Hestviken, Huxter, Sandness, ZE2 9PL

Offers in the Region of £245,000
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

C (79)

Council Tax:

Band E


Offers in the Region of £245,000




By arrangement.

Home Report:

Available for this property


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Snooker / living room, kitchen / dining room, family room / play room, three double bedrooms, single bedroom, bathroom, shower room, studio, box room / office space, utility area, hall & entrance lobby. Integral garage & shed.

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Spacious four bedroom detached property with an integral garage, set in an unusually large ⅔ acre site in an attractive shore side situation enjoying magnificent views across the Sound of Papa to the island of Papa Stour. Lerwick approximately 33 miles.

In addition to three double bedrooms and a single bedroom, the 218m² accommodation also includes a substantial, 27’ x 17’ snooker room / living room complete with full sized snooker table, a large, attractively fitted kitchen / dining room, further family / play room, bathroom and separate shower room.

There is also a small studio room and a useful boxroom which houses a computer table.

The integral garage has an electric, remote control garage door.

Under-floor central heating is provided throughout the ground floor with radiators upstairs, all supplied by an oil-fired boiler.

The large site which is subdivided by an internal hedge, slopes gently towards the sea, the fenced upper garden area by the house being lawned, the lower part of the site being grassland. The size of the site offers potential for a vegetable garden, keeping poultry etc.

General Information

‘Hestviken’ is situated off a side road off the Huxter side road in the scattered settlement of Sandness on the far west side of Shetland approximately 33 miles from Lerwick.

Local amenities in the area include a primary school, a local hall, woolen mill, a fine beach at Melby, and historic water mills at Huxter. A coastal path runs along the shore past the property.

Additional amenities are available at Walls, approximately 9 miles to the south, where there is another school, local shop / post office with fuel, health centre and swimming pool for hire, and also at Aith where the Westside leisure centre / swimming pool is situated.

Completed in 2010, this timber frame / blockwork clad property benefits from storm resistant uPVC double glazed windows and doors, and oil-fired central heating provided by a high efficiency ‘Warmflow’ condensing boiler in the utility area off the entrance lobby which provides individually zoned under-floor heating throughout the ground floor and radiators to the first floor.


On the Ground Floor

Entrance Lobby

(Approx. 1.5m x 1.2m) (5’ x 4’) Access to the property is via a wooden porch which provides shelter from the weather and leads to a lobby with tile effect flooring and double doors opening to a handy walk-in utility cupboard (approx. 1.5m x 1.45m) (5’ x 4’8”) with worktop with space below for a washing machine (appliance not included) and clothes pulley over, central heating boiler & telephone point. A half-glazed door opens to the hall.


(Approx. 3.85m x 1.85m) (12’8” x 6’2”) With wood laminate flooring and pine doors to a bathroom and the snooker / living room on the right, a built-in wardrobe / cupboard and further cupboard under the stairs on the left, and the kitchen at the far end.


(Approx. 2.85m x 2.4m) (9’4” x 7’10”) Family bathroom with white W.C. & wash hand basin plus bath with tap / shower fitting. A large shelved airing cupboard houses the ‘Megaflo’ water tank and also provides plenty of space for towels etc. Tiling around the bath & w.h.b., wood effect vinyl flooring & heated towel rail.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 5.6m x 2.2m extending to 3.85m at widest point (kitchen area) + 3.2m x 2.5m (dining area)) (18’4” x 7’3” / 12’8” + 10’6” x 8’2”) Bright, good-sized room with three windows enjoying the superb view across the sound to Papa Stour, plus a fourth window facing west. The dining area has plenty of space for a table & chairs and attractive fitted units in a cream finish provide extensive cupboard & worktop space and include an integral double electric oven & gas hob, plumbing for a dishwasher (appliance not included) and double bowl sink & drainer. Telephone point. Tile effect vinyl flooring to the kitchen area, wood laminate flooring to the dining area. Doorway to:-

Family Room / Play Room

(Approx. 3.2m x 2.8m) (10’6” x 9’2”) South-facing carpeted room with a large built-in shelved cupboard, vertical blind at the window & T.V. point.

Integral Garage

(Approx. 5.15m x 3m) (17’ x 9’10”) Situated off the kitchen, the garage has an ‘up & over’, insulated, roller shutter door with electric remote control, a separate side door & window, wall shelving & power points.

Back off the hall is the snooker room / living room and remaining ground floor accommodation comprising:-

Snooker / Living Room

(Approx. 8.4m x 5.25m) (27’6” x 17’2”) Substantial space currently used as a snooker room (the full size snooker table is included in the sale), with three windows, all with blinds, two enjoying the sea view north to the island of Papa Stour, the third facing east, also enjoying a sea view. Two large built-in cupboards at one end provide extensive storage space. Doors lead to a studio & bedroom.


(Approx. 2.4m x 1.75m) (7’10” x 5’8”) With south-facing window with blind, & sink unit.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.3m x 2.4m) (10’11" x 7’10”) East-facing, carpeted double bedroom enjoying a lovely view to the sea, with built-in double bed (mattress not included) with fitted cupboards to either side. T.V. & telephone points.

On the First Floor


Carpeted landing with Velux window, extensive fitted bookshelves and pine doors leading to two substantial double bedrooms, a single bedroom, shower room and boxroom / office space.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 5.1m x 4.8m (floor area)) (16’10” x 15’10”) Generously proportioned master bedroom which was originally a sittingroom, with window to the west again with fine sea view, and vertical blind. Large built-in shelved cupboard, wood laminate flooring & radiator. It is thought that the size of the room could perhaps allow space for the creation of an en-suite if required (subject to consents). Satellite T.V. connection.

Boxroom / Office Space

(‘L’-shaped space, approx. 2.2m x 1.8m at widest points (floor area)) (7’2” x 6’) Carpeted space with fitted desk for a computer etc., telephone point & power points.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.75m x 1.8m (floor area)) (15’7” x 6’) Carpeted single bedroom with Velux window with integral blackout blind, & radiator.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 5.75m x 3.9m at widest points plus wardrobes (floor area)) (18’10” x 12’9”) Another sizeable double bedroom, this time with a window with roller blind facing east, also with beautiful sea view. Three built-in cupboards along one wall provide a massive amount of hanging / shelf space. Fitted carpet & radiator.

Shower Room

(Approx. 3.25m x 2.05m (floor area)) (10’8” x 6’8”) Comprising white W.C. & wash hand basin plus wet-wall lined shower enclosure with glazed screen door. Built-in shelved cupboard, wood effect vinyl flooring, Velux window & towel rail / radiator.


Access to the property is over a track from the public road shared with the adjoining property, which leads to an unusually large site, all of which has been de-crofted and is estimated to extend to around just under ⅔ acre or thereby (0.26 ha).

The site, which slopes gently down towards the shore, is subdivided into two parts by a hedge. The house itself is set in a fenced ¼ acre area which includes a parking area to the side of the house, a large wooden shed (approx. 5.1m x 4.65m) (16’9” x 15’3”) by the front door, with fitted workbench and storage space, plus the main lawned garden area to the sea side of the house, where there is a timber deck seating area and numerous trees planted around the perimeter.

Between the main garden area and a fence by the shore is a further area of grassland.

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 (79)

Property Location

To reach the house drive into Sandness and continue past the hall & school. At the mill follow the road straight on to Huxter. ‘Hestviken’ is situated about a mile from the junction on the right hand side of the road. .

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