Church for sale in Hillswick, Shetland

Church for sale in Hillswick, Shetland

Former church for sale in Hillswick on the island of Shetland

B-listed church in the small village of Hillswick, in the Northmavine peninsula of the mainland of Shetland, 35 miles from Lerwick

Substantial detached church with wonderful open outlooks over Shetland’s natural landscape, located in the small village of Hillswick, in the Northmavine peninsula of the mainland of Shetland.

The village is served by the A970 main road which runs the length of the Shetland mainland from south to north.


The gross internal floor area is 286 sq.m (3078 sq.ft) and comprises:

Sanctuary, lobby/entrance areas and toilet to the ground floor.

Gallery to the first floor.



The church is situated in a small plot, with grounds to all sides.


The church benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage.


The subjects are B-Listed and could be used, without the necessity of obtaining change of use consent, as a crèche, day nursery, day centre, educational establishment, museum, art gallery or public library. It also has potential for a variety of other uses, such as a theatre, cinema or entertainment venue, hospitality and restaurant, retail space or community resource subject to obtaining appropriate consents. Conversion to residential accommodation might also be possible, again subject to the usual consents.

Local Area

Hillswick is a mainly residential village, however it does feature an hotel/guesthouse, which is adjacent to the church, a shop and art gallery. There is also a primary school nearby. The village of Brae, situated approximately 11 miles away, provides a six-year secondary school, leisure centre and various retail and catering establishments, including Frankie’s which is the UK's most northerly fish and chip shop. Lerwick, Shetland’s capital, is located around 35 miles away and is the hub of a busy cultural and social life. It provides a wide range of leisure and retail facilities. Lerwick is the commercial and industrial centre of the islands.
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