Vaarheim, Mid Yell, ZE2 9BJ

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Council Tax:

Band C




4 double bedrooms, sittingroom, kitchen / dining room, family bathroom & en-suite, utility room, integral double garage.


Enjoying fantastic elevated view eastwards to the voe of Mid Yell and beyond to Fetlar in the distance, 'Vaarheim' is a great four bedroom family home conveniently situated within walking distance of the school, leisure centre, health centre, shop & pier in the village of Mid Yell.

The house is set in around 1&½ acres with a main garden area, plenty of parking plus a further park below the house. In addition to four double bedrooms including an en-suite master, the spacious, single storey accommodation also includes a sittingroom with a large bay window making the most of the view, a kitchen / dining room, family bathroom and utility room.

The substantial integral garage has twin garage doors, one with an electric remote control, extensive storage space being provided by two lofts and a large, very usable under-floor area.

Yell is connected to mainland Shetland by a regular 20 minute ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day.

Viewing recommended.

General Information

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

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

Yell is the largest of Shetland's outer isles with a population of around 950. 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 Westsandwick & Breckon, and nature reserves at Lumbister and Yell Sound.

The property was built in the late 1980's. It is fully double glazed and benefits from central heating throughout provided by an oil-fired boiler in the large under-floor area where the 'Megaflo' water tank is also situated. An open fire in the sittingroom provides a cosy additional heat source, that room and the main bathroom having under-floor heating. There is a satellite TV connection to the sittingroom and ample telephone points.

When the house was built, it was constructed with a lintel to the south gable already in place so that access could be easily be provided to an extension at a later date if required, any alterations being subject to the necessary consents required.


Entrance Vestibule

Entry to the property is via a double glazed front door which opens to a wood-lined vestibule with tiled floor and glazed inner door to the hall.


On entering the hall a door to the right leads to a utility room, whilst ahead is a glazed door to the kitchen and a glazed display cabinet with integral lighting. To the left a passageway with two handy built-in cupboards, one a cloak cupboard, the other a super shelved airing cupboard complete with its own central heating radiator, leads to the remaining accommodation. The flooring is wooden laminate and there are two central heating radiators. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to a substantial, fully insulated, lined and floored loft space which has additional fitted shelving.

Utility Room

(Approx. 3.65m x 2.05m) (12' x 6'8") Large utility room with fitted worktop and sink unit, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a freezer etc., and also housing the electric meters and a generator point. Another hatch gives access to a second loft space which is partially floored providing yet more storage space.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 6.4m x 3.45m extending to 4.05m at widest point) (21' x 11'3" / 13'4") Good-sized room with two windows enjoying the fine elevated view with plenty of space for a table & chairs, a wood-lined peninsula breakfast bar unit with spotlighting over separating the dining area from the fitted kitchen which has an inset sink and plumbing for a dishwasher which is included in the sale along with the freestanding fridge, and a brick-faced recess housing the 'Rangemaster' gas-fired range cooker, also included in the sale. A separate built-in cupboard provides additional storage space.


(Approx. 5.2m x 6.25m into bay) (17' x 20'6") Generously proportioned, bright room thanks to a large bay-window which makes the most of the stunning view, the window having a 'v'-lined ceiling with recessed ceiling spotlighting tying in with the 'v'-lined paneling to the ceiling to the main space. A stone-built fireplace surround along one wall houses a working open fire (the room also has a central heating radiator and under-floor heating) as well as providing plenty of space for display, TV etc., with a glazed display cabinet in the recess to one side. Wood laminate flooring and recessed ceiling spotlighting around the perimeter.

Walk-in Cupboard

Shelved cupboard with light, used as a small office space.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.65m x 3.3m) (12' x 10'10") North-facing master bedroom with ample clothes space provided by a large built-in wardrobe along one wall with sliding mirror doors, fitted shelf & hanging space. Wood laminate flooring & radiator. Door to:-

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 2.05m x 1.5m) (6'8" x 4'10") Comprising a wet-wall lined shower enclosure with glazed screen / door plus a WC & wash hand basin, the walls being clad with 'v'-lining around the shower & WC, and tiled around the w.h.b. Wood laminate flooring & radiator.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.6m x 3.3m) (11'9" x 10'9") Second double room, also north-facing, again with a large built-in wardrobe with fitted shelving & hanging space. Wood laminate flooring & radiator.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.15m x 2.8m) (10'4" x 9'2") South-facing double room, with built-in double wardrobe, wood laminate flooring & radiator.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.15m x 2.8m) (10'4" x 9'2") Small double room with window to the south, built-in double wardrobe with mirrored doors, wood laminate flooring & radiator.


(Approx. 3.15m x 2.45m) (10'4" x 8'2") Large, wood-lined family bathroom with four piece suite plus wet-wall lined shower enclosure with glazed screen / door, the bath having a tiled shelf around it and mixer tap / shower fitting. Further tiled shelf space behind the WC, bidet and wash hand basin with large wall mirror over. Small built-in cupboard, electric under-floor heating below the tiled floor, & radiator.

Double Garage

(Approx. 7.85m x 5.35m) (25'9" x 17'8") At the end of the hall a door opens to the substantial double garage which has twin insulated 'up & over' garage doors (replaced two years ago), one with electric remote control, double glazed windows to either side, lighting & power with plenty of sockets, and additional storage space in the eaves.


The site is estimated to extend to around 1&½ acres or thereby comprising the main garden area which immediately surrounds the house plus a further 'L'-shaped park at the bottom of the garden.

There is plenty of parking space along the front of the house outside of the garage where there is a cold water tap, with gates to either side leading to the main garden, a wooden gate to the right opening to a path to the front door with a mature lawn enclosed by a stone dyke to the right bed, a stone edged border in the corner being an attractive feature. On the other side vehicle and pedestrian gates provide access to a hard standing area along the side of the house which could be used to store a caravan or boat, plus a chipped drying area, a secluded space surrounded by established shrubs and planting.

A large lawn runs along the east side of the house, established trees lining the boundary of the main garden area although the site also includes the 'L'-shaped park beyond the fence which provides plenty of space for extending the garden, perhaps housing a polytunnel etc.

A door to the north side of the house provides access to a very large usable basement space for storing bikes, a lawn mower and other gardening equipment, and also houses the central heating boiler and water tank. It also provides access to the remaining under-floor area of the house.

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 by the Hilltop Bar. Follow the road up and around to the left following signs for Burravoe. 'Vaarheim' is the first modern house on the left.

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