Sittingroom, living room / bedroom 4, dining kitchen, three double bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, shower, toilet & utility room / pantry. Garage / store.
Rare opportunity to acquire a large, Grade ‘C’ listed, stone-built property of considerable character, in a great, very central location a short walk through Lerwick’ s historic Lodberries area from shopping on Commercial Street and the small boat harbour.
Although understood to date from the early 1800’s and retaining period features, the property has been modernised in the past and benefits from double glazing and central heating provided by an electric boiler, although there are working fires in the two reception rooms. Amongst other improvements the current owners have re-slated the natural slate roof and fitted a lovely new dining kitchen.
The accommodation, which is arranged over three floors, comprises a living room / fourth bedroom, dining kitchen & utility room / pantry on the ground floor, a main sittingroom, double bedroom, bathroom & toilet on the first floor, plus two further double bedrooms and a shower on the top floor. Externally there is a large, relatively secluded private garden and a garage / shed.
Access to the property is via a paved courtyard immediately in front of the house which is accessed via a gate from Commercial Street. This leads to the front door and an entrance hallway with doors to a living room and a kitchen with plenty of space for a table & chairs and a handy utility room / pantry off. A carpeted stair with original banister leads to the first floor.
Passing a toilet off the half-landing, you arrive at a first floor landing leading to the main sittingroom and a double bedroom with a bathroom off. The stairs then continue up past a shower on the next half-landing to two good-sized double bedrooms on the top floor.
In detail the accommodation comprises:-
On the Ground Floor
With space for coats & shoes etc., stone tile effect vinyl flooring & radiator.
Living room / 4th Bedroom
(Approx. 4.65m x 3.7m) (15’3” x 12’2”) Attractive room with fireplace surround housing a multi-fuel stove set on a tiled hearth although there are also two central heating radiators. There is shelving and cupboard space to one side of the fireplace plus access to further storage space in an under-stairs cupboard. The fitted bookshelves along one wall with remain. Hardwearing ‘Karndean’ wood effect vinyl flooring and chandelier style light fitting with additional wall lights either side of the fireplace. This room could potentially be used as a bedroom or perhaps as a separate dining room, as there is a main sittingroom on the first floor.
(Approx. 4.5m x 3.6m) (14’10” x 11’9”) This super kitchen, which has space for a table & chairs, was completely renovated in 2007, including re-lining and insulation, and the fitment of new units in a cream finish set off by solid woodblock worktops and tiled splashbacks. The freestanding range cooker which has a glass and stainless steel cooker hood over will be included in the sale as will the concealed integral fridge & dishwasher.
Inset ceramic sink with open display shelving over which incorporates additional spotlighting to supplement the ceiling mounted fittings and the worktop lights. Tongue and groove paneling to one wall and to a dado rail elsewhere, and stone tile effect vinyl flooring matching that in the hallway. Windows to the front & rear, both with blinds, the front window having a window seat with storage below. Door to:-
Utility room / Pantry
(Approx. 3m x 2.65m) (10’ x 8’8”) Large space off the kitchen which has also been re-fitted with modern units providing plenty of extra storage space, and including a second sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer (appliances not included). A matching cupboard unit houses the Heatrae Sadia ‘Amptec’ electric boiler and ‘Megaflo’ hot water tank. Vinyl flooring matching that in the kitchen, clothes pulley, freezer & fridge / freezer included although no warranties will be given.
(Approx. 1.8m x 0.9m) (5’10” x 3’) With W.C. & wash hand basin.
On the First Floor
Carpeted landing with large window with fabric blind, leading to the main sittingroom and a double bedroom. Radiator.
(Approx. 4.75m x 3.65m) (15’7” x 12’) Main reception room with a large window looking out over the garden area plus a second window to the side enjoying a glimpse of the sea between the houses opposite, both windows having fabric blinds, the main window having fitted storage below. The fireplace houses a working open fire but again there are two central heating radiators. Shelved recess for books etc., and fitted carpet
(Approx. 3.75m x 3.15m) (12’3” x 10’4”) Bright, carpeted double bedroom, with shelved recess, window blind & radiator. Door to:-
(Approx. 3.85m x 1.55m) (12’8” x 5’) With modern white suite comprising a double ended bath with centrally mounted tap / shower fitting, W.C. & wash hand basin with mirror & light over. Stone tile effect vinyl flooring & radiator.
(Approx. 1.55m x 0.75m) (5’ x 2’6”) With tiled shower enclosure with glazed screen / door & heated towel rail.
On the Second Floor
The carpeted stair continues up to a top floor where there is a landing lit by a Velux rooflight with a useful built-in cupboard and doors to two good-sized, carpeted double bedrooms, both of which have been re-lined and insulated, and have Velux roof lights to the front & rear, and a radiator.
Bedroom 2 (left)
(Approx. 4.6m x 3.75m (floor area)) (15’ x 12’4”) With wash hand basin set on fitted cupboard unit.
Bedroom 3 (right)
(Approx. 4.55m x 3.7m (floor area)) (15’ x 12’3”) Third double bedroom with shelved recess for books etc.
Immediately in front of the house, screened from the street by a wall & railings, is a stone flagged courtyard area leading to the front door, over which the occupants of the adjoining property have access. To the right is the private garden, an unusually large space for a house in such a central location, which is exclusive to the house. This comprises a paved area leading to the garage, with an astro turfed play area and raised bed to the left. It is particularly private thanks to a stone wall to the street, the mature trees, and the garage at the far end. Measuring approximately 6.15m x 3.35m + 2.75m x 2.7m (20’ x 11’ + 9’ x 9’) the garage has garage doors plus a separate side entrance, power & lighting.
Understood to currently be Band E. 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 Efficiency Rating: F (30)
The property is situated in the Lerwick Conservation Area in the southernmost section of Commercial Street which runs from the bottom of Church Road southwards towards Towages Road. The house is situated a short distance from the Church Road junction, just past the Queens Hotel and Bains Beach, opposite the boating club.
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