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Detached two bedroom house on sale for LESS than £100k – but visitors will have to visit by ferry

A DETACHED two bedroom house could be yours for LESS than 100k - but friends and family will have to visit by taking a ferry.

The Ferncliff house, on sale for £95,000, is situated in Gutcher, at the north end of the island of Yell - the second-largest Shetland Island.

It’s idyllic rural location means it has outstanding views towards the Loch of Gutcher and Bluemull Sound. 

Built in 1824, the property still retains many original features such as high ceilings and large reception areas. 

The property benefits from oil-fired central heating, and there are radiators in all rooms of the house.

On the ground floor viewers will find a living room, the kitchen, a shower room and a utility room/storage room.

Upstairs is home to the two bedrooms, as well as a wide landing area suitable for a study area.

Despite its rural setting, within a 5 mile range, there is a café, shop, community hall and Cullivoe Primary School. 

Meanwhile a secondary school is located in Mid Yell which is 8.5 miles away.

Shetland, or the Shetland Islands, is an archipelago around 170km north of the Scottish mainland.

It is made up of about 300 islands and skerries (tiny rocky islets), with 16 of them inhabited.

The largest island is known as The Mainland and in its north are the North Isles of Yell, Fetlar and Unst, which is Britain’s northernmost island.

According to the 2019 census, the population is 22,920.

Because Shetland is so far north (its latitude is the same as Norway, Sweden and Finland), it experiences extremes of daylight hours.

So at the peak of summer, islanders can enjoy almost 19 hours of sunshine a day while in the depths of winter they see fewer than six hours of daylight.

Shetland's climate is generally unsettled, with showery and comparatively cool summers –  even in July and August, the average high is around 14.5C.

If conditions are clear during the winter darkness, residents and tourists get the occasional spectacular treat of the Northern Lights, or the "Mirrie Dancers" illuminating the sky.

You can arrange to view the property here.

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