Bonheoga, Hamnavoe, Burra, ZE2 9JY

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (63)

Council Tax:

Band D


Under offer


Sittingroom, kitchen / dining room, three double bedrooms, bathroom, utility room, hall & entrance porch. Basement garage / workshop & store.


Three bedroom, detached property with a substantial basement garage / workshop which could potentially provide space for additional living accommodation (subject to consents), conveniently situated in the village of Hamnavoe a short walk from the local shop and primary school. Scalloway approximately 5 miles, Lerwick approximately 11 miles.

Set close to the shore the property enjoys stunning panoramic views north-eastwards to the headland of Bruna Ness, the islands of Green Holm & Papa, and beyond to Whiteness Voe in the distance. In addition to three double bedrooms, the accommodation also includes a sittingroom, kitchen / dining room, bathroom & utility room. Windows are double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler supplemented by a working open fire in the sittingroom. Externally there is tarred parking for several cars plus a south-west-facing garden.

The property requires general modernisation which is reflected in the price but nonetheless provides family accommodation in this convenient location with the added benefit of the fabulous views.

General Information

‘Bonheoga’ is situated in the village of Hamnavoe on the island of Burra which is connected to mainland Shetland by two fixed bridges via the neighbouring island of Trondra.

Although Scalloway is only about 5 miles away to the north, and Lerwick is just 9 miles to the east, Hamnavoe has its own shop & post office, and a primary school, both of which are a short stroll from the house. There is also a marina down by the pier, and further amenities in Scalloway which include additional local shopping, another school, a swimming pool and doctor’s surgery.

Built in 1982, 'Bonheoga' is of timber frame construction, clad externally with rendered concrete blocks set on a cavity concrete blockwork basement. Windows are double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler in the kitchen which also provides hot water. A working open fire in the sittingroom provides a cosy additional heat source.

The living accommodation is situated on the upper floor with a substantial garage / workshop and storage area in the basement below. The size of this space suggests it may have possible development potential, indeed it is understood that the original intention when the house was first built was to subsequently develop this space, however any alterations would be subject to the usual consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.


On the Upper Floor:-


(Approx. 2.95m x 1.8m) (9'8" x 6') Entry to the property is to the rear where the main door opens to a south-west facing, 'v'-lined porch which looks out over the back garden. A passageway off the porch with a handy built-in cloak cupboard with shelves to one side, leads to a glazed inner door to the hall. Radiator.


With doors to all rooms, two useful built-in cupboards for general storage, a radiator and hatch with pull-down ladder to the loft space.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 6m x 3.05m) (19'8" x 10') Good-sized kitchen with plenty of space for a table & chairs, two windows to the rear of the house, and a third window facing north-west. There are fitted units and an integral double oven and hob although replacement would be desirable. The free-standing fridge and dishwasher will be included in the sale although no warranties will be given. Three further built-in cupboards off the dining area provide additional storage space and also house the hot water tank which is supplied by the oil-fired boiler. There is a radiator in the dining area and a telephone point.


(Approx. 4.65m x 4.4m) (15'2" x 14'6") This is a particularly bright room thanks to a wide floor-to-ceiling window to the north-east which also makes the most of the superb view. Two central heating radiators provide heating although there is also a working open fireplace set in a stone faced chimney surround which has built-in storage / display space to either side. Centre light and matching wall lighting.

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.7m x 1.75m) (8'10" x 5'9") With sink unit and plumbing for a washing machine which is included in the sale along with the tumble dryer and freezer. Clothes pulley & radiator.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.8m x 2.8m) (12'6" x 9'3") Double bedroom also enjoying the fine view, with built-in wardrobe & radiator. The fixed double bed which has a shelf with cupboard space below to one side, will remain.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.8m x 3m) (12'6" x 9'10") Second double bedroom again enjoying the view, again with built-in wardrobe & radiator. Telephone point.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.3m x 3m) (10'10" x 9'10") The third bedroom faces south-west. Built-in wardrobe, T.V. point & radiator.


(Approx. 2.45m x 3.3m at longest point) (10'10" x 8') Family bathroom with three piece suite plus separate wet-wall lined shower enclosure. Like the kitchen updating would be desirable. Radiator.

On the Lower Floor:-

Garage / Workshop

(Approx. 13.2m x 4.8m) (43'4" x 15'9") Below the house is a substantial garage / workshop which is accessed either via an electrically operated 'up & over' garage door or a separate side door. The space has three windows, power & lighting, a 'Belfast' sink with hot & cold running water, workbench and fitted shelving. A doorway provides access to the remainder of the under-floor area which provides easily accessible storage space, again with power & lighting.


The main garden area is to the rear (south-west) side of the house where there is a small lawn and paved patio area flanked by mature, raised beds and a wooden fence. The site also includes a further triangular area of grass immediately behind the main garden plus a tarred parking area for two or three cars to the north-west side of the house. The boundary of the site to the east is the pavement along that side of the house which provides access to the side door to the garage.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band D. 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: D (63)

Property Location

To reach the property drive into Hamnavoe following the road towards the pier. As you go down the hill on the approach to the pier turn right into 'The Glen' and continue to the end of the road, turning right into Glenburn Road opposite the bus stop. Continue right to the end of the road where you will see a row of garages with a freshly tarred road leading off to the left. This leads to 'Bonheoga' which is the two storey house immediately ahead of you.

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