Hamari, South Voxter, Cunningsburgh, ZE2 9HF

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:





2 + WC

Energy Efficiency:

C (73)

Council Tax:

Band E


Under offer


• 3 bedrooms including master with en-suite & dressing room • sittingroom • kitchen / dining room • family bathroom & separate WC • study • integral double garage • planning for sizeable extension


Outstanding, beautifully presented detached house set in established ¼ acre site in the village of Cunningsburgh just ten miles south of Lerwick. The position of the property not far from the shore allows it to enjoy great views of Aith Voe to the east and southwards to the sea and the island of Mousa in the distance.

Completed to a high standard and specification in 2005, this 'Canadian' style cedar clad property provides very spacious and distinctive, flexible family accommodation arranged over two floors, the sittingroom with its impressive stone chimney breast and galleried landing over, the large kitchen / dining room, a further vaulted ceilinged bedroom / second reception room upstairs, and the substantial garage being particular features.

One of the double bedrooms was originally built as two singles and could easily be converted back to that if required, and planning permission is in place for a large extension.

This is highly desirable property; early viewing is essential.

General Information

'Hamari' is situated on the Cunningsburgh loop road at the very south end of the village not far from the shore and the head of Aith Voe which the property looks out to to the east. The position just off the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road puts Lerwick just 10 miles to the north within easy commuting distance.

Scattered over a fairly wide area, the village of Cunningsburgh has its own primary school, older pupils going to Sandwick or Lerwick, a well-supported community hall plus a marina not far from the house on the other side of the voe, whilst at the north end of the village is a popular farm shop & café. Cunningsburgh hosts Shetland's biggest agricultural show in August.

Completed to a high standard and specification in 2005 this Canadian style cedar clad house is fully double glazed and benefits from oil-fired central heating supplied by a 'Worcester Danesmoor' boiler in the garage, with underfloor heating downstairs (including the garage) and radiators upstairs, the system having two separate zones allowing the upstairs heating to be controlled independently of downstairs. The underfloor heating to the garage is also split into two zones allowing for the possibility of part of the garage being converted to extra living accommodation in the future if required. There is additional electric underfloor heating in the main bathroom with smart 'warm up' allowing it to be controlled by mobile phone. The boiler also supplies the 'Megaflo' hot water tank.

Numerous telephone points are provided throughout the house and there is a satellite TV connection to the study with onward connections to all other rooms including the garage.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, and most light fittings. The blinds can be left if required.

Planning permission was granted for a large extension to the east side of the house in 2017 (Ref: 2017/020). Full details can be found on the Council's website. This substantial extension has been designed with a large glazed area and would provide a substantial kitchen / living / dining room (approximately 7.3m x 7m) plus a similarly sized master bedroom above.


On the Ground Floor:-

Entrance Hall

Entry to the property is via a covered decked area complete with exterior lighting which leads to a glazed front door, which along with side lights either side makes the hall with its cream floor tiles a particularly light and welcoming space. Glazed doors lead onwards to the sittingroom and kitchen, further doors opening to a study, downstairs cloakroom / WC, and a built-in cupboard which provides space for coats, boots etc. and also houses the central heating controls. A further cupboard under the stairs provides additional storage. Two feature ceiling light fittings provide artificial lighting as required.


(Approx. 6.4m x 3.95m) (21' x 13') Stunning, triple aspect room with vaulted ceiling and impressive granite and sandstone chimney breast and fire place being particular features, the stone used for the chimney coming from the old Gilbert Bain Hospital, the Caithness stone hearth originally being a step from the Bank of Scotland in Lerwick. Extensive natural light is provided by large windows to either side plus additional floor-to-ceiling windows either side of the fireplace, the whole space being open to the galleried landing above. Recessed ceiling spotlights and a couple of wall lights provide artificial lighting. Fitted carpet. A second glazed door leads through to the kitchen.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 7.1m x 3.7m) (23'3" x 12'2") Spacious kitchen, also accessible from the hall, a great family space with modern kitchen and plenty of room for a table & chairs, the slate tiled flooring throughout being a unifying feature. Again there is lots of natural light thanks to patio doors to the south and windows to the east and north all with roman blinds. Units in light oak finish set off by granite effect worktops and 'brick' tiled splash backs provide plenty of cupboard and worktop space and include an integral microwave, inset 1½ bowl sink with glazed display cabinets with integral spotlighting either side, and plumbing for a dishwasher. On the other side is a dresser style arrangement with 'Rennie Mackintosh' detailing and space for a range cooker which is available by separate negotiation. Recessed ceiling spotlighting supplemented by additional worktop lights. Door to:-

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.9m x 1.3m) (9'6" x 4'3") With further matching units including a second sink, and plumbing for washing machine (appliance not included). Slate tiled flooring matching that in the kitchen, radiator and door to the garage.

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


(Approx. 2.7m x 2.2m at widest points) (8' x 7'2") Handy extra room with feature bay window facing west and fitted carpet.

Cloakroom / WC

(Approx. 1.75m x 1.15m) (5'9" x 3'9") Newly re-fitted this year and now comprising a contemporary style white WC and wash hand basin sat on a fitted cupboard unit with mirror / shelf over. Tiling to the floor and behind the WC.

Integral Garage

(Approx. 8m x 6.95m) (26'3" x 22'10") The door from the utility opens to a substantial lined and insulated double garage with twin cedar 'up & over' garage doors one with electric remote control, plus a separate side door and windows to the rear. The garage provides plenty of space for a couple of cars yet still leaving room for workshop / storage space.

On the First Floor:-

Galleried Landing

The varnished wooden stair from the entrance hall leads up to a large landing overlooking the sittingroom, solid oak flooring being laid throughout. A built-in cupboard provides yet more storage. Recessed ceiling spotlighting and feature light over the staircase.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.75m x 3.6m (floor area)) (12'3" x 11'9") Carpeted double room presently used as the master, with window to the east with a fine view over to the voe, and further Velux with integral blackout blind to the south enjoying the view to Mousa. The large built-in wardrobe provides plenty of space for clothes, and there is an en-suite shower room (approx. 2.45m x 2.05m (floor area) (8' x 6'10") with wet-wall lined corner shower with glazed screen / door and white WC & wash hand basin set in fitted units providing space for towels, toiletries etc., the sink having a mirror / light fitting over. Tiled floor & Velux window with integral blind.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 5.8m x 3.35m (floor area)) (19' x 11') Large double bedroom with fitted carpet originally built as two singles. It would be easy enough to separate them again if an additional bedroom was required as each half of the room still has a window (both with roman blinds) and radiators, and although now concealed, the original door framing was left in place.

Bedroom 3 / additional Reception Room

(Approx. 6.9m x 5.55m (floor area)) (22'6" x 18'2") Another stunning space, this huge room with its vaulted ceiling is a particularly bright space thanks to two Velux windows to either side, the east windows enjoying great views, all with blackout blinds, plus a large feature arch window to the north gable. Solid oak flooring is laid throughout and lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlighting and a centre lighting track. A high level hatch provides access to the loft space. The size of the room is such that it should be possible to install an en-suite / dressing room (subject to any consents required) and still leave room for a generously proportioned bedroom. Alternatively it makes a great extra reception room as is the case at present.


(Approx. 375m x 2.5m at widest points (floor area)) (12''4" x 8'3") Striking family bathroom, also newly re-fitted this year, attractively finished with contrasting light and dark grey tiles including to the floor which has electric underfloor heating in addition to a heated towel rail / radiator supplied by the central heating. In addition to a separate shower enclosure, the very contemporary white suite includes a freestanding double ended bath with wall-mounted centre mixer tap / shower attachment with 'waterfall' tap, a WC and wall-hung vanity sink unit with handy drawer space below, 'waterfall' mixer tap and mirror / light over.


The established ¼ acre site benefits from an extensive gravel parking area in front of the house and garage, the entrance being flanked by gateposts again built using reclaimed stone from the hospital, lawns to the south and east, plus a further gravel seating area outside the patio doors from the kitchen. New stone dykes have just been built along the south and east boundaries.

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 the Shetland Islands Council website.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: C (73)

Property Location

The property is situated at the south end of Cunningsburgh on the west side of Aith Voe. To reach the property take either of the two junctions off the main A970 Lerwick - Sumburgh road to Voxter or Mail. If using the Voxter road simply follow the road right to the 'T'-junction at the end by a bus stop, and turn right. Pass the track down to the pier and 'Hamari' is a couple of houses down on the left opposite two single storey timber bungalows surrounded by stone dykes on the right. Approaching via the Mail junction follow the road past the cemetery and along the shore. 'Hamari' is on the right just after the road turns to the north.

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