Key details

Hillside Cottage, Hillside Road, Sandwick, ZE2 9HW
4 bedrooms • living / dining room • kitchen • bathroom & en-suite shower room • sun porch • utility room • garden shed
Under offer
By arrangement.
Closing date
12:00pm Friday 24th June

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: C (70)


Situated around 1/3 acre in an elevated position enjoying spectacular panoramic views over Sandwick generally and out to sea, Hillside Cottage is a beautifully presented, four bedroom detached cottage benefiting from a wide range of amenities including a local shop, school and swimming pool. Lerwick 13 miles.

This sympathetically extended property which is set in a delightful, well-established garden, provides double glazed family accommodation all on the one level, comprising a spacious living / dining room, modern, attractively fitted kitchen, four double bedrooms, one presently used as an office, two bath / shower rooms (one en-suite), a sun porch and utility room, central heating being provided by an oil-fired boiler. The well-stocked garden provides a delightful outdoor space, with paved seating areas enjoying the views, ample parking and a garden shed.

Great family home with the convenience of amenities close at hand – viewing essential.

General Information

'Hillside Cottage' is situated in an elevated position at Hillside in the village of Sandwick, a fairly scattered village community conveniently located in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately mid-way between Lerwick, 13 miles to the north, and Sumburgh and the airport to the south, both being within easy reach by car or by bus as Lerwick - Sumburgh bus services run through the village. The elevated position of the house allows it to enjoy fantastic 180° panoramic views northwards to Bressay, over Sandwick generally to the island of Mousa to the east, and over Sanick Bay to the south.

Sandwick benefits from an excellent range of amenities including a local shop & post office, Junior High School (nursery, primary & secondary schooling to year 4), public swimming pool, village hall, community centre, social club & garage. Planning permission has also just been granted for a Co-op mini-supermarket. Slightly further afield at Hoswick, is a small visitor centre / tea room, whilst Leebitton is the departure point for the summer boat trips to the island of Mousa and its historic broch.

Further information about Sandwick and the South Mainland area can be found at:-

The property comprises the original cottage plus a large, sympathetically designed, modern extension which was built in 2016. Central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler located in a cupboard off the utility room which also houses the hot water tank.


Entry is to the rear of the house, the door with triple point locking opening to a lobby with doors to the utility room and hall. The tile effect vinyl flooring in the lobby also extends into the utility room which is fitted with a worktop with space for a washing machine and tumble dryer below, and space for a fridge / freezer to the side (appliances not included), a walk-in cupboard off housing the central heating boiler and hot water tank, plus wall shelving for storage.

On entering the carpeted hall the bedrooms and bathroom are to the left, whilst to the right past a shelved recess for books etc. is a glazed door to kitchen which leads through to the living / dining room. The kitchen is situated to the rear its west-facing window behind the sink looking out to the rockery immediately behind the house. Contemporary style units in grey finish which are attractively finished off by stone effect worktops and white ‘metro’ style tiled splash backs include an integral electric oven, gas hob with stainless steel cooker hood over, plus an integrated concealed fridge and plumbing for a dishwasher (appliance not included), additional storage space being provided by an island unit with solid wood worktop. A matching breakfast bar in the wide archway through to the living room provides a dining area and also incorporates a wine rack.

The same laminate flooring in the kitchen is also laid throughout the living / dining room, a lovely, good-sized space partly clad with painted tongue & groove paneling. The room enjoys a dual aspect with windows to the east and south, the east window enjoying the fantastic view, further natural light being provided by a half-glazed door to the sun porch. A 'Jotul' solid-fuel stove set on a slate hearth provides a cosy heat source although there is also central heating radiator. A shelved recess to the side provides display space. At the other end of the room two large, built-in cupboards provide a lots of easily accessible shelved storage space, and there is also a hatch to the loft.

The sun porch laid with wood effect herringbone vinyl flooring provides a fantastic space to sit and enjoy the stunning views, with windows to three sides and a double glazed door to a stone flagged seating area along the front of the house.

Back off the hall at the other end of the house where a sun pipe provides light, are the four carpeted bedrooms all with built-in wardrobe / cupboard space. The main bedroom is a lovely, bright room with windows to the east and north, again the east window enjoying the view, and recess to the side of the bed for books etc. Bedroom 2 is another east-facing double room with large, walk-in shelved cupboard, next is a north-facing room, presently used as an office, a hatch with pull-down ladder providing access to some storage space in the loft. The fourth bedroom is a guest room, its west-facing window looking out over the garden, a sliding pocket door opening to a large en-suite shower room with tiled shower enclosure with glazed screen / door, plus a white WC and wash hand basin / vanity unit with handy storage space for toiletries etc. below, and a further wall cabinet over. Heating is provided by a ladder towel rail. Vinyl flooring.

Finally a pocket door from the hall opens to a family bathroom with modern white suite including a double ended bath with centre mixer tap and tiled shower area with glazed shower screen over. Similar wash hand basin / vanity unit to the en-suite. Vinyl flooring.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Living / Dining Room

5.8m x 3.95m (19' x 13')

Sun Porch

2.75m x 1.6m (9' x 5'3")


3.55m x 3.40m

Bedroom 1

3.95m x 3.3m (13' x 10'10")

Bedroom 2

Overall 4.15m x 2.95m including cupboard (13'8" x 9'7")

Bedroom 3

3m x 2.95m plus wardrobe (9'10" x 9'8")

Bedroom 4

3.6m x 2.9m plus wardrobe (11'10" x 9'7")

En-suite Shower Room

Approx. 3.6m x 1.1m (11'10" x 3'8")


2.25m x 1.95m (7'5" x 6'5")

Utility Room

2.3m x 2m (7'6" x 6'6")


The property sits in a delightful, well-stocked garden which provides plenty of outside space, the whole site being estimated to extend to around a 1/3 or thereby, access being over a shared path which leads to a stone chipped parking area to the rear of the house.

To the right steps lead down to a sheltered, south / west-facing paved area outside the front door, with wood store and cold water tap, a stepped rockery edged in stone running along the rear of the original cottage. Stone chipped paths lead around both sides of the house to stone flagged seating areas either side of the porch which provide a great place to sit and enjoy the fine views, and a sizeable, mature lawn.

To the rear are further lawned areas, a heavily planted area in one corner full of established shrubs and plants, plus two sheds, the first one being a block-built garden shed approximately 5.1m x 2.75m (16'9" x 9') with well-established border at one end, the second being a stone-built shed behind used to store gardening equipment.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. 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 drive into the centre of Sandwick and head towards the crossroads at 'Central'. Turn east to Noness, pass the large orange painted building on the left and turn right. Ignore the first small track immediately on the right, and take the third turning right signposted Hillside Road. Drive right to the end of the road, Hillside Cottage is the white painted cottage on the right just after a large modern house. The access is to the rear.


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.

Harper Macleod were a dream to work with when marketing our home. Robert Bell was professional, timely and organised when it came to all aspects of the marketing and correspondence. He took beautiful photographs for marketing and we felt he really understood our proprieties best features and exemplified this. We would not hesitate to use Harper Macleod again in the future and cannot thank them enough for making the selling process so easy
Mr & Mrs Sjoberg
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