Key details

Skelberry, Dunrossness, ZE2 9JH
3 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • sunroom • bathroom & separate shower room • utility room • garden shed
Under offer
By arrangement.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: B
  • Energy Efficiency: E (43)


Beautifully presented, three bedroom / two bathroom, detached property set in a lovely, well-kept and well-established garden in Dunrossness in the South Mainland of Shetland, less than a mile from the local shop and primary school. Lerwick approximately 20 miles. The house enjoys views over open countryside to the east and to the Loch of Brow to the south.

The property was comprehensively renovated in 2005 the work involving taking it right back to its original stone shell. As a result it offers all the comforts of a modern property including double glazing and oil-fired central heating, yet retains the character of the traditional exterior.

The ‘walk-into’ accommodation is arranged over two floors, the ground floor comprising a living room, spacious kitchen / dining room with archway to a large, double glazed sun room, a family bathroom with bath and separate shower, and utility room. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a shower room.

Viewing essential.

General Information

The property is situated in a small cluster of houses at Skelberry, a rural location in the wider Dunrossness area of the South Mainland of Shetland, just 20 miles south of Lerwick which thanks to the good Lerwick - Sumburgh road link is within easy commuting distance. Sumburgh airport is also within easy reach for air travel to mainland Scotland.

Local amenities in the area are grouped about a mile from the house on the main road, these including the area’s primary school (secondary pupils go to Sandwick or Lerwick), Mainland’s mini-supermarket & post office, and fuel pumps, and also Allans of Gilloch hardware store. The local hall is nearby.

There are many places of interest in the South Mainland area including Sumburgh Head, Jarlshof, Quendale Mill, the Croft House museum, Loch of Spiggie RSPB Reserve, and St Ninian’s Isle and its spectacular tombolo. Further information about the wider area can be found at:-

The original stone property was comprehensively renovated in 2005, the work involving taking the property right back to the original stone shell, re-lining and insulation, and new double glazed windows and doors. At the same time the vestibule, utility room and sunroom were added. Central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler housed in the utility room.

All carpets and other fixed floorings, curtains and blinds, and light fittings will be included in the sale.


Entry is via a vestibule with doors to the utility room and hall, the tile effect vinyl flooring in the vestibule extending into the utility room where modern fitted units providing storage and include a sink and plumbing for a washer / dryer which is included in the sale. There is space for coats etc. and the two windows look out over the garden.

The second glazed door from the vestibule opens to the hall, a generously proportioned, attractive space lit by a tall window behind the pine staircase to the first floor. To the left a glazed door leads to the living room whilst to the right is a handy walk-in under-stairs store cupboard, and the main family bathroom. The solid wood flooring in the hall is also laid in the living room, a good-sized room which enjoys a dual aspect with windows to the south and east. A wooden fireplace surround with tiled inset and slate hearth houses a working open fire creating an attractive focal point although there is also a central heating radiator. The chandelier light fitting is included in the sale.

A second glazed door leads from the living room through into the kitchen / dining room, a lovely, very spacious room, very much the hub of the house. There is plenty of space for a large table and chairs in the centre, and fitted units to two walls provide ample storage and worktop space and include a concealed integrated fridge / freezer and dishwasher, plus a dual-fuel ‘Rangemaster’ range cooker set in a tiled recess with wooden shelf over. Windows to the north, east and south provide ample light, further light filtering through from the wide archway which leads to the adjoining sunroom, both rooms having the same laminate flooring. Artificial light is provided by recess ceiling spotlighting supplemented by a centre light fitting over the dining area, additional worktop lighting, and further spotlights to the canopy over the sink. The sunroom provides a fantastic extra living space, the large glazed area to three sides, all the windows having blinds, taking advantage of the fine views eastwards. A door provides access to the garden. As well as being fully double glazed the sunroom is also centrally heated.

Back off the hall, the family bathroom which is attractively finished with painted paneling below a dado rail and around the bath panel, comprises a the white ‘period’ style three piece suite including a double ended bath with centrally mounted mixer tap /shower fitting, plus a separate tiled shower enclosure. Heating is provided by a ‘period’ styled heated towel rail / radiator supplied by the central heating system, and the usual fitments will be included.

The wide staircase from the hall which is lit by two pendant light fittings, leads up to a large, carpeted galleried landing on the first floor with doors to the three carpeted bedrooms, a shower room and handy shelved linen cupboard.

The first room on the left is a bright single bedroom with south-facing window enjoying a view to Brow Loch, and a separate Velux roof light. At the other end of the landing are two large double bedrooms each with a built-in wardrobe with sliding mirror doors, hanging rail & shelving. Bedroom 2 on the left has windows to the north and east plus a third Velux roof light. Bedroom 3 faces east.

Finally there is a well appointed shower room comprising a wet-wall lined shower enclosure plus a contemporary style white WC and square wash hand basin bowl set on a fitted cupboard / vanity unit which provides useful storage space and has a mosaic tiled splashback. Heated towel rail / radiator.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

4.65m x 4.35m (15’3” x 14’3”)

Kitchen / Dining Room

5.3m x 4.15m (17’4” x 13’8”)


4.55m x 3.3m at widest points (15’ x 10’9”)


3.05m x 2.35m at widest points (10’ x 7’9”)

Utility Room

2.7m x 2m (9' x 6'7")

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 1

3.15m x 2.25m at widest points (10’4” x 7’6”)

Bedroom 2

4.65m x 3.3m extending 4.1m at widest point (15’2” x 10’10” / 13'6")

Bedroom 3

3.7m x 3.4m at widest points (12’2” x 11’2”)

Shower Room

2.4m x 1.9m (7’10” x 6’3”)


The property sits in a good-sized, well-kept, established plot which is estimated to extend to just under ¼ acre or thereby and is mostly enclosed by stone dykes with fencing elsewhere. The house is approached via a large parking area, the garden area to the right being attractively landscaped with a rockery leading up to a garden shed (approximately 9’ x 7’) in the corner. A large area of lawn extends along the south side of the house and around to the door from the sunroom, with established planting along the perimeter. Raised vegetable plot.

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 Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

To reach the house take the Lerwick - Sumburgh Road to Robins Brae at Dunrossness, and turn west onto the B9122 road to Scousburgh & Bigton (Spiggie & St Ninian’s Isle). ‘Skelberry’ is the first house on the left about ¼ mile from the junction.


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.
Russell Smith
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