The archipelago of SHETLAND has been named as one of the top 10 destinations in Europe and is the only UK county to feature at number 6 in the 2019 Lonely Planet list for international travellers this year.
Lonely Planet’s Highlights of Shetland
Rocklea is situated in an established walled garden in a true "escape to the edge" location on East Isle in the Out Skerries a group of small islands off the east coast of Shetland. The property is a detached house comprising the original croft house which was substantially rebuilt c1987 and extended to include a first floor. It is of mainly timber frame construction clad externally with rendered concrete block work and concrete tiled roofs. In addition there is a range of outbuildings along with the opportunity to acquire the tenancy/rental of the surrounding 9 acre registered crofts.
The 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 separate Drying room and staircase to first floor
Bedroom 1 dual aspect Master E & S with en-suite wc & whb
Bedroom 2 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
Fisrt Floor Guest Accommodation:
6 guest bedrooms with whb and a sea view
Bedroom 3 N Double
Bedroom 4 W adult Single
Bedrooms 5 & 6 W are King size rooms with fitted wardrobes
Bedroom 7 E is also King size with fitted wardrobes which has previously been used as a twin room.
Bedroom 8 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 kitchenette with Velux window, linen/store room, 4 piece bathroom, separate shower room and access to two separate boarded and insulated roof spaces.
The property has been operated as a Guesthouse for many years and enjoys repeat clients particularly from the bird watching community during the Spring & Autumn migrations. Rocklea offers an excellent opportunity to continue with the Guesthouse or perhaps a Retreat and anyone seeking outbuildings for Animals or Arts & Crafts will not be disappointed.
Out Skerries residents and visitors enjoy subsidised RORO ferry links to & from VIDLIN on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday (75 mins) to and from LERWICK city centre on a Wednesday (2 hours) plus Northlink Ferries from Lerwick to Kirkwall & Aberdeen.