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House Site, Saltness, Walls, ZE2 9PF
Under offer
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities


Great opportunity to acquire a larger than average ½ acre house site complete with detailed planning permission and a building warrant already in place for a two bedroom detached house with garage and polycrub, situated on the edge of the village of Walls enjoying spectacular views over Vaila Sound and to the Loch of Grunnavoe.

The location means a range of amenities including the local shop (with fuel pumps), primary school, health centre and even a small community swimming pool for private hire, are within reasonable walking distance.

Planning permission is in place for an attractive two bedroom / two bathroom single story detached house to a design by renowned local architect Alan McKay, the positioning of the house within the large site making the most of the fine views.

As well as a detached garage and polycrub the size of the site allows plenty of room for a good-sized garden arear and scope for growing your own etc.


The site is conveniently situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Walls which is situated on the south side of Shetland's sunny Westside, approximately 25 miles from Lerwick.

Clustered around the head of Vaila Sound, Walls has a wide range of amenities which are within easy reach of the house these including a primary school / nursery, shop & post office with fuel pumps, health centre, a small community swimming pool for private hire, village hall as well as a pier, marina & boating club, the village hosting an annual agricultural show and regatta. A commuter bus service operates to Lerwick daily, with several additional services at other times during the day.

Further amenities are also available at Bixter approximately 7 miles back towards Lerwick (another shop, health centre, vet's surgery & garage) and also Aith (approximately 10 miles) where the West Mainland Junior High School and swimming pool / leisure centre are situated.

The location of the site which slopes gently from north to south allows for fine panoramic views over the surrounding area.

Further information about the West Mainland area of Shetland can be found at:-

Planning Permission

The property sits in an unusually large de-crofted site which is estimated to extend to around ½ acre or thereby, the site already being fully fenced. Detailed planning permission was granted in May 2019 (Ref: 2019/022/PPF) for the construction of a single story dwelling house along with a separate detached garage and polycrub.

Designed by renowned local architect Alan McKay, the proposed timber frame / timber clad house provides comfortable two bedroom accommodation, one with an en-suite, plus a kitchen / dining room leading through to a separate vaulted ceilinged living room, a family bathroom, utility room and vestibule, the siting of the house allowing for superb views from all the rooms to the south and east, particularly from the living room which enjoys a large dual-aspect window area.

A building warrant is also already in place (Ref: BW/2020/023). Details of the planning application and building warrant can be found on Shetland Islands Council's website at:-

The purchaser will be responsible for complying with all planning conditions.


Although there are presently no service connections on site, connections is not expected to be a problem as water, electricity and telephone services serve the neighbouring property although respective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the various utility providers directly. A connection to the mains sewer will be required. Central heating would be provided by an air source heat pump.

Property location


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.
Russell Smith
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House Site, Saltness, Walls, ZE2 9PF

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