Eastlea, Sandwick, ZE2 9HW

Offers Over £130,000
Key Details

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Energy Efficiency:

G (19)

Council Tax:

Band B


Offers Over £130,000




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3 bedrooms & box bedroom, living room, breakfasting kitchen, bathroom.

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Three bedroom cottage which would make an excellent first time buy, situated in the village of Sandwick in the South Mainland of Shetland, an area enjoying a wide range of amenities including the Junior High School, the local shop & post office, and even a public swimming pool.

Lerwick just 14 miles to the north, is within easy commuting distance.

The double glazed accommodation which has central heating provided by an electric boiler, is arranged over two floors with a large, attractively fitted breakfasting kitchen, bright dual-aspect living room, double bedroom and modern bathroom on the ground floor, plus two further double bedrooms and a box bedroom upstairs.

Externally there is a garden area around the house and a driveway with space for several cars.

General Information

'Eastlea' is situated close to Sanick beach on the south side of the wider Sandwick area, a village in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately midway between Lerwick 14 miles to the north, and Sumburgh and the airport to the south, both within easy reach by car or by bus.

The village enjoys a good range of amenities including the local shop & post office, Junior High School (nursery, primary & secondary schooling to year 4), and the South Mainland Swimming Pool all at Stove, plus a community hall, social club, private nursery & garage. Slightly further afield at Hoswick is a small visitor's centre and tearoom, whilst Leebitton is the departure point for summer boat trips to the island of Mousa.

The property comprises the original stone-built cottage which has been extended in recent years. It benefits from double glazed windows and a radiator central heating system fed by a Heatrae Sadia 'Amptec' electric boiler housed in the cupboard in the ground floor bedroom.


On the Ground Floor:-


Entry is to the east side of the house where the front door opens to a hallway with wood laminate flooring, a ceiling spotlight fitting & radiator. Solid wooden ledge & brace doors lead to the kitchen to the left which in turn leads through to the living room, and to a double bedroom and the bathroom to the right. Ahead a carped stair leads to the first floor.

Breakfasting Kitchen

(Approx. 3.45m x 5.3m at longest point) (11'4" x 17'6") Renovated in 2017 including re-lining and insulating with 'Kingspan', the large east-facing kitchen has stylish modern units in a grey bleached wood effect finish set off by dark grey wood effect worktops and splash backs, the units including a breakfast bar, integral electric oven and five ring gas hob with handy deep pan drawers below, plus an inset 1&½ bowl sink. Recessed ceiling spotlighting, wood laminate flooring & radiator. Off the kitchen is a small utility area with a second sink and plumbing for a washing machine, the space also housing the 'Megaflo' water tank.

Living Room

(Approx. 4.3m x 3.65m) (14' x 12') A doorway from the kitchen leads through to the living room which is housed in the extension, a particularly bright space thanks to windows to the east and west. The flooring is wood laminate and there is a radiator and connection for a TV aerial.

Back off the hallway the remaining ground floor accommodation comprises:-

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.7m x 3.4m at widest points including cupboard) (12'2" x 11'2") Carpeted double bedroom with windows to the east and north, a fitted cupboard / wardrobe along one wall, part of which houses the central heating boiler, and a radiator.


(Approx. 2.45m x 2m at widest points) (8' x 6'6") Also renovated in 2017, the modern wet-wall lined bathroom comprises a white three piece suite, the bath having a waterfall mixer tap and shower screen over, the wash hand basin being set on a fitted unit providing useful storage space. Recessed ceiling spotlighting, wood laminate flooring matching that in the hallway & ladder style heated towel rail / radiator supplied by the central heating system.

On the First Floor:-


The stair from the hallway leads up to a small carpeted landing with Velux window and doors, again solid wood ledge & brace, to two further coombe ceilinged double bedrooms and a box room.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.55m x 5.45m at widest points (floor area)) (18' x 11'8") Large bedroom with dormer window with roller blind and additional Velux window with integral blackout blind, to the east, a built-in cupboard, fitted carpet, meter cupboard, recessed spotlighting & radiator.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.5m x 3m (floor area)) (11'7" x 9'10") Another double bedroom, again with a dormer window with roller blind facing east. Fitted carpet, recessed ceiling spotlighting & radiator.

Box Bedroom

(Approx. 2.4m x 3m at widest points) (9'10" x 7'10") Carpeted room with Velux window.

Note the floor-to-ceiling heights of some rooms in this traditional cottage are 1.8m (6').


Driveway with space for several cars, and garden area surrounding the house, as shown on the sketch plan.

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: G (19)

Property Location

To reach the property drive to 'Central' crossroads in the centre of Sandwick (by the Youth & Community Centre and garage), and turn east to 'Noness'. At the fork in the road just after the private nursery (orange building on the left), take the road to the right and head towards the shore. 'Eastlea' is the first house on the right after the church (just past the track which heads towards the shore immediately after the church).

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