- Guest House
- Bedrooms: 8
- Bathrooms: 4
- Reception rooms: 4
- Property size: 290 sqm
- Land size: 9 Acres
Guesthouse, Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Pursuits, Retreat, etc
7/8 Bedroom Detached House c290m2
Council Tax Band B 2019/20 £1055 including water in & out
Subsidised ferries to mainland Shetland. Kirkwall & Aberdeen
Resident Nurse Practitioner
Two Shops & Post Office
Walled Garden & Greenhouse 21m2
Extensive Outbuildings - 2 garages, workshop, inspection pit, etc
Free Range Chickens
NB Vidlin is Out Skerries nearest mainland ferry terminal.
The archipelago of SHETLAND has been named as one of the top 10 destinations in Europe and is the only UK place to feature - at number six - in the 2019 Lonely Planet list for international travellers. See Lonely Planet's feature article "Adventures on the edge of Britain: highlights of Shetland"
Surrounded by a 9 acre registered croft in a private walled garden Rocklea Crofthouse lies in a true 'escape to the edge' location on Bruray in the Out Skerries a group of small islands off the east coast of mainland Shetland.
The largest islands are Bruray (East Isle), Housay (West Isle) and Grunay which is currently uninhabited. The islands of Bruray and Housay are connected by a bridge and each of the isles has a shop. The Ferry Terminal, Air Strip and School are on Bruray while Housay is home to the Post Office, Public Hall and Kirk all of which are within walking distance.
Rocklea is a detached two storey house comprising the original croft house which was substantially rebuilt and extended c 1987 to include a second floor. It is of mainly timber frame construction clad externally with rendered concrete blockwork and concrete tiled roofs.
In addition there is an extensive range of outbuildings along with the opportunity to acquire the tenancy/rental of the surrounding 9 acre registered croft by separate negotiation.
Rocklea's gross external floor area is estimated to be in the region of 290m2 over two floors:
GROUND FLOOR REAR: Glazed entry porch with built in cupboards, hall, private dining kitchen & guest dining room.
Utility room with Drying room off and staircase to first floor.
Bedroom 1 dual aspect Master E & S with en-suite wc & whb.
Bedroom 2 View E built in wardrobes currently used as a dressing room & office.
South facing lounge with sliding door to glazed sun lounge overlooking the walled garden.
Shower room with wc & whb.
Kitchen & Dining room views over Rocklea croft to West Isle.
FIRST FLOOR GUEST ACCOMMODATION: 6 guest bedrooms all with whb and a sea view.
Bedroom 3 View N Double
Bedroom 4 View W adult Single.
Bedrooms 5 & 6 View W are King size rooms with fitted wardrobes.
Bedroom 7 View E is also King size with fitted wardrobes which has previously been used as a twin room.
Bedroom 8 View E overlooks the pier and is currently used as a guest TV lounge but could revert to a Double or King size bedroom.
In addition there is a well equipped kitchenette with Velux window, linen/store room, 4 piece bathroom, separate shower room and access to two separate boarded and insulated roof spaces.
Rocklea has been operated as a Guesthouse for many years and enjoys repeat clients particularly from the bird watching community during the Spring & Autumn migrations. The property offers an excellent opportunity to continue with the Guesthouse, Retreat or Air BnB, anyone seeking outbuildings for animals or Arts & Crafts will not be disappointed.
Surrounded by a 9 acre registered croft in a private walled garden Rocklea Crofthouse lies in a true 'escape to the edge' location on Bruray in the Out Skerries a group of small islands off the east coast of mainland Shetland. The largest islands are Bruray (East Isle), Housay (West Isle) and Grunay which is currently uninhabited. The islands of Bruray and Housay are connected by a bridge and each of the isles has a shop. The Ferry Terminal, Air Strip and School are on Bruray while Housay is home to the Post Office, Public Hall and Kirk all of which are within walking distance.
OUT SKERRIES residents and visitors enjoy subsidised RORO ferry links to & from VIDLIN on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday (75 mins) and to and from LERWICK city centre on a Wednesday (2 hours+) PLUS Northlink Ferries from Lerwick to Kirkwall & Aberdeen.
The property was valued at £180,000 in 2009 however serious offers in the region of £125,000 will be considered for the property as a home with guest accommodation as a going concern.
On the whole 2020 bookings have been rolled over to 2021.
Council Tax & Water Services Property Band B 01/04/2021~31/03/2022 £1103.53
Guesthouse websites http://outskerries.com & http://www.rockleaok.co.uk
Private for sale website http://outskerries.com/forsale.html
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