2 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

I Virkie Cottages, Eastshore, Shetland, Shetland Islands, ZE3

Under Offer £180,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fantastic modern extension
  • Shoreside location
  • Stunning views
  • Separate studio

Full description

Great opportunity to acquire a completely renovated and extended two bedroom cottage together with a separate detached studio, all situated on a quiet side road in a lovely shore side situation overlooking the Pool of Virkie, with fine views southwards over the airport to Sumburgh Head.

A striking, cleverly designed, modern extension was added to the original semi-detached cottage in 2009, the resulting accommodation comprising a stunning kitchen / living / dining room with patio doors to an attractive decked area, a main sittingroom, bathroom and two double bedrooms, the master bedroom being accessed by a contemporary spiral staircase.

The studio provides a delightful self-contained living space separate to the main house, complete with its own kitchen area and shower room, ideal as an artist's studio or for guests. It is currently being used for limited Airbnb use. In addition to the studio there are two further sheds and a fenced garden area behind the house.

Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this property.

Accommodation
2 double bedrooms
living / dining room / kitchen
sittingroom
bathroom
separate studio with shower room & kitchenette
small garage / shed & greenhouse

General Information
1 Virkie Cottages is situated on a side road off the A970 Lerwick - Sumburgh road on the edge of the Pool of Virkie at the southern tip of Shetland approximately 23 miles from Lerwick, the location providing lovely views over the airport to Sumburgh Head in the distance.

Anenities in the immediate area include a local shop & post office in the nearby village of Toab, and a hotel at Sumburgh. Just further along the road from the house is the boating club and marina. About 2½ miles north of the house at Dunrossness is the area's primary school (secondary pupils go to Sandwick or Lerwick), Mainland's mini-supermarket & post office / filling station, and a small hardware store. The Lerwick - Sumburgh bus route runs along the main road within walking distance of the house meaning the town is easily accessible by car or by bus.

Nearby places of interest in the South Mainland area include Sumburgh Head where a huge variety of bird life can be seen, Jarlshof, Scatness Broch, Quendale Mill and slightly further afield, the RSPB reserve at Loch of Spiggie, and St Ninian's Isle at Bigton.

The original cottage was completely renovated and extended by the current owners in 2009, the extension which is to the rear, being particularly well-thought out, for example the window wall which faces south being cleverely angled to make the most of the views. More recently the separate Smithy was converted in 2017 into a self-contained studio complete with kitchen area and separate shower room, the space being ideal for artistic hobbies, extra accommodation to the main house / guest use. It is currently being let out on an occasional limited basis as Airbnb holiday accommodation.

The main house is double glazed throughout with hardwood double glazed windows, the west elevation to the extension benefiting from large windows either side of double patio doors which open out onto a sheltered fenced decking area.

The heating to the extension is underfloor supplied by the 'Heatrae Sadia Amptec' electric boiler housed in a cupboard off the kitchen (the cupboard also housing the 'Megaflo' water tank), the boiler also supllying radiators to the living room and bedroom 2 in the original property.


Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 September 2018

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Harper Macleod, Shetland

St. Olaf's Hall, Church Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0FD

01595 695583 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Harper Macleod, Shetland

St. Olaf's Hall, Church Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0FD

01595 695583 Local call rate

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