Key details

Boatsgio, Heylor, Northmavine, ZE2 9RL
2 bedrooms • living room • kitchen • shower room • open-plan landing area • utility room
Under offer
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 2 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: A
  • Energy Efficiency: F (35)


Enjoying stunning views across Ronas Voe to Ronas Hill, ‘Boatsgio’ is a 1½ storey, semi-detached cottage set in around 1/3 acres in a particularly scenic, sparsely populated, rural location at the end of the Heylor side road. Lerwick approximately 34 miles.

The double glazed accommodation includes a living room, bedroom, modern kitchen, shower room and utility room on the ground floor plus a large open-plan landing area and second bedroom upstairs. Heating is provided by an air conditioner unit.

The large site includes three sheds close by the house.

General Information

Amenities in the area include a community owned shop with part-time post office & fuel, a health centre and hotel at Hillswick (about 4 miles from the house), a café and campsite at Eshaness, plus another shop at Ollaberry (approximately 8 miles). There are several primary schools in the area including at nearby Urafirth, and Ollaberry.

A wider range of amenities including a high school, swimming pool & leisure centre, and Co-op mini-supermarket can be found at Brae (approximately 11 miles), the main population centre for the Northmavine area.

The property comprises the original stone-built house plus later extensions to the front and rear. Windows are double glazed, those to the front being timber, those to the rear being uPVC. Heating is provided by an external ‘Panasonic’ air conditioner unit which supplies two wall-mounted units, one in the utility room and one in the living room. Hot water is provided by an immersion heater in the built-in cupboard to the upstairs landing. Note some radiators from the previous heating system remain although these are now redundant.


Entry to the property is to the rear, the door opening to a large utility room with fitted cupboards and sink unit, plumbing for a washing machine (appliance included), rear window and doors to the shower room & living room, the shower room comprising a tiled shower enclosure with ‘Triton’ electric shower & glazed screen / door plus a white WC & wash hand basin, heating being provided by a heated towel rail.

Exposed ceiling beams add character to the living room which has a window to the front of the house looking right out over the voe, wood laminate flooring and open-tread pine staircase to the first floor, doors leading to a ground floor bedroom or 2nd reception room, and the kitchen which enjoys a triple aspect with views across and along the voe, the modern fitted units including a sink, gas cooker point and space for an under counter fridge, the fridge and cooker being included in the sale. The flooring is tile effect laminate and a second entrance door leads to the garden area.

The bedroom also has a window to the front of the house again enjoying the view, and there is a fitted carpet and exposed ceiling beams.

The stair from the living room leads up to a large open-plan carpeted landing area lit by Velux windows, one to the front of the house, the other over the stairs. A built-in shelved cupboard houses the hot water tank, with two fitted wardrobes to the side. Off the landing is a 2nd carpeted double bedroom with Velux window.

Rooms Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

Overall approx. 4.7m x 3.6m including stair (15'6" x 11'10")

Bedroom 1 or 2nd Reception Room

Approx. 3.6m x 3.15m (11'9" x 10'3")


Approx. 2.95m x 2.3m (9'8" x 7'6")

Shower Room

Approx. 2.35m x 1.45m (7'8" x 4'8")

Utility Room

Approx. 3.55m x 2.45m + recess (11'8” x 8’2”)

On the First Floor:-

Open-plan Landing Area

Overall approx. 4.7m x 3.65m at widest points (floor area including stair) (15'6" x 12')

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.6m x 3.15m (floor area) (11'10" x 10'3")


The property sits in a good-sized site which is estimated to extend to around 1/3 acre as shown on the plan. Access is over a track shared with the neighbouring property and the crofter of the surrounding land who has access rights over the track as it continues through the site to the gate to the north.

There is an external inspection pit just outside a small fenced garden by the utility room plus a further area immediately in front of the house, although the main grassed garden area lies to the west. There are three sheds next to the house measuring approximately 5.5m x 2.4m, 5.7m x 3.2m & 6m x 3.2m, although these require some attention. One has power.

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

To reach the house take the main A970 road north to Hillswick. Pass through the small hamlet of Urafirth and continue around the head of the voe turning right to Heylor & Swinister. After about ¾ mile fork left to Heylor and continue past the Assater junction right to the end of the road where a shared track heads straight on to ‘Boatsgio’ which is the furthest of the pair of semi-detached houses at the end of the track, the track to ‘Boatsgio’ being on the left.


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.

Again thank you for your assistance so far, I couldn’t have asked for better giving the country wide situation so I’m very grateful for works done so far and the speed at which it has happened.
Russell Smith
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