Cliffcrest, Noss, Scousburgh, ZE2 9JE

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

E (52)

Council Tax:

Band C




• 3 bedrooms • living room • breakfasting kitchen & dining area off • bathroom • utility room, store & box room


Three bedroom, detached house in an attractive rural location in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately 22 miles from Lerwick.

The property which sits in a good-sized garden, enjoys open views over the surrounding countryside to the front and rear, the outlook to the front looking over to the Loch of Spiggie in the distance.

In addition to three bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor, the double glazed accommodation also includes a dual-aspect living room, breakfasting kitchen with dining area off, a bathroom, utility room, storeroom & box room.

Central heating is provided by an oil-fired range in the kitchen.

Elements of the property require modernisation which is reflected in the price.

General Information

'Cliffcrest' is attractively situated on the west side of Spiggie Loch in the South Mainland of Shetland, approximately 22 miles from Lerwick.

The house enjoys a fine view over open countryside towards the loch to the front, whilst the rugged coastline of the west coast of Shetland is a short distance to the rear.

Spiggie Beach is close by at the head of the loch as is Spiggie Hotel which is on the other side of the loch.

Local amenities in the area can be found nearby at Dunrossness where there is a mini-supermarket & post office (with fuel) and a primary school. There is another shop at Bigton, a doctor's surgery at Levenwick, and a swimming pool at Sandwick to the north.

Sumburgh airport to the south is within easy reach.

The property was built in 1972. Windows are generally double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired 'Stanley' range in the kitchen supplemented by electric under-floor heating in the bathroom.


On the Ground Floor:-

Vestibule / Hall

The property has ramped access to the hardwood double glazed front door which opens to a vestibule with inner door to the hall with kitchen to the left, living room to the right, and a bathroom and bedroom to the rear.  Built-in cupboard space under the stairs & radiator.

Living Room

(Approx. 4.75m x 4.25m) (15'7" x 14')  Dual aspect room, the east-facing window looking out over the open countryside in front of the house and across to Spiggie Loch.  Centre & wall lighting controlled by two dimmer switches, & radiator.

Breakfasting Kitchen

(Approx. 4.75m x 3.1m extending to 3.75m at widest point) (15'7" x 10'3" / 12'4") Good-sized kitchen with wide window to the front of the house again enjoying the view over to Spiggie Loch, and fitted units including a breakfast bar, integral oven & hob with concealed cooker hood over plus plumbing for a dishwasher, space for a fridge (appliances available separately), and inset sink. Oil-fired 'Stanley' range with built-in shelved cupboard to one side. Note one of the ovens to the range is not working. No warranty will be given.

Dining Room

(Approx. 2.75m x 2.55m) (9' x 8'4")  To the rear of the kitchen, accessible by an archway, is the dining room with window to the rear of the house, fitted worktop & radiator.

Side Lobby

With door to the kitchen a utility room and store, and side entrance door.


(Approx. 3.3m x 2.55m at widest points) (10'10" x 8'4") Requires finishing.

Utility Room

('L'-shaped space approx. 2.85m x 2.5m at widest points) (9'5" x 8'3") With fitted units including a sink and plumbing for a washing machine although some finishing required. Off the utility room is a further room which was intended to be fitted out as a toilet. Some plumbing connections are in-situ but the work was never finished.

Back off the main hall the remaining ground floor accommodation comprises:-


(Approx. 2.7m x 2.1m at widest points) (9' x 7') With three piece suite and separate shower enclosure with electric shower. Tiled floor with under floor heating, ladder style heated towel rail / radiator & wall-mounted fan heater.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.35m x 3.1m) (11' x 10'2") Small double with window to the rear of the house enjoying an open aspect to the west.

On the First Floor:-


The stair from the hall leads up to a landing with doors to two bedrooms and a box room. Velux window.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.65m x 3.25m (floor area)) (12' x 10'8") North-facing double room. Radiator.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.65m x 3.05m (floor area)) (12'10" x 10')  South-facing room with small built-in wardrobe & radiator.

Box Room

(Approx. 2.4m x 1.85m (floor area)) (8' x 6'2") With Velux window, built-in cupboard housing the hot water tank, and access to the eaves space.


The site comprises a driveway and fenced lawn to the front plus a large lawn / drying green to the rear which is enclosed by a stone dyke. The site also includes the extra parking layby outside the fence and the additional grassed area to the left of the driveway where the septic tank is situated.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. 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: E (52)

Property Location

To reach the house drive to the Spiggie Hotel at Scousburgh and continue down the hill and around the north and west sides of Spiggie Loch, turning right at the junction to Noss approximately halfway round the Loch. 'Cliffcrest' is the first house on the left after the second agricultural shed. There is alternative access from the south via the Quendale road from Mainland's store at Dunrossness. Follow signs for Spiggie

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