Viewforth, Hoswick

Viewforth, Hoswick, Sandwick, Shetland, ZE2 9HL

Offers Over £175,000



Rarely available four bedroom detached house situated in Hoswick, Sandwick. The house has undergone a series of renovations over recent years making it a comfortable and homely place to live bringing it up to present standards whilst also keeping lots of character, most notably the exposed beams and traditional doors. In addition to the four double bedrooms the property comprises a kitchen, living room, bathroom, study area, hallway and a front and back porch.

The traditional property which is set in a walled garden in the picturesque village boasts a tarred driveway with detached garage, separate shed, decking area and two lawns. The house is heated via an oil-fired boiler with the added benefit of a multi-fuel burning stove and there is double glazing throughout.

General Information

‘Viewforth’ is situated in the picturesque hamlet of Hoswick, part of the wider Sandwick area, in the South Mainland of Shetland, approximately mid-way between Lerwick, 13 miles to the north, and the airport at Sumburgh, 13 miles to the south, both of which are within easy commuting distance. Adjacent to Hoswick Bay, the village has a visitors centre and tea room whilst the wider Sandwick area has a local shop, post office & bakery at Stove (approximately ½ mile from the house)

There is also the school and the South Mainland swimming pool all of which are within reasonable walking distance. Other amenities include a private nursery / after-school club, youth / community centre, garage & social club.


Property ID: 16487825
Price: Offers Over £175,000
Property Type: Detached House
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Receptions: 1
Gardens: 1
Parking Spaces: 3
Garages: 2

Room Details

Back Porch (1.3 x 2.1m)

Upvc half glazed door leads into back porch. Space to the left of door for storage and house the fridge/freezer. Centre light, Lino to floor and coats hooks. Bi-fold doors lead into kitchen.

Kitchen (3.5 x 3.5m)

Cream coloured units span across two walls. Stone effect laminate worktop, porcelain sink, oven and grill, integrated dishwasher, washing machine and gas hob.

Windows to the south and west ensure the room is filled with natural light. Exposed ceiling showing the v-lining and beams. Quadruple spotlight, laminate flooring and radiator on wall.

Living Room (4.1 x 3.5m)

Windows facing to the south and east. Oak laminate flooring and multi-fuel burner with wooden mantle and brick surround. Tv above fireplace with two wall lights either side. Stone step leads down from kitchen into living room there is an exposed beam in the ceiling with 3 spotlights fitted underneath.

Hall (5.4 x 1.4)

Laminate flooring, radiator, drying pulley suspended from roof, smoke detector, two centre lights either end and coat hooks under the stairs.

Front Porch (1.4 x 1.8m)

Hardwood front door with windows on both sides of porch. Tile effect lino, centre light and a glazed door leads into house.

Bedroom 1 (3.5 x 2.8)

East facing window, carpet, radiator and two lights in ceiling.

Bathroom (2.3 x 2.3m)

L-shaped bath with mains pressure shower over. Tiled walls over bath, lino on floor, “Belfast” sink, mirror cabinet, toilet, towel rail, triple spotlight and west facing window.

Bedroom 2 (3.4 x 2.6m)

West facing window, radiator, fitted carpet and centre light.

First Floor

Landing/ Study area (1.8 x 1.6m)

Velux window, laminate flooring and v-lining on roof

Bedroom 3 (3.6 x 2.7)

East facing window, laminate, built-in storage cupboard, radiator and centre light.

Bedroom 4 (3.7 x 3.2m)

East facing window, fitted carpet, radiator and quadruple spotlight. One large walk-in storage cupboard, wardrobe and small cupboard in corner. Loft access from this room.



Gently sloping lawn, path up from road along the side, fenced in from the road with access gate. Low maintenance chipped area.


Flagstones laid to the side and rear of the property, oil storage tank, satellite dish on the house wall and oil-fired boiler next to the kitchen window.

Tarred driveway providing access and parking to the side of the house.

Single garage with lighting and power. New ‘Hormann’ garage door.

Small storage shed behind garage.

Lawn area at the top of the garden leading to decking area and shed. The shed has upvc window and door and also has power and lights.

Additional Information

*Home Report Pending*

Electricity: Mains
Water: Mains
Drainage: Mains
Telephone:- Connected
Heating:- Wet radiator system fed by oil-fired boiler.

Directions -
Driving south from Lerwick, take the second turn off into Sandwick. Continue down the road until you see a the sign to take you to the left to Hoswick. As you enter hoswick down the single track road you will see the bus shelter on the left. ‘Viewforth if the property just beyond the bus shelter set back from the road with the garden at the front.

Council Tax - Band B

EPC Rating - Band E

Fridge/ Freezer and Washing machine available for separate negotiation.

Flexible Entry Date - Property available as soon as legal formalities have been completed.

By appointment only. Contact 01595 747 045 or email

Parties wishing to be advised of a closing date should note their interest with the selling agent.

Arthur & Simpson 29 Kantersted Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0RH
Telephone 01595 747 045

DISCLAIMER Note: Whilst we endeavour to make these particulars accurate, they do not offer/form any part of a contract on offer and are not guaranteed. Measurements are approximate. We have not tested electricity, gas or water services or any appliances. Photographs may have been taken with a wide angle lens.