Setter, West Yell, Shetland, ZE2 9BG

Offers Over £200,000

Last update: 3 months ago

Newtown is a 3-bedroomed croft house by the sea with a great deal of character. Situated in a secluded west-facing location on the island of Yell, the property benefits from a large mature garden and an integral garage. Newtown has a particularly impressive sitting room with stunning panoramic views of a nearby beach, cliffs and stacks, and has a large feature fireplace. The property has been extended with the addition of modern features such as underfloor heating, while still maintaining the charm of a traditional Shetland croft house.

  • TypeDetached House For Sale
  • StatusAvailable
  • PriceOffers Over £200,000
  • ViewingTelephone our reception on 01595 695262
  • EntryEntry by negotiation.
  • Council TaxCurrently Band A
  • Energy Efficiency RatingBand E (40)

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Newtown is situated on the island of Yell, and is approximately 33 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, and the crossing takes around 30 minutes. The drive from Ulsta to the property takes approximately 5 minutes by car.

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

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, as well as a restaurant, and is approximately 9 miles north of Newtown. The Ulsta Shop, well-stocked with a post office and fuel pumps, is located next to the ferry terminal and is approximately 2 miles from the property. The ferries to the other North Isles, Unst and Fetlar, leave from Gutcher at the north end of the island.

The house itself is set in a private location with uninterrupted sea and countryside views. There is a tombolo beach a mere stone’s throw away with the nearby cliffs attracting an abundance of wildlife, particularly sea birds. West facing with plenty of natural light in the summer evenings, Newtown would make a desirable residence for an artist or writer seeking inspiration in a peaceful setting.

Considerably extended from the original croft building, the property benefits from double glazing, underfloor heating and an attractive stone-built exterior feature wall. Despite its rural location, the property receives good mobile phone signal and broadband.

The sale of the property includes white goods, and most furniture is available to purchase by separate negotiation.


Electricity – Mains

Water - Mains

Drainage – Septic tank

Telephone – Connected

Broadband – Connected

Heating – Oil-fired Central Heating; combination of radiators and underfloor heating


Ground Floor

  • Vestibule (2.19m x 1.36m)
  • Hallway
  • Sitting Room (6.69m x 5.67m)
  • Kitchen (3.65m x 3.13m)
  • Dining Room (5.39m x 4.06m)
  • Study (4m x 3.46m)
  • Morning Room (4.54m x 2.50m)
  • Master Bedroom (4.76m x 4.13m)
  • En-Suite Bathroom (2.34m x 2.16m)
  • Conservatory (4.85m x 2.40m)
  • Utility Room (3.44m x 3.30m)
  • Cloakroom WC (2.05m x 1.17m)
  • Integral Garage (4.97m x 4.74m)

First Floor

  • Landing (2.61m x 0.72m)
  • Bedroom 2 (3.94m x 3.43m)
  • Bedroom 3 (4.03m x 3.14m)
  • Bathroom (2.13m x 1.38m)

(Due to the age of the original building before extension, please note that the room measurements are approximate and may not take into account the thickness of the interior walls)

Ground Floor


½ glazed panel front door. Coat hooks. Glazed panel door to hallway with glazed side panel, allowing natural light into the house. Tiled flooring.


Large cupboard with slatted shelves. Laminate flooring with underfloor heating.

Sitting Room

Impressive room with high ceiling and exposed oak beams. South west facing windows with stunning views of the sea and Ness of Sound, and one north west facing window. Large stone fireplace with attractive wooden mantel and hood. Laminate flooring with underfloor heating. A corridor leads to the kitchen, with the glazed exterior door to the front garden.


Multi-aspect room with north west, south west and south east facing windows with beautiful sea views. Fitted kitchen with sink, drainer and mixer tap. Rangemaster double oven and grill with 6-ring gas hob and extractor fan above. Fridge freezer, included in the sale. Hatch to loft for storage. Radiator. Laminate flooring.

Dining Room

Open plan, multi-purpose room merging the original house and the modern extensions, with archways to both the kitchen and living area. Attractive oak staircase to first floor, and internal window to the sitting room corridor. Red brick fireplace with wood burning stove. Radiator. Laminate flooring.


South east and south west facing windows. Decorative fireplace with wooden mantel. Radiator. Laminate flooring.

Morning Room

Open plan room connected to the hallway, with two sets of doors giving access to the conservatory, a door to the master bedroom, and an archway to the dining room. Laminate flooring with underfloor heating.

Master Bedroom

South east window. Laminate flooring with underfloor heating.

En-Suite Bathroom

White 3-piece bathroom suite comprising of wash hand basin with mixer tap, WC and bath with mixer tap. Shower over bath with glazed shower screen. Heated towel rail. Laminate flooring with underfloor heating.


Bright and airy room with exterior door to garden. Tiled flooring.

Utility Room

Kitchen-style cupboards and units. Sink, drainer and mixer tap. Washing machine, included in the sale. Clothes pulley. Worchester boiler. Fitted shelves. Hatch to loft for storage. Glazed exterior door to garden. Vinyl flooring.

Cloakroom WC

Wash hand basin. WC. Coat hooks. Laminate flooring with underfloor heating.

Integral Garage

Sizeable garage accessed from hallway, with electric up-and-over garage door. Ample shelving and coat hooks. Lighting and electricity.

First Floor


North east facing Velux window. Oak staircase. Partially carpeted flooring.

Bedroom 2

South east and south west facing windows. Fireplace with electric fire and wooden mantel. Two open cupboards with hanging rails. Carpet flooring.

Bedroom 3

South west facing window. Two open cupboards with hanging rails. Access to under eaves storage. Carpet flooring.


White 3-piece bathroom suite comprising of wash hand basin, WC and bath. Shower over bath with glazed shower screen. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan. Vinyl flooring.


The house is set in a large site enclosed by post and wire fencing, and traditional stone-built walls. A cattle gate at the rear of the property opens on to a driveway leading to the integral garage. The lawned garden to the rear of the property is extensive, and is bordered by a variety of mature shrubs and bushes. The garden extends around the side of the house to the front, where a concrete path from the living room leads to a second cattle gate. There is a large mature vegetable patch to the south east, with an overgrown polytunnel structure, which could be restored.


Enlarge Map


Follow the road signs from the Ulsta Ferry Terminal to Gutcher. After approximately 2 miles you will see a tombolo on the left hand side. You will not see Newtown from the main road at this point. Take the unmarked private track on the left, going over a cattle grid. Proceed along the track to the bottom of the hill. Newtown is the first house you come to.

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: NORMV01-01

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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