Collaster, Sandness, ZE2 9PL

Offers Over £149,000



For sale is the landlord's and tenant's interest in the croft and croft house at Collaster, Sandness, a 33.72 acre (13.73 hectare) registered croft complete with three bedroom croft house and several outbuildings, situated in a sparsely populated rural location on the west side of Shetland approximately 29 miles from Lerwick. The croft house, which is surrounded by the croft land faces North and enjoys a fine views over the land and out to the sea and down the west side towards Papa Stour.

The quaint and traditional accommodation benefits from oil-fired central heating and comprises a living room/ dining area, kitchen, shower room, utility room, bedroom and entrance porch. On the first floor there are two further bedrooms. The house is currently operated as a successful holiday let, the new purchasers could also operate the property the same way or equally it would make a lovely home or holiday home.

The property would benefit from a degree of modernisation.

There are two sheds attached to both gable ends of the house. There is also a large byre attached to the East side of the house, plus various other crofting outbuildings in the immediate vicinity of the house. This offers a fantastic lifestyle opportunity with plenty of scope for self-sufficiency.

As this is of crofting tenure and therefore not mortgageable, cash only offers can be considered.


Sandness is a scattered crofting community in an area boasting stunning coastal scenery and walks. Amenities in the immediate area itself include a primary school and village hall, further amenities being available at Walls (approximately 8 miles) where there is a local shop / post office with fuel, another primary school with swimming pool and a health centre, or at Bixter (approximately 13 miles back towards Lerwick), another shop with fuel, another health centre, vet’s surgery and car garage. The West Mainland Junior High School and leisure centre / swimming pool are situated at Aith just three miles north of Bixter.

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The registered croft Collaster extends in total to around 33.72 acres (13.73 hectares) as shown on the plans. The main land surrounds the croft house (areas 1 – 8 on plan). There is also an apportionment in the Walls, Sandness & Dale District Common Grazings (CG/Z/031) with an entitlement for 22 sheep. (shown on separate plan). The majority of the land is good grazing with some rougher grazing further out to the East. There is also a vegetable plot in the field opposite the croft house which is ideal for anyone looking to grow their own produce and be self-sufficient.

This is a registered croft and therefore subject to crofting tenure. Prospective purchasers wishing to find more information in this regard should discuss with their own agents, or contact the Crofting Commission at 4/6 Castle Wynd, Inverness, IV2 3EQ.

Information on crofting is available on the Crofting Commission website at:-

No stock or entitlements are included.

Cash only offers can be considered.

Croft House

Three-bedroom traditional stone-built Shetland croft house which has been extended with a lean-to extension to the rear. The property benefits from double-glazed windows and oil-fired central heating. The main roof is covered in ‘Decra’ metal roof tiles and has had three ‘Velux’ rooflights fitted.

Accommodation Comprises - Ground floor – Entrance porch, living room, kitchen, utility room, shower room and bedroom.

First floor – Two bedrooms.


Property ID: 25536972
Price: Offers Over £149,000
Property Type: Farm House
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Receptions: 1
Gardens: 1
Parking Spaces: 3
Garages: 1

Room Details

Ground Floor

Entrance porch (1.9 x 1.9m)

North facing window, centre light, loft hatch, radiator, external door and tiles to the floor.

Living Room (5.8 x 3.4m)

North and South facing windows, centre light, strip light, smoke detector, two radiators, exposed ceiling beams, tiles and lino to the floor.

Kitchen (2.0 x 3.0m)

Base and wall units with laminate worktop, tiled splash back and stainless steel sink. Electric cooker and oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, centre light, smoke detector, fuse box, South facing window and tiles to the floor.

Shower Room (1.8 x 1.8m)

South facing window, Shower enclosure with wet wall panelling behind and mixer shower. Pedestal sink, toilet, centre light, radiator, built-in storage cupboards, halogen wall heater, mirrored cabinet, coat hooks and tile effect lino to the floor.

Utility Room (2.7 x 1.0m)

Base cabinet, South facing window, boiler, coat hooks, centre light, smoke detector, radiator and tiles to the floor.

Bedroom 1 (3.7 x 3.4m)

North facing window, radiator, centre light, exposed ceiling beams and tiles to the floor.

First floor

Landing (1.9 x 2.1m)

Carpet flooring, Velux window, coomb hatch, smoke detector and wall light.

Bedroom 2 (3.6 x 3.3m)

Carpet flooring, wall light and Velux window.

Bedroom 3 (4.0 x 3.2m)

Carpet flooring, Velux window and wall light.


Large area of hardstanding providing plenty of car parking space, two attached sheds, a byre and a large shed both fitted with electrics.

Electricity: Mains
Water: Mains
Drainage: Septic Tank
Telephone:- Connected
Heating:- Oil-fired boiler to wet radiator system.

Council Tax - Currently on Business rates

EPC Rating - Band F

All fixed items included in the sale. Furniture, white goods and some tools are available by separate negotiation.

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

By appointment only.

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

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.