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Westland, Swinister, Sandwick

PriceOffers over £230,000
AddressWestland, Swinister, Sandwick, Shetland ZE2 9HH

Set in a delightful garden full of established trees and shrubs, ‘Westland’ is a distinctive four bedroom detached property enjoying fine open views over the surrounding countryside to the sea in the distance.

Conveniently situated midway between Lerwick (just 13 miles) and Sumburgh, the property is situated in an area enjoying a wide range of amenities including a shop, Junior High School and even a public swimming pool, all within reasonable walking distance.

The attractively laid out triple-glazed accommodation comprises a 25′ living/dining room with access to a south-facing veranda, kitchen, family bathroom and two bedrooms on the ground floor. Two generously proportioned double bedrooms, the main bedroom having a covered balcony, and a shower room are upstairs. Externally there is an integral store and several garden sheds.

The adjoining property (‘Vatnabrekk‘) is also for sale offering the possibility of acquiring two properties, one to live in, the other providing rental accommodation or space for a dependent relative.


The property was built in the mid 1990’s of ‘Scandinavian’ style timber frame/timber clad construction. Windows are triple glazed and central heating is provided by electric storage/panel heaters supplemented by a cosy solid-fuel stove in the living/dining room.

All carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the curtains and blinds will be included in the sale along with all the white goods. Some of the furniture and other contents may be available separately which would be of interest to anyone considering the property as rental accommodation.


Entry to the property is via a covered porch area and a double glazed front door which opens to a carpeted hall attractively finished like the rest of the house with pine panelled internal doors, skirtings and door surrounds. On the left is the utility room which leads through to the kitchen, and the varnished pine staircase to the first floor which has a handy built-in cloak cupboard with fitted light below. Ahead a glazed door leads to the living/dining room whilst to the right are two downstairs bedrooms and a family bathroom.

The living/dining room is a particularly bright, very generously-proportioned space with plenty of natural light provided by the two large windows and a glazed door to the south which look out over the garden and open countryside beyond, the door opening up to a partly covered verandah, additional light being provided by two windows to the dining area. There is ample space for large living and dining areas, with wood laminate flooring throughout. A solid-fuel ‘Morso’ cast iron stove set on a tiled hearth with decorative tiled surround creates an attractive focal point although there is also one of the latest ‘Dimplex Quantum’ storage/convector heaters. Two chandelier style pendant lights provide artificial light.

An archway from the living area leads through to the kitchen which enjoys a dual aspect with windows to the east and south. An alcove provides space for a small table and chairs, and fitted pine doored units include an inset 1½ bowl ceramic sink and cooker hood, the freestanding cooker and fridge/freezer being included in the sale. Again the flooring is wood laminate. Off the kitchen is the utility room which leads back through to the hall, this space having a fitted worktop with space below for a washing machine and tumble dryer (appliances also included), whilst a built-in shelved airing cupboard houses the hot water tank.

Back off the hall the two carpeted bedrooms, a west-facing double and a single room bedroom accessed by a sliding pocket door facing north, which could alternatively be used as a home office. The large family bathroom comprises a white three piece suite and is heated by electric towel rail. Shaver point and vinyl flooring.

The stair to the first floor which is lit by a Velux window over, leads up to a carpeted landing with two handy built-in cupboards providing additional storage space. On the left is a very spacious main bedroom with wood laminate flooring and two windows enjoying the view south and a glazed door which opens to a covered balcony which provides a great place to sit in the sun and enjoy the views. Next is a shower room with wet-wall lined enclosure with electric shower and glazed screen/door plus a white WC and wash hand basin. Again heating is provided with electric towel rail and there is a shaver point and vinyl flooring. Finally the second upstairs bedroom, another very large carpeted double, has two windows to the gable wall facing north plus a further Velux.


The property sits in a good-sized, very well established site with an abundance of mature trees, shrubs and planting which makes it a particularly private space especially in the summer months. A large gravelled area provides plenty of parking outside of the front door and the integral external store (approx. 2.4m x 2.2m (7’10” x 7’3″)) which has power and lighting and provides lots of useful storage, space for garden tools being provided by a further garden shed with lean-to potting shed to the side, and a second smaller mower shed.

The chipped area extends along the east side of the house where there is a drying area, and to the rear providing a secluded seating area enclosed by a low stone dyke outside the deck to the living/dining room, and beyond is an area of lawn completely surrounded by mature trees and planting.


Please telephone the sellers directly on 01950 431685, or contact the Agent’s reception.


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