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The Old Schoolhouse, Haroldswick, Unst

PriceOffers over £80,000
AddressThe Old Schoolhouse, Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland ZE2 9ED

Three bedroom semi-detached former schoolhouse situated in a delightful walled garden in the small settlement of Haroldswick at the north end of Unst, Britiain’s most northerly inhabited island.

Arranged over two floors, the accommodation comprises a porch, hall, sittingroom and kitchen/dining room on the ground floor, plus three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.

This stone-built property was originally the school house to the adjoining former school which was later extended and turned into a heritage centre. The property is double glazed (except for the small window under the stairs) and heated by electric storage/panel heaters supplemented by a cosy solid-fuel stove in the sittingroom.

Although modernised at some point and double glazed, this is a property of character with a hand-built kitchen and varnished wooden floors to most rooms.

‘The Old Schoolhouse’ is situated in the small settlement of Haroldswick, one of the most northerly settlements in the British Isles which overlooks the sheltered bay of Harold’s Wick to the north end of Unst, Britain’s most northerly inhabited island.

Although remote, the island of Unst has an excellent range of local amenities a couple of miles from the house including a swimming pool/leisure centre, school, several local shops and a doctors’ surgery. The island is connected to mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service which runs via the neighbouring island of Yell.

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