Housing In Fetlar

Fetlar has an eclectic mix of housing, ranging from large lairds houses to small two-room crofters cottages. Recently, property in Fetlar has attracted a lot of interest from potential buyers. Most recent market activity has been for smaller two or three bedroom properties, although a few larger properties do sometimes become available.


Access a wide variety of resources from the Shetland Islands Council Housing Options Guide Contents page.

Properties For Sale

Any properties currently for sale on the island are listed on this page, for you convenience, with links to agents and vendors. Please do check back regularly as some houses have only been listed for a few days before being sold !

Properties for rent and Social Housing

The only social housing - and virtually the only rented property on the island - is owned by the council which has a small estate dating from the mid 1970's. It consists of seven three-bedroom houses, some of which are now privately owned. There are also two, two bedroom and six one-bedroom properties, originally let as sheltered accomodation, but now also available to general needs.

Information on Social housing currently available on Fetlar can be found here. Further information on housing provided on the SIC website at: http://www.shetland.gov.uk/housing/

New Build

For anyone envisaging a new-build, plots are available on the island, some of which already have outline planning permission. Please contact the Development Worker for further information. One newbuild has recently been completed(September 2012) and 2 more are currently awaiting builders to start.

Renovation Projects

There are also some houses on the island suitable for renovation. The photos below show the "before" and "after" of a very successful renovation and sumpathetic extension at Mioness

House at Mioness - before Zoom imageHouse at Mioness - before House at Mioness - after renovation and extension Zoom imageHouse at Mioness - after renovation and extension

Property For Sale In Fetlar

Property For Sale
St Sunniva Skete

St Sunniva Skete for sale. More Information