Magherabeg, Scousburgh, ZE2 9JE

Key Details

Reception Rooms:



4 / 5



Energy Efficiency:

E (48)

Council Tax:

Band E




living / dining room, open-plan landing / living area, breakfasting kitchen, master bed suite with shower room, three double bedrooms, office / bedroom five, two bath / shower rooms, utility room & integral double garage.


Stunning four / five bedroom detached family home set in a well-established ½ acre garden just above the shore of the Loch of Spiggie RSPB reserve in one of Shetland's most scenic locations, the house enjoying magnificent all round views over the loch and the surrounding countryside. Lerwick approximately 22 miles.

Benefitting from triple glazing, a heat recovery & ventilation system, under-floor central heating provided by an environmentally friendly wood pellet fueled boiler, and a central vacuuming system, the property provides very spacious 250m² accommodation in 'walk-into' condition.

A large window area provides lots of natural light particularly to the superb split-level living / dining room, the master bedroom has a dressing room and en-suite shower room.

The house is screened from the roadside by mature shrubbery and surrounded on the south, east and north sides by a sweeping expanse of lawn.

The integral double garage has twin electric doors, two large decks provide great places to sit and enjoy the stunning views, and a shed provides space for garden tools etc.

Viewing is essential to fully appreciate the very special setting of this property and the accommodation provided.

General Information

'Magherabeg' is situated in a particular scenic area of the South Mainland of Shetland, approximately 22 miles from Lerwick and about mid-way between Sandwick to the north and Sumburgh and the airport to the south.

The house sits just above the Loch of Spiggie RSPB reserve, a large shallow loch where a wide variety of bird life can be seen, which also has good trout fishing. The beautiful sandy beach at Scousburgh Sands is within reasonable walking distance and there are numerous other places of interest in the wider area including St Ninian's Isle and its famous sand tombolo, Sumburgh Head, the old Scatness Broch, Jarlshof, Quendale Mill and the Croft House Museum. The airport at Sumburgh, about 8 miles to the south, is easily accessible for air transport to mainland Scotland.

Local amenities in the more immediate area include a small hotel at Spiggie on the other side of the loch, and a mini-supermarket / post office with fuel pumps and the area's primary school at Dunrossness just over 2 miles from the house, secondary school being available at Sandwick or Lerwick.

The property which has a gross internal area of around 250m² or thereby (gross internal floor area), was built in the mid 1990's of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction below a concrete tiled roof. The house benefits from triple glazed windows and under-floor central heating is provided by an economical, environmentally friendly 'Windhager' wood pellet fueled biomass boiler which also supplies hot water.

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


On the Ground Floor:-

Entrance Hall

(Approx. 2.55m x 2.25m) (8'5" x 7'5") Entry is via a large entrance hall with double glazed front door, tiled floor and doors to the garage and utility room, and glazed double doors to hall.

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.55m x 2.5m) (8'5" x 8'3") Good-sized bright room with glazed door with windows to either side leading to a north-facing deck. Fitted cupboards to either side provide plenty of storage space and include an inset sink, plumbing for a washing machine (can be left) and space for a tumble dryer, freezer etc. (appliances not included). Tiled floor.

Integral Garage

(Approx. 6.8m x 5.75m) (22'4" x 19') Lined integral double garage with twin electric garage doors and two triple glazed windows, fitted cupboard space & shelving, power & lighting and hatch with pull-down ladder to the floored & lined loft space.


('L'-shaped space approx. 5.85m x 5.45m at widest points) (19'2" x 18'") Large hall, an attractive space which provides a very welcoming entrance to the house and enhances the spacious feel. On the left are two handy built-in cupboards with space for coats / storage, and a ground floor double bedroom. Ahead glazed double doors lead to the sittingroom, whilst to the right is a family bathroom, the stair to the first floor and doors to the kitchen and an office / bedroom five. Wood laminate flooring.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.15m x 3m) (13'7" x 9'9") Guest double room facing north with fitted carpet.

Living / Dining Room

Superb, very sociable, split-level room enjoying lots of natural light, thanks to the large window area to both the living and dining areas which takes full advantage of the stunning views over the loch, the living area (approx. 5.7m x 3.85m) (18'8" x 12'7"), just a couple of steps down to the left, having a large corner window and glazed patio doors opening to a large deck with steps down to the garden. The dining area (approx. 5.55m x 4.25m) (18'2" x 14') again with lots of light, has a glazed door leading through to the kitchen. Engineered wood flooring is laid throughout the whole space and lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights supplemented by additional wall lights all controlled by dimmer switches.

Breakfasting Kitchen

(Approx. 5.15m x 4.15m) (16'10" x 13'6") Spacious kitchen again with a very bright space with a window and glazed door to a further deck to the east side of the house, and two windows to the south. Extensive fitted units provide plenty of cupboard and worktop space and incorporate an octagonal breakfast bar plus a range of integral 'Neff' appliances including an oven & combination oven / microwave, induction hob with concealed cooker hood over plus a concealed integrated fridge / freezer & dishwasher. Again the flooring is wood laminate and lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlighting supplemented by a feature light fitting over the breakfast bar and additional worktop lights. A door leads back to the hall.

Office / Bedroom 5

(Approx. 3.55m x 3.35m) (11'8" x 11') Large, dual-aspect double bedroom presently used as an office. Wood laminate flooring.


(Approx. 3.8m x 2.3m) (12'6" x 7'8") Impressive tiled bathroom with tiled steps to a sunken Jacuzzi bath plus a white WC and wash hand basin both set in a large fitted unit which provides lots of handy storage space and incorporates a large mirror with integral spotlighting over the wash hand basin. Heated towel rail supplied by the central heating system.

On the First Floor:

Open-plan Landing / Living Space

(Overall approx. 5.5m x 5.9m into bay) (18'3" x 19'4") The stair from the hall leads up to a very spacious open landing area which leads to three double bedrooms and a shower room and provides a great additional living space benefiting from windows looking out over the loch. Pine cladding to the ceiling is a particular feature throughout the first floor and the floor is carpeted.

Master Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.15m x 4m + wardrobes (floor area)) (13'8" x 13'2") Very generously proportioned south-facing master bedroom with laminate flooring and sliding doors concealing a built-in wardrobe along one wall which provides extensive clothes space, plus a separate fitted dressing area leading to a tiled en-suite shower room (approx. 2.25m x 2m (floor area)) (7'4" x 6'8") with shower and white WC & wash hand basin set in fitted cupboard units providing shelf space and storage for toiletries etc. Tiled floor.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.8m x 2.25m (floor area)) (9'3" x 7'6") Large shower room, with shower and WC and wash hand basin again set in fitted units. Plastic wood effect flooring. A built-in cupboard houses the water tank.

The remaining first floor accommodation comprises two further carpeted double bedrooms both enjoying fine views to the north.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.8m x 4.3m at widest points (floor area)) (15'9" x 14'2") With built-in double wardrobe and access to floored storage space in the eaves.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.75m x 2.95m (floor area)) (12'3" x 9'9") With access to the eaves space and hatch with pull-down ladder providing easy access to substantial floored storage space in the loft.


As noted the property sits in a very well established site which is estimated to extend to around ½ acre or thereby which is accessed via a tarred drive from the road which leads to a brick paved parking area outside the garage, a path to the right leading to the front door, the parking area being bordered to the left by a raised bed and lawn and beyond that by an attractive, heavily planted area full of mature shrubbery which screens the house from the roadside, a gravel path meandering through to the garden area to the north side of the house.

Sheltered by a bank of established trees and planting along the boundary, the garden to the north comprises a large expanse of lawn which sweeps around the east side of the house to the south, a large paved patio area, a substantial deck with access from the living room and utility room, plus a garden shed (approx. 3.85ms x 2.8m (12'8" x 9'2")) built to match the house which has power & lighting. Further deck outside the kitchen.

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: E (48)

Property Location

To reach the property drive to Scousburgh and follow the road right around the Loch of Spiggie. 'Magherabeg' is one of two similar detached houses situated about half way round the loch, overlooking the loch. To reach the property drive to Scousburgh and follow the road right around the Loch of Spiggie. 'Magherabeg' is one of two similar detached houses situated about half way round the loch, overlooking the loch.

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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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