Samfrae, Greenmow, Cunningsburgh, ZE2 9HG

Key Details

Reception Rooms:

1 + living / dining area + conservatory




2 + toilet

Energy Efficiency:

C (73)

Council Tax:

Band F




Open-plan living / dining room / kitchen, sittingroom, conservatory, master bedroom & en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms, shower room, separate toilet, store / general purpose room, utility room, boiler / drying room, office area, hall / landi


Stunning, well-presented detached property with a gross internal floor area of approx. 244 m² (exc. garage & store), set in a large, mainly walled garden with an extensive lock block parking area, in an elevated south / west facing position overlooking Aith Voe and the marina, and enjoying magnificent panoramic views to Mousa Isle and over the voe and Cunningsburgh generally. Lerwick just 10 miles to the north is an easy 15 minute drive.

The accommodation which is finished to a high standard with oak finishes throughout, comprises a very spacious open-plan living / dining room / kitchen, sittingroom, conservatory, double bedroom, toilet, utility room, hall & entrance porch on the ground floor, plus a galleried landing, master bedroom, en-suite bathroom, double bedroom & shower room on the first floor. There is also a useful store / general purpose room & boiler / drying room off the integral garage which has an electric door.

Oil-fired under-floor heating is provided throughout the house, supplemented by a multi-fuel stove in the sittingroom and a backup Air to Air heat pump.

Viewing is essential to fully appreciate the standard of accommodation provided by this property.

General Information

‘Samfrae’ is attractively situated in the Greenmow area of Cunningsburgh in an elevated position on the west side of Aith Voe above the marina. The location puts the house within easy commuting distance of Lerwick just 10 miles to the north.

In addition to the marina, the village of Cunningsburgh which is scattered over a fairly wide area, has its own primary school (older pupils go to Sandwick or Lerwick), a well-used community hall, and also hosts one of Shetland’s biggest agricultural shows in August.

Built for the current owners in 2007, the house is of timber frame construction clad externally with rendered blockwork. Finished to a very high standard it is fully double glazed and benefits from under-floor central heating to both the ground and first floors supplied by a boiler in a boiler room off the garage, a multi-fuel stove in the living room providing a cosy additional heat source. A ‘Panasonic’ Air-to-Air heat pump unit in the living / dining / kitchen area provides a quick alternative heat source when the main system is not generally required, in the summer months for example.

The light and airy feel of the spacious interior is enhanced by the use of light neutral colours and the same solid oak flooring throughout the majority of the house (the bathroom areas have tiled floors), the flooring matching the oak skirtings and door surrounds, the lovely ledge & brace solid oak internal doors with black iron fittings, and the staircase.

Lots of built-in storage space is provided throughout the house with large wardrobe spaces to all three bedrooms, a large cupboard on the landing plus a cupboard under the stairs and a substantial loft space over the garage.

A satellite dish is connected through to the main living room, open-plan living area and all three bedrooms, all these rooms also having a telephone point with further points in the conservatory and office space.

The lined and insulated integral garage has a large store room at the rear which with some rearrangement could potentially be converted into an additional bedroom if required, although this would be subject to any necessary consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.


On the Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

(Approx. 2.65m x 2.15m) (8’8 x 7’2”) Entry to the property is to the rear where a double-glazed hardwood door with side lights to either side opens to a large entrance area with inner door and sidelight to the hall and further doors to the utility room and garage. There is plenty of space for coats etc. and the tiled flooring extends into the utility room. Recessed ceiling spotlighting.

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.8m x 2.15m) (9’2” x 7’2”) Good-sized utility room with fitted units in a cream finish with wood block effect worktops including an inset sink and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer (appliances not included), south-facing window with pelmet blind & tiled floor.

Integral Garage

(Approx. 5m x 4.95m) (16’5” x 16’2”) The large integral garage has an ‘up & over’ garage door with electric remote control and double glazed side window. It is fully lined & insulated and has power & lighting. Two doors at the rear lead to a store and boiler room. A ceiling hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to substantial floored storage space in the loft which is lit by a Velux window

Store / General Purpose Room

(Approx. 3.55m x 2.9m) (11’8” x 9’8”) Presently used as a gym, this room which has a window to the south enjoying the view to Mousa, is again fully lined and insulated and has power and a T.V. point. It could potentially be used as a bedroom subject to any consents required. Wood effect laminate flooring.

Boiler / Drying Room

(Approx. 2.9m x 1.3m) (9’8” x 4’2”) Housing the central heating boiler this room provides a great drying space and is fitted with a clothes pulley. Tiled Floor.


(Approx. 2.85m x 2.75m) (9’4” x 9’) The door from the entrance area opens to the main where a door leads straight on to the main living area whilst a passage to the right continues to a toilet, open office area and a ground floor double bedroom. The office area (approx. 2.75m x 2.15m) (9’ x 7’) has plenty of light thanks to an east-facing window with venetian blind, power points and a telephone point. Recessed ceiling spotlighting.


(Approx. 2m x 1.6m at widest point) (6’7” x 5’2”) All of the bathrooms are attractively finished to a high standard with white ‘brick’ tiling to the walls up to a contrasting border tile, and white ‘period’ fittings, in this case a W.C. with high level cistern and wash hand basin. Recessed ceiling spotlighting, pelmet blind & tiled floor.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4m x 2.95m plus wardrobes) (13’ x 9’8”) The flooring in the hall continues into this good-sized, west-facing room which enjoys the superb view over the voe. Sliding mirrored doors open to reveal a large built-in walk-in wardrobe fitted with a hanging rail, shelving and a light.

Living / Dining Room / Kitchen

A door from the hall opens to this very light, sociable space, very much the hub of the house, which has living and dining areas and a large fitted kitchen. Three-quarter glazed double doors to each side lead to the conservatory and a separate sittingroom. An oak staircase with cupboard space below, leads to the first floor.

The living area (approx. 3.6m x 2.7m) (11’9” x 8’10”) faces west with a large window area to the three sides affording fantastic 180° views. The dining / hall area (overall approx. 7.8m x 4m) (25’8” x 13’) also has a window facing west and provides plenty of space for a large table & chairs, the same solid oak flooring being laid throughout both spaces and also extending into the sittingroom and conservatory, recessed ceiling spotlighting being installed throughout.

The spacious kitchen (approx. 4m x 4m) (13’2 x 13’) has ample fitted units, also in an oak finish, including an additional island breakfast bar unit with further cupboard space, a ‘Belfast’ sink flanked by a solid wood worktop / drainer, a ‘Rangemaster’ dual fuel range cooker housed in a tiled recess with concealed cooker hood and oak mantelshelf over, plumbing for a dishwasher (appliance included), corner carousel & wall mounted display shelf unit. Additional storage is provided by a built-in shelved pantry cupboard. The floor is tiled and recessed ceiling spotlighting is provided. The south-facing window enjoys the view to Mousa.


(Approx. 4.15m x 4m) (13’8” x 13’) Stunning double glazed conservatory with a vaulted ceiling and a large window area to three sides including double doors to the garden, again making the most of the fine views and the southerly aspect. Again the flooring is solid oak which ties in with the oak lined ceiling. Ceiling mounted fan and two pendant light fittings.


(Approx. 5.55m x 4.1m at widest points) (18’2” x 13’6”) Used as a snug in the winter this attractive dual-aspect room features an impressive brick chimney breast with solid oak feature inlay which houses a ‘Morso’ cast iron multi-fuel stove set on a slate hearth although the room also has underfloor heating. Solid oak flooring & recessed ceiling spotlighting.

On the First Floor


The oak staircase leads up to a galleried landing leading to two double bedrooms and a shower room. A large built-in cupboard with twin matching oak doors provides plenty of storage space with shelving at one end and the ‘Megaflo’ tank and upstairs heating controls at the other. Solid oak flooring & recessed ceiling spotlighting and.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.75m x 4m (floor area)) (15’8” x 13’1”) Substantial master bedroom with west-facing dormer window with pelmet & vertical blind. Again the flooring is solid oak and matching oak double doors lead to a huge walk-in wardrobe (approx. 4m x 2.05m (floor area)) (13’1” x 6’9”) with shelf and hanging space, solid oak flooring & light.

En-suite Bathroom

(Approx. 3.85m x 2.35m + shower (floor area)) (12’8” x 7’9”) Very spacious, full en-suite, fitted out to the same high standard as the downstairs toilet, again with white ‘brick’ tiling to a contrasting border tile. The white suite comprises a freestanding roll top bath tub, W.C. and twin wash hand basins set in a fitted vanity / cupboard unit. There is also a large walk-in shower enclosure with mains pressure ‘rainfall’ shower, separate hand held shower fitting & glazed shower screen. Tiled floor, recessed ceiling spotlighting, shaver point & Velux window.

Shower Room

(Approx. 3.5m x 2.4m at widest point (floor area)) (11’6” x 8’) Large shower room matching the bathroom, with walk-in shower enclosure again with mains pressure ‘rainfall’ shower and separate hand held fitting, a wash hand basin with large wall mirror over, and W.C. with high level cistern. Tiled floor, recessed ceiling spotlighting & Velux window.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.65m x 3m (floor area)) (15’4” x 9’9”) Third double bedroom, also west-facing, with a large built-in wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors, a fitted oak bookcase, and solid oak flooring.


The site, which is estimated to extend to around 0.27 acres or thereby and is generally enclosed by a stone dyke, includes a substantial lock-block, paved parking area which leads up to the garage and the front door.

From here gates either side lead to the main garden area which lies mainly to the west side of the house where there is a substantial mature lawn.

A lock-block path continues right around the house linking up with a lock-block paved seating / barbecue area to the south west corner of the house, a gravel drying green, and a further paved area, again lock blocked, outside the conservatory.

External cold water tap.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band F. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on the Shetland Islands Council website.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: C (73)

Property Location

To reach the property take the Gord road eastwards from the main road through Cunningsburgh at the north end of the village opposite the former North Bridge Garage. Follow the road right to the end and turn left following signs for the marina and caravan park. Turn next right to Greenmow; ‘Samfrae’ is on the left at the top of road down to the marina / caravan park.

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Again thank you for your assistance so far, I couldn’t have asked for better giving the country wide situation so I’m very grateful for works done so far and the speed at which it has happened.

Russell Smith

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