Enjoying spectacular views south-west over Vaila Sound towards the islands of Linga and Vaila, 'The Bungalow' is a two bedroom, single storey, detached property set in around 1/3 acre within walking distance of the local shop, primary school and health centre in the village of Walls approximately 25 miles from Lerwick.
In addition to two double bedrooms, the double glazed accommodation which has central heating provided by an oil-fired boiler, also comprises a living room enjoying the views, a large kitchen, two shower rooms (one en-suite), and a utility room.
The large site includes an immediate garden area to the side and rear of the house plus an additional area to the east which may have development potential subject to the usual consents.
The property would benefit from some updating which is reflected in the price, but would make a good starter home or would suit holiday use given the great views and the convenient location within easy reach of amenities.
'The Bungalow' is situated in the picturesque setting of the village of Walls on the south side of the West Mainland area of Shetland approximately 25 miles from Lerwick. The property lies on the east side of the village which is clustered around the head of Vaila Sound, the property enjoying fine open views to the sound and the islands of Vaila & Linga to the south, and over open countryside to the rear.
Walls benefits from a range of amenities all within walking distance of the house these including a primary school / nursery, shop & post office, health centre, a small community swimming pool for private hire and a village hall. There is also a pier, marina & boating club. The village hosts an annual agricultural show and regatta, and a commuter bus service operates to Lerwick daily, plus several additional services at other times during the day.
Further amenities are available at Bixter approximately 7 miles back towards Lerwick, and also Aith (approximately 10 miles) where the West Mainland Junior High School and leisure centre are situated.
Further information on the West Mainland area can be found at:-
The house is fully double glazed with uPVC windows. Central heating is provided by an external oil-fired combi boiler which has just been replaced.
Entry is via the double glazed front door which opens to a carpeted hallway lit by a side window, the space being finished with pine 'v'-lining below a dado rail. On the left is a bedroom and shower room; ahead is the second bedroom and living room, all the rooms having pine internal doors.
The carpeted living room benefits from a dual aspect, the window to the front of the house enjoying the superb view, the second window facing east. The room retains the original painted wood-lined ceiling, cornice & picture rail and there is a small built-in cupboard and shelved recess. A door at the rear leads to the good-sized kitchen which also enjoys a dual aspect, this time to the side and rear, and also has an original painted wood lined ceiling. There is space for a small table & chairs and the fitted units provide plenty of cupboard and worktop space include a sink, a concealed integrated fridge plus a free-standing cooker (with cooker hood over) which is included in the sale although no warranties will be given. Separate shelved linen cupboard & vinyl flooring.
Off the kitchen is a utility room with further cupboard and worktop space including a second sink, with plumbing below for a dishwasher (again included but with no warranties), two further built-in units providing space for a washing machine and tumble dryer (appliances not included). Vinyl flooring.
Back off the hall, the main bedroom faces north-west and has a fitted carpet plus a large wet-room style en-suite shower room, the walls being clad with wet-wall lining throughout, the wash hand basin being set on a fitted cupboard unit which provides useful storage space and has additional wall units over. The second bedroom, again carpeted, faces south-east.
Finally there is a further shower room, again clad with wet wall lining, with shower enclosure, a white WC & wash hand basin, and vinyl flooring. The usual bathroom fitments in both shower rooms are included in the sale.
Approx. 4.75m x 3.65m at widest points (Approx. 15’8” x 12’)
Approx. 4.8m x 2.35m (Approx. 15’9” x 7’8”)
Approx. 3.6m x 2.95m at widest points (Approx. 11’10” x 9’9”)
En-Suite Shower Room
Approx. 3.6m x 1.65m (Approx. 11’9” x 5’6”)
Approx. 3.85m x 3.2m at widest points (Approx. 12’9” x 10’6”)
Approx. 1.85m x 1.8m (Approx. 6’2” x 6’)
Approx. 2.64m x 2m (Approx. 8’8” x 6’8”)
As noted the property sits in a large site estimated to extend to around 1/3 an acre or thereby. The house sits in its own immediate garden area on the left hand side of the site, the garden being enclosed by a low wall to the road and generally by a fence elsewhere, this area including the driveway along the west side of the house, a small fenced garden area to the front plus a further area to the rear where there is a number of established plants and shrubs. The site also includes the additional area to the right which stretches up to the stone dyke to the east and the fence to the rear. Note there is a very small triangular area of ground in the northernmost corner of the site (behind the house) which falls within the occupied extent of the property although this area does not form part of the title. The fenceline at the nothern end lies slightly outwith the area owned.
It is thought there would be some development potential on the additional area with the advantage of services including mains drainage being on site or close by although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the local planning department for advice.
The positioning of the extra area would allow any further property to enjoy the same great views as the house.
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:
To reach the house turn east from the main Lerwick - Sumburgh Road at Robins Brae to Boddan, Troswickness & Dalsetter. Turn left to Clumlie and follow the road around the voe to Dalsetter. No.24 is situated in the second main cul-de-sac on the left (ignoring the first two turnings which each only serve two houses), and is the third house in on the left.
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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.
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