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Large Commercial / Café Premises, Former Farm Shop, Cunningsburgh
exciting development opportunity • great location by the roadside • stunning sea views
Offers over £425,000
By arrangement.


Great opportunity to secure commercial / café premises, the popular Former Farm Shop in the village of Cunningsburgh in the South Mainland of Shetland.

Located in a very prominent roadside position on the main Lerwick – Sumburgh road, the premises are ideally situated to attract passing trade.

The premises form part of a modern purpose-built building which was completed in 2017 and was previously used as a farm shop, café and a beauty salon.

The attractive, well-lit former farm shop / café side is a huge space with a further outdoor space enjoying stunning sea views, and a well-equipped kitchen.

The former café quickly became well-established since its first opening although there is considerable scope for further development creating an exciting opportunity for someone wanting to run their own business.

General Information

The Former Farm Shop & Café occupies a very prominent position on the main A970 road through Shetland, at the north end of the village of Cunningsburgh about 10 miles south of Lerwick, Shetland’s main town, the highly visible location being ideal for attracting passing trade travelling between Lerwick and the South Mainland area of Shetland and Sumburgh Airport to the south.

The former café has been ideal as a stopping off point for tourists exploring the South Mainland as the area has a wide variety of places of interest, the village of Sandwick just a few miles to the south being the departure point for boat trips to the island of Mousa and its famous broch; there are also RSPB reserves at Spiggie and Sumburgh Head, the spectacular sand tombolo at St Ninian’s Isle, archaeological sites at Jarlshof and Old Scatness Broch, plus Quendale Mill & the Boddam Croft House Museum.

Further information about the South Mainland area of Shetland can be found at:-


The building currently comprises of a large café area and beauty salon all accessed via a shared entrance although the former café also has its own separate entrance from the outdoor space to the rear. Shared toilet facilities are provided and there is extensive parking and an electric car charging point.

The former café occupies the south side of the building with a series of pendant lights and large window area making it a particularly light and airy relaxing space benefiting from the stunning sea views, a solid-fuel stove at one end, whilst a sheltered outdoor area next to the open field to the side, being a great place to sit and enjoy the views. There is a serving counter and kitchen.

The north side of the building has been used as a beauty salon and comprises of a reception area with separate access, a beauty room with WC and two huge storage rooms, one with access to the floored loft space.

Property location

The premises is situated in a prominent position on the main A970 Lerwick – Sumburgh road at the north end of Cunningsburgh.

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Large Commercial / Café Premises, Former Farm Shop, Cunningsburgh

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