Key details

1/2 acre house site with planning permission, Wick, Gulberwick, ZE2 9TX
Larger than average sized plot • Planning permission already in place • Fine open views over surrounding countryside • Existing access road • Services close by
Offers over £85,000
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.


Great opportunity to acquire a unique, much larger than usual, ½ acre house site, benefiting from an attractive, semi-rural location in central Gulberwick, yet only a few minutes’ drive from the centre of town and amenities.

The site enjoys a sunny south and westerly aspect and there are open views including over to the bay.

Planning permission is in place for a two bedroom, partially earth-sheltered, single storey house and integral garage designed by local architect Alan McKay although a purchaser could submit a fresh application for an alternative design if desired. Services are close by.

General Information

The site is situated in the popular Gulberwick area offering a sought-after, semi-rural location just a short five minute drive from the centre of Lerwick, Shetland’s capital, the town offering a wide range of amenities including primary and secondary schooling (with available transport), two supermarkets (Tesco & Co-op), Gilbert Bain hospital with a good range of resident consultants, a large leisure centre complete with 25m swimming pool, and a modern purpose-built music / cinema complex. Gulberwick itself has a local hall, church, and beach, all a short walk away.

The site, which is accessed via a private surfaced road shared by three other houses, is bounded by open countryside to the east, by mature trees to the south and north, and by the burn of Wick which runs through the site, the access road, and again open countryside to the west, the extensive mature planting creating a particularly secluded setting. The positioning of the site allows for a sunny south – westerly aspect, maximising light and the potential for natural heating, and also allowing for views over to the bay to the south. The burn flows into a large natural pond which attracts bird and animal life.

Detailed planning permission (Ref: 2021/327/PPF) was granted in February 2022 for a single storey, energy saving, detached, partially earth sheltered dwellinghouse to a design by well-known local architect Alan McKay. Alternatively, a fresh application could be submitted for a different design, although any development will be restricted to single storey.

Full details of the planning permission including plans and elevations can be seen on the Council’s website at:- (Quoting the planning reference).

Services for the proposed house and close by including water, sewage, electricity, and fibre. The purchaser will be responsible for complying with the terms of the planning permission including constructing a culvert to the burn.

Property location

The site is situated off an access road off the Gulberwick loop road which serves just three other properties, the access being opposite the Kirk. The site lies immediately beyond the first house on the right.

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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.

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1/2 acre house site with planning permission, Wick, Gulberwick, ZE2 9TX

For further details and to view please telephone the sellers direct on 07833 363 095.