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0.5 Acre house site with planning permission, Gulberwick

Offers over £85,000
Wick, Gulberwick, Shetland ZE2 9TX
Harper Macleod
Property Details
01595 695583


Great opportunity to acquire a unique, much larger than usual, ½ acre house site, benefiting from an attractive, semi-rural location in central Gulberwick, yet only a few minutes’ drive from the centre of town and amenities.

The site enjoys a sunny south and westerly aspect and there are open views including over to the bay.

Planning permission is in place for a two bedroom, partially earth-sheltered, single storey house and integral garage designed by local architect Alan McKay although a purchaser could submit a fresh application for an alternative design if desired. Services are close by.


The site, which is accessed via a private surfaced road shared by three other houses, is bounded by open countryside to the east, by mature trees to the south and north, and by the burn of Wick which runs through the site, the access road, and again open countryside to the west, the extensive mature planting creating a particularly secluded setting. The positioning of the site allows for a sunny south – westerly aspect, maximising light and the potential for natural heating, and also allowing for views over to the bay to the south. The burn flows into a large natural pond which attracts bird and animal life.

Detailed planning permission (Ref: 2021/327/PPF) was granted in February 2022 for a single storey, energy saving, detached, partially earth sheltered dwellinghouse to a design by well-known local architect Alan McKay. Alternatively, a fresh application could be submitted for a different design, although any development will be restricted to single storey.

Full details of the planning permission including plans and elevations can be seen on the Council’s website at: (Quoting the planning reference).

Services for the proposed house and close by including water, sewage, electricity, and fibre. The purchaser will be responsible for complying with the terms of the planning permission including constructing a culvert to the burn.


For further details and to view please telephone the sellers directly on 07833 363 095.


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