Serviced House Sites Ready for Immediate Occupation, Aithsetter, Cunningsburgh

Offers in the Region of £35,000 (sites 1 & 3), Offers in the region of £40,000 (sites 2,4,6), Offers over £45,000 (site 8). Sites 5 & 7 sold.
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Offers in the Region of £35,000 (sites 1 & 3), Offers in the region of £40,000 (sites 2,4,6), Offers over £45,000 (site 8). Sites 5 & 7 sold.




Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.


By simply visiting the site or please telephone the owners direct on 01950 477 598.


Small development of eight serviced house sites in rural location on the north side of Cunningsburgh, just 9 miles south of Lerwick.

The sites are offered for sale individually although a sale of the whole area to a single developer would also be considered.

Outline planning permission is already in place for a variety of single and 1½ storey house types on various sizes of site.

There are fine views northwards to Bressay particularly from the sites along the northern boundary of the development.

All the sites have already been de-crofted. Electricity, water and sewerage connections will be provided to each site.

General Information

The sites are conveniently situated within an existing settlement in a rural location on the Aithsetter side road just off the main Lerwick – Sumburgh road on the north side of Cunningsburgh, within easy commuting distance of Lerwick, just 9 miles to the north.

The village of Cunningsburgh which is scattered over a fairly wide area, has its own primary school (older pupils go to Sandwick or Lerwick), a well-used community hall plus a marina at Aithsvoe. A new farm shop & café is currently being constructed just to the north of the development. This will be easily accessible via a new footpath in the north-western corner of the site which will link in with an existing path to the Fladdabister road.

The village hosts one of Shetland’s biggest agricultural shows in August.

The land which is generally level with a gentle slope from west to east, lies behind existing properties along the Fladdabister and Aithsetter roads, with open farmland to the north and east allowing for fine views northwards over the surrounding countryside towards Bressay and the southern approach to Lerwick.

A road would run through the development with access from the Aithsetter public road at the west end.

The sites are arranged either side of the road, the site by the junction with the public road enjoying an open southerly aspect. Three sites would lie to the south side of the road, four to the north, these sites being particularly well-placed to take advantage of the view north.

It is envisaged that a range of detached house types would be built, ranging from a two bedroom single storey property likely to appeal to downsizers or first time buyers, to bigger four bedroom 1½ storey houses on larger sites. This would provide a good mix of development opportunities attracting a wider range of potential purchasers.

The whole site has already been decrofted and is therefore ready for immediate occupation.

A Deed of Conditions will cover the whole development. Further details can be provided on request.


Planning Permission in Principle was granted for the development in June 2016 (Ref: 2015/465/PP), a copy of which can be obtained from Shetland Island Council’s website. Prospective purchasers will be responsible for complying with the terms of the permission, including the submission of a Design Statement covering the development.


The estate road will be constructed prior to any development commencing. Mains water, electricity and telephone connections will be provided to each site. A sewage break chamber serving the development along with associated pipework and manholes leading to the public sewer, is already in place.

Connections will be provided to each site to allow each purchaser to install and connect a pump chamber to the main sewerage system. A small annual charge per site will be payable to cover the cost of maintenance of the main system.

Property Location

To reach the sites take the turning east to Aithsetter and Fladdabister from the main Lerwick – Sumburgh road at the north end of Cunningsburgh. Just after the turning to Fladdabister is a row of houses along the road. The development is immediately behind these houses.

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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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