Key details

Hugro, Wilhoull, Aithsetter, Cunningsburgh, ZE2 9HG
3 double bedrooms, • living room • dining room • kitchen • bathroom & en-suite shower room • utility room & double garage
Under offer
By arrangement.

  • receptions 2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: D
  • Energy Efficiency: C (72)


Enjoying magnificent panoramic views over the headland of Helli Ness and the sea to the east, and southwards over farmland to Aithsvoe in the far distance, ‘Hugro’ is an attractive, three bedroom detached family home set in around 1/3 acre in a convenient rural location with easy access to Lerwick just 10 miles to the north.

In addition to the three double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite shower room, the single storey accommodation in this Scandinavian style ‘Fjogstad’ timber frame / timber clad property which benefits from oil-fired central heating, also includes a good-sized living room with large bay window making the most of the stunning views, a separate dual-aspect dining room, attractively fitted fitted kitchen with range cooker, large family bathroom with bath and separate shower, plus a utility room. There is also a 22’ x 20’ double garage with twin electric doors.

Viewing is essential to appreciate the fine views from this house.

General Information

‘Hugro’ is conveniently situated close to the shore in a rural location within easy commuting distance of Lerwick just 10 miles to the north, the house being located on the Wilhoull side road off the Aithsetter loop road which runs through Cunningsburgh, just under a mile from the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road.

Amenities in the village which hosts Shetland’s biggest agricultural show in August, include a primary school (secondary schooling is at Sandwick or Lerwick), well-supported community hall, a marina at Aithsvoe plus a farm shop & café on the main road. There is a public swimming pool at Sandwick to the south.

The property was completed in 2009. It is fully double glazed and benefits from oil-fired central heating provided by a boiler in the garage, the boiler also providing hot water. There is underfloor electric heating to the vestibule, bathroom & en-suite.

The sale will include all carpets, curtains & blinds, and light fittings.


Entry is via a covered porch area, the double glazed front door opening to a vestibule with built-in cupboard providing space for boots etc. and also housing the electric meters, and a tiled floor heated by electric underfloor heating, a glazed door to the left opening to the hall, the wide entrance hall area which is laid with solid wood flooring having glazed double doors left to the kitchen and ahead to the living room, the glazed doors to the living room allowing for a view right through the house to the sea beyond. On the left a handy walk-in cupboard with fitted shelving provides useful storage space and also houses the hot water tank, a ceiling hatch providing access to further floored storage space down the centre of the loft.

The good-sized kitchen is attractively fitted with cream coloured units set off by solid wood worktops. Included in the sale (although no warranties will be given) is a gas-fired range cooker (note the right hand oven does not work) with matching black splashback and extractor hood over, plus a larder fridge neatly housed in a recess. There is also a concealed integrated dishwasher and an inset 1½ bowl sink. The room has plenty of natural light thanks to its south-west facing window which enjoys a fine open view over farmland to Aithsvoe in the far distance, and the archway and open hatch to the adjoining dining area. Off the kitchen is a large utility room with the same fitted units and solid wood worktops, a second 1½ bowl sink plus plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, these appliances being available by separate negotiation as is the freestanding larder freezer. There is space for coats etc. and a clothes pulley over the central heating radiator.

The utility room leads through to a lined and insulated double garage with twin ‘up & over’ garage doors both with electric remote control, rear window, power & lighting. A space in one corner has been partitioned off with the intention of providing an office / hobby room (with window) although some finishing is required. Despite this there is still space to park two cars (a standard sized car and one smaller car). A hatch gives access to more storage space in the loft.

Back in the kitchen, the archway leads through to the dining room, an attractive, particularly light and airy space thanks to its deep double window to the south-west also enjoying the views, plus a further glazed door leading to an enclosed balcony deck, and window to the south-east which look out to the sea to the east. The same solid wood flooring in the dining room extends into the kitchen unifying the whole space.

A glazed door from the dining room opens to the carpeted living room, again an exceptionally bright space thanks to its wide bay window which spans the full width of the south-eastern wall again making the most of the sea views. Here lighting is provided by a centre light. The living room leads back into the hall where a carpeted passage leads to the three bedrooms and the bathroom plus a further built-in shelved linen cupboard at the far end. All three bedrooms are carpeted double rooms, bedrooms 1 & 2 both facing south-east and having sea views, bedroom 2, the main bedroom, having an en-suite shower room with tiled shower enclosure with glazed screen / door, and a white WC and wash hand basin with wall light over. The floor is tiled and there is electric underfloor heating. Bedroom 3 faces north-west and has a built-in shelved wardrobe.

Finally the spacious family bathroom comprises a white three piece suite including a Jacuzzi bath with bath / shower fitting and a white WC and wash hand basin with light over. There is also a large tiled shower enclosure with ‘rainfall’ shower head, separate handheld fitting, and a glazed screen / door. Again the floor is tiled and has electric underfloor heating.

Rooms Sizes

Living Room

Approx. 4.1m x 5.05m at longest point into bay (13'5" x 16'8")

Dining Room

Approx. 3.9m x 3.6m (12'10" x 11'9")


Approx. 4m x 3.9m (13'2" x 12'10")

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.8m x 3.15m (12'6" x 10'5")

Main Bedroom 2

Approx. 4.05m x 3.3m (13'4" x 10'10")

En-Suite Shower Room

Approx. 2.05m x 1.7m (6'7" x 5'7")

Bedroom 3

Approx. 3.8m x 2.5m (12'7" x 8'3")


Approx. 2.5m x 3.85m at longest point (8'3" x 12'7")

Utility Room

Approx. 3.65m x 2m (12' x 6'6")

Double Garage

Approx. 6.7m x 6m at widest points including partitioned area (22' x 19'8")


The property is situated in a good-sized site estimated to extend to approximately 1/3 acre or thereby. A drive leads to a large parking area outside the twin garages, with a further graveled area to one side. The west boundary stretches almost up to the fence of the adjoining property, the lawn sweeping around the south side of the house to a larger lawned area to the east. Note the eastern boundary between Hugro and the adjoining property is not fenced but the boundaries will be pointed out at the time of viewing.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band D. 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 turn east to Aithsetter & Fladdabister from the main Lerwick - Sumburgh Road on the north side of Cunningsburgh. Drive straight on (do not turn immediately left to Ocraquoy & Fladdabister) and follow the road for just under a mile passing the junctions for Aithsetter and Brakes until you get to a junction to Wilhoull to the left. Turn left and ‘Hugro’ is the second house in on the right.


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.

Personally I was absolutely delighted with how it was handled from start to finish. Also, As a couple, Beth and myself were hugely impressed with the professionalism, attention to detail and speed your team delivered to us selling both property and buying another.
David Simpson
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Hugro, Wilhoull, Aithsetter, Cunningsburgh, ZE2 9HG

Please telephone the sellers direct on 07388 493 829 or 07517 696 498.

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