Superb opportunity to purchase both Punds, a 3-bedroomed bungalow, and Roadside croft house together with a registered croft (Croft Registration No.C4048) totalling 10.3 hectares of land close to the idyllic village of Walls. With attractive countryside views and parking for several vehicles, Punds would make a great family home with Roadside croft house as ‘granny annexe’ or self-catering accommodation. The property is a delight for nature enthusiasts as there is a substantial tree park, mature garden and large polytunnel included. Viewing is highly recommended.
- TypeResidential Property For Sale
- PriceOffers Over £170,000
- ViewingTelephone 01595 809281 or 07584 179356
- EntryEarly entry available.
- Council TaxCurrently Band A
- Energy Efficiency RatingPunds – Band E (41) & Roadside – Band D (63)
Situated ½ a mile away from the village of Walls, Punds and Roadside are close to a variety of local amenities; a popular grocery shop with Post Office, small boat marina and boating club, village hall, two churches, community swimming pool, doctor’s surgery, care home, and bakery, to name but a few. There is the Happyhansel Primary School in the centre of the village, with Aith Junior High School a 20 minute drive away. Walls is a thriving community with a variety of local events taking place throughout the calendar including the annual country show and various amateur drama performances in the village hall. Walls is approximately 25 miles to Lerwick, Shetland’s capital, and there is a regular bus service.
The sale of both properties includes all fixtures and fittings, and the white goods in the Punds kitchen. Some furniture and appliances may also be available.
Punds and Roadside were fitted with new Kingspan Hot Water Cylinders in 2016, and both have double-glazed windows throughout.
Both properties have been let out on Airbnb with great success, and the current owner is happy to disclose to interested parties the typical rates charged.
The land on which the Punds house is situated has been decrofted, making the property suitable for mortgage purposes as per the Home Report. The sale of the Roadside croft house and land will be subject to the rules specified in the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 as amended. The assignation of the Apportionment will also be subject to the consent of the Crofting Commission.
Prospective purchasers requiring further information or advice in this regard should discuss this with their own agents or contact the Crofting Commission at Great Glen House, Leachkin Rd, Inverness IV3 8NW. General information about crofts can also be found on the Crofting Commission website:-
The valuation breakdown of the properties is as follows:
Punds - £110,000
Roadside croft house - £45,000
Total land (croft land and apportionment, totalling 10.3 hectares) - £15,000
Electricity - Mains
Water - Mains
Drainage – Septic Tank
Telephone – Connected, Origin
Broadband – Connected, Origin
Satellite TV - Connected
Heating – Electric Storage Heating
- Vestibule (3.62m x 1.53m)
- Bathroom (2.12m x 1.86m)
- Living/Dining Room (6.55m x 3.79m)
- Kitchen (2.95m x 2.84m)
- Bedroom 1 (3.08m x 2.95m)
- Bedroom 2 (L-shaped: 3.13m x 1.96m, 3.84m x 1.17m)
- Bedroom 3 (3.59m x 2.86m)
- Large Cupboard Room (1.87m x 1.77m)
- Living Room/Kitchenette (5.73m x 3.57m)
- Bedroom (3.41m x 2.47m)
- Passageway (2.58m x 1.65m)
- Bathroom (1.82m x 2.58m at widest point)
- Store/Workshop (10.31m x 3.02m)
- Polytunnel (6.00m x 4.00m approx.)
Wooden decking with bench to the front of the house. Entrance by south facing glazed panel door.
Access to Hallway and Bedroom 3. East facing window. Coat hooks. Shelf. Small electric storage heater. Tiled flooring.
East facing window. Dimplex storage heater. Laminate flooring.
L-shaped with hatch to partially floored loft. Built-in shelves. Dimplex storage heater. Laminate flooring.
Living / Dining Room
Bright multi-aspect room with south and west facing windows. West facing glazed door to a wooden veranda with stunning countryside views, which can also be accessed via a wooden staircase to the side of the property. Fireplace with decorative slate hearth and wooden mantel, currently blocked but easy to re-open. Built-in shelves. Two electric storage heaters. Laminate flooring.
Multi-aspect room with east and south facing windows, accessed from the living/dining room. Fitted kitchen with oven, grill and electric 4-ring hob. Sink, drainer and mixer tap. Fitted shelves. Beko fridge-freezer and Bosch dishwasher, both included in the sale. Plumbing and space for washing machine. Built-in pantry cupboard with shelves. Tiled flooring.
North facing window. Built-in wooden vanity unit. Fitted shelf. Electric storage heater. Laminate flooring.
L-shaped room with two north facing windows. Fitted desk and shelf. Small electric storage heater. Laminate flooring.
Large Cupboard Room
Currently used as office. Built-in desk and shelves. Ample power sockets. Laminate flooring.
White 3-piece bathroom suite comprising of WC, wash hand basin set into vanity unit with decorative tiled splashback, and bath with shower off tap. Heated towel rail. Tiled flooring.
Entrance by southwest facing glazed panel door.
Living Room / Kitchenette
Bright open plan, multi-aspect room with one southwest facing window and two northeast facing windows. Southwest facing skylight. Wooden staircase to bedroom, overlooking the living area. Sealed fireplace which could be reopened, with decorative tiled hearth. Wooden fitted kitchen with sink and drainer. Hot Point 4-ring gas hob. Sanyo microwave oven. Fitted shelves. Cup hooks. Ample power sockets. Plumbing and space for washing machine. Electric storage heater. Laminate flooring.
Accessed from wooden staircase in living room. Southwest facing skylight. Laminate flooring.
Ample sockets. Small electric storage heater. Laminate flooring.
Southwest facing glazed window. WC and wash hand basin set into a decorative wooden and tiled vanity unit. Bath enclosed by wood and decorative tiled splashback. Coat hooks. Heated towel rail. Decorative tiled flooring.
Punds and Roadside croft house are situated in a substantial 3.8 hectare site, enclosed by post and wire fencing, with an additional 6.5 hectare croft apportionment to the northeast. There is a 1 hectare tree park to the southwest, with dozens of well-established tree saplings. Throughout the 3.8 hectare site there are remnants of old croft outbuildings and traditional dry stone walls.
An area of land around the Punds house and Roadside croft house acts as a mature garden for the two buildings, enclosed by post and wire fencing and featuring lawns, plants and flowers. The site is accessed by a gate and cattle grid, and there is a driveway leading to Punds with parking for several vehicles.
Stone-built and corrugated roof with some clear panels allowing natural light. Workbench with ample power sockets. Raised wooden platform. Stone floor. Wooden decking to the front of the building with a picnic bench. Outside cold water tap with hose.
Large polytunnel with a variety of well-established plants.
Driving from Bixter, follow the road signs to Walls. Punds and Roadside are the first houses on the left hand side before you reach the village.
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.