The Taing, Bridge End, Burra, Shetland, ZE2 9LE

Offers Over
A Closing Date has been set for 5:00pm, WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY 2019



Property Details


Kitchen, Sitting Room, Bathroom and two Double Bedrooms.


Early entry is available once conveyancing formalities permit.

Home Report Not required.

Highly recommended. Please contact Seller on 01595 696969 to arrange a viewing.


  • Sea Views

This two bedroom bungalow is situated in a secluded and picturesque voe of West Burra just a stones through to the shoreline and with stunning sea views.

Refurbishment and repair is required to the dwellinghouse. Planning Permission (ref 2019/064/PPP) has been obtained to include an extension to the rear of the property encompassing the existing stone built outbuildings.

Burra is linked to the mainland by two bridges affording a rural lifestyle with the amenities of Scalloway and Lerwick no more than 20 minutes away.

This property presents an ideal opportunity for those looking for a project and county living.

General Information

  • Mains water.
  • The sea outfall and septic tank installed in the sewer system has SEPA consent. Permission has been granted for a replacement septic tank to meet modern standards.
  • For the avoidance of doubt, the property is being sold in its present condition and no warranties are to be given.
  • Home Report not required.
  • Planning Permission granted in principle (ref 2019/064/PPP). However, all queries should be made to the Planning Shetland Island Council

Room Specification

Accommodation Information

This property requires extensive renovation and has Planning Permission in principle (“PPP”) (ref. 2019/064/PPP).
In its current condition the dwellinghouse has hot and cold water, working toilet, electricity supply, heating and an open fire.
Some of the works that PPP provides for are as follows:-
• Extension to existing dwelling using existing derelict stone buildings at rear
• Wood cladding of exterior to existing dwelling
• Reroof existing dwelling and stone built houses with Decra style roofing
• Fit UPVC windows and doors to existing dwelling
• Replace Conservatory
• Remove two chimneys
• Upgrade existing sewer tank to a more modern equivalent
• Erect a large boat shed in the south west corner of the site
As this is at the PPP stage there are many options available to a new owner.

Dimensions: 2.42m x 1.18m

Entrance to the property is via a glass paned door situated at the rear of the dwellinghouse. The Vestibule contains the electric box.

Dimensions: 3.00m x 4.26m

The Kitchen has two windows one of which has stunning sea views. Contains fitted cabinets, stainless steel sink with hot and cold water taps, hot water tank and heater.

Double Bedroom 2
Dimensions: 3.07m x 3.00m

This Double Bedroom has a window with sea views overlooking the headland. Contains a heater and corner sink.

Dimensions: 3.47m x 1.21m

There is an opening from the Vestibule to the Hallway that provides access to the rooms below and also the loft.

Sitting Room
Dimensions: 6.17m; 2.58m x 4.13m; 2.86m

The Sitting Room has three windows and is situated at the south west corner for the dwellinghouse. It overlooks the beach and voe to the west and the headland and sea to the south. Contains an open fire place with flagstone hearth.

Double Bedroom 1
Dimensions: 3.60m x 4.20m

Across from the Sitting Room is this spacious Double Bedroom with a window overlooking the shoreline. A door leads to a walk-in Dressing Room (2.40m x 1.66m) that has a window facing north and contains a built-in wardrobe (d 0.50m), shaving socket and sink.

Dimensions: 2.43m x 1.90m

The Bathroom has a window overlooking the rear garden and contains a cupboard with shelving, bath, sink, toilet and heater.


Extensive grassed garden grounds extending to 0.65 acres. PPP to erect a large Boat Shed in the south west corner of the property.


From Lerwick travel to Scalloway. At the bottom of the Scalloway Scord at the head of the voe turn left onto the B9074 (signed posted East Voe / Trondra / Burra). This dual carriageway continues through Trondra and onto Burra. Once on Burra there is a junction at the top of an incline. Turn left here (sign posted Papil / Houss / Bridge End). This road turns into a single track road with passing places. Travel along for some distance until you get to the war memorial. Continue along the road to the left. Again, carry on along this road until the road splits into two. Take the left hand road. This will take you down a hill and along the shoreline to the property.

Places of Interest

  • Beautiful coastal walks.
  • Bridge End Outdoor Centre
  • Neolithic remains include Burnt Mound
  • Sea caves
  • Sandy beaches of Meal and Banna Minn
  • Burra History Group meets in Duncansclett, a traditional thatched cottage
  • Historically a fishing village, Hamnavoe is a short drive away with its Primary School and Nursery, shop, post office and marina
  • Further afield is the village of Scalloway with restaurants, school and nurseries, indoor swimming pool and Scalloway Museum


The agents for the Seller have prepared these particulars and whilst they are believed to be correct, no guarantee can be given. All measurements are approximate and taken at the widest point. Some photographs are taken with a 10mm – 20mm wide angle lens.

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