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Please telephone the sellers direct on 01595 722 318 or 07900 373 474.
Living / dining room / kitchen, double bedroom, shower room, hallway / porch. Garden shed.
Attractive one bedroom cottage set in around ¼ acre established site 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 a regular ro-ro ferry links Yell 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. Windows are double glazed and heating is provided by a cosy solid-fuel stove or an air-to-air heat pump unit in the living area, plus an electric panel heater in the bedroom.
Although offering a remote yet accessible rural location, Yell has a good range of amenities including a superb leisure centre / swimming pool, Junior High School & medical centre at Mid Yell about 7 miles north of the house, and several local shops.
‘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, the island’s main Junior High School, a superb leisure centre & swimming pool, medical centre including dental surgery, pier & boating club, plus a diner & pizzeria. There is a museum and tea room at Burravoe in the south-east corner of the island, and also sub-post office, and other sub-post offices at Ulsta and Aywick where there is another shop.
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 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 by Loganair (www.loganair.co.uk) or Flybe (www.flybe.com) to Sumburgh at the very southern tip of Shetland, from Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow.
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 T.V. aerial point in 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 handy large built-in shelved cupboard which provides storage and space for coats etc. The space is attractively finished with a painted exposed stone wall, pine v-lining to the ceiling and a tiled floor. Off the porch is a small hallway (approx. 2.35m x 1m (7’8” x 3’3”) with pine paneled internal doors to the living room, bedroom & shower room, and solid wood flooring which extends throughout the property. A hatch with pull down ladder provides easy access to a wood-lined, floored loft space which provides plenty of additional storage space and has a fitted light and power sockets. 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 space 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. Windows to the front and rear both with pine v-lined reveals, and kitchen area along the back wall with fitted pine units including a concealed integral fridge, inset sink and glazed display cabinet. Gas fired cooker included.
(Approx. 2.5m x 1.4m) (8’2” x 4’8”) With wet-wall lined shower enclosure with ‘Triton’ shower & glazed screen / door plus W.C. & wash hand basin set in fitted vanity / cupboard unit which provides plenty of storage and incorporates a light and mirror over. 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 a large, 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), the track leading to a large parking area to the north side of the house. There is a stone flagged seating area outside the front door, a wooden garden shed with power & lighting and plumbing for a washing machine (appliance included), and a rockery area immediately behind the house, the remainder of the garden comprising a large lawned area to the south and east sides of the house.
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 set on its own beyond the shed closer towards the shore.
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