Key details

Roselynn, Gibblestone Road, Scalloway, ZE1 0TX
4 bedrooms • 2 reception rooms • kitchen / dining room • bathroom • utility room / garage • greenhouse
Under offer
By arrangement.

  • receptions 2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: D
  • Energy Efficiency: E (39)


Very rare opportunity to acquire a distinctive, four bedroom / two reception room detached property set in a particularly large garden right in the centre of Scalloway, a short stroll from the school, swimming pool, doctor’s surgery and shops on Main Street.

Benefitting from oil-fired central heating, the double glazed accommodation comprises two good-sized reception rooms (one could be used as a 5th bedroom), a substantial 20’ long kitchen / dining room and attractively re-fitted bathroom with bath and separate shower, on the ground floor, plus four bedrooms upstairs.

There is also a large, easily accessible loft plus an attached garage & utility room, the garage having a handy off-street parking space outside.

The large garden stretches from Gibblestone Road to the west to Berry Road to the east with large lawned areas and a greenhouse to the rear.

Great family home convenient for all amenities.

General Information

‘Roselynn’ is situated right in the centre of Scalloway which lies on the west coast of Shetland approximately six miles from Lerwick, the location of the house putting it a short stroll away from the primary school and swimming pool, and also local shopping on Main Street where there are several local shops including a couple of general stores, and a chemist / post office. There is also a medical centre, pub, garage and youth centre in the village, whilst around the harbour at Port Arthur is the boating club (there is also a marina at East Voe) and the NAFC Marine Centre, part of the University of the Highlands & Islands.

‘Roselynn’ is fully double glazed and benefits from central heating provided by an oil-fired ‘Worcester’ boiler housed in the utility room, the boiler also supplying the pressurised ‘Megaflo’ hot water tank. All carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the curtains and light fittings are included in the sale, along with the white goods in the kitchen.


Entry to the house is through the front garden, a short path from the street leading to the double glazed front door which opens to a vestibule with coat hooks and glazed inner door to the carpeted hall where doors either side lead to two large reception rooms, a passage to the rear leading past a handy under-stairs store cupboard to the rear hallway, the kitchen and bathroom.

The main living room is a bright, dual-aspect room, the large window to the front of the house facing west, the second window facing south. It has an original cornice plus a tiled fireplace surround housing an open fire although this is not presently used and therefore would require testing prior to use. There is a centre light and additional wall lighting.

The second reception room to the left also benefits from a dual-aspect, again the main window facing west. It is presently used as a family room but could be used as a large ground floor double bedroom. Again centre and wall lighting is provided.

Moving on to the rear of the property, the rear hallway has further coat hooks and a back door, plus an archway to the kitchen and door to the bathroom. The generously proportioned kitchen which has two windows facing east looking out over the back garden, has plenty of space for a table and chairs and modern fitted units to two walls providing ample cupboard & workshop space, the units having including a 1½ bowl sink, stainless steel cooker hood plus plumbing for a dishwasher which is included in the sale along with the cooker and fridge / freezer. Wood laminate flooring is laid throughout and lighting is provided two ceiling spotlight fittings.

The family bathroom was attractively re-fitted about two years ago with wet-wall lining to the walls and wood effect laminate flooring. It now comprises a white three piece suite including a wash hand basin set on a fitted cupboard unit providing useful storage space with further mirror doored cabinet over, and a WC with fitted concealed cistern. There is also a separate shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Heating is provided by wall-mounted radiator / towel rail supplied by the central heating system and lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights.

Back off the front hall, the carpeted stair which is lit by a large window to the rear of the house, leads up to a landing with useful shelved store cupboard and hatch with pull-down ladder providing easy access to further substantial storage space in the floored and insulated loft which has a fitted light. There are four carpeted bedrooms. On the left is a rear-facing single room with built-in wardrobe, and a west-facing double room. On the right is the dual-aspect main bedroom with windows to the front and rear, plus a fourth single bedroom facing west.

Rooms Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 4.55m x 4m (14’9” x 13’2”)

Family Room

Approx. 4.5m x 4m at widest points (14’9” X 13’2”)


Approx. 6m x 2.4m (19’8” x 8’)


Approx. 2.4m x 1.95m (7’10” x 6’4”)

Utility Room

Approx. 2.85m x 1.85m (9’5” x 6’)


Approx. 5m x 3.8m (16’5” x 12’5”)

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.8m x 2.3m at widest points including cupboard (12’6” x 7’7”)

Bedroom 2

Approx. 4m x 2.3m (13’2” x 7’7”)

Bedroom 3

Approx. 2.75m x 2.3m (9’ x 7’7”)

Main Bedroom 4

Approx. 4.65m x 2.9m (15’3” x 9’6”)


The property sits in an unusually large fenced garden which stretches from Gibblestone Road to the west to Berry Road to the east with access from both sides. To the front of the house is a handy tarred off-street parking space in front of the garage plus a front garden area enclosed by a wall with a path bordered by established flower beds running along the front of the house and continuing around the side of the house to the main garden area which is situated to the rear and has several mature trees. The immediate garden area behind the house comprises mature lawns either side of a path to Berry Road, with a greenhouse (approx. 4.3m x 2.45m (14’ x 8’)) to one side. A low wall separates the first part of the garden from an additional area on the Berry Road side, this space providing lots of additional outside space with potential for a vegetable plot etc.

Attached to the house on the south side is the utility room and garage, the utility room having a ‘Belfast’ sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer etc. (appliances not included), and also housing the central heating boiler and hot water tank. The garage which is accessed from Gibblestone Road side has garage doors to the front and two side windows.

The size of the site could perhaps potentially offer scope for some development although this would be subject to the usual consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.

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

Drive into Scalloway crossing over the roundabout by the school into New Road. Take the first right after the roundabout to Lovers Lane and second left into Gibblestone Road; ‘Roselynn’ is about halfway down 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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