Closing Date for Offers: 12 noon, Tuesday 3rd April
Offers Over £16,000
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Detached meeting room / hall on the north side of the village of Baltasound on the island of Unst.
The property comprises a meeting room / hall, lounge / bar, kitchen, toilet facilities and a store room.
The building may suit a variety of uses, subject to any necessary consents required.
The island of Unst is linked to Mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry services which runs throughout the day via the neighbouring island of Yell.
The property is situated in the scattered settlement of Baltasound in the centre of the island of Unst, Britain’s most northerly inhabited island. Unst is renowned for its dramatic coastline and stunning rugged landscape, its Viking heritage and a rich variety of bird and other wildlife, and there are also many places of interest making it a popular tourist destination.
Baltasound is the main population centre and the location of the main amenities including several local shops and a post office, a Junior High School, leisure centre / swimming pool, a health centre, garage & pier / marina.
A regular ro-ro ferry service connects the island with Mainland Shetland, ferries running throughout the day from Belmont to the south to Gutcher on the neighbouring island of Yell (10 minute crossing), and from Ulsta at the south end of Yell to Toft on Mainland Shetland (20 minute crossing), Toft being situated about 27 miles north of Lerwick, Shetland’s main town which can be reached in around 2½ hours.
The Shetland Islands themselves, the most northerly part of the United Kingdom, are located approximately 100 miles north of Aberdeen and 200 miles west of Bergen, Norway. With over 100 islands of which 12 are inhabited, the islands are home to around 22,000 people. A daily overnight ferry service from Lerwick operated by Northlink Ferries (www.northlinkferries.co.uk) provides a sea link to mainland Scotland. Loganair (www.loganair.co.uk) operates direct flights (islanders enjoy discounted fares) for islanders) for travel from Sumburgh at the south end of Shetland, to Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow.
The property is situated on its own close off a shared track by Hagdale Industrial Estate where there are several commercial / industrial buildings and a garage / shop.
Sitting in a 22m x 22m site, the detached single storey building comprises a former garage which was converted in the 1980's and later extended. Entry is to the east side of the building where a long hall leads to the kitchen, store and toilets to the right, with the hall and meeting room on the left. Heating is by a mix of electric and storage heaters.
Meeting Room / Hall
(Approx. 9.7m x 5.6m) Formed out of the original garage, with two side windows and a further external door although this is presently sealed up. It is understood that the original inspection pit remains beneath the wooden floor. There are connecting doors through to the adjoining lounge / bar.
Lounge / Bar
(Approx. 9.8m x 5.7m) With two east-facing windows, further external door (again sealed up) and bar room / serving counter.
(Approx. 3.8m x 3.7m) With sink and some fitted units / worktop.
The remaining accommodation comprises toilet facilities and a store room.
The property requires upgrading which is reflected in the price, and is being sold in its current condition. No warranties will be given in respect of any contents or services.
It is understood that the property is currently connected, purely on an informal basis, to a large septic tank which originally served a much bigger property which has since been demolished. No guarantees will be given as to the suitability of the current arrangements and prospective purchasers will be responsible for arranging any formal rights required, although it is likely that a new tank may be required which again would be the responsibility of the purchaser.
Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves regarding the current planning use of the building and any intended change.
Price exclusive of VAT (if applicable).
The Rateable Value is understood to be £5,350. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation.
To reach the house drive through Baltasound heading towards Haroldswick to the north. The property is the very last building in the village, being on the right just after the cluster of buildings at Hagdale Industrial Estate. The access track to the property is signposted for Hagdale Horse Mill.
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Important Information for Prospective Purchasers
This schedule is intended only to help you decide whether to view the property. We always recommend you view the property personally.
The information is believed to be correct, but it is not warranted and is not to form part of any contract of sale. All dates, distances, areas and room sizes noted are approximate and for use as a general guide only. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the working condition or otherwise of any equipment such as central heating or kitchen appliances.
This schedule should not be taken as a comment on the condition of the property. This is a matter for your surveyor and we recommend that once you have found a property you are interested in, you obtain a survey report. We can provide details of surveyors if required.
Interested parties are advised to note their interest through their solicitor as soon as possible so that they can be informed if a closing date is fixed. Noting interest does not place any obligation on the seller to set a closing date or to give any noted interests the opportunity to offer. Whilst every effort will be made to advise noted interests of any closing date set, this cannot be guaranteed.
No responsibility will be accepted for expenses incurred by parties who have noted interest but do not get an opportunity to offer, or for any expenses incurred traveling to properties which have been sold or withdrawn.
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