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 page.

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 accommodation, but now also available to general needs. Further information on housing provided by Shetland Island Council can be found here.