Ibrox, Ollaberry, ZE2 9RT

Key Details

Reception Rooms:

3 + games room




3 + toilet

Energy Efficiency:

C (78)

Council Tax:

Band F




Sitting room, dining room, 3rd reception room / study / double bedroom, breakfasting kitchen, games room, open landing / living / play area, master bedroom suite with dressing room & shower room, five further double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, toilet, utility room & hall. Integral double garage.


Great opportunity to purchase a very spacious, attractively situated three reception / six bedroom detached property set in a large elevated site enjoying magnificent views over the bay of Ollaberry.

Conveniently placed for access to Brae & Sullom Voe and Lerwick (approximately 32 miles) is still within commuting distance.

The property was built by E&H Building Contractors Ltd in 2004 and offers particularly light & airy accommodation making a very spacious family home or would perhaps suit B&B use.

Amongst the many features are a 100m² integral garage with twin electric doors, five balconies, electric under-floor heating, a large sitting room, separate dual-aspect dining room, third reception room presently used as a study but which could be used as a ground floor bedroom, a lovely breakfasting kitchen with integral appliances, master bedroom suite with dressing room & en-suite shower room, and a 24’ x 22’ games room.

The property is offered for sale although a long term lease may be considered.

General Information

‘Ibrox’ is situated in an elevated site overlooking the bay of Ollaberry on the east side of the North Mainland of Shetland approximately 10 miles north of Brae, the location putting it within easy commuting distance of Sullom Voe Terminal yet providing an attractive rural situation.

Local amenities in Ollaberry include a school, about 1½ miles from the house, and a shop with fuel pumps about a mile beyond that. There is also a post office, garage & public hall.

Further amenities can however be found at Brae, the main population centre for the North Mainland, where there is a high school, swimming pool / leisure centre, several shops include a Co-op mini-supermarket, a couple of garages, hotel, award winning fish & chip shop, boating club & marina.

Completed in 2004 by E&H Building Contractors Ltd ‘Ibrox’ is a Scandinavian style timber frame / timber clad property with a concrete tiled roof. Windows and doors are double glazed and electric under-floor central heating is provided throughout, supplemented by a solid fuel stove in the sitting room.

Ample telephone points are provided and there are two separate satellite TV systems, the main system being connected to the sitting room, kitchen, master bedroom & games room, the second system being connected to bedrooms 5 & 6.

The property is finished to a high standard throughout and although would benefit from some minor cosmetic upgrading offers ‘move-into’ accommodation throughout.

In addition to the carpets, curtains and light fittings the entire contents of the property ‘as seen’ may be included in the sale by separate negotiation, if required.


A large covered porch area forms the main entrance to the house, this opening to a bright entrance hall area with plenty of natural light thanks to a glazed front door with large windows to either side. A door to the left leads to the substantial integral garage whilst on the right glazed double doors lead to a main hall and the ground floor accommodation.

From the main hall glazed double doors lead straight ahead to the sitting room which when opened allow a view through the house to the east thanks to the sitting room's wide picture window. An impressive fireplace houses a wood-burning stove.

A second pair of double doors lead from the sitting room to a lovely bright dual-aspect dining room which has a door to a large wraparound balcony to the south-west corner of the house. Off the dining room is a spacious breakfasting kitchen.

The remaining ground floor accommodation includes a third reception room with further balcony, presently used as a study but could be used as a large ground floor bedroom with the convenience of a bathroom next to it, a family bathroom and generous utility room.

The stair from the entrance hall leads up to a large open plan landing / sitting area on the first floor with a door to the right to a substantial games room with two double bedrooms and a toilet off. To the left a passageway leads to the master bedroom suite with dressing room & en-suite, three further double bedrooms and a shower room.

The layout of accommodation would lend itself well to B&B use (subject to any necessary consents required) with the accommodation above the garage (games room & two bedrooms) perhaps forming owner’s accommodation which would be neatly separated from the four bedrooms on the other side by the landing area.

On the Ground Floor:-

Entrance Hall

(Approx. 4.65m x 2.4m extending to 4.85m at widest point) (15’4” x 8’ / 6’) Spacious entrance area with glazed front door with large windows to either side, a large built-in cupboard providing plenty of space for coats etc., tiled floor & recessed ceiling spotlighting. A stair to the left opens to the integral garage whilst double doors to the right lead to the main hall. Ahead a carpeted stair leads to the first floor.

Main Hall

(Approx. 6.05m x 1.8m extending to 3.75m at widest point) (19’10” x 6’ / 12’4”) The tiled floor in the entrance hall extends through into the adjoining main hall which also has recessed ceiling spotlighting. Glazed doors lead to the sittingroom & kitchen.

Breakfasting Kitchen

(Approx. 6.6m x 3.6m) (27’8” x 11’10”) Very generous room with a large fitted kitchen and breakfast bar plus plenty of space for a table & chairs or seating area. The room enjoys a dual-aspect with a window to the south and two windows to the west, all with blinds. The fitted units provide extensive cupboard & worktop space (there is yet more cupboard space in the utility room) and include a stainless steel ‘Rangemaster’ range cooker with stainless steel splashback and matching cooker hood over, plus a concealed larder fridge, freezer & dishwasher. There is an additional matching dresser style unit by the door, the inset sink has an ‘insinkerator’ waste disposal unit, and the splashbacks are tiled. Lighting is again provided by recessed ceiling spotlights plus additional worktop lighting and a pendant light over the dining area. Tiled floor. Glazed door to:-

Dining Room

(Approx. 5.25m x 4.7m) (17’3” x 15’6”) Lovely bright room with lots of natural light thanks to windows to the east and south, both with blinds, plus a glazed door to a large wraparound partially covered balcony which takes full advantage of the fine views. Feature wallpapering to one wall is a striking feature, the flooring is solid wood and there is a candelabra style centre light fitting. Glazed double doors to:-


(Approx. 6.55m x 5.4m) (21’6” x 17’8”) Well proportioned, carpeted room, again particularly light and airy thanks to a wide window to the east. A ‘Jotul’ solid-fuel stove set in an attractive stone fireplace surround finished off with a wooden mantle shelf creates an impressive focal point to the room although it also has under-floor heating. Again recessed ceiling spotlighting is provided. A second set of glazed doors lead back to the hall.

Third Reception Room / Study / additional Bedroom

(Approx. 4.7m x 4.5m) (15’6” x 14’9”) Back off the hall is the third reception room, again a very good size. This carpeted room also has an easterly aspect with a window and door opening to a second covered balcony. A large built-in shelved cupboard provides lots of useful storage space. Recessed ceiling spotlighting.


(Approx. 3.7m x 3.35m) (12’ x 11’) Family bathroom with a white suite comprising a two person spa bath, W.C. & wash hand basin set in large fitted cupboard / vanity unit with mirror & spotlighting over, plus a corner shower enclosure with ‘Triton’ combi shower & glazed screen / door.

Additional storage space is provided by a shelved airing cupboard which houses the controls for the central heating. Tiling to the floor and around the bath, and recessed ceiling spotlighting.

Utility Room

(Approx. 4.25m x 2.8m) (13’10” x 9’2”) Generous utility room with further fitted units including inset sink, plumbing for a washing machine & space for a tumble dryer, both appliances included. A separate built-in cupboard houses the 300 litre ‘Megaflo’ water tank. Tiled floor matching that in the hall and stable door to the back garden.

Integral Double Garage

(Approx. 11.4m x 9m) (37’4” x 29’6”) Situated off the entrance hall but with its own separate side door, the huge 100m² garage has space for four cars, twin ‘up & over’ garage doors, both with electric remote control, and four double glazed windows. It is lined & insulated and has under-floor heating, plenty of power points and lighting. Fitted cupboards including a sink with hot & cold water, plus two large built-in shelved cupboards.

On the First Floor:-

Open Landing / Sitting / Play area

(Generally approx. 4.9m x 4.15m (floor area)) (16’2” x 13’8”) The carpeted stair from the entrance hall has integral low level lighting and a large Velux window over. This leads to a spacious landing on the first floor, also carpeted, lit by a second Velux window. A large built-in cupboard provides yet more storage space. Could be used as a general sitting / play / study area. Door to the right to:-

Games Room

(Approx. 7.3m x 6.8m) (24’ x 22’4” (floor area)) Substantial space with south-facing gable window and solid wood flooring throughout. Due to its size the room has plenty of space for games equipment such as a pool table, or would make a great gym space. Lighting is provided by several ceiling mounted spotlight fittings plus four wall lights. From here doors lead to a toilet and two double bedrooms, both carpeted and having windows to the north looking out over the back garden.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4m x 3.35m (floor area)) (13’2” x 11’)

Bedroom 2

(Approx.4m x 3.35m (floor area)) (13’2” x 11’)


(Approx. 1.8m x 1.35m (floor area)) (5’10” x 4’6”) With white W.C. & wash hand basin with fitted cupboard below. Vinyl flooring.

Back off the main landing space, a door to the left opens to a carpeted inner hallway passage with recessed ceiling spotlighting and the remaining first floor accommodation comprising:-

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 5.15m x 4.05m (floor area)) (17’ x 13’3”) Rear-facing double bedroom with window and door to a large covered balcony. Centre spot light fitting & vinyl flooring.

Master Bedroom Suite

Another spacious bedroom (approx. 4.8m x 4.15m (floor area)) (15’9” x 13’8”), with a window and door to yet another covered balcony to the east which provides a great place to enjoy the magnificent view over the bay of Ollaberry. Recessed ceiling spotlighting. A door leads to a dressing room (approx. 3.1m x 2.55m at widest points (floor area)) (10’2” x 8’4”) with fitted drawer & shelf space plus a large built-in wardrobe with sliding mirror doors, fitted carpet and recessed ceiling spotlighting, and beyond to a large en-suite shower room (approx. 3.05m x 3m at widest point (floor area)) (10’ x 9’9”) comprising a W.C. and wash hand basin set in a substantial fitted cupboard / vanity unit with large mirror and spotlighting over, plus a corner shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. A further matching fitted unit again with large wall mirror over, provides a handy dressing table space.

Bedroom 5

(Approx. 5.65m x 3.95m (floor area)) (18’6” x 13’) South-facing carpeted double bedroom with window and door to another covered balcony.

Bedroom 6

(Approx.5.65m x 3.65m floor area) (18’6” x 12’) As bedroom 5.

Shower Room

(Approx. 3.3m x 2.75m extending to 3.1m at widest point) (10’10” x 9’ / 10’2”) An attractive shower room completes the upstairs accommodation, this comprising a white W.C. & wash hand basin, again set in a vanity / cupboard unit with mirror and spotlighting over, plus a shower enclosure with ‘Triton’ combi shower. Fitted shelving behind the door provides plenty of space for towels etc. and there is recessed ceiling spotlighting and tiling to the floor.


The property sits in a good-sized site which is accessed by a track from the road which leads to a gate and a large parking area in front of the house and garage. The remainder of the fenced site is mainly grassed with a drying green at the rear.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band F. 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 Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: C (78)

Property Location

To reach the house drive to Ollaberry passing the shop and school. Continue towards the bay; ‘Ibrox’ is the large white house on the left just after the Leon junction.

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