Viewfeal, Hillend, Mid Yell, Yell, ZE2 9BJ

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

E (49)

Council Tax:

Band A




• 2 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / diner • bathroom • double garage & shed


Set in a good-sized garden in an elevated position within walking dostance of the school, leisure centre, health centre and shop in the village of Mid Yell on the island of Yell, 'Viewfeal' is a detached cottage enjoying superb views eastwards across Mid Yell towards the voe in the distance.

The mainly double glazed, single storey accommodation comprises a living room, re-fitted kitchen / diner and bathroom, two bedrooms, a front porch and substantial floored and lined loft.

Central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler.

Externally there are lawns to the front and rear, plus a large shed and separate double garage.

General Information

‘Viewfeal’ is situated in an elevated position in the village of Mid Yell on Yell, the larger of Shetland’s north isles. Being the main population centre on Yell, the village is the location of its main amenities including the school, leisure centre with heated indoor swimming pool, main hall, squash court & fitness room, health centre including dental surgery, & pier, all within walking distance. There is also a local shop, further shops being located at Aywick and by the ferry terminal at Ulsta, to the south. 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.

Measuring about 19 miles long by 7.5 miles wide and having a population of around 950, Yell is connected to Mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day from Ulsta at the south end of the island about 10 miles from the house, to Toft about 24 miles from Lerwick, crossing time 20 minutes. A similar service runs from Gutcher to the north to the neighbouring island of Unst.

The Shetland Islands themselves 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. Despite the remote ‘get-away-from-it-all’ location the mainland is still easily accessible with a daily overnight ferry service linking Shetland with Aberdeen & Orkney, and regular flights from Sumburgh Airport to Aberdeen, Glasgow & Edinburgh.

The property which is mostly double glazed and benefits from oil-fired central heating supplied by a ‘Worcester Danesmoor’ boiler set in a fireplace surround in the kitchen, which supplies radiators throughout, has been refurbished in recent years including a new kitchen and bathroom, re-decoration and new flooring throughout. The non-standard construction may restrict mortgageability.



With doors to the bathroom, kitchen & living room, built-in cupboard & laminate flooring.


(Approx. 2.6m x 2.5m at widest points) (8’6” x 8’2”) Completely re-fitted bathroom now comprising a three piece suite, the wash hand basin set on a fitted unit providing handy storage space and with large wall mirror over, plus a separate shower with 'Triton' electric shower and glazed screen / door. Laminate flooring.

Kitchen / Diner

(Approx. 4.25m x 3.25m) (14’ x 10’9”) Good-sized kitchen, again re-fitted, with space for a table & chairs and windows to the south & west. Fitted units in a cream colour set off by wood effect worktops incorporate an integral oven & hob with concealed cooker hood over plus plumbing for a washing machine and space for a fridge / freezer, these appliances being included in the sale / not included / available by separate negotiation. A separate built-in shelved airing cupboard houses the hot water tank. Laminate flooring.

Living room

(Approx. 4.25m x 3.55m) (14’ x 11’8”) Good-sized, east-facing room enjoying the fine view, with fitted carpet. Door to:-


Wood-lined hallway leading to the two bedrooms, with door and two internal windows to a wood-lined front porch with windows to either side, and front door. Laminate flooring to the hallway.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 2.85m x 2.5m) (9’4” x 8’3”) West-facing single bedroom with laminate flooring.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.3m x 3.5m) (14’ x 11’6”) Large, carpeted double bedroom with dual-aspect and built-in cupboard.


The property has a large, approximately 10.3m (33’) long loft which is easily accessed via a hatch with pull-down ladder. It is wood lined, approximately 1.8m (6’) high in the centre (floor-to-ridge) and comprises two spaces either side of the access hatch access, each with a Velux window,


Large site accessed via a track from the public road over which the adjoining property has access rights, with lawns to the front and rear.

There are two outbuildings including a shed (approx. 4.4m x 3.5m) (14’6” x 11’6”) with further lean-to potting shed to one side (approx. 3.95m x 2.95m) (13’ x 9’8”), plus a separate detached double garage (approx. 5.25m x 5m) (17’4” x 16’4”), although all require some attention.

Note the north boundary is unfenced apart from a small section by the roadside. The remainder of the actual north boundary (which is roughly in line with the edge of the concrete path) follows the line of this existing fence. An area of ground to the north of the actual boundary has been enclosed with the property but does not form part of the title. The south boundary of the site follows the line of the south side of the detached garage.

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: E (49)

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. Continue past the fire station; ‘Viewfeal’ is the third house on the right, the access track being just before the sign noting the end of the 30mph speed limit.

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