Detached 2-bedroomed chalet with uninterrupted sea views. Excellent opportunity for self-catering accommodation in the remote and picturesque north mainland of Shetland. The chalet would make an ideal base for exploring the variety of popular rural walks in the area. Westview benefits from high-speed fibre broadband despite its secluded location, and so would make an idyllic retreat for a writer or artist seeking to work in the remote and inspiring countryside setting. The property has a multi-fuel stove and a large south-west facing garden to enjoy the evening sun. Westview requires some general maintenance, which is reflected in the asking price.
- TypeBungalow For Sale
- PriceOffers Over £40,000
- ViewingTelephone 01950 460847
- EntryEarly entry available.
- Council TaxCurrently Band A
- Energy Efficiency RatingD (63)
Westview is located in the small settlement of Lochend in Northmavine, a peninsula on the northernmost part of the Shetland mainland. The area is renowned for its dramatic and beautiful scenery and this property is a short drive or cycle from a variety of stunning walking destinations; Fethaland, Uyea, Lang Ayre and Ronas Hill – Shetland’s highest summit – to name but a few. Northmavine is also home to popular tourist spot Eshaness Lighthouse, with spectacular costal views. There is an abundance of activities in the area for anyone wishing to spend time outdoors in a wild and rural location, and a variety of excellent local shops nearby. Northmavine is teeming with wildlife and would make a great base for birdwatchers or those looking to see orcas and otters.
Westview is a 15-minute drive from Ollaberry, a thriving village community where local amenities include a primary school, a well-stocked shop with fuel pumps and Post Office, and a garage. There is also a popular village hall which hosts a variety of community events throughout the year. Further amenities can be found in nearby Brae, which include: a health centre with a dental suite; care centre; two hotels; a community hall; youth club; fish and chip shop; Chinese take-away; hairdresser; and public house. There is also a high school with nursery, primary and secondary departments; a small boat marina and boating club; garage with shop and fuel pumps; a supermarket; and a Builder’s merchants.
South and west facing with uninterrupted sea views, the property benefits from sunlight throughout the day and early evening. As mentioned above, perhaps surprisingly, Westview receives high speed fibre broadband with download speeds of up to 200mbps. There is also phone signal available at the chalet. This allows for effective homeworking if required.
The property requires some minor work and a freshen up, which is reflected in the asking price. Please note that due to its construction, Westview is not suitable for a mortgage.
The sale of the property includes all fixtures, fittings, and white goods. Furniture may also be included by negotiation.
Electricity - Mains
Water - Mains
Drainage – Private septic tank
Telephone – Connected, BT
Broadband – Connected, BT High-speed Fibre
Heating – Multi-fuel stove; electric storage and panel heaters
- Open Plan Living Room (3.67m x 2.56m)
- Open Plan Kitchen (3.01m x 1.56m)
- Hallway (2.86m x 0.89m)
- Shower Room (1.74m x 1.74m)
- Bedroom 1 (2.71m x 2.60m)
- Bedroom 2 (2.96m x 2.00m)
- Store (2.13m x 1.94m)
Entrance by uPVC double glazed front door.
Open Plan Living Room & Kitchen
Two west-facing windows with attractive countryside views, and two north facing windows in the kitchen/hallway. The focal point of the chalet is the multi-fuel stove with brick surround and metal hearth. Compact yet practical fitted kitchen with ample units and worktop. Sink and drainer. Beko electric oven and grill with 4-ring hob. Fridgemaster under-counter fridge freezer. Cabinet housing consumer units. Electric storage heater. Laminate flooring.
Situated directly off the main living area. There is no window, but it may be possible to install an internal window allowing in natural sunlight from the open plan living room and kitchen. Any prospective buyer should make their own enquiries. Laminate flooring.
South facing window with stunning sea views. Electric panel heater. Laminate flooring.
Three-piece shower suite comprising of WC, wash hand basic and electric shower with corner enclosure and wet wall. Laminate flooring.
Externally accessed. East facing window. Power and lighting.
Westview is set in a good-sized south and west facing site, partially undefined and partially enclosed by post and wire fencing. There is a driveway with parking for multiple vehicles at the front of the property. There is a landscaped front garden bordered by wooden fencing, with a variety of mature plants and shrubs. There is a chipped path, and two wooden steps with handrail lead to a small decked area at the front door. There is plenty of room to erect a larger decking to enjoy the views in the evening sun. Gates give access to the rest of the garden, which is grassland. The septic tank serving the property is on the west side, where there is a hatch giving access to underneath the chalet.
Follow the signs for North Roe, passing the bridge at Collafirth Pier, and proceed up the hill. Turn right at the junction for Lochend and Skea. Follow the road and take junction on the right, just before the sign to Skea. Follow this road and take the first left up the hill. Drive by a detached stone-built croft house on the right-hand side, and on to a track leading towards an agricultural shed. Follow this track up the hill to Westview, on the left.
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.