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A cozy living room with leather sofas, a wooden coffee table, and a stone fireplace.
Narrow attic hallway with white walls, a wooden railing, and red curtains.
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Houl House, Houl Road, Scalloway

Fixed price £235,000
Houl House, Houl Road, Scalloway, Shetland ZE1 0XA
Harper Macleod
Property Details
01595 695583

Updated price

Tucked away in a very well-established garden on the edge of the village of Scalloway and backing on to Gallow Hill to the west, ‘Houl House’ is a traditional four/five bedroom detached house conveniently situated within easy walking distance of the harbour area and amenities including several local shops on Main Street, the primary school, swimming pool and health centre.

The house enjoys a southerly aspect and views over the surrounding area to Trondra in the distance from the first floor rooms.

The accommodation which is arranged over two floors has oil-fired central heating, the ground floor comprising two large reception rooms (or one reception room and a fifth bedroom), a kitchen/diner and shower room. Upstairs are four bedrooms and a second shower room. The large garden which is surrounded by mature plants and trees is a particularly private and secluded space.

The property requires general refurbishment and upgrading which is reflected in the price but nonetheless offers spacious family accommodation in this particularly attractive setting.



Entry is via a front porch with windows to either side and an inner door to a small hallway with doors to two large reception rooms both enjoying a south-facing aspect.

The room to the right is a well-proportioned reception room or potential fifth bedroom; the room to the left is a living room with open tread stairs to the first floor and doorway at the rear to the kitchen/diner which has a large east-facing window looking out over the garden plus a further smaller window facing west. There is plenty of space in the kitchen/diner for a table and chairs and pine doored fitted units including a double sink and drainer although replacement units would be desirable. The kitchen also houses the central heating boiler which also supplies the hot water tank housed in a built-in cupboard to one side, and has a clothes pulley over. Note some of the radiators are not working.

Off the kitchen is a passageway leading to the back door and a part wood-lined shower room with shower enclosure plus a white WC and wash hand basin set on fitted units which conceal the cistern and provide handy storage space. There is also a separate built-in cupboard.

Back off the living room the stairs lead up to a landing lit by a roof light, with a hatch to the loft space and a built-in shelved airing cupboard. There are four bedrooms upstairs, three doubles and a single, bedrooms 1 & 2 sharing a large ‘Jack & Jill’ en-suite shower room with shower, WC, bidet and wash hand basin set on a fitted cupboard unit. A built-in cupboard provides additional storage space. Tiled floor.

Bedroom 1 is a large double with a built-in wardrobe and windows to the east and west, the east-facing window enjoying a nice view. Bedroom 2 is a small double room facing west. Bedroom 3 is a single room with south-facing window enjoying views over to the harbour area. Bedroom 4 is a generously proportioned, dual-aspect double room again with views.



The property sits in a good-sized, very well-established garden full of mature plants and trees which make it a very private and secluded spot particularly given the location on the edge of the village, the garden backing onto open hill ground to the west.

Access is either from Houl Road to the front or the lane to the side, steps leading up to the front porch, with a path continuing right around the property. The garden is mainly laid to lawn and provides a large amount of outdoor space. There is a wooden garden shed and decked area at the rear.


Further photos on Agent’s site.


To arrange a viewing contact the Agent on 01595 695583.


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