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Property details

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 reception room


  • Freehold
  • Private garden
  • Single garage
  • Central heating
  • Double glazing

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Three bedroom, semi-detached house with a garage, at Baltasound on Unst, Britain's most northerly inhabited island.

Originally built as accommodation for the former RAF base at Saxa Vord, the property forms part of a residential estate within easy reach of an excellent range of amenities including a school, leisure centre with swimming pool, and several local shops.

In addition to three double bedrooms, the double glazed accommodation also includes a generously proportioned living / dining room with uPVC double glazed conservatory off, a good-sized kitchen, bathroom and separate toilet, plus a handy box / utility room. Fenced garden area plus single garage conveniently situated next to the house.

The island of Unst which has stunning scenery, lots of interesting bird and wildlife, numerous places of interest and beautiful beaches, is connected to mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service which runs via the neighbouring Island of Yell.

General Information
58 Setters Hill forms part of a residential estate originally built as accommodation for the former RAF base at Saxa Vord on the island of Unst, Britain's most northerly inhabited island.

The estate is situated at Baltasound in the middle of the island, on the east side overlooking the voe of Balta Sound. Being the main population centre, Baltasound has an excellent range of local amenities which far exceed what might usually be expected for an island of this size in such a remote location, these including a school, superb leisure centre / swimming pool, several local shops (one with fuel), a post office, garage, hotel & marina.

Unst is connected to mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day from Belmont at the south end of the island (approximately eight miles) via the neighbouring island of Yell (approximately 10 minute crossing to Yell; approximately 20 minutes crossing from Yell to mainland Shetland).

Unst has many places of interest in particular Hermaness Nature Reserve, Keen of Hamar Reserve, fine beaches at Norwick, Skaw & Westing, Muckle Flugga, Muness Castle and the Unst Boat Haven & Heritage Centre.

Shetland is linked to mainland Scotland by an overnight ferry service from Aberdeen operated by Northlink Ferries (). Loganair operate direct flights from Sumburgh at the very southern tip of Shetland to Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow (). Islanders are currently entitled to discounted air fares under the Air Discount Scheme.

58 Setters Hill Estate is fully double glazed with uPVC windows and doors. Heating is by electric storage heaters. The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings, along with the freestanding white goods. The furniture is also included in the sale.


On the Ground Floor:-

With uPVC double glazed front door and inner doors to a toilet and the hall.

(Approx. 1.5m x 1.4m) (5' x 4'8") With WC & corner wash hand basin. Vinyl flooring.

Carpeted hall with doors to the living / dining room, the kitchen and a box / utility room, and stair to the first floor. Storage heater.

Box / Utility Room
(Approx. 2.1m x 1.45m) (7' x 4'8") Useful space with worktop with plumbing below for a washing machine (appliance included), space for coats etc. And general storage.

Living / Dining Room
(Approx. 7.8m x 3.2m) (25'6" x 10'6") Very spacious carpeted room with window area to the front and rear, the rear door and window looking out into the conservatory. Two storage heaters and wall-mounted electric fire, & satellite TV connection. Doors to the hall & kitchen.

(Approx. 2.5m x 1.5m) (8'3" x 5') uPVC double glazed conservatory with panel heater, tiled floor and door to the garden.

(Approx. 3.05m x 2.9m) (10' x 9'7") Situated to the rear of the house with ample fitted units including an integral double oven, hob with cooker hood over, and 1&½ bowl sink. Freestanding fridge / freezer included. Vinyl flooring & storage heater.

On the First Floor:-

The carpeted stair from the hall which is lit by a window to the half-landing, leads up to a landing with two built-in cupboards, one a shelved linen cupboard, the second larger cupboard housing the hot water tank and having a hatch to the loft space. Doors to three carpeted bedrooms all heated by a storage heater, and the bathroom.

Bedroom 1
(Approx. 3.65m x 2.9m at widest point) (12' x 9'7") Double room to the rear with built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2
(Approx. 4.3m x 2.65m) (14'2" x 8'9") Second double, again to the rear.

Bedroom 3
(Approx. 3.45m x 3.25m) (11'4" x 10'9") Main double bedroom situated to the front of the house and therefore south-facing. Built-in wardrobe.

(Approx. 2.05m x 2m) (6'8" x 6'7") With WC, wash hand basin and bath with electric shower over. Wall-mounted fan heater. The bathroom would benefit from refurbishment which is reflected in the price.

The garden is mainly to the side of the house where there is a fenced lawn / drying green, the additional garden area, also grassed, between the garden and the end-terraced single garage (with power) which is conveniently situated right next to the house, also forming part of the site.

There is public parking outside the house.

Council Tax
Understood to currently be Band A. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:

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Local Amenities

  • Baltasound Airport 2.6 miles
  • Belmont (Unst Shetland) Ferry Terminal 6.6 miles
  • Baltasound Junior High School 0.7 miles
  • Cullivoe Primary School 6.5 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Baltasound Airport 2.6 miles
  • Belmont (Unst Shetland) Ferry Terminal 6.6 miles
  • Baltasound Junior High School 0.7 miles
  • Cullivoe Primary School 6.5 miles

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Sold prices provided by Land Registry
22nd Oct 2019 £62,000 First listed
7th May 2013 £25,000 Last sold

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