Heatherknowe, Mossbank, ZE2 9RB

Key Details

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Energy Efficiency:


Council Tax:

Band E




Living room, kitchen / dining room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, utility room, rear porch / sun room, integral garage.


Set in an elevated position on the upper side of the village of Mossbank in the North Mainland of Shetland, this spacious detached family home enjoys stunning sea views to the east over the islands of Samphrey & Linga and beyond to Lunna Ness, Yell and out to sea and the Skerries in the distance.

Built in the mid-1980's the house provides double glazed accommodation all on the one level benefiting from oil-fired central heating supplemented by a working open fire in the living room. In addition to four bedrooms, three doubles and a single, all with built-in wardrobes, the accommodation also includes a modern kitchen / dining room with integral appliances and breakfast bar, a bathroom, separate shower room plus a utility area which leads through to an integral garage with electric garage door. Externally there are garden areas to the front and rear including a sizeable west-facing timber deck outside the rear porch / sun room.

The house is conveniently situated just across the road from the local primary school and ideally located for easy access to Brae / Sullom Voe. Lerwick (27 miles) is also within commuting distance

General Information

The village of Mossbank is situated in the North Mainland area of Shetland approximately 8 miles north of Brae and 28 miles north of Lerwick. 'Heatherknowe' is situated right in the centre of the village by the local primary school and playpark, the village also having a local shop & post office about a mile from the house on the road to Brae / Sullom Voe.

Further amenities are however available in Brae, the main population centre in the North Mainland area, where there is a High School (school transport is provided), swimming pool & leisure centre, health centre & supermarket. Buses run from Mossbank to Lerwick several times a day including a morning and evening commuter service.

The house was built in the mid-1980's. Windows are double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler in the garage which also houses the 'Megaflo' water tank. There is a satellite dish with connections to the living room, kitchen and main bedroom.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, & light fittings.



Entry to the house is via a wood-lined vestibule with tiled floor, from where an inner door opens to the hall.


Finished with wood laminate flooring and a pine clad ceiling, the hall has doors to the living room, a lobby leading to a single bedroom or office and the rear porch, the shower room and kitchen, plus a further carpeted passage to the main bathroom and three double bedrooms. Continued:-

Hall continued:- A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to a substantial amount of storage space in the loft which is floored down the centre the full length of the house. Telephone point & two radiators.

Living Room

(Approx. 5.7m x 4.4m at widest points) (18'9" x 14'6") Good-sized carpeted room with a large window with vertical blinds and curtains enjoying the superb elevated view. A part wood / part stone clad fireplace surround houses a working open fire with shelf space for a TV etc. to one side, although there is also a central heating radiator. Wall lighting.


With built-in cloak cupboard, radiator and doors to bedroom 1 and the rear porch.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.1m x 2m) (10'2" x 6'6") Carpeted single bedroom presently used as an office, with built-in wardrobe and internal window to the rear porch.

Rear Porch / Sun Room

(Approx. 5.25m x 1.4m) (17'2" x 4'7") Large double glazed space facing west with pine clad ceiling, tiled floor & radiator. Doors leading to the utility room & back garden.

Utility Room

(Approx. 3.35m x 2m) (11' x 6'6") With fitted worktops, sink unit plus plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer (appliances not included). Tiled floor & door to the garage.

Integral Garage

(Approx. 5.7m x 3.4m at widest points) (18'8" x 11'2") Lined garage with electric 'up & over' garage door, power & lighting.

Back off the hall the remaining accommodation comprises:-

Shower Room

(Approx. 2m x 1.6m) (6'6" x 5'2") Tiled shower room with shower enclosure, WC & wash hand basin set on fitted vanity / cupboard unit with further cabinet with integral spotlighting over. Pine clad ceiling with recessed spotlighting, wood laminate flooring & radiator.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 5.8m x 3.4m) (19' x 11'2") Generously proportioned room with two windows to the front of the house enjoying the fine view. There is plenty of space for a table and chairs, the dining area being separated from the modern kitchen which was re-fitted about three years ago, by a breakfast bar. The cream coloured units are set off by wood effect worktops and include an integral oven, microwave and induction hob with stainless steel cooker hood over, plus a concealed full length larder fridge, separate full length larder freezer, and dishwasher. Also inset 1&½ bowl sink, corner carousels & display cabinet. Tile effect laminate flooring.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.4m x 3m) (11'2" x 9'10") Double room to the front of the house with large built-in wardrobe, fitted carpet & radiator.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.2m x 3m) (10'6" x 9'10") Another double, this time rear-facing and with wood laminate flooring. Large built-in wardrobe & radiator.


(Approx. 3.2m x 1.75m) (10'6" x 5'8") Family bathroom with three piece suite, attractively finished with pine 'V'-lining around the appliances and to the fitted cupboard space below the sink which has a large mirror over. Recessed ceiling spotlighting & radiator.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.2m x 2.95m) (10'6" x 9'8") Master bedroom situated to the rear of the house, with extensive built-in wardrobe space along one wall with mirrored doors. Wood laminate flooring.


Enclosed garden areas to the front and rear, the front garden comprising a lawn and path to the front door, the back garden having a lawn / drying green with rotary clothes dryer plus a substantial west-facing timber deck outside the sun room. Garden shed.

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: D(62)

Property Location

'Heatherknowe' is situated approximately one mile in from the Mossbank junction with the road to the North Isles ferry. After a group of four modern houses on the right there is a white painted house, 'Norwood', on the left-hand side of the road. The access track to 'Heatherknowe' is between 'Norwood' and the next property 'The Old Manse'. 'Heatherknowe' is at the top of the track on the right.

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