Burnside, Burravoe, Yell, ZE2 9AY

Offers Over £140,000
Key Details

Reception Rooms:





2 + WC

Energy Efficiency:

D (59)

Council Tax:

Band B


Offers Over £140,000




By arrangement.

Home Report:

Available for this property


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3 double bedrooms, living room, kitchen / diner, bathroom & separate WC, sun porch, utility room, large detached garage.

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Attractive, single storey, three bedroom, detached house set in a fenced, mainly lawned garden with a large detached garage / workshop, situated close to the shore in the picturesque village of Burravoe on the island of Yell, enjoying a southerly aspect and a fine view to the sea.

In addition to three double bedrooms, the double glazed accommodation which has electric storage / panel heating, also comprises a good-sized living room with wide picture window making the most of the view, a modern fitted kitchen with space for a table & chairs, a family bathroom with bath and separate shower, plus a handy separate toilet, and a utility room. A large sun porch provides a great place to sit and enjoy the view.

A regular ro-ro ferry service from the terminal at Ulsta, just over four miles from the house, links Yell with Mainland Shetland, the crossing taking just 20 minutes, however the island still benefits from an excellent range of local amenities including its own Junior High School, a superb leisure centre / swimming pool, health centre and several local shops.

General Information

'Burnside' is situated close to the shore in the picturesque village of Burravoe in the south-eastern corner of the island of Yell, the largest of Shetland's North Isles which lies between Mainland Shetland and the neighbouring island of Unst.

Yell measures about 19 miles long by 7.5 miles wide and has a population of around 900. Local amenities in Burravoe itself include a primary school, a marina & campsite by the pier, and a small museum and tea room at the Old Haa. There are local shops by the ferry terminal at Ulsta, and also at Aywick to the north, however the island's main amenities can be found at Mid Yell, the main population centre on the island and again to the north, where there is another local shop, a Junior High School providing education from nursery to secondary 4, a superb leisure centre with heated indoor swimming pool, main hall, squash court, fitness room & football pitch, and also a health centre including dental surgery.

A regular 20-minute subsidised ro-ro ferry service connects Yell with Mainland Shetland, running from the terminal at Ulsta just over four miles from the house, to Toft, about 10 minutes from Brae & Sullom Voe, and approximately 27 miles north of Lerwick. A ferry from Gutcher at the north end of the island provides a similar service to Unst.

Shetland is linked to mainland Scotland by an overnight ferry service from Aberdeen operated by Northlink Ferries (www.northlinkferries.co.uk). Loganair (www.loganair.co.uk) operates direct flights to Shetland from Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Islanders are currently entitled to discounted airfares.

Spread over 100 islands, 15 of them inhabited, Shetland offers spectacular and unspoilt scenery together with a wide variety of wildlife and many places of historical and archeological interest. Thanks to the oil boom of the 1970's, the islands enjoy an excellent range of services including a network of leisure centres (including the one in Mid Yell itself) and excellent transport links with good road and inter-island ferry networks.

'Burnside' was built around 1980. It is fully double glazed and heated by a mix of electric storage and panel heaters supplemented by under-floor heating in the bathroom.

There is a satellite dish with a connection to the living room, and all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the blinds and light fittings will be included in the sale.


Sun Porch

(Approx. 2.85m x 2m) (9'5" x 6'8") Large, wood-lined, double glazed porch which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the view to the sea.


A glazed door from the porch opens to the hall finished with pine 'v'-lining below a dado rail. A large built-in shelved cupboard on the right provides space for coats, boots etc., and also houses the electric meter, beyond that a second shelved airing cupboard houses the 'Megaflo' water tank. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides access to further storage space in the loft. Storage heater.

Living Room

(Approx. 4.55m x 4.2m) (14'10" x 13'9") Good-sized room with pine clad ceiling and solid wood flooring reclaimed from the Mid Yell Hall. A wide window to the front of the house makes the most of the view, heating is provided by storage / convector heater.

Kitchen / Diner

(Approx. 5.25m x 3.15m) (17'3" x 10'5") Spacious kitchen to the rear of the house with lots of natural light thanks to two windows to the rear enjoying an open aspect, plus a third window facing east. Modern fitted units provide ample cupboard & worktop space and include an integral double oven and ceramic hob with concealed cooker hood over, 1½ bowl sink and plumbing for a dishwasher (appliance not included). Space for a table & chairs, wood laminate flooring throughout, & storage heater.

Utility Room

(Approx. 3.2m x 1.7m) (10'6" x 5'7") Handy separate utility room with fitted units providing lots more storage space and including a second sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, fridge, etc. (appliances not included). Clothes pulley, wood laminate flooring & storage heater.


(Approx. 3.2m x 2.45m) (10'6" x 8'1") Great family bathroom attractively finished with tiling to the shower and behind the bath, and also to the floor which has electric underfloor heating. Comprises bath, large separate shower with power shower & glazed screen / door, plus a WC, bidet & wash hand basin set in an extensive fitted unit which provides handy countertop & shelf space for toiletries etc. with additional wall units and mirror with integral spotlighting over.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.55m x 3.2m) (11'8" x 10'6") Carpeted master bedroom with open aspect to the rear and panel heater. The large built-in cupboard could be combined with the separate toilet to create an en-suite if required.


(Approx. 1.25m x 1.25m) (4' x 4') Useful second toilet with white WC and wash hand basin, heated towel rail / radiator & wood laminate flooring.

The remaining accommodation comprises two double bedrooms both enjoying a sea view, and having a fitted carpet & panel heater.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.5m x 3.2m) (11'7" x 10'6")

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.2m x 2.9m including wardrobe) (10'6" x 9'7") With large wardrobe recess.


The house sits in a fenced site mainly laid to lawn, with a paved area around the porch, a paved path continuing right around the house. Garden shed (approx. 3.5m x 2.6m) (11'6" x 8'6"), cold water tap and separate detached block-built garage / workshop (approx. 8m x 4.9m) (26'2" x 16'2") with electric 'up & over' garage door, side door, workbench, power & lighting. Large parking area outside.

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 the Shetland Islands Council website.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: D (59)

Property Location

To reach the property from the ferry terminal, turn first left to Burravoe and drive into the village passing the hall on the left. Turn right at the school into Brough Road following the signs for the Old Haa (do not turn left to Brunthill & Burravoe pier). Continue into Meadowbank Road and onwards past the Old Haa towards the shore. Turn right immediately behind the large white painted detached house on the right by the shore (Brough House); 'Burnside' is the first house along on the right, just after several sheds.

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