Rankinville, Aith, Bixter, ZE2 9NB

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:





1 + toilet

Energy Efficiency:

E (48)

Council Tax:

Band C


Under offer


Sittingroom, kitchen / dining room, two double bedrooms, single bedroom, bathroom, separate toilet, hall / landing, front porch & rear lobby.


Detached, three bedroom house with two large garages in a great shoreside location right in the centre of the village of Aith by the local shop, leisure centre (including swimming pool) and school. Lerwick approximately 22 miles.

The property enjoys a southerly aspect and a fine view over the marina on the other side of the road. The rear of the house looks straight out to the voe behind.

In addition to three bedrooms the accommodation also includes a sittingroom, very spacious kitchen / dining room, bathroom and separate toilet. Windows are double glazed and the house has oil-fired central heating plus a gas fire in the sittingroom.

The house sits in a well-established garden. The main garage has an electric garage door, power & lighting.

General Information

The village of Aith is situated just over 20 miles from Lerwick, on the north coast of the West Mainland of Shetland, at the head of Aith Voe which the house overlooks at the rear.

The village, which is home to the most northerly Lifeboat Station in Britain, has a wide range of amenities all of which are grouped around the house and include a Junior High School (primary & secondary pupils up to year 4), a community Co-op shop & post office, and the West Mainland Leisure Centre complete with swimming pool, games hall, squash court, fitness & health suite. There is also a public hall, a marina which the property overlooks, and garage. A bus service runs daily to Lerwick.

The neighbouring village of Bixter (approximately 3 miles to the south) is the location of the area's health centre, and here there is also a vet, another shop and garage.

The house which is thought to have originally been built in the 1930's, was refurbished in the late 1980's. Windows are double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired 'Warmflow' boiler supplemented by a gas fire in the living room.

The property would benefit from some updating which is reflected in the price but nonetheless provides a three bedroomed house in a great, very convenient location overlooking the marina, with the added benefit of the fine views northwards over the voe and the two garages.

The sale will include all fixed floor coverings, curtains & light fittings. The furniture is available by separate negotiation.


On the Ground Floor:-

Front Porch

(Approx. 3.05m x 1.05m extending to 1.9m at widest point) (10' x 3'6" / 6'3") A bright porch forms the 'formal' entrance to the house although in practice entry is generally to the rear where the parking is. The porch which has uPVC windows is mainly wood lined but has some stone detailing and a tiled floor. A stripped and varnished original inner door with sidelights either side opens to the hall.


With sittingroom to the right, kitchen to the left, and stair to the first floor with handy under-stairs cupboard below providing space for coats etc.


(Approx. 3.95m x 3.55m) (13' x 11'9") Bright south-east facing room with view straight out over the marina and also a second window to the side of the house. One wall is clad with wood with a glazed display cabinet with integral lighting to one side, and tiled fireplace surround housing a gas flame effect fire although there is also a central heating radiator. Cornice & plate rack.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 6.4m x 3.8m) (21' X 12'6") Well-proportioned room, again particularly bright space thanks to windows to the front of the house, again enjoying the view of the marina, the west and also to the rear. Extensive fitted units to two walls including an integral double oven, gas hob with concealed cooker hood canopy over, concealed fridge / freezer, inset 1½ bowl sink and glazed dresser style display arrangement with integral spotlighting. Plenty of space for a table & chairs and a living area by the window looking out over the marina. Part carpet, part laminate flooring, and two radiators. Door to:-

Rear Lobby

With back door and recess providing space for a washing machine and tumble dryer (appliances included), coat hooks & radiator.


(Approx. 1.85m x 1.1m) (6' x 5'7") With WC & wash hand basin with fitted cupboard below, light / shaver socket & radiator.

On the First Floor:-


The stair which retains the original bannister and is lit by a tall window to the rear of the house, leads up to three south-east facing, carpeted bedrooms and a bathroom. Radiator. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to the large floored loft space which extends the full width of the house.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.95m x 3.6m) (13' x 11'9") Good-sized master bedroom with extensive fitted bedroom furniture providing lots of wardrobe & drawer space and also including a dressing table & bedside chest. Display recess & radiator.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.2m x 2.15m) (10'6" x 7') Single bedroom. Radiator.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.1m x 2.75m) (13'6" x 9') Double bedroom with shelved recess & radiator. Fitted bedroom furniture along one wall provides plenty of clothes space.


(Approx. 3.8m x 2.55m) (12'6" x 8'6") Large tiled family bathroom comprising corner Jacuzzi bath, separate shower cubicle with electric shower & glazed screen / door, WC, bidet and wash hand basin set in fitted unit providing lots of cupboard space with large wall mirror and light over. Radiator.


The front garden area which is enclosed by a wall with the original cast iron railings and gate, has chipped areas either side of a path to the front porch. A small lawn bordered by mature borders to the side of the house leads to the back garden where there is a ramped access to the back door, a large area of lawn again surrounded by established planting, a drying green, plus a paved patio area and wooden potting shed, outside the main garage. At the end of the garden there is a fine open view along the voe.

Garage 1

(Approx. 10.25m x 4.8m) (33'7" x 15'10") Block-built main tandem double garage with 'up & over' roller shutter door with electric remote control, separate side door and two side windows, power & lighting and large workbench along one wall.

Garage 2

(Approx. 6.1m x 3.15m) (20' x 10'4") With 'up & over' roller shutter door & side window.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. 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 (48)

Property Location

To reach the property drive right into the centre of the village and turn northwards from the main road by the shop following the signs for the pier & post office. Continue past the hall and the sign for the Leisure Centre; 'Rankinville' is a short distance on the left opposite the entrance to the marina.

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