Woodstock, Isbister, Whalsay, ZE2 9AJ

Offers Over £155,000
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (60)

Council Tax:

Band D


Offers Over £155,000




By arrangement.

Home Report:

Available for this property


Please telephone the sellers direct on 01806 566 462.


• 4 bedrooms • living room open-plan to dining area • kitchen / diner • bathroom & separate shower room • utility room • attached garage

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Set on the edge of a small hamlet on the east side of the island of Whalsay and enjoying a magnificent view over the Loch of Isbister and beyond to the sea in the distance, 'Woodstock' is a very spacious four bedroom / two bathroom detached house which has been extensively refurbished over the past couple of years and is now in 'walk-into' condition with new decoration and floor coverings throughout.

In addition to four double bedrooms (one presently used as an office) the double glazed accommodation also includes a new fitted kitchen with space for a table & chairs, a bathroom and separate shower room, plus an 18' x 16' living room leading into a separate dining area. Externally there is a mainly grassed garden area and a large attached garage.

Although providing a 'get-away-from-it-all' rural location, Whalsay benefits from an excellent ferry link with mainland Shetland plus a good range of amenities including a leisure centre / swimming pool, Junior High School, several local shops, health centre and even an 18-hole golf course.

General Information

'Woodstock' is situated on the western edge of the small hamlet of Isbister which overlooks the Loch of Isbister on the east coast of the Island of Whalsay, approximately 3 miles from Symbister and the ferry terminal.

Situated off the east coast of mainland Shetland, Whalsay, one of Shetland's larger outer isles often referred to as the 'Bonnie Isle', measures approximately five miles long by two miles wide, and is home to a population of around 1000.

Although remote with a relatively small population, the island boasts an excellent range of amenities way beyond what would normally be expected in a similar rural location, these being centred around Symbister the main settlement, and including a Junior High School (primary & secondary schooling to year 4), a couple of general stores including a post office, and health centre.

The island has excellent sporting facilities including a leisure centre with heated swimming pool, games hall, fitness suite, squash court and all weather sports field at Symbister, plus Britain's most northerly 18-hole golf course at Skaw at the north end of the island. There is a marina and boating club in the harbour at Symbister.

The Ward of Clett, the highest point on the island, provides superb views of the east coast of mainland Shetland.

Whalsay is connected to mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day from the terminal at Symbister to Laxo / Vidlin about 24 miles north of Lerwick; crossing time approximately 30 minutes.


A covered porch area provides the entrance to the property, the front door opening to a vestibule with coir matting and inner door to a carpeted hall lit by a series of wall lights, all internal doors having been replaced with new solid wood units. To the left is the kitchen, living room & shower room, ahead is a large utility room, whilst the bedrooms and the main bathroom are situated to the right.

The living room is a lovely bright space thanks to a wide picture window which spans almost the full width of one wall and enjoys the view over to the loch and sea beyond. The room leads through to the dining area to the rear which has a window to the side of the house overlooking the loch and adjacent open croft land, the whole space being laid with similar carpeting to hall. Artificial light is provided by two striking light fittings which can be included in the sale if required, plus a couple of wall lights.

A door from the dining area leads to the kitchen which can also be accessed from the hall. It is a good-sized room with space for a table & chairs which has been completely re-fitted with modern units in a pale grey finish set off by 'concrete' effect worktops and matching upstands. There is an integral pyrolytic oven and induction hob with cooker hood over, plus plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a fridge / freezer, both appliances being available separately. Recessed LED ceiling spotlighting & wood effect vinyl flooring.

Next to the living room is a shower room, again completely re-fitted and now comprising a contemporary style fitted unit housing the wash hand basin & WC, the unit concealing the cistern and providing useful storage space for toiletries etc. The wet-wall lined shower enclosure has a glazed screen / door. Tile effect vinyl flooring & heated towel rail / radiator. Next to the shower room is the utility room with sink unit and plumbing for a washing machine which again is available by separate negotiation. A large built-in airing cupboard houses the hot water tank. Vinyl flooring.

Moving on down the hall you come to the family bathroom again like the shower room completely re-fitted and comprising a white three piece suite, the bath having a wet-wall lined shower area over with shower fitting and glazed screen / door. The wash hand basin has a striking tiled splash back and combined wall mirror / shelf & light over. Slate tile effect vinyl flooring & heated towel rail.

The remaining accommodation comprises four double bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, principal bedroom 1 and bedroom 2 enjoying views of the loch, bedroom 1 having extensive built-in wardrobe space running the full length of one wall concealed by sliding mirrored doors, bedroom 2 currently being used as an office. Bedrooms 3 & 4 are both situated to the other side of the house.

Electric storage heating is provided.

Room Sizes

Living Room

(Approx. 5.6m x 4.85m) (18'5" x 15'10")

Dining Area

(Approx. 3.45m x 2.75m) (11'3" x 9')

Kitchen / Diner

(Approx. 4.5m x 3.45m) (14'3" x 11'3")

Shower Room

(Approx. 3.55m x 1.7m at widest points) (11'8" x 5'7")

Utility Room

(Approx. 3.55m x 2.35m at widest points) (11'8" x 7'9")

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.35m x 3.55m) (14'3" x 11'8")

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.55m x 3.2m) (11'8" x 10'6")

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.45m x 3.2m) (11'3" x 10'6")

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.45m x 3.05m) (11'3" x 10')


(Approx. 3.45m x 2.7m at widest points) (11'3" x 8'4")


The site is estimated to extend to around ¼ acre or thereby although the existing fences were originally erected in the wrong place. The property is being sold on the basis of the original title boundaries which includes the currently unoccupied area of ground out with the fence to the east and south. An area of ground to the north-west side is enclosed but does not form part of the property. A plan showing the boundaries of the site will be provided at viewing.

The large attached garage measures approximately 8.4m x 4m (27'6" x 13'1") and has an 'up & over' garage door, side window, work bench and hatch to the loft space.

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 the Shetland Islands Council website.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: D (60)

Property Location

To reach the house drive off the ferry terminal and through Symbister, turning left to Skaw at the top of the hill just after the shop. The property can be accessed two ways. Either continue along the main road with the sea on your left for almost three miles, then turn right at the crossroads following the sign for Isbister; 'Woodstock' is the first house on your left on entering the hamlet.

Or after turning left to Skaw at the top of the hill, turn next right following signs for the schools & leisure centre. Continue past the schools, leisure & heritage centres, and follow the round around to the left to Isbister. Drive into the hamlet and follow the road right around to the left (do not turn right to Nisthouse), pass the loch on the right and cross over a cattle grid and continue onwards towards the brow of the hill; 'Woodstock' is the last house on the right before the open croft land.

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