1 Inchrye, Sandwick, ZE2 9HU

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:





1 + WC

Energy Efficiency:

D (56)

Council Tax:

Band B


Under offer


4 bedrooms, living room, dining kitchen, bathroom & separate toilet, single garage.


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. The town and also Sumburgh are within easy commuting distance by car or by bus as Lerwick – Sumburgh bus services run through the village.

The property was extended about ten years ago adding a spacious dining kitchen with sliding pocket doors to the living room, an attractive, generously proportioned room which benefits from a large west-facing window leading out to a decked seating area and a working open fire which provides a cosy alternative heat source.

The remaining accommodation comprises four bedrooms, or three bedrooms and a second reception room / office, a modern bathroom with remote control shower, and a handy separate toilet. Electric storage / panel heating.

There is a 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 private nursery / after-school club, 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.

The house was extended just over 10 years ago adding a large dining kitchen, what was previously the kitchen then providing a handy extra bedroom or second reception room / office. At the same time the bathroom was re-fitted, an entrance vestibule was converted into a useful separate toilet, and a west-facing timber deck was created outside the living room, accessed via a wide floor-to-ceiling window.

Windows and doors are double glazed, and heating is provided by storage / panel heaters supplemented by a working open fire 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.

The property has a super-fast broadband connection.


Dining Kitchen

(Approx. 5.55m x 3.5m) (18’3” x 11’6”) Accessed via double doors from the garden, the stunning generously proportioned kitchen has plenty of space for a table & chairs and extensive fitted units in a cream finish set off by wood block worktops and striking tiled splashbacks 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, pull-out larder unit, 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 splashback will be included in the sale along with the ‘American’ style fridge / freezer. East-facing window with Roman blind, two pendant light fittings with glazed shades & 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.

Living Room

(Approx. 6.5m x 3.2m extending to 3.95m at widest points) (24’4” x 10’6” / 13’) Good-sized, attractive room with 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 which ties in with the same solid wood flooring as the kitchen. Heating is provided by a working open fire with slate hearth which creates a focal point to the room, or a storage heater. Glazed door to:-


The solid wood flooring in the living room continues into the attractively finished hall which features wallpaper over painted wood effect lining below a dado rail. Two built-in cupboards, one an airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, the other a store cupboard which also houses the meters etc.


(Approx. 1.75m x 1.55m) (5’9” x 5’) Handy extra toilet with contemporary white WC and wash hand basin with large wall mirror / light over. Solid wood flooring, window blind & feature light fitting.

Bedroom 1 or 2nd Reception Room

(Approx. 3.75m x 3.15m) (12’4” x 10’6”) Double bedroom, which has in the past been used as a family room / office, with two windows to the east with wooden venetian blinds, a built-in cupboard with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer (appliances not included), engineered wood flooring, two pendant light fittings with glazed shades, & storage heater.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.1m x 3.2m) (13’6” x 10’6”)  Good-sized, north-facing double bedroom with engineered wood flooring, built-in shelved cupboard, window blind & storage heater. A hatch gives access to the underfloor area of the house.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.2m x 3.2m) (10’6” x 10’6”) Another double, again north-facing, with fitted carpet, built-in wardrobe, wooden venetian blind & panel heater. Again the high ceiling and exposed beams have been retained as a feature.

Master Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.85m x 4m) (16’ x 13’) Very spacious, carpeted master bedroom with two windows enjoying an open westerly aspect and a sideways view to the sea to the south in the distance. Built-in wardrobe & storage heater.


(Approx. 2.2m x 1.75m) (7’2” x 5’10”) Comprising a modern white suite including a double ended bath with centrally mounted mixer tap and pumped electric shower with remote control over. Wet-wall lining around the bath, mirror over the wash hand basin, wooden venetian blind, slate effect vinyl flooring & heated towel rail / radiator.


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. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on the Shetland Islands Council website.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: D (56)

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 11 is the last house on the left.

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