Vassa Voe, Skellister, South Nesting, ZE2 9PS

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

E (51)

Council Tax:

Band E




Living room, kitchen / dining room, bathroom, master bedroom & en-suite shower room, double bedroom, single bedroom or office, & hall, plus utility area, two store rooms & integral garage. Garden shed.


West-facing, three bedroom, detached house in 'walk-into' condition, in rural situation enjoying stunning panoramic views over Vassa Voe. The house is within walking distance of the local primary school, only 1½ miles from the local shop, and also within easy commuting distance of Lerwick just 14 miles to the south.

The main living accommodation is situated on the ground floor and comprises a living room with solid-fuel stove (in addition to the oil-fired central heating), a bright and spacious kitchen / dining room, master bedroom & en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms and a modern bathroom.

Extensive storage space is provided by built-in wardrobes to all three bedrooms, a partially floored loft, and two large store rooms on the lower ground floor level where there is also a utility area and integral garage.

One of the store rooms could possibly be converted into living accommodation subject to the usual consents required.

General Information

'Vassa Voe' is situated in the South Nesting area of Shetland approximately 14 miles north of Lerwick, an ideal location for access to both Lerwick and also Brae / Sullom Voe to the north. The house faces west and enjoys fine views over Vassa Voe and Cat Firth.

Local amenities in the area include a primary school which is in reasonable walking distance of the house, a village hall, and the local shop & post office just over a mile away which also sells fuel.

Built circa 1990, the property is double glazed and has oil-fired central heating supplied by a boiler in one of the downstairs store rooms.

The property benefits from a huge lower ground floor area comprising a utility area, two large store rooms and an integral garage, this floor being accessed via a full-sized stair from the main hall. It is thought that there may be potential to convert some of the space into additional living accommodation (perhaps a fourth bedroom) although this would be subject to the usual consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the local Building Standards Department directly for further advice. Alternatively it provides a massive amount of easily accessible storage space or could be used as a gym / hobby area.

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


On the Ground Floor:-


The double glazed front door opens to the hall which like the rest of the house has pine finishes to the skirtings & door surrounds etc. There are two built-in cupboards, a large cloak cupboard and a second shelved linen cupboard. The flooring is part carpet / part tile effect vinyl, and lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights. Telephone point, radiator and hatch with pull-down ladder providing easy access to storage space in the partially floored loft.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 5.8m x 3.2m) (19' x 10'6") Bright, good-sized kitchen with plenty of space for a table & chairs and two windows to the front of the house providing plenty of natural light. There is ample cupboard & worktop space, the units including a matching breakfast bar, inset sink, plumbing for a dishwasher (appliance not included), space for fridge (appliance not included), tiled splashbacks & worktop lighting, plus a further run of units along the far wall with glazed display cabinets. The free-standing cooker with cooker hood over will be included in the sale. Radiator. Glazed double doors leading to:-

Living Room

(Approx. 5.45m x 4.5m) (18' x 14'9") Attractive room benefiting from a wide picture window to the rear of the house which makes the most of the fine view westwards over the voe. A stone-faced fireplace surround with tiled hearth houses a solid-fuel stove provides a cosy alternative heat source although there is also a radiator, the fireplace also incorporating a built-in shelf / TV unit to one side. Lighting is provided by a centre light and two matching wall lights and there is cabling for satellite TV which is also wired through to the main bedroom. Wood laminate flooring.


(Approx. 3.15m x 1.7m) (10'5" x 5'6") Modern, fully tiled bathroom, including to the floor, with contemporary style white suite including a shower bath with 'Mira' electric shower and glazed screen over, plus a WC and wash hand basin with mirror and shelf over. Recessed ceiling spotlighting, electric ladder towel rail & underfloor heating.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.3m x 3.2m + wardrobe) (10'11" x 10'6") East-facing double bedroom with two built-in wardrobes, one with shelf & hanging rail, the other shelved. Wood laminate flooring & radiator.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.55m x 3.35m + wardrobe) (11'9" x 11') West-facing, carpeted master bedroom enjoying the view, again with two built-in wardrobes, this time both with a shelf & hanging rail. Radiator & door to:-

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 2.35m x 1.1m) (7'9" x 3'7") With WC, wash hand basin and a tiled shower enclosure with 'Triton' electric shower and glazed screen / door. Tiled floor, usual bathroom fitments included.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.35m x 2.35m + wardrobe) (11' x 7'8") Single bedroom currently used as an office, again facing west, with built-in wardrobe with fitted cupboard units inside, fitted carpet & radiator.

On the Lower Ground Floor:-

Utility Area

(Approx. 3.75m x 3.55m at widest points) (12'5" x 11'8") A carpeted stair from the main hall leads down to a large utility area on the lower ground floor with double glazed door & window to the back garden, worktop and sink with space below for a washing machine & tumble dryer (appliances may be available by separate negotiation), and plenty of space for a freezer etc. Carpet tiles & wall-mounted electric heater. Doors from here lead to the two large store rooms which provide a massive amount of easily accessible storage space, and the integral garage.

Store Room 1

(Approx. 5.35m x 3.85m) (17'7" x 12'8")

Store Room 2

(Approx. 9.1m x 3.85m) (30' x 12'8") Although the floor level of this room follows the contours of the ground three stepped concrete platforms allow the full area to be used for storage. Oil-fired central heating boiler & hot water tank.

Integral Garage

(Approx. 7.8m x 4m) (25'6" x 13') With 'up & over' garage door, inspection pit, work bench, power & lighting and double glazed window.


The property sits in an established, fenced site. In front of the house is a chipped parking area with space for a couple of cars by a large garden shed (approx. 16' x 9'6") plus a gently stepped path with external store below to the front door, and a driveway leading down to the garage allowing access for a small car. A gate to the side of the house opens to a gravel path leading around to the door to the lower floor utility area, and a back garden with lawn and west-facing graveled seating area.

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: E (51)

Property Location

To reach the property drive to the South Nesting shop and turn right to Benston. Follow the road for just over a mile to a 'T'-junction and turn right to Gletness. 'Vassa Voe' is the third house along on the right overlooking the voe.

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