Key details

Highmount, Hamnavoe, Burra, ZE2 9JY
3 bedrooms (one with shower) • living room • kitchen / dining room • bathroom • box room • substantial garage & peat store
Under offer
By arrangement.
Closing date
12:00pm Wednesday 29th June

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: E (39)


Situated in a great location right in the centre of Hamnavoe, a stone's throw from the local shop and pier, and also within walking distance of the primary school, 'Highmount' is a three bedroom detached property with a substantial garage, benefiting from fine views over the village to the sea to the front, and northwards to the islands of Oxna and Papa and up the coast of mainland Shetland to the rear.

In addition to three bedrooms, the double glazed accommodation which has oil-fired central heating, also includes a living room, large kitchen / dining room, bathroom and box room. In addition to the 45’ garage there are garden areas to the front and rear, and a peat store.

The property does require some repair and modernisation, and some rearrangement of accommodation would be beneficial, which is all reflected in the price, but nonetheless the property offers great potential and a purchaser could easily move in as it is with updating to follow as required.

General Information

'Highmount' is situated in a great location in the centre of the village of Hamnavoe on the island of Burra which lies off the west coast of Shetland although is connected to mainland Shetland by two fixed bridges via the neighbouring island of Trondra.

The village is clustered around the voe of Hamna Voe where the pier and local shop is situated, both a stone's throw from the house. There is also a local primary school (secondary schooling is in Lerwick), and a village hall, both within walking distance, with further amenities available in nearby Scalloway (approximately 5 miles) where there is another primary school, a swimming pool, health centre and additional local shopping, although Lerwick, just 9 miles or so to the east, is easily accessible.

The elevated position of the house allows it to enjoy stunning views over Hamnavoe generally and the voe to Fugla Ness and out to sea to the south, and over to the islands of Oxna and Papa to the north.

Further information on the local area can be found at:-

The original house is understood to have been built around 1950 and extended to the rear a few years later. It is double glazed and has central heating provided by an oil-fired boiler in the kitchen, which also supplies hot water.

Note due to the form of construction lending may be restricted.


The main entrance is to the front of the house, a path through the front garden with lawns to either side leading to the uPVC double glazed front door which opens to a lobby leading to the living room which enjoys a dual aspect with windows to the south and west enjoying the fine views. From here a second door leads through to a rear lobby with doors to the kitchen, bathroom, and a further lobby in the rear extension.

The kitchen is a particularly spacious room with plenty of space for a table and chairs, two windows to the rear of the house enjoying the open views to the sea and islands of Oxna & Papa. There are some fitted units including a sink but replacement would be desirable. The appliances will be left but no warranties will be given. Off the kitchen is a south-facing bedroom which like the living room enjoys the view over the front garden and beyond. There is a shower enclosure in this room although this could be easily removed if not required.

The rear extension comprises two lobby’s each with a side entrance door, the first lobby having a door to a bathroom with bath, WC & wash hand basin, the second lobby leading to two bedrooms and a box room. The larger of the two bedrooms, bedroom 2 enjoys a dual aspect with fine views to the south and west, and also has a built-in shelved cupboard. The second smaller room faces west. The box room which has some fitted cupboard units, has a window to the rear of the house again enjoying the fine sea view.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Living Room

3.9m x 3.6m at widest points (12'10" x 11'10")

Kitchen / Dining Room

6.35m x 2.15m + 2.95m x 1.15m (20'10" x 7' + 9'8" x 3'10")


2.35m x 1.5m (7'9" x 4'10")

Bedroom 1

'L'-shaped room 4.1m x 2.9m at widest points (13'5" x 9'7")

Bedroom 2

3.95m x 2.95m at widest points (13' x 9'9")

Bedroom 3

3.4m x 2.45m (11'3" x 8')

Box Room

2.05m x 1.4m (6'8" x 4'8")


The property sits in a good-sized site estimated to extend to around 0.2 acres, a path from the street leading to the walled front garden with lawns either side of the path to the front door, plus a further small area to the side of the house. The rest of the garden is situated behind the house and includes a peat shed (approx. 1.9m x 1.7m (6'3" x 5'8")), and the substantial garage with power & lighting. This comprises two areas, the main space measuring approx. 13.6m long x 3m wide (45' x 9'10") with garage doors at one end, and access to the second area to the side comprising two spaces approx. 10.5m x 2.75m + 3m x 2m (34'8" x 9' + 9'9" x 6'6") although the floor-to-ceiling height on the side is lower and varies decreasing to approx. 1.55m (5') at the north end. The garage building requires some attention.

Also included is the large fenced drying green behind the house which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the spectacular views. A gate at the bottom of the drying green allows for access down to the shore.

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 Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

To reach the property drive right into the centre of Hamnavoe passing the school on the left, and head down the hill towards the pier. Continue past the local shop (on the right) and the pier and follow the road up and around to the right. 'Highmount' is the fourth house on the left immediately after the pier, just after a two storey house.


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.

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