Key details

Rocklea Cottage, Toogs, Bridge End, Burra, ZE2 9LD
4 bedrooms • 2 living rooms • conservatory • kitchen / diner • 2 bath / shower rooms • Utility / kitchen
Under offer
By arrangement.

  • receptions 2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: D
  • Energy Efficiency: D (55)


Providing flexible accommodation suiting a family or a couple looking for extra living space, with opportunities for home working, Rocklea Cottage is a detached two reception room / four bedroom property situated just six miles from Scalloway and ten miles from Lerwick, enjoying fine views of Lang Sound.

The well-presented, double glazed accommodation which is all on the one level, comprises a modern kitchen / diner with wide archway to the main living room, a conservatory, three bedrooms and a family bathroom with bath & separate shower, plus a further ‘annex’ with its own separate entrance door, comprising a further living room / office, utility / kitchen, fourth bedroom and shower room, central heating being provided throughout by an oil-fired boiler supplemented by a cosy multi-fuel stove in the main living room. The ‘annex’ provides additional family accommodation, great for a teenager perhaps, or would be ideal for use by a dependent relative, or perhaps for letting out given it has its own separate access.

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

General Information

‘Rocklea Cottage’ is situated on the west side of Burra, an island off the west coast of Shetland connected to Mainland Shetland by two fixed bridges via the neighbouring island of Trondra.

Although Scalloway is only about six miles to the north, and Lerwick just 10 miles to the east, amenities on the island at Hamnavoe about 1½ miles from the house, include a local shop, primary school and a marina down by the pier, a feeder bus service to Scalloway running along the main road a short distance from the house, additional amenities in Scalloway including from several shops, another primary school, swimming pool and doctor’s surgery. There is a play park a short walk from the house and Burra has several fine beaches including Meal to the north and Bannaminn to the south.

Further information about the islands of Burra and Trondra and the surrounding area can be found at:-

The property comprises the original house thought to date from the 1930’s, which has been extended over the years. It is fully double glazed and heated by an oil-fired combi boiler housed in a cupboard in the kitchen, supplemented by a cosy, multi-fuel in the living room. The property has a fibre optic broadband connection.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the blinds and light fittings. Some of the furniture is available by separate negotiation.


The front door opens to a vestibule with a tiled floor, space for coats and an inner door to the hall, the immediate entrance hall area having laminate flooring and pine doors to the kitchen, a bathroom and one of the bedrooms, a carpeted passage with a built-in cloak cupboard then leading onwards to the remaining accommodation. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides access to floored storage in the insulated loft space.

The spacious kitchen / diner to the left was completely re-fitted by the current owners about six years ago, the work being a part of a range of improvements which also included the creation of a wide archway linking the kitchen with the adjoining living room creating a great, very sociable space which also leads through to the conservatory. The kitchen enjoys a dual aspect and views to the voe, and has plenty of space for a table & chairs and there are fitted units to two walls providing ample cupboard & worktop space, the units having solid woodblock worktops and including an integral oven and induction hob with cooker hood over plus a concealed integrated fridge / freezer and dish washer, and inset sink. A matching unit in one corner houses the central heating boiler with additional shelf space for linens etc. above. Note the two wall lights will be removed prior to sale.

The living room which has sliding patio doors leading through to the conservatory, is heated by a multi-fuel stove set in a fireplace surround (although there is also a central heating radiator), has solid wood flooring, a shelved recess for books etc., and separate access from the hall. The same flooring in the living room extends into the conservatory, a fully double glazed, good-sized extra living space enjoying fine views of Lang Sound and also to the south (you can see Fitful Head in the distance), a shelf below the windows providing space for plants etc.

Back off the entrance area is the main family bathroom which has also been re-fitted and now comprises a three piece suite plus a wet-wall lined shower enclosure with glazed screen / door, the wash hand basin being set on the wall-hung drawer unit which provides useful storage space, with a further large mirror doored bathroom cabinet over and further matching wall-mounted unit to one side. Wood effect tiled florring & heated towel rail / radiator. Next to the bathroom is the first of the bedrooms, a west-facing, carpeted double room with a large built-in wardrobe with part mirrored sliding doors.

Moving on down the hall passage are two more carpeted bedrooms, both west-facing and having a built-in wardrobe, and a door to the ‘annex’ living space. Bedroom 2 is a double currently used as the main bedroom. Bedroom 3 is a good-sized single.

The remaining door from the hall passage opens to a second living room, presently used as an office, part of the additional ‘annex’ accommodation which has its own separate entrance door to the south side of the house and comprises a living room, utility room / kitchen, fourth bedroom and shower room. The living room is a bright room with borrowed light via an internal window to the conservatory, the space providing a great additional living / play area, or office space as is the case at present. It has laminate flooring which extends via an archway into a utility room with modern fitted units including a sink and plumbing for a washing machine, a separate door from the living room leading to fourth bedroom, a south-facing, carpeted room with a built-in wardrobe, a shower room and a second entrance door. The shower room, which is tiled to a dado rail and has wood laminate flooring, comprises a wet-wall lined shower enclosure plus a white WC and wash hand basin.

Rooms Sizes

Living Room

Approx. 4.3m x 3.9m (14'1" x 12'10")


Approx. 3.9m x 2.7m (12'9" x 8'10")

Kitchen / Diner

Approx. 4.25m x 4.1m (14' x 13'5")


Approx. 2.9m x 1.65m + shower (9'7" x 5'6")

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.2m x 2.85m + wardrobe (10' x 9'7")

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.75m x 3.1m + wardrobe (12'4" x 10'2")

Bedroom 3

Approx. 3.3m x 2.9m + wardrobe (10'10" x 9'6")

Second ‘Annex’ Living Room

Approx. 4.2m x 3.65m (13'10" x 12")

Utility / Kitchen

Generally approx. 3.65m x 2.2m at widest points (12' x 7'3")

Bedroom 4

Approx. 3.25m x 2.9m + wardrobe (10'8" x 9'6")

Shower Room

Approx. 1.55m x 1.35m + shower (5' x 4'6")


Immediately in front of the house is a grassed area and a path / parking space leading to the front door. The main garden area lies to the east side of the house and thus enjoys great views to the voe, this area having a lawn enclosed by perimeter flower beds and a wall. There is a further chipped area to the south of the house and a large shed with power, both also accessed via the path down the west side of the house which leads to the separate entrance to the ‘annex’ at the rear. (Note the path forms the west boundary of the site; the lawn to the side of it has historically been enclosed with the property but this area does not form part of the title).

A hatch provides access to the under-floor area below the conservatory which has a cold water tap and power socket.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band D. 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 to Bridge End about halfway through West Burra. Pass through the first houses until you come to a former chapel and a turning left to Toogs by a bus stop. Take this road and follow the road towards the shore past two wooden houses on the right and a tarred road to the left. ‘Rocklea Cottage’ is the second house 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.

Thanks again for your brilliant service with both my property sales over the past years. Your experience in Shetland is much noted with local people.

Selling my house whilst living in Edinburgh was a daunting prospect but I should not have worried. The communications between both parties was easy and the sale of my property went through without any hitches.
Diane Legget
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