13 Port Arthur, Scalloway, ZE1 0UW

Key Details

Reception Rooms:





1 + WC

Energy Efficiency:

C (72)

Council Tax:

Band B




Livingroom, kitchen / diner, three bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet & vestibule / utility area.


Well presented, three-bedroom, end-terraced property enjoying a great view across to the centre of Scalloway and also southwards across the harbour approach to the island of Trondra. Situated by the boating club, marina & Fisheries College, the property is within easy walking distance of amenities in the centre of the village including several shops, the school, swimming pool & doctors' surgery. Lerwick, just six miles away, is also easily accessible.

Extensively renovated by the current owners since their purchase nine years ago, the double glazed accommodation which benefits from oil-fired central heating, comprises a spacious 20' south-facing living room, attractively fitted kitchen with space for a table & chairs, toilet & vestibule / utility area on the ground floor, plus three double bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobes, and an attractively re-fitted tiled bathroom on the first floor. A large loft space provides plenty of storage.

Externally there is a lawn and south-facing deck in front of the house plus a yard / drying area to the rear.

Being in 'walk-into' condition the property would make an excellent first-time buy. Viewing highly recommended.

General Information

13 Port Arthur is situated approximately 6 miles from Lerwick on the west side of the village of Scalloway, the ancient capital of Shetland. The house is situated close to the North Atlantic Fisheries College, part of UHI, the boating club and marina, whilst the short walk around the harbour takes you to the centre of the village where the main amenities can be found including several shops, a chemist / post office, hairdresser, pub & hotel, and just beyond that is the primary school, swimming pool and doctors' surgery.

The elevated position of the property means it enjoys fine views across the harbour to the centre of the village, and also southwards across the harbour approach to the island of Trondra.

The property has been extensively refurbished by the current owners since their purchase nine years ago. Externally the property has been re-harled (two sides by the present owners, the third already having been re-harled before), the guttering and facias replaced, and all the glazing units have been replaced with 'Argon' gas filled double-glazing. Internally all downstairs external walls have been re-lined and insulated, insulation also having been added under the floor, the house has been re-plumbed and a new oil-fired central heating system installed throughout, supplied by an external 'combi' boiler. The kitchen has been completely re-fitted as has the bathroom and the downstairs toilet, new units also going in the vestibule to create a utility area. New internal doors and skirtings were also fitted along with a new staircase.

The property is being sold with all fixed floor coverings and light fittings included.


On the Ground Floor:-

Vestibule / Utility Area

(Approx. 2.4m x 1.95m at widest point) (8' x 6'6") Entry is to the side of the house where a double glazed door opens to a vestibule with glazed door to the kitchen, second door to the downstairs toilet and a further hatch to handy storage space under the stairs. Fitted units provide a utility area with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumbledryer (appliances not included) and useful extra storage. Wood-effect vinyl flooring.


(Approx. 1.65m x 0.9m at widest points) (5'6" x 3') White WC & wash hand basin & tiled floor.

Kitchen / Diner

(Approx. 3.85m x 3.5m at widest points) (12'8" x 11'6") Attractive room with space for a table & chairs and window to the north with wooden venetian blind. Re-fitted by the current owners there are modern units to two walls incorporating an integral electric oven and gas hob with cooker hood over, all in a stainless steel finish, plus a 1½ bowl sink, corner carousel, plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a fridge / freezer (appliances not included) & tiled splashbacks. Lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights supplemented by worktop lights. A built-in cupboard under the stairs provides additional storage space and also has a fitted desk top providing space for a computer. Telephone point. Tile-effect vinyl flooring. Glazed door to the living room and the stair to the first floor.

Living Room

(Approx. 6m x 3.5m) (19'9" x 11'6") Good-sized room with plenty of natural light thanks to two south-facing windows with views across to Trondra. Heating is provided by a central heating radiator or an electric fire set in a fireplace surround. Laminate flooring & satellite TV connection.

On the First Floor:-


The carpeted stair which has a radiator to the half-landing with clothes pulley over, leads up to the three bedrooms and bathroom. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to extensive floored storage space in the loft and there is a built-in shelved airing cupboard.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.3m x 2.9m + wardrobe) (10'10" x 9'6") Master bedroom with south-facing window enjoying the view over to Trondra and sliding doors concealing a large built-in wardrobe. Fitted carpet.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.5m x 2.6m) (11'6" x 8'7") Second double, again south-facing, with built-in double wardrobe & fitted carpet

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 2.9m x 2.6m) (9'7" x 8'7") Small double, this time to the rear of the house with a view over to the centre of Scalloway. Built-in wardrobe & fitted carpet.


(Approx. 2.35m x 1.95m) (7'9" x 6'6") Attractively re-fitted with tiling to the walls and the floor, the bathroom features a bath with a large shower area with electric shower & glazed screen over, plus a white WC & wash hand basin with wall mirror over.


The outside space includes an enclosed front lawn with south-facing deck running along the front of the house, plus a rear yard with paved drying area with rotary clothes dryer and wooden garden store.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band B. 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 Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: C (72)

Property Location

To locate the property drive to Scalloway and continue right around the harbour to the Fisheries College. Follow the road passed the college and up the hill right around to the right. No. 13 is in the block facing you at the end of the road, being the end property to the right.

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