Smiddy Closs Cottage, Smiddy Closs

Smiddy Closs Cottage, Smiddy Closs , Scalloway, Shetland, ZE1 0TH

Offers Over £160,000



*CLOSING DATE  - 12 Noon, Friday 11 June 2021*

Two-bedroom traditional stone-built semi-detached bungalow set within the conservation area in central Scalloway. This historic fisherman’s cottage boasts an abundance of character with exposed thick stone walls, sash and case windows and open ceilings. There is also a well-established sheltered garden with fantastic views over Scalloway harbour. This would especially make a great ‘Airbnb’ property or a lovely second home.

This quaint property has undergone a degree of upgrading and restoration works over the years whilst carefully keeping the style and character intact. There is a mixture of single and double glazing throughout the property with french doors opening out from the kitchen and bedroom onto the patio.

Heating is provided by “Dimplex Quantum” electric storage heaters accompanied by two multi-fuel burners in the kitchen and largest bedroom.

Accommodation comprises:- Porch, living room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms.

'Smiddy Closs Cottage”' would benefit from refurbishment to bring it up to modern living standards most notably the installation of thermal insulation in places, a fully fitted kitchen and double glazing.


The property is situated just off Castle Street 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 and Cornerstone Café/ bar. There is also a garage, youth centre, museum, boating club, two marinas and the NAFC Marine Centre.


Property ID: 20468836
Price: Offers Over £160,000
Property Type: Semi-Detached Bungalow
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Receptions: 1
Gardens: 1

Room Details

Porch (2.1 x 0.8m)

Double glazed South facing door with South and West facing windows around. Tiled floor and external quality door leading in the living room. A separate internal window allows light to transfer into the neighbouring bedroom.

Living Room (8.6 x 3.3m)

Large bright room high ceilings, v-lined walls, electric feature fire with mantlepiece surround, South, West and North facing windows, three ceiling pendant lights, two storage heaters and carpet to the floor. Great views over Scalloway harbour and out to sea from the large West facing window. There is a large walk-in cupboard in the living room which has been shelved out and is a handy storage space.

Hall (1.5 x 1.2m)

Sloped floor for accessibility from the living room and also from the hallway into the kitchen. Carpet tiles to the floor and one ceiling light pendant.

Bedroom 2 (4.9 x 2.7m)

Carpet tiles to the floor, storage heater, combination of timber v-lined and exposed painted stone walls, wall lights, two fire places, ceiling loft hatch and East facing window. A West facing internal window transfers light into the room via the porch and views of the sea can also be seen from here.

Shower Room (2.9 x 1.9m)

Timber v-lined walls with a step up to the washing machine and tumble drier. Corner shower with wetwall around, electric ‘Mira’ shower with fixed seat and grab rail.
Laminate flooring, toilet, sink, mirrored cabinet, shelving behind door, extractor fan and panel heater.

Kitchen (4.7 x 3.6m)

Base and wall units with fitted white laminate worktops and stainless steel sink with splash back. Triple ceiling light, loft hatch, East facing window and West facing French doors out onto the patio. Exposed beam ceiling, extractor fan above cooker, smoke detector, instantaneous hot water heater and laminate flooring. Storage heater and two fireplaces (one with a multi-fuel burning stove and stone hearth).

Bedroom 1 (4.9 x 4.6m)

Exposed white painted stone walls and ceiling beams, storage heater, triple light fitting, multi-fuel burning stove, West and East facing windows and french doors providing access to the garden. Carpet tiles to the floor.


Enclosed mature garden and West facing sheltered patio with fine views out to sea.

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

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

Council Tax - Band A

EPC Rating – Band E

Broadband – speeds of 45 Mbps (subject to supplier and contract)

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

DISCLAIMER Note: Whilst we endeavour to make these particulars accurate, they do not offer/form any part of a contract on offer and are not guaranteed. Measurements are approximate. We have not tested electricity, gas or water services or any appliances. Photographs may have been taken with a wide-angle lens.