Key details

Fairhaven, Castle Street, Scalloway, ZE1 0TP
5 bedrooms • living / dining room • kitchen • bathroom • separate WC • box room • garage
Under offer
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.
Closing date
12:00pm Friday 3rd November

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 5 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom + WC
  • Council Tax Band: D
  • Energy Efficiency: E (40)


Set in a well-established site in a great, elevated position enjoying fantastic views eastwards over to East Voe, and westwards over Scalloway and the harbour area generally, 'Fairhaven' is a five bedroom detached house conveniently situated within walking distance of a range of amenities including the primary school, swimming pool, health centre and local shopping.

The accommodation currently comprises a bright, dual-aspect living / dining room, kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms on the ground floor, one bedroom having been used as a study, plus two further bedrooms, a toilet and box room upstairs. Electric storage heating.

There are lawns to the front and rear, mature planting around the back garden making it a particularly private space, and an attached garage.

The property requires general refurbishment which is reflected in the price but nonetheless offer great potential for a conveniently located family home with the added benefit of the stunning views.

General Information

'Fairhaven' is situated in a great elevated position on Castle Street in the village of Scalloway which lies on the west coast of Shetland approximately six miles from Lerwick. The location means the property enjoys fantastic views eastwards towards East Voe, and westwards over Scalloway and the harbour area, and also puts Main Street where a range of amenities can be found, within easy walking distance. The village has its own primary school, public swimming pool and doctor’s surgery, as well as several local shops including a couple of general stores and a chemist / post office. There is also a garage and veterinary surgery and marina at East Voe, whilst further round the harbour at Port Arthur is the boating club, another marina, and the Scalloway campus of UHI Shetland.

Further information about Scalloway and the surrounding area can be found at:-

The property requires complete refurbishment which is reflected in the price. It is being sold in its current condition and no warranties will be given in respect of any contents or services.


There is a 'formal' entrance to the west side of the house, but in practice entry is usually via the door to the east (road) side which opens to a lobby with handy built-in store cupboard and door to the kitchen which faces east benefiting from the morning sun and the fine views to East Voe. There are two built-in cupboards, fitted cupboards and a sink although new units would be desirable. The white good will be left although no warranties will be given.

Doors from the kitchen lead to the hall and the dining area of the living / dining room, a very bright space thanks to two windows to the south and a further large bay window facing west looking out over Scalloway. There is space for both living and dining areas and a second door provides direct access from the hall. There is a tiled fireplace surround and chimney although this will require repair / attention before possible use.

The 'L'-shaped hall has two built-in cupboards, a door to an entrance lobby to the west side of the house, and stair to the first floor. Of the hall are three bedrooms and the bathroom with bath, WC and wash hand basin however again refurbishment would be beneficial.

Bedroom one enjoys the view to East Voe to the east and has a built-in wardrobe. Bedrooms two and three both face west and look out over the back garden. Bedroom two also has a built-in wardrobe. Bedroom three has been used a study.

Upstairs is a landing with east facing dormer window leading to two more bedrooms and a toilet with WC and wash hand basin however it is understood that the upstairs plumbing requires replacement before use. The space by the landing dormer window could perhaps be incorporated into the toilet to provide space for a shower perhaps although perspective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.

Both bedrooms have east-facing dormer windows enjoying superb views. Bedroom four to the left has two built-in cupboards / wardrobes. Bedroom five to the right has a built-in wardrobe plus a large walk-in box room off which houses the hot water tank.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

On the Ground Floor:-

Living / Dining Room

5.2m x 3.6m + 2.85m x 2m (17’ x 11’10” + 9'4" x6'6")


3.65m x 2.4m extending to 3.45m at widest points (12’ x 7’10” / 11'5")


2.35m x 2.15m at widest points (7’9” x 7’)

Bedroom 1

3.75m x 2.35m (12’4” x 7’9”)

Bedroom 2

3.6m x 3.15m (11’10" x 10’4”)

Bedroom 3

3.6m x 2.65m at widest points (12’ x 11’10”)

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 4

3.85m x 2.8m (floor area) (12’7" x 9’2”)


1.15m x 1.1m (3’9” x 3’8”)

Bedroom 5

3.8m x 3.6m at widest points (floor area) (12’6" x 11’9”)

Box Room

3.25m x 3.15m at widest points (floor area) (10’8” x 10’5”)


The property sits in a well-established site with great views to both sides. To the front is an off-street parking space in front of the attached garage, a gate opening to a path leading to the entrance to the house, with a lawn to the side. The path continues past a secluded paved patio area on the south side of the house, to the back garden which is mainly laid to lawn and is surrounded by established planting along the boundaries providing privacy.

The attached garage / workshop measures approximately 6.35m x 3.7m (20’10” by 12’).

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band D. 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

To each the property drive into Scalloway and turn left at the roundabout by the school into Castle Street. Pass Kirk Business Centre on the corner and then three similar detached stone-built houses in a row. 'Fairhaven' is the third house after the row of three, just before a brown painted timber clad property.


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.
Mr S
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