Key details

Sandlodge, Cullivoe, Yell, ZE2 9DD
2 bedrooms • 2 reception rooms (or 1 reception room & 3rd bedroom) • kitchen / dining room • bathroom & separate shower room • office • front & rear porches • greenhouse, peat shed, store and chicken coop
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.

  • receptions 2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms 2 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: A
  • Energy Efficiency: E (44)


Set in a scenic, shore side location overlooking the bay of Culli Voe to the front, and also enjoying a view to the sea and the island of Unst to the rear, Sandlodge is a spacious, two / three bedroom detached house set in a large established garden.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors, the ground floor comprising two reception rooms, one of which could potentially be used as a 3rd bedroom, a very spacious 24’ kitchen / dining room, office, shower room and front & rear porches. Upstairs are two large double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The main garden area includes a greenhouse, peat shed, chicken coop & store. Also included is a further garden area by the shore, a lovely place to sit and enjoy the southerly aspect and views.

There is a shop, primary school and marina near to the house plus a Junior High School, leisure centre & medical centre at Mid Yell. Mainland Shetland is easily accessed via a 20 minute ro-ro ferry.

The property would benefit from upgrading which is reflected in the price but nonetheless offers plenty of space in a lovely setting.

General Information

‘Sandlodge’ is situated in the village of Cullivoe at the north end of the island of Yell, the larger of Shetland’s North Isles which sits between Mainland Shetland to the south and the neighbouring island of Unst to the north.

Although only measuring around 19 miles long x 7 miles wide, and having a population of around 950, the island has a range of amenities beyond what might normally be expected in a remote but accessible ‘get-away-from-it-all’ rural location like this, Cullivoe itself having a local shop (R S Hendersons) a licensed general merchants & post office, a village hall and fuel pumps by the galley shed. The property is however only about 9 miles from Mid Yell, the main population centre on the island and the location of the main amenities which include the Junior High School, leisure centre & swimming pool, and medical centre. A new marina and small industrial estate has just been completed a short distance from the house.

Yell has great scenery, several beautiful beaches including Sands of Breckon north of Cullivoe, and there is plenty to interest bird watchers and hill walkers, with a RSPB reserve at Lumbister. Further information on the island can be found at

Yell is connected to Mainland Shetland via a regular ro-ro ferry service (crossing time approximately 20 minutes) which runs throughout the day from Ulsta at the south end of the island to Toft about 10 miles from Brae & Sullom Voe, approximately 27 miles north of Lerwick Shetland’s main town. A ferry from the terminal at Gutcher at the north end of the island, connects Yell with the islands of Unst and Fetlar.

The Shetland Islands are the most northerly part of the United Kingdom being located approximately 100 miles north of mainland Scotland and 200 miles west of Bergen, Norway. There are over 100 islands of which 15 are inhabited, the islands being home to around 23,000 people who enjoy a vibrant and safe community, dramatic and unspoilt scenery and abundance of wildlife.

Shetland is linked to mainland Scotland by an overnight ferry service operated by Northlink ( which runs 7 days a week from Aberdeen to Lerwick. Loganair ( provides regular flights to Sumburgh at the very southern tip of mainland Shetland, from Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow, plus a recently introduced link to London Heathrow (via Dundee). Islanders are currently entitled to discounted ferry and air fares.

No warranties will be given with regarding to any appliances in the property, including the two heating stoves.


Entry to the house is via a covered porch area with front door opening to a large porch with window looking out over to the bay, space for coats etc. and a glazed inner door to the hall, a large double-height space lit by a roof light to the galleried landing above. To the right is the living room, to the left is the dining room / potential 3rd bedroom which in turn leads through to an office, whilst ahead is the kitchen / dining room. A cast iron stove set in a large inglenook fireplace provides a cosy heat source. A stair leads up to the first floor.

The living room faces south and also enjoys the view to the bay whilst beamed ceilings add character. Again there is a cast iron stove providing a cosy alternative heat source although there is also a central heating radiator. Shelved recess for books and built-in cupboard space under the stairs.

On the other side of the hall is the dining room, a good-sized room which could potentially be used as a ground floor double bedroom, this room also enjoying the view south over the bay. There is a fireplace surround which used to house a solid-fuel stove. This was removed some time ago however it is thought a new stove could be installed if required although the chimney should be tested. There is however a central heating radiator.

At the far end of the dining room is an office, also south-facing.

Accessed via a half-glazed door from the hall, the kitchen / dining room is a very spacious room to the rear of the house with windows to both the dining area and kitchen looking out over the back garden, a recess in between housing the central heating boiler. There is plenty of space for a table and chairs, and fitted units including an inset sink. The dual-fuel range cooker is included in the sale. The floor is tiled throughout.

Off the kitchen is a lobby leading to a shower room, the lobby having the same flooring as the kitchen, and a worktop with space and plumbing below for a washing machine (appliance included) and a tumble dryer (appliance not included). The shower room which has vinyl flooring, comprises a large shower enclosure with electric shower plus a white WC and wash hand basin.

At the other end of the kitchen off the dining area is a porch, again with the same tiled flooring, and door to the garden.

Back off the hall, the stair leads up to a galleried landing with doors to two large double bedrooms, bedroom 1 to the left looking out over to the bay, bedroom 2 to the right facing west. There is also a large family bathroom comprising a white three piece suite including a double ended bath. Shelved recess providing handy space for toiletries etc., heated towel rail and laminate flooring.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

4.4m x 3.5m (14’6” x 11’5”)

Dining Room

4.3m x 4.05m (14’2” x 13’4”)


4.05m x 2.15m (13’4” x 7’)

Kitchen / Dining Room

7.25m x 3.4m at widest points (23’10” x 11’)

Shower Room

1.9m x 1.6m (6’3” x 5’4”)

Front Porch

3.05m x 1.85m (10’ x 6’)

Rear Porch

3.2m x 1.7m (10’6” x 5’6”)

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 1 (Left)

4.35m x 3.5m (14’4” x 11’6”)

Bedroom 2 (Right)

4.6m x 4.2m at widest points (15” x 13’9”)


2.7m x 2.65m (9’ x 8’8”)


The property site in a large site which is estimated to extend to around just under 0.3 acres or thereby, the garden being mainly situated to the rear of the house. Immediately in front of the house is a graveled parking area with space for two or three cars, plus a fenced graveled area outside the porch which provides a pleasant south-facing place to sit and enjoy the views.

To the right of the house is a lean-to greenhouse (approximately 4.4m x 2.8m (14’6” x 9’2”)) with cold water tap, and access to the main garden area to the rear of the house which stretches some distance to the north, the back garden benefitting from a fine view north to the sea and the island of Unst in the distance.

Behind the greenhouse is a peat store (approximately 4m x 2.3m (13’2” x 7’6”)), and then a lawned area to the right surrounded by mature plants and shrubs and enclosed partly by a stone dyke and partly by fencing. There is a further grassed area to the west, again fenced, where there is a chicken coop. Finally around on the west side of the house is a 6m x 2.2m (19’8” x 7’3”) shed housed in a container.

The property also includes the area between the road and the shore comprising a lawn surrounded by well-established planting, this space again providing a lovely semi-private space enjoying the southerly aspect and views over the bay.

Council Tax

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:

Property location

To reach the property drive north through Yell to Cullivoe. Continue past the first road sign for Cullivoe, the Kirk and the road to the new marina, and follow the road around the head of Culli Voe. Take the right fork along the shore signposted for Beach House. This road serves just four houses, Sandlodge being the 2nd house in.

Harper Macleod LLP were excellent in the sale of my house. This was my first house sale and from the beginning of the process to the end they provided brilliant support and guidance. The process was made simple for me and each step was explained fully. They were very efficient and effective with communications.
Laura Smith
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Sandlodge, Cullivoe, Yell, ZE2 9DD