A RARE opportunity to buy almost 100 hectares of picturesque land on the most northerly tip of the Shetland mainland has cropped up.
Fethaland – an area hugely popular with locals and tourists – and the neighbouring crofts of Hooplees, Largarth and Houllsquoy, along with a large four-bedroom family home in North Roe, have been put on the market by local man David Murray.
The owner-occupied registered croft extends to 98.2 hectares and forms the peninsula at the most northerly point of the mainland.
Although now uninhabited, Fethaland has a long history of human settlement, spanning from prehistoric times right up until the 20th century when the fishing station – established during the 15th and 16th centuries – became redundant.
The sale, with offers in the region of £595,000, is being handled by solicitors Neil Risk. Murray’s preference would be to sell all the units together.
It is thought there will be interest “from parties all around the world looking to experience rural living in the Shetland Isles and take advantage of this rare and exciting opportunity”.
An idyllic location for countryside and coastal exploration, Fethaland boasts the fascinating “haaf” fishing station, a large oval prehistoric house on the lowest part of the peninsula and, on the easte side of the isle of Fethaland, oval shapes carved into the soapstone cliffs – evidence of bowls from Shetland’s Viking past.
You can find out more information on Neil Risk’s website.