Key details

Da Cupps, Castle Street, Scalloway, ZE1 0TP
2 double bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • shower room • 2 upstairs storerooms • garage, store with shower facilities, store / workshop & greenhouse
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.
Closing date
12:00pm Tuesday 5th April

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 2 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: D
  • Energy Efficiency: F (38)


Set in a well-established site in a great elevated position in the village of Scalloway, ‘Da Cupps’ is a two bedroom detached house with a collection of outbuildings, offering lots of potential.

The accommodation currently comprises two double bedrooms, a west-facing living room, kitchen / dining room and shower room on the ground floor plus two substantial storerooms upstairs offering the possibility of additional living accommodation. There is also a collection of outbuildings to the north side of the house comprising a greenhouse, garage, store with bathroom facilities, plus a further store / workshop. Again, although of basic construction, this part of the property could also perhaps provide the bones for extending the property (alterations subject to the usual consents).

The garden which is set back from Castle Street and is screened on the west side by a heavily planted area, is particularly private and secluded.

The property requires complete refurbishment and modernisation which is reflected in the price, nonetheless offers great potential in this desirable location.

General Information

‘Da Cupps’ is situated on Castle Street in the village of Scalloway which lies on the west coast of Shetland approximately six miles from Lerwick, Castle Street being within easy walking distance of Main Street and the harbour area, and a range of amenities in the village including the primary school, swimming pool and doctor’s surgery as well as several local shops including a couple of general stores and a chemist / post office. There is also a garage, a veterinary surgery and marina at East Voe, whilst further around the harbour at Port Arthur is the boating club and the NAFC Marine Centre part of UHI.


Entry to the property is via a front porch with wood parquet flooring and door to the hall with doors to all rooms and a built-in cupboard. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to the substantial loft which comprises the initial landing area with access to extensive storage space in the eaves to either side, and doors to two large storerooms measuring approximately 3.7m x 3.65m (floor area) (12’2” x 12’) plus 3.5m x 3.65m (11’6” x 12’) each with a gable window and a floor-to-ceiling height of approx. 2.3m (7’6”). The room to the north enjoys an open outlook over to the school and beyond. The slightly larger room to the south enjoying a view over to Trondra in the distance.

Back on the ground floor off the hall are two double bedrooms, one to either side, each with a window to the front of the house, and large built-in wardrobe. At the end on the left is a wet room style shower room with shower, WC & wash hand basin, and a west-facing kitchen / dining room with some fitted units including a sink, and the ‘Megaflo’ hot water tank. Finally there is a bright west-facing living room with wide window looking out over the garden, a glass door leading to the greenhouse and onwards to the garage.

Heating is presently by electric storage / panel heaters.

As noted there may be potential for extending the accommodation into the loft space and / or the outbuildings although any alterations would be subject to obtaining the necessary consents and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the local planning and building standards office.

The property is being sold in its current condition and no warranties will be given in respect of any contents or services.

Rooms Sizes

Living Room

Approx. 4.55m x 4.15m (15' x 13'8")

Kitchen / Dining Room

Approx. 5.45m x 2.95m (18' x 9'8")

Shower Room

Approx. 1.85m x 1.85m (6' x 6')

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.3m x 3.2m + wardrobe (10'10" x 10'7")

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.5m x 3.25m + wardrobe (11'7" x 10'9")


The property sits in a good-sized well-established site which is estimated to extend to over 1/3 acre or thereby (including the access from Castle Street) the site including the main garden area which lies mainly to the south and west sides of the house plus a further area of heavily wooded area of ground extending down to New Road to the west (opposite the junction to Lovers Lane). The access track leads to a parking area outside the front door and the garage, the remainder of the site being laid to lawn which stretches around the south and west sides of the house, the garden being bordered by a wide variety of well-established trees and shrubs making it a very secluded private space particularly in the summer months, the garden leading round to a collection of outbuildings on the north side of the house including a greenhouse, two stores and the garage. The garden has clearly been well-tended in the past. Although now somewhat overgrown, the original garden layout could easily be reinstated with relatively little effort.

The greenhouse (approx. 3.4m x 5.7m at the longest point (11'2" x 18'9")) which is also accessible from the living room, has a large glazed window area to the west making it a great place to sit in the evening sun, plus a door to the garden and cold water tap. Off this space is a store room (approx. 2.2m x 2.9m at longest point) (7'3" x 9'6")) with bathroom facilities including an electric shower, WC & wash hand basin, a garage (approx. 5.95m x 3.7m (19'7" x 12')) with ‘up & over’ garage door, power and lighting, and a store / workshop (approx. 3.65m x 3.65m (12' x 12')) with work bench and fitted shelving, the garage and outbuildings having a power supply. The store / workshop has a solid-fuel cast iron stove although this is beyond repair and requires replacement.

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 Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

To reach the property drive into Scalloway and turn left at the roundabout by the school into Castle Street. Pass the Kirk Business Centre on the corner and then three similar detached stone-built houses in a row. The access to ‘Da Cupps’ is immediately after the third house, the track leading down to ‘Da Cupps’ at the end.

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Da Cupps, Castle Street, Scalloway, ZE1 0TP