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




Bound Skerry Lighthouse from Skerries Ferry Filla © 2021 Rocklea



Long Ayre & Bound Skerry Lighthouse © 2021 Rocklea



Gulls on the Edge © 2021 Rocklea



Gate to Hillside Croft & View North © 2021 Rocklea



Track to Bruray Hill & View of Northern Isles © 2021 Rocklea



Out Skerries sea bridge from Bruray to Housay © 2021 Rocklea



Greenhouse ~ view over Rocklea Croft, Bod Voe & Housay © 2021 Rocklea



Lifestyle Opportunity
AirBnB ~ Arts & Crafts ~ Guesthouse ~ Retreat

Council Tax Property Band B 01/04/2021~31/03/2022 £1103.53
Property £938.26 Water Services £165.27

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 place to feature - at number six - in the 2019 Lonely Planet list for international travellers this summer ~ Lonely Planet Highlights of Shetland

Surrounded by a 9 acre registered croft and situated in a private walled garden Rocklea Crofthouse lies in a true 'escape to the edge' location on Bruray in the Out Skerries a group of small islands off the east coast of mainland Shetland. The largest islands are Bruray (East Isle), Housay (West Isle) and Grunay which is currently uninhabited.

The islands of Bruray and Housay are connected by a bridge and each of the isles has a shop. The Ferry Terminal, Air Strip and School are on Bruray while Housay is home to the Post Office, Community Hall and Kirk all of which are within walking distance.

Rocklea Crofthouse is a detached two storey house comprising the original croft house which was substantially rebuilt and extended c 1987 to include a second floor. It is of mainly timber frame construction clad externally with rendered concrete blockwork and concrete tiled roofs. There is a range of outbuildings together with the opportunity to acquire the tenancy/transfer of the surrounding 9 acre registered crofts of Hillside and Rocklea by separate negotiation with the current crofter.

Rocklea's 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

First Floor Guest Accommodation:
6 bedrooms with whb and 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, King or Twin bedroom.

In addition there is a kitchenette with Velux window, linen/store room, 4 piece bathroom, separate shower room and access to 2 separate boarded and insulated roof spaces.

Rocklea has been operated as a Guesthouse for many years and enjoys repeat clients particularly from the bird watching community during the Spring & Autumn migrations.

The property offers an excellent opportunity to continue with Air BnB, Guesthouse or Retreat; 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 (1hr.15) and to LERWICK city centre on a Wednesday (2hrs.15) plus Northlink Ferries from Lerwick to Kirkwall & Aberdeen.

For Sale by Owner ~ Under Offer

Exterior photo's © 2021 Rocklea


Rocklea & Hillside Crofts © 2021 Rocklea


Dining Room & Kitchen


Hall & Stairs


Landing & Bathroom


Bedroom 3 Double


View to Northern Isles from Bedroom 3


October 2016 exterior works in progress


Rocklea pre 2015


Garden & Greenhouse pre 2015


From Hillside Croft to West Elevation