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Chapelside, Gruting, Bridge of Walls

Offers over £140,000
Chapelside Gruting, Bridge of Walls, Shetland ZE2 9NR
Harper Macleod
Property Details
01595 695583


Set in around ½ acre in a sparsely populated, scenic rural location on Shetland’s sunny west side, ‘Chapelside’ is a four bedroom detached house enjoying views over to Scutta Voe. Bixter 5 miles; Lerwick 22 miles.

The property comprises the original croft house which was later heightened and extended. Windows are double glazed, mainly uPVC, but some timber, and central heating and hot water is provided by an oil-fired combi boiler housed in a cupboard off the kitchen.

In addition to four double bedrooms, the accommodation, which is arranged over two floors, also comprises a living room, kitchen, modern bathroom and separate WC.

There is a run of outbuildings comprising a shed/workshop, former byre and garage, although some repairs are required.

The house requires general modernisation and some repair, and the site is presently somewhat overgrown, all of which is reflected in the price, but nonetheless the property offers family accommodation with lots of outdoor space and potential, in an attractive location.

The property is being sold in its current condition and no warranties will be given with regard to services or contents. The property has mains power and water, and a telephone line. Drainage is to a septic tank which was replaced in 2017.


Entry is to the rear of the house, the uPVC door opening to a lobby with doors to a toilet with WC and wash hand basin, the kitchen, and a hallway leading to the sittingroom and 4th bedroom/2nd reception room.

The kitchen benefits from a dual-aspect with windows to the south and west. There is space for a small table and chairs and fitted units including a sink, although replacement units would be desirable. The appliances will remain although no warranties will be given. The room houses a solid-fuel ‘Rayburn’ range although it is not currently in working order and requires repair. A built-in cupboard houses the boiler.

Off the hallway is the living room and a ground floor double bedroom or 2nd reception room, both rooms enjoying a dual aspect. There is an open fireplace in the living room (in addition to a central heating radiator) although the chimney will require testing before use. There is an original porch to the west side of the house although this was blocked off when the house was heightened and the stair added. It is in very poor condition and would best be demolished.

The stair to the first floor, which has some built-in cupboard space below, leads up to three dual-aspect, double bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobe space, and a modern bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and wash hand basin.

Bedroom 1 to the left enjoys a fine view over to the voe. Bedroom 2 next to the bathroom, which enjoys a similar view, has a walk-in wardrobe off (approx. 2.1m x 1.4m (6’10” x 4’8”)) with radiator, which could perhaps be converted to an en-suite. The third bedroom is an ‘L’-shaped room facing north and west.


The property sits in a large site estimated to extend to around ½ acre or thereby. Access is over a track through the surrounding croft which leads to the outbuildings, a path from there leading to a small garden area enclosed by a wall to the rear of the house. There is a large grassed area to the west side of the house, and a small walled front garden to the north looking out to the voe. To the side of the house is an attached shed (approx. 4.3m x 3.4m (14’ x 11’2”)) with power.

The site is overgrown and requires development but offers plenty of potential.

The run of outbuildings comprises a shed/workshop (approx. 7.3m x 4.6m (24’ x 15’)), former byre (overall approx. 7.6m x 3.6m (25’ x 12’) but subdivided), and garage (approx. 6m x 3.7m (19’10” x 12’2”)). Some attention is required. The door to the shed/workshop is presently boarded up. The former byre requires re-roofing.


Please contact the Agent to arrange a viewing on 01595 695583.


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