Croft and House, Lower Guddon

East Yell, Shetland, ZE2 9AU

Offers Over £102,000

Last update: 23 hours ago

Lower Guddon is a registered, owner-occupied, croft, expanding 9.02 hectares (croft registration number C4343) and includes a 3 bedroom croft house. Set in an idyllic location with beautiful uninterrupted sea views, the house is well presented and benefits from double glazing. There is oil fired central heating as well as a multi-fuel stove and room heater. There is also an apportionment, a hill right and large outbuildings. The island of Yell has excellent inter-island ferry links to the Shetland Mainland.

  • TypeCroft House For Sale
  • StatusAvailable
  • PriceOffers Over £102,000
  • ViewingTelephone 01957 702 462 or 07768694748
  • EntryEarly entry available
  • Council TaxCurrently Band A
  • Energy Efficiency RatingE (41)

Yell is the largest of the North Isles, having a population of just under 1000. It has much to offer to wildlife enthusiasts, hill walkers and those who simply want peace and quiet. It is also noted for its scenery and geology and provides a wide range of interests for visitors and residents alike. Crofting is a way of life on the island.

The croft and house at Lower Guddon is approximately 37 miles from Lerwick by road and involves an inter-island ferry crossing. A ro-ro ferry runs from Toft on the Shetland mainland to Ulsta at the south end of the island of Yell. The distance from Ulsta to Lower Guddon is approximately 8 miles.

Mid Yell is the main centre of population on the island and has a junior high school, health centre and leisure centre with heated swimming pool and is approximately 7 miles to the north of the house. The Aywick Shop is located approximately 4 miles north of the property which is a well stocked store with a post office and fuel pumps. The ro-ro ferries to Unst and Fetlar leave from Gutcher at the north end of the island.

The house itself is north east facing and has unrestricted views over the croft and the Wick of Gossaburgh with the island of Fetlar in the background. Although the telephone is not connected at present, it has been previously. There is a Vodafone mobile signal at the property.

Please note that the photographs of the property were taken in 2016 and may not reflect the current furnishings.


  • Electricity- Mains
  • Water - Mains
  • Drainage - Mains
  • Telephone - Disconnected
  • Heating – Oil fired central heating with solid fuel stove in the Livingroom and roomheater in Bedroom 1.


  • Entrance Hall: 3.09m x 1.00m
  • Walk-in Store: 1.83m x 1.21m
  • Shower Room: 1.83m x 1.78m
  • Hallway: 0.80m x 1.45m
  • Livingroom: 3.56m x 3.40m
  • Scullery: 1.06m x 1.49m
  • Bedroom 1: 3.52 x 3.38m
  • Bedroom 2: 3.72m x 3.35m
  • Bedroom 3: 3.62m x 3.35m
  • Hay Store: 9.76m x 3.50m
  • Outhouse: 5.56m x 3.50m
  • Implement Shed: 3.10m x 6.14m


Ground Floor

Entrance Hall

External half glazed wooden door and north west facing window. Plumbing for washing machine. Hatch to loft area, radiator and vinyl flooring.

Walk-in Store

South east facing window. Boiler for oil fired central heating. Carpet tiles.

Shower Room

North east facing window. White toilet and sink. Corner shower cabinet with glazed doors and aqua panelling walls. Mirrored medicine cabinet, electric towel rail, radiator and carpet tiles.


Wooden staircase to first floor. Cupboard under the stairs. Consumer units, coathooks and carpet tiles.


North east facing window with curtains. Ceiling beams. Multi-fuel stove set in a wooden fireplace with slate hearth. Kitchen units (one cupboard and drawers) with worktop. Tricity Bendix electric cooker. Radiator and carpet tiles.


South west facing window. Sink unit with enamel sink, draining board and mixer tap. Aqua panelling behind the sink. Built-in cupboard and wall shelves for storage.

Bedroom 1

North east facing window with curtains. Ceiling beams. Room heater set in a wooden fireplace with tiled hearth and back. Radiator and carpet.

First Floor


Coombed ceiling with Velux window. Carpet.

Bedroom 2

Coombed ceiling, north east facing window. Large walk-in cupboard and separate shelved cupboard. Wall alcove. Radiator and carpet.

Bedroom 3

Coombed ceiling, north east facing window. Radiator and carpet tiles.


Attached outbuildings

To the south east of the house there is a large outbuilding in two sections, being (i) Hay Store: 9.76m x 3.50m and (ii) Outhouse: 5.56m x 3.50m. To the north west of the house is an Implement Shed: 3.10m x 6.14m which has double doors.


This registered croft measures approximately 9.02 hectares and is owner-occupied. The croft includes the site of the croft house which remains part of the croft and has not been decrofted. Shetland oats have been sown in the arable land below the house and the crofter also works hay and silage. The adjoining 8.13 hectare apportionment is included in the sale subject to Crofting Commission approval. Presently, the crofter grazes 20 sheep between the croft and apportionment. There is also a hillright for 20 sheep. There are also entitlements and these will be included in the sale subject to the relevant parties consent / approval.

A plan is attached showing the land included in the sale outlined in blue.

Area 1 – the apportionment.

Areas 2, 3, 4 and 5 – the croft.

There is no stock included in the sale but this could be negotiated separately with the owner. There is no equipment included. The land is not designated as a SSSI.

Attached large outbuildings provide ample agricultural storage.


Enlarge Map


Follow the road signs from Ulsta Ferry Terminal to Burravoe. Continue on the road past Burravoe to the Gossabrough junction where you turn right. Take the first road on the left to the croft and house at Lower Guddon.

Offers To:

Neil Risk, Solicitor & Estate Agent,
Nordhus, North Ness Business Park,
Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0LZ.

+44 (0) 1595 695262
+44 (0) 1595 695331

Ref: LEASA07-01

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.

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