Living / dining room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, single bedroom, bathroom, shower room, large utility area, sun room, hall & vestibule.
Three bedroom / two bathroom single storey detached house on a quiet side road in the village of Levenwick, a particularly scenic rural location in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately 17 miles from Lerwick. Sitting in an elevated position the house enjoys superb panoramic views eastwards over the surrounding countryside to the Headland of Noness and out to sea.
In addition to three bedrooms, a bathroom and separate shower room, the double glazed accommodation which benefits from oil-fired central heating, also includes a spacious 22' living / dining room, kitchen and a substantial utility area which could perhaps be converted to provide additional living accommodation (subject to consents). A small sun room provides a great place to sit and enjoy the view and a fenced garden area surrounds the house.
There is a local shop and doctor’s surgery in the village not far from the house, and a lovely long sandy beach.
The main house has just been clad with Siberian Larch allowing Kingspan insulation to be added.
‘Mervista House’ is situated on a quiet side road off the Levenwick loop road. The elevated position means it enjoys fantastic open views eastwards over the surrounding countryside and out to sea.
The scattered community of Levenwick is a particularly scenic rural area which has a fine long sandy beach.
There is a local shop and doctor’s surgery not far from the house, with further amenities including another shop & post office, a school and the South Mainland swimming pool in nearby Sandwick, approximately 5 miles to the north, or at Dunrossness to the south, where there is a mini-supermarket, again with post office, fuel pumps and another primary school.
Lerwick – Sumburgh buses run through the village.
Windows in the main house are double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired ‘Warmflo’ combi boiler in the utility room.
The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the blinds and light fittings.
(Approx. 2.3m x 1.6m) (7’7” x 5’3”) The front porch forms the main ‘formal’ entrance to the house however in practice entry is usually via the utility room by the parking area. The porch has a built-in cupboard providing space for coats etc., wood laminate flooring, a radiator and an inner door to the hall.
(Overall approx. 6.5m x 1m) (21’4” x 3’3”) The laminate flooring in the porch extends into the hall which has a built-in linen cupboard, hatch to the loft space, telephone point & radiator. The living room & kitchen are to the left, the bathroom and three bedrooms are to the right.
(Approx. 6.6m x 3.55 extending to 4.4m at widest point) (21’8” x 11’7” / 14’6”) Good-sized, bright room with living and dining areas and windows to the east and south enjoying the fine views to the sea. Again the flooring is wood laminate, and lighting is provided by two feature centre lights. Telephone point, two T.V. points & two radiators.
(Approx. 3.6m x 2.7m) (11’9” x 8’10”) Situated to the rear of the house the kitchen has modern units including a small breakfast bar, inset sink and plumbing for a dishwasher which is included in the sale along with the ‘Rangemaster’ dual-fuel range cooker which has a matching cooker hood over, and the fridge. Tile effect vinyl flooring, ceiling spotlight fitting, window blind & radiator. Door to:-
(Approx. 2.65m x 1.55m at widest point) (8’9” x 5’1”) With second entrance door, east-facing window with blind, coat hooks & wood laminate flooring. A sliding door opens to a passage to the utility area with a ramp allowing internal wheelchair access.
(Approx. 5.9m x 2.45m + 2.95m x 1.8m) (19’4” x 8’ + 9’8” x 5’10”) Substantial space with two more external doors which provide access from the parking area and the garden, the door from the parking area being screened from the weather by a handy glazed screen to a large covered porch space which has an outside tap. The utility area provides plenty of space for a freezer, washing machine etc. (appliances not included), as well as storage with fitted units and a sink with double drainer, and a workshop space. Central heating boiler & radiator. The space could perhaps be converted to provide additional living accommodation if required although this would be subject to the usual consents and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard. Door to:-
(Approx. 1.8m x 1.65m) (6’ x 5’9”) Small wood lined double glazed sun room providing a great place to sit and enjoy the lovely views. Window shelf for plants etc., power & lighting.
Back off the hall the remaining accommodation comprises:-
(Approx. 1.7m x 1.6m) (5’6” x 5’3”) Refurbished about three years ago, this fully tiled room comprises a corner shower enclosure with glazed screen / door, plus a contemporary style white W.C. and wash hand basin with cupboard space below. Heated towel rail supplied by the central heating system, window blind and usual bathroom fitments included.
(Approx. 2.9m x 2.5m) (9’7” x 8’3”) Rear-facing single bedroom with wood laminate flooring, window blind & radiator.
(Approx. 2.5m x 1.75m) (8’3” x 5’9”) Part wet-wall lined, part wood clad bathroom, with modern white suite including double ended bath with centrally mounted mixer tap / shower fitting, and glazed shower screen over. Mirror doored bathroom cabinet and shelf over with wash hand basin, ceiling spotlight, window blind, vinyl tile flooring & radiator.
(Approx. 2.9m x 3.55m at longest points) (9’6” x 11’9”) Rear- facing carpeted double bedroom with built-in double wardrobe & radiator.
(Approx. 3.9m x 3.5m) (12’10” x 11’6”) Carpeted main bedroom with window to the front of the house enjoying the stunning views, a built-in wardrobe, candelabra style light fitting, telephone point & radiator.
The property sits in a fenced site with a driveway leading up to a parking area to the side of the house with space for two or three cars. A covered porch area leads to a side door to the utility area, a path leads around the house to a paved area to the front of the house and the beyond to the ‘main’ front door. A hatch on the north side of the house provides access to the under-floor area. There are several vegetable plots to the left of the driveway, a lawn in front of the house and a drying area to the rear.
Understood to currently be Band D. 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: E (49)
To reach the house take the southernmost turn off to Levenwick from the main Lerwick – Sumburgh road. Turn right to South Punds by the bus shelter; ‘Mervista House’ is situated about ⅓ mile along the road on the right hand side immediately before a cattle grid.
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