Key details

Braewick, Aith, ZE2 9ND
3 bedrooms • office / bedroom 4 • living room • kitchen / dining room • shower room • front & rear porches • garage / workshop, basement store & store / boiler room
Under offer
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities
Closing date
12:00pm Wednesday 10th August

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: D (66)


Situated just outside the village of Aith on Shetland’s sunny westside, within easy reach of amenities including the school, leisure centre and local community shop, and also with stunning scenery and fine walks on its doorstep, ‘Braewick’ is a three / four bedroom detached house enjoying stunning uninterrupted panoramic views over Aith Voe, the well-established garden providing a lovely outdoor space. Lerwick approximately 22 miles.

In addition to the three / four bedrooms, one presently used as an office, the accommodation which is all on the one floor, also comprises a bright, dual-aspect, living room, large kitchen / dining room, and shower room. The basement comprises a single garage / workshop with inspection pit, and a very useable 17’ x 14’ store room. Central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler supplemented by a cosy solid-fuel store in the living room.

The property would benefit from some updating which is reflected in the price but nonetheless offers a detached family home with amenities close at hand, with the added benefit of the additional basement space, attractive garden, and stunning views.

General Information

The property is situated just outside the village of Aith which lies at the head of Aith Voe (which the property overlooks) on the north coast of the west Shetland Mainland. The property is therefore within easy reach of a range of amenities in the village including the Junior High School which caters for primary and secondary pupils to year 4, the West Mainland leisure centre with swimming pool, games hall, fitness and health suite, a community shop & post office, as well as a pier and marina, Aith also being home to the most northerly lifeboat station in Great Britain. There is also a garage, public hall and daily commuter bus service to Lerwick, with further amenities at Bixter (approximately 4½ miles away) where there is another local shop and garage, plus a vet’s surgery and health centre.

Aith is also the location of ‘Michaelswood’, a delightful 12 acre woodland with picnic facilities and woodland walks, a great place for children. The area to the north of the house accessed via the road past the house leads to Vementry, an area of stunning scenery providing ample opportunities for fine walks.

Further information about the local area can be found at:-

The property is double glazed, most windows being uPVC units, and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler housed in the basement boiler room / store although a solid-fuel stove in the living room provides a cosy additional heat source.

The property is being sold in its current condition and no warranties will be given in respect of any contents or services.


Entry is usually via a porch to the north side of the house accessed by outside steps up from the garage area, the porch having fine views over the voe, fitted units and space for a freezer etc. (appliance not included). It has a door and internal window to the kitchen / dining room, a good-sized room with plenty of light thanks to windows to the front of the house again enjoying the view over the sea and areas to the north, plus further light filtering through from the porch. There is space for a table and chairs and fitted units in a galley arrangement provide plenty of cupboard space with a sink, gas cooker point, space for a fridge and plumbing for a washing machine. A built-in shelved pantry cupboard provides further storage, a second cupboard being shelved for linens etc.

A door from the kitchen opens to the hall and the remaining accommodation, a second porch to the south side of the house providing another entrance door to the house from a south-facing balcony with access from the garden. A hatch provides access to the insulated loft and there is a shelved recess with hanging rail by the bedrooms.

Next to the kitchen is the living room, again a bright space thanks to its wide picture window which enjoys a southerly aspect and fine views over the garden and along the voe, the second window looking straight out to the voe to the east. The fireplace to the wood clad wall houses a working fire although there is also a central heating radiator.

Opposite the living room is a south-facing room with a built-in shelved cupboard presently used as an office but potentially could be used as a fourth bedroom. Next is a shower room comprising a new large walk-in shower plus a WC and wash hand basin, and then the three bedrooms, two doubles and a single, all with built-in wardrobe space. Bedroom 1 benefits from a dual aspect with windows to the south and west and has an additional built-in shelved cupboard next to the wardrobe. Bedroom 2, another double, also has windows to two sides, this time to the west and north. Bedroom 3 is a north-facing single room.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Living Room

5.25m x 3.85m (17’3” x 12’8”)

Kitchen / Dining Room

5.25m x 3.95m (17’3” x 13’)

Shower Room

2.9m x 1.8m (9’6” x 5’10”)

Bedroom 1

3.5m x 3m (11’5” x 9’10”)

Bedroom 2

4m x 3m (13’2” x 9’10”)

Bedroom 3

2.9m x 2.35m (9’6” x 7’8”)

Office / Bedroom 4

3m x 2.5m (9’10” x 8’2”)


The property sits in a good-sized site estimated to extend to around ¼ acre or thereby, which has been carefully cultivated over many years and now provides a very well-established outdoor space, attractively laid out with areas of lawn, well-stocked flower beds, mature hedges and other shrubs and trees.

There is a large parking area by the roadside and a driveway leading up to a garage / workshop below the house (approx. 5.2m x 4m (17’2” x 13’1”) with folding garage doors, side window, work bench, inspection pit, power & lighting and cold water tap. To the left is a substantial basement store (approx. 5.1m x 4.25m at widest points (16’9” x 14’)), a very usable space with a floor-to-ceiling height of approximately 2m (6’6”) with window to the front, power & lighting and fitted shelving. There are also doors from the garage to the remaining underfloor area of the house providing significant further storage areas and easy access to pipework etc. Additional store / boiler room to the side of the garage (approx. 2.85m x 2m (9’52 x 6’8”). Note the site also includes the additional fenced area to the west.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. 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 property drive to Michaelswood in Aith and take the Vementry road north by the bus stop. ‘Braewick’ is situated about 1½ miles from the junction on the left hand side of the road (you will see a pebble beach and small loch over to the right).


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.

Thanks again for your brilliant service with both my property sales over the past years. Your experience in Shetland is much noted with local people.

Selling my house whilst living in Edinburgh was a daunting prospect but I should not have worried. The communications between both parties was easy and the sale of my property went through without any hitches.
Diane Legget
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