Living / dining room / kitchen, double bedroom, shower room, hallway & porch. Shed.
Attractive one bedroom cottage set in around ¼ acre in an elevated position on the west side of the island of Yell enjoying stunning 180° panoramic views westwards over Yell Sound to the east side of the North Mainland of Shetland.
Conveniently situated just three miles from the ferry terminal from where there is an excellent ferry link to mainland Shetland (crossing time 20 minutes), the property comprises a living / dining room / kitchen, double bedroom, shower room & hallway / porch.
The interior is attractively finished with solid-wood flooring throughout and pine paneled doors, with areas of painted stone wall left as a feature. The windows are double glazed and heating is provided by a solid-fuel stove or air-to-air heat pump unit in the living area, plus an electric panel heater in the bedroom.
Although offering a remote rural location, Yell has a good range of amenities which are mostly situated at Mid Yell approximately 7 miles from the house, where there is a superb leisure centre / swimming pool, Junior High School, medical centre & shop.
‘Everhoull’ is attractively situated in an elevated position on the west side of Yell, the larger of Shetland’s North Isles, approximately 3 miles north of the ferry terminal at Ulsta to the south end of the island.
The position of the property means it enjoys magnificent views westwards over the Ness of Sound and Yell Sound beyond, and across to the North Mainland coast.
Sitting between Mainland Shetland and the neighbouring island of Unst to the north, Yell measures around 19 miles long by about 7½ miles wide, and has a population of around 950.
The ferry terminal at Ulsta is the entry point to the island and the location of the nearest local shop, although the main population centre at Mid Yell approximately 7 miles to the north is where most of the island’s amenities can be found, including another shop & post office, the island’s main Junior High School, a superb leisure centre & swimming pool, medical centre including dental surgery, pier & boating club.
The ro-ro ferry from Ulsta connects Yell with Toft on Mainland Shetland, which is about 10 minutes from Brae & Sullom Voe, and approximately 27 miles north of Lerwick. The crossing takes 20 minutes.
Spread over 100 islands (12 of them inhabited), Shetland lies in the middle of the North Sea, about 100 miles north of Mainland Scotland (Shetland is actually is closer to Bergen in Norway than Edinburgh).
The islands are accessed from mainland Scotland by a daily overnight ferry service from Aberdeen & Orkney to Lerwick (www.northlinkferries.co.uk), or there are regular flights to Sumburgh at the very southern tip of Shetland, from Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow (www.flybe.com). Islanders are currently entitled to discounts on both ferry & air fares.
The property comprises the original stone croft house which was renovated in the 1990’s. It is fully double-glazed and heating is either by a solid-fuel stove or ‘Mitsubishi’ air-to-air heat pump unit in the living room, plus an electric panel heater in the bedroom. There is a satellite T.V. connection to the living room and the property has a telephone line.
(Approx. 2.15m x 1.85m) (7’ x 6’) Entry is around to the front (sea) side of the house where a double-glazed front door opens to a porch with west-facing window with roller blind, a large built-in shelved cupboard which provides space for a freezer etc., and space for coats. The space is attractively finished with a painted exposed stone wall, pine v-lining to the ceiling and a tiled floor. A doorway leads through to a small hallway (approx. 2.35m x 1m (7’8” x 3’3”) with pine paneled internal doors and solid wood flooring which extends throughout the property. A hatch with pull down ladder provides easy access to a floored and lined loft space which provides plenty of storage space and has a fitted light. Hatches at either side provide access to the remainder of the roof space.
Kitchen / Living / Dining Room
(Approx. 4.95m x 3.5m) (16’3” x 11’6”) Attractive room with painted stone gable wall with chimney recess housing a ‘Morso’ cast iron solid-fuel stove set on a tiled hearth with a mantle shelf over, exposed ceiling beams and solid wood flooring. There are windows to the front and rear both with pine v-lined reveals. The kitchen area along the back wall has fitted pine units including a concealed integral fridge, inset sink and glazed display cabinet over. The gas fired cooker will be included in the sale.
(Approx. 2.5m x 1.4m) (8’2” x 4’8”) Comprising wet-wall lined shower enclosure with ‘Triton’ shower and glazed screen / door plus W.C. & wash hand basin set in fitted vanity / cupboard unit which provides plenty of storage space and incorporates a light and mirror over and also conceals the plumbing. Solid wood flooring, heated towel rail & wall-mounted fan heater.
(Approx. 3.45m x 2.5m) (11’5” x 8’2”) West-facing double bedroom with pine v-lined window reveals and roller blind, built-in wardrobe, solid wood flooring and electric panel heater.
The property sits in the good-sized fenced site estimated to extend to around ¼ acre or thereby and accessed via a track which is owned by the property right up to the road (note the surrounding crofter has access rights over the first part of the track) and leads to a large parking area to the north side of the house. There is a stone flagged seating area outside the front door, a lawn to the south and a garden shed with power & lighting and plumbing for a washing machine (appliance included). Immediately behind the house is a large rockery and a further garden area beyond, although this requires some development.
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 the Shetland Islands Council website.
Energy Efficiency Rating: E (50)
To reach the property drive north through Yell for approximately 3 miles passing the turnings for Sound and Kirkhouse / West Yell Cemetery. Shortly after the Kirkhouse junction is a large agricultural shed on the left hand side of the road. The track to ‘Everhoull’ provides access to the shed; ‘Everhoull’ being the property beyond the shed closer towards the shore.
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