Holm, East Burrafirth, Shetland, ZE2 9NE

Offers over £50,000



For sale is the 'Holm' which comprises a 2 bedroom bungalow in very poor condition situated in a good sized site in East Burrafirth, a quiet and scenic yet convenient hamlet just 2 miles North of the village of Aith with all it's amenities. The house is stone built and later extended with mass concrete and single skin block under a pitched timber roof covered with asbestos, cement sheeting. The property is fitted with double-glazed uPVC framed windows and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler supplying a wet radiator system.

In it's current condition the property would not form a suitable security for traditional mortgage lending. It is thought the most economic option would be to demolish the existing house and build a new home on the serviced site - subject to the relevant planning permission and usual consents. There are fantastic views over to Aith to the South with the 'Holm' (meaning an islet, a small (grassy) island (in a loch or off a larger island) incorporated in the view below the house looking Southwards across the voe. 

Occupying an idyllic and picturesque site near the shore, the house has stunning panoramic and uninterrupted views to the 'Burn of Lunklet' and across East Burrafirth Voe.

Accommodation comprises: Entrance porch, kitchen, living room, shower room, two bedrooms and a study. 

Externally there are various derelict sheds and a good sized garden. 

No Home Report is required due to the condition of the property. 

The building is being sold in its current condition and no warranties will be given in respect of any services or contents.

Viewing is essential


This property is located a convenient 2 miles North from the village of Aith, with amenities within close proximity, a local shop, school, leisure centre with swimming pool and car garage. A little further to the South is Bixter which has a shop, health centre, vets and another car garage.


Property ID: 25554767
Price: Offers over £50,000
Property Type: Detached Bungalow
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Receptions: 1
Gardens: 1
Parking Spaces: 4

Room Details

Kitchen (4.0 x 2.9m)

Base and wall units, South and West facing windows, radiator, two centre lights, freestanding fridge freezer, electric cooker, washing machine, drying pulley, smoke detector and solid fuel burner (not connected).

Living Room ( 3.9 x 3.2m)

South facing window, tiled fireplace with solid fuel burner (said to not be operational), centre light, radiator, wooden v-lining to north and south walls, chimney breast and ceiling and carpet to the floor.

Shower/ wet Room (2.3 x 1.3m)

Walk-in shower with lino to the floor, seat and electric shower. Toilet, pedestal sink, heated towel rail, centre light, extractor fan, electric fan heater and radiator.


Lino flooring, loft hatch, smoke detector, centre light, storage cupboards, thermostat and radiator.

Bedroom 1 (3.4 x 3.0m)

North facing window, radiator, centre light, hanging rail in alcove and carpet to the floor.

Bedroom 2 (3.4 x 2.7m)

North facing window, radiator, centre light and carpet to the floor.

Study/ Boxroom (2.4 x 1.8m)

Radiator, North facing window, centre light, shelves, wall unit and carpet to the floor.


Large site with grassed lawn to the West and North and parking for multiple cars.


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

Council Tax - Band A

EPC Rating - Band F

All fixed items included in the sale. Some furniture and white goods are available separately by 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
Email: estateagency@arthursimpson.co.uk

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.