Stjorna, Ollaberry, ZE2 9RT

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

C (70)

Council Tax:

Band D




6 bedrooms, sittingroom, office, living / dining room / kitchen, 2 bath / shower rooms, utility room & integral garage.


Conveniently situated next to the local primary school and close to the shop, 'Stjorna' is a very spacious detached property offering flexible, 'walk-into', family accommodation with up to six bedrooms. The location puts Brae & Sullom Voe within easy reach, although Lerwick (approximately 32 miles) is still within commuting distance.

Set in around one third of an acre, the property has a large mainly lawned fenced garden, ample parking plus a sizeable integral garage with electric door.

In addition to the six bedrooms, the accommodation which is arranged over two floors, also includes an attractive living room with feature fireplace, and a large living / dining room / kitchen with 'Aga', a great family / entertainment space, both rooms enjoying views over to the Bay of Ollaberry, an office, two bath / shower rooms, and a utility room. There is a massive loft space with possible development potential subject to consents.

Early viewing recommended.

General Information

'Stjorna' is conveniently situated right next to the local primary school in the village of Ollaberry on the east side of the North Mainland of Shetland approximately 10 miles north of Brae providing an attractive rural location within easy commuting distance of Sullom Voe Terminal and the gas plant.

In addition to the school, the house is also close to the shop which has fuel pumps, and there is also a post office, garage and public hall.  Further amenities can be found at Brae, the main population centre for North Mainland, where there is a High School, swimming pool / leisure centre, several shops including a Co-op mini-supermarket, a couple of garages, hotel, award-winning fish & chip shop, boating club & marina. 

Completed in 2006, the property is of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction below a concrete tiled roof. Windows and doors are double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler in the garage. A multi-fuel stove in the living room provides a cosy alternative heat source.


On the Ground Floor:-


Entry to the property is via a double glazed front door which opens to a vestibule with a sizeable built-in cloak cupboard which provides a very handy space for coats and shelving for boots etc., a tiled floor and glazed inner door to the hall.


Laid with engineered wood flooring the hall runs from left to right, the living room, kitchen / dining room and a ground floor bedroom being to the left, a further bedroom, shower room, office, utility room and access to the garage being to the right. Two built-in cupboards provide additional storage, one also housing the 'Megaflo' hot water tank. The central heating radiator is concealed behind a decorative wooden cover.

Living Room

(Approx. 5.1m x 4.1m) (16'10" x 13'5") Laid with the same engineered wood flooring as in the hall, the living room is a bright room thanks to a wide triple window which enjoys a view past the school to the voe in the distance. A cast iron, solid-fuel stove set on a tiled hearth in one corner creates an attractive focal point although there is also a central heating radiator.

Living / Dining Room / Kitchen

Super 'L-shaped' space with tiled floor throughout, the living / dining area at one end (approx. 5.4m x 4.1m (17'8" x 13'5")) having sliding patio doors and a window enjoying the view to the voe, the patio doors opening to a timber deck, plus a further window to the side looking out over the garden to the hill beyond. The spacious fitted kitchen area (approx. 3.7m x 3.25m (12'3" x 10'8")) features units in a cream finish set off by dark grey worktops and cream tiled splashbacks. An electric four oven 'Aga' is housed in a tiled recess with concealed cooker hood over, the other units incorporating an integral oven & ceramic hob with stainless steel cooker hood over, and a concealed integrated dishwasher. The free-standing 'American' style fridge-freezer will be included in the sale. 1&½ bowl ceramic sink and open display cabinet with plate rack. Lighting is provided by two pendant fittings to the living / dining area and by recessed ceiling spotlighting supplemented by additional worktop lights to the kitchen.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.55m x 2.9m) (11'9" x 9'6") Carpeted double bedroom facing north-west.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3m x 2.7m) (9'10" x 8'10")  South-east facing bedroom with built-in wardrobe with shelf & hanging rail, wood laminate flooring & recessed ceiling spotlighting. 

Shower Room

(Approx. 3m x 1.8m at widest points) (9'10" x 6') Comprising a walk-in shower with glazed shower screen and 'Triton' combi-shower, white WC & wash hand basin. Tiling to the shower and around the w.h.b. basin, and the floor which has electric underfloor heating. Recessed ceiling spotlighting.

Office / Extra Bedroom

(Approx. 3.85m x 2m) (12'8" x 6'7") Useful extra room with window to the north-east and fitted desk and cupboard / drawer space along one wall, although this could easily be removed if use as a bedroom was required. Recessed ceiling spotlighting.

Utility Room

(Approx. 4.25m x 1.8m) (14'0" x 6') Large utility room with extensive fitted cupboard & worktop space and attractively tiled splashbacks. Space for a washing machine and tumble dryer which are included in the sale, and sink unit. Radiator with clothes pulley over, tiled floor and door to:_

Integral Garage

(Approx. 6.4m x 5.35m) (21' x 17'6") Sizeable lined and insulated garage with 'up & over' garage door with electric remote control, separate side door and double glazed window. Central heating boiler and ample power points.

On the First Floor:-


The carpeted stair from the hall leads up to a landing with doors to four bedrooms, all with wood laminate flooring, and the main bathroom.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 2.9m x 2.8m (floor area)) (9'6" x 9'2") Single room.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.85m x 3.55m into bay (floor area at widest points) (12'8" x 11'9") Small double room with dual aspect and built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 5

(Approx. 3.25m x 2.95m (floor area at widest points)) (10'8" x 9'9") Single room with built-in cupboard and Velux window with integral blind.

Bedroom 6

(Approx. 5.15m x 3.3m extending to 3.75m at widest point (floor area)) (21'3" x 10'10" / 12'3") Generously proportioned master bedroom, also enjoying a dual aspect, the window to the front of the house enjoying the view over to the voe. A wall hatch provides access to the substantial loft space (approx. 12 m (40') long and 3.6m (11'10") wide) which is floored down the centre and has two Velux windows fitted. The floor-to-ceiling height in the centre is about 2.4m (7'10") and therefore the space has potential for conversion to provide additional accommodation although this would be subject to the usual consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard. Otherwise, it provides a massive amount of easily accessible storage or hobby space.


(Approx. 2.7m x 1.9m (floor area)) (8'10" x 6'3") Comprising a white three piece suite including a shower bath with mixer tap with hand-held shower fitting, 'Triton' electric shower and glazed shower screen over. A built-in cupboard provides shelved storage space for toiletries etc. and there is a mirror and light over the wash hand basin. Underfloor heating below the tiled floor, recessed ceiling spotlighting & Velux window.


The property sits in a large fenced site which is estimated to extend to around 1/3 acre or thereby. A gate to the picket fence along the roadside provides access to a substantial gravel parking area in front of the house and garage, the front door to the house having stepped and ramped access. Wooden picket fences and gates either side of the house enclose the main garden area to the rear, making it ideal for children and dogs, the garden being mainly laid to lawn with a decked area outside the patio doors from the kitchen / dining room. Drying green & external cold water tap.

Note the actual title boundary to the east side of the garden lies just inside the existing fence.

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: C (70)

Property Location

To reach the property take the road to Ollaberry and continue past the shop and public hall. 'Stjorna' is the large white detached house just before the school.

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