73 Setters Hill Estate, Unst, ZE2 9TA

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (59)

Council Tax:

Band A


Under offer


• 3 double bedrooms • living / dining room • conservatory • kitchen • bathroom & separate WC • box / utility room • shed


Three bedroom semi-detached house with a large shed, situated on the edge of Setters Hill at Baltasound on Unst, Britain's most northerly inhabited island.

Originally built as accommodation for the former RAF base, the property forms part of a residential estate within easy reach of an excellent range of amenities including a Junior High school, several local shops and even a leisure centre with swimming pool.

In addition to three double bedrooms, the double glazed accommodation also includes a very spacious 7.8m living / dining room with double glazed conservatory off, a good-sized kitchen, bathroom and separate toilet, plus a handy box / utility room.

There are garden areas to the front and rear, the back garden housing a 4.9m x 2.85m shed.

Unst which has stunning scenery, lots of interesting bird and wildlife, numerous places of interest and beautiful beaches, is connected to mainland Shetland via a regular ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day via the neighbouring island of Yell.

General Information

73 Setters Hill forms part of a residential estate originally built as accommodation for the former RAF base at Saxa Vord on the island of Unst, Britain's most northerly inhabited island.

The estate is situated at Baltasound which lies in the middle of the island on the east side overlooking the voe of Balta Sound. Being the main population centre, Baltasound has an excellent range of local amenities which exceed what might usually be expected for a village in such a remote rural location, these including a Junior High School, superb leisure centre & swimming pool, several local shops (one with fuel), a post office, garage, hotel & marina.

Unst is connected to Mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry which runs throughout the day from Belmont at the south end of Unst (approximately 8 miles from the house) via the neighbouring island of Yell, the crossing to Yell taking around 10 minutes, the crossing from Yell to Toft on Mainland Shetland taking about 20 minutes, Toft being situated about 28 miles north of Lerwick, Shetland's capital.

Unst has many places of interest in particular Hermaness Nature Reserve, the Keen of Hamar Reserve, fine beaches at Norwick, Skaw & Westing, Muckle Flugga, Muness Castle and the Unst Boat Haven & Heritage Centre.
Additional information on the island of Unst is available at:- www.shetland.org/visit/plan/areas/unst

Shetland is linked to mainland Scotland via a daily overnight ferry service from Aberdeen operated by Northlink Ferries (www.northlinkferries.co.uk), whilst Loganair operates direct flights from Sumburgh at the very southern tip of Shetland to Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow (www.loganair.co.uk). Islanders are currently entitled to discounted fares.

The property is double glazed with uPVC windows and doors, whilst heating is by electric storage heaters. The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings.


The front door opens to a small lobby with door to the left to a handy downstairs cloak room with WC & wash hand basin, and inner door leading to the hall where a walk-in box / utility room provides useful storage space with coat hooks and plumbing for a washing machine, and also houses the electric meters etc. On the right is a glazed door to the living / dining room, ahead is the kitchen, whilst to the left is the stair to the first floor.

The living / dining room is a well-proportioned space with south-facing window to the living area to the front, and a half-glazed door and side window to the dining area at the rear, the door opening to a small double glazed conservatory with door to the back garden, a panel heater providing heating, and the floor being tiled. Wood effect laminate floor is laid throughout the living / dining room, lighting is provided by a couple of ceiling mounted lights and additional wall fittings.

The kitchen, which can be accessed either from the hall or the dining area, has a double window to the rear of the house and ample fitted units including an integral double oven & hob with cooker hood over, an inset 1½ bowl sink plus plumbing for a dishwasher or washing machine.

The stair to the first floor which is lit by a side window to the half-landing, leads up to a landing with doors to the three bedrooms, the bathroom and another cupboard which houses the hot water tank and also has a hatch to the loft space. Bedrooms 1 & 2 are situated to the rear of the house, both windows enjoying an open view to the hill behind, bedroom 2 benefiting from a built-in wardrobe. Bedroom 3 enjoys a southerly aspect.

Finally the bathroom comprises a white three piece suite, the bath having a tiled shower area over with electric shower. Heating is provided by a wall-mounted fan heater.

Room Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living / Dining Room

7.8m x 3.15m (25'7" x 10'4")


2.5m x 1.45m (8'2" x 4'9")


3.05m x 2.9m (10'0" x 9'6")


1.6m x 1.4m (5'2" x 4'7")

Box / Utility Room

2.05m x 2m (6'8" x 6'6")

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 1

3.05m x 2.9m (10'0" x 9'6")

Bedroom 2

4.3m x 2.6m (14'1" x 8'6")

Bedroom 3

3.45m x 3.2m (11'3" x 10'5")


2.05m x 2m (6'8" x 6'6")


Garden areas to the front and rear, with small lawn to the front of the house plus triangular area to the rear, the immediate area behind the house being enclosed a wooden fence and including a large shed approx. 4.9m x 2.85m (16' x 9'4").

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 Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property Location

Drive into Baltasound passing the care centre on the right. Continue to a 'T'-junction and turn right to Haroldswick. Setters Hill Estate is the second group of houses on the left (after Nikkavord Lea). Take the second turning into the estate and follow the road straight on and to the right, continuing in a northerly direction past a white hut on the right to a large brick paved parking area at the end. In the far right hand corner is a detached double garage; No.73 is the house immediately behind that with the large shed in its back garden.

To see the location of the property in an overall Shetland context, adjust the zoom by clicking the + or - buttons. Use the 'Map', 'Satellite' & 'Hybrid' buttons to switch between an ordnance survey style road map, a satellite aerial photograph or a combination (hybrid) of the two. Please note that the date of the satellite image is unknown and may not show new buildings.

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Personally I was absolutely delighted with how it was handled from start to finish. Also, As a couple, Beth and myself were hugely impressed with the professionalism, attention to detail and speed your team delivered to us selling both property and buying another.

David Simpson

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