The Ark, Braehead Lane

The Ark, Braehead Lane, Scalloway, Shetland, ZE1 0XT

Offers Over £60,000



Traditional stone-built Shetland cottage situated in central Scalloway. ‘The Ark’ is a quaint ‘But an Ben’ style house with an upstairs level which has undergone a degree of maintenance works over the years to keep up the property. The property has lots of character and original features still in place and has been well looked after. This would make a great ‘Airbnb’ property or lovely second home.

Accommodation Comprises: Ground Floor - Porch, Open Plan Kitchen and Living Room, Toilet and Bathroom. First Floor – Open Plan Area (Was previously divided into two bedrooms)

Externally there is a handy coal store and courtyard.

'The Ark' would benefit from refurbishment to bring it up to modern living standards most notably the installation of thermal insulation, a fully fitted kitchen and double glazing. The property is presently quite basic and it is understood that due to the lack of a fully operational kitchen the property is not classed as 'Habitable' and most mortgage lenders would likely not accept it as a suitable security for lending.

The property is in the Scalloway conservation area and has had conservation style roofing sheets and ‘Velux’ windows installed as well as keeping the cast iron gutters and downpipes.

All Windows & External doors were replaced with hardwood conservation grade, all Sky-lights with Velux conservation grade, all with close consultation and agreement with SIC Planning Department

1970's Porch/Toilet/Utility extension re-blocked (to original appearance, circa 2007). Stairs & upstairs floorboards completely replaced, supporting beams replaced or reinforced where appropriate (circa 2002-5).

No Home Report is required for this property.


‘The Ark’ is situated in Braehead Lane in the village of Scalloway which lies on the west coast of Shetland approximately 6 miles from Lerwick. The property is just a short walk away from Main Street, the harbour area and a range of amenities including the school, swimming pool, doctor's surgery and local shops including a couple of general stores and a chemist / post office. There is also a garage, youth centre, boating club, two marinas and the NAFC Marine Centre.


Property ID: 18338594
Price: Offers Over £60,000
Property Type: Semi-Detached House
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Receptions: 1


Great Location

Plenty of Character

Potential to add value

Room Details

Ground Floor

Kitchen (3.9 x 4.1m)

Open plan kitchen area with West facing window, Stainless steel sink, Worktop with custom built storage underneath and spotlighting above, space for a fridge/ freezer, mixture of exposed stone walls and timber v-lining, exposed floor joists and floorboards for the first floor. Multi-fuel stove, centre light, panel radiator and fuse box.

Living Room (3.9 x 4.1m)

Multi-fuel stove, v-lining, centre light, panel radiator, two spotlights, West facing window and built-in storage cupboard.

Bathroom (1.7 x 1.8m)

Bath with electric shower over, pedestal sink, extractor fan, spotlight, shelving and polished concrete floor.

Porch (2.6 x 0.9m)

Concrete floor, exposed stone walls, spaces for tumble drier and washing machine and two external doors at the North and South sides.

Toilet (1.8 x 0.8m)

Sink with instant hot water tap, toilet, extractor fan, centre light, electric towel rail and concrete floor.

First Floor

Upstairs Space (8.0 x 4.3m)

Large open plan space which was previously divided into two separate rooms which could be reinstated by the installation of a timber stud wall. 3 pendant lights, 3 West facing Velux windows with views outwards over Scalloway harbour. One East facing Velux window, one small North facing timber window and another one in the South Gable. Two fireplaces at both gables, exposed floorboards, v-lining, drying pulley above staircase, hot water cylinder and electric meter in the corner.


Coal bunker outside the porch and a small enclosed courtyard.

In New Street parking bay (below Old Haa), in Burn Beach car park, or on Castle Street.

Electricity: Mains
Water: Mains
Drainage: Mains sewer
Telephone:- Connected
Heating:- Electric storage and Panel heaters

Council Tax - Band A

EPC Rating - Pending

All fixed items are included in the sale.

Immediate entry available on conclusion of legal formalities with a flexible entry date.

By appointment only. Contact 01595 747 045 or email

Arthur & Simpson
68 Commercial Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0DL
Telephone 01595 747 045

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