Amarillo, Browland, Bridge of Walls, ZE2 9NR

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (63)

Council Tax:

Band A


Under offer


• 2 reception rooms • 4 bedrooms • kitchen / diner • bathroom & separate shower room • byre & garage


Enjoying fantastic views over the Voe of Browland, 'Amarillo' is a single storey detached croft house with a substantial 38' long attached byre and garage, set in an attractive, very rural location in a quiet hamlet mid-way between Bixter & Walls on Shetland's sunny west side. Walls approx. 3 miles, Bixter approx. 5 miles, Lerwick approx. 24 miles.

The double glazed accommodation most of which benefits from the latest 'Dimplex Quantum' storage heaters (there is also a solid-fuel stove in one of the living rooms), comprises two reception rooms (one presently uses as a 5th bedroom), a kitchen / diner, bathroom, separate shower room and four bedrooms, most rooms having a view of the voe.

There is plenty of scope for a home office whilst the byre offers potential for a self-contained annex perhaps for a dependent relative or letting out particularly for holiday accommodation given the stunning setting.

Large ½ acre plus fenced site with plenty of parking.

Early viewing recommended.

General Information

'Amarillo' is situated on the sunny west side of Shetland approximately midway between Bixter to the east and Walls to the west, 'Browland' being set off a side road in an attractive rural location with only a handful of houses.

Amenities in the area can be found at Walls (approximately 3 miles) where there is a local shop & bakery, post office, primary school, health centre, marina & boating club, and also at Bixter back towards Lerwick (approximately 5 miles) where another local shop & post office (with fuel pumps), health centre, vet & garage can be found. Three miles north of Bixter is Aith, the location of the area's Junior High School and leisure centre / swimming pool.

Further information on the West Mainland area can be found at:-

'Amarillo' is double glazed and has electric storage / panel heating, most of the heaters being replaced by the latest 'Dimplex Quantum' units at the end of 2018.

The layout of the accommodation offers plenty of scope for home working whilst the attached byre offers potential for further extending the living accommodation or alternatively would make a great additional annex either for a dependent relative or as a self-contained holiday let, although this would be subject to the usual consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.


The front door opens to a lobby with doors to the kitchen and a good-sized built-in cupboard which also houses the hot water tank & electric meter. The kitchen / diner is an attractive bright space thanks to windows to three sides also making the most of super views of the voe. The room has space for a table & chairs and the fitted units include an inset sink and space for a cooker & fridge. Wooden flooring.

On the other side of the entrance lobby is a passage leading to the two reception rooms and a shower room, the main living room being a cosy space that enjoys a dual aspect, again with a view to the voe. A fireplace surround housing a working cast-iron stove is an attractive feature although there is also a storage / convector heater. Fitted carpet.

Off the living room a further passage leads to two bedrooms, a carpeted single to the front of the house, and another double with windows to the front and rear, again carpeted. Off this second room is a third bedroom, a good-sized double again enjoying a dual aspect and views. Fitted carpet.

Back off the passage is a shower room with WC, wash hand basin and corner shower with electric shower, this room also having plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer.

Next to the shower room is a good-sized carpeted reception room, also with a dual aspect, presently used as the master bedroom, with hatch to the loft space. This room has a door to a carpeted single bedroom or office with a window to the front of the house, off which is a family bathroom with three piece suite.

Main Living Room

(Approx. 3.65m x 3.55m) (12' x 11'8")

Kitchen / Diner

(Approx. 4.05m x 3.9m at widest points) (13'4" x 12'9")

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.35m x 2.2m) (11' x 7'3")

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.55m x 2.95m) (14'10" x 9'9")

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.65m x 3.5m) (15'2" x 11'7")

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.65m x 2.55m) 8'8" x 8'4")

2nd Reception Room (presently used as a bedroom)

(Approx. 3.7m x 3.6m) (12'3" x 12')

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.05m x 2.6m) (10' x 8'6")


(Approx. 3.45m x 1.3m) (11'5" x 4'4")


The property sits in a good-sized fenced site estimated to extend to around 0.55 arcres or thereby, a driveway leading to a large parking area and lawn in front of the house. There is a further lawn / drying green beyond the kitchen, plus a grassed area along the rear of the house where the boundary extends up to the roadside. Here there is another shed although this is in poor condition.

Attached to the house is a substantial mainly stone-built (it was heightened with concrete blocks) byre presently sub-divided into two spaces by a wooden partition, with power throughout. The first space main space measures approx. 6.2m by 3.4m (20'5" x 11'), with access via 1.8m wide double doors, and there is a cold water tap. On the right is a further area approx. 5.4m x 3.85m (17'9" x 12'7").

To the left is a large block-built garage (approx. 7.1m x 4.3m) (23'4" x 14'2") with 'up & over' garage door & workbench.

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 the Shetland Islands Council website.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: D (63)

Property Location

To reach the property drive through Bixter and continue past the west Burrafirth junction and the council depot on your right. At the end of a long straight turn left to Gruting and turn immediately sharp right to Browland. In the distance are three houses, 'Amarillo' being the long white single storey house on the right hand side of the road.

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