1 Batavia is a sizable 6 bedroomed semi-detached house in the idyllic village of Uyeasound, on the island of Unst. The property is west facing in a location with stunning sea and loch views. 1 Batavia could provide a large family home and also has the potential to be developed into a successful guest house in a thriving area of Shetland. Viewing is highly recommended.
- TypeResidential Property For Sale
- StatusPrice Reduced
- PriceOffers Over £90,000
- ViewingTelephone 01957 755360
- EntryEarly entry available.
- Council TaxCurrently Band A
- Energy Efficiency RatingBand E (49)
Unst is the most northerly island in Shetland, and thus the most northerly of the British Isles. Noted for its stunning scenery, geology, history and abundance of wildlife, the island is increasingly popular with both visitors and Shetland residents alike. Home to a National Nature Reserve hosting a wealth of important sea bird colonies, and arguably some of the world’s most beautiful cliffs and beaches, Unst is an ideal place for nature lovers and those seeking outdoor adventure.
Recently the Unst community has benefited greatly from UnstFest – an annual summer festival showcasing all that the island has to offer, and attracting hundreds of visitors each year as featured in the 2016 BBC series 'An Island Parish'. Other highlights of the calendar include the popular country show and the newly established Shetland Reel music festival.
The island is home to approximately 600 local residents, with Baltasound as the population centre. There is a good variety of local amenities including Baltasound Junior High School which has nursery, primary and secondary departments. School transport is provided by Shetland Islands Council. Other amenities include a leisure centre with swimming pool, grocery shops, a Post Office, garage with fuel pumps, health centre, hotel and a small boat marina. There are also weekly visits by the bank and hairdressers.
1 Batavia is situated approximately 6 miles from Baltasound, in the small village of Uyeasound. Located in Uyeasound is a range of popular historical sites such as Greenwell’s Booth, a 17th century stone house. Uyeasound also has a popular youth hostel, Gardiesfauld, which is a short 10 minute walk from 1 Batavia. The situation of the property means that it has great potential to be developed as a guest house, as well as a residential home.
Uyeasound is approximately 52 miles north of Shetland’s capital Lerwick by road, and involves 2 inter-island ferry crossings. A ro-ro ferry runs from Toft on the Shetland mainland to Ulsta at the south end of the island of Yell. Arriving in Yell, follow the signs to Gutcher at the north end of Yell. Most ferries run direct from Gutcher to Belmont at the south end of Unst, others stop in Fetlar before arriving in Belmont. Ferries are regular, and a timetable can be found at the following link: http://www.shetland.gov.uk/ferries/timetable.asp
For more information on the island of Unst and all it has to offer, please visit: www.unst.org
The sale of 1 Batavia includes all fixtures and fittings, and some furniture may be available to purchase by separate negotiation.
Electricity – Mains
Water - Mains
Drainage – Septic Tank & Direct Outflow Pipe
Telephone – Connected, BT
Broadband – Connected, BT
Satellite TV – Connected, Sky TV
Heating – Oil-fired Central Heating & Open Fire
- Hallway (5.45m x 2.14m)
- Living Room (5.45m x 3.07m)
- Dining Kitchen (L-shaped, 5.87m x 2.25m, 3.56m x 2.25m)
- WC (1.43m x 1.28m)
- Rear Vestibule (1.97m x 1.31m)
- Landing (3.85m x 2.80m)
- Bathroom (2.59m x 2.13m)
- Shower Room (2.78m x 1.53m)
- Bedroom 1 (3.61m x 3.46m)
- Bedroom 2 (4.82m x 2.40m)
- Bedroom 3 (4.73m x 3.05m)
- Bedroom 4 (2.80m x 2.68m)
- Bedroom 5 (4.57m x 2.72m)
- Office / Bedroom 6 (3.87m x 2.43m)
Half glazed panel front door and north facing window with views towards Easter loch, both providing ample light. Carpeted mahogany staircase to first floor. Fitted coat hooks. Radiator. Hardwood flooring.
West facing window with stunning sea views. Open fire with decorative tile surround and attractive wooden mantelpiece. Radiator. Laminate flooring.
L-shaped dual aspect room with north facing window with views towards Easter loch, and additional east facing window. Fitted kitchen with wooden units and cream worktops, with decorative tiled splashback. Fitted wooden kitchen cupboards, some with glass panel doors, and fitted wine rack and cup hooks. Sink, drainer and mixer tap. Electric oven with 4-ring gas hob, and extractor fan above. Electricity consumer units. Radiator. Laminate flooring.
East facing window. WC and wash hand basin. Toilet roll and towel holders. Laminate flooring.
Back door with window pane, leading to rear garden. Eye-level fitted cupboards. Laminate flooring.
Two north facing windows. Mahogany staircase to second floor. Radiator. Carpet flooring.
East facing window. Cream 3-piece bathroom suite comprising of a wash hand basin, WC and bath. Triton shower over bath. Fitted corner shelf and soap, toothbrush and towel holders. Radiator. Decorative tiled walls. Linoleum flooring.
West facing window. WC, wash hand basin and glass enclosed corner shower with wet wall. Radiator. Linoleum flooring.
East facing window. Large built-in cupboard. Radiator. Laminate flooring.
West facing window. Large built-in cupboard. Laminate flooring.
North facing window. L-shaped room, with recess providing space for a wardrobe. Radiator. Laminate flooring.
West facing window. Radiator. Laminate flooring.
East facing window. Cupboard door giving access to loft storage area. Radiator. Laminate flooring.
West facing window. Radiator. Laminate flooring.
Two concrete steps with handrail leading to front door of property. Driveway at north side of property, with room for two vehicles. At the rear of the property there are concrete steps leading to a lawn area, and a small mature garden area enclosed by breeze blocks.
Travelling north on the A968 from the Belmont Ferry Terminal towards Baltasound and Haroldswick, turn right at the junction for Uyeasound. Follow the B908 down towards the pier, and take a left at the sign for Muness. Turn left again at the next junction and follow the road past the hall and around the bay. 1 Batavia is located on the left-hand side of the road, beyond the Easter Loch and the new build bungalow.
Note: While the foregoing particulars are believed to be correct, their accuracy is not guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract. The dimensions given are approximate only and are not warranted. Photographs may have been taken with a wide angle lens.