Marvik, Garderhouse, Bixter, ZE2 9NH

Key Details

Reception Rooms:

1 / 2


3 / 4


1 + 1

Energy Efficiency:

D (61)

Council Tax:

Band D




• 3 / 4 bedrooms • 1 / 2 reception rooms • kitchen / diner • shower room & separate WC • sun porch & box room / office • garage / workshop, greenhouse, polytunnel & peat shed


Great four bedroom, detached family home set in a good-sized, well-established garden in an attractive rural location just five miles from the village of Bixter, enjoying fantastic views southwards along the voe of Garderhouse Voe and down the west coast of Shetland as far as Fitful Head in the distance. Lerwick approximately 23 miles.

The double glazed accommodation is arranged over two floors, the ground floor comprising a bright bay windowed living room, kitchen / diner, two double bedrooms (or one bedroom and 2nd reception room), a shower room, sun porch & utility area. Upstairs are two further double bedrooms, a box room / office, toilet and two substantial cupboards providing easily accessible storage.

The site includes ample parking, a substantial 9.5m x 6m garage / workshop with electric garage door, a very productive polytunnel & vegetable plot, greenhouse, peat shed and lawn / drying green to the rear.

Viewing highly recommended.

General Information

'Marvik' lies just five miles from the village of Bixter on the west side of Garderhouse Voe which the house overlooks. The nearest local amenities are situated in Bixter, these including a local shop / post office which also sells fuel, health centre, veterinary surgery & garage. About three miles north of Bixter is where the West Mainland's Junior High School (primary and secondary schooling to year four) and leisure centre / swimming pool are situated, although there is also a second primary school at Skeld to the south.

The house which was built in the early 1970's is fully double glazed and benefits from oil-fired central heating throughout supplied by a 'Rhino' boiler in a small boiler room behind the house, this being supplemented by electric underfloor heating in the shower room. All the radiators have been replaced and the insulation in the property extensively upgraded in recent times.

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


On the Ground Floor:-

Entrance Porch / Hall

Entry to the house is via a wood-lined porch with glazed inner door opening to a hall with doors either side to the living room and a ground floor bedroom (or 2nd reception room), stair to the first floor, and further doors at the rear to the kitchen, a second ground floor bedroom, a shower room and useful under-stairs cupboard. Laminate flooring.

Living Room

(Approx. 4.6m x 3.65m + bay) (15' x 12') Attractively decorated room well-placed to take full advantage of the great views over the voe with large bay window to the east and second window facing south. A fireplace surround houses an electric flame effect fire which provides a cosy additional heat source although there is also a central heating radiator. It is understood the chimney could be re-used if required but this should be checked prior to use. Centre light & matching wall lights, and 'Harlech' engineered oak tongue & groove flooring.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.95m x 3.65m) (13' x 12') East-facing double bedroom to the front of the house with laminate flooring.

Kitchen / Diner

(Approx. 4.6m x 3.65m) (15' x 12') Good-sized kitchen with space in the centre for a table & chairs and ample fitted units including an integral electric oven and gas hob with concealed cooker hood over, concealed fridge & dishwasher, and a 1½ bowl sink. The 'Rangemaster Toledo' dual-fuel range cooker and further cooker hood over will be included in the sale. The window looks out over the back garden, further light filtering in through the glazed door to the sun porch.

Sun Porch

(Approx. 2.65m x 2.6m) (8'8" x 8'6") Bright double glazed space providing a great place to sit and enjoy the fine views. Window shelf for plants etc with fitted cupboard space below, tiled floor & back door. Utility area off (approx. 1.55m x 1.45m ((5' x 4'10")) with space for coats etc., worktop with wall units over and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer below (appliances not included).

Back off the hall the remaining ground floor accommodation comprises:

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.35m x 1.8m) (7'9" x 5'11") Wet-wall lined shower room with extra wide walk-in shower, white WC & wash hand basin set in fitted cupboard / vanity unit providing storage for toiletries etc., and with mirror light fitting over. Tiled floor with electric underfloor heating & heated towel rail / radiator.

Bedroom 2 / 2nd Reception Room

(Approx. 3.95m x 3.45m) (13' x 12') Second ground floor bedroom, again a double, with window to the rear and laminate flooring. Has been used as a dining room.

On the First Floor:-


Carpeted landing with dormer window to the rear and doors to two further bedrooms, a box room / office & WC. The substantial airing cupboard (approx. 4.5m x 1.7m (floor area) (14'9" x 5'6")) has extensive fitted shelving for towels, linens etc. and also houses the water tank making it a great airing facility.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.65m x 3.35m at widest points + wardrobes) (12' x 11') Carpeted double room with gable window to the north enjoying views over to the head of the voe. Extensive fitted cupboards along one wall provide plenty of clothes space and there is a shower cabinet although this could easily be removed if required. As the room is next to the separate toilet it should be relatively easy to reconfigure the layout of the two rooms to provide a separate bathroom also housing a shower if required subject to any necessary consents.


(Approx. 3.2m x 1.75m (floor area)) (10'6" x 5'9") Large room with white WC & wash hand basin again set in fitted cupboard / vanity unit and with mirror / light over. Heated towel rail / radiator & vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.7m x 2.8m at widest points) (12' x 9'3") Further double room this time with gable window to the south enjoying the fine views along the voe. Built-in shelved cupboard, loft hatch & laminate flooring.

Box Room / Office

(Approx. 2.7m x 2.65m) (8'11" x 8'9") Useful extra space with easy access to a substantial floored eaves storage space (approx. 10.75m x 1.8m (floor area) (35' x 6')).


The property sits in a well-established site which is generally enclosed by a wooden fence, with established planting along the roadside providing privacy. A tarred driveway leading up to the house provides ample parking and access to the garage. In front of the house is a well-stocked fenced area with a mature planting around low maintenance graveled areas plus a further area to the side housing a productive polytunnel and vegetable plot. Cold water tap. The substantial attached garage / workshop which measures approx. 9.5m x 6.1m (31' x 20'), has a 3.5 metre wide 'up & over' roller shutter garage door with electric remote control, separate side door and two windows, a workbench, inspection pit, power & lighting plus a cold water tap outside. Further large peat shed behind the garage.

On the south side of the house by the sun porch is a sheltered brick-paved seating area surrounded by a high wooden fence, a detached greenhouse (approx. 4.65m x 2.4m) (15'3" x 7'10") with pear and apple trees, roses and other established plants, a further seating area plus a secluded small area of lawn beyond again surrounded by established planting. Behind the house is a small boiler room housing the central heating boiler, and a rear lawn / drying green.

Note the line of the fence to the rear of the house is slightly out of alignment with the title boundary resulting in a very small triangular area of ground at the back of the garden lying outside the title extent. Similarly there is a small triangular area of ground in the north-east corner of the site behind the polytunnel which lies outwith the title extent. This will be pointed out at the time of viewing.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band D. 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 (61)

Property Location

To reach the property drive to Bixter and continue through the village to the Park Hall junction. At the junction turn left to Skeld and Reawick; 'Marvik' is approximately four miles from the junction about a mile past the turning to Sand, the house being the third on the right after Sand junction.

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