Solheimr, Scholland, Virkie, ZE3 9JL

Key Details

Reception Rooms:

1 + sun room





Energy Efficiency:

E (52)




• 2 double bedrooms • Sittingroom • sun room • kitchen / dining room • 2 bath / shower rooms • garage


Extended, single storey, semi-detached cottage enjoying a fine view over to the Pool of Virkie, situated in the small village of Toab at the very southern tip of Shetland, approximately 26 miles from Lerwick.

The double-glazed accommodation which benefits from oil-fired central heating comprises a sittingroom with exposed stone wall, a separate sun room, good-sized kitchen / dining room, two double bedrooms, a modern bathroom and a separate shower room.

The garden area lies to the south side of the house and comprises a stone flagged patio area outside the front door, a lawn enclosed by stone dykes and a fence, and ample parking. There is also a single garage with access from within the house.

Great first time buy or holiday property

General Information

'Solheimr' is an extended croft house situated in the small village of Toab (approximately 26 miles south of Lerwick) and conveniently situated for Sumburgh Airport and flights to Mainland Scotland.  There is a village shop and post office within walking distance, a boating club & marina nearby at the Pool of Virkie, further amenities including a mini-supermarket with fuel, and the area's primary school (secondary pupils go to Sandwick or Lerwick) being available at Dunrossness about 2½ miles to the north.

The property comprises the original stone-built croft house which is believed to have been extended in the 1970's. Windows are double glazed with the exception of with the small window to the shower room, and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler in the garage which also houses the hot water tank.

All fixed floor coverings, curtains, blinds & light fittings, and white goods will be included in the sale although no warranties will be given. Most of the other contents are available by separate negotiation.

Rateable Value

The property is currently commercial rated as a self-catering unit for which the Rateable Value is understood to be £1,600 although prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Shetland Islands Council is understood to currently operate a small business rates relief scheme. Contact the council for further details.


Entrance Lobby

The double glazed front door opens to an entrance lobby with recess to one side with space for coats etc., a, fitted meter cupboard and solid wood flooring. A pine door opens to the kitchen.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 7.4m x 2.95m) (24'3" x 9'8") Good-sized room with kitchen area to the right leading to a sun room, and dining area to the left leading to the sittingroom and a hallway to the two bedrooms and bathroom. The modern fitted kitchen has windows to the north and east, the units including an inset sink and cooker hood; the cooker & fridge being included in the sale. A small breakfast bar with display shelving over and additional cupboard space accessible from the dining side, separates the kitchen from the dining area which has plenty of space for a table & chairs with two light fittings over, and two windows facing north enjoying a view over open countryside. The whole space has a pine clad ceiling and vinyl flooring.

Sun Room

(Approx. 3.35m x 3.05m at widest points) (11' x 10') Pine stable doors from the kitchen open to this extra living space with two large windows to the south and east enjoying the fantastic view over the airport to the Pool of Virkie out to sea. Fitted carpet.


(Approx. 4.15m x 5.45m (at longest point)) (13'7" x 17'10") A door way from the dining area opens to this good-sized south-facing room with additional window to the east. Exposed stone to one wall where there is a solid-fuel stove is an attractive feature, the fire providing a cosy supplementary heat source to the central heating. Again the ceiling is clad with pine and there is an alcove at one end with fitted cupboard and shelves for books etc. over. Satellite TV connection.

A second pine door from the dining area opens to a hallway with solid wood flooring, built-in cupboard and hatch to the loft space, leading to the bedrooms and a bathroom, all the rooms having solid pine doors.


(Approx. 2.75m x 1.95m) (9' x 6'4") Wet-wall lined bathroom with modern white suite, the bath having a shower & shower screen over, the wash hand basin being set on a fitted cupboard unit with wall mirror and light / shaver point over. Radiator & heated towel rail supplied by the central heating system. Vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.15m x 2.9m) (13'8" x 9'6") South-facing room with two built-in wardrobes and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 2

(Overall approx. 2.95m x 5.25m at longest point including wardrobes) (9'8" x 17'2") North-facing double room, again with two built-in wardrobes and fitted carpet.

Utility Room

(Approx. 3.05m x 1.85m) (10' x 6') A solid pine door at the rear of bedroom 1 opens to a utility room leading to the shower room and garage, with plumbing for a washing machine (again appliance included).

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.45m x 1.2m) (8' x 4') With white WC & wash hand basin plus wide wet-wall lined shower enclosure with 'Triton' electric shower & glazed screen / door. Built-in cupboard, vinyl flooring & radiator.


(Approx. 4.35m x 4.15m) (14'3" x 13'8") With 'up & over' garage door, separate side door, power & lighting. Central heating boiler.


The outside space lies to the front of the house and includes the parking area outside of the fenced front garden, a driveway with space for a couple of cars leading up to the garage driveway providing the access to the house, a gate to the right opening to a lawn bordered by established planting and stone dykes to either side. A stone-flagged path leads to a south-facing patio area, also laid with stone flags, outside the front door. Note the area which juts out to the east of the house where the oil tank is situated does not form part of the subjects of sale but the title includes rights to site the oil tank there.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: E (52)

Property Location

To reach the property drive to the runway lights on the approach to Sumburgh Airport. Turn right to Toab just before the lights and drive past the first two houses on the right (the second house is painted blue) to a group of houses, again on the right, opposite a large agricultural shed on the left. 'Solheimr' is at the far end of the access in the left hand corner.

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