Mapleville, Sandwick, ZE2 9HW

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:

1 or 2


1 or 2



Energy Efficiency:


Council Tax:

Band A


Under offer


1 or 2 reception rooms, 1 or 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, storeroom, garage, summer house & garden shed.


Attractive single storey detached cottage conveniently situated in a lovely ¼ acre walled garden in the centre of Sandwick, a popular location benefiting from a good range of amenities most of which are within reasonable walking distance of the house and include a shop / post office, Junior High School and even a swimming pool. Lerwick (approx. 13 miles) is within easy commuting distance by car or by bus as the Lerwick bus route runs along the main road a short distance from the house.

The current owners have extensively upgraded the house including a new extension, a new kitchen and bathroom, new radiators for the oil-fired central heating, and the installation of solar panels. The well-established garden is a particular feature and includes a detached garage with electric garage door, separate summer house, potting shed and separate garden shed.

The property would be ideal for downsizers particularly given that all the accommodation is on the same level and that the bus route is close-by or it would make a good first time buy.

General Information

'Mapleville' is conveniently situated in the centre of the village of Sandwick approximately halfway between Lerwick to the north (13 miles), and Sumburgh to the south.

Its location puts it within reasonable walking distance of the wide range of amenities available in the village, these including a shop, post office & bakery, Junior High School and also the South Mainland Swimming Pool at Stove, whilst closer to the house is a private nursery, youth & community centre, social club & garage. Slightly further afield at Hoswick is a small visitor's centre / tea room, whilst Sandsayre Pier at Leebitton is the departure point for boat trips to the island of Mousa and its famous Broch. The location of the property means it is particularly suited to anyone not wishing to be reliant upon the car as the Lerwick-Sumburgh bus route runs through Sandwick stopping at the 'Central' crossroads a short walk from the house.

The current owners have substantially upgraded the property since their purchase in 2013 including adding an extension to the west side, the fitting of a new kitchen and bathroom, new central heating radiators throughout which are supplied by an external 'Worcester' oil-fired boiler, and also the installation of solar panels for which a small annual rebate is paid. Windows are double glazed. The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings.


The original entrance is to the south side of the property via a porch and hallway with doors to one of the reception rooms, a double bedroom and the bathroom, although in practice if arriving at the property by car you would use the rear entrance which opens to the modern kitchen which has a toilet off. A doorway from the kitchen leads through to the first reception room off which is a further reception room, part of the new extension, with a large store room behind.

In detail the accommodation comprises:-

Front Porch

Double glazed porch with windows to two sides and part glazed door to the hallway.


With laminate flooring, hatch to the loft space & radiator.

Dining Room or Living Room

(Approx. 3.85m x 3.45m) (12'8" x 11'3") Presently used as a dining room although could be used as the main living room if the existing living room is used as a second bedroom. Fitted carpet, centre ceiling spotlight fitting & radiator.

Living Room

(Approx. 4.7m x 3m) (15'4" x 9'10") Part of the extension this is a particularly bright room thanks to large windows to the south and west both with blinds and curtains. Fitted carpet & radiator. Presently used as a living room however could be used as a double bedroom. Door at the rear to:-


(Approx. 3m x 2.25m) (9'10" x 7'6") With north-facing window looking out over the garden, fitted carpet & radiator.


(Approx. 4.85m x 2.35m overall at widest points) (16' x 7'8") Enlarged and attractively re-fitted by the current owners, the kitchen, which has a double glazed back door and a window looking out over the back garden, now features units in a modern gloss white finish set off by grey wood effect worktops and tiled splashbacks.

The units incorporate a full range of integral appliances including a double oven, microwave and hob with concealed cooker hood over, plus a concealed integrated fridge / freezer, dishwasher & washing machine. Inset sink & pull-out corner carousel. Wood laminate flooring & radiator. Off the kitchen is a WC (approx. 0.9m x 0.85m) (3' x 2'9") with white WC & corner wash hand basin.

Back off the Hall the remaining accommodation comprises:-


(Approx. 3.85m x 2.75m) (12'8" x 9') Good-sized carpeted double bedroom with two windows looking out over the back garden both with blinds & curtains, and a radiator. A folding door opens to a walk-in wardrobe (approx. 2.4m x 1.1m) (7'10" x 3'8") with fitted shelf & hanging space.


(Approx. 2.5m x 2.4m) (8'3" x 7'10") New bathroom with white three piece suite including a bath / shower tub with shower and glazed screen over plus a WC and wash hand basin set in an extensive fitted vanity / cupboard unit which provides lots of useful storage space and has a mirror & spotlighting over. Wood effect vinyl flooring & ladder towel rail.


The well-established garden which is enclosed by a stone dyke is a particular feature of the property. The front garden is surrounded by the original wall and railings with a gate to the street to a path flanked by mature lawns either side leading to the front door. The main garden area is to the rear with vehicular access to the side of the house to a driveway / parking area leading to the timber framed / timber clad detached garage (approx. 5.75m x 4.25m) (18'10" x 14') which was built in 2011 and has an electric 'up & over' garage door with remote control, separate side door, double glazed window, power & lighting.

Immediately outside the back door is a large paved patio which leads to a summer house / potting shed (approx. 3.75m x 2.75m) (12'4" x 9') of log cabin style construction with glazed double doors facing west, power & lighting. Attached to it is a potting shed (approx. 2.6m x 1.3m) (8'6" x 4'3"), whilst on the other side is a separate garden shed (approx. 8' x 6').

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band A. 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: B(82)

Property Location

'Mapleville' is situated in the centre of Sandwick. Approaching from the north, turn left to 'Noness' at 'Central' crossroads. Pass the private nursery (orange building) on the left, 'Mapleville' is the first of the two single storey cottages on the roadside on the left. Note vehicular access to the house is by a track to the left (west) side of the house.

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