Winjerul, Hillside Road, Scalloway, ZE1 0XB

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

E (51)

Council Tax:

Band D




• 4 bedrooms • split-level living / dining area • kitchen • 3 bath / shower rooms (one en-suite) • large store & 2 box rooms • detached garage


Set in a good-sized quite private garden with off-street parking and a garage, 'Winjerul' is a four bedroom detached house tucked away just off Main Street in the centre of Scalloway. The location means the harbour area and amenities including shopping, the school & swimming pool are within walking distance.

In addition to four bedrooms, the accommodation also includes a split-level living / dining area, the upstairs living space being strategically placed to take full advantage of the fantastic open view southwards over the harbour to the island of Trondra, a large window area making this and the lower dining area a particularly bright space. The remaining accommodation comprises a kitchen and three bath / shower rooms (one en-suite), a couple of box rooms and a large store room providing extensive storage space.

Although updating would be beneficial which is reflected in the price, this is a very rare opportunity to acquire a sizeable family home in this great location with amenities close by and the added bonus of the great views.

The former meeting hall across the road is available separately.

General Information

'Winjerul' is situated in the village of Scalloway which lies on the west coast of Shetland approximately six miles from Lerwick. The house lies a stone's throw from Main Street and the harbour area putting it within easy walking distance of a range of amenities in the village including the school, swimming pool & doctor's surgery, as well as local shops on Main Street where there are a couple of general stores and a chemist / post office. There is also a hotel, youth centre, garage, boating club, marina & vets surgery, whilst further round the harbour at Port Arthur is the NAFC Marine Centre, part of the University of the Highlands & Islands.

The former meeting hall immediately across the road from the house is available separately at offers over £15,000. This interesting detached building comprises an entrance porch plus the hall, a huge wood-lined space which measures approximately 10m x 5.2m (33' x 17') with a floor-to-ceiling height in the centre of approximately 3.6m (11'9"). There are windows to either side and also to the street, and a power supply. The building may have potential for other uses, perhaps residential, or it would make a great home office, although any change of use would require planning permission and a building warrant and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the local planning and / or building standards departments directly. The building is being sold in its current condition and no warranties will be given in respect of any contents or services.


Entry is to the side of the house, the front door opening to a carpeted hallway with doors to a shower room and handy walk-in shelved box room which provides a huge amount of easily accessible storage space and also houses the hot water tank. At the end of the hallway a door opens to a very bright split-level living / dining space, the dining area to the lower level having a window to the side of the house looking out over Scalloway generally, with a view of the castle in the distance. From here a door opens to the kitchen to the rear of the house with fitted units including a sink, gas cooker point & plumbing for a dishwasher. Off the kitchen is a large store room with further walk-in shelved cupboard off, all providing ample storage, and a back door to the garden.

Back in the dining area stairs lead up to the living area on the upper floor and down to the bedroom accommodation. Thanks to its position on the upper first floor and three large windows, the living area enjoys the fantastic elevated view southwards over the harbour area generally and across to Trondra, with a further floor-to-ceiling window to the side again enjoying a fine open aspect and a view to the castle in the distance. It is an exceptionally light and airy space, exposed beams and pine 'v-lining' to the ceiling and window wall to the south being a particular feature.

Off the living area is a double bedroom, again with lots of natural light thanks again to a dual-aspect including a Velux window to the front enjoying the view, and an en-suite shower room.

The lower ground floor accommodation comprises a hallway leading to two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a part wet-wall lined bathroom with white three piece suite and shelved cupboard providing lots of space for toiletries etc. Heated towel rail.

On the Ground Floor:-

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.3m x 1.7m) (7'6" x 5'7")

Dining Area

(Approx. 5m x 2.95m) (16'6" x 9'9")


(Approx. 3.3m x 3.05m) (10'10" x 10')


(Overall approx.5.65m x 3.3m including separate walk-in cupboard) (18'6" x 10'10")

On the Upper (First) Floor:-

Living Area

(Approx. 5m x 4.95m) (16'6" x 16'3")

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.95m x 4.4m at widest points) (16'3" x 14'6")

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 1.85m x 1.55m) (6'2" x 5')

On the Lower Ground Floor:-

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.8m x 2.75m) (15'10" x 9')


(Approx. 3.75m x 1.5m at widest points) (12'4" x 5')

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.75m x 2.45m) (12'4" x 8')

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 4.8m x 2.55m) (15'10" x 8'4")


Although situated right in the heart of Scalloway the property sits in a good-sized garden with a driveway to the front providing off-street parking for a couple of cars in front of a sizeable detached garage (approx. 7m x 3.4m) (23' x 11'3") with 'up & over' garage door, power & lighting.

There is a small area of lawn immediately in front of the house, a gate providing access around the side to the rear where the main garden area comprising a lawn and rotary clothes dryer, is enclosed by a high stone dyke making it a particularly private space. External cold water tap.

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: E (51)

Property Location

The property is situated on Hillside Road which runs between Houl Road to the north and Main Street to the south, the property being situated on the right hand side of the road (approaching from Main Street) approximately half way up. The Hillside Road junction on Main Street is on the right just after the Prince Olav slipway.

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