House & Crofts:- Fethaland, Hooplees, Largarth and Houllsquoy

Shetland Isles, UK, ZE2 9RY

Offers in the region of £595,000

Last update: 2 years ago

Rare and exciting opportunity to acquire this unique 130 Ha approx. croft together with a large 4 bedroomed family home in North Roe, Shetland’s most northerly village. The croft land includes Fethaland, which is the north most tip of the Shetland mainland. This property consists of five parts as follows:- (1) the family home; (2) Fethaland (owner occupied croft); (3) Hooplees (tenanted croft); (4) Largarth (tenanted croft); and (5) Houllsquoy (tenanted croft). The seller’s preference would be to sell all units as one; however he may consider selling the units separately. Fethaland is known for its incredible scenery, and maritime and Viking history, and along with the other crofts would be ideal for someone looking to experience rural living in arguably one of the most beautiful places in the UK.

  • TypeResidential House and Croft Land
  • StatusAvailable
  • PriceOffers in the region of £595,000
  • ViewingTelephone 01806 533325 or 07810121705
  • EntryBy arrangement.
  • Council TaxCurrently Band D
  • Energy Efficiency RatingC (70)

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This owner occupied registered croft extends to 98.2 hectares and forms the peninsula at the most northerly tip of mainland Shetland. There is a track leading to the croft from the end of the public road, which is accessible with 4x4 vehicles. It is one of Shetland’s most popular sites with both locals and tourists alike. Although now uninhabited, Fethaland has a long history of human settlement, spanning from prehistoric times right up until the twentieth century, when the fishing station, established during the 15th and 16th centuries, became redundant.

The croft has a right in the North Roe West Scattald.

An idyllic location for countryside and coastal exploring, Fethaland is as interesting as it is beautiful. As well as the fascinating ‘haaf’ fishing station, there is a large oval prehistoric house situated on the lowest part of the peninsula and on the east side of the Isle of Fethaland you can find oval shapes carved into the soapstone cliffs, which are evidence of bowls from Shetland’s Viking past. The fishing station and prehistoric house at Fethaland are Scheduled Monuments.

The circular walk into Fethaland from the track beginning at Isbister is a popular one, and takes approximately 5 hours to complete. Please visit the below links for additional information on the area:

Part of Fethaland is a registered Site of Scientific Interest. Further information can be exhibited to interested parties.

Hooplees Croft*

The Hooplees croft is a registered tenanted croft extending to 5 hectares approx. which surrounds the family home at Hooplees. There are various agricultural buildings located on the croft, including a 60’ x 40’ general purpose shed and a 20’ by 30’ stable. There is also a small polytunnel and dog kennels. There are also two apportionments, one being located directly west of the croft land extending to 10.35 hectares or thereby and the other being located just south of Fethaland which extends to 7.36 hectares or thereby. The croft also benefits from a share in the North Roe West Scattald and a share in the North Roe East Scattald. The croft land has been significantly improved over the years, as can be seen from the photographs. It is mostly used for sheep grazing; however there is a silage park located to the north and east of the family home.

Largarth Croft*

This registered tenanted croft is located approximately 1 mile from the family home and extends to 4.9 hectares or thereby. The croft is used primarily for sheep grazing. There is an apportionment which is located just south of the Upper Loch of Setter and extends to 8 hectares or thereby. The apportioned area has not been fenced and the seller takes no responsibility for walls, fences, gates or any other boundary features in respect of this apportionment. There is also a hill right to the North Roe West Scattald and a share in the North Roe Common Outrun.

Houllsquoy Croft*

This tenanted croft extends to 8 hectares.

* The assignation of the registered tenanted crofts, including the apportionments, will be subject to the consent of the Crofting Commission.


Hooplees, North Roe, Shetland, ZE2 9RY

Hooplees is a detached 1 ½ storey family house featuring 4 large bedrooms, one with en-suite, and an abundance of storage space. The property is in move-into condition with an extensive driveway with room for several vehicles, and large front and rear gardens.

Situated in an elevated, north east facing position, the property benefits from light throughout the day and early evening, with beautiful sea and countryside views.

The sale of Hooplees includes all fixtures, fittings and white goods. Most furniture in the property is also available by separate negotiation with the seller.

Hooplees is a 5 minute drive from Isbister, where the track to Fethaland begins. The property is situated just half a mile away from the North Roe Primary School. There is also a post office and shop located 7 miles south of the family home in the village of Ollaberry. The house is situated approximately 15 miles north of Brae, making it within easy commuting distance of the village and nearby Sullom Voe Oil Terminal.

The closest amenities to Hooplees are in Brae, the main population centre for the north mainland of Shetland. The village has a high school with nursery, primary and secondary departments, a health centre including a dental suite, care centre, hotel, a community hall, youth club, fish and chip shop, Indian take-away, hairdresser and public house to name but a few. There is also a small boat marina and boating club, garage with shop and fuel pumps, a supermarket and a Builder’s merchants


  • Electricity - Mains
  • Water - Mains
  • Drainage – Septic Tank
  • Telephone – Connected, BT
  • Broadband – Connected, BT
  • Heating – Oil Fired Central Heating


Ground Floor

  • Vestibule (1.49m x 1.03m)
  • WC (1.66m x 0.92m)
  • Hallway
  • Living Room (5.35m x 4.08m)
  • Dining Kitchen (6.32m x 3.58m)
  • Utility Room (3.57m x 1.61m)
  • Bathroom (3.56m x 1.70m)
  • Bedroom 3 (3.81m x 2.98m)
  • Bedroom 4 (3.57m x 2.66m)

First Floor

  • Landing
  • Master Bedroom (5.38m x 5.28m)
  • Master En-Suite (2.07m x 1.66m)
  • Bedroom 2 (5.27m x 3.82m)
  • Cupboard Room (2.28m x 1.81m)


  • Polytunnel
  • Large Agricultural Shed
  • Stable

Ground Floor

Entrance by ½ glazed front door with frosted side panel.


Doors giving access to WC and hallway. Vinyl flooring.


North east facing frosted window. White WC and wash hand basin with tiled splashback. Radiator. Vinyl flooring.


Bright room with attractive pine staircase to first floor. Spacious under stairs cupboard with shelves, coat hooks and light. Radiator. Carpet flooring.

Living Room

Dual aspect room with sea and countryside views, with the island of Yell on the horizon. North east and south east facing windows, with fitted curtains. Archway giving access to dining kitchen. Radiator. Carpet flooring.

Dining Kitchen

Bright dual aspect room with south east and south west facing windows, with fitted blinds. Fitted kitchen with sink, drainer and mixer tap. Tiled splashback. Breakfast bar. Hotpoint double oven and grill with 4-ring gas hob and extractor above. Bosch dishwasher and Samsung American style fridge freezer, both included in the sale. Radiator. Laminate flooring.

Utility Room

Glazed panel rear door, giving access to garden where drying green is located. Fitted worktops and cupboards with sink and drainer. Tiled splashback. Blomberg washing machine and deep chest freezer, both included in the sale. Consumer units and Camray Combi boiler. Coat hooks. Clothes pulley. Radiator. Vinyl flooring.


South west facing frosted window. Attractive 3 piece bathroom suite comprising of WC, wash hand basin set into a large vanity unit with mirror and shelves, and bath. Shower over bath with wet wall and glazed shower screen. Radiator with towel rail. Tiled flooring.

Bedroom 3

North east facing window with fitted curtains. Built-in wardrobe with shelves and hanging rail. Radiator. Carpet flooring.

Bedroom 4

South west facing window with fitted curtains. Built-in wardrobe with shelves. Radiator. Carpet flooring.

First Floor


North east facing window on ½ landing. Hatch to loft. Radiator. Carpet flooring.

Master Bedroom

Large room with south east facing window. Built-in wardrobe with shelf and hanging rail. Radiator. Carpet flooring.

Master En-Suite

North east facing window. WC, wash hand basin with tiled splashback, and enclosed corner Triton Combi HP shower. Radiator with towel rail. Vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 2

North west window. Built-in wardrobe with shelf and hanging rail. Radiator. Carpet flooring.

Cupboard Room

Built-in shelves and access under eaves.

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Driving north from Brae, follow the signs to Hillswick and then take the junction on the right for North Roe, Collafirth and Ollaberry. Follow this road, which tapers into single track, until you reach a junction and continue on the left towards Collafirth and North Roe. Continue along this road through Collafirth and in to North Roe. Hooplees is the second house on the left, after the Methodist church.To get to Fethaland from Hooplees, continue on the road north towards Isbister. Upon reaching a collection of agricultural buildings and animal pens, take the left track into Fethaland. The croft is not accessible by car; however there is a parking/turning area at the end of the public road. The seller will take interested parties around all the crofts which are not accessible by car.

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: MURRD02-01

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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