Qui-Ness, Muckle Roe, ZE2 9QW

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (65)




4 double bedrooms (one en-suite), 2 reception rooms plus further living space on landing, kitchen, 2 bath / shower rooms, utility room & garage / workshop.


Offering an attractive rural situation on the island of Muckle Roe (connected by a bridge to mainland Shetland) enjoying superb views over Busta Voe and across to Olnafirth & Gonfirth, yet just two miles or so from amenities in the centre of Brae including the high school, leisure centre & mini-supermarket, 'Qui-Ness' is an attractive and spacious four bedroom / two bathroom detached family home with lots of living space provided by a sittingroom, separate living / dining room leading to the kitchen, plus a large open-plan living area on the landing.  Lerwick approximately 26 miles.

Triple glazing & electric storage / panel heating.

The property sits in a fenced site with ample parking outside of a sizeable garage / workshop, areas of lawn, a deck outside the sittingroom, and a south-facing patio area.

The location is conveniently located for easy access to Sullom Voe terminal and the gas plant.

General Information

'Qui-Ness' is situated on the island of Muckle Roe just outside the village of Brae, the main population centre for the North Mainland of Shetland and the location of the area's main amenities.

Although an island, Muckle Roe is connected to the mainland of Shetland by a short bridge and as a result amenities in Brae, most of which are just two miles from the house, are within easy reach, these including a high school providing nursery, primary & secondary schooling, a superb leisure centre complete with games hall, swimming pool, fitness suite plus an all-weather sports pitch, a health centre including dental suite, several shops including a Co-op mini-supermarket, a couple of garages and an award-winning fish & chip shop.  There is also a boating club and marina. 

Built in 1993 the house benefits from mainly triple glazing, with double glazing elsewhere. Heating is provided by 'Total Control' electric storage / panel heaters supplemented by electric underfloor heating to the bathroom and en-suite. The kitchen and bath / shower rooms were refurbished about six years ago.

There are sockets for freesat and Digital TV in the main sittingroom and on the upstairs landing. The family room also has a Digital TV point.

The sale will include all fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings. The furniture can be available by separate negotiation.

The property has been used as a self-catering unit with a rateable value of £3,200 although no rates were payable as small business rates relief applied. If used as a permanent home, the property would be revalued for Council Tax purposes. It was previously Band E. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:-



On the Ground Floor:-

Entry to the property is via a vestibule which leads to the hall with double doors to a bright sittingroom to the right, a further large family / dining room to the left with modern fitted kitchen off, a ground floor double bedroom, a family bathroom with bath and separate shower, and a utility room.

Upstairs is another large living space open-plan to the landing and doors to three further good-sized double bedrooms, the master bedroom suite having an en-suite shower room and large built-in wardrobe.

In detail, the accommodation comprises:-


With double glazed front door & side light, tiled floor and glazed inner door & side light opening to a carpeted hall with pine doors and skirtings etc. as is the case throughout the house, a handy built-in linen cupboard with display alcoves to either side each with a light, coat hooks & storage heater. 


(Approx. 4.65m x 4.3m) (15'3" x 14'2") Particularly bright room thanks to a large window area with a double window facing east enjoying the fine view over the voe, plus sliding patio doors opening to a deck to the north. The flooring is engineered wood laminate and the wall lighting is controlled by a dimmer switch. Storage heater.

Family / Dining Room & Kitchen

Another large reception room (approx. 5.75m x 3.7m) (19' x 12') with space for a table & chairs, sofa etc., again with plenty of natural light thanks to two windows enjoying the view east plus a further window facing south. Centre light fitting over the dining area; wall lighting to the living area, and storage / convector heater. The tile effect laminate flooring extends into the adjoining kitchen (approx. 4.1m x 2.75m at widest points) (13'6" x 9') which is accessed via a wide archway, the kitchen also having a window facing south. Modern units set off by wood effect worktops and white 'brick' tiled splashbacks include a concealed integrated fridge / freezer, plumbing for a dishwasher and a 1&½ bowl sink. The cooker which has a stainless steel cooker hood over will be included in the sale; the dishwasher is available by separate negotiation. Ceiling spotlighting supplemented by additional worktop lights.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.15m x 2.85m) (13'8" x 9'6") Carpeted double bedroom facing north. Panel heater.


(Approx. 3m x 2.9m at widest points) (9'10" x 9'7")

Spacious family bathroom with wet-wall lining to dado height, comprising a white suite including corner bath, WC & wash hand basin set in a fitted cupboard unit concealing the plumbing and also providing handy storage space, the w.h.b. having a mirror / light fitting over, plus a separate corner shower with 'Triton' electric shower and glazed screen / door. Heating is provided by underfloor heating below the tiled floor and a heated towel rail / radiator.

Utility Room

(Approx. 4.25m x 1.95m) (14' x 6'5") Located to the rear of the house, the utility room has a worktop with sink unit and cupboard under plus plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, the appliances being available by separate negotiation. Further storage space is provided by a built-in shelved airing cupboard which houses the 'Megaflo' hot water tank plus a cupboard under the stairs. Wall shelving & clothes pulley. Door to the back garden.

On the First Floor:-

Landing / Living Area

(Approx. 5.6m x 3.5m at widest points (floor area)) (18'5" x 11'5") The carpeted stair from the hall which is lit by a large Velux window over and a wall light, leads up to a large open space on the first floor with window facing east. This provides a further living / play /study space with a handy built-in cupboard for storage (with access hatch to the eaves), wall lighting and a storage heater.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.85m x 3.3m extending to 4.6m at widest point (floor area)) (16' x 11' / 15') Master bedroom suite with a large double bedroom with north-facing window and Velux with integral blind to the east, engineered wood laminate flooring and a panel heater. Glazed double doors open to a large built-in wardrobe. The en-suite shower room (approx. 2.5m x 2.9m at widest point) (8'2" x 9'6")) is fitted with cupboard units providing a large amount of storage space and concealing the plumbing to the wash hand basin with mirror over, WC & bidet. The wet-wall lined shower enclosure has a glazed screen / door. Velux window with integral blind, heated towel rail & electric underfloor heating below the tiled floor.

There are two further similarly sized double bedrooms each with built-in wardrobe, wood laminate flooring & panel heater. 

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.85m x 2.75m including wardrobe (floor area)) (12'9" x 9') Velux window with integral blind.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.85m x 2.75m including wardrobe) (floor area)) (12'9" x 9') South-facing room.


The property sits within a fenced site, a large parking area leading to the garage and the steps to the front door with front lawn to the side.  Timber deck outside the sittingroom, west-facing concreted area outside the utility room to the rear with cold water tap, paved patio area & drying green to the south.

Garage / Workshop

(Approx. 8.55m x 4.45m) (28' x 14'6")  Below the house is a sizeable garage / workshop with electric 'up & over' garage door, ample power points & lighting, plus a sink with hot and cold & water.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: D (65)

Property Location

To reach the property take the turning to Muckle Roe & Busta at the north end of Brae, drive past the turning to Busta House Hotel, and continue to Muckle Roe. Cross the bridge into Muckle Roe and follow the road up and around to the left; 'Qui-Ness' is the fourth house on the right.

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