Fairhaven, Exnaboe, Virkie, ZE3 9JS

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (65)

Council Tax:

Band C




Living room, kitchen / dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large box room & utility room, & intgral garage


Enjoying spectacular views southwards over the Pool of Virkie and beyond across the airport to Sumburgh Head and out to sea, 'Fairhaven' is an extensively refurbished property offering very contemporary three bedroom family accommodation in 'walk-into' condition. Lerwick 24 miles.

Benefiting from oil-fired central heating the well-presented accommodation comprises a bright living room with a wide window making the most of the fine view, a spacious kitchen / dining room, bathroom with bath and separate shower, two bedrooms and a utility room on the ground floor, plus a large galleried landing with study / play area, a generously proportioned master bedroom and en-suite bathroom, again with bath and separate shower, and a substantial box room upstairs.

Externally there is a good-sized garden area, ample parking and an integral garage.

Viewing highly recommended.

General Information

'Fairhaven' is situated in a rural location at the southern tip of Shetland, approximately 24 miles south of Lerwick. The property is close to the village of Toab where there is a local shop & post office whilst Dunrossness a few miles to the north has a mini-supermarket / post office and also fuel, and the area's primary school, secondary pupils going to Sandwick or Lerwick. There is a boating club and marina close by the house at the Pool of Virkie, and nearby Sumburgh Airport provides links to mainland Scotland.

There are many places of interest in the surrounding area, including Sumburgh, Jarlshof, Old Scatness Broch, Quendale Mill, Loch of Spiggie Reserve, and slightly further afield St Ninian's Isle at Bigton.

The property has been completely refurbished internally by the current owner the work including insulation, re-wiring plus a re-arrangement of the original layout and complete redecoration throughout resulting in a particularly light and airy contemporary feel to the interior. Central heating is provided throughout the house by an oil-fired boiler situated in the garage.

There are TV points in the living room (also a telephone point), kitchen and all three bedrooms as well as the large upstairs box room.

The fixed floor coverings, curtains and light fittings are included in the sale along with the wall mounted TV in the kitchen. Some of the contents may be available by separate negotiation.


On the Ground Floor:-


With glazed door to the living room, further doors to two bedrooms, and wood effect vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 5.15m x 2.95m) (16'10" x 9'9") Large carpeted double bedroom with a wide picture window to the front of the house enjoying the fine view.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.45m x 3.1m) (11'4" x 10'3") Second double bedroom, again carpeted, with window facing east.

Living Room

(Approx. 5.5m x 4.25m at widest points) (18'2" x 14') Attractive space with lots of natural light thanks to a large picture window again enjoying the view south. Heating is provided by two radiators or a contemporary style freestanding electric flame effect fire set in a boxed surround. Lighting is provided by a feature centre light fitting and two matching wall lights. Fitted carpet. From here glazed double doors open to the kitchen / dining room and a carpeted stair leads to the first floor.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 6m x 3.1m at widest points) (19'8" x 10'3") Spacious room with two windows to the rear of the house and slate tile effect vinyl flooring. There is space for a table & chairs at one end plus a modern fitted kitchen with extensive units with slate effect worktops providing ample cupboard & worktop space. Integral electric oven and gas hob with cooker hood over, concealed integral dishwasher, 1½ bowl sink & tiled splashbacks. Recessed ceiling spotlighting supplemented by additional worktop lighting. To the right is a lobby leading to the bathroom, to the left is the utility room and beyond that the integral garage.


Lobby with two useful built-in store cupboards, slate tile effect vinyl flooring & door to:-


(Approx. 2.5m x 1.95m) (8'4" x 6'6") Tiled bathroom with white three piece suite including bath with tap / shower fitting over, plus separate tiled shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Mirror & light / shaver fitting over the wash hand basin, recessed ceiling spot lighting, tiled floor heated towel rail / radiator.

Utility Room

(Overall approx. 2.9m x 1.95m inc. cupboard) (9'6" x 6'6") With plumbing for a washing machine (appliance included), space for coats etc., slate tile effect vinyl flooring & single glazed back door. Built-in cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. Door to:-

Integral Garage

(Approx. 5m x 2.9m at widest points) (16'6" x 9'6") With 'up & over' garage door, side window, sink unit, separate cold water tap, power & lighting, and central heating boiler.

On the First Floor:-


The carpeted stair from the living room leads up to a large galleried landing which is carpeted throughout and lit by an east-facing window. To the side of the stairs there is space for a play / study area with a conveniently positioned double power point. Lighting is provided by a series of wall lights and a door provides access to storage space in the eaves, further storage space being available in the loft space.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.8m x 4.75m at widest points (floor area)) (15'10" x 15'7") Generously proportioned, carpeted master bedroom, again having lots of natural light thanks to the large window to the south which again enjoys the spectacular view. Sliding mirror doors conceal a built-in wardrobe and lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlighting supplemented by two wall lights either side of the bed space. Hatches to either side of the window provide access to storage space in the eaves.

En-suite Bathroom

(Approx. 3.7m x 2.35m at widest points (floor area)) (12' x 7'9") Large well-appointed en-suite complete with both a double ended bath with recess to one side for towels etc. and a separate wet-wall lined extra-wide shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. White WC and wash hand basin inset in counter top with built-in cupboard space below and wall mirror / light over. Electric heated towel rail / radiator and separate central heating radiator, slate tile effect vinyl flooring & recessed ceiling spotlighting.

Box Room

(Approx. 6.5m x 2.4m (floor area)) (21'4" x 7'10") Long room providing masses of easily accessible storage space, or perhaps could be used as a hobby room. South-facing window, fitted carpet, recessed ceiling spotlighting and ample power points.


The property sits in a good-sized site with parking area for three cars and a large lawn which wraps around the house, the back garden / drying green being fenced off from the remainder of the garden with gates to either side of the house.

A large cellar with power & lighting provides access to the remaining under floor area of the house.

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: D (65)

Property Location

Approaching from the north on the main road to the airport, turn left to Exnaboe at the foot of Ward Hill on the approach to the airport. Follow the road right to the junction at the end and turn right, turning immediately left again on to a private chipped road leading to 'Fairhaven', the second house in on the left.

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Thanks again for your brilliant service with both my property sales over the past years. Your experience in Shetland is much noted with local people.

Selling my house whilst living in Edinburgh was a daunting prospect but I should not have worried. The communications between both parties was easy and the sale of my property went through without any hitches.

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