Griesta, Aithsetter, Cunningsburgh, ZE2 9HG

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Council Tax:

Band E




• 4 double bedrooms • office / single bedroom 5 • living room • kitchen / dining room • bathroom & separate shower room • utility room • sun porch • detached garage


Enjoying magnificent panoramic sea views, 'Griesta' is a detached four / five bedroom family home set in a large garden in a convenient rural location for easy access to Lerwick just nine miles to the north.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors, the first floor comprising the main bedroom, an office or 5th bedroom, shower room plus a substantial 6.3m x 5.6m living room which thanks to its elevated position and a large window area to three sides is well placed to make the most of the views.

On the ground floor are three further double bedrooms, a bathroom, utility room and 7.6m long kitchen / dining room again enjoying a triple aspect. A west-facing sun porch provides a great place to sit in the afternoon and evening sun. Heating is by electric storage / panel heaters.

The site is mainly laid to lawn and there is a detached garage.

General Information

'Griesta' is conveniently situated within easy commuting distance of Lerwick just nine miles to the north, the house being situated on a side road off the Aithsetter loop road which runs through the village, about ½ mile from the junction with the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road north.

The village has its own primary school (older pupils go to Sandwick or Lerwick), a well-used community hall, a marina at Aithsvoe plus a farm shop & café by the main road junction. The village hosts Shetland's biggest agricultural show in August.

The property was completed in the late 1980's. It would now benefit from some updating which is reflected in the price however offers a spacious family home with the bonus of the good-sized garden and fantastic views.


A double glazed wood-lined sun porch provides the entrance to the property, the space facing west and therefore providing a great place to sit in the late afternoon and evening sun. Fitted units along one wall provide a bench to sit on and also storage space and shelving for plants etc. The floor is tiled and lighting is provided by a couple of wall lights.

The glazed inner door opens to a large hall with space for a small seating area by the stairs to the first floor. Heating is provided by a storage / convector heater. There are three downstairs double bedrooms to the left, all heated by a panel heater, bedroom 1 facing west, bedrooms 2 & 3 facing east and enjoying the fantastic view both having extensive built-in wardrobe and cupboard space. Bedroom 2 has laminate flooring.

To the right of the hall is a family bathroom with four piece suite including corner bath, the size of the room allowing for space for a separate shower (replacing the bidet) if required. Heating is provided by an electric towel rail. At the end of the hall is a large kitchen / dining room, a bright space thanks to windows to three sides, the floor-to-ceiling window to the dining area allowing the dining area to enjoy the fantastic sea view, a storage / convector heater providing heating. A breakfast bar separates the dining area from the fitted kitchen with plenty of cupboard & worktop space although replacement units would perhaps be desireable. Plumbing for a dishwasher.

Finally on the ground floor a large utility room has space for washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer etc., coat hooks plus a large built-in airing cupboard which houses the hot water tank and provides useful storage space.

The stair from the hall which is lit by a large Velux window over, leads up to the living room, a very generously proportioned space well-placed to enjoy the views, with lots of natural light thanks to Velux windows to either side, all with integral blinds, plus a large window facing south. Bench storage unit by the stairs and access to the eaves space.

The remaining accommodation on the first floor comprises a shower room with electric shower, the principal bedroom, a large room with Velux window with integral blind enjoying the view to the sea plus a second window to the gable wall enjoying a view up the east coast of Shetland to Lerwick and Bressay in the far distance, sliding mirror doors along one wall concealing a substantial built-in cupboard / wardrobe, plus an office or fifth bedroom (a single), again with Velux window with integral blind enjoying the sea view and access to the eaves.

On the Ground Floor:-

Kitchen / Dining Room

Approx. 7.65m x 3.9m


Approx. 2.7m x 2.4m

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.85m x 3.25m at widest points

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.2m x 2.95m plus wardrobes

Bedroom 3

Approx. 3.2m x 2.95m plus wardrobes

Utility Room

Approx. 3.65m x 2.4m including cupboard


Approx. 3.85m x 3.1m including stair

Sun Porch

Approx. 3.65m x 1.95m

On the First Floor:-

Living Room

Overall approx. 6.35m x 5.6m (floor area)

Bedroom 4

Approx. 4.3m x 3.55m + wardrobes (floor area)

Office / Bedroom 5

Approx. 2.85m x 2.3m (floor area)

Shower Room

Approx. 2.05m x 1.55m (floor area)


The property sits in a fenced site estimated to extend to around ⅓ acre or thereby, the house being surrounded by a lawn with established hedges around the perimeter. There is a chipped parking area for several cars and an external cold water tap. Detached garage measuring approximately 4.5m x 3.4m with 'up & over' garage door.

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.

Property Location

To get to 'Griesta' turn east to Aithsetter & Fladdabister from the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road on the north side of Cunningsburgh. Follow the road past the turning to Fladdabister and a group of houses and a large green shed on the left, and turn next left to Aithsetter by the bus stop. 'Griesta' is the second house on the right as the road turns around to the right and goes down the hill.

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