Key details

Deesville, Skellister, South Nesting, ZE2 9PP
3 double bedrooms • living / dining room • conservatory • kitchen • bathroom & en-suite shower room • utility room • garage / office / studio • potting shed & geodome greenhouse
Under offer
Early entry available, by arrangement.
Closing date
4:00pm Wednesday 13th April

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: E
  • Energy Efficiency: D (57)


Set in around 1/3 acre and benefiting from fine views south over the Loch of Benston to Vassa Voe & Cat Firth in the distance, and also a range of outbuildings / sheds including a garage / office, ‘Deesville’ is a very spacious detached family home conveniently situated within walking distance of the primary school, just 1½ miles from the local shop, and 15 miles north of Lerwick.

The property has been substantially upgraded by the current owners since their purchase three years ago, improvements including a stylish new kitchen plus complete re-decoration and new floor coverings throughout.

The accommodation is all on the one level, the substantial 30’ living / dining room and the large south-facing conservatory being particular features, the living / dining room being flooded with natural light thanks to large picture windows to three sides, both spaces enjoying the open views. A covered veranda along the south side of the house provides an attractive south-facing seating come casual dining area. Oil-fired central heating.

The detached garage / office provides a perfect home working environment or could be used as a studio / gym / play area.

General Information

Deesville is situated in the South Nesting area of Shetland approximately 15 miles north of Lerwick, an attractive scenic area, the location putting Lerwick and also Brae / Sullom Voe within easy reach, the house also being conveniently situated within easy walking distance of the area’s primary school where there is a children’s play park, and just 1½ miles from the local shop & post office which also sells fuel. There is also a gym and beauty salon at the old school building just along the road from the house, and a small caravan and camping park next to the village Hall. A morning and evening feeder bus service connects with the main bus service to Lerwick.

Further information about the wider area can be found at

The property was built in the early 1990’s of timber frame construction clad externally with rendered concrete blocks below a concrete tiled roof. Windows are double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired combi boiler in the utility room which also provides hot water, a solid-fuel stove in the living room providing a cosy additional heat source.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the curtains and light fittings. The range cooker is also included in the sale; the other white goods are available by separate negotiation if required, along with the bulk of the furniture.


Entry to the property is usually to the rear via a double glazed porch with space for boots etc. and a half-glazed inner door to the kitchen which has been completely re-fitted by the current owners since their purchase about three years ago, the stylish white gloss units being attractively set off by wood effect worktops and contemporary white ‘metro’ style tiled splash backs and including a handy pull-out larger unit, corner carousel and inset sink with mixer tap hose. A matching fitted breakfast bar provides a dining area. The ‘Cuisinemaster’ dual-fuel, LPG hob and electric oven range cooker and cooker hood are included in the sale. The fridge / freezer and dishwasher, both in a matching black finish, are available by separate negotiation. The flooring is engineered oak.

A door from the kitchen leads to the hall laid with the same engineered oak flooring, built-in storage being provided by two cupboards, one a shelved airing cupboard. There is also a hatch to the loft space which has recently been insulated. Ahead a glazed ‘front’ door opens to a large covered veranda along the front of the house with sheltered alfresco dining area at one end screened by glazed panels, steps leading down to a door to the conservatory and the garden.

A glazed door to the left opens to the very generously proportioned, extremely bright living / dining room, an impressive space benefitting from a substantial window area to three sides, three huge extra wide picture windows flooding the room with natural light and making the most of the fine open views particularly to the east and south, the large window to the south looking out through the conservatory to the loch. Four pendant light fittings provide artificial light. The room is carpeted and a solid-fuel stove provides a cosy heat source although there are also two central heating radiators.

Off the living room is the conservatory, again a good sized space with a large window area above a tiled window shelf for plants etc., making the most of the stunning views over the Loch of Benston to Vassa Voe / Cat Firth in the distance. Laminate flooring and door to the garden.

Back off the hall a passage to the right leads to the three very spacious double bedrooms, all carpeted, and a family bathroom, the first room on the left being a large main bedroom with two windows again enjoying the view south, and an en-suite shower room with walk-in tiled shower with ‘rainfall’ shower head and separate hand held fitting, WC & wash hand basin, plus a walk-in wardrobe, also carpeted, with fitted shelf and hanging space.

Next on the right is a family bathroom with three piece suite, the bath and wash hand basin having white ‘brick’ tiled splash backs, the bath having a mixer tap / shower fitting, again like the en-suite, with a ‘rainfall’ shower head and separate hand held fitting. Tile effect vinyl flooring and heating provided by heated towel rail and radiator.

Next is a north-facing double bedroom with extensive fitted wardrobe space along one wall, and at the end on the left is the third bedroom, benefiting from the fine view south.

Opposite bedroom 3 is a substantial utility room which has its own entrance door and double glazed window, the space providing masses of easily accessible storage space and also having a worktop with inset sink and plumbing and space below for a washing machine, tumble dryer, etc. (appliances available by separate negotiation if required), and fitted shelving and clothes pulley over. The room also houses the central heating boiler. It may be possible to use part of this room to create an en-suite to the third bedroom. The existing main bedroom which already has two windows could then potentially be sub-divided to provide an additional bedroom if required, any alterations being subject to any necessary consents and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.

Rooms Sizes

Living / Dining Room

Approx. 9.3m x 5.7m at widest point (30’6” x 18’8”)


Approx. 5.35m x 2.6m (17’6” x 8’6”)


Approx. 3.7m x 3.5m (12’2” x 11’6”)


Approx. 3.5m x 1.9m at widest points (11’6 x 6’4”)

Bedroom 1

Approx. 5.35m x 3m (17’7” x 9’10”)

En-Suite Shower Room

Approx. 1.9m x 1.4m (6’3 x 4’7”)

Walk-in Wardrobe

Approx. 3.3m x 1.2m (9’10” x 4’)

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.75m x 3.5m (12’4” x 11’6”)

Bedroom 3

Approx. 4.4m x 4.05m (14’6” x 13’4”)

Utility Room

Approx. 4.75m x 4.1m at widest points (15’6” x 13’6”)


As noted the property sits in a good-sized site estimated to extend to around 1/3 acre or thereby, the site being fenced throughout, several internal fences providing smaller enclosures for dogs etc. Access is via a shared track from the public road which leads to a cattle grid and a large parking area between the house and the garage. There are lawned areas to the east and south sides of the house, one with steps to the covered veranda which provides a great place to sit in the sun and enjoy the views, and the conservatory, with a hard landscaped area and further lawn to the west leading back around to the parking area.

Range of outbuildings / sheds including:-

  • detached garage / office comprising garage space (approximately 6m x 3.25m (19’8” x 10’8”)) with ‘up & over’ garage door & workbench, and further lined out room (approximately 5.9m x 3.6m (19’4” x 11’10) ideal for use as a home office or studio / games room, with its own separate uPVC double glazed door and two windows, both sides having power & lighting
  • potting shed / greenhouse (approximately 3.7m x 2.8m (12’2” x 9’2”)) with raised flower beds to either side
  • geodome greenhouse
  • two block-built stores, approximately 1.9m x 1.75m (6’3” x 5’9”) & 2.85m x 2m (7’10” x 6’7”)

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 Shetland Island Council’s website at:

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 and South Nesting School. Follow the road for approximately 1½ miles passing the Gletness junction and the school on the right. Continue to the head of Benston Loch and take the first access track on the left which winds its way up to ‘Deesville’.


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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