Key details

1a Horseshoe Close, Virkie, ZE3 9JU
double bedroom • living room • kitchen • shower room
Immediate entry can be given on conclusion of legal formalities.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 1 Bedroom
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: A
  • Energy Efficiency: D (63)


One bedroom ground floor flat forming part of a semi-detached block of four flats, situated within walking distance of the local shop in Virkie at the southern tip of Shetland approximately 25 miles from Lerwick.

The double glazed accommodation which is heated by electric storage heaters comprises a west-facing living room, kitchen with space for a small table and chairs, east-facing double bedroom with fine open view eastwards over to the Pool of Virkie, the airport, Sumburgh Head and the sea, plus a tiled shower room with fitted cupboard space. Ample storage space is provided by four built-in cupboards in the hall / entrance lobby.

Externally there are garden areas to the front and rear, an external store cupboard, plus use of a shared shed.

Ideal opportunity for someone to get a first step on the property ladder.

General Information

Horseshoe Close is situated at Virkie at the very southern tip of Shetland approximately 25 miles from Lerwick. There is a local shop & post office in the village of Toab which is within walking distance of the flat, plus a hotel at Sumburgh, and the airport is close by for air travel to mainland Scotland.

Other amenities are available at Dunrossness approximately three miles to the north where the area's primary school is situated and there is also another shop, Mainland’s mini-supermarket with fuel pumps.

Lerwick / Sumburgh buses run along the main road a short distance from the property.


The flat has its own self-contained entrance, the double glazed door opening to a lobby with handy built-in cupboard with plumbing for a washing machine, tiled floor and inner door to the hall which has doors to all rooms and ample storage space provided by three built-in cupboards, one with hanging rail for coats etc, the largest cupboard measuring approximately 1.8m x 1.05m (5'11" x 3'6"). The floor is laid with slate tile effect laminate flooring which extends into the shower room and kitchen.

The shower room is attractively finished with tiling to the walls throughout and comprises an extra large shower enclosure with 'Triton' electric shower and glazed screen / door plus a white WC and wash hand basin set in fitted units which provide storage space for toiletries etc. and also conceal the cistern. The sink has its own instantaneous hot water supply and a wall mirror behind. Heated towel rail.

The carpeted double bedroom has a double window facing east enjoying the fine views over the front garden to the Pool of Virkie and the airport to Sumburgh Head and the sea. There is a built-in double wardrobe.

The good-sized living room, also carpeted, is situated to the rear of the property looking out over the back garden and enjoying a westerly aspect. Finally the kitchen, again facing west, has fitted units and additional wall shelving, a sink again with instantaneous hot water supply, and space for a small table & chairs.

Rooms Sizes

Living Room

Approx. 4.15m x 3.1m (13'7" x 10'2")


Approx. 2.95m x 2.85m (9'9" x 9'4")


Approx. 3.45m x 3.1m (11'5" x 10'2")

Shower Room

Approx. 2.35m x 1.7m (7'9" x 5'6")


A small grassed garden area enclosed by a wooden fence to the front, and the southern side of the back garden, again grassed, goes with the flat along an external storgage cupboard to the rear (below the stairs to the upper flat) which is large enough to house a bike. There is also shared use of a shed (shared with the owners of the upper flat). Note the north boundary of the back garden is unfenced.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band A. 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

Approaching from the north on the main road to the airport, turn right to Toab & Hestingott by the bus stop on Ward Hill as it slopes down towards the Pool of Virkie. The property is the right-hand lower flat in the first block on the right.

We have availed ourselves of services provided by Harper Macleod of Lerwick, both in buying and selling residential property. Our needs on both these occasions were fully met and the service provided by them made our task in these circumstances, seemingly without effort.

Prior to this we had also received very helpful general advice pertaining to Shetland real estate from them. This was a tremendous benefit to us at the time.

If you are seeking cost effective, excellent real estate marketing and legal services, we would not hesitate in recommending Harper Macleod of Lerwick.
David & Jan Elliot
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1a Horseshoe Close, Virkie, ZE3 9JU