Blythoid is a 4-bedroomed detached property with spectacular sea views to the Bay of Ollaberry and over Yell Sound. Situated in the village of Ollaberry, the property enjoys the benefits of peaceful countryside living, while also being within easy commuting distance of Brae and Sullom Voe. Lerwick is also a commutable distance, being 33 miles to the south. This 1 ½ storey property has plenty of character and, if not an excellent family home, it would be ideal for holiday letting due to its superb rural location. Move-into condition, viewing is highly recommended.
- TypeDetached House For Sale
- PriceOffers Over £130,000
- ViewingTelephone our reception on 01595 695262.
- EntryEarly entry available.
- Council TaxCurrently Band A
- Energy Efficiency RatingD (55)
Blythoid is situated in Ollaberry, approximately 10 miles north of Brae. Ollaberry is a thriving village community where local amenities include a primary school, a well-stocked shop with fuel pumps and Post Office, and a garage. There is also a popular village hall which hosts a variety of community events throughout the year.
Further amenities can be found in nearby Brae, which include: a health centre with a dental suite; care centre; two hotels; a community hall; youth club; fish and chip shop; Chinese take-away; hairdresser; and public house. There is also a high school with nursery, primary and secondary departments; a small boat marina and boating club; garage with shop and fuel pumps; a supermarket; and a Builder’s merchants.
Ollaberry is in a fantastic location to enjoy the range of tourist attractions that Shetland’s north mainland has to offer, including a variety of coastal walks. Wildlife enthusiasts, in particular, will appreciate the range of birds and mammals that can be spotted in the area, with orcas and other whales often seen in Yell Sound – the stretch of sea that the property overlooks.
Blythoid is thought to have been built in the late 19th century, and has been extensively refurbished over the years. Recent works have included:- insulation to the exterior walls and attic; a new bathroom and shower room; rewiring; and re-plumbing. All doors and windows benefit from double-glazing, with some being replaced as recently as this year.
The sale of the property includes all fixtures, fittings and white goods. Some furniture may be available to purchase by separate negotiation.
Electricity – Mains
Water – Mains
Drainage – Septic Tank
Telephone – Connected, Plusnet
Broadband – Connected, Plusnet
Heating – Electric Storage Heating & Solid Fuel Stove
- Entrance Hallway
- Living Room (4.35m x 3.2m)
- Dining Kitchen (3.75m x 3.65m)
- Bedroom 1 (3.5m x 3m)
- Bathroom (2.1m x 1.15m/1.7m)
- Shower Room (2.5m x 0.95m)
- Bedroom 2 (3.5m x 3.4m)
- Bedroom 3 (3.5m x 3.25m)
- Bedroom 4 (4.25m x 3.2m)
Please note that all first floor measurements are of the floor area only; all rooms have coombed ceilings.
- Garden Shed (3.05m x 2.5m)
Entrance by ½ glazed front door on the north east side of the property.
South west facing window. Wood-lined, with doors giving access to the shower room and bathroom. Cupboard housing Megaflo water tank and consumer units. An additional lobby gives access to the living room and bedroom, and there is a large under-stairs cupboard for storage. Storage heater. Vinyl flooring.
Door giving access to the dining kitchen, and a door giving access to a wooden staircase to the first floor. South east facing window with sea views. A solid fuel stove set on a tiled hearth provides a focal point to the cosy room. Exposed ceiling beams. Alcove. Storage heater. Wooden flooring.
Bright and airy multi-aspect room, enjoying panoramic sea views across Ollaberry. Windows to the south east, south west and north west, and south east facing French door gives access to the garden and shed. Fitted kitchen with sink and drainer. Freestanding oven and grill with 4-ring electric hob, washing machine, and under-counter fridge included in the sale. Tiled splashback. Storage heater. Quarry tiled flooring.
South east facing window. Attractive decorative fireplace with hearth and surround provides a focal point to the room. Exposed ceiling beams. Storage heater. Wooden flooring.
South east facing frosted window. White 3-piece suite comprising of; WC, bath with tiled splashback, and wash hand basin. Vanity unit with mirror above WHB. Shaving point. Extractor fan. Heated towel rail. Tiled flooring.
North east facing window. Wet-wall lined alcove with glazed enclosure and mains shower. WC. Wash hand basin. Extractor fan and dehumidifier. Heated towel rail. Tiled flooring.
Please note that all rooms on the first floor are wooden-lined with coombed ceilings.
Wooden staircase accessed from living room leads to landing. North west facing window with deep window sill, and Velux window above. Doors giving access to bedrooms. Storage heater. Wooden flooring.
South west facing Velux window with fitted blind. Wooden flooring.
North east facing Velux window with fitted blind, and south east facing gable window. Wooden flooring.
South east facing Velux window with fitted blind, and south west facing gable window. Wooden flooring.
Blythoid is set in a large site (approx. ¼ acre) partially enclosed by post & wire fencing. The house is accessed via a track from the road which leads to a parking area with room for multiple vehicles. There is a large, lawned garden to the front of the house with uninterrupted sea views, and a good-sized garden shed with power and lighting.
Driving north from Brae, follow the signs for Ollaberry. Continue past the shop on the left hand side, and past the primary school on the right hand side, until you reach the junction for ‘Leon’. Turn left and drive up the hill. ‘Blythoid’ is on the left hand side, approximately ¼ mile from the junction.
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.