For Sale by Owner
Eight Bedroom Detached Home & Guesthouse
in a true "escape to the edge" location
Shetland Isles ~ Scotland ~ United Kingdom


Lifestyle Opportunity
Arts & Crafts ~ Guesthouse ~ Outdoor pursuits ~ Retreat

Council Tax Band B 2019/20 £1055 inc water in & out

Subsidised ferries to mainland Shetland & Aberdeen

Resident Nurse Practitioner

Walled Garden & Greenhouse 21m2

Extensive Outbuildings
2 Garages ~ Workshop ~ Inspection pit

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
Owner's Accommodation:
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.

Guesthouse websites
Out Skerries    Rocklea Crofthouse

Out Skerries Weather    Old Property Schedule

Floor Plans
Ground Floor 2D    Ground Floor 3D

First Floor 2D    First Floor 3D

Offers in the region of £125,000 will be considered for the property as a
fully furnished home and guest accommodation as a going concern

Thank you for looking ~ Email willgardotcom@gmail.com
For Sale by Owner ~ No Agents Thankyou


Rocklea August 2019


Dining Room & Kitchen


Ground Floor pre 2015


Hall & Stairs


Landing, Bathroom & Bedroom 3


First Floor pre 2015


October 2016 exterior works in progress


Rocklea & Hillside Crofts September 2015


Rocklea pre 2015


Garden&Greenhouse pre 2015