Key details

9 North Toogs, Burra, ZE2 9JT
3 bedrooms (or 2 bedrooms & office) • living room • kitchen / diner • family bathroom & separate en-suite WC • utility room • garden shed
Under offer
By arrangement.
Closing date
12:00pm Friday 29th July

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom + WC
  • Council Tax Band: B
  • Energy Efficiency: D (61)


Set in a great position just above the shore of Lang Sound and enjoying the stunning views over the voe from the living room, kitchen and back garden, 9 North Toogs is a beautifully presented, three bedroom, semi-detached property set in a well-kept, well-established garden. Scalloway approximately 6 miles, Lerwick approximately 11 miles.

The property which has been comprehensively refurbished by the current owners since their purchase eight years ago, is attractively decorated throughout in a light and airy contemporary style with much of the ground floor having laminate flooring. The stylish fitted kitchen has plenty of space for a table & chairs and integral appliances, and the spacious, modern, family bathroom has a bath and separate shower. The ground floor single bedroom could alternatively be used as an office. Both the upstairs bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. Electric storage heating.

There is a play park close by the house, and a shop and primary school about two miles to the north at Hamnavoe.

Great first time buy, particularly for a young family. Early viewing essential.

General Information

North Toogs is situated on the east side of the island of West Burra which lies off the west coast of Shetland along with East Burra, although both are connected to mainland Shetland by two fixed bridges via the neighbouring island of Trondra.

Scalloway is only about 6 miles to the north, and Lerwick just 11 miles to east within easy commuting distance, however there are local amenities on Burra at nearby Hamnavoe about 2 miles from the house, where there is a shop & post office, the island's primary school and a marina. There is a children's play park at North Toogs close to the house.

A feeder bus service to Scalloway runs along the main road through Burra a short distance from the house, further amenities in Scalloway including several local shops, another school, swimming pool and doctors surgery. Burra has several fine beaches including Meal to the north and Bannaminn to the south.

Further information about the island of Burra and the surrounding area can be found at:-

The property has been comprehensively upgraded in recent years including additional insulation to the external walls, coombed ceilings and under the floor. The whole house was re-plumbed and a new hot water tank fitted in 2017. The kitchen was re-fitted in 2015, the bathroom in 2019. The en-suite was added in 2018.


Entry to the property is through the neatly kept front garden which is enclosed by a wall or fence, a path flanked by a small lawn to the left, and a further area to the right laid with enviroglass chips surrounding pampas grass, leading to the front door which opens to a lobby with wood laminate flooring and glazed inner door to the hall. Also floored with wood laminate, the hall is a bright space lit by a Velux window over the stairs. All the doors have been renewed in recent times, the doors to the lobby and kitchen having glazed panels, and space being attractively decorated with a dado rail. The kitchen is to the right, the living room, bathroom, single bedroom and a shelved cupboard are to the left.

The kitchen is a good-sized, particularly bright room thanks to windows at either end, both with blinds, the east-facing window enjoying the fine view over Lang Sound. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs and stylish grey ‘Ikea’ units set off by wood effect worktops and matching upstands, provide plenty of cupboard & worktop space and include an integral double electric oven, five ring gas hob with cooker hood over, plus a concealed integrated dishwasher. Also corner carousel and inset 1½ bowl sink below the west-facing window. Lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights supplemented by additional worktop lights. Wood laminate flooring and brushed chrome electrical fittings.

A door from the kitchen leads to a utility room where fitted floor and wall units with a wood effect worktop, 'metro' style tiled splash back, and second sink, provide additional storage space, with space to the side for a freezer etc. and plumbing for a washing machine, both appliances being available by separate negotiation. A cupboard under the stairs provides further storage space and also houses the hot water tank. Coat hooks, wood effect vinyl flooring and double glazed door to the back garden.

Back off the hall the generous living room benefits from a wide triple window also looking over the back garden to the voe beyond. Again the flooring is wood laminate and there is a feature centre light fitting. Next to the living room is a ground floor west-facing single bedroom presently used as an office, again with wood laminate flooring, and finally a smart family bathroom comprising a contemporary four piece suite including a double ended bath with centrally mounted mixer tap / shower fitting, a separate wet-wall lined corner shower with 'rainfall' shower and separate hand held fitting, wash hand basin set on a fitted cupboard unit providing useful storage with mirror over, and a WC. Ladder-style heated towel rail & tile effect laminate flooring.

The carpeted stair with clothes pulley over, leads to the first floor landing where there is a handy built-in cupboard and hatch to the loft space. Off the landing are two carpeted double bedrooms, the main bedroom to the right having a Velux window with integral blackout blind to the west, this room benefiting from an en-suite with white WC and wash hand basin again set on a fitted cupboard unit, with a matching wall cabinet also included. Two built-in wardrobes provide plenty of space for clothes. The third bedroom has an east-facing Velux window and a large built-in cupboard / wardrobe along one wall.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

4.35m x 3.85m (14’3” x 12’8”)

Kitchen / Diner

5.1m x 3.2m (16’8” x 10’6”)


2.7m x 2m (8’10” x 6’7”)

Bedroom 1

3.5m x 2.3m (11’6” x 7’8”)


2.05m x 1.8m (6’10” x 6’)

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 2 (right)

4.35m x 2.65m extending to 3.25m at widest points (floor area) (14’4” x 8’9" / 10'9")

Bedroom 3 (left)

3.3m x 3.2m (floor area) (10’9” x 10’7”)


In addition to the front garden area, there is also an attractively laid out, well-kept back garden which is enclosed by a fence and can be accessed either from the utility room or via a path to the side of the property. It comprises a mature lawn / drying green edged with timber, a fixed bench seat outside the back door, and a path again laid with enviroglass chips leading to a large wooden garden shed (approximately 13' by 10') with workbench. Thanks to its position just above the shore, the back garden provides a great place to sit and enjoy the stunning views over the voe.

Public parking is available by the property.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band B. 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 to Burra. On the approach to Hamnavoe turn left to Bridge End and continue for about 1½ miles passing Meal Beach and then later the former Methodist Chapel. Just after the chapel turn left to Toogs opposite the bus stop, and take the first turning left into North Toogs. Cross the cattle grid and drive to the public parking area at the end of the road. No. 9 is situated in the right-hand corner, the house with the light green painted windows.


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.

Harper Macleod were a dream to work with when marketing our home. Robert Bell was professional, timely and organised when it came to all aspects of the marketing and correspondence. He took beautiful photographs for marketing and we felt he really understood our proprieties best features and exemplified this. We would not hesitate to use Harper Macleod again in the future and cannot thank them enough for making the selling process so easy
Mr & Mrs Sjoberg
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