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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Spiggie House, Scousburgh, Shetland ZE2 9JE

Under Offer £266,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 bedroomed main accommodation with one bedroom annex used for tourist accommodation
  • 4 acres of land including a beach
  • Range of outbuildings
  • Stunning views

Full description

Great opportunity to acquire a modernised, traditional Shetland farmhouse which includes a one bedroom ground floor annex currently used as self-catering tourist accommodation but which could suit use by a dependent relative, or be used to create a larger family home, set in a beautiful scenic location enjoying glorious views over the Loch of Spiggie RSPB Reserve.

The property is set in around 4 acres in total including 2 acres immediately surrounding the house with a range of outbuildings including a garage, workshop, byre, hen house and various stores, plus a further field by the Peerie Voe just to the north of the house which includes a beach, the location for this year's South Mainland Up Helly Aa galley burning.

The main part of the house currently provides three bedroom accommodation for the owners, the one bedroom annex providing a useful source of income, its location being particularly suited to tourist use given the wide range of visitor attractions in the general South Mainland area. The manageable area of land and the outbuildings are run as a non-croft smallholding and are therefore ideally suited to anyone looking for a house with land for keeping animals, poultry etc.

General Information:
'Spiggie House' is situated in a particularly scenic area of the South Mainland of Shetland, approximately 22 miles from Lerwick, mid-way between Sandwick to the north and Sumburgh to the south.

The house overlooks the Loch of Spiggie RSPB Reserve, a large shallow loch where a wide variety of bird life can be seen, and which also has good trout fishing. The beautiful sandy beach at Scousburgh Sands is a short stroll from the house and there are numerous other places of interest in the general area including St Ninian's Isle and its famous sand tombolo, Sumburgh Head and its recently opened visitor's centre, the Old Scatness Broch, Jarlshof, Quendale Mill and the Croft House Museum, whilst slightly further afield at Sandwick, is the island of Mousa and its internationally important broch. All of which makes this a great location for holiday accommodation especially as there is a small hotel on the opposite side of the loch from the house, and the airport at Sumburgh, about 8 miles or so to the south, is easily accessible for air transport to mainland Scotland.

Local amenities in the area can be found at nearby Dunrossness where there is a mini-supermarket / post office which also sells fuel, and the area's primary school (older children go to Sandwick about 11 miles to the north, or Lerwick).

'Spiggie House' is a detached, two storey stone-built farmhouse with additional single storey extensions to the rear. It is presently used as three bedroom main accommodation plus a one bedroom self-catering annex which currently provides Scottish Tourist Board 3 star self-catering accommodation providing a useful source of income. The annex is however integral to the house and only sub-divided by use therefore it could simply be used as additional accommodation to the main area if required creating a good-sized family home. Alternatively it could provide a suite of rooms for a dependent relative, especially as this accommodation is all on the ground floor.

The property is fully double glazed and heated by electric storage / panel heaters supplemented by a solid-fuel room heater to the main house living room. There are two hot water tanks, one for the main accommodation, the other for the self-catering accommodation.

The house is being sold with all the furniture and contents in the self-catering accommodation included allowing the purchaser to continue its use as tourist accommodation if required. This will also include the website where further information about this side of the property can be found.

Main accommodation comprising living room with dining area off, kitchen, three bedrooms, shower room, toilet & utility room plus self-catering accommodation comprising a living room with box bedroom off, kitchen & bathroom. Range of outbuildings.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
17 March 2016

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