Montalembert, Scousburgh, ZE2 9JE

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

C (70)

Council Tax:

Band E


Under offer


• 4 bedrooms (or 3 bedrooms & office) • 3 bath / shower rooms (one en-suite) • living / dining room • open-plan landing living space • breakfasting kitchen • utility room • integral double garage & detached shed


Set in a large well-established garden just above the shore of the Loch of Spiggie RSPB Reserve in one of Shetland's most scenic locations, 'Montalembert' is a highly desirable four bedroom detached house enjoying spectacular 180o views over the loch and surrounding countryside. Lewick approximately 22 miles.

The property provides spacious well-presented family accommodation with the living areas being situated to the east side of the house and therefore benefitting from the fine views. Windows are triple glazed and central heating is provided by an environmentally friendly biomass boiler.

On the ground floor is a generously proportioned living / dining room, breakfasting kitchen, en-suite double bedroom, office (or 4th bedroom), bathroom & utility room, whilst upstairs is a further open-plan living area, two double bedrooms and a shower room.

Integral double garage with twin electric doors, two decked areas making the most of the views, and a detached garden shed.

Viewing is essential to appreciate the setting of this property and the views.

General Information

'Montalembert' is attractively situated in a particularly scenic area of the South Mainland of Shetland yet still lies within easy commuting distance of Lerwick. The property is also well placed for access to Sumburgh Airport to the south and flights to mainland Scotland.

The property is one of two houses built at the same time which sit on the west side of the Loch of Spiggie RSPB Reserve in a sparsely populated area. The large shallow loch has a wide variety of bird life and also good trout fishing, and there is a beautiful sandy beach within walking distance at Scousburgh Sands. Amenities in the immediate area include a small hotel at Spiggie on the other side of the Loch, and a mini-supermarket / post office with fuel pumps, and the area's primary school at Dunrossness just over two miles from the house, secondary schooling being available at Sandwick or Lerwick.

There are many places of interest in the wider South Mainland area including St Ninian's Isle and its famous sand tombolo, Sumburgh Head, the Old Scatness Broch, the prehistoric archaeological site at Jarlshof, Quendale Mill and the Croft House museum. Further information about the general South Mainland area can be found at:-

Built around 1996, the property which has a gross internal floor area of approximately 211m² or thereby (excluding the garage) is of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction below a concrete tiled roof. The house benefits from triple glazed window and external doors and central heating provided by an environmentally friendly 'Windhager' Biomass boiler situated in the garage which supplies radiators through the house and underfloor heating in the bathroom, as well as the 215 litre 'Windhager' hot water tank. The property is also fitted with heat recovery and ventilation system, and a central vacuuming system.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, light fittings and blinds, along with most curtains.


Entry to the property is via a covered tiled entrance area, the front door opening to a vestibule with a good-sized built-in cupboard housing the hot water tank and providing a great airing facility with wooden racking in place, and also space for coats etc. Glazed double doors open to the hall to the right, whilst on the left another door leads to the substantial lined double garage with twin 'up & over' garage doors, both with electric remote control, power & lighting, and also plumbing for a washing machine (appliance not included). There is storage space in the roof trusses and an area approx. 4m x 1.6m at the rear has been partitioned off to provide a workshop space with fitted work bench.

On entering the hall which is laid with wood laminate flooring throughout, a door to right opens to a utility room leading through to the kitchen, on the left is a family bathroom and two bedrooms (one presently used as an office), whilst ahead glazed double doors open to the living / dining room, a lovely bright space with plenty of room for both living and dining areas well-placed to make the most of the stunning views over the loch with a wide triple window to the living area plus a bay windowed dining area with French doors and another window facing south, the doors opening to a large deck. The flooring is laminate and artificial light is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights supplemented by additional light fittings to the dining area.

A glazed door from the dining area continues through to the breakfasting kitchen, again a bright space thanks to a dual aspect with windows to the south and west both with fabric Roman blinds. The room was completely re-fitted last year, the new white doored units attractively set off by driftwood effect worktops tying in with the laminate flooring, the units including an integral electric hob with tiled splash back and concealed cooker hood over in one corner, plus an integral double oven and inset sink with instant hot water tap. The free-standing dishwasher will be included in the sale. There is space for a table & chairs and lighting is provided by a centre pendant fitting, two ceiling spotlights plus additional worktop and plinth lights. Further storage space is provided under the stairs and also in the fitted utility room which leads back to the hall.

The remaining ground floor accommodation comprises a good-sized double bedroom with a triple glazed door, wood laminate flooring and window opening to an east-facing deck with access to the garden and fantastic views of the loch. The wardrobe is available by separate negotiation. Off the bedroom is a stylish en-suite with wet-walled lined shower with 'rainfall' shower head, separate handheld fitting and additional body jets, plus a wash hand basin set on a handy fitted cupboard unit, the striking stone cladding behind also concealing the toilet cistern. Tiled floor. Next is a north-facing office or fourth bedroom again with wood laminate flooring, and a spacious family bathroom attractively finished with pine 'v'-lining below a dado rail, the white suite comprising a raised corner bath with stepped tiled access, plus a WC, bidet and wash hand basin with mirror / light fitting over. A large wall mirror with fitted cupboard below and spotlighting over provides a make-up vanity area. Heating is provided by underfloor heating below the tiled floor, or a radiator.

The open tread pine staircase from the hall leads up to a further living area on the first floor, a great additional carpeted living or play space, the triple window again enjoying the fine views over the loch, recessed ceiling spotlighting to the 'v'-lined ceiling providing artificial light. From here doors lead to two substantial double bedrooms, a shower room bathroom and also access to cupboard space in the eaves.

The principal bedroom enjoys a south-facing aspect, the triple glazed door and window opening to a covered balcony again enjoying great views. The wood-lined ceiling with recessed ceiling spotlighting is an attractive feature, and 'his-n-hers' walk-in wardrobes each measuring approx. 1.8m x 1.7m (floor area) provide extensive space for clothes. The second bedroom, also carpeted, has a double window to the south-facing gable wall, and again this is a generously proportioned room with a pine-lined ceiling and again a large walk-in wardrobe (approx. 1.95m x 1.7m). Additional access to the eaves space to either side.

Finally the spacious tiled shower room comprises a large shower enclosure with glazed screen / door, a WC plus a wash hand basin / vanity unit with useful drawer space below. More storage is provided by a separate fitted cupboard and in the eaves. Again there is a pine-lined ceiling with recessed ceiling spotlighting. Velux window & vinyl flooring.

Room Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living / Dining Room

Overall approx. 9.65m x 3.55m (living area) extending to 4.4m (dining area)

Approx. 3.7m x 3.3m

Utility Room

Approx. 2.75m x 2.1m

Bedroom 1

Approx. 4.65m x 3.2m

En-suite Shower Room

Approx. 1.9m x 0.8m

Office / Bedroom 4

Approx. 3.2m x 2.6m

Family Bathroom

Approx. 3.55m x 2.7m


Approx. 8.1m x 6.95m (Overall)

On the First Floor:-

Open-plan Living Space

Overall approx. 4.3m x 3.3m (floor area)

Principal Bedroom 2

Approx. 4.1m x 3.75m (floor area)

Bedroom 3

Approx. 5.9m x 4.55m at widest points including cupboard (floor area)

Shower Room

Approx. 3.6m x 2.3m (floor area)


The property sits in a large, well-kept and well-established site estimated to extend to around ⅓ acre or thereby. A chipped driveway leads to a parking area outside the garage, the driveway being flanked by well-stocked terraced flower beds to either side, those to the right being edged with stone dwarf walls, established shrubs and a fence screening the house from the road.

A large expanse of lawn surrounds the south and east sides of the house, the lawn stepping down to the fence to the east. A large deck outside the dining area provides a great place to sit and enjoy the fine views, with a further decked area outside the ground floor bedroom.

On the north side of the house is a large detached shed of blockwork construction clad externally in timber to match the house, which has power & lighting, whilst a hatch opens to the underfloor area of the house providing easy access to pipework etc.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band E. 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

To reach 'Montalembert' drive to Scousburgh and follow the road right around the Loch of Spiggie. The house is one of two similar detached houses about halfway round the loch facing the loch, 'Montalembert' being the property on the right.

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