- 1 Reception Room
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Council Tax Band: A
- Energy Efficiency: G(19)
White painted, two bedroom detached cottage of traditional stone construction enjoying open views set in a grassed garden in a remote rural location on the island of Unst, Britain’s most northerly inhabited island.
This predominantly double glazed cottage which would make a lovely home or could alternatively be ideal as holiday accommodation, comprises a living room and kitchen / diner on the ground floor plus two bedrooms and a shower room upstairs.
The property is situated in a peaceful location surrounded by hills and fields and the Loch of Cliffe, perfect for walking, birdwatching & fishing. The house is within a few miles of a range of amenities including several local shops, a leisure centre with swimming pool, health centre and Junior High School.
Unst which has proved a popular tourist destination offering stunning scenery, lots of interesting bird and wildlife, and several beautiful beaches, is connected to mainland Shetland by regular ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day via the neighbouring island of Yell.
‘Easter House’ is situated a couple of miles north of the village of Haroldswick on the Island of Unst, Britain’s most northerly inhabited island which is connected to mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry which runs throughout the day from Belmont at the south end of Unst (approximately 12 miles from the house) via the neighbouring Island of Yell, the crossing to Yell taking about 10 minutes, the crossing from Yell to Toft on mainland Shetland taking about 20 minutes, Toft being situated about 28 miles north of Lerwick, Shetland’s capital.
Unst has proved an increasingly popular tourist destination in recent years with many places of interest in particular Hermaness Nature Reserve (a few miles north of the house), the Keen of Hamar Reserve, fine beaches at Norwick, Skaw & Westing, Muckle Flugga, Muness Castle and the Unst Boat Haven and Heritage Centre.
The main population centre is at Baltasound (about three miles from the house) which lies roughly in the middle of the island and has an excellent range of local amenities exceeding what might usually be expected for a village in such a remote location, these including a Junior High School, superb leisure centre & swimming pool, several local shops (with fuel), a post office, garage, small hotel and marina.
Additional information on the island of Unst is available at https://www.shetland.org/visit/plan/areas/unst
Shetland is linked to mainland Scotland via a daily overnight ferry service from Aberdeen operated by Northlink Ferries (www.northlinkferries.co.uk), whilst Loganair operates direct flight from Sumburgh at the very southern tip of Shetland to Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow (www.loganair.co.uk), islanders currently being entitled to discounted ferry and air fares.
The property has been refurbished recently having been re-lined and additional insulation added internally, most windows have been replaced with new double glazed units, and new shower room fittings have recently been installed along with new electric panel heaters in all rooms, these being fully time programmable and thermostat controlled.
Entry is via a single glazed porch with windows to both side and an inner stable door opening to a carpeted hallway with doors left to the living room and to the kitchen / diner to the right. Ahead is the carpeted stair to the first floor.
The carpeted living room is an attractive room with windows with deep painted tongue and groove timber reveals to the front and rear, and exposed ceiling beams. The part tongue & groove wood-lined / part painted stone gable wall has a fireplace with impressive stone lintel and stone flagged hearth and it is understood that this could house a solid-fuel stove although the room does have an electric panel heater. The cupboard to the side of the fireplace was originally the door to a side extension long since removed, offering possible scope for extending the property subject to consents.
The good-sized kitchen which again has windows to the front and rear, the small rear window still being single glazed, has plenty of space for a table and chairs and fitted units including an integral oven and hob, and an inset sink with mixer tap with integral hot water heater. The floor is tiled, lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights to the original painted tongue & groove ceiling, and there is a handy cupboard space under the stairs. Panel heater.
The carpeted stair retains the original painted tongue & groove planking to the walls and ceiling and leads up to a small landing lit by a roof light, with doors thought to have been made from dritwood timber to two bedrooms, both carpeted and heated by a panel heater, and a shower room. The main double bedroom is to the right, this room having a roof light window to the front and gable window to the side, and loft hatch. The second ‘L-shaped’ single bedroom to the left has a roof light window
The shower room has just been re-fitted with a new white WC and wash hand basin plus a tiled shower enclosure with ‘Triton’ electric shower and glazed screen / door. Tile effect laminate is laid to the floor and there is a mirror over the wash hand basin and a panel heater.
On the Ground Floor:-
Approx. 2.1m x 1.65m (6’10” x 5’6”)
Approx. 4.75m x 3.55m at widest points (15’7” x 11’7”)
Kitchen / Diner
Approx. 3.55m x 3.3m (11’7” x 10’10”)
On the First Floor:-
Approx. 3.9m x 3.65m (floor area) (12’9” x 12’)
Approx. 3.7m x 2.45m at widest points (floor area) (12’2” x 8’1”)
Approx. 2.25m x 2.1m at widest points (floor area) (7’5” x 6’10”)
The property sits in a grassed garden area which lies mainly to the front of the house, a small stream running past the front of the house being an attractive feature.
To reach the property drive north through Unst to the village of Haroldswick. Continue northwards following the main road towards Hermaness. About a mile past Haroldswick turn left to Quoys. ‘Easter House’ is right at the end of the Quoys side road about a mile from the junction past the turning to Cooke Aquaculture.
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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.
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