Key details

1b Horseshoe Close, Virkie, ZE3 9JU
double bedroom • living room • kitchen • bathroom
Under offer
By arrangement.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 1 Bedroom
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: A
  • Energy Efficiency: C (70)


One bedroom first floor flat, an ideal first time buy, situated in the village of Toab, a rural location at the very southern tip of Shetland approximately 23 miles from Lerwick.

Forming part of a block of four flats, the double glazed accommodation which is heated by Dimplex storage heaters, comprises a west-facing living room, kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom, three cupboards in the hall and a built-in wardrobe in the bedroom providing lots of useful storage space.

Externally the flat has its own garden area to the rear plus shared use of a garden shed.

The flat enjoys a fine view over to the Pool of Virkie and the airport, and beyond to Sumburgh Head and the sea to the front, and an open aspect to the rear.

The kitchen appliances are included in the sale. The furniture is available by separate negotiation.

General Information

The property is situated at the very southern end of the South Mainland area of Shetland approximately 23 miles south of Lerwick in the of Toab where there is a local shop & post office within walking distance. Sumburgh airport for air travel to mainland Scotland is also close by, other amenities in the area being situated at Dunrossness about 3 miles to the north where there is another shop, a small DIY store, fuel pumps and the area’s primary school. Lerwick - Sumburgh bus services run along the main road a short distance from the house.

Further information about the South Mainland area can be found at:-


The property has its own entrance at ground floor level, stairs leading up to a small landing outside the flat, where there is a handy store cupboard. From here a door opens to a hall laid with laminate flooring, ample storage space being provided by three built-in cupboards, one for coats etc., the third larger cupboard having a hatch to the loft space.

First on the left is the bathroom comprising a white three piece suite, the bath having a mixer tap / shower fitting over, heating being provided by a wall-mounted fan heater and a heated towel rail. The flooring is vinyl.

Next is a good-sized carpeted double bedroom which enjoys the fine view south-east over to the Pool of Virkie and beyond to the airport and Sumburgh Head. The carpeted living room is situated to the rear of the house, the window having an open view to the west. Finally the kitchen, also with open aspect to the rear, has space for a small table & chairs and fitted units including a sink & cooker hood. The freestanding cooker, fridge & washing machine are included in the sale although no warranties will be given. Vinyl flooring.

Rooms Sizes

Living Room

Approx. 4.15m x 3.2m (13'7" x 10'6")


Approx. 2.9m x 2.8m (9'7" x 9'2")


Approx. 3.45m x 3.2m (11'4" x 10'6")


Approx. 2.45m x 1.7m (8' x 5'8")


The property has exclusive use of the northern half of the garden area to the rear of the building although the southern boundary is not fenced. The property also has shared use (with the ground floor flat) of the garden shed and the access path. Public parking is available immediately outside the flat.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band A. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

To reach the property turn west (by a bus stop) from the main A970 Lerwick - Sumburgh Road to Toab & Hestingott. The flat is the upper right hand flat of the block of four flats in the first building on the right.


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.

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