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1.5 acre house site, Gott, Tingwall

PriceOffers over £100,000
Address1&1/2 acre house site, Gott, Tingwall, Shetland ZE2 9SH

Fantastic opportunity to acquire a 1½ acre house site in an attractive rural location at Tingwall within easy reach of amenities in both Lerwick and Scalloway.

House sites of this size are exceedingly rare. A bank of established trees screens the site from the road and there is a substantial shed/greenhouse with a large covered polytunnel and a polytunnel frame in situ.

The slightly elevated section of the site in the north-west corner offers an opportunity for fine open views north and south along the Tingwall Valley and potentially there is space for further development, perhaps for a chalet or similar, subject to the usual consents required.

For anyone looking for somewhere with scope for growing their own produce or a small business opportunity, this site has it all.


The site is convenient situated in a pleasant rural location at Tingwall which lies just five miles from Lerwick and four miles from Scalloway, putting the site within easy reach of a wide range of amenities, although there is a local primary nearby at Strand and also a community hall. The location would be particularly suit keen golfers as there are two golf courses within a couple of miles; the main 18 hole course at Dale, and the 9 hole course which runs along the lochside at Asta.

Outline planning permission (reference 2007/279/PCO) was originally granted in 2007 for the erection of a dwellinghouse, three polytunnels and a glasshouse. More recently detailed planning (reference 2012/079/PPF) was granted in 2012 for a four bedroom detached house to a stunning design by renowned local architect Alan McKay. The property, which was to be situated in the north west corner of the site and therefore benefitting from fine views both to the north and south along the Tingwall Valley, comprised a living room, open plan to a dining room, double height sun room, kitchen, main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, a second double bedroom, bathroom, separate WC and utility room on the ground floor, plus two further bedrooms, a shower room and a studio/store upstairs.

This planning permission has now lapsed however it is thought that it could be easily reinstated. Permission for an alternative design could be sought, however prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the local planning department directly.

A large shed/greenhouse was constructed in 2010, the shed to the rear measuring 20.7m long x 3.9m wide with double doors at one end, a single door at the other. Doorways down the side adjoin to the 5.15m wide greenhouse, with doors at either end and the middle, the building having power and water. Also in place are two polytunnels, one covered, measuring 24m long ny 6.4m wide, with the uncovered frame being 18m long by 5.5m wide, and again there is a water supply and power to both.

The site has already been decrofted. Connections for power and water services already exist on the land. The main sewer is understood to run along the roadside.

The size of the site is such that it could be possible to add additional buldings, perhaps a separate chalet for use by a dependent relative or for letting out, although again prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.


View by simply visiting the site (please remember to close the gate).


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