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3 Batavia, Uyeasound, Unst

PriceOffers over £200,000
Address3 Batavia, Uyeasound, Unst, Shetland ZE2 9DL


Spacious four bedroom, three bathroom, ‘Scandinavian’ style detached house, one of the first ‘eco-houses’ in Shetland, set in a well-established garden by the shore at Uyeasound on Unst, Britain’s most northerly inhabited island. The property faces west and enjoys fantastic uninterrupted views over the bay of Uyea Sound to the front and over open countryside to the rear.

In addition to the four double bedrooms (two on the ground floor and two with en-suite bathrooms), the accommodation also includes a sittingroom opening into a stunning vaulted-ceilinged sun room and a large kitchen-dining room, a wet room style shower room and utility room.

Although offering a great ‘get-away-from-it-all’ location, Unst benefits from an excellent range of amenities including a Junior High School, superb leisure centre/swimming pool, health centre and several local shops, and is linked to mainland Shetland by a regular ferry service which runs throughout the day via the neighbouring island of Yell.

Conceived as a ‘Zero Carbon House’, 3 Batavia was completed 12 years ago, this innovative project utilising the latest low energy technology available at the time, with the focus on insulation, renewables and thermal gain.

The house attracted worldwide interest and was short-listed in the ‘Sustain Magazine’ Built Environment Awards for sustainable buildings in 2010. The sellers will be happy to explain the features in more detail or visit their website at zerocarbonhouseshetland.com. Further details available on agent’s page.

The property sits in a well-stocked, well-established site laid out for self-sufficiency and estimated to extend in total to around ⅓ acre or thereby, including the concreted parking area serving 2 or 3 vehicles on the other side of the road, the land here extending down to the shore. A garden area surrounds the house, the front garden being laid out with a series of cold frames and raised beds arranged around a paved path which leads to steps to the front door and ramped access around to the rear. To the side of the house a 10′ x 8′ dwarf-walled insulated greenhouse allows for year round growing, a substantial raised plot hosts a variety of fruit trees. To the rear is a lawn and substantial wooden decked seating areas providing space and shelter to sit and enjoy the views. A hatch provides access to the under-build area of the house for access to pipework etc., and a storage area extending the full length of the house.

Note photographs seller’s own. Dates unknown.
To view, please telephone the sellers directly on 01957 755276.


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