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South Town, Laxfirth, North Nesting

PriceOffers over £75,000
AddressSouth Town, Laxfirth, North Nesting, Shetland ZE2 9PR

Attractively situated detached cottage with a large attached byre situated at Laxfirth, North Nesting approximately 18 miles north of Lerwick.

The property which would particularly suit use as a holiday home, if not used on a permanent basis, comprises two living rooms (or one living room and a bedroom), a kitchenette and shower room on the ground floor, plus two attic bedrooms upstairs.

All the rooms have windows to the front of the house with views over to the hill opposite. There are also views to The Vadill and Dury Voe to the north.

The 28′ x 15′ attached former byre is presently used for storage however could be converted into additional living space or a workshop, home office space or studio subject to any consents required.

Included with the property is a parking space with electric connection for a caravan/campervan or boat.


Since their purchase in 2017 the sellers have upgraded the heating with new electric panel heaters in the upstairs bedrooms, ‘Herschel Far’ infra-red heaters in the two downstairs reception rooms, and a storage heater in the kitchen. The property has also been completely re-wired, an electric shower fitted in the downstairs toilet, electric immersion heater installed to supply the kitchen sink and shower room wash hand basin, whilst upstairs the ceilings have been re-lined and insulated and new internal doors fitted.

The attached former byre has been stripped out and the floor levelled. It is currently used for storage but could potentially be converted to form additional living accommodation, a studio or workshop although this would be subject to the usual consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.


The front door opens to a small kitchenette with fitted units including an inset sink, gas hob and plumbing for a washing machine (appliance available by separate negotiation (including the under-counter freezer in the byre). A sliding door opens to a shower room with electric shower, WC & wash hand basin, vinyl flooring being laid through the kitchen & shower room.

A further door from the kitchenette opens to a small hallway with doors to two reception rooms, both having windows with views to the front of the house, and a carpeted stair to the first floor.

The room to the right which is used as a living/dining room has a second window to the rear. There is an oil-fired ‘Rayburn’ which can supply the hot water tank housed in a cupboard to one side. It is presently disconnected from the oil supply although is understood to be in working order (but should be tested prior to use) and could be reconnected. A small under-stairs cupboard provides some storage space and also houses a fridge. The flooring is tile effect vinyl. The second carpeted room to the left could potentially be used as a third bedroom.

Upstairs is a small landing where a cosy seating area with built-in cupboard space below has been provided below the Velux window, and there is access to further storage space in the loft space over the front extension. Off the landing are two combed-ceilinged carpeted double bedrooms each with a dormer window enjoying the view. The floor-to-ceiling height in the centre of each room is approximately 1.8m (6’).


Externally, the site comprises the footprint of the house and the adjoining byre, the small area of ground between the house and the road, and also a parking area on the other side of the road.

The former byre measurers approximately 8.7m x 4.45m (28’6″ x 14’8′) overall and has a storage platform over part of it and a cold water tap outside. It is presently used for storage but has potential for other uses subject to consents.

Both the concreted parking area immediately in front of the house and the parking area across the road have a power connection for a caravan/campervan or boat, and anchor points for tying down a caravan/ van if required.

To request a viewing please contact the agent, or use the form on their site.

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