Kalfordhame, Sandness, ZE2 9PL

Key Details

Reception Rooms:

1/2 + sun room





Energy Efficiency:

D (67)

Council Tax:

Band E




• 3 / 4 double bedrooms • 1 / 2 reception rooms & separate sun room • Kitchen / dining room • 2 bathrooms • utility room, integral garage & workshop / store


Very spacious, detached house enjoying a southerly aspect to the front and fine views over open countryside to the sea and the island of Papa Stour to the rear, in the village of Sandness, an attractive rural location on the far west coast of Shetland approximately 32 miles from Lerwick.

The property provides very comfortable, generously proportioned accommodation all on the one level benefiting from central heating provided by an oil-fired boiler.

Extensive living space is provided by two substantial reception rooms, one of which could be used as a fourth bedroom, plus a separate sun room. The kitchen has space for a table and chairs and an oil-fired Aga, the remaining accommodation comprising three large double bedrooms, a family bathroom and en-suite both with a bath and separate shower, and electric under-floor heating.

Sandness has its own primary school, further amenities including several local shops and the area's Junior High School & leisure centre can be found at Walls, Bixter or Aith

General Information

'Kalfordhame' is situated in the picturesque village of Sandness which lies on the coast on the far west side of Shetland (the sunny side of Shetland), opposite the island of Papa Stour. The village has a local hall and primary school and is also home to Jamieson's Woolen Mill whilst there is a fine beach at Melby and historic water mills at Huxter.

Walls approximately 7 miles to the south has further amenities including a local shop / post office with fuel, another primary school, swimming pool for private hire, and a health centre, further amenities can also be found at Bixter about 12 miles back towards Lerwick where there is another shop, again with fuel, another health centre, vet's surgery & garage, whilst the area's Junior High School and leisure centre / swimming pool are situated at Aith just three miles north of Bixter.

Built c.2004 the property is of timber frame construction clad externally by rendered concrete blockwork, below a concrete tiled roof. The house has double glazed uPVC windows and doors and central heating is provided by a Worcester Green Star oil-fired boiler situated in the workshop / store off the garage, supplemented by electric under floor heating to the bathroom and en-suite, the boiler also supplying the pressurised hot water cylinder which has a back-up electric immersion.

The house has been used to provide B&B accommodation in the past.


Entrance Vestibule

The property has a ramped access which leads to a front door opening to a vestibule with space for coats etc. and glazed inner door to the hall.


The carpeted hall is generously proportioned increasing the spacious feel of the house, the immediate entrance area having doors to the kitchen, two reception rooms, a double bedroom and the family bathroom, a wide passageway with large built-in shelved airing cupboard houses the 'Megaflo' water tank, continuing to the remaining two bedrooms to the right. Telephone point.


(Approx. 5.6m x 4.4m) (18'4" x 14'6") Glazed double doors from the hall open to the good-sized, south-facing, carpeted sittingroom which has a wide triple window to the front of the house and glazed double doors to the sun room.

Sun Room

(Approx. 4.4m x 3m) (14'6" x 9'9") Lovely bright space with large window area to the south and east. Fitted carpet.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 5.45m x 3.6m) (17'10" x 11'10") On the other side of the hall from the sittingroom is the spacious kitchen, again south-facing, with dining area to the front and country style fitted kitchen to the rear, the units incorporating an integral double oven and gas hob with cooker hood over, plus an inset sink with mantle shelf over and glazed cabinets to either side, corner carousels and plumbing for a dishwasher (appliance available by separate negotiation). Additional storage is provided by a separate island unit with solid woodblock worktop, whilst the oil-fired 'AGA' range provides additional cooking facilities. Tiled floor and door to the integral garage.

Dining Room / Bedroom 4

(Approx. 4.65m x 3.6m) (15'4" x 11'10") North-facing room with a wide window enjoying the view over the countryside behind the house across to Papa Stour in the distance. Fitted carpet.


(Approx. 2.7m x 2.7m) (8'10" x 8'10") Large, tiled, family bathroom with white three piece suite plus tiled shower enclosure. Tiled floor with electric under-floor heating.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.3m x 3.3m) (14'2" x 10'9")

North-facing carpeted double bedroom with built-in double wardrobe.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.3m x 4.45m at widest point) (14'2" x 14'8") Master bedroom, also north-facing and carpeted, with built-in shelved cupboard and door to a tiled en-suite bathroom (approx. 2.6m x 1.75m) (8'6" x 5'8") comprising a white three piece suite plus a separate shower enclosure. Vinyl flooring. The large freestanding wardrobe is available by separate negotiation.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.8m x 3.75m) (12'6" x 12'3") East-facing double room with two built-in wardrobes and fitted carpet.

Back off the kitchen the remaining accommodation comprises:-

Integral Garage

(Overall approx. 7m x 6.95m at widest points) (23' x 20'10") The door from the kitchen open to a substantial integral double garage with twin 'up & over' garage doors both with electric remote control, power & lighting as well as a central hearing radiator. An area approx. 3.5 x 3.4m (11'6" x 11'2") in one corner has been partitioned off to create a store / office space although this could easily be removed if required.

Workshop & Utility Room

(Approx. 5.05m x 3.1m) (16'8" x 10'2") At the rear of the garage is a separate workshop with double glazed back door and window, which houses the central heating boiler and a fitted work bench. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to extensive storage space in the loft which is floored down the centre. Off the workshop is a utility room (approx. 3.1m x 1.8m) (10'2" x 6') with worktop / sink unit with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer etc. below (tumble dryer available by separate negotiation).


Large site with extensive chipped parking area to the front and grassed area to the rear. Shed / aviary with power & lighting to the side of the house.

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 (67)

Property Location

To reach the property drive to Sandness and turn right to Bousta by the hall. 'Kalfordhame" is the first modern property on the left hand side of the road approximately 1/3 mile from the junction.

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