Key details

South Town, Laxfirth, North Nesting, ZE2 9PR
Ground floor:- Living / dining room, 2nd living room or 3rd bedroom, kitchenette & shower room • First Floor:- 2 bedrooms • attached byre
Offers over £75,000
By arrangement.

  • receptions 2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms 2 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: A
  • Energy Efficiency: G (6)


Attractively situated detached cottage with a large attached byre situated at Laxfirth, North Nesting approximately 18 miles north of Lerwick.

The property which would particularly suit use as a holiday home, if not used on a permanent basis, comprises two living rooms (or one living room and a bedroom), a kitchenette and shower room on the ground floor, plus two attic bedrooms upstairs.

All the rooms have windows to the front of the house with views over to the hill opposite. There are also views to The Vadill and Dury Voe to the north.

The 28' x 15' attached former byre is presently used for storage however could be converted into additional living space or a workshop, home office space or studio subject to any consents required.

Included with the property is a parking space with electric connection for a caravan / campervan or boat.

General Information

South Town is situated in the North Nesting area which lies on the east side of Shetland approximately 18 miles north of Lerwick, the location putting both Lerwick & Brae / Sullom Voe within easy commuting distance.

There are several local shops in the area, at South Nesting approximately 5 miles to the south, Vidlin to the north (approximately 7 miles), and Voe, all with fuel pumps, South Nesting and Vidlin also having a primary school.

Since their purchase in 2017 the sellers have upgraded the heating with new electric panel heaters in the upstairs bedrooms, 'Herschel Far' infra-red heaters in the two downstairs reception rooms, and a storage heater in the kitchen. The property has also been completely re-wired, an electric shower fitted in the downstairs toilet, electric immersion heater installed to supply the kitchen sink and shower room wash hand basin, whilst upstairs the ceilings have been re-lined and insulated and new internal doors fitted.

The attached former byre has been stripped out and the floor levelled. It is currently used for storage but could potentially be converted to form additional living accommodation, a studio or workshop although this would be subject to the usual consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.


The front door opens to a small kitchenette with fitted units including an inset sink, gas hob and plumbing for a washing machine (appliance available by separate negotiation (including the under-counter freezer in the byre). A sliding door opens to a shower room with electric shower, WC & wash hand basin, vinyl flooring being laid through the kitchen & shower room.

A further door from the kitchenette opens to a small hallway with doors to two reception rooms, both having windows with views to the front of the house, and a carpeted stair to the first floor.

The room to the right which is used as a living / dining room has a second window to the rear. There is an oil-fired ‘Rayburn' which can supply the hot water tank housed in a cupboard to one side. It is presently disconnected from the oil supply although is understood to be in working order (but should be tested prior to use) and could be reconnected. A small under-stairs cupboard provides some storage space and also houses a fridge. The flooring is tile effect vinyl. The second carpeted room to the left could potentially be used as a third bedroom.

Upstairs is a small landing where a cosy seating area with built-in cupboard space below has been provided below the Velux window, and there is access to further storage space in the loft space over the front extension. Off the landing are two combed-ceilinged carpeted double bedrooms each with a dormer window enjoying the view. The floor-to-ceiling height in the centre of each room is approximately 1.8m (6’).

Room Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-


Approx. 2.6m x 1.75m

Shower Room

Approx. 2.5m x 0.8m

Living / Dining Room

Approx. 3.9m x 3.55

2nd Living Room or Bedroom

Approx. 3.55m x 3.5m

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 2 (Left)

Approx. 3.7m x 3.25m (floor area)

Bedroom 3 (Right)

Approx. 3.8m x 3.6m (floor area)


The site comprises the footprint of the house and the adjoining byre, the small area of ground between the house and the road, and also a parking area on the other side of the road.

The former byre measurers approximately 8.7m x 4.45m (28'6" x 14'8') overall and has a storage platform over part of it and a cold water tap outside. It is presently used for storage but has potential for other uses subject to consents.

Both the concreted parking area immediately in front of the house and the parking area across the road have a power connection for a caravan / campervan or boat, and anchor points for tying down a caravan / van if required.

The sellers have use of a small drying green / garden immediately in front of the house by way of an informal agreement with the local crofters. Continuation of such an agreement is likely although cannot be guaranteed.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band A. 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

Laxfirth is situated off the B9075 Nesting loop road. Approaching from the south, drive to Skellister Stores at South Nesting and follow the road left to Billister & North Nesting. After about 4½ miles turn right to Laxfirth, Billister & North Nesting Hall. Pass the hall and take the second turning on the left (up a small hill). 'South Town' is the third house on the left by the road side. The Nesting road continues northwards from Laxfirth to Laxo where it meets up with the B9071 Vidlin road. From there it is short drive to get back to the main A970 road north.


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.

Personally I was absolutely delighted with how it was handled from start to finish. Also, As a couple, Beth and myself were hugely impressed with the professionalism, attention to detail and speed your team delivered to us selling both property and buying another.
David Simpson
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