Newly completed detached house, Kirkwood, Hoswick, Sandwick, ZE2 9HL

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Council Tax:

Band D


Under offer


• 3 bedrooms • living / dining room / kitchen • bathroom • utility room


Positioned to take full advantage of the fine sea views, 'Kirkwood' is a recently completed 'Scandinavian' style single storey detached house in an attractive rural setting in the picturesque village of Hoswick within easy reach of Lerwick (approx. 13 miles).

Benefitting from electric under floor heating and Argon gas filled double glazed windows, the property is in immediate 'walk-into' condition with all floor coverings already in place.

The three bedroom accommodation also includes an extremely spacious 28' x 20' living / dining room / kitchen, a fantastic room with wide floor-to-ceiling window making the most of the views and patio doors to a large timber deck, plus a family bathroom and separate utility room.

The Sandwick area has a wide range of amenities including a shop & post office, Junior High School and also a swimming pool, all within reasonable walking distance.

Early viewing essential.

General Information

'Kirkwood' is situated in the picturesque hamlet of Hoswick which overlooks Hoswick Bay and is part of the wider Sandwick area which lies midway between Lerwick, 13 miles to the north putting the town within easy commuting distance either by car or by bus, and the airport at Sumburgh, 13 miles to the south.

The property is well catered for in terms of amenities. There is a visitor's centre / tearoom close by the house, additional amenities at Stove about ½ mile from the house including a shop, post office & bakery, Junior High School catering for nursery, primary & secondary pupils to year 4, older pupils go to Lerwick, and also the South Mainland swimming pool, all of which are within reasonable walking distance. There is also a youth & community centre, garage & social club while slightly further afield, Sandsayre Pier at Leebitton is the departure point for boat trips to the island of Mousa and its famous broch.

Newly completed from a highly insulated 8" timber frame / timber clad kit, the property benefits from Argon glass filled uPVC double glazed windows and under floor electric heating throughout, each room having its own individually controllable thermostat, a wood burning stove in the living room providing a cosy alternative heat source. Hot water is provided by a highly efficient 'Ecocent' tank with an in-built air source heat pump which utilises waste air from the bathroom. There are ethernet points to all rooms plus a satellite TV point in the living room.

The property is being sold in complete 'move-into' condition with all laminate flooring already in situ.


Entry to the property is to the rear where a concrete ramp leads to a glazed door opening to a utility room with fitted cupboard and worktop along one wall with space below for a washing machine, freezer etc. and waterproof vinyl click wood effect flooring. A glazed internal door leads onwards to a hall laid with wood laminate flooring which extends throughout the remainder of the house, the hall featuring oak paneled doors to all rooms, the living room door being glazed. A handy built-in cupboard houses the hot water tank and there is access to the loft space.

The living / dining room / kitchen to the left is a very generously proportioned light and airy space thanks to a wide floor-to-ceiling triple window to the south enjoying the sea view, additional sliding patio doors to a large timber deck along the east side of the house, plus a further window to the kitchen area, the contemporary style wood burning stove being a striking feature. The fitted units to the kitchen space which are finished in a grey gloss colour set off by wood block effect worktops provide plenty of cupboard & worktop space and including an integral five ring hob with glass splash back & cooker hood over, plus an integral double oven and concealed dishwasher, a large peninsula unit providing a breakfasting space although there is plenty of room for a table & chairs. The whole space is lit by recessed ceiling spotlights and is unified by the use of the same wood laminate flooring.

The family bathroom comprises a white three piece suite, the bath having a shower and glazed screen over. Like the utility room the bathroom has waterproof vinyl click wood effect flooring, and there is a heated towel rail. The three bedrooms again all have the same laminate flooring as the hall. The main bedroom and bedroom 3 face south, the main bedroom having recessed ceiling spotlighting. Bedroom 2 faces north.

Living / Dining Room / Kitchen

(Approx. 8.55m x 6.2m at widest points) (28' x 20'4")


(Approx. 2.5m x 1.75m) (8'2" x 5'9")

Master Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.6m x 3.1m) (15' x 10'2")

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.85m x 3.1m) (12'7" x 10'2")

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.3m x 3m) (10'10" x 9'9")


The property sits in a good-sized garden with parking for a couple of cars, a concrete path to the entrance door (a chipped path will be laid around the remainder of the property). The remainder of the site will be graded. Access is via a track shared with one other property.

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 the Shetland Islands Council website.

Property Location

To reach the property take the southernmost turning to Sandwick / Hoswick from the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road. Continue (do not turn left to Sandwick or right to Rompa) to the houses at Swinister and onwards to the 'T' at Stove. Turn right to Hoswick and drive into the village following the road past the visitor's centre and around to the south. 'Kirkwood' is a short distance past the visitor's centre on the right as the road starts to go up the hill.

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