Harpslie, Dunrossness, ZE2 9JB

Offers in the Region of £255,000
Key Details

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Energy Efficiency:

D (57)

Council Tax:

Band C


Offers in the Region of £255,000




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• 5 double bedrooms • sittingroom • kitchen / diner • 3 bath / shower rooms (one en-suite) • utility room • substantial general purpose shed

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Enjoying fine views southwards over the surrounding countryside to the sea in the distance, 'Harpslie' is a spacious, five bedroom detached property in an attractive rural location just over ½ mile from the local shop & primary school at Dunrossness, handy for Sumburgh Airport. Lerwick approximately 22 miles.

In addition to five large double bedrooms, the double glazed accommodation also comprises a generously proportioned, dual-aspect sittingroom, large kitchen / diner, bathroom, two shower rooms (one en-suite) and utility room.

The large ⅔ acre site includes a substantial 58' x 38' detached general purpose shed with large hard standing area behind, extensive parking, a mature lawn to the side of the house, and a separate smaller shed.

The shed could suit a variety uses subject to any necessary consents required.

General Information

'Harpslie' is situated at Dunrossness in the South Mainland of Shetland, approximately 22 miles from Lerwick. Local amenities in the area are situated on the main Lerwick – Sumburgh road just over ½ mile from the house, where there is a mini-supermarket with post office & fuel pumps, and a small timber merchants / DIY store. Just across the road is the area's primary school, secondary pupils going to Sandwick or Lerwick, school transport being available, whilst the doctor's surgery for the South Mainland area is at Levenwick to the north. Regular Lerwick - Sumburgh bus services run along the main road.

The South Mainland of Shetland has much to offer particularly in terms of scenery and places of interest including the Loch of Spiggie RSPB Reserve, St Ninian's Isle and its stunning sand tombolo, archaeological sites at Old Scatness Broch & Jarlshof, and a second RSPB Reserve at Sumburgh Head. Sumburgh Airport and air transport to mainland Scotland is easily accessible.

The original property is thought to date form the 1940's with later additions in the 1980's and late 1990'. Windows are double glazed and central heating is provided by electric storage / panel heaters supplemented by a solid-fuel stove in the sittingroom. Some elements of the property would benefit from modernisation which is reflected in the price.


Entry is to the east side of the house, the front door opening to a small lobby with inner door to a hall with large kitchen / diner and utility room to the left, and bathroom to the right. At the end of the hall is the sittingroom which enjoys fine views to the south and west over the surrounding countryside to Fitful Head and the sea, and a further passage leading to the five bedrooms including a principal bedroom with en-suite shower room, and a further shower room.

In detail the accommodation comprises:-

Entrance Lobby / Hall

With large walk-in airing cupboard providing plenty of space for coats etc. and also housing the hot water tank, two further built-in cupboards, one shelved for linens etc. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to extensive storage space in the loft.

Kitchen / Diner

(Approx. 4.55m x 4.4m at widest points) (15' x 14'6") Bright, 'L'- shaped room with windows to the east and south, the south-facing window enjoying a sea view. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs and fitted units including an integral oven & hob with cooker hood over, and plumbing for a dishwasher.

Utility Room

(Approx. 2m x 1.55m (including cupboard)) (6'8" x 5') Situated off the kitchen, with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer etc. (appliances available by separate negotiation) and built-in store cupboard.


(Approx. 5.75m x 4.5m) (19' x 14'9") Accessed via a glazed door from the hall, the good-sized, dual-aspect sittingroom has a solid-fuel stove set in a fireplace surround providing a cosy alternative heat source to the storage heating.


(Approx. 2.4m x 1.95m) (8' x 6'4") With three piece suite including wash hand basin with fitted storage space below and light / shaver point over. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.95m x 3.6m) (13' x 11'9") West-facing double bedroom currently used as an office.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.65m x 3.15m including wardrobe) (12' x 10'4") Another west-facing double room, with built-in wardrobe and shelved recess for books etc.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.6m x 3.2m plus wardrobes) (11'9" x 10'6") Another good-sized double, this time with extensive built-in wardrobe space along one wall. The north-facing window enjoys a lovely view over to Spiggie Loch in the distance.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.45m x 1.85m) (8' x 6') With corner shower enclosure with electric shower, WC & wash hand basin with light / shaver point over. Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.9m x 3.6m plus wardrobes) (12'10" x 11'9") Similarly sized room to bedroom 3, again with extensive built-in wardrobe space and north-facing window enjoying the view to Spiggie Loch.

Bedroom 5

(Approx. 3.9m x 3.6m including wardrobes) (12'10" x 11'10") Principal bedroom with window to the east, built-in wardrobe and door to:-

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 2.4m x 1.1m) (7'10" x 3'8") With 'Triton' electric shower, WC & wash hand basin. Heated towel rail.


The property is situated in an unusually large site which is estimated to extend in total to around 0.67 acres (0.27 hectares) or thereby. The substantial tarred area between the house and the shed provides plenty of parking whilst a fenced lawn surrounds the south, west and north sides of the house with a planted area in one corner full of established trees and shrubs. Detached shed.

General Purpose Shed

(Approx. 17.6m x 11.8m) (58' x 38') This substantial shed which is of steel portal frame construction was erected in the mid 1990's. It has power and water with a toilet with WC & wash hand basin in one corner. There are 2 roller shutter doors, the main door at one end measuring 4m wide x 3.9m high, the second smaller door measuring 3m wide x 2.9m high, and a separate side door. There is a large hardstanding area behind the shed.

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 the Shetland Islands Council website.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: D (57)

Property Location

To reach the house turn west to Quendale from the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road by Mainland's Store at Dunrossness. Follow the road past the Baptist Church (red roof & tower) and the Hardbrakes houses on the left; 'Harpslie' is a short distance further along on the left after a newly-built pale green timber clad property.

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