Braeview, Toab, Virkie, ZE3 9JL

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

F (34)

Council Tax:

Band B


Under offer


• 2 double bedrooms • living room • kitchen / diner • bathroom • garage / shed


Enjoying fine views over the surrounding farmland to the Pool of Virkie and out to sea in the distance, 'Braeview' is a detached two bedroom cottage situated in the small village of Toab at the very southern tip of Shetland approximately 26 miles from Lerwick.

In addition to two double bedrooms, the accommodation which is all on one level, also includes a generously proportioned living room, good-sized kitchen / diner and bathroom with bath & separate shower. There is also a large porch and utility area. Heating is by electric storage / panel heaters.

The ¼ acre site provides ample parking, a sizeable lawn to the east side of the house, plus a large detached garage / shed.

The property requires some repair and updating which is reflected in the price.

General Information

'Braeview' is situated in the small village of Toab which lies approximately 26 miles south of Lerwick in the South Mainland of Shetland close to the airport and flights to mainland Scotland.

There is a local shop & post office in the village within walking distance and a boating club & marina nearby at the Pool of Virkie, further amenities including a mini-supermarket with fuel and the area's primary school (secondary pupils go to Sandwick or Lerwick) being available at Dunrossness about 2½ miles to the north.

You can find out more about the general South Mainland area on the Promote Shetland website at:-


Entry to the property is via a large south and east-facing porch which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the views towards the Pool of Virkie and over the airport to Sumburgh Head. From here a glazed inner door opens to a hallway with storage heater and doors to the living room, two double bedrooms and a bathroom.

Currently used as a dining room the first bedroom on the right faces south and has built-in cupboard / wardrobe space. On the left is a large bathroom with a white three piece suite including a wash hand basin vanity unit with storage below, plus a separate shower enclosure with electric shower and glazed screen / door. A built-in shelved airing cupboard houses the hot water tank and provides space for towels etc.

Next to the bathroom is the main west-facing bedroom, whilst at the end of the hall is a door to the living room which is also well placed to enjoy the views over the garden to the Pool of Virkie. Heating to this room is provided by a storage / convector heater although there is a fire place however this requires a new surround. Off the living room is a good-sized kitchen / diner with space for a table & chairs and fitted units including a sink with double drainer although replacement units may be desirable. The cooker and fridge are included although no warranties will be given.

Finally off the kitchen is a passageway with space for coats etc. and a hatch with pull-down ladder giving access to the loft space, which leads to a utility area / rear porch in an extension although this is in poor condition. Here there is a sink and plumbing for a washing machine which again is included in the sale although no warranties will be given.

Living Room

(Approx. 4.2m x 4.05m) (13'9" x 13'4")


(Approx. 4.45m x 2.85m) (14'7" x 9'6")

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.5m x 2.9m + cupboards) (11'6" x 9'6")

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.8m x 2.9m) (12'6" x 9'6")


(Overall approx. 4.3m x 2.5m at widest points including cupboard space) (14' x 8'3")


(Approx. 2.65m x 2.3m) (8'9" x 7'6")

Utility Area / Rear Porch

(Approx. 2.35m x 2.35m) (7'9" x 7'9")


The property sits in large site which is estimated to extend to around a ¼ acre or thereby, the site being enclosed by stone dykes or fencing. There is ample parking to the side and rear of the house which leads up to a large block-built detached garage / shed (approx. 6.95m x 4.95m (22'10" x 16'3")) which has new 'up & over' garage door and power, and a large lawn to the east.

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: F (34)

Property Location

To reach the property drive to the lights by the runway on the approach to Sumburgh Airport. Turn right at Toab just before the lights and drive up the road passing two houses on the right, the second one being a pale blue painted cottage. The access track to 'Braeview' is immediately after the blue painted cottage; Braeview being situated right at the end of the track.

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