Fourwinds, North Exnaboe, Virkie, ZE3 9JS

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

E (46)

Council Tax:

Band B


Under offer


Living room, dining kitchen, two double bedrooms, shower room, hall & porch / lobby, plus three storerooms & garage.


Spacious two-bedroom, single storey, detached property set in a good-sized established site approximately 22 miles south of Lerwick. The elevated position of the house means it enjoys magnificent, unobstructed views over the Pool of Virkie and the airport to Sumburgh Head and out to sea.

In addition to two good-sized double bedrooms, the accommodation also includes a south-facing living room, generously proportioned dining kitchen, and shower room. Off the kitchen are three handy storerooms leading to the large integral garage.

The site provides plenty of outside space with plenty of parking and a large lawn to the front of the house.

The property requires updating which is reflected in the price but nonetheless offers comfortable two bedroom accommodation ideal for downsizers with the added benefit of the south-facing aspect and lovely views.

General Information

'Four Winds' is situated in the Dunrossness area of the South Mainland of Shetland, approximately 22 miles south of Lerwick.

The main amenities in the area are situated just under two miles north of the house at Dunrossness, these include Mainland's mini-supermarket & post office plus fuel pumps, and the area's primary school; older pupils going to Sandwick or Lerwick.

There is also another local shop at Toab to the south, a hotel at Sumburgh, and boating club & marina at the Pool of Virkie. Also within easy reach is the airport which provides links to mainland Scotland, whilst buses to Lerwick run along the main road past the house.

Nearby places of interest include Sumburgh Head where a huge variety of bird life can be seen, Jarlshof, Old Scatness Broch, Quendale Mill and slightly further afield, Loch of Spiggie RSPB Reserve and St Ninian's Isle at Bigton.

The house was built in the 1970's. Windows are double glazed and heating is provided by electric storage / panel heaters. The property is being sold in its current condition and no warranties will be given in respect of any services or contents.


Porch / Lobby

The front door opens to a south-facing porch with inner door to a small lobby leading through to the hall.


'L'-shaped hall with the living room and kitchen on the left, the two bedrooms and shower room to the right. A large built-in cupboard provides space for coats etc. and also houses the electric meter etc., a second cupboard to the side housing the hot water tank. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to extensive storage space in the loft which has a fitted light. Storage heater.

Living Room

(Approx. 4.75m x 4.5m) (15'7" x 14'9") Good-sized room with a large south-facing window to the front of the house making the most of the fantastic view over the airport to Sumburgh Head and also out to sea towards Fair Isle in the distance. The second window faces west. Centre & wall lighting, TV & telephone point, & storage heater.

Dining / Kitchen

(Approx. 4.75m x 3.15m) (15'7" x 10'4") Large kitchen with two windows looking out over the back garden, plenty of space for a table & chairs, and fitted units including an integral double oven & hob with cooker hood over, and concealed fridge, although no warranties will be given, and inset sink. Storage / convector heater.

Off the kitchen is a large space, originally the garage, which has been subdivided into three storerooms. The middle space (approx. 2.65m x 2.3m at widest points) (8'8" x 7'7") has a built-in cupboard and doors to two further rooms, one to the rear (approx. 2.75m x 2.25m at widest points) (9' x 7'6") with plumbing for a washing machine and lobby with back door (not presently usable), and a further store / work space (approx. 2.75m x 2.75m) (9' x 9') to the front, with south-facing window and door to the garage.

Integral Garage

(Approx. 7.65m x 4m) (25' x 13') Large block-built garage with 'up & over' garage door, rear window, power & lighting.

Back off the hall the remaining accommodation comprises:-

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.45m x 2.05m) (8' x 6'10") with electric shower, WC & wash hand basin although re-fitting would be desirable. Shaver point & storage heater.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.8m x 3.15m) (12'7" x 10'4") Double bedroom to the rear of the house with built-in wardrobe & storage heater.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.2m x 3.8m) (13'9" x 12'7") Main double bedroom, this time with a window to the front of the house again enjoying the view. Built-in wardrobe & storage heater.


The property sits in a good-sized site which is enclosed by a low wall to the road and by wooden fencing elsewhere. A gravelled driveway in front of the garage provides parking for three or four cars, a path from here leading to the front door. The front garden comprises a large lawn / drying green, the lawned area continuing around the side of the house to a further lawn along 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: E (46)

Property Location

Approaching from the north on the main A970 Lerwick - Sumburgh road, drive through Dunrossness passing Mainland's store. After approximately two miles from Mainland's, just over the brow of Ward Hill where the road slopes down to the airport, 'Four Winds' is on the left, just before the bus stop and the turning to 'North Town'.

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