Key details

Cruister, Sandwick, ZE2 9HN
3 bedrooms • living room • 2nd reception room / snug • music room / office • kitchen / diner • bathroom • outbuilding
Under offer
By arrangement.

  • receptions3 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: A
  • Energy Efficiency: D (55)


Set on its own well away from other houses and enjoying superb unrestricted views over the surrounding farmland and Sandwick generally towards the sea, 'Cruister' is an attractive, extended cottage offering flexible, three reception room, three bedroom accommodation all on the one level. The location offers a range of local amenities including a shop & post office, Junior High School, and swimming pool, as well as being an easy drive to Lerwick and Sumburgh, each approximately 13 miles away.

The property is presently laid out with three receptions rooms including a music room (or potential 4th bedroom) which would be ideal as a home office. The main living room benefits from a large window area making the most of the views and there is also a separate snug with solid-fuel stove, a charming kitchen / diner, and bathroom. Central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler.

The property sits in established, fenced garden with south / west facing lawn and a large, block-built outbuilding.

Viewing highly recommended.

General Information

The village of Sandwick offers a convenient, easily accessible rural location in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately mid-way between Lerwick, 13 miles to the north, and Sumburgh and the airport to the south.

The village enjoys an excellent range of amenities including a local shop & post office, Junior High School with nursery, primary & secondary schooling to year 4, a public swimming pool, community hall, social club & garage. Slightly further afield at Hoswick is a small visitor’s centre & tearoom, whilst Leebitton is the departure point for summer boat trips to the island of Mousa and its broch.

Further information on the local area can be found at:-

The property comprises an original stone-built cottage which was substantially extended in the late 1990’s. Windows are double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler housed in a cupboard off the hall.

The sale will include all fixed floor coverings, blinds, and light fittings.


Entry to the property is to the side of the house, the double glazed porch which has space for coats etc. and tile effect vinyl flooring, leading to a long hallway with the 'original' stone cottage to the right, the 'modern' extension to the left, a sun pipe providing some natural light. Wood effect vinyl is laid to the floor and a hatch provides access to storage space in the loft.

On the left a short passage leads to the bathroom and one of the bedrooms, the bathroom being attractively finished with painted paneling to a dado rail and tiling to the wash hand basin and shower area over the bath where there is an electric shower. A large built-in cupboard provides general storage space. Vinyl flooring.

The double bedroom is a bright room enjoying a south-easterly aspect and open views over the surrounding farmland and Sandwick generally. A run of fitted bedroom units provides space for clothes either side of a dressing table with light over. Laminate flooring.

Moving on down the hall, the good-sized kitchen / diner is again a bright room with a double window benefiting from the open view. There is plenty of space for a table and chairs and the run of kitchen units along one wall includes an inset sink, concealed integrated fridge, cooker hood and plumbing for a washing machine which is available by separate negotiation. The cooker is included. Lighting is provided by a couple of ceiling mounted spotlights supplemented by additional worktop lighting. Tile effect laminate is laid to the floor.

A door from the dining area of the kitchen opens to the main reception room, a lovely, generously proportioned space also with lots of light thanks to the large window area with a double window to the south-east plus a further window and patio doors to the south-west, all making the most of the fine open views including as far south as Levenwick and Sumburgh in the distance. The room has wood effect laminate flooring throughout and further doors lead back into the hall and to a cosy second reception room heated by a solid-fuel stove set in a fireplace surround although there is also a central heating radiator. This carpeted room provides an extra snug or playroom, the two windows enjoying a sunny, south-westerly aspect.

Off this room is a third reception room or potential fourth bedroom, currently used as a music room, with laminate flooring, side, and rear windows plus a Velux roof light. Its own external door would make it ideal for use as a home office as visitors can enter separately from the main house.

Back off the hall is a built-in cupboard housing the central heating boiler and hot water tank, and bedrooms two and three, both looking out to the rear of the house, bedroom 2 being a large, carpeted single, bedroom 3 a good-sized double with laminate flooring.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Main Living Room

6.7m x 3.65m (22’ x 12’)

2nd Reception Room / Snug

3.75m x 3.75m (12’4” x 12’3”)

Music Room / Office or 4th Bedroom

3.25m x 3.25m (10’7” x 10’7”)

Kitchen / Diner

5.2m x 3.1m at widest points (17’ x 10’3”)

Bedroom 1

3.95m x 3m (13’ x 9’9”)

Bedroom 2

3.75m x 2.35m (12’3” x 7’8”)

Bedroom 3

3.8m x 3.75m (12’6” x 12’3”)


2.9m x 2.1m at widest points (9’6” x 6’10”)


The site is estimated to extend to just under ¼ acre, access being via a track from the public road which is protected by a cattle grid. Behind the house is a parking area, a gate opening to the back garden with the outbuilding to the left, door to the music room to the right, and steps ahead to the side porch and main entrance.

The block-built, detached outbuilding measures approximately 4.55m x 3.15m and has a double glazed window, power & lighting. It provides a handy outside store with space for garden implements, log storage, a freezer etc.

A strip of ground runs along the front of the house to the main garden area which lies to the west side of the house thus getting the sun for a good part of the day. This fenced space is laid to lawn and can be accessed via the timber deck outside the patio doors from the main living room. Rotary clothes dryer.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band A. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Council Tax Bands may be reassessed by the Joint Valuation Board when a property is sold. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

The property is situated off the main A970 Lerwick - Sumburgh road approximately halfway between the north and south junctions to Sandwick. The access road which only serves the one house, is signposted (for Cruister). Follow the track down and along to the left to the house.


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.

Many thanks for dealing with our sale so efficiently.
Mrs Moses
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Cruister, Sandwick, ZE2 9HN

Please telephone the sellers direct on 01950 431 587 or 07391 178 844.

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Cruister, Sandwick, ZE2 9HN