Key details

Old Post Office, Stove, Sandwick, ZE2 9HH
3 bedrooms • living room • 2nd reception room / 4th bedroom • kitchen / diner • 2 bath / shower rooms (one en-suite) • utility room & garage
Under offer
By arrangement.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: F (37)


Located in a very convenient location in the centre of Sandwick, perfect for families with the local shop, school and swimming pool all within a stone’s throw, Old Post Office is a particularly attractive, well-presented, detached, family home of character with up to four bedrooms, enjoying open views to the front and rear. Lerwick 13 miles.

The double glazed accommodation which has oil-fired central heating, comprises a spacious living room, stylish kitchen / diner, family bathroom, 2nd reception room / 4th bedroom currently used as an office, and a large utility room on the ground floor, plus three good-sized double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, upstairs.

Externally there are established garden areas to the front and rear, plus an attached single garage / workshop.

Ideal family home with the convenience of amenities close at hand.

General Information

‘Old Post Office’ is situated in a great, very convenient location at Stove in the centre of Sandwick, a fairly scattered village community located in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately mid-way between Lerwick, 13 miles to the north, and Sumburgh and the airport to the south, both being within easy reach by car or by bus as Lerwick - Sumburgh bus services run through the village past the house. The house makes an excellent base for a number of varied circular walks.

Sandwick enjoys an excellent range of amenities most of which are just a stone’s throw from the house, these including the local shop & post office, Junior High School (nursery, primary & secondary schooling to year 4), and also a public swimming pool, all at Stove, plus there is a village hall, community centre, well-supported social club, and garage. Planning permission has just been granted for a Co-op mini-supermarket just along the road from the house.

Slightly further afield at Hoswick is a small visitor centre and tea room, whilst Leebitton is the departure point for summer boat trips to the Island of Mousa and its famous broch.

Further information about Sandwick and the South Mainland area can be found at:-

The ‘Old Post Office’ is fully double glazed (except garage), the units being uPVC, and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler in the utility room.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings. Most of the white goods will be included the sale. The sellers are happy to discuss some of the furniture.


Entry is to the rear of the property via single glazed porch with tiled floor overlooking the back garden, a glazed inner door leading through to the hall which retains much of the original painted tongue & groove paneling, including to the ceiling. There is a handy fitted floor mat just inside the door and ahead a carpeted stair leads to the first floor. A built-in cupboard provides plenty of space for coats etc. with further storage over, and the floor is laid with wood laminate with recessed LED lighting providing an illuminated night time route to the kitchen, similar lights being fitted to the pine paneling underneath the stair. The living room to the right is an attractive well-proportioned room with two south-facing windows with deep ‘v’-lined reveals and wooden venetian blinds enjoying an open view over the back garden and beyond. At the far end a fireplace surround houses a gas-fired stove which provides a cosy additional heat source although the room also has two central heating radiators. To the left of the fireplace a pine lined recess provides shelf space for books, display etc. Recessed ceiling spotlighting & wood laminate flooring.

Next to the living room is the kitchen / diner, another good-sized room which was re-lined and insulated and fitted with new kitchen units about five years ago. This room which has plenty of space for a table & chairs, has windows to the west and north, again both with wooden slatted blinds, and slate tile effect laminate flooring is laid throughout. Contemporary white doored units set off by black worktops include an integral 1½ bowl sink with waste disposal unit, and a cooker hood, and the ‘American’ style fridge / freezer and dishwasher all in a matching black finish will be included in the sale. A run of matching wall-hung units to the wall opposite provides additional cupboard space. Lighting is provided by a couple of ceiling spotlight fittings plus additional track lighting over the sink and below the wall-hung units, whilst heating is provided by a tall radiator also in a black finish. An oak finish door leads to the garage with ‘up & over’ garage door, side and rear windows, power & lighting, a cold water tap, work bench & shelving.

Back off the hall the decorclad lined family bathroom comprises a white WC and wash hand basin plus a corner ‘whirlpool’ bath with power shower over, the flooring being part vinyl / part wood laminate. Recessed ceiling spotlighting and window blind. Next is the utility room, originally the kitchen, this room retaining the original painted tongue & groove lining, and having windows to the front and side of the house, both with vertical blinds. The original fitted units remain providing a huge amount of extra storage space, and there is also another second sink and plumbing for a washing machine which is also included in the sale. A couple of built-in cupboards provide further storage space, one housing the hot water tank. Central heating boiler & clothes pulley. This room could potentially be converted into extra bedroom perhaps, although this would be subject to any necessary consents required.

Finally on the ground floor is a second reception room / 4th double bedroom, presently used as an office, the room enjoying a dual-aspect with venetian blinds to both windows, and having wood laminate flooring.

The carpeted stair from the hall which is lit by a Velux window, leads up to a carpeted landing, both the landing and stairwell retaining the original stripped and varnished tongue & groove paneling as a feature, as have the ceilings to the two larger bedrooms. Hatch to the loft and ceiling spotlight fittings. Painted ledge & brace doors lead to three bedrooms, all with laminate flooring, and there is also access to a substantial floored and lined storage space (approx. 6.3m x 2m (floor area) (28’ x 7’)) in the eaves. The first bedroom on the left is a large double with west-facing dormer window, built-in wardrobes to the wall opposite providing plenty of clothes space etc., additional storage space being provided in the eaves behind the wardrobe units, and also behind the wall mirror to the left of the window.

Moving on down the landing, on the right is another double room, again a good-size, with plenty of natural light provided by a large Velux with integral blind. Finally at the end is the main bedroom, also with west-facing dormer window. The run of solid pine wardobes here will be included in the sale and again additional storage space is provided by a built-in cupboard with access to the eaves space to the side, and also behind the wall mirror by the window. Off this room is a wet-wall lined en-suite with power shower / steam unit with glazed screen / door plus a white WC with concealed cistern and wash hand basin set on a fitted cupboard unit which provides useful storage space for toiletries etc., and has a wall mirror over. Heated towel rail / radiator, spotlighting, laminate flooring & Velux window.

Rooms Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 5.9m x 4.05m (19’5” x 13’3”)

Kitchen / Dining Room

Approx. 4.65m x 4.15m (15’2” x 13’7”)

2nd Reception Room / Bedroom 4

Approx. 4.05m x 3.25m (13’3” x 10’8”)


Approx. 2.45m x 2.4m (8’ x 7’10”)

Utility Room

Approx. 4.3m x 3.95m at widest points (14’ x 113’)


Approx. 5.95m x 3.45m (19’6” x 11’5”)

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.2m wide x 3.4m extending to 5.25m at longest point into bay (10’6” x 11’3 / 17’3”)

Bedroom 2

Approx. 4m x 3.25m (floor area) (13’2” x 10’9”)

Main Bedroom 3

Irregular shaped room approx. 3.45m wide by 3.95m extending to 5.7m at longest point into bay (11’4” x 13’ / 18’9”)

En-suite Shower Room

Approx. 2.85m x 1.6m (9’3” x 5’3”)


The property sits in a good-sized garden with parking for three cars off the school road to the side of the house, a path leading to the porch and entrance to the house. To the left a mature lawn extends around the south and west sides of the house, this area of the garden being enclosed by a law wall to the street with established planting along the perimeter. Further lawn / drying green behind the house with flower bed along the perimeter, and additional parking space / drive in front of the garage.

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 Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

To reach the property drive into Sandwick passing through the ‘Central’ crossing crossroads and heading straight on towards the shop. Just before the shop turn eastwards to Cumlewick & Broonies Taing, the school & swimming pool. ‘Old Post Office’ is on the left hand corner.


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.

I was really satisfied with the service you provided and would recommend it.
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