Key details

Nordervaal, Gluss, Ollaberry, ZE2 9RU
3 bedrooms • 2 reception rooms • kitchen • bathroom & separate toilet • utility room
Offers over £135,000
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.

  • receptions 2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom + WC
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: D (57)


Enjoying fine open views over the surrounding countryside to the Hill of Bardister, ‘Nordervaal’ is a three bedroom, single storey detached property close to the end of a side road in a small hamlet in Ollaberry in the North Mainland of Shetland approximately 10 miles from Brae, and 34 miles from Lerwick.

In addition to the three bedrooms all of which have built-in wardrobes, the accommodation also includes a good-sized, very bright, dual-aspect living room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, separate toilet and utility room. Windows are double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler. The property sits in a fenced garden area with lawns to the front and rear.

The local shop and primary school are within a mile or so of the house with further amenities including a High School, leisure centre and health centre at Brae.

The property would benefit from modernisation which is reflected in the price but nonetheless offers a good-sized, three bedroom house with the benefit of accommodation all on the one level and fine views.

General Information

‘Nordervaal’ is situated in a small hamlet in the Ollaberry area which lies on the east side of the North Mainland of Shetland approximately 10 miles north of Brae, the location putting the property within easy commuting distance of Sullom Voe Terminal and the gas plant. Local amenities in the immediate area include a shop with fuel pumps, and a garage about a mile from the house plus the primary school, with additional amenities at Brae, the main population centre for the North Mainland where there is a High School, swimming pool / leisure centre, health centre plus several more shops including a Co-op mini-supermarket. There is also a shop at Hillswick to the west.

The North Mainland area has some stunning scenery in particular Ronas Hill, Shetland’s highest point, which provides great views all over Shetland, and also the dramatic cliffs at Eshaness, both situated not far from Ollaberry. Further information about the area can be found at:-

The property is being sold as seen in its current condition and no warranties will be given in respect of any contents, appliances or services.


The property is set on its own with no immediate neighbours. A single glazed porch to the rear (road) side of the house forms the entrance to the property, a ramped access leading to an inner door opening to the hall with a built-in shelved cupboard and hatch to the loft space. On the left is a handy additional WC with white WC and wash hand basin set on a fitted cupboard unit; to the right are doors to the kitchen, living room and a utility room, and a further passage left leading to the three bedrooms and bathroom.

The kitchen which has a window looking out over the front garden, has fitted units including an integral double oven, hob with cooker hood over, plumbing for a dishwasher and a 1½ bowl sink although replacement units would be desirable. The dishwasher and fridge / freezer will be left although no warranties will be given. A built-in shelved airing cupboard houses the hot water tank which is fed by the solid-fuel stove although it has an electric immersion also. As far as the seller is aware the stove is in working order but this cannot be guaranteed and it should be tested before use.

Glazed double doors at the end of the kitchen lead to a south-west facing dining room with small built-in cupboard and door through to the living room, a particularly bright space thanks to a large picture window enjoying the fine open view south-east to the Hill of Bardister and over to Gluss Voe to the north, and also a second window facing south-west. Two walls are clad with pine ‘v’-lining including the main wall which houses a fireplace with an open fire although the room also has two central heating radiators. Again the fireplace / chimney should be tested prior to use. A second door leads back through to the hall.

Next to the living room is a utility room with some fitted units and a sink, plus plumbing for a washing machine which again is included in the sale although no warranties will be given. Tiled floor & coat hooks.

The hall passage then leads to the three bedrooms and a bathroom, all the bedrooms having built-in wardrobes. Bedrooms 1 & 2 face south-east and enjoy the fine views. Bedroom 3 faces the road.

Finally the bathroom comprises a bath, WC and wash hand basin plus a tiled shower enclosure with electric shower. Central heating radiator & heated towel rail.

Rooms Sizes

Living Room

Approx. 5.6m x 3.75m (18’6” X 12’3”)

Dining Room

Approx. 3.25m x 2.5m (10’7” x 8’3”)


Approx. 4.2m x 2.65m (13’10” x 8’9”)

Bedroom 1

Approx. 4m x 2.85m (13’2” x 9’6”)

Bedroom 2

Approx. 4m x 3m (13’2” x 9’10”)

Bedroom 3

Approx. 3m x 2.7m (9’10” x 8’10”)


Approx. 3m x 2.1m (9’10” x 6’10”)


Approx. 1.75m x 0.85m (5’9” x 2’10”)

Utility Room

Approx. 2.65m x 1.85m (8’8” x 6’2”)


Approx. 3.35m x 1.8m (11’ x 6’3”)


The property sits in an enclosed site with low block wall to the road and north sides, and by fencing elsewhere, established trees and shrubs along the roadside and south boundary providing privacy and shelter. Lawn / drying green to the roadside and further lawned area to the east and south. An access door provides access to an underfloor area which runs the full length of the house.

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 towards Ollaberry and turn right just past the shop to Gluss & Bardister. Follow the road for just over a mile passing the turning right to Bardister, and ‘Nordervaal’ is situated on its own on the right.


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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