Herrafjell, Vidlin, ZE2 9QB

Offers Over £385,000 Price negotiable for a quick sale.
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Energy Efficiency:

C (73)

Council Tax:

Band F


Offers Over £385,000 Price negotiable for a quick sale.




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Sittingroom, living / dining rom & open-plan landing / living area, kithen with walk-in pantry, 5 bedroms including master suite, 3 further bathrooms / shower rooms, utility / laundry room & workshop / gym

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Ideally situated for access to Brae / Sullom Voe and also Lerwick (approximately 22 miles), 'Herrafjell' is an outstanding five bedroom / four bathroom detached house set high above Vidlin Voe close to the end of a quiet side road, enjoying magnificent panoramic views westwards across and along the voe.

Completed in 2016 to a high standard and specification, the property boasts a gross internal floor area of over 300m² providing very comfortable, particularly light and airy, contemporary style family accommodation arranged over two floors with the benefit of central heating provided by an air source heat pump.

A large living / dining area with sociable entertainment space off, a main bay-window sittingroom, and a further open landing area upstairs provide a huge amount of living space, the impressive kitchen comes complete with a full range of appliances including four ovens, the bedrooms are all of a good-size, the 18' x 13' master bedroom having its own dressing room and en-suite, whilst the three bath / shower rooms have fitted bathroom furniture.

This is an exceptional, highly desirable property; viewing essential.

General Information

'Herrafjell' is situated almost at the end of a quiet side road which runs along the east side of Vidlin Voe with only a handful of houses beyond it, in Vidlin, a small village in the north-east corner of Mainland Shetland approximately 22 north of Lerwick, Shetland's main town, the location also being within easy reach of Brae & Sullom Voe to the north.

Local amenities are mainly based near to the head of the voe which the house overlooks, these including the local primary school (secondary pupils go to Brae) and a marina, plus a short distance beyond that is the local shop (about a mile from the house) which also sells fuel, and the village hall.

Completed in 2016 by E & H Building Contractors Ltd, the property is of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction below a concrete tiled roof.

Windows are high performance uPVC double glazed units, central heating is provided by an air source heat pump feeding an under floor heating system throughout the ground floor with 12 separately controllable zones, and radiators throughout the first floor. The two upstairs bath / shower rooms have electric underfloor heating. A contemporary style inset solid-fuel fire in the main sittingroom, which can also be viewed from the family room to the other side, provides an attractive supplementary heat source.

The air source heat pump system also supplies the 'Dimplex' hot water tank which is housed in a services cupboard off the entrance hall. The house is wired to all rooms for Cat5e Ethernet connections for internet, satellite TV & telephone. The house has a Sky 'Q' satellite dish.

The property has been decorated in light neutral colours which combined with the white high quality 600cm ceramic floor tiles which are laid throughout the entire ground floor accommodation with the exception of the sittingroom which has wood laminate flooring, has created an exceptionally light and airy feel to the interior, split face stone cladding to the fireplace wall in the family room adding a striking touch. Recessed LED ceiling spotlighting is used extensively, mostly controlled by dimmer switches.

The overall effect is a stunning, well-presented property which must be viewed.


A large west-facing deck provides the entrance to the property as well as providing a great place to sit and enjoy the spectacular elevated views over the voe, the glazed front door opening to a lovely bright entrance hall with two large cupboards, one for coats etc., the other housing the heating controls and hot water tank etc.

From here further glazed doors lead to the kitchen to the right and to a large living space / dining area to the left. This space which also has patio doors to the deck, has a stone-faced feature inset fireplace which can also be viewed from the adjoining bay windowed sittingroom, whilst at the rear the large dining area flows through to an entertainment area off kitchen, a particularly bright high ceilinged space with west-facing window and two Velux roof lights over, the kitchen units incorporating a range of integral appliances. At the rear of the kitchen a large walk-in larder provides plenty of space for food, whilst another door leads to a utility room and a workshop / gym.

Back off the living / dining room a glazed door opens to an inner hallway with doors to a ground floor shower room, a handy under-stairs cupboard and the stunning master bedroom suite with spacious dressing room and a well-appointed en-suite shower room with walk-in shower, twin wash hand basins & WC.

The whole ground floor accommodation aside from the main sittingroom which has wood laminate flooring, is laid with white ceramic floor tiles which unify the space and enhance the airy feel.

Upstairs a large open landing space which is filled with lots of natural light thanks to a triple dormer window enjoying the superb view to the west, provides an additional living / study / play space and access to four double bedrooms, three with built-in wardrobe space, a family bathroom complete with double ended bath and separate shower, and another shower room.

In detail the accommodation comprises:-

On the Ground Floor:-

Entrance Hall

(Approx. 4.15m x 1.95m) (13'8" x 6'4") Superb, very bright space thanks to the glazed front door and full-height glazed side lights with three remotely controllable Velux windows over, the light decor and white floor tiles. Two built-in cupboards provide space for coats etc. and housing the heating controls and hot water tank. Two striking pendant light fittings provide artificial light.


(Approx. 5.55m x 3.3m) (18'3" x 10'10") Accessed via glazed doors from the entrance hall or the entertainment area off the dining room, the kitchen is an impressive space with a high ceiling and modern units in a cream gloss finish set off by concrete effect worktops and grey up stands. As well as the usual fittings expected in a high spec kitchen, i.e. a stainless steel 'Rangemaster' sink complete with 'Quooker' instant boiling water tap, corner carousel and deep pan drawers, the units incorporate a range of integral 'Neff' appliances including three ovens, a separate combi microwave and induction hob plus separate gas ring with a stainless steel cooker hood and splashback over, as well as a concealed fridge, freezer & dishwasher. Several illuminated glass shelves throughout provide additional display / storage space. The two Velux windows are remotely controllable. Generously proportioned walk-in shelved pantry cupboard (approx. 3.3 x 1.1m) (10'10" x 3'8") to the rear.

Utility / Laundry Room

(Approx. 3.4m x 3.3m at widest points) (11'2" x 10'10") With worktop and inset sink plus plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer etc. (appliances included). Side entrance door and hatch with pull down ladder providing access to the loft space.

Workshop or Gym

(Approx. 3.45m x 2.9m) (11'4" x 9'7") Large room with the sliding mirror doors concealing extensive fitted cupboard space, and a separate built-in cupboard.

Back off the other side of the entrance hall, the remaining ground floor accommodation comprises:-

Living / Dining Area

(Overall approx. 9m x 5m at widest point) (29'6" x 16'8") Large, very sociable, open-plan space, the living area having stone cladding to one wall around the contemporary style inset fireplace and a cornice concealing space for additional lighting. At the rear the substantial dining area lit by three high level windows, flows through into the entertainment / bar space off the kitchen which is fitted with the same quality units featuring a 'Franke' inset sink, another integral 'NEFF' dishwasher, a drinks chill and run of tall cabinets around an American style 'Neff' fridge / freezer. A built-in counter top provides a bar area with three champagne bucket pendant light fittings over providing a stylish touch. Further glazed doors lead to the main sittingroom and the inner hallway. The 3m x 1.1m dining table is available by separate negotiation.


(Approx. 6.35m x 4.9m into bay) (21' x 16') Well-proportioned sittingroom, again a particularly light space thanks to its large west-facing bay window. The 'Stovax' stove with its slate hearth creates an attractive focal point to the room although there is also the under-floor central heating.

Inner Hallway

With handy built-in under-stairs cupboard and doors to a shower room and the master bedroom suite.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.75m x 1.9m) (9' x 6'2") Stylish fully tiled shower room with walk-in shower with 'Methven Aio Aurajet' shower head, plus white wall-hung WC & wash hand basin set in a run of fitted units which provides useful counter top and storage space.

Master Bedroom Suite

Substantial double bedroom (approx. 5.55m x 3.85m) (18'2" x 12'8") with two windows facing west and glazed sliding pocket doors opening to an en-suite and a large dressing room (approx. 3.3m x 2.75m) (9' x 6'2") with fitted wardrobes along one wall with sliding mirror doors, and to the wall opposite, a run of drawer and dressing table units with matching mirror over. The en-suite shower room (approx. 3.3m x 2.75m) (9' x 6'2") comprises an extra-large walk-in tiled shower enclosure with 'monsoon' shower and separate hand held fitting, plus a WC and twin wash hand basin bowls set on a fitted drawer unit, with matching heated mirrors over. Opposite are two tall mirror door bathroom cabinets and a ladder style heated towel rail / radiator.

On the First Floor:-

Open-plan Landing / Living Area

(Overall approx. 5.75m x 4.45m into bay) (18'10" x 14'7") The staircase from the inner hall which has low level lighting and a large Velux window over, leads up to a spacious landing / living area with a wide dormer window enjoying the stunning view over the voe, and grey carpeting which extends into the two north-facing bedrooms.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.2m x 4.35m into dormer) (13'10" x 14'4") Bright double bedroom enjoying a dual aspect with windows to the north and west. Hatch with pull-down ladder to the loft space.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.15m x 3.5m) (13'8" x 11'6") Another good-sized double bedroom, this time with a gable window facing north and a Velux window to the rear. Built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.4m x 3.05m extending to 4.1m into dormer) (11'2" x 10' / 13'6") Further double bedroom, this time with a dormer window to the west. Built-in wardrobe & wood effect vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 4.15m x 3.05m) (13'8" x 10') Fourth double room with Velux window to the rear & built-in wardrobe.


(Approx. 3.35m x 2m) (11' x 6'6") Again fully tiled including to the floor, this bathroom features a white suite including a double ended bath with centrally mounted 'Bristan' mixer tap / shower fitment, a vanity wash hand basin set on a fitted drawer unit with a mirror / light fitting with built-in Bluetooth speakers over, and a WC, plus a shower again with 'Methven Aurajet' shower. Electric underfloor heating and ladder style heated towel rail / radiator, & Velux window.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.1m x 3.4m at widest points) (6'10" x 11'2") Separate shower room fitted to the same standard as the bathroom, and including a similar vanity sink with fitted cupboard space below and mirror with built-in Bluetooth speakers over, plus a shower enclosure with electric shower. Electirc underfloor heating & ladder towel rail, & Velux window.


The site is estimated to extend to around 1/3 acre or thereby, including a tarred driveway and parking area to the side, and a large decked area outside the front door plus front garden area laid to lawn.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band F. 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: C (73)

Property Location

To reach the house, drive into Vidlin passing the shop on the left. Continue down towards the head of Vidlin Voe, cross the causeway and follow the road up and around to the left. Drive almost to the end of the road; ‘Herrafjell’ is on the right.

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