Key details

Emsket, Nesbister, Whiteness, ZE2 9LJ
Under offer

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms


Highly desirable four double bedroom detached property (completed 2018), in popular rural location just 10 miles from Lerwick, enjoying magnificent panoramic views westwards over Whiteness Voe.

Benefitting from central heating provided by an environmentally friendly air source heat pump supplying under-floor heating, the spacious, well-presented accommodation also includes a well-proportioned living room with wide picture window enjoying the view, an attractively fitted kitchen / dining room with range cooker, additional island unit and patio doors to a large timber deck, a beautifully finished family bathroom with freestanding bath and separate shower, plus a large fitted utility room. The principal bedroom also has an en-suite shower room and a huge walk-in wardrobe.

The substantial integral garage has an electric garage door and a 6m x 4m polytunnel provides a great covered outdoor space.

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General Information

'Emsket' is situated in the attractive setting of Nesbister, a particularly popular rural location due to its convenient location within easy reach of Lerwick just 10 miles away, but also thanks to its west-facing aspect and the stunning views over Whiteness Voe.

There is a local shop nearby (just over a mile away) on the main Westside road, a primary school at Whiteness, plus a second shop, this time with a post office & fuel at Weisdale, a mile past the school. The Westside bus service runs along the main Westside road stopping at the Nesbister / Wormadale junction.

This energy efficient 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad property was completed in December 2018 and benefits from 'NorDan' Alu-clad double glazed windows and patio door, triple glazed external doors, a whole house heat recovery and ventilation system, and also central heating provided by an environmentally friendly 'Mitsubishi' air source heat pump which provides under-floor heating throughout the house, and also supplies the 300 litre pressurised hot water tank housed in the garage.

The interior is beautifully finished to a high standard with engineered oak flooring laid throughout the hall, living room and bedrooms, and tiled floors elsewhere. Internal doors are also oak and recessed ceiling spotlighting is provided throughout the main living accommodation. There are a lot of thoughtful details such as the solid oak internal window cills, tiled recesses in the bathrooms, and also the design and layout of the walk-in wardrobe to the principal bedroom.


Entry to the property is via the triple glazed front door which opens to a spacious entrance hallway laid with ceramic floor tiles which provides a welcoming entrance to the house, half-glazed double doors leading from here through to the hall. A large built-in cupboard with shelving & hooks provides plenty of space for coats, shoes etc., whilst further doors lead to the large integral garage and a generous utility room.

The substantial lined and insulated garage which has a 'Hormann' 'up & over' garage door with electric remote control, and double glazed windows to two side, has plenty of space to park a car yet still leaving room for general storage / a workshop, fitted cupboard units along two walls providing extensive storage space. The ceramic tiles in the hall also extend into the utility room where a run of kitchen units along one wall set off by wood block effect worktops includes an inset ceramic sink and plumbing / space for a washing machine and tumble dryer (appliances not included). On the opposite wall a large built-in shelved cupboard with sliding frosted glass doors provides ample space for towels etc., with a clothes pulley to one side.

The hall is wider than usual, particularly at the entrance area, enhancing the feeling of space throughout the property. To the left a half-glazed door leads to the kitchen whilst half-glazed sliding pocket double doors ahead open to the living room, the passage continuing to the right to the four bedrooms and the bathroom, another shelved cupboard providing yet more storage space and also houses the central heating pipework. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to the loft space.

The kitchen / dining room is a lovely bright space with lots of natural light thanks to two windows facing south plus patio doors to a large timber deck to the west. There is plenty of space for a table and chairs and the floor is tiled throughout. The attractively fitted kitchen has ample cupboard & worktop space including an additional island breakfast bar unit which provides extra storage, all the units having solid wood block worktops and curved end units. The main run of units includes an integral 1½ bowl white ceramic sink with 'Quooker' instantaneous hot water mixer tap, a corner carousel plus a couple of glazed wall display cabinets with integral lighting. The electric dual-fuel 'Rangemaster' range cooker will be included in the sale along with the matching cooker hood. There is also a concealed integrated fridge / freezer and dishwasher.

Next to the kitchen is the substantial living room, a wide picture window to the west wall making the most of the sunny aspect and the fantastic views over the voe. Cabling in place for a wall-mounted TV.

Moving on down the hall the beautifully finished family bathroom is a particularly impressive well-proportioned room featuring very contemporary grey floor and wall tiles, the fittings including a freestanding double ended bath, a large walk-in shower enclosure with 'rainfall' shower head and separate hand held fitting, plus a wall-mounted wash hand basin / vanity unit with fitted drawer space below for toiletries etc. and a light / mirror fitting over, and a WC with matching unit concealing the cistern. Two recessed display shelves with integral lighting, one to the shower enclosure, provide handy space for toiletries etc.

Finally there are four large double bedrooms, three with built-in double wardrobes with the same oak doors, a fitted shelf & hanging rail, all also having the same engineered oak flooring. Bedroom 1 faces west, bedrooms 3 & 4 face east. A feature of the principal bedroom 2 which also faces west, is the huge walk-in wardrobe accessed via oak sliding double pocket doors, the space cleverly designed with fitted shelving & hanging space for clothes either side of a large centrally mounted wall mirror flanked by solid oak recessed display shelving with integral spotlighting. Off the bedroom and accessed by a sliding pocket door, is another very contemporary en-suite shower room, again beautifully finished, the walls being tiled with grey jumbo 'brick' tiles, and again the shower enclosure has a 'rainfall' shower head, separate hand held fitting and illuminated recessed display shelf for shampoos etc. Opposite the shower is a wash hand basin and WC, again set in fitted units concealing the cistern and providing additional storage, with a further wall-mounted cupboard and vanity mirror over. Tiled floor.

Room sizes

Living Room

5.55m x 4.75m (18'2" x 15'7")

Kitchen / Dining Room

6.25m x 4.1m (20'6" x 13'5")


3.55m x 2.6m (11'7" x 8'6")

Bedroom 1

3.55m x 2.95m + wardrobe (11'7" x 9'8" + wardrobe)

Principal Bedroom 2

4.15m x 3.55m (13'7" x 11'7")

Walk-in Wardobe

3.55m x 2m (11'7" x 6'6")

En-suite Shower Room

2.3m x 1.2m (7'6" x 3'11")

Bedroom 3

3.7m x 3.35m + wardrobe (12'1" x 10'11" + wardrobe)

Bedroom 4

3.7m x 3.35m + wardrobe (12'1" x 10'11" + wardrobe)

Utility Room

4.1m x 2.3m inc. wardrobe (13'5" x 7'6" inc. wardrobe)

Integral Garage

7.8m x 4.2m extending to 5.6m at widest point (25'7" x 13'9" extending to 18'4" at widest point)


The property sits in ¼ acre site which although the property was only completed about 2½ years ago, is already well-established. Access is via a shared private track from the public road, a chipped parking area in front of a path to the front door and the garage, providing space for three or four cars.

The chips continue around the rear of the house to the south side where there is a 6 m x 4 m polytunnel with decked floor and double glazed doors / windows at either end, which provides a great additional covered outside space, the area in front of the polytunnel being attractively laid out with a paved patio area outside the door to the utility room, a chipped drying green, and finally a larger timber deck to the south-west corner of the house and accessed via the patio doors from the kitchen, this space providing a great space to sit and enjoy the fine views over the voe particularly in the evenings. A lawn stretches along the front of the house.

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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.

We have availed ourselves of services provided by Harper Macleod of Lerwick, both in buying and selling residential property. Our needs on both these occasions were fully met and the service provided by them made our task in these circumstances, seemingly without effort.

Prior to this we had also received very helpful general advice pertaining to Shetland real estate from them. This was a tremendous benefit to us at the time.

If you are seeking cost effective, excellent real estate marketing and legal services, we would not hesitate in recommending Harper Macleod of Lerwick.
David & Jan Elliot
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