Key details

Partly completed new build project, Mousa View, Sandwick, ZE2 9HP
main bedroom suite with shower room & dressing room • 3 further bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room • living room • kitchen / dining room • open circulation / living spaces on ground & first floors • main bathroom & separate WC • office, utility room, store & garage / workshop • substantial basement for future development
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.
Closing date
12:00pm Friday 23rd February

  • receptions2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms4 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms3 Bathrooms + WC


Partly completed new-build property in the village of Sandwick midway between Lerwick (13 miles) and Sumburgh, the elevated position of the house allowing it to benefit from spectacular sea views. Designed by local architect Alan McKay, the layout of the house makes the most of the stunning views, particularly eastwards to the island of Mousa and the sea, whilst large floor-to-ceiling glazed areas flood the interior with natural light.

The accommodation comprises a living room, kitchen / dining room, office, open hallway / living area, WC, utility room, store and 59m² garage / workshop on the ground floor, plus a second open living area, family bathroom and four bedrooms upstairs including a fabulous main bedroom suite with shower room and dressing area. There is also a large basement suitable for future development perhaps to provide separate living accommodation, ideal for a dependent relative, or letting out, or as a home office / business / gym / hobby space, subject to any necessary consents.

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to build as it provides a head start with planning permission and a substantial amount of construction work already complete.

General Information

‘Mousa View’ is situated in an elevated position on Park Road off the main loop road through Sandwick, a fairly scattered village community conveniently situation in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately mid-way between Lerwick, 13 miles to the north, and Sumburgh and the airport, a similar distance to the south, both being within easy reach by car or by bus as Lerwick - Sumburgh buses run through the village.

The elevated position allows the house to enjoy spectacular panoramic views northwards towards Cunningsburgh, eastwards over the small hamlet of Leebitton to the island of Mousa and the sea, and over Sandwick generally towards Sanick to the south.

Sandwick benefits from an excellent range of amenities including a local shop & post office, Junior High School (nursery, primary & secondary school into year 4), a public swimming pool, community centre, social club & garage. Slightly further afield at Hoswick, is a small visitor centre / tearoom, whilst the pier at Sandsayre is the departure point for summer boat trips to the island of Mousa and its historic Broch.

Further information about Sandwick and the South Mainland area can be found at:-

Planning Permission was granted in 2015 for the erection of a dwellinghouse with integral garage and basement area, and installation of an air source heat pump - Reference 2015/452/PPF. Full details including plans and elevations can be found on the Council’s website at

(search against the planning reference)

A Building Warrant was granted in 2017 (BW/2017/046). This has been extended to July 2024 although it is understood this potentially can be further extended if required.

Construction of the house commenced in 2018 although no work has been carried out for several years. It is of timber framed construction below a concrete tiled roof. The exterior is largely complete. The main part of the property is already clad with concrete blockwork (still to be scratch coated and rendered), fibre cement board cladding to the south wing is still to be fitted. The property is substantially wind and watertight with most windows and doors fitted except for the garage door and some windows in the basement. There has been some storm damage to some of the windows on the east side of the building. Internally it is a ‘shell’ with internal partition framework up. Note the site is still a building site.

The intention is for central heating to be provided by an air source heat pump with underfloor heating to ground and basement, and radiators to the fist floor. The pipework to the basement level is complete and was tested prior to the concrete floor being finished. Underfloor pipework at ground floor level is partially complete.

The building is being sold in its current condition and no warranties will be given.

The property has been residential building project valued in its current condition at £250,000, with an estimated valuation on completion of £500,000. Given that the property is only partly completed mortgageability is likely to be restricted. Prospective purchasers are advised to speak to their lender prior to making any offer.


The property was designed by well-known local architect Alan McKay, the layout arranging the main social spaces on the east side allowing them to make the most of the spectacular views over Mousa and out to sea.

The accommodation is arranged over three floors, open circulation / living areas on the ground and first floors providing a stunning, particularly light and airy central core to the property, both spaces enjoying the views, the lower area being open to the landing / living space above.

Entry is from the Park Road side, the door opening to a lobby with built-in cloak cupboard and an inner door to a spacious, particularly bright, open hall / living space which benefits from sliding patio doors at the far end intended to open to a large balcony. The space is open to the upstairs landing and additionally lit by two large roof lights.

To the right is a handy downstairs toilet, a dual-aspect office (or potential ground floor double bedroom), and a generously proportioned living room with large floor-to-ceiling windows facing east and south.

On the other side of the hall and accessed from the open living space is the kitchen / dining room, again a well-proportioned room, the dining area also benefitting from a large floor-to-ceiling window, further natural light coming from two windows to the kitchen. Off the kitchen is a walk-in pantry and access to the main staircase which leads up to the first floor and down to the basement. There is also a walk-in store, utility room and door to the substantial 59m² garage / workshop with garage door (not fitted) to the front and separate side door to the rear.

The stair which is lit by a north-facing window with roof light over, leads up to the first floor, a door to the left opening to a well-lit bedroom which looks out over to Mousa and northwards towards Cunningsburgh in the distance. A second door opens to the open landing / living space which overlooks the living area below. To the right is a passage leading to two bedrooms and a bathroom all with north-facing roof lights, the second bedroom at the end which enjoys a triple aspect, having an en-suite shower room. The bathroom has room for a bath and separate shower. The passage has plenty of space to the left for built-in cupboards. On the other side of the open living area is a fabulous main bedroom suite with en-suite shower room and dressing area.

Finally, there is a substantial basement with its own self-contained access to the north side of the property. This is shown in the plans as for storage / future development with three rooms all with a large window area to the east, and a toilet / shower. The space would be ideal for separate self-contained accommodation, or perhaps as a home office space, gym / hobby use, subject to any necessary consents being required.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Note dimensions taken from floor plans. Actual built dimensions and layout may vary.

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

5.4m x 5m

Kitchen / Dining Room

6.6m x 4.2m extending to 4.8m at widest point


4.3m x 3.4m


2.8m x 1.8m

Utility Room

3.1m x 2.2m

Walk-In Store

2.2m x 2m

Open Hallway / Living Space

5.7m x 3.1m

Garage / Workshop

9m x 6.5m

On the First Floor:-

Main Bedroom Suite

Overall 9.6m x 4.2m including en-suite & dressing area

Open Landing / Living Space

4.5m x 3.2m (Floor Area)

Bedroom 2

4.8m x 4.5m (Floor Area)

Bedroom 3

3.6m x 3.3m (Floor Area)

Bedroom 4

5.4m x 3.3m (Floor Area)

En-Suite Shower Room (Floor Area)

3.4m x 1.2m

Bathroom (Floor Area)

3.3m x 2.2m

Basement Level:-


6.4m x 4.6m


3.2m x 3.1m


5.2m x 4.1m

Shower / Toilet

2.7m x 2.2m


The site extends to 0.27 acres or thereby.

Council Tax

Band not yet determined. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

To reach the property just take the northernmost junction to Sandwick from the main A970 Lerwick - Sumburgh Road. Pass the junction right to Leebitton and take the next turning left into Park Road. Follow the road around to the right, pass two houses and the junction to the ‘Eenie’ on the left, and ‘Mousa View’ is on the left opposite a blue timber clad bungalow on the right.

Harper Macleod LLP were excellent in the sale of my house. This was my first house sale and from the beginning of the process to the end they provided brilliant support and guidance. The process was made simple for me and each step was explained fully. They were very efficient and effective with communications.
Laura Smith
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Partly completed new build project, Mousa View, Sandwick, ZE2 9HP

Please telephone the seller direct on 07850 257 897, or contact our reception.