Tarrels, Wiltrow, Dunrossness, ZE2 9JG

Key Details

Reception Rooms:





1 + WC

Energy Efficiency:

D (65)

Council Tax:

Band C




• 2 double bedrooms • Sittingroom • Kitchen / Dining Room • bathroom & separate WC • utility room, garage & store / boiler room


Set on its own away from other houses and enjoying magnificent views over the surrounding countryside to the sea to the east, yet less than a mile from the local primary school and shop, 'Tarrels' is an immaculately presented single storey detached house with an intergral garage (with electric door) set in a good-sized mature garden off a side road at Dunrossness in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately 22 miles from Lerwick.

The 'walk-into', double glazed accommodation comprises a good-sized sittingroom with multi-fuel stove (in addition to the oil-fired central heating), a kitchen / diner with south-facing patio doors to the garden, two double bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes, an attractively finished bathroom with bath and separate shower, plus a separate WC, and a utility room.

There is tarred parking for a couple of cars and lawns to the front and rear, the back garden being enclosed by a stone dyke.

Early viewing recommended

General Information

'Tarrels' is situated on the east side of Shetland approximately 22 miles south of Lerwick. Although set away from other houses in a rural location and enjoying fantastic views over the surrounding countryside to the sea to the east, the house is within a mile of local amenities including the primary school (older pupils go to Sandwick or Lerwick) and Mainland's mini-supermarket which also has a post office, off-licence & fuel. The house is also within easy reach of the airport at Sumburgh.

The house is double glazed and benefits from central heating supplied by an oil-fired boiler in the store off the garage, supplemented by a cosy multi-fuel stove in the sittingroom.

There is a satellite dish connected to a point in the sittingroom, and telephone points in the sittingroom and master bedroom.


Entrance Porch

The front door which has a full-height glazed side panel, opens to a large entrance porch with window with roman blind, space for coats etc., a tiled floor and glazed inner door, again with glazed side panel, to the hall.


On entering the 'L'-shaped hall, an archway opens to the sittingroom to the right (although the original glazed double doors will be left and could easily be put back) behind which is the kitchen, whilst to the left is a handy built-in cloak cupboard with shelf & hanging rail. The hall continues around to the left to a built-in shelved cupboard, the family bathroom and two double bedrooms.


(Approx. 5m x 4.4m) (16'6" x 14'6") The wood laminate flooring in the hall extends into the sittingroom, an attractive, good-sized space with a large window facing west and a second window to the south, both with wooden venetian blinds. A cast iron multi-fuel stove set in a fireplace surround with slate hearth creates an attractive focal point and cosy additional heat source although there are also two central heating radiators. Satellite TV & telephone points. Note the centre and wall lights will be replaced prior to sale.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 5.1m x 3.5m at widest point) (16'8" x 11'6") A glazed door at the rear of the sittingroom leads to the kitchen which can also be accessed via the hall, a bright room with south-facing sliding patio doors to the dining area, plus an east-facing window enjoying the fine view to the kitchen, the two areas being separated by a peninsular breakfast bar. Fitted units including an integral double oven and halogen hob with cooker hood over, plus an inset sink and tiled splash backs. Both the windows have blinds, and the wood laminate flooring matches that in the hall and sittingroom. Door to:-

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.45m x 2.25m) (8' x 7'5") With fitted cupboard & sink, plumbing for a washing machine (appliance not included), clothes pulley, east-facing window and door to the garden. Door to:-


(Approx. 1.55m x 1.55m) (5' x 5') Handy second toilet with white WC & wash hand basin, tile effect vinyl flooring & shaver point.

Back off the hall the remaining accommodation comprises the family bathroom and two carpeted double bedrooms both of which have sliding mirrored doors concealing a built-in double wardrobe with shelf & hanging rail.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.1m x 3.3m plus wardrobe) (13'6" x 10'11") Large, west-facing master bedroom with feature wallpapering to one wall and matching roman blind at the window. Telephone point.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.55m x 3.3m including wardrobe) (10'10" x 9'3") Second double bedroom, this time facing east. Window blind.


(Approx. 3.3m x 2m at widest points) (10'10" x 6'6") Attractively fitted about four years ago, the family bathroom which has tiling to a dado rail and also the floor, now comprises a white suite with bath, WC and wash hand basin set in fitted units providing useful shelf & storage space, plus a wet-wall lined shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Roman blind at window & shaver point.

Integral Garage / Store / Boiler Room

(Approx. 6m x 3.6m) (19'8" x 11'10") A door at the end of the hall opens to an integral garage with 'Hormann' 'up & over' garage door with electric remote control, power & lighting, cold water tap, and ladder stair access to storage in the loft space. A door at the rear opens to a store / boiler room (approx. 3.6m x 2.05m) (11'10" x 6'8") which houses the central heating boiler and also provides space for garden tools etc.


The house sits in a good-sized walled site, the back garden being enclosed on all sides by a stone dyke. Access is via a tarred drive with space for a couple of cars which leads up to the house & garage. To the right is a mature lawn with established hedging along the perimeter providing privacy. Gates either side of the house provide access to the remainder of the garden comprising, on the south side of the house, a small fenced area of lawn outside the patio doors from the kitchen, which provides a safe play area for children or a great place to sit in the sun. Behind the house is a large lawn / drying green.

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: D (65)

Property Location

Drive to Dunrossness and turn east from the main road by Mainland's mini-supermarket to Boddam and the school. Pass the school and turn next right following the sign for the Croft House Museum. Follow the road for just over ½ mile passing the museum on the left. 'Tarrels' is the third house on the left after the museum.

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