Gaetveien, Vidlin, Shetland, ZE2 9QD

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CLOSING DATE - Thursday, 12th October 2023 at 12 noon

Circa 1978


Property Details


Vestibule, Living Room, combined Kitchen and Dining Area, Utility Room, Bathroom, Shower Room, four Double Bedrooms and small Boot Room.


By arrangement.

Home Report Available - EPC Rating D(63)

Highly recommended. Please contact Seller on 07854825272 or 07792736607 to arrange a viewing.


  • Central Heating
  • Garage
  • Gardens
  • Smoke Detector
  • Broadband Available
  • Double Glazing
  • Sea Views
  • Car Parking
  • Mains Electrcity

A superb opportunity to purchase this detached, four-bedroom bungalow with integral double garage within spacious, well maintained garden grounds. It is situated within a rural area on the east coast of Shetland with sea views.

The property would benefit from modernisation, painting and decorating but this is reflected in the asking Price.

It is close to the two ferry terminals providing access to the Islands of Whalsay and Out Skerries, together with the village of Vidlin with its local shop, primary school and marina. The larger township of Brae is approximately 13 minutes’ drive away (approx. 10 miles) and provides local amenities including a Co-op, fuel stop with local shop and garage, DIY and agricultural shop, tools and machinery hire shop, restaurants, take-aways, school and leisure centre.

This Property within its rural location presents an ideal opportunity for a first-time buyer, a growing family or those requiring one level accommodation.

General Information 

  • Heating by way of oil-fired boiler serving wet radiators.
  • Mains water and septic tank drainage.
  • Carpets throughout unless otherwise stated.
  • Double glazed windows throughout unless otherwise stated.

Room Specification

Dimensions: 2.93m x 1.47m

The Vestibule is access via four concrete steps leading from the pathway running along the front of the dwellinghouse. Situated on the west side it has glass windows providing croft and sea views. Contains one radiator, “v” lining and linoleum flooring.

Dimensions: 1.70m; 7.93m x 5.38m; 1.37m

An internal glass window provides access to the good size “L” shaped Hallway with a Boot Room at the end leading to the integral Garage. Contains two double sockets, two radiators, smoke alarm and loft access. There is also a small Alcove (0.95m x 0.65m) containing a double socket and the telephone point, together with four Cupboards (0.63m x 1.28m; 0.63m x 1.23m; 0.63m x 1.20m; 0.90m x 0.62m) providing ample storage for linen, coats and the usual household items.

Living Room
Dimensions: 5.47m x 3.78m

Immediately to the left after entering from the Vestibule is the spacious Living Room with panoramic windows facing west overlooking the established garden and sea views and a further window in the north gable. Contains four double sockets, two radiators and “V” lined ceiling.

Combined Kitchen & Dining Area
Dimensions: 5.48m; 2.47m x 6.77m; 4.40m

Further along the Hallway, the large “L” shaped combined Kitchen and Dining Area has windows facing north and east. Contains fitted cabinets, worktops, breakfast bar, tiled splashback, stainless steel sink, freestanding Zanussi electric oven with gas hob on raised tiled hearth, Zanussi fridge under worktop, two single sockets, five double sockets, two radiators and linoleum flooring in Kitchen. There are two Cupboards (0.62m x 0.79m; 1.95m x 0.84.) with shelving and the larger of the two contains the hot water tank and a single socket.

Utility Room
Dimensions: 2.92m x 2.39m

A door leads from the Dining Area into the Utility Room that has a window facing north. Contains fitted cabinets, worktops, stainless steel sink, Zanussi washing machine, chest freezer, two double sockets, radiator, drying pulley and linoleum flooring.

Dimensions: 0.95m; 1.98m x 3.90m; 3.14m

Opposite the front door is the Bathroom, with a patterned window to the east. Contains a three-piece suite (bath, sink and toilet), radiator, ceramic and mirror tiles, “V” lined ceiling and linoleum flooring.

Shower Room
Dimensions: 2.07m x 3.90m

The Shower Room also has a window facing east and contains a four-piece suite (shower cubicle (0.76m x 0.72m), sink within vanity, toilet and bidet), radiator, extractor fan, ceramic and mirror tiles, “V” lined ceiling and linoleum flooring.

Double Bedroom 1
Dimensions: 3.28m x 3.90m

This Double Bedroom has a window facing west and overlooking the front garden. Contains two double sockets, radiator and built-in wardrobe (0.50m x 1.94m) and laminate flooring.

Double Bedroom 2
Dimensions: 3.38m x 3.90m

Also with a window overlooking the front garden, this Double Bedroom contains two double sockets, a telephone point, radiator and built-in wardrobe (0.50m x 1.85m).

Double Bedroom 3
Dimensions: 2.95m x 3.90m

Situated with a window facing east, this Double Bedroom contains two double sockets, radiator, fitted shelving and built-in wardrobe (1.70m x 0.48m).

Double Bedroom 4
Dimensions: 2.56m x 3.90m

Along the Hallway is a further Double Bedroom with a window facing east and contains two double sockets, telephone point, radiator and built-in wardrobe (0.69m x 2.30m).

Boot Room
Dimensions: 1.87m x 1.37m

At the end of the Hallway there is a door leading to a Boot Room providing internal access to the integral Garage. Contains coat hooks and linoleum flooring.


The Property is bounded by post and wire and timber slat fences. It abuts the single track public road and provides for ample off-road parking on the gravelled parking area that leads to the integral double Garage (4.70m x 9.61m) situated on the south gable end of the dwellinghouse and contains work benches, electric up and over door (with remote), sink, power sockets, boiler unit, fuse box, electric meter, concrete slab flooring and an external door leading to the garden via concrete steps. There is an outside water tap located to the right of the up and over door.

The well-maintained garden grounds are divided into sections by timber fences mainly comprising of mature bushes and grassed areas. The front garden also has established flower beds and is accessed from the parking area by a wrought iron gate at the north gable end. A timber gate at the south gable end leads to another area providing access to the secluded compost area and the large, timber Shed.

The septic tank is located outwith the boundaries. The usual servitude rights are in place.


From Lerwick travel north on the A970. Just before Voe turn right onto the B9071. Carry on along this single-track road. Further along from the Laxo ferry terminal junction on the right and the Cabin Museum on the left Gaetveien abuts the public road on the right.

Places of Interest

  • Laxo Ferry Terminal with crossing regularly to the Island of Whalsay.
  • Vidlin Ferry Terminal (with public toilets) providing services to Out Skerries.
  • Cabin Museum
  • Vidlin has a well-stocked shop, Primary School and Marina
  • Brae is a 10-minute drive away with Junior High and Primary Schools, grocery shops, fuel and places to eat.


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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