Development Opportunity – Sirius Cottage, Exnaboe, Virkie, Shetland, ZE3 9JS

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Property Details


Former House – Sitting Room, Kitchen, Bathroom & three Double Bedrooms.

Former Office Area – Front Office Reception, Back Office, Waiting Room, Kitchenette, Utility Room, Storage Room with shelving and Workshop leading to an integral single car Garage.

Garages – Two spacious Garages the largest of which has a mechanics pit and previously used for bus servicing.


Entry available September 2020.

Home Report Not required.

Highly recommended. Property currently vacant. Please contact the Seller on 01595 693162.


  • Garage
  • Gardens
  • Sea Views
  • Car Parking
  • Mains Electrcity

Information Update 

Entry is available September 2020.

A unique and rare opportunity to purchase this large serviced site situated in the township of Exnaboe with picturesque sea views overlooking the tidal lagoon known as “The Pool of Virkie” and Sumburgh Head in the distance.

The former house and office area are in an uninhabitable/derelict state and would benefit from demolition or extensive reconstruction and renovation.

The full site extends to just over 0.2ha and includes two large Garages situated to the rear of the former house, ideal for those with caravan, boat or car storage needs or as a workshop/studio.  They also present a perfect storage/construction base for the development of the remainder of the site.

The size of the site, combined with the existing buildings, present multiple development options, including for more than one dwellinghouse to be erected, subject to the appropriate consents being obtained.  This would be ideal for those seeking a self-sufficient lifestyle with the opportunity for separate “work-from-home” accommodation or those wishing to live side-by-side with family.

Exnaboe is part of the District of Virkie which lies at the very south of Shetland mainland, near to Sumburgh Airport. Dunrossness is close by further North with its primary school, grocery shop, petrol station and agricultural shop.


Room Specification

Porch (house)
Dimensions: 1.13m x 1.27m

Hallway (house)
Dimensions: 1.13m; 2.36m x 2.68m; 1.04m

Sitting Room (house)
Dimensions: 3.70m x 3.73m

Double Bedroom 1 (house)
Dimensions: 3.10m x 3.73m

Double Bedroom 2 (house)
Dimensions: 3.74m x 3.70m

Double Bedroom 3 (house)
Dimensions: 3.21m x 3.62m

Bathroom (house)
Dimensions: 2.35m x 2.34m

Kitchen (house)
Dimensions: 3.35m x 3.65m

Hallway (office)
Dimensions: 8.13m x 1.20m (varying widths)

Waiting Room (office)
Dimensions: 1.67m x 2.76m

Back Office (office)
Dimensions: 2.65m x 2.80m

Front Office Reception (office)
Dimensions: 5.57m x 3.61m

Workshop (office)
Dimensions: 2.60m x 3.92m

Integral Single Car Garage
Dimensions: 9.03m; 11.23m x 2.85m (varying widths)

Storeroom (office)
Dimensions: 2.10m x 3.38m

Kitchenette (office)
Dimensions: 2.20m x 3.76m

Utility Room (office)
Dimensions: 1.50m x 3.60m


The boundaries comprise of a tarred driveway leading to a large gravelled parking area, which space provides for the possibility of a polytunnel for self-sufficiency or additional buildings.

The established garden has bushes and flower beds with ample room for spacious vegetable patch to be cultivated.


From Lerwick travel south on the main A970 road towards Sumburgh Airport. Descending the hill just before the runway crossing turn left where signed posted “Exnaboe”. Travel along this single-track road to the end. Turn right. Sirius Cottage is approx. 100m on the right.

Places of Interest

  • Spiggie Hotel & Restaurant
  • Spiggie Loch and beaches
  • Sumburgh Airport
  • Old Scatness Brough and Iron Age Village
  • Historic Jarlshof
  • Sumburgh Lighthouse and the puffins at Sumburgh Head
  • Stunning south mainland beaches
  • Majestic St. Ninians Isle


The agents for the Seller have prepared these particulars and whilst they are believed to be correct, no guarantee can be given. All measurements are approximate and taken at the widest point. Some photographs are taken with a 10mm – 20mm wide angle lens.

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