3 Vatna Gaet, Skellister, South Nesting, ZE2 9PP

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

B (86)

Council Tax:

Band E


Under offer


• 4 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • bathroom & en-suite shower room • utility room • integral garage


Set in a large family friendly fenced garden in an attractive rural setting approximately 14 miles north of Lerwick, and enjoying fine open views, 3 Vatna Gaet is a spacious four bedroom detached house with an integral garage in 'walk-into' condition.

The location puts the property within easy commuting distance of both Lerwick and Brae / Sullom Voe, and there is a local shop, village hall and primary school within a mile.

Built in 2014 as part of a small development of just six houses, the property offers well-presented, single storey accommodation benefitting from oil-fired under-floor central heating. In addition to four bedrooms including an en-suite master, there is a generously proportioned living room, large attractively fitted kitchen / dining room with integral appliances, family bathroom with bath and separate shower, and separate utility room. A particular feature is the amount of storage space provided with built-in wardrobes to three bedrooms and four cupboards in the hall.

Viewing highly recommended.

General Information

Overlooking the Loch of Benston, 'Vatna Gaet' is a small low density development of six 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad houses completed in 2014 at Skellister in the South Nesting area of Shetland which lies within easy commuting distance of Lerwick about 14 miles to the south, and also Brae / Sullom Voe to the north. Amenities in the area include the primary school and a local shop & post office which also sells fuel, both within a mile of the house, and a village hall.

This fully double glazed property benefits from oil-fired under-floor central heating supplied by a 'Worcester' boiler in the garage. There are satellite TV and aerial points in the living room, further aerial points being located in the kitchen and all four bedrooms. The windows all have fitted venetian blinds which are included in the sale. Some of the curtains, along with some of the furniture, may be available by separate negotiation.


Entry to the property is via a vestibule with doors to the integral garage, utility room & hall, the tile effect vinyl flooring extending into the large fitted utility room where fitted units along one wall provide plenty of additional storage and include an inset sink and integrated washing machine, with a clothes pulley over. There is also a long run of hooks for coats etc. on the wall opposite. The lined integral garage has an 'up & over' garage door with electric remote control, power & lighting, and cold water tap.

A glazed door from the vestibule opens to a welcoming and generous 'L'-shaped hall laid with wood effect laminate flooring and doors to all rooms. Four built-in cupboards provide lots of storage space, the largest double cupboard housing the hot water tank, additional storage being available in the partially floored loft which is easily accessed via a hatch with pull-down ladder.

A glazed door from the hall opens to a bright, generously proportioned, carpeted living room which benefits from a wide picture window to the west enjoying an open view over to the Loch of Benston. The spacious kitchen / dining room has windows to two sides again allowing in plenty of light and benefitting from the views. There is ample space for a dining table & chairs in addition to a breakfast bar forming part of an extensive run of fitted units in a striking blue / grey colour set off by wood effect worktops and tiled splash backs, the units housing a 1½ bowl sink plus a range of integral appliances including an oven & hob with cooker hood over, a concealed integrated fridge / freezer & dishwasher, two carousel corner units and wine rack. Tiled floor throughout.

The carpeted master bedroom also faces west, a substantial fitted wardrobe with sliding mirror doors and fitted with hanging & shelf space provides ample clothes space, but there is also a separate shelved cupboard as well. The stylish en-suite comprises a large shower enclosure with glazed screen / door plus a white WC & wash hand basin with mirror / light fitting over. The three remaining bedrooms, two doubles and a fourth single which could alternatively be used as an office, are also all carpeted, two of them have built-in wardrobes.

Finally the family bathroom features a white three piece suite plus a separate shower enclosure with glazed screen / door, the wash hand basin and WC being set in an extensive run of fitted units which conceal the plumbing and provide masses of cupboard and worktop space for toiletries, towels etc. Light / shaver fitting over the wash hand basin.

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

(Approx. 4.7m x 4.6m) (15'4" x 15')

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 5.3m x 4.75m at widest points) (17'4" x 15'7")

Master Bedroom

(Approx. 3.4m x 3m) (11'1" x 9'10")


(Approx. 2.2m x 1.8m) (7'2" x 6')

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.1m x 2.85m) (10'3" x 9'5")

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 2.85m x 2.5m) (9'5" x 8'3")


(Approx. 2.85m x 2.4m) (9'5" x 8')

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.45m x 2.85m) (11'4" x 9'5")

Utility Room

(Approx. 3.55m x 1.7m) 11'9" x 5'8")


(Approx. 6m x 3.45m) (19'8" x 11'3")


The property sits in a family friendly fenced garden mainly laid to lawn. A tarred parking area provides ample parking by the house and garage, a sturdy fence and gate to either side giving access to the garden area to both sides, a paved path leading from the front door to a rotary clothes dryer. A large low maintenance chipped area to the rear of the property is an attractive feature. Included in the sale is a wooden garden shed.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band E. 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: B (86)

Property Location

To reach the property take the B9075 South Nesting road from the main A970 road north. Drive to the local shop and turn right to Benston & the South Nesting school. The 'Vatna Gaet' houses are on the left hand side of the road about a mile past the shop. Turn into the development and around to the right; No.3 is the blue house on the left.

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