Samfrae, Greenmow, Cunningsburgh, ZE2 9HG

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:





3 + WC

Energy Efficiency:

C (73)

Council Tax:

Band F


Under offer


• principal bedroom & en-suite bathroom • two further double bedrooms • open-plan living / dining room & kitchen • sittingroom • sun room • shower room & separate toilet • utility room, store / boiler room, integral garage & loft store / hobby space


Enjoying magnificent panoramic views to the island of Mousa and out to sea to the south, and over Aith Voe, the marina and Cunningsburgh generally to the west, 'Samfrae' is a beautiful, immaculately-presented detached house set in a large, established garden in an attractive rural situation just 10 miles from Lerwick, less than 15 minutes' drive away.

With a gross internal floor area of approx. 244 m² (excluding the 8m x 5m garage and the large store / hobby space over), the very comfortable accommodation which benefits from a sunny south / west facing aspect and is finished to a high standard with solid oak doors and flooring throughout, comprises a very spacious open-plan living / dining room / kitchen, separate sittingroom, stunning vaulted ceilinged sun room, double bedroom, cloakroom & utility room on the ground floor, plus a galleried landing, principal bedroom & en-suite bathroom, double bedroom and shower room upstairs. Oil-fired under-floor heating is provided throughout the house, the sittingroom also having a cosy multi-fuel stove. The garden which is enclosed by a stone dyke, provides plenty of outdoor space, brick paved patio areas providing great places to sit and enjoy the fine views

Viewing is essential to fully appreciate the standard of accommodation provided by this property and it's fantastic setting and views.

General Information

‘Samfrae’ is situated in the Greenmow area of Cunningsburgh, an attractive rural location on the east side of Aith Voe above the marina which the house overlooks, the location putting the property conveniently within easy commuting distance of Lerwick just 10 miles to the north.

In addition to the marina close by the house, the village of Cunningsburgh which is scattered over a fairly wide area, also has its own primary school (older pupils go to Sandwick or Lerwick), a farm shop / café and a well-supported community hall, and also hosts Shetland’s biggest agricultural show in August. Further information about the South Mainland area of Shetland can be found at:-

Built in 2007, the house is of timber frame construction clad externally with rendered blockwork. Finished to a very high standard it is fully double glazed and benefits from under-floor central heating to both the ground and first floors supplied by a boiler situated in a store room off the garage, a multi-fuel stove in the sittingroom providing a cosy additional heat source.

The light and airy feel of the spacious interior is enhanced by the use of light neutral colours and the same solid oak flooring throughout the house (the bathroom areas have tiled floors), the flooring matching the oak skirtings and door surrounds, and staircase. Solid oak ledge & brace internal doors with black iron fittings are a particular feature. Most rooms are lit by recessed ceiling spotlighting.

Plenty of built-in storage space is provided with large wardrobe spaces to all three bedrooms, an under stairs cupboard, a sizeable cupboard on the landing plus substantial storage / hobby space over the garage.

A satellite dish is connected to the sittingroom, open-plan living area and all three bedrooms, all these rooms also having a telephone point with further points in the sun room and office space.


Entry to the property is by a door to the rear with feature diamond window pane and sidelights either side which opens to a large entrance hall with inner door, again with glazed panel to the side, leading through to the main hall and further doors to the utility room and garage, the entrance hall having space for coats and tiled flooring which extends into a good-sized utility room with fitted units in a cream finish with wood block effect worktops including an inset sink and space for a washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer etc. (appliances not included). The clothes pulley will remain.

The large integral garage which is fully lined & insulated and has power & lighting, is accessed via an ‘up & over’ garage door with electric remote control, and has windows to the side and rear, both double glazed, a workbench and fitted shelving, its size providing space for a large car yet still leaving plenty of room for a workshop area / storage. At the rear a large store houses the central heating boiler and provides a great space for drying outdoor gear etc. A fixed ladder stair from the garage provides easy access to the substantial multi-purpose loft space, also fully lined and insulated which provides a huge amount of hobby or storage space and has ample power points & lighting, laminate flooring and a Velux window.

Back off the entrance hall is the main hall where a door opens to the main living space and a passage to the right continues through to a cloakroom and a future proof ground floor double bedroom, a large space to the side lit by an east-facing window potentially providing a useful office area. Like the other bath / shower rooms, the cloakroom is attractively finished with white ‘brick’ tiling to the walls up to a contrasting border tile, and white ‘period’ fittings, in this case a WC with high level cistern and a wash hand basin. The bedroom is a large, west-facing double room enjoying the superb view over the voe, sliding mirrored doors concealing a huge built-in walk-in wardrobe fitted with a hanging rail, shelving & light.

The hub of the house is undoubtedly the main living / dining area, a very bright, sociable space with living and dining zones and a large kitchen. Ahead is the family living area, its extensive window area to three sides providing plenty of natural light and affording fantastic 180° views to the south, west & north. On the right next to the stair to the first floor, glazed double doors open to the separate sittingroom, a cosy winter snug, this attractive dual-aspect room having an impressive brick faced chimney breast with solid oak feature inlay housing a ‘Morso’ cast iron multi-fuel stove set on a slate hearth although the room also has underfloor heating.

On the left is the west-facing dining area with plenty of space for a large table & chairs, and a spacious kitchen with units in an oak finish including a ‘Belfast’ sink flanked by a solid wood worktop / drainer, the window behind the sink providing a fantastic view to the island of Mousa, a ‘Rangemaster’ dual-fuel range cooker housed in a tiled recess with concealed cooker hood and oak mantelshelf over, plumbing for a dishwasher (appliance included), corner carousel and wall-mounted display shelf. Further storage is provided by an additional island breakfast bar with hanging pan rack over, and a built-in shelved pantry cupboard.

Finally a further set of glazed double doors from the dining area open to the sun room, a stunning space with vaulted oak lined ceiling, windows to three sides inducing the fully glazed south-facing gable and double doors to a brick paved patio area, again making the most of the fine views. Ceiling mounted fan and two pendant light fittings.

The oak stair from the living / dining area leads up to a galleried landing with doors to two double bedrooms, a shower room plus a substantial built-in cupboard with shelved storage space at one end and the ‘Megaflo’ hot water tank at the other.

The first room is the very generously proportioned principal bedroom, the dormer window enjoying the fine view to the west, matching oak double doors opening to a huge walk-in wardrobe with shelf & hanging space, and fitted light, the spacious en-suite bathroom which is fitted out to the same high standard as the downstairs cloakroom, comprising a white suite including a freestanding roll top bath tub, a separate walk-in shower enclosure with mains pressure ‘rainfall’ shower, separate hand held shower fitting & glazed shower screen, a WC and twin wash hand basins set in a fitted vanity / cupboard unit.

On the other side of the landing is a large shower room with walk-in shower enclosure again with mains pressure ‘rainfall’ shower and separate hand held fitting, wash hand basin with large wall mirror over, and WC with high level cistern, and the third bedroom, again a double and west-facing, with a large built-in wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors, and a fitted oak bookcase.

Rooms Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-


Approx. 5.55m x 4.1m at widest points (18’2” x 13’6”)

Open-plan Living Area

Overall approx. 7.85m x 3.6m including entrance area (25’9” x 11’10”)

Dining Area

Overall approx. 4.2m x 4m (13’10” x 13’)

Kitchen Area

Approx. 4m x 4m (13’2 x 13’)

Sun Room

Approx. 4.15m x 4m (13’8” x 13’)

Bedroom 1

Approx. 4m x 2.95m plus wardrobe (13’ x 9’8”)


Approx. 2m x 1.6m at widest points (6’7” x 5’2”)

Utility Room

Approx. 2.8m x 2.15m (9’2” x 7’2”)

Integral Garage

Approx. 8m x 4.95m (26’3” x 16’3”)

Store / Boiler Room

Approx. 2.9m x 1.3m (9’8” x 4’2”)

Loft Store / Hobby Space

Approx. 8m x 3m (floor arear) (26’3” x 9'9”)

On the First Floor:-

Principal Bedroom 2

Approx. 4.75m x 4m (floor area) (15’8” x 13’1”)

En-suite Bathroom

Approx. 3.85m x 2.35m + shower (floor area) (12’8” x 7’9”)

Bedroom 3

Approx. 4.65m x 3m (floor area) (15’4” x 9’9”)

Shower Room

Approx. 3.5m x 2.4m at widest point (floor area) (11’6” x 8’)


The site, which is estimated to extend to around just under 0.3 acres or thereby and is generally enclosed by a stone dyke, includes a substantial block paved parking area which leads up to the garage and the entrance to the house. From here gates either side lead to the main garden area which lies mainly to the west side of the house where there is a substantial mature lawn, a great outdoor space for children.

A block path continues right around the house linking up with a further block paved seating / barbecue area to the south west corner of the house, a great sun trap, a gravel drying green, and a further paved area, outside the sun room. External cold water tap.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band F. 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 (73)

Property Location

To reach the property take the Gord road eastwards from the main road through Cunningsburgh at the north end of the village opposite the former North Bridge Garage. Follow the road right to the end and turn left following signs for the marina and caravan park. Turn next right to Greenmow & Aaness; ‘Samfrae’ is on the left at the top of road down to the marina / caravan park.

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Personally I was absolutely delighted with how it was handled from start to finish. Also, As a couple, Beth and myself were hugely impressed with the professionalism, attention to detail and speed your team delivered to us selling both property and buying another.

David Simpson

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