North Town, Laxfirth, North Nesting, ZE2 9PR

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

F (31)

Council Tax:

Band C




Living room, kitchen / diner, bathroom, office, three double bedrooms, box bedroom, possible study / extra bedroom, hallways & sun porch. Garage / workshop, former byre & single garage.


Detached three / four bedroom house with three outbuildings, in rural location at Laxfirth, North Nesting, approximately 18 miles north of Lerwick.

The accommodation comprises a sun porch, living room, kitchen / diner, bedroom, bathroom and second reception room on the ground floor, plus two further bedrooms and a box bedroom upstairs. Central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler.

There is an attractive view from the front of the house over The Vadill and the hill beyond towards the island of Whalsay in the distance.

The property is in poor condition and requires repair and refurbishment which is reflected in the price. Nonetheless it has the potential to provide an attractive family home, or perhaps a holiday home, with the added benefit of the three outbuildings.

General Information

'North Town' is situated on the Laxfirth / Billister side road off the B9075 Nesting loop road, in North Nesting which lies on the east side area of Shetland approximately 18 miles north of Lerwick. The location means that both Lerwick & Brae / Sullom Voe are within easy commuting distance.

Local amenities in the area can be found at South Nesting approximately five miles to the south, where there is a local shop & post office with fuel, and a primary school, or at Vidlin (approximately 7 miles) where this another shop & primary school, and Voe.

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


Entry to the property is via a sun porch which leads to a hallway with a ground floor bedroom on the left and the living room on the right. At the end of the hall a couple of stairs leads up to the kitchen, a bathroom and a further reception room, and the stair to the first floor accommodation comprising two double bedrooms and a box bedroom.

In detail the accommodation comprises:-

On the Ground Floor:-

Sun Porch

(Approx. 2.6m x 2.15m) (8'7" x 7") Wood lined porch with fine view and inner door to the hall.


With two built-in cupboards & radiator.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.5m x 2.75m) (11'6" x 9') Ground floor bedroom with window to the front of the house, built-in wardrobe & radiator.

Living Room

(Approx. 3.5m x 3.45m) (11'6 x 11'5) Also situated to the front of the house, with tiled fireplace surround housing a working open fire & radiator.

Kitchen / Diner

(Approx. 4.5m x 3.85m) (14'9" x 12'7") Good-sized dual-aspect kitchen with plenty of space for a table & chairs and two built-in cupboards one of which houses the hot water tank. Central heating boiler & radiator.


(Approx. 2.4m x 2m) (7'10" x 6'6") With WC, wash hand basin, bath and separate shower with electric shower. Radiator.

Reception Room 2

(Approx. 4.5m x 3.4m at widest points) (14'9" x 11'2") Possible study or perhaps an extra bedroom. Retains the original steel windows and has a back door to the garden area. Radiator.

On the First Floor:-


Stair with Velux window over leading to small landing with built-in cupboard and doors to two double bedrooms and a box bedroom, all having a window to the front of the house, built-in wardrobe space and a radiator.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.85m x 2.8m (floor area)) (12'8" x 9'2")

Box Bedroom 3

(Approx. 2.65m x 1.85m (floor area)) (8'9" x6')

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.9m x 2.65m extending to 3.4m at widest point) (12'9" x 8'8" /


The side extends to around 0.07 hectares (0.17 acres) or thereby as shown on the plan, comprising the site of the house, the parking area in front, and a strip of land running along the south and west sides of the house where the oil tank is situated, the area of ground between the house and the neighbouring cottage to the east, plus three outbuildings comprising a large detached garage / workshop, a former byre, and a smaller detached single garage. The adjoining derelict building does not form part of the property.

The block-built detached garage / workshop measures approximately 8.8m x 5.8m and has an 'up & over' garage door, power supply and water. The stone-built former byre measures approximately 13.9m x 3.3m and again has power, although the roof requires some attention. Finally the separate detached single garage, also block-built, measures approximately 5.6m x 3.75m. It requires a new garage door. Note the neighbouring property has a right to site its oil tank on the site.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. 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: F (31)

Property Location

Laxfirth is situated off the B9075 Nesting loop road. Approaching from the south, drive to Skellister stores in South Nesting and following the road left to Billister & North Nesting. After about 4½ miles turn right to Laxfirth, Billister & North Nesting hall. Pass the hall then take the second turning on the left. Continue right to the end of the road driving right around the front of a cottage immediately on the roadside. 'North Town' is around behind that cottage on the left.

The Nesting road continues northwards from Laxfirth to Laxo where it meets up with the B9071 Vidlin road. From there it is just a short drive to get back to the main A970 road north.

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