Old Schoolhouse

Quendale, Shetland, ZE2 9JD

Offers in the region of £170,000

Last update: 1 month ago

Former school and schoolhouse with four reception rooms and six bedrooms. The substantial property is in need of refurbishment which is reflected in the price. Previously it has been used as a B & B and could be converted again to such, subject to any consents. There is a large annex building, which was formerly the school canteen, situated in the large garden as well as three sheds. Set in an attractive rural location offering a range of outdoor activities including walking, bird watching and fishing. Approximately 22 miles from Lerwick and within easy commuting distance of Sumburgh Airport.

  • TypeDetached House For Sale
  • StatusNew on Market
  • PriceOffers in the region of £170,000
  • ViewingTelephone 07833 298221
  • EntryEarly entry available
  • Council TaxBand D

Request the Home Report

Indicates Required Field

Please complete the form below to receive the home report by email.

Please note that due to the large size of the attachment(s), the email may be treated by your provider as spam. Please make sure you check your junk folder after requesting the home report.

If your email account cannot receive large attachments (> 10MB), please contact us to request a Home Report for Old Schoolhouse.

Mainland’s retail site which includes a mini-supermarket with post office and off-licence, petrol pumps and hairdresser is situated approximately one mile from the Old Schoolhouse. It is approximately 22 miles from Lerwick and there is a regular bus service at the junction to the main A970 road.

Dunrossness Primary School is situated not far from Mainlands, older pupils go to Sandwick Junior High School or the Anderson High School in Lerwick. School transport to secondary schools are provided by Shetland Islands Council. The south mainland doctor’s surgery is at Levenwick.

There are lots of original features in the Old Schoolhouse and there are coombed ceilings on the first floor. All lightfittings, carpets and curtains are included in the sale.

As detailed in this particulars of sale some of the contents are included but no warranty is given about their condition or as to whether they are in working order. The purchaser should obtain a survey and check services as no warranty will be given regarding their condition or as to whether they are in working order. The property is being sold as seen.


  • Electricity - Mains
  • Water - Mains
  • Drainage - Septic Tank
  • Telephone – Disconnected
  • Heating – Mixture of 2 solid fuel room heaters with 2 radiators off the Livingroom one, electric storage heaters and some electric heaters.


Ground Floor:-

  • Porch (1.32m x 1.62m)
  • Kitchen (5.09m x 3.38m)
  • Dining Room (4.12m x 3.08m)
  • Livingroom (4.53m x 3.46m)
  • Office (4.15m x 2.97m)
  • Utility (4.12m x 2.65m)
  • Bedroom 6 (4.28m x 2.66m)
  • Sittingroom (5.57m x 3.67m)
  • Back Porch (5.57m x 1.59m)

First Floor:-

  • Bedroom 1 (4.47m x 2.92m)
  • Bedroom 2 (3.51m x 2.73m)
  • Bedroom 3 (3.51m x 2.67m)
  • Bedroom 4 (3.70m x 2.34m)
  • Bedroom 5 (4.67m x 3.04m)
  • Bathroom (1.94m x 2.80m)
  • Shower Room (2.89m x 2.26m)
  • Toilet 1 (1.07m x 2.26m)
  • Toilet 2 (1.02m x 1.62m)

Ground Floor

Front Porch

2 side windows and rooflight, ceramic tile floor. Glazed door to Hallway.


Carpeted stairs to first floor. Under stair cupboard with consumer units and storage. Storage heater and original wood floor.

Dining Room

South facing window, storage heater (not working) and laminate flooring.


Arch between the Dining Room and Kitchen, 2 north facing windows. White kitchen units with a glazed wall cabinet, 1.5 sink and drainer with tiled splashback to worktop area. Belling gas stove with 8 burners, 2 ovens, a grill and hot drawer; dishwasher and fridge are included in the sale but no warranty is given. Storage heater and linoleum flooring.


South facing window. Morso Squirrel wood burner supplying heat to radiators in the Office and Bedroom 1, set in the original stone fireplace with tiled hearth. Laminate flooring.


East facing window. Large desk and whiteboard. Radiator and original wooden floor.

Utility Room

East facing window. Base units with worktops, Beko freezer and original wooden floor. This room is presently being used as a workroom.

Bedroom 6

East facing window and original wooden floor.


West and east facing windows. Wood panelling to 3 walls, stone corner fireplace with stove. Storage heater and original floor. Large opening with curtains to Back Porch.

Back Porch

An east and 2 north facing windows. Original wooden flooring, door to the garden with tiles to floor area.

First Floor

Upper Hallway

Storage heater (not working).

Bedroom 1

South facing Velux rooflight. Built-in wardrobe with louvre doors and hanging rail. Radiator off the fire in the Livingroom. Carpet.

Bedroom 2

East facing window. Laminate flooring.

Bedroom 3

East facing Velux rooflight. Carpet.

Bedroom 4

East facing rooflight. Laminate flooring.

Bedroom 5

Original north facing window with beautiful views towards Spiggie Loch. Hatch to loft area. Laminate flooring.


North facing Velux rooflight. White bath and sink, both with tiled shelf and splashback. Electric heater and linoleum flooring.

Shower Room

South facing rooflight. White shower with Triton T80xr electric shower and wetwall. White sink set in a vanity cupboard and there are shelves at the side of the sink. Washing machine included, although no warranty given. Electric heater and carpet.

Toilet 1

Toilet and sink with tiled splashback. Cork flooring.

Toilet 2

Toilet and sink with tiled splashback. Cork flooring.

The landing area has an airing cupboard with slatted shelves and hot water tank. Hatch to loft. Storage heater (not working) and carpet.


A private track provides access to the property and there is parking for at least 4 vehicles. The garden ground is enclosed with a stone wall. There are small lawn areas at the front of the house and large lawn areas at the rear with a large paved area by the west side of the house. Nearby there is a block of 3separate sheds. The former school canteen is an annex building to the east side of the house. It comprises of 2 areas and has a concrete floor.


Enlarge Map


From the A970 turn west at the Quendale junction. Drive past Mainlands retail site for approximately one mile to a signpost to Spiggie and Quendale. There is a track to the south of the new house, leading to the Old Schoolhouse.

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: RICHP01-02

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.

Get Property Updates By Email

Sign up here and we'll send you regular emails to keep you informed about the properties we have for sale.