Dee-An-El, Houlland, Sandwick, ZE2 9HW

Key Details

Reception Rooms:

1 + sun room





Council Tax:

Band D




Sittingroom, sun room, kitchen / dining room, bathroom, master bedroom & en-suite shower room, double bedroom, bedroom 3 / office, utility room, hall & vestibule. Garage & greenhouse.


Beautifully presented, three bedroom, single storey, detached property set in a large well-established site with plenty of parking and a substantial 23' by 15' detached garage, in the village of Sandwick within community distance of Lerwick just 13 miles to the north.

Completed in 2010, this double glazed property which benefits from a wet radiator central heating system supplied by an electric boiler, comprises a 19' x 12' sittingroom, spacious attractively fitted kitchen / dining room with integral appliances and 'American' style fridge / freezer, a master bedroom with en-suite shower room & walk-in wardrobe, two further bedrooms, one currently used as an office, a family bathroom and utility room.

Off the kitchen is a stunning 13' x 13' west-facing sun room which enjoys the open aspect to the rear and has a large timber deck off.

The shop, school & swimming pool are within walking distance.

General Information

'Dee-An-El' is situated in the village of Sandwick in the South Mainland of Shetland, a popular location located approximately mid-way between Lerwick, 13 miles to the north, and Sumburgh, 13 miles to the south, putting both within easy reach either by car or by bus as Lerwick – Sumburgh buses pass through the village.

Although Lerwick and all its amenities are never far away, the village of Sandwick offers a range of amenities including a school, swimming pool and a local shop / post office. There is also a village hall & social club, youth & community centre, plus a small museum / tearoom at Hoswick. As well as being home to the local sailing club, the pier at Leebitton is the departure point for boat trips to the island of Mousa and its famous Broch.

The property which was completed in 2010, is of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction below a concrete tiled roof. Windows are double glazed and central heating is provided by a space saving 'Amptec' boiler housed in the cupboard in the utility room, the cupboard also housing the mains pressure 'Megaflo' water tank. The house has a heat recovery ventilation system.

There are telephone points in the sittingroom and office (bedroom 3), and satellite TV connections to the sittingroom, sunroom and bedrooms 1 & 2.

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


Vestibule / Hall

Access to the house is via a ramped access with leads up to the front door and a vestibule with tile effect laminate flooring and a store cupboard which also houses the meters etc. A glazed 1½ doorset opens to the hall with the sittingroom & kitchen to the right, the bedrooms & bathroom to the left. Another built-in cupboard provides space for coats with shelving for further storage. Like the rest of the house the vestibule and hall have pine skirtings & door surrounds, and a ceiling coving. The hall has wood laminate flooring and there is a radiator in both the vestibule & hall.


(Approx. 5.9m x 3.65m) (19'4" x 12") Good-sized room with plenty of natural light thanks to a dual-aspect within windows to the east and north both having venetian blinds. Artificial lighting is provided by future centre light fitting and a couple of matching wall lights. Wood laminate flooring & radiator. The cast iron effect electric fire set on a tiled hearth is included in the sale.

Kitchen / Dining room

(Approx. 4m x 4m) (13'2" x 13'2") Spacious kitchen with plenty of room in the centre for a table & chairs and ample natural light thanks to a window to the north which enjoys an open aspect, and borrowed light via the glazed sliding doors to the adjoining sun room. Extensive fitted units in an oak finish set off by black speckled worktops provide plenty of cupboard & worktop space and include a five ring induction hob with black glass splashback and stainless steel cooker hood over, plus a double oven and concealed dishwasher. The 'American' style fridge / freezer which has a handy pull-out larder unit to one side, is included in the sale. Swing out corner carousel unit, inset sink & integral wine rack. Artifical lighting is provided by two centre light fittings plus additional worktop lights. Stone tile effect laminate flooring which extends into the sunroom, & radiator. Door to:-

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.8m x 1.8m at widest points) (9'2" x 5'10") With yet more cupboard space with plumbing and space below for a washing machine / tumble dryer which are available by separate negotiation. Built-in cupboard housing the central heating boiler & water tank, matching tile effect laminate flooring, radiator & back door to the garden.

Sun Room

(Approx. 3.95m x 3.9m) (13" x 12'9") Great, west-facing room accessed via glazed sliding doors from the kitchen, with windows to three sides all with blinds, an open aspect and sliding patio doors to a large timber deck, also west-facing. Laminate flooring matching that in the kitchen, artificial lighting provided by a feature pendant fitting in one corner, and two wall lights, & radiator.


(Approx. 2.75m x 2m) (9'1" x 6'7") Family bathroom with contemporary white suite including a double ended bath, WC & wash hand basin, both the bath and w.h.b. having glass tiled splashbacks. There is also a separate wet-wall lined corner and shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Usual fitments included, heated towel rail / radiator supplied by the central heating system (?), venetian blind & vinyl flooring.

Office / Bedroom 3

(Approx. 2.75m x 2.35m) (9'2" x 7'9") Single bedroom currently used as an office, again with a window to the rear of the house with venetian blind. Wood laminate flooring & radiator. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to the loft space.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4m x 2.6m) (13" x 8'6") Good-sized double to the rear of the house, with a large built-in wardrobe with sliding mirror doors, wood laminate flooring & radiator.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.7m x 3.7m) (12'1" x 12'1") Large master bedroom with window to the front of the house with venetian blind, wood laminate flooring & radiator. A walk-in wardrobe fitted with hanging space and shelving provides plenty of space for clothes etc. and has the same laminate flooring, a radiator & lighting.

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 2m x 1.8m) (6'6" x 5'10") With similar fittings to the main bathroom, the en-suite comprises a WC & wash hand basin, and a corner wet-walled lined shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Again the usual fitments are included and there is a venetian blind at the window. Vinyl flooring & heated towel rail / radiator.


The property sits in a well-established site estimated to extend to over ¼ acre. This comprises an extensive graveled parking area in front of the house where a ramp leads to the front door, the parking area being bordered by a well-established border by the garage. On the right a gate opens to a large mature lawn which extends around the house, whilst on the other side between the house and the garage, a high gate opens to a further graveled area with access to a 10m x 4m timber deck outside the sun room, and a further gate to the fenced back garden where there is a chipped drying area. Behind the garage is a fenced enclosure with a greenhouse.


(Approx. 6.9m x 4.45m) (22'8" x 14'8") Large, lined & insulted garage with wide 'up & over' electric garage door, separate side door, two double glazed windows, fitted workbench & shelving, power & lighting, and cold water tap.

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.

Property Location

To reach the house drive to the 'Central' crossroads in the centre of Sandwick. Turn east to 'Noness', pass the private nursery on the left (orange building), and fork right. Take the first turning on the right to 'Houlland' after the allotments, and drive up past two houses on the right and a field. 'Dee-An-El' is the second house on the right after the field.

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