New Grind, Aithsetter, Cunningsburgh, ZE2 9HG

Offers Over £325,000
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2 + WC

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Council Tax:

Band E


Offers Over £325,000




By arrangement

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Viewing essential - please telephone the sellers direct on 07762 017 828 or 07914 691 724, or 01950 477 827, or contact our reception.


Living room, open-plan kitchen / dining room, master bedroom with dressing area & walk-in wardrobe, four further double bedrooms, single bedroom, family bathroom, shower room, separate toilet, open-plan landing / living area, office, utility room, hall & front porch.

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Stunning, very spacious, six bedroom detached house offering approximately 275m² family accommodation, conveniently situated on the north side of Cunningsburgh within easy reach of Lerwick just 9 miles to the north.

Set in a large site with ample parking, the house enjoys a fine view northwards over the surrounding countryside towards the sea and beyond to the island of Bressay.

The well-presented accommodation has been cleverly designed with the living accommodation comprising a generously proportioned open-plan kitchen / dining room with archway to the main living room, a utility room and separate toilet, to the west side of the house, separated by a large hall from the bedroom side comprising a master bedroom with dressing area & walk-in wardrobe, three further bedrooms all with walk-in wardrobes, and a large family bathroom.

There are two further spacious double bedrooms, a substantial open-plan landing / living area, shower room and office on the first floor.

Oil-fired central heating supplemented by under-floor heating to the main bathroom and separate toilet, and a cosy multi-fuel stove in the main living room.

General Information

'New Grind' is conveniently situated on the Aithsetter side road just off the main Lerwick / Sumburgh Road on the north side of Cunningsburgh. Lerwick, just 9 miles to the north, is therefore easily commutable.

The village of Cunningsburgh has its own primary school (older pupils go to Sandwick or Lerwick), a well-used community hall plus a marina at Aithsvoe. The village houses one of Shetland's biggest agricultural shows in August. A new farm shop & café presently under construction a short distance from the house, is within walking distance.

The house which is of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction below a tiled roof, was built in 2009, with the upstairs accommodation being developed a few years later. It is fully doubled glazed and benefits from oil-fired central heating supplemented by electric under-floor heating to the main bathroom and toilet.

There are TV points to the living room and first floor landing / living space, and telephone points to the living room, kitchen, master bedroom & office, the office having two lines allowing the second line to be used for work use if required.

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


On the Ground Floor:-

Front porch

(Approx. 2.15 x 2m) (7' x 6'7") The 'formal' entrance to the house is to the north side where a timber deck and covered porch area leads to a double glazed front door with sidelights either side opening to the porch. In reality the entrance via the utility room on the road side of the house is generally used, the porch does however provide a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the fine view to the sea in the distance. Tiled floor and glazed double doors opening to the hall.


(Approx. 6 x 1.75m) (19'8" x 5'9") Laid with 'Kahrs' solid wood flooring, the hall has a glazed door to the right to the living accommodation of the house and glazed double doors to the left to the bedrooms. Ahead a pine staircase lead by a Velux window leads to the first floor, a cupboard under the stairs housing the water tank. Ceiling & wall lighting, and radiator.

Open-plan Kitchen / Dining Room

The door from the hall opens to this lovely, very spacious and sociable, open-plan room which has a breakfasting kitchen to the left ('L'-shaped space approx. 6.5m x 5.85m at widest points) (21'4" x 9'2") and a dining area (approx. 3.6m x 2.75m) (11'9" x 9') to the right with a view north and a wide archway to the living room. Again 'Kahrs' solid wood flooring is laid throughout the whole space and continues into the living room.

The kitchen has units in a cream finish set off by 'Corian' worktops, the units featuring 'soft-close' doors and drawers, an inset 1 & ½ bowl sink plus a range of stainless steel 'Neff' appliances including a double electric oven and gas hob with glass and stainless cooker hood over, and a concealed integrated dishwater. The 'American' style 'Bosch' fridge / freezer will be included in the sale. An island unit topped by a solid wood worktop provides a dining area and further cupboard space, a similar fitted unit in the corner providing a build-in desk space with power point for a computer etc. and wall unit over. Further storage space is provided by a walk-in larder cupboard. Two windows to the kitchen and a full-height glazed door facing west provide lots of natural light to the kitchen, artificial light being provided by recessed ceiling spotlighting supplemented by additional worktop lights and three pendant fittings over the island unit. Radiator.

Living Room

(Approx. 5.35m x 4.75m at widest points) (17'6" x 15'8") Good-sized room again with a large window making the most of the view north. Feature wallpaper to one wall, contemporary style multi-fuel stove set on a recycled glass hearth, recessed ceiling spotlighting & radiator.

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.65m x 2.05m) (8'9" x 6'9") Off the kitchen is a utility room which has a separate entrance to the house served by a ramped access. There are wall and floor units including a further inset sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer (appliances may be available by separate negotiation) A built-in cupboard houses the controls for the central heating and the fuse boxes etc. Tiled floor. Door to:-


(Approx. 2.05m x 1.15m) (6'9" x 3'9") With white WC and wash hand basin with mirror & glass shelving over. Tiled floor.

Bedroom accommodation comprising:-


A carpeted lobby off the hall leads to four bedrooms and the main bathroom. Radiator.


(Approx. 3.6m x 2.7m) (11'9" x 8'10") Superb, very spacious family bathroom, attractively finished with stone tiles to the floor which has under-floor heating, and also around the bath and the wall hung WC which has a concealed cistern. A wooden unit houses twin wash hand basin bowls each with a mixer tap, and has a large mirror and wall light over, the unit providing handy space for toiletries etc. The separate shower enclosure has a glazed screen / door.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.95m x 3.9m at widest points) (13' x 12'11") Bright, carpeted master bedroom with a large window to the north making the most of the lovely view, a chandelier style light fitting & radiator. An archway leads to a carpeted dressing area (Approx. 2m x 1.9m at widest points) (6'6" x 6'3") and a walk-in wardrobe also carpeted. The original intention was to have an en-suite here which could be added if required subject to availablility of services.

The three further bedrooms on the ground floor all have a built-in wardrobe, fitted carpet & radiator.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.2m x 2.5m) (13'10" x 8'3") Good-sized, east-facing single bedroom.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.3m x 3.35m) (14' x 11') South-facing double bedroom.

Bedroom 4

(3.8 x 3.35m) (12'6" x 11')

Double bedroom also south-facing.

On the First Floor:-

Open-plan Landing / Living Area

(Approx. 7.1m x 2.9m (floor area)) (23'3" x 9'6") The stairs from the hall lead up to a substantial space on the first floor, lit by a dormer window to the north which enjoys the view and has a radiator below. Again it has 'Khars' solid 'Oak Shetland' flooring throughout. From here doors lead to two sizeable double bedrooms, an office, shower room and a large built-in shelved cupboard.

Bedroom 5

(Approx. 5.3m x 3.5m (floor area)) (17'5" x 11'6") Generous double bedroom facing east and enjoying an open aspect, with large walk-in cupboard / wardrobe, fitted carpet & radiator.


(Approx. 4.55m x 2.3m (floor area)) (15' x 7'6") Carpeted room with Velux window, extensive shelving for books etc. along one wall, & radiator.

Bedroom 6

(Approx. 5.3m x 3.55m (floor area)) (17'4" x 11'8") Similarly sized to bedroom 5, this room faces west and again has a walk-in wardrobe, fitted carpet & radiator.

Shower room

(Approx. 2.85m x 2.3m (floor area)) (9'5" x 7'6") With WC, wash hand basin with mirror / light over, plus wide shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Ladder style heated towel rail, 'Aqua-Step' waterproof laminate flooring & Velux window.


As noted the site is estimated to extend to around 0.35 acres or thereby (excluding access), including the fenced access from the public road which leads to a parking area outside the utility room. The site is enclosed by a fence and is mainly grassed with a drying area in one corner. Ramped access to the utility room door, steps to the glazed side door to the kitchen, and further deck outside the front porch. Large garden shed (approx. 14' by 10') & external cold water tap.

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(74)

Property Location

To reach the property take the turning east to Aithsetter and Fladdabister from the main Lerwick - Sumburgh Road at the north end of Cunningsburgh. Continue past the first turning to Fladdabister, to a row of houses along the road on the left; 'New Grind' is the last house in the row, being set back behind the other houses on the roadside.

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This schedule is intended only to help you decide whether to view the property. We always recommend you view the property personally.

The information is believed to be correct, but it is not warranted and is not to form part of any contract of sale. All dates, distances, areas and room sizes noted are approximate and for use as a general guide only. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the working condition or otherwise of any equipment such as central heating or kitchen appliances.

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