Midfield, Sweening, Vidlin, ZE2 9QE

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

E (49)

Council Tax:

Band C




2 reception rooms, sun room, kitchen / dining room, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, outbuilding & garden shed.


Quietly situated two reception room / three bedroom detached house set in a lovely mature garden at the head of Sweening Voe, enjoying magnificent views across and along the voe. Lerwick approximately 22 miles.

The double glazed accommodation which benefits from oil-fired central heating, has lots of character and includes, in addition to the three double bedrooms, a living room, separate dining room, lovely bright sun room which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the views, a large kitchen with space for a table & chairs, main bathroom and separate shower room.

The well-kept, fenced garden is particularly well-stocked and includes a 21' stone outbuilding which provides useful storage / workshop space plus a separate garden shed.

The property is situated just over a mile from the local shop, the village of Vidlin also having a primary school and marina.

Viewing highly recommended.

General Information

Sweening is situated on the west side of the village of Vidlin approximately 22 miles north of Lerwick outing both the town, and also Brae & Sullom Voe to the north within easy commuting distance.

The house itself is situated just over a mile from the local shop, Vidlin also having a primary school & marina a short distance beyond the shop, although there is another local shop at Voe (approx. 6 miles) and additional amenities at Brae (approx. 10 miles), the main population centre for the North Mainland area of Shetland, where you will find a Co-op mini-supermarket, High School, the North Mainland leisure centre / swimming pool, health centre, garage services and various social & recreational activities.

Aside from the porch, windows in the house are double glazed and central heating is provided by a 'Warmflow' oil-fired boiler in the shed.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the blinds & light fittings, along with all the white goods.


On the Ground Floor:-


The main entrance to the property is via the single glazed front porch which overlooks the head of the voe and has an internal window to the living room and a part-glazed door to the hall.


Clad with painted wood lining, the hall leads to the two main reception rooms and a shower room, and has a staircase to the first floor with handy cupboard under providing space for coats etc. An internal window looks through into the sun room. Telephone point.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.15m x 1.2m) (7'1" x 4') Useful second bathroom, tiled throughout, with white WC & wash hand basin plus corner shower enclosure with electric shower & glazed screen / door. Window to the front of the house with roller blind, & radiator / towel rail.

Living Room

(Approx. 3.6m x 3.6m) (11'10" x 11'10") Attractive room with painted stone wall a feature, and window with blind to the front of the house enjoying the view. A 'Morso' solid-fuel stove provides a cosy alternative heat source although there is also a central heating radiator. Fitted carpet & satellite TV point.

Dining Room

(Approx. 3.9m x 3.6m) (12'9" x 11'10") Good-sized dining room with archway at the front through to the sun room and door to the rear to the kitchen. Small understairs cupboard with fitted bookshelves above, & fitted carpet.

Sun Room

(Approx. 3.85m x 2.35m) (12'7" x 7'8") This lovely bright space which enjoys plenty of natural light thanks to an extensive double-glazed window area including a floor-to-ceiling picture window and three skylights, provides a great place to sit and enjoy the spectacular views across and down Sweening Voe as well as providing useful extra living space. Fitted carpet & satellite TV point.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 5.1m x 3m) (16'10" x 9'9") Situated along the rear of the house, this spacious room enjoys a dual-aspect, the back window looking out over the garden, the second window facing north. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs and fitted units arranged along two walls including an integral gas hob with tiled splashback & cooker hood over, and an integral oven, The free-standing fridge / freezer, dishwasher and washing machine will also be included in the sale although no warranties will be given. Inset sink, corner carousel & integral wine rack. Inner hallway off with space for coats and leading to the main bathroom and bedroom 1; glazed door to the back garden.


(Approx. 2.0m x 1.95m) (6'7" x 6'4") Comprising a white WC & wash hand basin plus bath with tiled shower area and electric shower with glazed shower screen over. Cork tiled floor, window blind & heated towel rail / radiator.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.15m x 2.85m) (10'4" x 9'4") Pretty, carpeted, paneled double bedroom enjoying a lovely view over the garden, with fitted wardrobes included. Telephone point.

On the First Floor:-


Lit by a large Velux window over and with a display shelf to the half-landing, the carpeted stair leads up to the first floor landing, again carpeted, where fitted cupboards along one wall provide further useful storage space.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.7m x 3.9m (floor area)) (15'4" x 12'9") Good-sized master bedroom with dormer window with blind to the front of the house and fitted wardrobe / cupboards along one wall providing plenty of clothes space, with wall-mounted spotlights to either side. Fitted carpet, satellite TV & telephone points.

Bedroom 3

('L'-shaped room approx. 4.55m x 3.5m at widest points) (15' x 11'6") Third double bedroom, again with a dormer window to the front of the house plus an additional Velux window to the rear. Fitted carpet.


The property sits within a well-established site which is estimated to extend to just over ¼ acre or thereby. Access is over a track from the public road protected by a cattle grid which leads to the site which is enclosed throughout by a rabbit-proof fence. Considerable effort has been made by the current owner to produce a delightful outdoor space well-stocked by a variety of mature plants and shrubs.

Access to the house is via a lawned path flanked by an established flowerbed to the right which leads up to a seating area outside the porch, the path continuing around the front of the house to the attached outbuilding to the north. Beyond the flowerbed is a chipped area surrounded by the remaining stone walls of a former byre which provides shelter for pot plants etc., at the rear of which is a small peat shed. There is also a raised bed for growing vegetables.

The front lawn also extends around the front of the house where several seating areas provide a further places to sit and enjoy the fine views, whilst attached to the north side of the house is a large stone outbuilding (approx. 6.4m x 2.85m) (21' x 9'5") which provides useful storage / workshop space, has power & lighting and an external cold water tap, and also houses the oil-fired central heating boiler.

The main garden area is however to the rear of the house, accessed via a gate from the path to the front door. On entering the back garden there is a wooden garden shed to the left with a secluded space beyond protected by a bank of mature trees and planting, a cold frame and a sunken garden / rockery attractively enclosed by stone. Beyond that lies a further large rockery surrounding a water feature which can be seen from the kitchen, the space protected from the wind by a high fence at the north end of the garden.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. 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 (49)

Property Location

To reach the property drive to the shop & village hall at Vidlin then turn left to Sweening. Follow the road for just over a mile passing the head of the Voe. 'Midfield' is the first house on the right after the head of the Voe.

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