Creadylea, Brough, Whalsay, ZE2 9AL

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:





1 + toilet

Energy Efficiency:

E (49)

Council Tax:

Band C


Under offer


Sittingroom, kitchen with dining area off, conservatory, bathroom, separate toilet, three bedrooms, hall & porch. Shed / workshop.


Three bedroom, single storey, detached property situated just three miles from the ferry on the north-eastern side of the island of Whalsay. The house is set on its own close to the shore and enjoys superb sea views northwards as far as Yell and Fetlar in the distance.

The mainly double glazed accommodation is all on one level and comprises a dual-aspect sittingroom, 24' kitchen with dining area off, a uPVC conservatory, three bedrooms, a bathroom and separate toilet. A substantial loft provides plenty of storage space and there is a large detached shed / workshop in the garden.

The house is situated within easy reach of a wide range of amenities including a Junior High school, leisure centre with swimming pool, local shop and doctor's surgery.

Whalsay is connected to mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day to Laxo / Vidlin on Mainland Shetland about 24 miles north of Lerwick.

General Information

'Creadylea' is situated on the north east side of the island of Whalsay which itself is situated off the east coast of Mainland Shetland. Often referred to as the 'Bonnie Isle', the island measures approximately 5 miles long by 2 miles wide. The house is situated near the shore and enjoys superb, unrestricted sea views northwards to the headland of Lunna Ness and beyond to the islands of Yell and Fetlar in the distance.

The island has a population of around 1000 and excellent local amenities way beyond what might normally be expected in this sort of island location, these being centered around Symbister, the main settlement, a couple of miles from 'Creadylea'. Here there is a Junior High school, two general stores and a post office, a doctor's surgery & care centre, various social & recreational facilities, and a marina and boating club in the harbour area.

Sporting amenities include a superb leisure centre with heated swimming pool, games hall, fitness suite, squash court and all weather sports field, plus Britain's most northerly 18 hole golf course at Skaw at the north end of the island.

A regular subsidised ro-ro ferry service runs throughout the day from the terminal at Symbister to Laxo / Vidlin Mainland Shetland, about 24 miles north of Lerwick. Crossing time approximately 30 minutes.

The original house was built around 1977. It has uPVC double glazed windows (except the porch) and heating is provided by electric storage heaters although before that there was oil-fired central heating and it is understood that the pipework for this remains and could therefore be re-used although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard as no guarantees could be given.



(Approx. 3.5m x 2.15m) (11'6" x 7') Entry via a uPVC double glazed door which opens to a wood-lined, double glazed porch with extensive fitted cupboard space for boots etc., and a glazed inner window to one of the bedrooms. Archway to an inner lobby with built-in coat cupboard and glazed door to the hall.


'L'-shaped hall finished with pine tongue and groove paneling to a dado rail, with two good-sized, built-in shelved cupboards, one providing further space for coats etc., and a hatch with pull-down loft providing easy access to extensive storage space in the loft which is floored down the centre and also houses the hot water tank. Storage heater.


(Approx. 7.25m x 3m) (23'9" x9'10") A glazed door from the hall opens to a very spacious kitchen clad with wood effect paneling to the walls and pine tongue & groove to the ceiling, and solid wood flooring. Extensive fitted units including an integral oven / grill and hob with cooker hood over, plus an inset sink and plumbing for a washing machine (appliances not included). Telephone point & storage heater. A wide archway from the kitchen leads to a similarly finished, dual-aspect dining area (approx. 3.5m x 2.3m) (11'6" x 7'6") with additional fitted units.


(Approx. 2.9m x 2.15m) (9'6" x 7') Glazed double doors from the kitchen open to a double glazed uPVC conservatory lined with pine tongue & groove paneling below the windows, with laminate flooring and a storage heater. From here glazed double doors open to a timber deck running along the east side of the house.


(Approx. 4.9m x 4.15m) (16'2" x 13'8") Another sliding glazed door from the kitchen opens to the sittingroom which enjoys a dual aspect including a large window to the north which takes full advantage of the superb sea view. Heating is provided by an electric flame effect fire housed in a free-standing surround. Satellite TV connection, telephone point & 2nd door from the hall.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.6m x 3.05m) (11'10" x 10') North-facing bedroom with built-in cupboard / wardrobe & storage heater.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.05m x 3.05m) (13'3" x 10') This room also enjoys a dual aspect with windows to the north and west, and again fine views to the sea. Built-in wardrobe & storage heater.


(Approx. 2.4m x 1.8m) (7'10" x 5'10") Wet-wall lined bathroom with modern white suite including bath with electric shower and glazed shower screen over plus WC & wash hand basin set in fitted units concealing the cistern and also providing useful storage space. Large wall mirror and spotlighting over the sink. Vinyl flooring & storage heater.


(Approx. 1.25m x 0.75m) (4' x 2'6") Handy separate toilet with WC & wash hand basin.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.75m x 3m) (12'3" x 10') Double bedroom with window to the west and internal window to the porch.


The site is enclosed either by a wall or fencing. There is a tarred parking area with space for 3 or 4 cars in front of the shed, plus hard landscaped garden areas around the front and east side of the house where there is a deck outside the conservatory.

Shed / Workshop

(Approx. 7m x 3.8m) (23' x 12'6") Originally a garage this outbuilding was converted into a shed / workshop with a side entrance, a large window where the garage door used to be, further windows to the side and rear, work benches around the walls, and power & lighting. It could be converted back into a garage if required.

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: E (49)

Property Location

To reach the house from the ferry, drive around the harbour and through Symbister passing the shop on the right. At the top of the hill after the shop follow the road left following signs for 'Skaw'. Continue for approximately three miles, passing the care centre, the Newpark junction, the houses at Tripwell, and the turning to Brough, until you come to a crossroads with a road to the right to Isbister. Turn left to Creediknowe. 'Creadylea' is a short distance from the junction, being the second house on the right (after the house by the junction).

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