Selkie Stanes, Scatness, Virkie

Shetland, ZE3 9JW

Offers over £210,000


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Selkie Stanes is an immaculately maintained 4-bedroom property with stunning sea views. Viewing is highly recommended. Scatness is approximately 30 miles south of Lerwick, and near to Sumburgh airport for air travel to mainland Scotland.   Amenities include the Sumburgh Hotel, a marina and boating club at the Pool of Virkie, and a local shop and post-office in the nearby village of Toab. The village of Dunrossness is approx. 3-4 miles north, where a second shop with fuel pumps can be found. The area's primary school (with swimming pool) is located here, with secondary school pupils going to Sandwick Junior High or Anderson High in Lerwick. There are buses between Lerwick and Sumburgh at regular intervals.

This is a beautiful area of Shetland with many places of interest, including the well-known archaeological sites at Jarlshof and Old Scatness, the Quendale Mill and the RSPB Reserve and visitor centre at Sumburgh Head.

The entrance to the property is over a cattle-grid, with tarred driveway and parking.   The property also accommodates a double garage with single up-and-over door operated by electric remote control (the second door could easily be reinstated if required) with attached sun room, and a separate recently erected wooden shed.  The garden ground, of approx. half an acre, is to the front and back of the property and is mainly grassed with wooden fencing. Along the back of the house there is a wide paved path, and ideal place from which to sit admiring the stunning views of the Bay of Quendale, Lady Holm, Fitful Head and as far as Fair Isle on a clear day.

There is a small entrance hall, leading through a second door to a very spacious hallway. All rooms lead from this hallway, which has two built in storage cupboards.   There is also a roof hatch to a partially floored loft. 

The Lounge is a bright, well lit room, with full height window, enjoying the beautiful views. The attractive Dining Kitchen has a good range of wall and base units, with plenty of worktop space, a double-oven and ceramic hob with concealed cooker hood and stainless steel splash-back. There is plumbing for a washing machine, dishwasher and space for a fridge-freezer. A door from the kitchen leads into the large double garage, and into the sun room which has double glazed windows on two sides enjoying an uninterrupted view and also houses the central heating boiler.   It has been suggested this room could also be used as a hobby room, a gym or for additional storage.

There are 4 attractive well-presented bedrooms, one presently being used as a study. All of these have built in wardrobes along the length of one wall, and one of the bedrooms has an extra wide door for wheelchair access.

The bathroom has been newly refurbished with white 3-piece suite and shower.  There is also a separate toilet with 2-piece white suite.


Lounge - 5.32m x 4.40m

Dining Kitchen - 5.30m x 4.50m

Bedroom 1 or Study - 2.60m x 2.45m

Bedroom 2 - 3.80m x 2.70m

Bedroom 3 - 3.80m x 2.70m

Bedroom 4 - 3.55m x 2.95m

Toilet - 2.60m x 1.8m

Bathroom - 2.60m x 2.45m

Garage - 6.45m x 5.55m

Sun room

Shed - 5.15m x 3.71m

Oil Central Heating throughout. There is also a standby generator, although rarely required.

The property has double-glazed hardwood windows and doors.

Some items of furniture and white goods available for sale, subject to separate negotiation.

Energy Performance Certificate
The EPC Rating for the property is D.

Through Inksters on 0345 241 1222

Travel Directions
Coming from Lerwick, cross the airstrip at the traffic lights, and the road sign for Scatness is on the right. Selkie Stanes is the first house on the right, past the Council housing.