Lochanlea, Westsandwick, Yell, ZE2 9BH

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (58)

Council Tax:

Band A


Under offer


• 3 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / diner • shower room • utility room • detached garage / shed


Set on its own in an unusually large non-croft site of 1.2 acres, and enjoying stunning views east over the Loch of Scattlands and west across open countryside to Yell Sound and beyond to the east coast of the North Mainland of Shetland, 'Lochanlea' is a detached three bedroom house with a substantial 39' x 19' garage / shed.

In addition to three bedrooms, the single storey, double glazed accommodation also includes a living room enjoying views to the Loch of Scattlands, kitchen / diner enjoying the views to the west, shower room & utility room. Central heating is provided by an external oil-fired boiler. The property would benefit from updating which is reflected in the price.

Yell is connected to Mainland Shetland by a 20 minute ro-ro ferry which runs throughout the day from Ulsta about five miles from the house.

General Information

'Lochanlea' is situated in the small picturesque settlement of Westsandwick on the west side of the island of Yell, the larger of Shetland's North Isles which sits between Mainland Shetland and the neighbouring island of Unst.

Set on its own in an unusually large 1.2 acre site, the house enjoys fine views of the Loch of Scattlands to the east and westwards over the surrounding countryside and across Yell Sound to the east coast of the very northern tip of Mainland Shetland. A short walk from the house takes you to one of Shetland's finest sandy and secluded beaches.

Measuring around 19 miles long by 7½ miles wide, Yell has a population of around 900. Westsandwick lies approximately mid-way between the ferry terminal at Ulsta to the south (5 miles) where there is a local shop with fuel pumps, and the main population centre at Mid Yell to the north where the island's main amenities can be found, these including a small shop, Junior High School, leisure centre & swimming pool, medical centre including dental surgery, LJ's restaurant / diner, a pier & boating club.

A regular 20 minute ro-ro ferry service runs throughout the day from UIsta connecting Yell with Toft on Mainland Shetland which lies about 10 minutes from Brae & Sullom Voe, and approximately 27 miles north of Lerwick.


Entrance Porch & Hall

The house has a ramped access which leads to the porch where an inner door opens to a hall with doors to all rooms and a built-in shelved linen cupboard. Hatch to partially floored loft with lighting and power socket.


(Approx. 2.4m x 1.3m) (7'2" x 4'3") With space for coats etc., wash hand basin and plumbing for a washing machine which again can be left if required.

Kitchen / Diner

(Approx.4.65m x 3.5m) (15'3" x 11'6") Good-sized kitchen enjoying a dual aspect with windows to the south and west, the west-facing window enjoying the fantastic view to the sea and beyond. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs and fitted units including a sink and gas cooker point. The white goods can be left if required although no warranties will be given. Further storage is provided by a small built-in cupboard.

Living Room

(Approx.5.65m x 3.5m) (18'6" x 11'6") Another good-sized room, and again a bright space thanks to the dual aspect, this time to the south and east, the wide picture window to the east looking out of the Loch of Scattlands. Note there is a fireplace although the chimney has been removed.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.5m x 3.5m) (11'6" x 11'6") East-facing double room with built-in double wardrobe and additional fitted wardrobe unit.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.5m x 3.5m) (11'6" x 11'6") Another double room, again east-facing and with a built-in double wardrobe.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.5m x 2.8m at widest points) (11'6" x 9'2") Single west-facing bedroom with built-in double wardrobe.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.4m x 2.1m) 8' x 6'10") With wet room style shower with 'Mira' electric shower (although the room used to house a bath), WC & wash hand basin. Heating is provided by a heated towel rail, electric fan heater or central heating radiator.


The property sits in an unusually large area of non-croft land which is estimated to extend to around 1.2 acres or thereby stretching from the road to the west to the Loch of Scattlands to the east. There is plenty of parking by the house and the garage, the house itself sits in a small fenced garden area which is mainly laid to lawn with a ramp to the front door.

The substantial detached garage / shed measures approximately 11.8m x 5.7m (38'9" x 18'8") has 3m x 3m garage doors, inspection pit, power & lighting and sink with cold water supply.

Note the northern boundary of the plot site is not fenced.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band A. 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 (58)

Property Location

The property is situated on the Westsandwick loop road. To reach the property take the northernmost junction to Westsandwick & Hjarkland by the bus stop. Follow the road to the left over a cattle grid (do not turn right to Hjarkland) and continue down towards the loch passing between a cluster of farm buildings on either side of the road; 'Lochanlea' is the first house on the left.

Alternatively take the south junction to Westsandwick, drive to the head of the voe and turn left by the telephone box. Follow the road past the cluster of houses at the head of the voe and veer right up the hill to approach 'Lochanlea' from the south, the house being the second on the right after the junctions to the old and new cemeteries and the beach.

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