Montclare, Hamnavoe, Burra, ZE2 9LA

Offers Over £125,000

Closing Date for Offers: 12 noon Friday 18th June

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

F (30)

Council Tax:

Band B


Offers Over £125,000




By arrangement.

Home Report:

Available for this property


Please telephone the sellers direct on 01595 859 268, or contact our reception.


• two double bedrooms • sittingroom • living room • kitchenette • shower room • large loft • garage / outbuilding & garden shed

By completing this form you confirm you are agreeing to receive the Home Report by email.

By completing this form you agree to Harper Macleod's Privacy Notice.


Enjoying magnificent open views westwards over the voe of Hamna Voe, the headland of Fugla Ness and out to sea with the island of Foula visible in the distance, and conveniently situated in the centre of the village of Hamnavoe a stone's throw from the local shop, pier & primary school, Montclare is a two bedroom detached house set in established garden with garage / outbuilding and separate garden shed.

Although an island, Burra is linked to mainland Shetland by two fixed bridges via the neighbouring island of Trondra.

In addition to the two double bedrooms, the double glazed accommodation also presently comprises a sittingroom, separate living room with kitchenette off, and a wet room style shower room. A large loft with dormer window provides possible potential for creating a third bedroom if required, subject to consents.

The property requires modernisation which is reflected in the price, nonetheless it has the potential to provide an attractive home with the benefit of the shop and school close by and the added bonus of the lovely views.

General Information

'Montclare' 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 the island is connected to main Shetland by two fixed bridges via the neighbouring island of Trondra. The village is clustered around the small voe of Hamna Voe which the property overlooks and is where the pier and local shop are situated both a stone's throw from the house. The village also has its own primary school, again close by the house (secondary schooling is available in Lerwick), and a village hall, further amenities being available in nearby Scalloway (approximately five miles) where there is another primary school, a swimming pool, health centre and additional local shopping, although Lerwick (approximately ten miles) is within easy reach.


There are two entrances to the property, the entrance to the rear opening to a lobby with handy store to one side, a hatch in the store providing access to the substantial floored loft space which has a dormer window to the west enjoying the fine view, this space offering possible potential for an extra room although this would be subject to the usual consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard. A second door from the lobby opens to the hall where there are two built-in shelved cupboards and a door to the second lobby and entrance to the west side of the house.

On entering the hall from the rear, there is a living room to the right, this room facing north and having a door through to a small kitchenette with fitted units although potentially the dividing wall between the two rooms could be removed to create a much larger kitchen. A built-in cupboard in the kitchenette houses the hot water tank. Note there is a 'Rayburn' range in the living room but this has not been used for many years and would require to be tested prior to use.

Next to the living room is a bright bay windowed sittingroom which enjoys the fine view west out to sea. The room has a tiled fireplace surround housing an open fire although it is understood the chimney has been capped and would require some attention before re-use as is the case with the fireplace in bedroom 1.

Across the hall from the sittingroom is the main double bedroom, again with bay window enjoying the fine view and a tiled fireplace surround, this room having a built-in wardrobe. The second double bedroom faces south and finally there is a wet wall lined wet room style shower room with electric shower, white WC and wash hand basin.

Heating in the property is by electric storage heaters.

Room Sizes


Approx. 3.95m x 3.5m (12'11" x 11'5")

Living Room

Approx. 3.6m x 3.6m (11'9" x 11'9")


Approx. 3.3m x 1.55m (10'9" x 5'1")

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.6m x 3.5m (11'9" x 11'5")

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.6m x 2.9m (11'9" x 9'6")

Shower Room

Approx. 2.5m x 1.5m (8'2" x 4'11")


The property sits in an established site measuring approximately 34m x 18m and enclosed by a blockwork wall, access being over a shared track. There are lawns to the front and to the rear bordered by established shrubs, and a concrete path surrounding the house. Included is a detached block-built garage / outbuilding (approx. 5.2m x 2.95m) although the garage door requires replacement, plus a separate wooden garden shed (approx. 2.25m x 1.65m).

Property Location

To reach the property drive into the centre of Hamnavoe passing the public hall on the right and the school on the left. Take the next turning left after the school road (there is a garage with a brown door on the far corner) and then turn immediately right after the second house in on the right onto a shared track which leads down to Montclare, the house with a garage with a pale blue door.

To see the location of the property in an overall Shetland context, adjust the zoom by clicking the + or - buttons. Use the 'Map', 'Satellite' & 'Hybrid' buttons to switch between an ordnance survey style road map, a satellite aerial photograph or a combination (hybrid) of the two. Please note that the date of the satellite image is unknown and may not show new buildings.

(Please be aware the Google Street View was taken on the date shown. The building and surroundings may have changed since then. We always recommend you view the property personally.)

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 were very impressed with your professional manner and always keeping us up to date with progress.

Lee Thompson

Mailing List Signup Form

By filling out the form below you will be placed on our mailing list for an initial period of three months and will be notified when properties matching your requirements are placed on the market. Please note our website contains the complete details of all properties for sale through Dowle, Smith & Rutherford, with exactly the same information as can be found in the usual schedule by post.

When completing the form please use the comments section to provide as much extra information as possible so that we only send you details of properties that are sure to be relevant. We will advise you of properties that meet your requirements as closely as possible. If we advise you about a particular property this does not necessarily imply that the property will meet all your specific requirements in full. We always recommend that you view the property personally and check all details carefully.

Type of property sought
Essential requirements
Location Desired

Please do not select all locations - different areas in Shetland have quite different characteristics. For example, it would be unlikely that a property in Lerwick will be of interest to someone considering a croft house in Yell or Unst.

Please note any additional requirements, queries or comments in the box provided.

By completing this form you agree to Harper Macleod's Privacy Notice.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this form.