Key details

Voehead, Bressay, ZE2 9EW
3 bedrooms • living / dining room • kitchen • bathroom • sun porch • garage
Under offer
Immediate entry is available on completion of legal formalities.

  • receptions1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: B
  • Energy Efficiency: E (44)


Three bedroom detached house with an integral garage, conveniently situated close by the ferry terminal on the island of Bressay. The house sits in a good-sized garden and enjoys a south-westerly aspect and fine views across Bressay Sound to Lerwick and the harbour approach.

In addition to the three bedrooms, the single storey accommodation also includes a living / dining room, kitchen, bathroom and sun porch. Heating is by electric storage heaters. The fenced garden which is mainly laid to lawn, provides plenty of outside space.

The regular five minute ferry crossing from Bressay takes you right to The Esplanade and the centre of Lerwick.

The property would benefit from updating which is reflected in the price.

General Information

'Voehead' is conveniently situated within reasonable walking distance of the ferry terminal on the island of Bressay which lies just off the east coast of Shetland across Bressay Sound from Lerwick.

The island which has a population of around 360 is served by a quick five minute ro-ro ferry service which runs to The Esplanade right in the centre of Lerwick, the service generally running hourly throughout the day.

Local amenities on Bressay itself include the shop and post office plus a community hall, heritage centre, café and marina, all within easy reach of the house, although the frequent ferry service means amenities in the town are also relatively easily accessible. During the summer months it is possible to access the neighbouring uninhabited island of Noss on the east side of Bressay which is an important national nature reserve notable for its bird life.

Further information on the island is available at:

The furniture in the property can be left if required.


There are entrances to the front and rear of the house, the rear entrance from the driveway opening to the attached garage where a door leads through to the kitchen. Note the garage door will require replacement.

The kitchen which has a window facing north-east and looking out over the back garden and the field beyond, has space for a small table & chairs and fitted units including an integral fridge / freezer, cooker hood and sink although updating would be beneficial. The cooker and washing machine will be included in the sale although no warranties will be given.

A glazed door from the kitchen opens to a dining area off the living room, the dining area being lit by a ceiling panel to the loft space above. The living area has a wide floor-to-ceiling window enjoying the view south-west over towards Lerwick and the harbour approach. The freestanding fireplace which houses an electric flame effect fire is included although there is also a storage heater.

A second glazed door from the living room leads to a lobby with another floor-to-ceiling window to the south-west, and a large built-in cloak cupboard which also houses the meters etc. A further glazed door opens to the south and west-facing sun porch which provides a second entrance to the property.

Back off the living room to the rear is a hallway leading to the three bedrooms and a bathroom. Here there is a built-in shelved airing cupboard housing the hot water tank and a hatch to the loft space.

Bedroom 1 to the left is a south-west facing double room enjoying the view to Lerwick. It has a built-in wardrobe.

The bathroom comprises a three piece suite with electric over-bath shower although again updating would be beneficial. Heated towel rail.

Bedrooms 2 and 3 are both situated to the rear of the house with views over the back garden and beyond. Both have built-in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 is a single. Bedroom 3 is a double.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Living / Dining Room

4.4m x 3.5m + 2.4m x 2.3m (14’6” x 11’6” + 7'11" x 7'7")


3.3m x 2.7m (10’11” x 8’10”)


2m x 1.9m (6’7” x 6’3”)

Bedroom 1

3.6m x 3.2m (11’10” x 10’6”)

Bedroom 2

3m x 2.4m (9’10” x 7’10”)

Bedroom 3

3.3m x 3.1m (10’10” x 10’3”)

Sun Porch

2.75m x 2.1m (9’ x 7’)


5.4m x 3.75m (17’10” x 12’3”)


The property sits in a good-sized, fenced site which is mainly laid to lawn. In front of the house is a south / west-facing seating area bordered by established planting. The area beyond the fence in front of the house is also included. To the rear is a large area of lawn with drying green, a graveled driveway, and cold water tap.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band B. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Council Tax Bands may be reassessed by the Joint Valuation Board when a property is sold. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website.

Property location

To reach the property drive off the ferry and continue past the heritage centre and Maryfield House Hotel. Follow the road around to the right to a row of three detached houses on the left. ‘Voehead is the third house. Turn left to Gunnister and Beosetter and then first left again onto a shared access road. The driveway to 'Voehead' is first on the left.


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.

We have availed ourselves of services provided by Harper Macleod of Lerwick, both in buying and selling residential property. Our needs on both these occasions were fully met and the service provided by them made our task in these circumstances, seemingly without effort.

Prior to this we had also received very helpful general advice pertaining to Shetland real estate from them. This was a tremendous benefit to us at the time.

If you are seeking cost effective, excellent real estate marketing and legal services, we would not hesitate in recommending Harper Macleod of Lerwick.
David & Jan Elliot
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