Sentinels, Kirkabister, Bressay, ZE2 9ER

Offers Over £115,000
Key Details

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Council Tax:

Band B


Offers Over £115,000




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Living / dining room, sittingroom, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom & hall.

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Three bedroom, single storey, detached house in quiet situation at the end of the side road to the lighthouse at the south end of the island of Bressay, enjoying a sunny westerly aspect and lovely views to the sea and across to Lerwick which is just a short ferry ride away, the ferry terminal being two miles from the house.

The double glazed accommodation which benefits from oil-fired central heating supplemented by a solid-fuel stove in the sittingroom, includes a large living / dining room, separate sittingroom, modern fitted kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms. There is a fenced garden and ample parking.

The five minute ferry crossing from Bressay takes you right into the centre of Lerwick, the service running throughout the day.

The property would benefit from some upgrading which is reflected in the price but nonetheless provides three bedroom, family accommodation with the benefit of the large living space, the sunny aspect and fine views.

General Information

'Sentinels' is situated on the island of Bressay which lies off the east coast of Shetland just across Bressay Sound from Lerwick, about three miles from the ferry terminal.

The island, which has a population of around 400, is served by a quick five minute ro-ro ferry service which runs to the Esplanade right in the centre of Lerwick, the service generally running hourly throughout the day with extra crossings at peak times.

Local amenities on Bressay itself include a shop & post office two miles from the house, a community hall and all year round community cafe, heritage centre & marina, plus a licensed hotel and bar open for meals and drinks seven days a week, although the frequent ferry service means amenities in the town are relatively easily accessible.

During the summer months it is possible to access the neighbouring uninhabited island of Noss, an important National Nature Reserve notable for its bird life.

The property has uPVC double glazed windows and oil-fired central heating provided by a boiler housed in a cupboard in the living room. There is a telephone supply to the house although this is not presently in use, and a satellite dish with cabling in place to the sittingroom.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings, along with the white goods in the kitchen. The two single beds in bedroom 1 can also be left if required.



(Approx. 3.85m x 2.55m at widest points) (12'8" x 8'4") Entry to the property is via a double glazed uPVC door to the kitchen which has windows to the south and north, the southern window enjoying a fine view over the top of the lighthouse to the sea. The modern fitted units include an inset sink and concealed cooker hood, and the free standing cooker, fridge / freezer and washing machine will be included in the sale. Laminate flooring and wall-mounted electric heater. Door to:-

Living / Dining Room

(Approx. 4.7m x 3.15m + 3.65m x 3.15m) (15'6" x 10'5" + 12' x 10'5") Sizeable space linked by a wide archway with living and dining areas each with a window to the front of the house facing west, the living area enjoying the same view as the kitchen, the dining area looking northwards up towards Lerwick. A built-in cupboard in the living area which has wood laminate flooring, houses the central heating boiler with a further cupboard to the side housing the hot water tank. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides access to the loft space. The dining area has solid wood flooring. Each space has a radiator.


(Approx. 4.35m x 3.85m) (14'4" x 12'7") An archway from the living / dining area leads to a further sittingroom, this time with 'NorDan' patio doors also facing west and again enjoying the great view. Heating is provided by a cast-iron stove set on a tiled hearth. Wood laminate flooring.


A glazed door from the living / dining room leads to a hall along the rear of the house lit by a south-facing floor-to-ceiling window. It has pine 'v'-lining to a dado rail and the ceiling, wood laminate flooring, and a radiator.


(Approx. 2.15m x 19m) (7' x 6'3") With white three piece suite including bath with mixer tap / shower attachment and electric shower over, the wash hand basin being set on a fitted cupboard unit. Additional shelf space behind the bath, vinyl flooring & radiator.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.25m x 2.75m) (10'9" x 9') North-facing carpeted double bedroom. Radiator.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.35m x 3.05m x at widest points including wardrobe) (11' x 10') East-facing double bedroom with built-in double wardrobe with sliding mirror doors.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.35m x 2.3m at widest points including wardrobe) (11' x 7'6") South-facing single bedroom with built-in shelved cupboard, wood laminate flooring & radiator.


The site comprises a parking area to the front of the house with space for several cars and gates to either side to a fenced garden with lawns extending around both sides of the house, a drying green and a south-west facing paved area. A wooden shed has been created within the remains of a former stone byre.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band B. 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(56)

Property Location

To reach the property from the ferry drive around the shore to the shop and turn right to 'Glebe & Kirkabister'. Follow the road for a further two miles almost to the lighthouse at the end; 'Sentinels' is on the left shortly after the South Ham junction.

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