4 Kelda Chalets, Baltasound, Unst, ZE2 9DS

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

E (50)

Rateable Value:





Living / dining room / kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms & porch.


Detached chalet, currently used as self-catering holiday accommodation, at Baltasound on Unst, Britain’s most northerly inhabited island, enjoying an open southerly aspect and views over the surrounding countryside to the voe of Balta Sound and the island of Balta in the distance.

The single storey, double glazed accommodation which has electric panel heating, comprises an open-plan living / dining room / kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom with electric over-bath shower. The house sits in a grassed garden area.

The contents including furniture and white goods, are available by separate negotiation. Although the kitchen and bathroom have been modernised, elsewhere the property would benefit from some updating which is reflected in the price.

Unst, which boasts stunning scenery, a rich history, an abundance of wildlife, and an excellent range of amenities given its remote location, is connected to Mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service via the neighbouring island of Yell.

Archive photographs.

General Information

‘4 Kelda Chalets’ is situated in the scattered settlement of Baltasound in the centre of the island of Unst, Britain’s most northerly inhabited island. Overlooking the voe of Balta Sound, the village is the main population centre on the island and the location of its main amenities. Although measuring just 12 miles long by 5 miles wide, the population of around 650 benefits from a range of amenities probably far in excess of what might be expected given the remote location, these including several local shops and a post office, a Junior High School (primary & secondary education to year 4), superb leisure centre / swimming pool with 12m pool, games hall, squash court, gym, multi-court & football pitch, a health centre, garage & pier / marina.

Unst is renowned for its dramatic coastline and stunning rugged landscape, its Viking heritage and a rich variety of bird and other wildlife. There are also many places of interest making it a popular tourist destination, in particular Hermaness National Nature Reserve, Keen of Hamar Reserve, Muckle Flugga Lighthouse, Muness Castle, and fine beaches at Norwick, Skaw, Sandwick, Westing & Burrafirth.

A regular ro-ro ferry service connects the island with Mainland Shetland, ferries running throughout the day from Belmont at the south end to Gutcher on the neighbouring island of Yell (10 minute crossing), and from Ulsta at the south end of Yell to Toft on Mainland Shetland (20 minute crossing), Toft being situated about 27 miles north of Lerwick, Shetland’s main town which can be reached in around 2½ hours.

The Shetland Islands themselves, the most northerly part of the United Kingdom, are located approximately 100 miles north of Aberdeen and 200 miles west of Bergen, Norway. With over 100 islands of which 12 are inhabited, Shetland is home to around 22,000 people and offers a vibrant and safe community which enjoys dramatic and unspoilt scenery and an abundance of wildlife.

A daily overnight ferry service from Lerwick operated by Northlink Ferries (www.northlinkferries.co.uk) provides a sea link to mainland Scotland. Loganair (www.loganair.co.uk) operates direct flights (discount available for islanders) for travel from Sumburgh at the south end of Shetland, to Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow.

The property is rated as a self-catering unit with a rateable value understood to currently be £1,200. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. The Council currently offers a Small Business Rates Relief Scheme.



Wood-lined porch with plumbing for a washing machine and inner door to the living room / kitchen.

Living / Dining Room / Kitchen

The door from the porch opens to an open-plan living space comprising a carpeted living area to the front and a stylish modern fitted kitchen area with integral oven & hob and space for a table & chairs to the rear. A door from this room leads to the two bedrooms and the bathroom.


Modernised bathroom with white three piece suite including bath with electric shower over, and a wash hand basin and WC set in fitted units. Laminate flooring & heated towel rail.


Carpeted double bedroom.


Carpeted twin room.


The property sits in an unfenced grassed garden area.

Rateable Value

The Rateable Value is understood to be £1,200. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: E (50)

Property Location

To reach the house drive into Baltasound passing the care centre on the right. Continue to the ‘T’ junction and turn right to Haroldswick. Pass the two estates on the left, Nikkavord Lea & Setters Hill, and the junction right just after the police station signposted for the post office, and turn right at the next junction on the right to Baltasound Pier & Hotel. Turn immediately right again on to a private shared track leading to a row of five chalets, No.4 being the fourth property in.

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