Vatnabrek, Sandness, ZE2 9PL

Key Details

Reception Rooms:

1 + Sun room





Energy Efficiency:

D (60)

Council Tax:

Band D




4 bedrooms, living room & separate sun room, kitchen, bathroom, utility room & integral garage / workshop.


Enjoying magnificent views southwards over the Loch of Collaster and the surrounding countryside, 'Vatnabrek' is an attractively situated four bedroom detached property in the village of Sandness on the far Westside of Shetland. Aith (approx. 16 miles); Lerwick (approx. 32 miles).

The property provides very comfortable accommodation all on the one level with central heating provided by an oil-fired boiler. Plenty of living space is provided by a main living room with patio doors to a south-facing deck, and a separate 19' x 12' west-facing sun room; the kitchen has integral appliances and a large island unit; the bathroom has a bath and separate shower.

There is a substantial double garage / workshop with direct access from the house, whilst the fenced site includes a substantial gravel parking area.

Sandness has its own primary school, further amenities including several local shops and the area's Junior High School and leisure centre / swimming pool can be found at Walls, Bixter or Aith.

General Information

‘Vatnabrek’ is situated in the picturesque village of Sandness which lies on the coast on the far west side of Shetland, opposite the island of Papa Stour. The village has a local hall and primary school, and is home to Jamieson’s woolen mill. There is a fine beach at Melby and historic water mills at Huxter.

The village of Walls (approximately 9 miles), has further amenities including a local shop / post office with fuel, another primary school, swimming pool for private hire and health centre, more amenities can also be found at Bixter, about 12 miles back towards Lerwick (another shop, again with fuel, health centre, vet & garage), whilst the area’s Junior High School and leisure centre / swimming pool are at Aith (16 miles).

Of timber frame / timber clad construction with a concrete tile roof, ‘Vatnabrek’ is understood to have been originally built in 1993, the large sun room and garage being added later. Windows are double glazed and central heating is provided throughout the house by an oil-fired Worcester 'Heatslave’ boiler in the garage.



Entry is via a double glazed main door with triple point locking which opens to a vestibule with laminate flooring and a pine dado rail. On the left is the utility room, ahead a part-glazed inner door lead to the hall.

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.5m x 2m) (8’2” x 6’7”) With fitted worktop with inset sink and cupboard space below, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer (appliances not included), further storage space being provided by a large built-in shelved cupboard. Laminate flooring.


Finished with pine paneled doors and skirtings, matching dado rail and laminate flooring. On the right ¾ glazed doors open to the kitchen and living room; a passageway to the left leading to the four carpeted bedrooms and bathroom, with a lobby at the far end to the integral garage. Loft hatch.


(Approx. 5m x 3.2m) (16’4” x 10’6”) Situated to the front of the house, the kitchen can be accessed either from the hall or via a wide archway from the sun room. Modern fitted units provide plenty of cupboard & worktop space and include an integral electric oven & microwave, gas hob with stainless steel splashback and cooker hood over, plus concealed dishwasher, an inset sink and tiled splashbacks. Further cupboard / worktop space is provided by a free-standing island unit with solid woodblock work surface. Alternatively this could be removed and the space used for a table & chairs. Engineered wood flooring.

Sun Room

(Approx. 5.7m x 3.55m) (18’8” x 11’9”) Great, west-facing room off the kitchen and main living room, providing extra living space, with a large double glazed window area to three walls, all with wooden slatted blinds, affording superb views over the surrounding countryside and the Loch of Collaster to the south. The ceiling is clad with pine ‘v’-lining and there is engineered wood flooring matching that in the kitchen below the carpet, and a dado rail. Double pendant light fitting.

Living room

(Approx. 5m x 4.5m) (16’4” x 14’8”) Fine bight room benefitting from plenty of natural light thanks to sliding patio doors to the south which looking straight out to the loch, further borrowed light coming from the glazed double doors to the sun room. Engineered wood flooring & pine dado rail. Satellite TV connection.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.2m x 2m) (10’6” x 6’7”) South-facing single room which could alternatively be used as an office.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.2m x 3.2m) (10’6” x 10’6”) Double bedroom, also south-facing.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.2m x 3.2m) (10’6” x 10’6”) Master bedroom again with view to the loch to the south, with plenty of clothes space provided by two large built-in wardrobes.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.35m x 3.2m) (11’ x 10’6”) Third double bedroom, facing north.


(Approx. 3.2m x 2.5m inc. cupboard) (10’6” x 8’2”) Mainly tiled family bathroom with white suite comprising of a WC & wash hand basin with handy shelf space behind for toiletries etc., a corner bath and separate walk-in shower. A large built-in cupboard provides plenty of shelved storage space. Vinyl flooring.


Fenced site with gated access from the road leading to a huge gravel parking area in front of the house. On the north side of the house is the substantial integral garage / workshop (approx. 7.05m x 5.7m) (23’ x 18’8”) which has direct access from the house, a single ‘up & over’ roller shutter door (although there is easily enough space to park two cars), separate side door, fitted worktop along one wall with sink unit, cupboard and plumbing for a washing machine below (appliance not included), power & lighting.  Along the south side of the house is a timber deck which widens out by the patio doors to the living room to provide a great place to sit and enjoy the views.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band D. 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 (60)

Property Location

To reach the house drive to the village hall on the outskirts of Sandness and turn right to Bousta. Follow the road for just over ½ mile until you come to some farm buildings on the left. ‘Vatnabrek’ is the red wooden house on the right.

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