Hillslea, Brough

Hillslea, Brough, Whalsay, Shetland, ZE2 9AL

Offers Over £85,000


Delightful two bedroom detached house situated on the island of Whalsay, to the east side of Shetland. The property consists of a porch, kitchen, living room, bathroom, and utility area on the ground floor. On the second floor there are two large bedrooms and a shower room. Externally there are both front and rear gardens a driveway and a separate garage and shed. The house has undergone major improvements in recent years including the addition of wooden cladding to the exterior of the house and redecorated completely internally.

Council Tax Band - A

EPC Rating - F


Whalsay is connected to mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service which runs from the Symbister ferry terminal to Laxo / Vidlin. The island has an excellent range of amenities including a couple of shops, schools, leisure centre & swimming pool, health centre, and an 18 hole golf course.

General Information

‘Hillslea’ is situated in brough which is very central on the island of Whalsay, just under two miles from the ferry terminal at Symbister, the main settlement on the island and the location of all the main amenities. Situated off the east coast of mainland Shetland, Whalsay, which measures around 5 miles long by 2 miles wide and has a population of around 1,000, is often referred to as ‘the Bonnie Isle’.

The island has some magnificent scenery and the Ward of Clett, the highest point provides superb views of the east coast of Shetland. A 30 minute ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day to Laxo / Vidlin, about 20 miles from Lerwick, links the island with mainland Shetland. Although offering a quieter outer isles location, the island has an excellent range of amenities which are centred around Symbister and include a school, two general stores and a post office, a doctor’s surgery & care centre.

There are excellent sporting facilities including a superb leisure centre with heated swimming pool, games hall, fitness suite, squash court & all weather sports field, and Skaw at the north end of the island is home to Britain’s most northerly 18 hole golf course.

Whalsay is best known for it’s friendly people and their involvement in the fishing industry. Symbister houses a marina and a boating club and is home to several of Scotland’s biggest fishing boats.


Property ID: 13626804
Price: Offers Over £85,000
Property Type: House (unspecified)
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Receptions: 1
Gardens: 1
Parking Spaces: 4
Garages: 2

Room Details

Kitchen (4.2 x 3.8m)

Good sized Kitchen with dual aspect windows facing west and south. 'Shaker' style cream kitchen units with wooden worktops and a belfast sink. Tiled splashback, 'Beko' electric cooker and oven and a free standing tall fridge freezer. Black tiles laid to the floor, 2 triple light spotlight, radiator under west window. Access to the rear garden via the back door, access to the utility area and bathroom at the rear and a separate door leads into the main hallway.

Utility Area (1.8 x 1.7m)

Small useful utility are which houses the washing machine, boiler, and drying pulley.

Bathroom (2.2 x 2.6m)

Windows to north and south. 'Armitage Shanks' sink and toilet, bath with mains pressure shower over, large linen cupboard in the corner, radiator and linoleum laid to the floor.

Porch (1.4 x 1.3m)

Welcoming porch with windows all around, hardwood front door, tiled floor and v-lining to the roof. A half-glazed door leads into the hallway and allows light to flow into the house.

Hall (1.9 x 1.4m)

Wide hallway with a storage cupboard under the stairs, linoleum on the floor, centre light and a smoke detector.

Living Room (4.2 x 3.6m)

Dual aspect windows to the east and west. Grey carpet, 2 wall lights, central triple lighter and connections for satellite tv and phone line.

Stairs / Landing (2.1 x 2.6m)

Light and bright stairwell providing access to the two bedrooms and the shower room. Skylight provides plenty of light, loft hatch, smoke detector and pendant light.

Shower Room (1.4 x 2.1m)

Corner quadrant shower with mains pressure shower, sink and toilet, heated towel rail (not connected), skylight facing west, linoleum to the floor and a central light.

Bedroom 1 (3.2 x 4.1m)

Window to west and a skylight to the east. Fitted carpet, radiator and central light.

Bedroom 2 (3.0 x 4.2m)

Window to west and skylight to the east. Fitted carpet, radiator, central light and a large built-in wardrobe spanning the width of the room with mirrored doors and fitted with hanging rails and shelves.


There is a decent sized garden to the front and rear of the property surrounded by a fence all around the site. There is a driveway and a grassed lawn at the front and a drying green at the rear. There is a garage with power at the back of the house with access from the south side of the house. Also included is another separate shed behind the garage with a water supply.


Electricity: Mains

Water: Mains

Drainage:Septic Tank

Telephone:- Connected

Heating:- Wet radiator system off electric boiler


From the ferry terminal at Symbister follow the main road heading north to ‘Skaw’. You will reach ‘Brough’ and ‘Hillslea’ is near the side if the road as you head downhill towards the crossroads.

Council Tax - Band A

EPC Rating - Band F

EXTRAS - All white goods and furniture are available by separate negotiation.

ENTRY - Flexible Entry Date

VIEWINGS - By appointment only. Contact 01595 747 045 or email property@arthurandsimpson.com

CLOSING DATE - Parties wishing to be advised of a closing date should note their interest with the selling agent.

OFFERS TO - Arthur & Simpson 29 Kantersted Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0RH

Telephone 01595 747 045

Email: property@arthurandsimpson.com

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