Key details

Lonabrak, Glendale, Trondra, ZE1 0XL
3 double bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • bathroom & shower room • utility room / store • • garden shed
Under offer
By arrangement.

  • receptions 2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: D (68)


Enjoying fantastic views over East Voe and northwards to Scalloway in the distance, ‘Lonabrak’ is a three bedroomed, ‘Scandinavian’ style detached property set in around 1/3 acre in an attractive, quiet rural situation just 6 miles from Lerwick.

The property offers well-presented, light and airy ‘walk-into’ accommodation arranged over two floors, the ground floor which has laminate or tiled flooring throughout, comprising a bright living room with patio doors to the garden and glazed double doors to the adjoining kitchen / dining room, a double bedroom, shower room and handy utility room / store. Upstairs is a spacious second living space on the landing with feature window, plus two further double bedrooms both with sizeable built-in wardrobes, and a family bathroom.

The property is fully double glazed with uPVC windows and doors, and benefits from central heating provided by an oil-fied boiler. The large site offers scope for extending or perhaps a polytunnel, subject to consents.

There are two primary schools and several local shops within 2 or 3 miles of the house although Lerwick is easily accessible as Trondra is linked to mainland Shetland by a fixed bridge.

Early viewing essential.

General Information

Trondra is a sparsely populated island off the east coast of Shetland offering an attractive rural location yet within easy reach of Lerwick, just six miles away, the island being connected to mainland Shetland by a fixed bridge just south of Scalloway, a second bridge at the south end of the island providing a link to the neighbouring island of Burra.

Amenities are close by at either Hamnavoe on Burra to the south (just under 2 miles) where there is a primary school, shop and marina, or Scalloway about 2½ miles to the north, amenities there including another school, public swimming pool, doctor’s surgery as well as several local shops on Main Street and another marina.

‘Lonabrak’ which is of ‘Scandinavian’ style timber frame / timber clad construction below a concrete tiled roof, was built in the mid-1990’s, the upstairs floor being converted about 10 years later. New uPVC double glazed windows were installed in 2017, all the windows having integral blinds. Central heating is provided by an oil-fired combi-boiler (installed in 2015) supplying thermostatically controlled radiators throughout the house and also providing hot water.


Entry is to the side of the house, the uPVC double glazed door opening to a vestibule with side window, tiled floor and handy built-in cupboard which provides space for boots etc. and also houses the electric meter. A further glazed inner door opens to the hall, a good-sized space with pine finishes and pine paneled internal doors to all the ground floor rooms. On the left a large built-in cupboard provides space for coats etc. although there is also a walk-in utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer etc. (appliances available by separate negotiation), fitted shelving and coat hooks. An open tread pine stair to the right leads to the first floor.

On the left just past the cloak cupboard is a downstairs shower room with white WC and wash hand basin plus a wet wall-lined corner shower with glazed screen / door, the WC & wash hand basin being set in a run of fitted units providing useful shelf and storage space for toiletries etc. and also concealing the cistern. The floor is tiled.

Next is a very spacious, attractively fitted kitchen / dining room, a bright room with windows to two sides facing east and south providing plenty of natural light. There is plenty of room for a table and chairs and the white fitted units which are set off by grey speckled worktops and a white tiled splash back, include an integral oven and hob with cooker hood over, inset 1½ bowl sink & glazed display cabinet. Again the floor is tiled and two pendant fittings provide artificial light. Glazed double doors from the kitchen lead through to the main living room, again a bright space, with south-west facing patio doors enjoying an open view plus a further window to the north. Here the flooring is wood laminate and lighting is provided by a centre fitting and additional wall lights. A further door leads back to the hall where the final room is a generously proportioned north-facing double bedroom, also with wood laminate flooring.

The stair from the hall leads up to a substantial carpeted space on the first floor which provides a second living area or study / home office area, the triple window with its centre arch being a particular feature and enjoying a fine view northwards towards Scalloway. Lighting is provided by a feature light fitting plus further light over the stairs.

Off the living space is a large carpeted main bedroom, its window overlooking East Voe, additional natural light being provided by a further Velux window, a substantial built-in wardrobe concealed by sliding mirror doors providing plenty of clothes space.

A short passage leads to the third double bedroom, also carpeted and again having a built-in wardrobe with sliding mirror doors, and view to the voe, and finally an attractive family bathroom with white three piece suite including a double-ended bath with centre taps and fitted cupboard unit at one end, plus a white WC & wash hand basin. Tiled floor & Velux window.

Room Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 4.8m x 3.85m

Kitchen / Dining Room

Approx. 4.1m x 3.85m

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.8m x 3.6m

Shower Room

Approx. 2.85m x 2.2m at widest points

Utility Area

Approx. 2.85m x 1.5m at widest points

On the First Floor:-

Open-plan Landing / Living Area

Overall approx. 7.8m x 3.4m extending to 4.75m at widest point (floor area including stairwell)

Main Bedroom 2

Approx. 4.1m x 3.85m (floor area at widest points including wardrobe)

Bedroom 3

Approx. 3.85m x 3.2m (floor area at widest points including wardrobe)


Approx. 2.55m x 2.2m (floor area)


The property sits in a larger than average fenced and grassed site estimated to extend to around 1/3 acre (0.135 hectares). Garden shed and external cold water tap.

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 over the bridge into Trondra. After just under a mile turn left to Trondra Hall & Glendale by the bus stop. Follow the road up and around to the right and across a cattle grid; the track leading to ‘Lonabrak’ is straight ahead of you.


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.

We have availed ourselves of services provided by Harper Macleod of Lerwick, both in buying and selling residential property. Our needs on both these occasions were fully met and the service provided by them made our task in these circumstances, seemingly without effort.

Prior to this we had also received very helpful general advice pertaining to Shetland real estate from them. This was a tremendous benefit to us at the time.

If you are seeking cost effective, excellent real estate marketing and legal services, we would not hesitate in recommending Harper Macleod of Lerwick.
David & Jan Elliot
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Please telephone the sellers direct on 07747 792 220 or 07702 065 396.

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