Key details

Oceana, Aithsetter, Cunningsburgh, ZE2 9HG
3 double bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • 2 bath / shower rooms • study / store • huge loft space • substantial double garage
Under offer

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: E
  • Energy Efficiency: C (72)


Spacious, modern detached property with a massive floored and lined loft space with development potential, conveniently situated within easy reach of Lerwick just 9 miles to the north. The property faces south and enjoys fine views out to sea and over to the headland of Helli Ness.

The generously proportioned accommodation benefits from oil-fired under-floor central heating throughout (including the first floor) and particularly light and airy living spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows to the living room and kitchen making the most of the views, the 21' kitchen / dining room having a walk-into store which is currently used as an office space. All three double bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there are two fitted bath / shower rooms and a utility area.

The 28' x 20' insulated integral garage has twin 'up & over' garage doors both with electric remote control. Externally there is plenty of parking and fenced established garden area.

General Information

‘Oceana’ is situated close to the end of a side road off the Aithsetter loop road which runs through the village of Cunningsburgh in the South Mainland of Shetland just over 9 miles from Lerwick to the North putting the town within very easy commuting distance.

Cunningsburgh has its own primary school (older pupils go to Sandwick or Lerwick), a well-used community hall plus a marina at Aithsvoe. The village hosts Shetland's biggest agricultural shows in August.

Built in 2004 of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction below a tiled roof, the house is highly insulated and double glazed and benefits from underfloor central heating with smart controls throughout both the ground and first floors, all supplied by an oil-fired boiler in the garage which was upgraded in 2021 along with a pressurised hot water cylinder.


Entry to the property is via a covered porch area with ramp access where the front door opens to a vestibule with tile effect laminate flooring. There are doors to either side to the living room & kitchen.

At the rear of the hall is a passage leading to the three bedrooms and two bathrooms, a spiral staircase at one end providing access to the first floor, a substantial built-in cupboard providing storage and space for coats etc.

The living room is a lovely bright and generously proportioned space with floor-to-ceiling windows to the front enjoying the fine views and wood laminate flooring. A second window faces west. Across the entrance hall area the kitchen / dining room is again a good-sized and very light with a floor-to-ceiling window to the dining area and second window to the kitchen. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs and a sofa making it a very sociable space with tile effect laminate flooring throughout and recessed ceiling spotlights to the kitchen and a feature light fitting over the dining area. There are ample fitted units including a handy island breakfast bar plus an integral gas hob with cooker hood over, double oven & concealed larder fridge. A dresser style arrangement with glazed display cabinets provides additional storage. Plumbing for a dishwasher.

Off the kitchen is a handy walk-in store which is currently being used as a study and a passageway / utility area with further space for coats etc., a fitted utility area with plumbing for a washing machine and clothes pulley, which leads to a lined & insulated double garage that partially has underfloor heating with twin 'up & over' garage doors both with electric remote control (the doors are 2.7m (9') high allowing for motorhome access), a window and separate side door. Fitted cupboards provide ample storage and include a sink with hot and cold water supply. Power & lighting, and cold water tap.

Back off the hall the remaining accommodation comprises three grey carpeted double bedrooms all having windows to the rear of the house with custom made total blackout blinds, built-in wardrobes with fitted 'Spur' shelving & hanging rails, and the two bath / shower rooms, the family bathroom comprising a white three piece suite, the double ended bath having a shower over, the wash hand basin and WC being set in extensive fitted units provides plenty of space for toiletries etc. The large shower room has a door from the hallway and the master bedroom with a walk-in shower enclosure with 'monsoon' shower fitting, the glass block wall being a particular feature, and again fitted units to the WC and vanity sink provide handy storage, the sink having a light & mirror over. Additional storage space for towels etc. is provided by separate built-in linen cupboard.

The spiral staircase in the hall provides easy access to the massive lined and insulated storage space on the first floor which already has three Velux windows and under-floor heating with two separately controllable zones below the fitted carpet. It provides a huge amount of storage or hobby space or could potentially be developed to provide additional living accommodation subject to the usual consents however prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard. There is access at either end to additional storage space in the eaves.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Living Room

6m x 3.85m (19'8" x 12'8")

Kitchen / Dining Room

6.35m x 4m (21' x 13'2")


2.7m x 2.5m (8'10" x 8'2")

Shower Room

2.9m x 2.1m at widest points (12'9" x 6'8")

Bedroom 1

3.9m x 3.5m (12'9" x 11'6")

Bedroom 2

3.9m x 3.15m (12'9" x 10'4")

Bedroom 3

3.8m x 3.35m (12'6" x 11')


8.55m x 6m at widest points (28' x 19'8")

First Floor

9.45m x 5.1m (floor area) (31' x 16'9")


The property sits in a good-sized, fenced established site estimated to extend to around ⅓ acre or thereby, mainly laid to lawn. There is extensive parking and a ramp to the front door.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band E. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Council Tax Bands may be reassessed by the Joint Valuation Board when a property is sold. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

To reach the property take the turning east to Aithsetter & Fladdabister from the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road at the north end of Cunningsburgh. The property is situated just over ½ mile from the main road. Drive straight on past the turning to Fladdabister, the first group of houses and a large green agricultural shed on the left, and turn left to Aithsetter by the bus stop. Follow the road around to the right; ‘Oceana’ is the first house on the right just after a passing bay on the left.


Important Information for Prospective Purchasers

This schedule is intended only to help you decide whether to view the property. We always recommend you view the property personally.

The information is believed to be correct, but it is not warranted and is not to form part of any contract of sale. All dates, distances, areas and room sizes noted are approximate and for use as a general guide only. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the working condition or otherwise of any equipment such as central heating or kitchen appliances.

This schedule should not be taken as a comment on the condition of the property. This is a matter for your surveyor and we recommend that once you have found a property you are interested in, you obtain a survey report. We can provide details of surveyors if required.

Interested parties are advised to note their interest through their solicitor as soon as possible so that they can be informed if a closing date is fixed. Noting interest does not place any obligation on the seller to set a closing date or to give any noted interests the opportunity to offer. Whilst every effort will be made to advise noted interests of any closing date set, this cannot be guaranteed.

No responsibility will be accepted for expenses incurred by parties who have noted interest but do not get an opportunity to offer, or for any expenses incurred traveling to properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

Again thank you for your assistance so far, I couldn’t have asked for better giving the country wide situation so I’m very grateful for works done so far and the speed at which it has happened.
Mr S
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