionally bright space thanks to two banks of Velux windows with additional roof lights over. The space is lined and insulated throughout and again has power & lighting. It provides a huge amount of space which could suite a variety of uses, e.g. hobbies, gym or simply general storage, of it would make a great home office separate to the house.

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: D (55)

Property Location

To reach the property drive off the ferry and take the first turning right to Burravoe. Follow the road for just over 4 miles passing the kirk and the public hall on the left. Just after the hall and a large shed on the right is 'Roseville'.

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