Key details

0.75 acre Potential Development Site, Flanderstown, Cunningsburgh
Offers over £75,000
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.


Great opportunity to acquire a large 0.75 acre site with development potential for 2 or possibly 3 house sites, conveniently situated for easy access to Lerwick & Sumburgh.

The front half of the site has already been landscaped, although the site does also include the grassed area behind up to the fence. The access road is in place and service connections are already on site.

The site currently has planning for equestrian use however there used to be a house on the site and it is understood that a change to residential use would be favourably considered.

The site enjoys fine elevated views over the wider Cunningsburgh area to the sea and the island of Mousa in the distance.

The local primary school is within walking distance.

General Information

The land is situated in a very convenient position just off the main A970 Lerwick – Sumburgh road through Cunningsburgh putting Lerwick just 10 miles to the north within easy commuting distance by car or by bus.

The village of Cunningsburgh is scattered over a fairly wide area, amenities in the area including the primary school (older pupils go to Sandwick or Lerwick) which is just along the road, a well-used community hall plus a marina at Aithsvoe, and the village hosts one of Shetland’s biggest agricultural shows in August.

Further information on the local area can be found at:-

The land is accessed over a shared track from the public road which leads to the level front half of the site which is ready to build on with hard-core and landscaping already done. The site also includes the further grassed area up to the fence to the west, this area backing on to the open hill ground behind. Click here to see a plan of the site.

The land’s elevated position allows for super views eastwards over the whole of the Cunningsburgh area generally to Aithsvoe and the sea including the island of Mousa to the south.

The land currently has planning permission for equestrian use however there was a house on the site before that. A pre-planning enquiry with the local planning department indicated that a change to residential use would be looked on favourably however prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the local planning department directly.

Given the size of the site it is thought it could accommodate two large house sites, or possibly three smaller ones.

As there was a house on the site before, service connections for electric, water and mains sewerage are on site, both the electricity and water being live.

Property location

The land is situated towards the south end of Cunningsburgh at Flanderstown on the west side of the main Lerwick – Sumburgh Road just south of the junction east to Culbinsgarth, Dandiegarth and the school.

Get more information


Important Information for Prospective Purchasers

This schedule is intended only to help you decide whether to view the property. We always recommend you view the property personally.

The information is believed to be correct, but it is not warranted and is not to form part of any contract of sale. All dates, distances, areas and room sizes noted are approximate and for use as a general guide only. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the working condition or otherwise of any equipment such as central heating or kitchen appliances.

This schedule should not be taken as a comment on the condition of the property. This is a matter for your surveyor and we recommend that once you have found a property you are interested in, you obtain a survey report. We can provide details of surveyors if required.

Interested parties are advised to note their interest through their solicitor as soon as possible so that they can be informed if a closing date is fixed. Noting interest does not place any obligation on the seller to set a closing date or to give any noted interests the opportunity to offer. Whilst every effort will be made to advise noted interests of any closing date set, this cannot be guaranteed.

No responsibility will be accepted for expenses incurred by parties who have noted interest but do not get an opportunity to offer, or for any expenses incurred traveling to properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

Thanks again for your brilliant service with both my property sales over the past years. Your experience in Shetland is much noted with local people.

Selling my house whilst living in Edinburgh was a daunting prospect but I should not have worried. The communications between both parties was easy and the sale of my property went through without any hitches.
Diane Legget
Request Viewing
0.75 acre Potential Development Site, Flanderstown, Cunningsburgh

By simply visiting the site.