5 Parklands, Sandwick, ZE2 9GG

Key Details

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Band E




Split-level living / dining room, kitchen, master bedroom & en-suite shower room, two further double bedrooms, single bedroom, bathroom, separate shower room, galleried leanding with study area, utility room, hall & vestibule. Integral garage.


Four bedroom / three bathroom, 'Scandinavian' style detached property in good condition throughout set on a corner site in the small development of 'Parklands' with views over Sandwick and south-east generally. Approximately 13 miles from Lerwick to the north and a similar distance from Sumburgh Airport to the south.

Built in 2009, the particularly light and airy accommodation in this NHBC registered property which has oil-fired central heating, comprises a split-level living / dining room, fitted kitchen, en-suite master bedroom, further bedroom, main bathroom and utility room on the ground floor, plus two sizeable double bedrooms, a second shower room and a galleried landing with study area on the first floor. The kitchen has a range of integral applianes including a newly installed double oven, microwave, hob with cooker hood over, fridge & dishwasher.

There is a tarred driveway for parking and an integral garage with electric door.

General Information

'5 Parklands' is set conveniently in the corner of a small residential development in central Sandwick mid-way between Lerwick, 13 miles north, and Sumburgh 13 miles south. Lerwick is therefore within easy commuting distance either by car or by bus as the Lerwick bus service runs through Sandwick from a stop a short walk from the house.

Sandwick is a thriving community with a wide range of amenities, most of which are within reasonable walking distance of the house, including the school, the South Mainland swimming pool, and the local shop & post office. There is also a garage and lots of social activities based around a community centre / youth club, village hall & social club. Sandsayre Pier at Leebitton is the departure point for boat trips to the island of Mousa.

The house is of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction with a concrete tiled roof, 'NorDan' high performance double glazed windows, and hardwood double glazed external doors with triple point locking. Central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler in the garage which has an electric remote control door. Satellite t.v. & aerial points are provided to the living room and all the bedrooms.


On the Ground Floor:-


(Approx. 2.05m x 1.6m) (6’9” x 5’3”) Entrance to the property is via a glazed front door which opens to a vestibule with door to the hall on the right, and the integral garage to the left. Ahead is a large recess which provides plenty of space for coats & shoes etc. Wood effect vinyl flooring, radiator & hatch to floored loft.

Integral garage

(Approx. 6m x 3.45m) (19’9” x 11’3”) Lined garage with ‘up & over’ roller shutter door complete with electric remote control, double glazed rear window, workbench, further hatch to loft space, fluorescent lighting, points & central heating boiler.

On the First Floor:-


(Approx. 7.05m x 2.2m extending to 3.2m at widest point (inc. stair)) (23’1” x 7’3” / 10‘5”) The hall is a particular feature of the property as it benefits from lots of natural light thanks to a wide floor-to-ceiling window to the west plus a bank of six Velux windows overhead, and another window at the end with wooden venetian blind, all contributing to the light & spacious feel of the house. To the left is the living / dining room & kitchen, to the right the hall leads to two downstairs bedrooms and the main bathroom. Wood laminate flooring is laid throughout the hall and into the kitchen & dining area, a large easily accessible under-stairs cupboard and a second built-in cupboard provide useful storage space. Telephone point & radiator.

Living / Dining room

Very sociable split-level space providing separate living & dining areas. The dining area (approx. 3.05m x 2.7m) (10‘ x 8‘10”) which is separated from the living area by an ash bannister, has wood laminate flooring and a north-facing window, with a couple of steps leading down to the carpeted living area (approx. 6.15m x 3.95m) (20‘2” x 13‘), again a particularly bright room thanks to a floor-to-ceiling corner window with views over the surrounding countryside, plus a second window to the north, the windows to the living and dining areas all having wooden venetian blinds. Two additional small windows to the east provide a quirky design feature. Two radiators.


(Approx. 3.55m x 3.1m) (11‘8” x 10‘2”) Fitted kitchen overlooking the living room, with modern units is an easy clean gloss finish providing ample cupboard space and featuring a contemporary black ceramic sink & drainer, ‘soft close’ doors & drawers, wood block effect worktops & attractively tiled splashbacks. The integrated appliances include a stainless steel newly fitted double oven, microwave, ceramic hob with stainless steel & glass cooker hood canopy over, plus a concealed fridge & dishwasher. Lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlighting supplemented by additional worktop lighting. Radiator.

Utility room

(Approx. 3.55m x 1.65m) (11’8” x 5’5”) Good-sized utility room with fitted units matching those in the kitchen including an inset sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer or freezer (appliances not included). Smart ‘brick’ tile splashback, wood effect vinyl flooring, useful shelving, clothes pulley & radiator. Space for coats etc., east-facing window & door to the garden.

Back of the hall is the remaining ground floor accommodation comprising:-


(Approx. 2.7m x 1.85m) (8’11” x 6’1”) Luxurious, family bathroom with tiling around the bath, to the lower half of the walls and the floor, with double ended bath, wash basin set on a fitted cupboard unit, & W.C. Ladder heated towel supplied by the central heating system, & wooden venetian blind.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.9m x 3.85m) (12’9” x 12’7”) Generous, carpeted master bedroom facing south. Radiator.

En-suite shower room

(Approx. 2.1m x 1.2m) (6’10” x 4’) Comprising modern, white W.C. & wash hand basin plus extra wide wet-wall lined shower enclosure with sliding glazed screen / door and remote control shower. Ladder style heated towel supplied by the central heating system. Wooden Venetian blind & tile effect vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.9m x 2.2m) (12’9” x 7’2”) Large, east-facing single bedroom, with fitted carpet, wooden venetian blind & radiator.

On the First Floor:-


A carpeted staircase with ash spindles & bannister, leads from the hall to the large, carpeted, galleried landing area which is lit by the six Velux windows over the hall plus a further Velux window to the rear. A large recessed space provides a useful study area or further sitting area (approx. 1.85m x 1.5m (floor area)) (6‘ x 4‘11”), whilst two good-sized built-in cupboards provide plenty of storage space. Radiator.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.9m x 3.6m (floor area)) (16’ x 11’9”) Spacious double bedroom with two north-facing windows with blinds, and extensive wardrobe space provided by a large 3.6m wide built-in wardrobe. Fitted carpet & radiator.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.65m x 3.6m (floor area)) (12’ x 11’9”) Another good-sized double bedroom, with two windows (with blinds) facing south enjoying views over to Sanick Bay in the distance. 3.65m long cupboard with sliding doors, fitted carpet & radiator.

Shower room

(Approx. 2.6m x 1.6m (floor area)) (8’8” x 5’4”) Comprising white W.C. & wash hand basin, plus wet-wall lined corner shower enclosure, again with remote control shower and glazed screen / door. Ladder style heated towel supplied by the central heating system, vinyl flooring & Velux Window.


An established, fenced and lawned garden area surrounds the house, whilst a tarred driveway / parking area provides space for four or five cars. External cold water tap.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band E. 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: C(73)

Property Location

Drive to ‘Central’ crossroads in the centre of Sandwick and turn east to ‘Noness’. Pass the private nursery / after-school club (orange building) on the left and follow the road as it forks to the left. ‘Parklands’ is set in the development of blue & green timber houses on the right. Turn into the development and follow the road to the left into ‘Parklands’. No. 5 is the last house on the left.

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