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House Site, Saltness, Walls

Price£40,000 (guide price)
AddressHouse Site, Saltness, Walls, Shetland ZE2 9PF

Great opportunity to acquire a larger than average ½ acre house site complete with detailed planning permission and a building warrant already in place for a two bedroom detached house with garage and polycrub, situated on the edge of the village of Walls enjoying spectacular views over Vaila Sound and to the Loch of Grunnavoe.

The location means a range of amenities including the local shop (with fuel pumps), primary school, health centre and even a small community swimming pool for private hire, are within reasonable walking distance.

Planning permission is in place for an attractive two bedroom/two bathroom single story detached house to a design by renowned local architect Alan McKay, the positioning of the house within the large site making the most of the fine views.

As well as a detached garage and polycrub the size of the site allows plenty of room for a good-sized garden arear and scope for growing your own etc.

A site plan and plans and elevations of the proposed house can be found here (PDF).



The site is conveniently situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Walls which is situated on the south side of Shetland’s sunny Westside, approximately 25 miles from Lerwick

Clustered around the head of Vaila Sound, Walls has a wide range of amenities which are within easy reach of the house these including a primary school/nursery, shop and post office with fuel pumps, health centre, a small community swimming pool for private hire, village hall as well as a pier, marina & boating club, the village hosting an annual agricultural show and regatta. A commuter bus service operates to Lerwick daily, with several additional services at other times during the day.

Further amenities are also available at Bixter approximately 7 miles back towards Lerwick (another shop, health centre, vet’s surgery and garage) and also Aith (approximately 10 miles) where the West Mainland Junior High School and swimming pool/leisure centre are situated.

The location of the site which slopes gently from north to south allows for fine panoramic views over the surrounding area.

Further information about the West Mainland area can be found at www.shetland.org/visit/plan/areas/westside.


Planning Permission

The property sits in an unusually large de-crofted site which is estimated to extend to around ½ acre or thereby, the site already being fully fenced. Detailed planning permission was granted in May 2019 (Ref: 2019/022/PPF) for the construction of a single story dwelling house along with a separate detached garage and polycrub.

Designed by renowned local architect Alan McKay, the proposed timber frame / timber clad house provides comfortable two bedroom accommodation, one with an en-suite, plus a kitchen / dining room leading through to a separate vaulted ceilinged living room, a family bathroom, utility room and vestibule, the siting of the house allowing for superb views from all the rooms to the south and east, particularly from the living room which enjoys a large dual-aspect window area.

A building warrant is also already in place (Ref: BW/2020/023). Details of the planning application and building warrant can be found on Shetland Islands Council’s website at www.shetland.gov.uk

The purchaser will be responsible for complying with all planning conditions.



Although there are presently no service connections on site, connections is not expected to be a problem as water, electricity and telephone services serve the neighbouring property although respective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the various utility providers directly. A connection to the mains sewer will be required. Central heating would be provided by an air source heat pump.


To view, simply visit the site.



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