Newly completed house, Swinister, Sandwick, ZE2 9HH

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2 reception rooms; kitchen / living / dining room; 3 double bedrooms; family bathroom & en-suite; utility room and garage.


Rare opportunity to purchase a newly completed, detached family home in a rural setting benefitting from excellent local amenities and within a short commute of Lerwick (13 miles).

Built to a high standard by Irvine Contractors Ltd, this attractive two reception room / three bedroom, single storey property, which has a large garage, benefits from central heating provided by an air source heat pump.

Enjoying a sunny southerly aspect, the spacious accommodation provides plenty of living space with a large living room, separate dining room plus a very spacious kitchen with a large bay-windowed living / dining area to the rear which benefits from the late afternoon / evening sun. Off the kitchen is a fitted utility room.

All three double bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, the master having an en-suite, whilst the family bathroom has a bath and separate shower.

Ideal opportunity to acquire a brand new home without the usual wait.

General Information

This newly completed property is conveniently situated in the Swinister area of Sandwick, approximately mid-way between Lerwick, 13 miles to the north, and the airport at Sumburgh, approximately 13 miles to the south, putting both within easy reach by car or by bus as Lerwick – Sumburgh buses run through the village.

Sandwick is a thriving community with a wide range of amenities most of which are within reasonable walking distance of the house and include the local shop, post office & bakery at Stove, and just beyond that, the school and South Mainland swimming pool. There is also a private nursery, youth & community centre, social club & garage at 'Central' crossroads, plus a visitor's centre / tea room at Hoswick. Slightly further afield Sandsayre Pier at Leebitton is the departure point for boat trips to the island of Mousa.


The property benefits from the use of Marley Eternit 'Cedral' fibre cement weather boarding for the externally cladding, a low maintenance, rot free alternative to timber, all below a concrete tiled roof. Windows and doors are double glazed and the house is highly insulated to the latest standards.

Under-floor central heating is provided throughout the house by a Mitsubishi 'Ecodan' air source heat pump, each room having individual heating controls for increased comfort. Hot water is provided by ThermaQ 'Evocyl' stainless steel hot water cylinder. The property also has a whole house heat recovery & ventilation system.

Other features include factory finished internal doors, a full range of integral appliances to the kitchen, built-in wardrobes to all the bedrooms with sliding mirror doors, a fitted shelf and hanging space, and cabling in place for satellite TV connections to the living room, kitchen & master bedroom. The interior has been decorated in neutral colours enhancing the light & airy feel, and flooring and tiling packages are available if required.

The house sits in a good-sized site accessed via a shared track. The substantial parking area in front of the house and garage has already been laid with chips, as has the path surrounding the house. The garden has already been seeded and the grass is by now well established.


Entry to the property is via a covered porch area with external light from where the double glazed front door opens to a vestibule with inner door leading through to the 'L'-shaped hall which has a handy built-in cupboard with power point and hatch with pull-down ladder providing easy access to the loft space which is again fitted with a light.

On the left is a bright living room with wide south-facing picture window enjoying a distant view past the houses opposite to the sea. A wide archway at the rear leads through to the separate west-facing dining room and onwards to the kitchen / living / dining room to the rear of the house which has been laid with wood laminate flooring. This is a particularly attractive space with masses of room for a dining table & chairs and a family seating area, featuring a stylish fully fitted kitchen with units in a very contemporary white gloss finish set off by black granite effect worktops and matching upstands. The kitchen comes complete with an integral oven and microwave, ceramic hob with black glass splashback and stainless steel cooker hood over, plus a concealed fridge / freezer & dishwasher and additional island unit.

The large bay windowed area to the rear which has sliding patio doors to the garden, catches the morning and evening sun making this a particularly attractive extra living space.

Off the kitchen is a fitted utility room with further matching units including an inset sink bowl and space for a washing machine, freezer etc. The services cupboard houses controls for the heating system and hot water cylinder. A back door provides access to the garden.

Back in the kitchen a door from the kitchen leads back through to the hall and a passage leading to the three double bedrooms and the main bathroom. The master bedroom which is situated to the rear of the house, has an en-suite shower room with extra-large wet-wall lined shower enclosure and a white WC & wash hand basin.

The family bathroom again features a white suite including a double ended bath with centrally mounted mixer tap plus a separate wet-wall lined shower.

Finally, the lined out attached garage which has plenty of room for storage or workshop space, has a 'Hormann' roller shutter door, power & lighting.

Room Sizes

Living Room

Approx. 5.25m x 4.05m (17'4" x 13'4")

Dining Room

Approx. 2.9m x 4.15m at longest point (9'8" x 13'8")

Living / Dining Area & Kitchen

Approx. 3.25m x 6.7m into bay (10'9" x 22') + 3.5m x 2.15m (11'6" x 7')

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.8m x 1.6m) (9'3" x 5'3")

Master Bedroom

Approx. 3.85m x 2.95m (12'8" x 9'8")


Approx. 2.95m x 1.15m (9'8" x 3'9")

Bedroom 2

Generally approx. 3.35m x 2.75m (11' x 9')

Bedroom 3

Approx. 3.8m x 2.85m (12'6" x 9'6")


Approx. 2.95m x 2.1m (9'8" x 6'10")


(Approx. 7.2m x 2.9m) (23'8" x 9'7")

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: B(89)

Property Location

To reach the property take the southern-most turning to Sandwick from the main Lerwick – Sumburgh road. Follow the road past the 'Rompa' junction and around to the left. The house is situated off the first track on the left.

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We were very impressed with your professional manner and always keeping us up to date with progress.

Lee Thompson

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