Braeside, Dunrossness, ZE2 9JQ

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:

1/ 2


4 / 5



Energy Efficiency:

D (59)

Council Tax:

Band C


Under offer


4 / 5 bedrooms, 1 / 2 reception rooms, kitchen / diner, shower room & separate toilet, utility room, integral garage


Spacious, south-facing, four / five bedroom detached property with an integral garage, set in a lovely, good-sized garden at Dunrossness within walking distance of the local primary school and shop, and enjoying fine open views over the surrounding area.

Thanks to good road links Lerwick, approximately 20 miles, is within easy commuting distance.

The flexible accommodation which provides up to five bedrooms, would suit either a large family or someone requiring more living space and less bedrooms as is the case as at present with two of the bedrooms being used as a dining room and office.

The living / dining room is a particularly bright space with two windows facing south, the kitchen has plenty of space for a table & chairs, and there is also a shower room, separate toilet and handy utility / laundry room.

Oil-fired central heating is provided throughout although there is also a wood-burning stove in the living room.

The garden which is attractively laid out and well-stocked, has plenty of parking and a south / west facing timber deck.

General Information

'Braeside' is situated in Dunrossness on the east side of the South Mainland of Shetland just 20 miles south of Lerwick which thanks to good road links is within easy commuting distance.

Local amenities in the area are grouped within reasonable walking distance of the house along the main road, these including the area's primary school (secondary pupils go to Sandwick or Lerwick), Mainland's store with mini-supermarket & post office, off-licence & fuel, and also Allans of Gillock hardware store. There is also a local hall nearby and the airport at Sumburgh is easily accessible for travel to mainland Scotland.

There are many places of interest in the surrounding area including Sumburgh Head, Jarlshof, Quendale Mill, the Croft House Museum, the RSPB Reserve at the Loch of Spiggie, and St Ninian's Isle and its famous tombolo at Bigton.

The house was built in the early 1970's of block cavity wall construction. It is fully double glazed (apart from the garage) and benefits from central heating provided by an oil-fired 'Worcester Danesmoor' boiler in the utility room which also provides hot water. A log burning stove in the living room provides a cosy additional heat source if required.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the curtains & light fittings.


On the Ground Floor:-


Entry is to the rear of the house where a covered porch area leads to a bright porch with windows either side of the glazed front door. The quarry tiled flooring extends into the adjoining utility room, two further glazed doors opening to the integral garage to the left and the main hall to the right.

Integral garage

(Approx. 6.1m x 3.35m) (20' x 11') With 'up & over' garage door which was replaced last year, single glazed rear window, power & lighting, & cold water tap.

Utility / Laundry Room

(Approx. 3.55m x 2.45m) (11'6" x 8') Large room facing east with space for coats etc., 'Belfast' sink with worktops to either side, plumbing for a washing machine (appliance not included) and plenty of space for other appliances. Radiator with clothes pulley over, & tiled floor.


The glazed door from the porch opens to a bright 'L'-shaped hall with doors to all ground floor rooms, a carpeted stair to the first floor with useful under-stairs cupboard below, telephone point & radiator. At the far end a further glazed door leads to a second side porch with tiled window shelf, high level plate shelf & wood laminate flooring, which leads to a timber deck to the south-west corner of the house. The solid oak flooring to the main hall extends throughout the two reception rooms and the ground floor bedroom.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.1m x 2.95m) (10'2" x 9'7"') East-facing ground floor double bedroom with views over open farmland and to the voe. Solid oak flooring & radiator.

Living / Dining Room

(Approx. 5.8m x 3.2m extending to 4.2m at widest point) (19' x 10'7" / 13'10") Another glazed door from the hall opens to the particularly bright living / dining room which has two south-facing windows (curtains included) again enjoying the views over the surrounding area and to the voe, and also letting in lots of natural light. A contemporary style 'Morso' log burning stove set on a stone hearth with a wooden mantel shelf over provides an attractive focal point to the room as well as a heat source although there are also two central heating radiators. Solid oak flooring, lighting provided by two centre light fittings and two wall lights, satellite TV connection & telephone point.

Dining Kitchen

(Approx. 4.3m x 3.25m) (14'1" x 10'7") Again accessed via a glazed door from the hall, the kitchen also enjoys good open views, this time to the south and west. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs and fitted units provide ample cupboard & worktop space, the units including an integral oven and hob with cooker hood over, plus an inset 1&½ bowl sink, glazed display cabinet and tiled splashbacks. The free-standing dishwasher and a fridge / freezer (presently housed in the utility room) will be included in the sale. Slate tile flooring & radiator.

Dining Room / Bedroom 5

(Approx. 3.55m x 2.65m) (11'6" x 8'8") Another dual-aspect room, currently used as a dining room, but could be used as an additional double bedroom. Solid oak flooring & radiator.


(Approx. 1.85m x 1.15m) (6'1" x 3'10") Handy extra toilet with white WC & wash hand basin, heated towel rail supplied by the central heating system, & wood parquet flooring.

On the First Floor:-


Carpeted landing with built-in cupboard housing the hot water tank with shelving for linens etc. & light plus access to additional storage space behind in the eaves. Separate hatch to the loft space.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.8m x 3.7m at widest points (+ wardrobes)) (12'6" x 12'1") Attractive master bedroom with south-facing dormer window enjoying an open aspect. Two double and one single wardrobe along one wall provide extensive clothes space with fitted shelving & hanging rail, with access to additional storage space in the eaves behind the single wardrobe. Fitted carpet & radiator.

Bedroom 3 / Office

(Approx. 2.75m x 2.55m) (9' x 8'4") This carpeted room which is again south-facing, is presently used as an office but could be used as a single bedroom. Radiator.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.85m x 2.9m at widest points) (12'8" x 9'6") Further double bedroom, again with south-facing dormer window enjoying the views. Fitted carpet, access to eaves storage space & radiator.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.9m x 1.75m) (9'6" x 5'10") Large wet-room style shower room with 'Triton' electric shower with 'rainfall' shower fitting, & glazed shower screen, plus a white WC and wash hand basin with mirror / light over. Heating is provided by a central heating radiator and a heated towel rail, and a recess with fitted cupboard below provides space for toiletries etc.


The property sits in a large well-established plot which has been extensively developed by the current owners who are keen gardeners. A large graveled area leading up to the garage and the front door forms the entrance to the property and provides plenty of parking. To the right a low maintenance meadow garden provides a particularly colourful display in the summer months, next to that and outside the side porch is a large south and west facing timber deck. Along the front of the house is a further chipped seating area and a mature lawn which extends down to the roadside, whilst to the east lies an external entertaining space with fitted benches for seating providing a great place for barbecues etc. and simply enjoying the fine open views, and a sheltered fenced area for pot plants etc. From here a path leads around to a further lawn & drying green behind the house.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. 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 (59)

Property Location

To reach the property drive to Robins Brae at Dunrossness on the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road, and turn east to 'Boddam & Troswickness'. 'Braeside' is on the left just after the telephone box.

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