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Marvik, Garderhouse, Bixter

PriceOffers over £230,000
AddressMarvik, Garderhouse, Bixter, Shetland ZE2 9NH


Great four bedroom, detached family home set in a good-sized, well-established garden in an attractive rural location just five miles from the village of Bixter, enjoying fantastic views southwards along Garderhouse Voe and down the west coast of Shetland as far as Fitful Head in the distance. Lerwick approximately 23 miles.

The double glazed accommodation is arranged over two floors, the ground floor comprising a bright bay windowed living room, kitchen/diner, two double bedrooms (or one bedroom and 2nd reception room), a shower room, sun porch and utility area. Upstairs are two further double bedrooms, a box room/office, toilet and two substantial cupboards providing easily accessible storage.

The site includes ample parking, a substantial 9.5m x 6m garage/workshop with electric garage door, a very productive polytunnel and vegetable plot, greenhouse, peat shed and lawn/drying green to the rear.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, curtains and blinds, and light fittings.


The house which was built in the early 1970’s is fully double glazed and benefits from oil-fired central heating throughout supplied by a ‘Rhino’ boiler in a small boiler room behind the house, this being supplemented by electric underfloor heating in the shower room. All the radiators have been replaced and the insulation in the property extensively upgraded in recent times.

The property sits in a well-established site which is generally enclosed by a wooden fence, with established planting along the roadside providing privacy. A tarred driveway leading up to the house provides ample parking and access to the garage. In front of the house is a well-stocked fenced area with a mature planting around low maintenance graveled areas plus a further area to the side housing a productive polytunnel and vegetable plot. There is a cold water tap.

The substantial attached garage/workshop which measures approx. 9.5m x 6.1m (31′ x 20′), has a 3.5 metre wide ‘up and over’ roller shutter garage door with electric remote control, separate side door and two windows, a workbench, inspection pit, power and lighting plus a cold water tap outside. Further large peat shed behind the garage.

On the south side of the house by the sun porch is a sheltered brick-paved seating area surrounded by a high wooden fence, a detached greenhouse with pear and apple trees, roses and other established plants, a further seating area plus a secluded small area of lawn beyond again surrounded by established planting. Behind the house is a small boiler room housing the central heating boiler, and a rear lawn/drying green.

‘Marvik’ lies just five miles from the village of Bixter on the west side of Garderhouse Voe which the house overlooks. The nearest local amenities are situated in Bixter, these including a local shop/post office which also sells fuel, health centre, veterinary surgery and garage. About three miles north of Bixter is where the West Mainland’s Junior High School (primary and secondary schooling to year four) and leisure centre/swimming pool are situated, although there is also a second primary school at Skeld to the south.

To view, please telephone the sellers directly on 01595 860266 or 07784 468413.



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