Eldigarth, Cunningsburgh, ZE2 9HG

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (55)

Council Tax:

Band B




Sittingroom, kitchen, shower room, double bedroom, single bedroom, hallway & loft. Garden shed.


Detached, single storey croft house which would make an ideal first time buy, conveniently situated in the centre of the village of Cunningsburgh close to the local primary school and on the Lerwick - Sumburgh bus route. Lerwick approximately 10 miles.

There are fine views eastwards from the property over open fields towards Aith Voe and the sea in the distance.

Benefitting from oil-fired central heating, the double glazed accommodation comprises a sittingroom, kitchen, shower room and two bedrooms plus a substantial 30' long floored & lined loft.

Externally there is a large terraced lawn in front of the house, a drying area, garden shed and parking for a couple of cars.

If not used as a permanent home the house would make a great holiday home.

General Information

‘Eldigarth' is situated in the middle of Cunningsburgh, just off the Lerwick - Sumburgh road approximately 10 miles south of Lerwick which can be reached easily by car or by bus as South Mainland bus services run along the road past the house.

There is a primary school just along the road from the house, other amenities including a recently opened farm shop & café at the northern end of the village, a well-supported community hall plus a marina at Aith Voe. The village hosts one of Shetland’s biggest agricultural shows in August.

Windows in the property are double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler in the kitchen which was renewed last year and also provides hot water.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings, and the washing machine.



Entry to the property is via a double glazed front door which opens to a hallway with pine panelled doors & skirtings etc., a built-in shelved cupboard, & two radiators.


(Approx. 3.4m x 3m at widest points) (11’3” x 10') ‘L’ shaped kitchen with ample fitted units including an integral electric oven & gas hob with concealed cooker hood over, plus a fridge behind a matching door, further storage space being provided by a built-in cupboard. Also inset sink, plumbing for a washing machine which will remain, and tiled splashbacks. Like the rest of the house the 'beamed' ceiling adds character. Ceiling mounted spotlight fitting and additional worktop lighting, TV & telephone points, window blind, tile effect vinyl flooring & radiator.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.25m x 1.6m) (7’6” x 5’3”) Comprising a modern white WC and wash hand basin plus a wet-wall lined corner shower enclosure with ‘Mira’ shower & glazed screen / door. Laminate flooring & radiator.


(Approx. 3.25m x 3.25m) (10’8” x10’8”) East-facing room enjoying the view, with period style mantelpiece and decorative tiled insert which creates an attractive focal point to the room although is for decorative purposes only, heating being provided by a central heating radiator. Centre light on a dimmer switch, satellite TV & telephone points, curtains & fitted carpet.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 2.55m x 2.2m) (8’4” x 7’3”) West-facing carpeted single bedroom with window blind & radiator. A ladder stair presently provides easy access to the substantial floored and lined loft space (approx. 9m x 3.15m (floor area)) (29'8” x 10’4”) which is lit by two Velux windows and has a fitted carpet, ample power points & lighting, however the ladder could easily be removed and replaced by a loft hatch if required. The loft has a floor-to-ceiling height of approx. 1.5m in the centre (5') and provides a huge amount of storage / hobby space.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.2m x 3.05m) (10’6” x 10’) Main double bedroom facing east and again enjoying the view, with curtains and blind at the window, fitted carpet, telephone point & radiator.


The property sits in a good-sized established site which is accessed via a track shared with the two other houses, and is generally fenced. There is a chipped parking area with space for a couple of cars by the house, a handy wooden garden shed (approx. 9’ x 7’), a drying green plus a large terraced lawn which steps down to the eastern boundary. Further lawn to the rear.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band B. 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: D (55)

Property Location

The property is situated on the east side of the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road just to the south of Cunningsburgh Primary School. Approaching from the north, pass the school and the first group of houses immediately after the school, and continue for a short distance to a 1½ storey brown stained log clad house on the left hand side of the road. Turn left at this house onto the shared access to 'Eldigarth'.

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