Key details

1 Inchrye, Sandwick, ZE2 9HU
4 double bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • bathroom & separate WC • single garage
Offers over £190,000
By arrangement.

  • receptions1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms4 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms1 Bathroom + WC
  • Council Tax Band: B
  • Energy Efficiency: C (77)


Conveniently situated by the local shop, school and swimming pool in the centre of the village of Sandwick, approximately 13 miles south of Lerwick, 1 Inchrye is a well-presented, single storey, detached property in ‘walk-into’ order. Lerwick and also Sumburgh are within easy commuting distance by car or by bus as Lerwick – Sumburgh bus services run through the village.

This family accommodation is conveniently arranged on one level and comprises of four double bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen/dining room, a bathroom and a separate WC.

The property is heated by an air source heat pump supplemented by a cosy wood burner in the living room.

Externally, there is a large, mainly grassed fenced garden area and a single garage.

General Information

1 Inchrye is conveniently situated between the local shop & post office and Sandwick School and the South Mainland swimming pool, in a small group of nine similar detached houses right in the centre of the village of Sandwick.

Other amenities in the area include a youth & community centre, village hall, social club & garage, plus a visitor’s centre / tea room at Hoswick, whilst slightly further afield Sandsayre pier at Leebitton is the departure point for boat trips to the island of Mousa and its historic broch.

Sandwick itself is situated about halfway between Lerwick, 13 miles to the north, and Sumburgh 13 miles to the south, putting both within easy commuting distance either by car or by bus as some Lerwick – Sumburgh bus services run through the village past the shop, making this an ideal location for anyone not wanting to be reliant on a car.

Windows and doors are double glazed, and heating is provided by an air source heat pump supplemented by a cosy wood burner in the living room. The sale will include all fixed floor coverings, the blinds and light fittings, as well as the range cooker and fridge / freezer in the kitchen.


Entry to the property is accessed via double doors from the garden which opens to the stunning, generously proportioned kitchen which has plenty of space for a table & chairs. There are extensive fitted units in a cream finish set off by wood block worktops and striking tiled splash backs with an inset mosaic tile border. The units provide extensive cupboard and worktop space and include a concealed integrated dishwasher, an inset 1½ bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap / hose attachment, deep pan drawers either side of the cooker, plus a wall mounted dresser style unit with glazed cabinets either side of a plate rack and shelf. The 'Rangemaster’ electric range cooker with induction hob and matching black glass cooker hood and splash back will be included in the sale along with the ‘American’ style fridge / freezer. An east-facing window provides natural light. Solid wood flooring. Sliding pocket doors lead through to the adjoining living room, the glazing allowing light to filter through from one room to the other.

The good-sized, carpeted living room has a wide floor-to-ceiling window enjoying a sunny westerly aspect, the centre door opening to a decked seating area providing a second entrance to the house. The original cedar clad ceiling and exposed beams have been retained, the lovely warm tones of the wood creating a striking feature. A cosy wood burner provides additional heating.

Into the hallway, there are two built-in cupboards, one an airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, the other a store cupboard which also houses the meters etc.

There is a handy extra WC with contemporary white WC and wash hand basin with large wall mirror over. Solid wood flooring.

Four double bedrooms, the spacious master bedroom facing west while enjoying views over to the sea, one facing east and two facing north. All bedrooms benefit from built-in wardrobes which provide a good amount of storage.

The modern bathroom comprises of a white WC, wash hand basin with a large mirror over, bath with shower over and wet wall lining.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Kitchen / Dining Room

5.55m x 3.5m (18’3” x 11’6”)

Living Room

6.5m x 3.2m extending to 3.95m (24’4” x 10’6” / 13’)

Bedroom 1

3.75m x 3.15m (12’4” x 10’6”)

Bedroom 2

4.1m x 3.2m (13’6” x 10’6”)

Bedroom 3

3.2m x 3.2m (10’6” x 10’6”)

Bedroom 4

4.85m x 4m (16’ x 13’)


2.2m x 1.75m (7’2” x 5’10”)


1.75m x 1.55m (5’9” x 5’)


The property sits in a fenced garden area with vehicular access from a side road off the school road, or pedestrian access from the path that runs through Inchrye from the road just to the west of the shop.

The front garden is mainly grassed with a west-facing timber deck outside the living room and a cold water tap. The rear garden comprising a grassed area with rotary clothes dryer.

Included in the sale is a single garage with ‘up & over’ garage door and power, being conveniently situated at the east end of the block right by the house with direct access via a rear door.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band B. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Council Tax Bands may be reassessed by the Joint Valuation Board when a property is sold. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

To reach the house, drive to the shop at Stove in the centre of Sandwick. The property is situated in the far south-eastern corner of the group of nine houses which lie immediately behind the shop. Vehicular access is available from the school road just to the east of the shop, via a turning just before a white painted cottage on the right. Pedestrian access can be gained via the road just to the west of the shop (to the right of the cottage next to the shop); go up the road and take the path to the left just after the former chapel building. Follow the path through the development; No 1 is the last house on the left.


Important Information for Prospective Purchasers

This schedule is intended only to help you decide whether to view the property. We always recommend you view the property personally.

The information is believed to be correct, but it is not warranted and is not to form part of any contract of sale. All dates, distances, areas and room sizes noted are approximate and for use as a general guide only. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the working condition or otherwise of any equipment such as central heating or kitchen appliances.

This schedule should not be taken as a comment on the condition of the property. This is a matter for your surveyor and we recommend that once you have found a property you are interested in, you obtain a survey report. We can provide details of surveyors if required.

Interested parties are advised to note their interest through their solicitor as soon as possible so that they can be informed if a closing date is fixed. Noting interest does not place any obligation on the seller to set a closing date or to give any noted interests the opportunity to offer. Whilst every effort will be made to advise noted interests of any closing date set, this cannot be guaranteed.

No responsibility will be accepted for expenses incurred by parties who have noted interest but do not get an opportunity to offer, or for any expenses incurred traveling to properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

Thanks again for your brilliant service with both my property sales over the past years. Your experience in Shetland is much noted with local people.

Selling my house whilst living in Edinburgh was a daunting prospect but I should not have worried. The communications between both parties was easy and the sale of my property went through without any hitches.
Diane Legget
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