Viewmount, Grunnavoe, Walls, ZE2 9PF

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:



4 / 5


2 + WC

Energy Efficiency:

D (61)

Council Tax:

Band D


Under offer


• 4 / 5 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / diner • 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite) & separate WC • utility room • garage / workshop


Situated on the edge of the village of Walls and enjoying spectacular views over Vaila Sound and to the Loch of Grunnavoe, 'Viewmount' is a detached 4 / 5 bedroom family home within easy reach of the local primary school, shop and health centre.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors comprising a large kitchen / diner, en-suite master bedroom, office / 5th bedroom, toilet and utility room on the ground floor, plus a very spacious, particularly bright living room, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom upstairs. Large, 28' long attached garage / workshop, ample parking and south-facing paved patio area positioned to take full advantage of the fine views.

The house sits in an unusually large site of around 0.85 acres leaving plenty of space for further development (or a very large garden), planning permission having already been granted for a detached two bedroom / two bathroom house which would provide a great letting opportunity or granny annex.

General Information

'Viewmount' is situated in the picturesque village of Walls on the south side of the West Mainland area of Shetland approximately 25 miles from Lerwick. The house is situated on the eastern periphery of the village which is clustered around the head of Vaila Sound, the property enjoying spectacular views of the sound and the islands of Vaila & Linga to the south, and also over open countryside to Loch of Grunnavoe to the north-east.

Walls has a range of amenities which are all within reasonable walking distance of the house including a primary school / nursery, shop & post office, health centre, a small community swimming pool for private hire, village hall as well as a pier, marina & boating club. The village hosts an annual agricultural show and regatta. A commuter bus service operates to Lerwick daily, plus several additional services at other times during the day.

Further amenities are available at Bixter approximately 7 miles back towards Lerwick, and also Aith (10 miles) where the West Mainland Junior High School & leisure centre are situated.

Built in the early 1990's the property is double glazed and heated by electric storage heaters. The sale will include all carpets, curtains & blinds, and light fittings.


On the Ground Floor:-

Vestibule / Hall

Entry is via a vestibule with large recess providing space for coats / boots etc., a tiled floor and glazed inner door to a hall laid with wood laminate flooring. On entering the hall the kitchen is situated on the right accessed by a further glazed door with sidelight, whilst the main bedroom is to the left. Ahead is the stair to the first floor and behind that is an office (presently bedroom 5), a WC & utility room. A large built-in cupboard and separate under stairs cupboard provide further storage.


(Approx. 6.1m x 3.15m) (20' x 10'3") Spacious, particularly bright room thanks to two windows facing east plus a further window to the south, all enjoying the fine views. There is ample room for a table & chairs and modern fitted units provide plenty of cupboard & worktop space and include a concealed integrated dishwasher and 1½ bowl sink. The electric range cooker is included in the sale. A recess provides space for a large fridge / freezer (appliance not included). Laminate flooring.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.25m x 3m) (14' x 9'10") Carpeted master bedroom with south-facing window and generously proportioned en-suite bathroom (approx. 3m x 2.45m) (9'10" x 8') with white suite including a double ended bath, WC & wash hand basin with mirror cabinet & light over, plus a separate walk-in shower with electric shower. Tiled floor with underfloor heating, display recess with spotlighting.

Office / Bedroom 5

(Approx. 2.45m x 2m) (8'2" x 6'7") Carpeted room presently used as a bedroom enjoying the fine open view to the rear.


(Approx. 1.45m x 1m) (4'9" x 3'3") Tiled room with WC and wash hand basin, tiled floor, bathroom cabinet & heated towel rail.

Utility Room

(Approx. 3.1m x 1.7m) (10'2" x 5'8") With fitted worktop with space below for washing machine and tumble dryer (appliances not included) and shelving over, laminate flooring, storage heater with clothes pulley over, & glazed back door.

On the First Floor:-


The stairs lead up to a carpeted landing with fitted worktop providing a useful study area at the top of the stairs, the window again enjoying the open view to the rear. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides access to storage space in the loft which is floored down the centre. Built-in shelved linen cupboard.

Living Room

(Approx. 6m x 4.15m) (19'8" x 13'8") Very spacious room positioned to take full advantage of the superb views with wide picture window to the east and a further large window to the south. A fireplace surround houses a contemporary electric flame effect fire providing a cosy additional source to the storage heating. Fitted carpet.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 2.9m x 2.6m) (9'6" x 8'6") Carpeted single bedroom with views to the rear of the house.


(Approx. 2.4m x 2.15m) (8' x 7') Family bathroom with tiling to the lower half of the walls and also the floor which has underfloor heating below. Modern white three piece suite plus separate walk-in shower with electric shower. Bathroom cabinet & heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 2.8m x 2.15m) (9'2" x 7') West-facing single bedroom with fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.3m x 4.15m at widest point) (13'6" x 10'10") Carpeted double room with large wardrobe recess.


The property sits in a large site estimated to extend to around 0.85 acre or thereby and fenced throughout, the driveway leading up to a large parking area by the house being protected by a cattle grid at the entrance. South-facing paved patio area immediately outside the house, lawn to the east surrounded by a fence, drying green & garden shed to the rear. The remainder of the site is grassed.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band D. 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 (61)

Property Location

To reach the property drive into Walls immediately turning left by the shop following signs for Whitesness, the Germatwatt Centre & Wastview Care Centre. Pass the shop & bakery on the left and follow the road passing the marina and care centre on the right and continue to the brow of the hill. Cross a cattle grid and 'Viewmount' is on the left immediately after the brown agricultural shed.

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