Key details

Brekka, Sparl, Brae, ZE2 0QJ
2 double bedrooms • living / dining room • kitchen • family bathroom • utility room • garage
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.
Closing date
12:00pm Thursday 13th July

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 2 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: D
  • Energy Efficiency: D (64)


Set in a 0.3 acre site just outside Brae and enjoying an open aspect and fine elevated views over Busta Voe, 'Brekka' is a single storey, detached house with an integral garage offering spacious accommodation all on the one level.

The Sparl location offers an open rural setting yet all the amenities in Brae including the High School, leisure centre, health centre and a small supermarket are still within easy reach.

The property which benefits from oil-fired central heating which was installed just two years ago, comprises a spacious, dual-aspect living / dining room, a large kitchen, two double bedrooms, a recently re-fitted family bathroom with bath and separate shower, and a utility room.

A particular feature of the property is the huge amount of easily accessible storage provided with large built-in wardrobes to the two bedrooms, a built-in cupboard in the hall, extensive fitted units in the utility room, and also the loft.

Externally there is a large expanse of lawn to the south and west sides of the house and a timber deck provides a great place to sit and enjoy the views.

General Information

'Brekka' is situated at Sparl, an attractive rural situation conveniently located just outside the village of Brae putting a wide range of amenities within easy reach. Being the main population for the North Mainland area of Shetland, Brae is the location of the area's main amenities these including the High School, leisure centre / swimming pool, heath centre, several shops including a Co-op mini supermarket, plus a garage, fish & chip shop and takeaway. The property is also convenient for access to Sullom Voe oil terminal and the gas plant, yet is still within easy commuting reach of Lerwick about 22 miles to the south.

Information on the local area can be found at:-

The property is double glazed and benefits from a new central heating system which was installed just two years ago, the 'Firebird Envirogreen' oil-fired boiler serving radiators throughout the house, and also the ThermaQ Unicyl hot water tank, both housed in the garage.


Entry is via a lobby to the rear of the house with doors to the integral garage, utility room and hall, the floor to the lobby being laid with decorative tiles.

The integral garage to the left has an 'up & over' garage door with electric remote control, double glazed windows to the side and rear, power & lighting. Next to the garage is a good-sized utility room with extensive fitted units providing lots of easily accessible storage and also including a sink and plumbing for a dishwasher with tumble dryer over, these appliances being available by separate negotiation. The built-in shelved cupboard houses a central heating radiator making it a useful airing facility. Tile effect laminate flooring and second door to the kitchen.

The large kitchen faces south, the window enjoying a fine open view. Fitted units to two walls provide plenty of storage and also include an integral oven and hob with cooker hood over, an inset sink and plumbing for a washing machine which is again available by separate negotiation along with the 'American' style fridge / freezer. The units are perfectly servicable although it is likely a purchaser will wish to update them over time. Recessed ceiling spotlighting & tile effect vinyl flooring. The kitchen can also be accessed directly from the hall, a 'L'-shaped space laid with wood effect lime laminate flooring, a large built-in cupboard providing yet more storage, with further space in the loft which is floored down the centre and easily accessed via a hatch with pull-down ladder.

Next to the kitchen and accessed via a glazed door from the hall, is the spacious living room which has plenty of room for living and dining areas and ample light provided by two west-facing windows enjoying great views over the voe, plus a third window to the south. Artificial light is provided by spotlights to the living area and a pendant light fitting over the dining area, and the flooring is wood laminate.

At the end of the hall are the two good-sized double bedrooms both carpeted and benefitting from a huge amount of built-in cupboard / wardrobe space concealed behind louvre doors. Bedroom 1 faces west, whilst bedroom 2 has a window facing north enjoying a view up the voe, plus a second smaller window to the east.

Finally the large family bathroom was completely re-fitted two years ago with a contemporary white suite plus a separate walk-in shower with 'rainfall' shower head and separate handheld fitting. The shower and walls around the fittings are attractively tiled with white 'metro' style tiles and there is a ladder style heated towel rail / radiator. Bathroom cabinet included.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Living / Dining Room

6.8m x 3.7m (22’3” x 12’2”)


3.9m x 3.65m (12’10” x12')


2.4m x 2.2m (7’10” x 7’3”)

Bedroom 1

4.4m x 3.1m + wardrobe (14’4” x 10’2”)

Bedroom 2

3.9m x 2.9m + wardrobe (12’10” x 9’7”)

Utility Room

3.2m x 2.45m (10’5” x 8’)


5.1m x 4.15m (16’9” x 13’8”)


The property sits in a large fenced site estimated to extend to around 0.3 acres or thereby, access being via a driveway protected by a cattle grid which leads up to the garage and around to the entrance door to the rear. There is a large expanse of lawn to the south and west sides of the house and a timber deck provides a great place to sit and enjoy the view over the voe.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band D. 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 at:

Property location

The Sparl junction is situated just to the south of Brae off the main A970 Lerwick - Brae road. Approaching from the south turn left to Sparl and ‘Brekka’ is the second house in on the right.

Harper Macleod made selling my house very easy. Robert and Kira were really helpful. They made the whole process simple, especially as it was my first time selling a house. They have a great website and good system for seeing how many home reports have been downloaded. I would definitely recommend.
Jolene Garriock
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Brekka, Sparl, Brae, ZE2 0QJ

Please telephone the sellers direct on 07824 447 949, or contact our reception.