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The Scord Croft, Mucklure, Walls

PriceOffers in the the region of £80,000
AddressThe Scord Croft, Mucklure, Walls, Shetland
TypeCroft: Land and former croft house.
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1

8.5ha (20 acre) owner occupied registered croft together with 19.3ha (48 acre) tenanted apportionments situated in attractive rural setting a couple of miles outside the village of walls on the Westside of Shetland, approximately 28 miles from Lerwick.

There is a former croft house on the land however this is now in poor condition and may be beyond economic repair. The building could potentially be demolished and the site cleared for a new-build which would enjoy stunning elevated views in particular over Vaila Sound to the island of Vaila, however this would be subject to the usual permissions required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.

There is a local shop and primary school in Walls itself, and further amenities at Bixter and Aith.

CAGS grant funding could be available to eligible crofters/tenants.


The croft is situated a couple of miles outside the village of Walls in the West Mainland of Shetland approximately 28 miles from Lerwick. It comprises the main larger area of ground where the former croft house and byre are situated, this area estimated to extend to around 8.5ha or thereby (20 acre), plus a further tenanted Apportionment estimated to extend to around 19.3ha or thereby (48 acre). Click here to see plans of the croft (area 4) and apportionments (areas 1, 2 & 3). The Apportionment is a Deemed Croft and the assignation of the tenancy in favour of the purchaser will therefore require to be approved by the Crofting Commission. (Note prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the extent of the croft and apportionment.)

There is a former stone-built croft house situated on the main croft land. It originally comprised a kitchen, living room, box bedroom and shower room, plus a loft, however it has in recent years been stripped back to the original stone walls internally, and it is now in very poor condition and possibly beyond economic repair. The house previously had power and water connections with drainage to a septic tank although this would likely need to be replaced if a new-build was envisaged.

Adjacent to the croft is a mainly stone-built byre which was heightened in recent years, plus a further roofless barn, again stone-built. The container behind the house will be removed prior to sale along with the other building materials.

The site of the existing house could perhaps be cleared to make way for a new-build property which would enjoy fantastic elevated views of the surrounding countryside particularly to the east over Lera Voe and Vaila Sound and across to the island of Vaila. Any development would however be subject to the usual permissions required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the local planning department directly for advice.

There are also spectacular sea views to the south from the apportionment which lies behind the house.

The croft is an owner occupied registered croft and therefore subject to regulation by the Crofting Commission. Prospective purchasers requiring further information or advice in this regard should discuss with their own agents or contact the Crofting Commission at 4/6 Castle Wynd, Inverness, IV2 3EQ. Further information about crofting is also available on the Commission’s website at www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk

Viewing: Telephone 01595 810354/693194 or 07831 845872/07801 222768 or simply visit the land. Entry to the property is strictly at the viewer’s own risk.

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