Key details

Glitnir, Wadbister, Girlsta, Shetland, ZE2 9SQ
By arrangement.

  • receptions 2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: E
  • Energy Efficiency: D (66)


Distinctive, well-presented, four double bedroom detached house, offering extremely comfortable, particularly light and airy, well-designed family accommodation enjoying superb views to Wadbister Voe, conveniently situated in a rural location within easy commuting distance of both Lerwick and Brae / Sullom Voe.

This double-glazed, single storey accommodation offers a gross external floor area of approximately 246m², comprising of four double bedrooms, two with walk-in wardrobes which could possibly be converted into en-suites, a recently re-fitted 23’ kitchen / dining room, spacious 21’ living room, two separate shower rooms, south-west facing sun room, office and utility room.

The house sits in a 0.3 acre site with ample parking, a large south-west facing deck outside the sun room and two sheds.

Early viewing recommended.

General Information

‘Glitnir’ is situated right at the end of the Wadbister side road about a mile from the main road north. The location means the house is within easy commuting distance of Lerwick, approximately 10 miles to the south, as well as being well placed for easy access to Brae / Sullom Voe to the north.

Aside from all the amenities that Lerwick has to offer, there are local shops at Whiteness and Weisdale to the west (take the road to the north side of the Loch of Strom), and South Nesting & Voe to the north.

The local primary school would normally be at Tingwall although there are other schools at Whiteness or South Nesting.

The house which is of ‘Scandinavian’ style timber frame / timber clad construction, was built circa 2006 by Dennis Thomson Builders.

Windows are double-glazed and electric under-floor heating is provided throughout, each room has its own individual thermostat for increased comfort & efficiency, and a solid-fuel room heater in the living room provides a cosy additional heat source.

The sale will include all fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings.


Entry to the property is via a large wooden veranda with steps and ramped access to the main entrance of the property where a double-glazed door and sidelight opens to a spacious entrance vestibule with tiled flooring and a large, part-shelved built-in cloak cupboard which also houses the meters. A glazed inner door and sidelight leads to the hall.

The inner door opens to an exceptionally large hall, a particularly bright space thanks to borrowed light via glazed doors and panels to the living room, kitchen & sunroom. There is sufficient room for this space to be used as an extra play area conveniently situated next to the kitchen. Wood laminate flooring is laid throughout and extends into the sunroom.

A further passage leads to the bedroom accommodation. Ample storage is provided by three built-in cupboards, one shelved for general storage, a second shelved for linen etc., and a third airing cupboard which houses the ‘Megaflo’ water tank. A hatch with a pull-down ladder provides easy access to substantial storage space in the extensive floored loft space which conveniently has a light fitted.

The living room is a generously proportioned, bright room with a large corner window enjoying views to the voe. An impressive fireplace houses a cast-iron solid-fuel room heater. Solid wood flooring.

Stunning modern ‘Nolte’ kitchen which was recently re-fitted in 2021, offering ‘Bluestone Diore Quartz’ worktops with ample royal blue cabinets, a matching large island with lots of storage space, integral Neff appliances including a ‘Slide&Hide’ oven, an oven/grill/microwave combination, 5 ring gas hob, dishwasher, and insert sink. Natural light is provided by a large window area including a corner window to the west & north, a full-height window to the dining area facing west, plus extra light from the glazed double doors to the sunroom. There is plenty of space for living and dining areas. Artificial lighting is provided by ceiling spotlights. Wood effect Amtico LVT vinyl flooring.

A door from the hallway and kitchen leads through to the sun room which has a large window area to the south and west including sliding doors to a timber deck, additional light being provided by two Velux windows. Wood effect laminate flooring.

The passage to the bedroom accommodation leads to four double bedrooms and an office. Bedrooms 3 & 4 are generously proportioned and benefit from walk-in wardrobes with a window that could possibly be converted into en-suites, subject to any necessary consents required, bedroom 3 is south-facing and bedroom 4 is north-facing and has lovely views to the voe. Bedrooms 1 & 2 have a south-facing aspect. The office is north-facing and also benefits from the lovely views. Wood effect laminate flooring.

Also along the passage is the sleek shower room comprising of a white WC with a hidden cistern, wash hand basin set in a handy fitted unit providing handy storage and a large walk-in waterfall shower. Heated towel rail and grey tiled flooring.

The utility room provides a fitted worktop and cupboard unit, inset sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer / freezer etc. (appliances not included), clothes pulley and double-glazed door to garden. Tiled flooring.

The separate shower room comprises of a white W.C. & wash hand basin and a shower. A fitted cupboard to the side of the shower provides handy storage space. Tiled floor and heated towel rail.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Living Room

6.55m x 4.95m (21’6” x 16’3”)

Kitchen / Dining Room

7.2m x 4.65m (23’7” x 16’3”)

Sun Room

4.15m x 4m (13’8” x 13’2”)

Bedroom 1

3.75m x 3m (12’3” x 9’10”)

Bedroom 2

3.55m x 3m (11’7” x 9’10”)

Bedroom 3

4.75m x 3.5m (15’7” x 11’6”)

Bedroom 4

4.75m x 3.5m (15’7” x 11’5”)


2.85m x 2m (9’4” x 6’6”)

Shower Room

2.9m x 2m (9’6” x 6’6”)

Utility Room

3m x 1.8m (9’10” x 5’10”)

Shower Room

3m x 1.55m (9’10” x 5’2”)


Large site estimated to extend to around 0.3 acres or thereby and enclosed by a post and wire fence with a gate from the shared access track.

There is a substantial parking area in front of the house which was re-done with spray tar in 2022, the remainder of the garden being grassed. A large timber deck outside the sunroom provides a great sun trap and there is a rotary clothes dryer, a wooden garden shed which was built to match the original house, a second smaller shed, and cold water taps to the front and rear.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band E. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Council Tax Bands may be reassessed by the Joint Valuation Board when a property is sold. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

To reach the house drive to Girlsta just to the north of Tingwall. Turn eastwards from the main road to Wadbister and follow the road down to the shore and right to the end of the road where a shared track leads to three detached houses to the right, the first house being ‘Nordaal’. ‘Glitnir’ is the third house at the end.

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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Glitnir, Wadbister, Girlsta, Shetland, ZE2 9SQ