Key details

'Charleson House', Stivler, Camb, Yell, ZE2 9DA
three double bedrooms (two en suites) • living room • kitchen / dining room • bathroom • utility room
Offers over £160,000
By arrangement.

  • receptions1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms3 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: B
  • Energy Efficiency: E (50)


Enjoying stunning, south-facing open views over the voe of Mid Yell, ‘Charleson House’ is a three bedroom, detached property set in a good-sized site.

The property is situated just outside the village of Mid Yell where local amenities include a leisure centre & swimming pool, Junior High School, health centre & shop.

This accommodation is conveniently arranged on one level and comprises of three double bedrooms (two with en suites), a living room with stunning views, a good-sized kitchen, a bathroom and a utility room.

Externally, the property sits in a good-sized site with south-facing decking providing a lovely place to sit in the sun while enjoying stunning views and space for parking.

General Information

Although only measuring about 19 miles long by 7 miles wide, and having a population of around 900, Yell has a range of amenities beyond what might normally be expected for such a remote but accessible ‘get-away-from-it-all’ rural location, the main amenities being conveniently situated at Mid Yell within easy reach of the house and including the Junior High School (primary and secondary education to year 4), a leisure centre with swimming pool, health centre, and shop with seasonal café. There are further local shops at Cullivoe to the north, or Aywick to the south.

Yell has great scenery and walks, and several beautiful beaches including those at West Sandwick and the Sands of Breckon, and there is an abundance of bird and other wildlife with nature reserves at Lumbister (RSPB), Yell Sound Islands and the island of Hascosay. Yell is also one of the best places to see otters.

Yell is connected to Mainland Shetland via a regular ro – ro ferry service (crossing time approximately 20 minutes) which runs throughout the day from Ulsta at the south end of the island, to Toft about 10 miles from Brae and approximately 27 miles north of Lerwick, Shetland’s capital. A ferry from Gutcher at the north end of Yell connects Yell with the islands of Unst & Fetlar.

Further information on the island of Yell can be found at:-

The Shetland Islands are the northernmost part of the United Kingdom being situated approximately 100 miles north of Mainland Scotland and 200 miles west of Berge in Norway. There are over 100 islands of which 15 are inhabited, and a population of around 23,000.

Shetland is linked to Mainland Scotland by an overnight ferry service operated by Northlink Ferries ( which runs seven days a week from Aberdeen to Lerwick. Loganair ( provides regular flights to Sumburgh at the very southern tip of Mainland Shetland from Edinburgh & Glasgow, Aberdeen & Inverness. A connecting service was recently introduced to London Heathrow (via Dundee). Islanders are currently entitled to discounted ferry and air fares.


Entry to the property is via the front door opening to the entrance vestibule providing space for shoes etc. A further door opens to the large hallway with coat hooks. Wood effect laminate flooring.

The good-sized, south-facing kitchen / dining room benefits from the stunning views over the voe of Mid Yell with ample cabinets, an inset sink, and space for a cooker and dishwasher. A further door leads through to the utility room which has an inset sink, space for a tumble dryer and washing machine. A large airing cupboard provides ample storage for linens etc. Wood effect laminate flooring.

The bright, south-facing living room benefits from large windows and a glazed door opening to the decking which enjoys fine open views over the voe and surrounding land.

The family bathroom comprises of a white WC, wash hand basin, bath, separate walk-in shower and handy shelves for additional storage.

Three double bedrooms (two with en suites) make up the remaining accommodation. Two bedrooms are east facing, one with a handy built-in wardrobe and the other benefitting from an en suite with a white WC, wash hand basin and shower. The other double bedroom faces west and also benefits from an en suite, again with a white WC, wash hand basin and shower.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Living Room

4.85m x 4.45m (15’10” x 14’7”)

Kitchen / Dining Room

5.85m x 3.2m (19’2” x 10’5”)

Utility Room

3.2m x 2.2m (10’5” x 7’2”)


3.2m x 2m (10’5” x 6’6”)

Bedroom 1

3.75m x 3.65m (12’3” x 11’11”)

En Suite

3.2m x 1.1m (10’5” x 3’7”)

Bedroom 2

3.2m x 3.2m (10’5” x 10’5”)

En Suite

1.5m x 1.3m (4’11” x 4’3”)

Bedroom 3

3.2m x 2m (10’5” x 6’6”)


The property sits in a good-sized site with an open aspect and parking. A decked area leads from the front door to the west around to the south of the property with an additional door leading into the living room.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band B. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Council Tax Bands may be reassessed by the Joint Valuation Board when a property is sold. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

Take the main road through Yell. About ¾ mile north of the Mid Yell junction turn right to Seafield & Camb. Drive down to the shore and continue past the pier and follow the road around to the left and up the hill. Take the next right and follow the road to the end of the road, ‘Charleson House’ is the second property on the left after the bend.


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.

We were very impressed with your professional manner and always keeping us up to date with progress.
Lee Thompson
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