Dunrossness, Shetland, ZE2 9JB

Offers Over £220,000 (Valuation - £225,000)

Last update: 3 months ago

Impressive 4-bedroomed detached bungalow with uninterrupted countryside and loch views. Waterbrough has an immaculately presented garden featuring a sizeable garage with ‘den’, lean-to garden shed, and a sheltered patio with decking ideal for outdoor entertaining. Set back from the road, Waterbrough benefits from a private and peaceful setting whilst being close to many of the South Mainland’s amenities. The spacious family home is in move into condition and is attractively decorated. Viewing is highly recommended.

  • TypeDetached House For Sale
  • StatusPrice Reduced
  • PriceOffers Over £220,000 (Valuation - £225,000)
  • ViewingTelephone 01950 460897 or email 01aaball@gmail.com
  • EntryBy arrangement.
  • Council TaxCurrently Band B
  • Energy Efficiency RatingE (44)

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Waterbrough is situated in Dunrossness, the southernmost area of mainland Shetland, approximately 21.5 miles from Lerwick. The property is a 10 minute walk away from the retail estate for Dunrossness, which has a local mini-supermarket with Post Office, fuel pumps, hairdressers, off-licence, and hardware, garden and agricultural suppliers. As well as being within commuting distance of Lerwick, Waterbrough is also just 5.5 miles from Sumburgh Airport, and is situated close to a regular bus route. Children residing at the property would attend Dunrossness Primary School (<1 mile) followed by Sandwick Junior High School (9.8 miles), and transport is provided by Shetland Islands Council.

Waterbrough is in an ideal location for those who wish to enjoy the benefits of rural living; a variety of birds and animals can be seen from the garden which overlooks croft land leading to Brow Loch and the South Mainland’s dramatic coastline in the distance. The South Mainland is home to many of Shetland’s points of interest, popular with both tourists and locals alike; Sumburgh Head and Lighthouse, Ness of Burgi, prehistoric archaeological sites Jarlshof and Old Scatness, Quendale Mill and the Croft House Museum; to name but a few. There is a variety of attractive sandy beaches in the area, with some winning “Keep Scotland Beautiful” Seaside Awards. The famous tombola at St Ninian’s Isle is a 15 minute drive away, and others such as Scousburgh Sands, Quendale Beach and West Voe are even closer.

Built circa 1950, Waterbrough was originally south facing with the front vestibule being the main entrance to the property. It has since been extended northwards to add the large living room, utility room and rear vestibule. The rear vestibule is now the main entrance to Waterbrough, essentially turning the property north facing to enjoy the beautiful countryside and loch views. Waterbrough has an extensive floored loft currently used for storage and not shown in the photos, which could provide another bedroom or study if required. This would be subject to obtaining consents from the Shetland Islands Council which would be the responsibility of the purchaser to make enquiries.

The sale of Waterbrough includes all fixtures, fittings, blinds and floor coverings. White goods are not included in the sale.


Electricity - Mains

Water - Mains

Drainage - Mains

Telephone – Connected, Sky

Broadband – Connected, Sky

Satellite TV – Connected, Sky TV

Heating – Oil-fired Central Heating Radiators


  • Rear Vestibule (2.16m x 1.85m)
  • Utility Room (2.70m x 2.48m)
  • Living Room (4.78m x 4.69m)
  • Kitchen (3.61m x 3.58m)
  • Dining Room (3.67m x 3.18m at widest points)
  • Hallway (t-shaped)
  • Bathroom (2.33m x 1.57m)
  • Bedroom 1 (4.73m x 3.83m)
  • Bedroom 2 (3.30m x 3.18m)
  • Bedroom 3 (3.94m x 3.39m)
  • Bedroom 4 (5.33m x 2.55m)
  • Front Vestibule (2.79m x 2.03m)


  • Garage (6.60m x 3.59m)
  • Den (3.55m x 2.34m)
  • Garden Shed (2.03m x 1.57m)

Rear Vestibule

Currently used as the primary entrance to the property, with the secondary entrance being the front vestibule. Entrance via east facing glazed frosted door, with frosted side panel.

Coat hooks. 2 x large built-in cupboards with shelves. Small radiator. Tiled flooring. Internal window to dining room.

Utility Room

West facing window with vertical blinds. Fitted cupboard and drawers. Room for a variety of white goods. Oak hardwood flooring.

Living Room

Impressive multi-aspect room with panoramic views of Brow Loch and surrounding countryside. Vertical blinds on north, east and west facing windows. 2 x small radiators. Oak hardwood flooring.


North and west facing windows with lovely, uninterrupted countryside views. Roller blinds. Attractive fitted kitchen with sink, drainer and mixer tap. Zanussi oven and grill with 4-ring electric hob and extractor above. Ample units and cupboards. Archway to dining room. Laminate flooring.

Dining Room

Accessed via archway from kitchen, allowing natural light into the room. Internal window to rear vestibule. Radiator. Carpet flooring.


T-shaped hallway extending to front vestibule and bedrooms. Hatch to extensive floored loft, currently used for storage. Cupboard with shelves and coat hooks. Radiator. Laminate flooring.


North facing frosted window. White 3-piece bathroom suite comprising of WC, wash hand basin and bath. Overhead shower over bath. Heated towel rail. Tiled walls and tile-effect vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 3

East facing window with vertical blinds. Nook with shelves. Radiator. Carpet flooring.

Bedroom 1

Large south facing window with vertical and roller blinds. Radiator. Carpet flooring.

Bedroom 2

Large south facing window with vertical and roller blinds. Radiator. Carpet flooring.

Bedroom 4

Two steps down from hallway. Dual aspect room with east and south facing windows, both with vertical and roller blinds. Radiator. Carpet flooring.

Front Vestibule

Currently used as the secondary entrance to the property, with the primary entrance being the rear vestibule. South and west facing windows with venetian blinds. Electric panel heater. Carpet flooring. ½ glazed exterior door to garden and driveway.


Waterbrough is set in a large, immaculately presented site enclosed by concrete walls. The gravel chip track from the main road extends to a cattle gate which opens to a large driveway with parking for several vehicles, in front of the detached garage. The front garden comprises of large flat lawns bordered by a variety of well-established bushes and small trees, enclosed by wooden fencing. The fencing extends to the rear of the property and to either side of the garage. This encloses and shelters the rear gardens where the den and lean-to shed are located, allowing for complete privacy and accessed from the front by gates. The rear garden is essentially in two parts; there is a chipped and paved area to the west connecting the rear vestibule to the den, which has a washing line and outdoor seating to enjoy the evening sun; and a further chipped and paved area to the east with raised decking, outdoor seating and plenty of space for a barbeque and other outdoor entertainment. The gardens enjoy stunning views of Brow Loch and the surrounding countryside, with no neighbouring properties in sight. The garage, den and garden shed are all ‘walk through’ and connected by doors, allowing for easy movement through the property and ideal for garden maintenance, as well as entertaining.


Accessed by ½ glazed door. Dual aspect room with 3 east facing windows and a north facing window. Door to garage. Electricity points and lighting. Fitted bar and barstools. Bookshelf. Carpet flooring.


Large garage with doors to den and lean-to garden shed. Garage door to driveway. Fitted workbenches. Electricity points and lighting.

Garden Shed

Lean-to wooden garden shed accessed from garage, with doors to garden. North and south facing windows. Electricity points and lighting.


Enlarge Map


Driving south through Dunrossness, turn right at the junction for Quendale. Continue along this road which merges into a single carriage way at the Church of Scotland. Passing the Dunrossness Baptist Church on the left, Waterbrough is the fourth house on the right hand side. It is situated away from the road, accessed via a short private track which leads directly to the house.

Offers To:

Neil Risk, Solicitor & Estate Agent,
Nordhus, North Ness Business Park,
Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0LZ.

+44 (0) 1595 695262
+44 (0) 1595 695331

Ref: BALLA01-05

Note: While the foregoing particulars are believed to be correct, their accuracy is not guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract. The dimensions given are approximate only and are not warranted. Photographs may have been taken with a wide angle lens.

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