4 Vatna Gaet, Skellister, South Nesting, ZE2 9PP

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

C (72)

Council Tax:

Band E




Living room, kitchen / dining room, master bedroom & en-suite shower room, two double bedrooms, single bedroom, bathroom, utility room, hall & vestibule. Integral garage.


Spacious, four bedroom detached house with an integral garage, overlooking the Loch of Benston at South Nesting approximately 14 miles north of Lerwick. Situated within easy commuting distance of both Lerwick and Brae / Sullom Voe, the house is also conveniently situated within a mile of the local shop & school.

Built in 20014 as part of an attractive, low density development of just six houses, this NHBC registered property offers highly insulated, 'walk-into' accommodation presented in excellent order throughout and benefiting from oil-fired under-floor central heating.

In addition to four bedrooms including an en-suite master, the attractively decorated accommodation also includes a well-proportioned living room, large kitchen / dining room with integral appliances, a bathroom and utility room.

Externally there is ample tarred parking and a large fenced garden.

Viewing highly recommended.

General Information

Overlooking the Loch of Benston, 'Vatna Gaet' is a small, recently completed, low density development of six 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad houses at Skellister in the South Nesting area of Shetland about 14 miles north of Lerwick, placing the town within easy commuting distance, as is Brae / Sullom Voe to the north.

There is a primary school and local shop / post office (which also sells fuel) in the area, both of which are within a mile of the house, and a village hall.

Completed in 2014 the house benefits from the security of NHBC registration and provides highly insulated, double glazed, single storey accommodation benefiting from oil-fired under-floor central heating throughout supplied by a 'Worcester' boiler in the garage. The house also has a heat recovery / ventilation system.

There are combined TV / telephone points in the living room and kitchen, and TV points in all the bedrooms.

The property is being sold with all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, blinds and light fittings included, except where noted.



Carpeted vestibule with doors to the garage & utility room, and half-glazed inner door to the hall. Note the existing light fitting will be replaced by a pendant fitting prior to sale.


(Approx. 6m x 3.45m) (19'" x 11'3") Lined integral garage with plenty of space for appliances such as a freezer etc., 'up & over' garage door with electric remote control, double glazed window, power & lighting.

Utility Room

(Approx. 3.55m x 1.75m) (11'9" x 5'8") Good-sized utility room with long run of fitted units along one wall with inset sink and integral washing machine. Hanging rail for coats etc. & wood effect vinyl flooring.


Being wider than average, the 'L'-shaped hall enhances the spacious feel of the house, with borrowed light from glazed doors and additional glazed side panels to the kitchen & living room. Four built-in cupboards provide lots of handy storage space, two being shelved, another housing the 'Albion Ultrasteel' water tank. A hatch with full-down ladder provides easy access to further floored storage space in the loft.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 5.3m x 4.75m at widest point) (17'5" x 15'7") Lovely bright room benefiting from a dual-aspect including two windows facing south, plus a third window facing west and enjoying the view over the loch, all the windows having blinds. There is plenty of space for a large table & chairs, plus a breakfast bar to the very contemporary, charcoal grey doored fitted units which are set off by wood-block effect worktops tying in with the wood effect vinyl flooring. Range of integral appliances including an oven & hob with concealed cooker hood over, plus a built-in dishwasher & fridge / freezer, inset 1½ bowl sink, two corner carousels & wine rack.

Living Room

(Approx. 4.7m x 4.6m) (15'4" x 15') Well-proportioned, carpeted room with a large window making the most of the fine view of the loch.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.4m x 3m) (11'1" x 9'10") Carpeted master bedroom, also facing west and enjoying the view, with ample storage space provided by a large built-in wardrobe with sliding mirror doors, fitted shelving & hanging rail, plus a separate shelved cupboard. Door to:-

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 2.2m x 1.8m) (7'2" x 6') Comprising a white WC and wash hand basin plus extra wide wet-wall lined shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Window bind & wood effect vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.15m x 2.85m) (10'3" x 9'4") Double bedroom facing east with open aspect, fitted carpet & built-in double wardrobe with sliding mirror doors, shelf & hanging rail.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 2.85m x 2.5m) (9'4" x 8'3") Single room also enjoying an open aspect to the east, again with built-in wardrobe as bedroom 2. Fitted carpet.


(Approx. 2.85m x 2.4m) (9'4" x 8') Family bathroom comprising a white three piece suite plus a separate, wet-wall lined shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. The WC & wash hand basin are set in a run of fitted units which provide lots of handy shelf and storage space with mirror and light over the wash hand basin. Wood effect vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.4m x 2.85m) (11'3" x 9'4") Guest double bedroom with south-facing window with blind, and fitted carpet.


The large site provides ample tarred parking space with gates either side leading to the mainly grassed garden area which is enclosed by a sturdy wooden fence. Rotary clothes dryer.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band E. 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 (72)

Property Location

To reach the house take the South Nesting (B90175) road from the main road north. Drive to the local shop and turn right to Benston and the South Nesting school. The 'Vatna Gaet' houses are on the left hand side of the road about a mile from the shop. Turn into the development and turn immediately left; 'No. 4' is the red house on the right.

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