Setterbrae, Scousburgh, ZE2 9JE

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:

3 + Sun room 4





Energy Efficiency:

C (69)

Council Tax:

Band F


Under offer


• 6 bedrooms • 3 reception rooms & sun room • kitchen • 4 bath / shower rooms (2 en-suite) • utility room & garage


Set on its own well away from other properties in a one acre, well-established and attractively laid out garden, and enjoying stunning views over the Loch of Spiggie reserve and the surrounding countryside, 'Setterbrae' is a superb, very spacious three / four reception room / six bedroom detached family home in the south mainland of Shetland approximately 22 miles from Lerwick.

Arranged over two floors the double glazed accommodation which has oil-fired central heating, comprises a lovely bay-windowed sittingroom, separate dining room, family room and additional west-facing sun room, a kitchen, four bedrooms (two en-suite), a bathroom and utility room on the ground floor, plus two further bedrooms and a shower room upstairs.

The large garden provides plenty of outdoor space from which to enjoy the fine views, ample parking, an attached garage, a shed and two greenhouses, scope for growing your own produce, keeping chickens etc., and also possible potential for a house site.

General Information

'Setterbrae' is situated approximately 22 miles south of Lerwick, about midway between Sandwick to the north and Sumburgh and the airport to the south in a particularly scenic area of the South Mainland of Shetland.

The house sits at the southern end of the Loch of Spiggie RSBP Reserve which can be seen from the rear, a large shallow loch where a wide variety of bird life can be seen and which also has good trout fishing. There are numerous other places of interest in the surrounding area including the beautiful sandy beach at Scousburgh Sounds, St Ninian's Isle and its famous sand tombolo, another RSPB reserve at Sumburgh Head, archaeological sites at Old Scatness Broch & Jarlshof, Quendale Mill and the croft mouse museum. The airport at Sumburgh, about 8 miles to the south, is close by for air transport to mainland Scotland.

Amenities in the immediate area include a small hotel at Spiggie at the north end of the Loch, and a mini-supermarket / post office with fuel pumps and the area's primary school on the main road at Dunrossness about two miles to the east, secondary schooling being available at Sandwick or Lerwick.

The house was built in 1996 of timber frame construction clad externally with rendered concrete blockwork with 'Fyfe' stone detailing around the entrance and the bay window to the sittingroom, all below a concrete tiled roof.

Windows and doors are double glazed and heating is provided by an external 'Worcester' oil-fired boiler supplemented by under-floor heating to two of the shower rooms.

The property provides a great, very comfortable family home, although the extent and layout of accommodation also lends itself to B & B use, indeed several rooms have been successfully used for this purpose in the past.


On the Ground Floor:-


Entry to the house is via a wood-lined vestibule with front door, tiled floor and glazed inner door to the hall. A built-in cupboard provides space for coats etc.


Large, carpeted hall with main entrance area with stair to the first floor to the right, the two reception rooms, kitchen and a built-in shelved airing cupboard housing the 'Megaflo' water tank off to the left. A passage to the right leads to three bedroom (two en-suite), a study or 6th bedroom, family bathroom and two further built-in cupboards, one a cloak cupboard under the stairs. Pine finishes including the doors and dado rail.


(Generally approx. 5.85m x 5.25m) (19'2" x 17'3") A glazed door from the hall opens to the generously proportioned sittingroom, an attractive room with a large bay window to the south-west, and further window to the north-west. A pine fireplace surround with marble hearth houses a flame effect gas fire providing a cosy additional heat source, although there is also a central heating radiator. Centre & wall lighting, and fitted carpet.

Dining Room

(Approx. 3.9m x 3m) (12'9" x 10') An archway from the sittingroom leads through to the separate dining room which can also be accessed via glazed double doors from the hall. A second set of double doors opens to the sun room. Fitted carpet matching that in the sittingroom.

Sun Room

(Approx. 4.25m x 3.05m) (14' x 10') Great additional living space to the west side of the house and enjoying the stunning views over the Loch of Spiggie and also the afternoon sun, the wood-lined space having a large glazed area to three sides including sliding patio doors to a paved deck overlooking the garden. Blinds at the windows & wood laminate flooring.


(Approx. 4.6m x 3.1m) (15'1" x 10'2") Good-sized kitchen again with window enjoying the view to Spiggie Loch. Ample fitted units including an inset 1½ bowl sink, an integral double oven, open shelving and display cabinet, plus plumbing for a dishwasher which is included in the sale along with the dual-fuel range cooker which has tiled splashback and cooker hood canopy over. From here doors lead to the family & utility rooms.

Family Room

(Approx. 4.6m x 3.25m) (15'1" x 10'8") Dual-aspect room again enjoying the fine views, with wood laminate flooring.

Utility Room

(Approx. 3.4m x 1.6m) (11'2" x 5'3") A sliding door from the kitchen leads to the utility room with further cupboard & worktop space, inset sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for tumble dryer both appliances included in the sale although no warranties will be given. Glazed back door with ramped access from the garden.

Back off the hall passageway the remaining ground floor accommodation comprises:-

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.75m x 3.35m) (15'6" x 11') Spacious master bedroom to the rear of the house enjoying the views, with extensive built-in wardrobe space along one wall & fitted carpet.

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 2.55m x 1.7m) (8'4" x 5'6") Mainly tiled shower room with WC, wash hand basin & shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. A handy built-in cupboard provides useful space for towels & toiletries etc. Ladder style heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.9m x 3.35m) (12' x 11') Second double, again enjoying the view to the rear, and again with an en-suite and fitted carpet.

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 1.85m x 1.25m) (6'10" x 4') Tiled en-suite with WC, wash hand basin and wet-wall lined shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Mirror & shelf over the wash hand basin, shaver point, heated towel rail & electric underfloor heating.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.45m x 3m) (11'3" x 9'10") Carpeted double bedroom to the front of the house.


(Approx. 3.45m x 2.3m) (11'3" x 7'6") Family bathroom with bath with tap / shower fitting over, WC, bidet and wash hand basin set in fitted unit providing useful storage space.

Study / Bedroom 6

(Approx. 3.45m x 2.95m at widest points including cupboard) (11'3" x 9'8") Single room with window overlooking the front garden, built-in shelved cupboard & fitted carpet.

On the First Floor:-


The carpeted stair leads up to two further double bedrooms and a shower room. Two built-in cupboards provide plenty of easily accessible storage space and there is also access to the loft.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.1m x 1.95m at widest points (floor area)) (6'10" x 6'5") With WC & wash hand basin plus wet-walled lined shower with glazed screen / door. Tiling to the lower half of the walls and the floor which has under-floor heating, & Velux window.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 4.9m x 3.35m extending to 3.9m at widest point (floor area)) (16' x 10'8" / 12'10") Large double room with dormer window enjoying the superb views over the loch, built-in wardrobe & fitted carpet.

Bedroom 5

(Generally approx. 4.5m x 2.75m at widest points (floor area)) (14'9" x 9') Fifth double bedroom with south-facing dormer window & fitted carpet.


The property sits in a large, attractively laid out site full of a variety of well-established plants and shrubs with extensive stone dyking being a particular feature, the main area enclosed by a stone dyke to the road. Overall the site is estimated to extend to just under an acre or thereby, a great space for children and providing lots of opportunities just to sit and enjoy the stunning all round views.

A tarred driveway flanked by low stones walls and established beds leads to ample parking outside the garage, a paved path to the left running between a large front lawn screened by established planting from the road, and the front of the house, to the front door and beyond to a patio outside the sun room and steps flanked by stone dykes to a further large garden area to the west.

A graveled area along the rear of the house provides space for a table & chairs and continues along the rear of the house to the ramped access to the utility room, the garage, a large garden shed and a greenhouse. A gate leads back to the parking area and a further walled garden area in the south-east corner where there is a second larger greenhouse.

Also included is the further ¼ acre fenced area to the east which has in the past provided a very productive vegetable plot and space for chickens etc. This area could also perhaps have potential as a house site or chalet although this would be subject to any consents required and perspective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.


(Approx. 6.95m x 4.m) (22'10" x 13') Large garage with 'up & over' garage door, separate rear door & window, power & lighting and work bench.

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 (69)

Property Location

To reach the property drive to Mainland's mini-supermarket on the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road at Dunrossness, turn eastwards to Quendale and follow the road for just over ¾ mile then turn right to Spiggie. Continue towards the Loch passing the junction to Bakkasetter & Culsetter; 'Setterbrae' is a short distance further on on the right.

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