Maranatha, Exnaboe, Virkie, ZE3 9JS

Offers Over £185,000

Closing Date for Offers: 12 noon, Friday 30th October

Key Details

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Energy Efficiency:

C (70)

Council Tax:

Band C


Offers Over £185,000




Immediate entry is available on completion of legal formalities.

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Available for this property


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• 2 double bedrooms • living room • conservatory / sun lounge • kitchen / dining room • bathroom • garage & greenhouse

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Highly desirable detached property with a stunning 18' x 11' double glazed conservatory / sun lounge, enjoying fine views over to Sumburgh Head and out to sea. Lerwick approximately 23 miles.

The property was extensively refurbished and remodeled around 13 years ago creating a very appealing two bedroom home benefitting from modern double glazing and oil-fired central heating, the remodeling being carried out with considerable flair with interesting design features and character.

In addition to the two double bedrooms the single storey accommodation also includes an attractive living room, good-sized kitchen / dining room with patio doors to a decked area in the back garden, and a modern bathroom with three piece suite and separate walk-in shower, the conservatory providing a great additional living space. Externally there is a large garage / workshop and an attractively landscaped garden.

This is a very individual modern property - viewing essential.

General Information

Exnaboe is situated on the north side of the Pool of Virkie at the very southern tip of the South Mainland area of Shetland approximately 23 miles from Lerwick. The location puts it within easy reach of Sumburgh Airport and flights to mainland Scotland whilst there is a local shop and post office nearby in the small village of Toab, further amenities also being available at Dunrossness approximately two miles to the north where there is a mini-supermarket with fuel pumps and also the area's primary school; older pupils going to Sandwick or Lerwick.

There are many places of interest in the South Mainland area, including Sumburgh Head with its RSPB Reserve & visitor's centre, the archeological sites at Jarlshof and Old Scatness Broch, Quendale Mill, and slightly further afield the Loch of Spiggie, another RSPB Reserve, and St Ninians Isle and its spectacular tombolo at Bigton.

'Maranatha' was extensively renovated circa 2006 / 2007, the work including external re-cladding, new uPVC double glazed windows and patio doors, and internal remodeling including installation of a new kitchen and bathroom. The garage was enlarged, the stunning new conservatory added, and the garden landscaped. Central heating is provided by a 'Worcester' oil-fired boiler situated in the garage.

The owners who refurbished the house were inspired by the timber clad houses of 'New England' and the remodeling was carried out with considerable flair, the result being a modern property of character with thoughtful touches such as extensive use of natural 'Agba' wood finishes and painted paneling to the living room and dining area.


Entry to the property is via the stunning centrally heated conservatory / sun lounge which provides a great additional living space benefitting from fine views over open fields to the south-east and southwards over to the Pool of Virkie and the airport towards Sumburgh Head and out to sea; Fair Isle can be seen in the distance. The space has double glazed windows to three sides including full-height glazing to the gable whilst the vaulted ceiling enhances the spacious feel, built-in shelving around the walls providing space for plants etc., the slate topped shelf coordinating with the laminate flooring. From here patio doors open to a timber deck which provides an attractive space to sit and enjoy the views, whilst a sliding mirror door conceals a built-in cupboard for coats etc. or which could be used as a small office space (approx. 1.6m x 0.9m (5'3" x 3')) with fitted desk and power point for a computer etc.

A glazed internal door from the conservatory opens to a good-sized living room with large window to the front of the house with blind concealed by a fitted wood pelmet and tiled window shelf below. The room is attractively finished with painted wood lining below a dado rail, and also to the ceiling where an additional feature has been made around the two centre light fittings. At one end of the room a contemporary style electric flame effect fire creates an attractive focal point (although there is also a central heating radiator), built-in tiled shelf space to either side providing space for a TV etc. The flooring is wood laminate.

The living room opens to the dining area off the kitchen, the opening being trimmed with 'Agba' wood and incorporating LED spotlighting, with a small display alcove, again with spotlighting, to one side. Again the room features painted wood paneling below a dado rail, the space being lit by a feature light fitting although there is plenty natural light thanks to patio doors with sliding blind screen to the rear which open to a large deck in the back garden. The tile effect laminate flooring extends through into the kitchen area, the two spaces being separated by a peninsular breakfast bar unit again with LED spotlighting over.

The 'Shaker' style kitchen has ample fitted units incorporating a full range of integral appliances including a double oven and ceramic hob with concealed cooker hood over plus a concealed integrated fridge / freezer & dishwasher. There is also space to house a washing machine which will be included in the sale, an inset 1½ bowl sink, corner carousels, glazed display shelving with spotlighting over, and tiled splash backs, additional lighting being provided by a centre light, spotlighting over the sink and worktop lights.

Back in the living room, glazed double doors lead to the hall where further glazed doors open to the remaining accommodation comprising two bedrooms, the bathroom and also two handy built-in cupboards, one a walk-in cupboard measuring approx. 2.2m x 0.8m (7'2" x 2'8") with space for coats etc., general storage and also housing the electric meter etc., the second shelved airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, plus a further small fitted cupboard unit to the wall opposite. A substantial floor-to-ceiling wall adds to the feeling of space. Ceramic tiles are laid to the floor and a hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to additional floored storage space in the loft.

Both bedrooms are doubles and have a built-in wardrobe and laminate flooring. Bedroom 1 is situated in the front of the house, bedroom 2 to the rear. Finally the bathroom which is finished with striking black painted wood paneling below a tiled dado rail and around the door, comprises a white three piece suite including a double ended bath with centrally mounted mixer tap & shower fitting, plus a white WC and a wash hand basin set on a fitted cupboard unit with matching bathroom cabinet over, and there is also a walk-in wet room style shower. The floor is tiled and heating is provided by a ladder style towel rail supplied by the central heating system.

Rooms Sizes

Living Room

Approx. 6m x 3.65m at widest point (19'8" x12')

Dining Room

Approx. 3.25m x 3.05m (10'8" x 10')


Approx. 3.75m x 2.5m (12'4" x 8X'2")

Conservatory / Sun Lounge

Approx. 5.4m x 3.5m (17'9" x 11'5")


Approx. 3.3m x 3.3m (10'10" x 10'10")

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.3m x 3.25m (10'10" x 10'7")


Approx. 2.9m x 1.8m plus shower (9'6" x 5'10")


In front of the house a large gravel parking area provides space for three or four cars, a decked area enclosed by wooden fencing and incorporating raised beds and external bench seating leading to the front door and around the conservatory to a second decked area outside the patio doors.

Through a wooden pergola from the parking area is a small fenced garden area and a gate which leads round to a large lean-to greenhouse (approx. 6m x 3.1m)(19'8" x 19'3") with raised beds and a cold water tap, a gravel path running around the greenhouse via a further pergola to the rear to an attractively landscaped back garden with graveled paths with wooden stepping stones, well-stocked raised beds, sturdy wooden fencing plus another decked area outside the patio doors from the dining room.

Finally on the north side of the house is an additional chipped drying green flanked by flower beds, where the oil tank is situated, and a large attached garage (approx. 5.4m x 4.55m) (18' x 15') with roller shutter door with electric remote control.

The garden would benefit from some tlc but it would not take much effort to return it to its former glory.

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 the Shetland Islands Council website.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: C (70)

Property Location

Approaching from the north on the main road to the airport, turn left just after the brow of Ward Hill to Exnaboe. Drive right to the 'T'-junction at the end of the road and turn left again; 'Maranatha' is the first house on the left.

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