Krooshin Burn, Swinister, Sandwick, ZE2 9HH

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

C (76)

Council Tax:

Band E




Living room, kitchen / dining room, master bedroom & en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms (one on ground floor), shower room, landing study area, utility room, hall & entrance lobby.


Immaculately presented, individually designed, three bedroom, detached family home in the village of Sandwick approximately midway between Lerwick to the north and Sumburgh to the south, both being within easy commuting distance.

Completed in 2012, the property is set in an established site enjoying a southerly aspect and fine open views over open countryside to the bay of Hoswick and beyond to Levenwick beach in the distance.

It offers extremely comfortable accommodation in 'walk-into' condition arranged over two floors, the ground floor comprising a spacious living room with feature electric fire and double doors to a superb kitchen / dining room, a large double bedroom, shower room & utility room. Upstairs is a handy open landing / study area, spacious master bedroom with well-appointed en-suite bathroom, and a third double bedroom.

Central heating is provided by an air-to-water heat pump.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a well-designed modern home in a conveniently situated area with a wide range of amenities including a shop, school & swimming pool close at hand.

General Information

'Krooshin Burn' is situated in Swinister area of Sandwick in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately mid-way between Lerwick, 13 miles to the north, and the airport at Sumburgh, approximately 13 miles to the south, putting both within easy reach by car or by bus as Lerwick-Sumburgh buses run through the village.

The Sandwick area has a wide range of amenities most of which are within reasonable walking distance of the house and include the local shop, post office & bakery at Stove, and just beyond that the school and South Mainland swimming pool. There is also a private nursery, youth and community centre, social club & garage at Central, plus a visitor's centre / tea room at Hoswick. Slightly further afield, Sandsayre Pier at Leebitton is the departure point for boat trips to the island of Mousa and its famous broch.

Completed in 2012, 'Krooshin Burn' is of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction below a concrete tiled roof. Windows & doors are double glazed and the property benefits from central heating provided by a 'Sanyo' air-to-water heat pump which supplies under-floor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs. Hot water is provided by a 1000ltr water tank in a cupboard in the utility room which is boosted by solar panels. The utility room also houses the central vacuum unit.

There is a satellite dish with connections to the living room, kitchen and all the bedrooms, plus telephone points in the living room, kitchen & landing study area.

The interior is in excellent decorative order throughout having been decorated with light neutral colours complemented by wood laminate flooring throughout the main living areas and the ground floor double bedroom. All fixed floor coverings, curtains& blinds, and light fittings are included in the sale.


On the Ground Floor:-

Entrance Lobby

A ramped access to the side of the house provides wheelchair access to a double glazed hardwood front door which opens to a bright entrance lobby with handy built-in cloak cupboard which also houses the meters etc., a tiled floor and a half-glazed inner door to the hall.


Laid with wood laminate flooring which also extends into the living room, kitchen / dining room and also the ground floor double bedroom, the hall has white paneled doors to all rooms and a carpeted stair with an ash bannister to the first floor.

Living Room

(Approx. 5.35m x 5.2m at widest points) (17'7" x 17'2") Generously proportioned room enjoying the southerly aspect and views over open countryside. Heating is provided by the under-floor central heating or a wall-mounted, contemporary style flame effect electric fire which creates an attractive focal point. Lighting is provided by a feature centre light fitting and two wall lights over the fire. Handy under-stairs storage cupboard and glazed double doors through to the dining area and the kitchen.

Dining area open-plan to the Kitchen

The dining area (approx. 3.9m x 3.6m) (12'10" x 11'9") is a lovely bright space thanks to a wide south-facing window to the front of the house plus further window to the side and a glazed door to a south-facing deck, all the windows having venetian blinds. Two dimmable pendant lights provide artificial light. It is a very sociable space separated from the kitchen by a fitted breakfast bar. The units in the kitchen (approx. 5.55m x 2.85m) (18'3" x 9'4") have doors in a high gloss white finish set off by melamine wood effect worktops and matching side panels, the units providing lots of storage space and including a range of 'NEFF' appliances including a stainless steel electric oven and microwave (there is also a second fired 'Hotpoint' gas oven), a five ring gas hob with a glass & stainless steel cooker hood over, plus a concealed larger fridge & dishwasher. Also inset sink, handy pull-out larder unit, swing-out corner carousel, deep pan drawers and a useful bin store. Glass splashbacks add an attractive touch. Two windows with fabric roman blinds provide lots of natural light; artificial light being provided by recessed ceiling spotlights and additional worktop lights. A door from the kitchen leads back through to the hall.

Utility Room

(Overall approx. 4.1m x 2.35m at widest points) (13'6" x 7'8") Good-sized utility room with white units with wood block effect worktops providing lots more storage space, with space for a washing machine & freezer (appliances not included), inset sink and 'brick' tiled splashbacks. Two windows with venetian blinds, tiled floor and built-in shelved cupboard with space for linens etc.

Shower Room

(Overall approx. 4.15m x 2.25m at widest points) (13'8" x 7'4") With walk-in mosaic tiled shower enclosure with 'rainfall' shower head, separate handheld unit & glazed screen / door, plus a white WC & wash hand basin set in a fitted vanity / cupboard unit with matching mosaic tiled splashback and shaver point over. Recessed ceiling spotlighting, ceramic tiled floor and heated towel rail / radiator supplied by the central heating system.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.55m x 3.35m) (11'8" x 11') Large double bedroom with west-facing window with blind, built-in wardrobe with shelving & hanging rail, and laminate flooring matching that in the hall.

On the First Floor:-

Open Landing / Study Area

The stair from the hall leads up to the first floor where there is an carpeted open study area (approx. 2.7m x 2.25m at widest points) (9' x 7'4") lit by two Velux windows, a useful space with TV & telephone points and ample power points, and access to storage space in the eaves and loft. A feature light fitting over the stairs supplements the recessed ceiling spotlighting.

The landing continues around to a further passage, also carpeted, again a bright space thanks to three Velux windows, which leads to the two south-facing double bedrooms. Two built-in cupboards providing shelved storage space, access to further storage in the eaves, & radiator.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.05m x 2.7m) (13'3" x 9') Double bedroom with fitted carpet, recessed ceiling spotlighting, window blind & radiator. This room has a large carpeted walk-in wardrobe (approx. 2.4m x 1.15m (floor area)) (7'10" x 3'9") with shelving & hanging space, and fitted light.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.6m x 4m at widest points) (15'2" x 13'2") Spacious master bedroom with fitted carpet, window blind & radiator. Plenty of clothes storage space is provided by 'his-n-hers' built-in wardrobes, each with fitted shelving and a hanging rail. Door to:-

En-suite Bathroom

(Approx. 3.25m x 3.1m at widest points) (10'8" x10'2") Large well-appointed en-suite with white three piece suite including a double ended bath with mosaic tiled splashback and centre mixer tap, a WC and a wash hand basin set in a fitted cupboard / vanity unit with matching splashback, mirror & shaver point over, plus a wide tiled shower enclosure again with a 'rainfall' shower head and separate hand held fitting, and a glazed shower screen. Electric under-floor heating and heated towel rail / radiator supplied by the central heating system.


The property sits in an established site accessed via a shared track from the public road. There is a mature lawn to the front and a large parking area to the rear of the house. The wooden garden shed (approx. 10' x 8') built to match the house, has power & lighting and a cold water tap. Decked area outside the patio doors from the dining room, & rotary clothes dryer.

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 (76)

Property Location

To reach the house take the southernmost turning to Sandwick from the main Lerwick-Sumburgh road and follow signs for Hoswick (do not turn left to Sandwick). Continue to the first group of houses on either side of the road; 'Krooshin Burn' being a short distance in on the right, the access track being immediately before the small fire station building.

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