Roselea, Brake, Quendale, ZE2 9JD

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (55)

Council Tax:

Band B


Under offer


2 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms, kitchen & bathroom.


Comprising two reception rooms and three bedrooms, 'Roselea' is an attractive single storey, detached property set in a ¼ acre site enjoying open views over the surrounding countryside in a lightly populated rural location at the south end of Shetland, handy for the airport at Sumburgh. Lerwick, approximately 24 miles.

The double glazed accommodation comprises a sittingroom (or potential fourth bedroom), living / dining room with south-facing patio doors to the garden, kitchen, three bedrooms and a family bathroom, most of the accommodation having been redecorated and new floor coverings laid within the past year. Heating is provided by electric storage heaters supplemented by an open fire in the sittingroom and under-floor heating in the bathroom.

The fenced garden includes a large lawn to the front and rear, a driveway for parking and a detached shed.

There is a primary school and mini-supermarket / post office within a couple of miles of the house.

General Information

'Roselea' is situated in the lightly populated community of Quendale at the very southern end of Shetland approximately 24 miles from Lerwick. Local amenities in the area are clustered about two miles away at Dunrossness on the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road where Mainland's mini-supermarket with post office & filling station can be found along with the area's primary school, older pupils going to Sandwick or Lerwick.

Not far from the house is the historic Quendale Mill which houses a small museum, and beyond that lies the beautiful bay of Quendale and its long sandy beach, whilst a short walk takes you to the spectacular scenery and cliffs of Fitful Head. Slightly further afield, there is another local shop at Toab, a hotel at Sumburgh and a marina at the Pool of Virkie.

A feeder bus service from the bus stop about ¼ mile from the house connects with the Lerwick - Sumburgh bus service three times a day, most days. The airport and air transport to mainland Scotland is within easy reach.

The property comprises the original croft house which was extended to the rear in the 1950's and late 1960's. Windows are double glazed and heating is provided by electric storage heaters supplemented by under floor heating in the bathroom. Hot water is provided by a 'Megaflo' tank in the loft. There is a satellite dish with cabling through to the sittingroom, living / dining room & bedroom 3.


Porch / Hall

Entry is via a double glazed porch with glazing to three sides and views to the east over the surrounding croft land. A glazed inner door opens to the hall laid with wood laminate flooring, with pine doors leading to a reception room and a double bedroom immediately to left and right, and then continuing via a long passage which leads past an office / box room to the remaining accommodation to the rear.

Sittingroom / Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.9m x 3.65m) (12'9" x 12') Carpeted room which could potentially be used as a fourth bedroom, enjoying a dual-aspect, the windows facing east and south. Heating is provided either by a working open fire set in a tiled surround, or a storage heater.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.95m x 3.9m) (12'11" x 12'10") Similarly sized room, again with a dual aspect, this time to the east and north. Laminate flooring & storage heater.

Office / Box Room

(Approx. 2.85m x 1.45m) (9'3" x 4'9") Handy extra space with coat hooks, clothes pulley and telephone point making it ideal for use as an office or simply providing easily accessible storage. Fitted carpet.


(Approx. 5.4m x 1.9m (utility area) widening out to 3.15m (kitchen area)) (17'10" x 6'3" / 10'5") On entering the kitchen the main kitchen space is to the right where a window faces west and there are fitted units including an integral double oven and hob with concealed cooker hood over plus an inset sink, however although perfectly useable, it is likely a purchaser may wish to install replacement units. There is a further utility area with a second window to the left, with worktop with space below for a washing machine / tumble dryer, a tumble dryer being included in the sale. Wood effect vinyl flooring throughout.

Living / Dining Room

(Approx. 5.4m x 3.35m extending to 3.85m at widest point) (17'9" x 11' / 12'7") A door off the kitchen opens to a lobby with second external door, leading to the living / dining room, a bright room with south-facing sliding patio doors to the garden with open view over the surrounding countryside, and a second window to the side. 'Brick' wallpapering to one wall is a feature. Laminate flooring & storage heater.

Back off the Hall the remaining accommodation comprises:-


(Approx. 2.9m x 2.6m) (9'6" x 8'6") Refurbished in recent years this large family bathroom comprises a white three piece suite plus a separate shower enclosure with glazed screen / door and handy fitted shelving behind for toiletries etc. Mirror / light fitting & shelf space over the wash hand basin, heated towel rail & tiled floor with electric under-floor heating.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.9m x 2.7m) (12'10" x 8'11") Large carpeted single bedroom with windows to the west & north.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.95m x 3.9m at widest points) (12'11" x 12'10") Main bedroom with two north-facing windows, a built-in wardrobe, fitted carpet & storage heater.

A hatch from the lobby off the kitchen gives access to the sizeable loft space which is partially floored and houses the 'Megaflo' hot water tank. The loft could perhaps be developed to create additional accommodation although this would be subject to a survey and any necessary consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.


The property sits in a good-sized fenced site which is estimated to extend to around ¼ acre or thereby. A path with lawns either side leads to the front door, with a driveway to the side providing ample parking. Detached shed (approx. 6.4m x 2.7m) (21' x 9'), large lawn & drying green to the rear.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band B. 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: D (55)

Property Location

To reach the property turn west from the main Lerwick - Sumburgh Road at Dunrossness by Mainland' mini-supermarket, following signs for Quendale & Quendale Water Mill. Follow the road for just over 1½ miles passing the junction to Spiggie to the right, and follow the road around to the right by the bus stop to 'Brake' (do not turn left to Quendale). 'Roselea' lies just over ¼ mile from the bus stop, being the second last house on the left (opposite a modern property on the right - 'Shi-Geo') before the farm at the end of the road.

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