Norberg, Holmsgarth Brae, Lerwick, ZE1 0FB

Key Details

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Band E




Sittingroom, breakfasting kitchen, dining room, master bedroom & en-suite shower room, five further double bedrooms, office, bathroom, shower room, utility room, walk-in attic, hall / landings & porch. Integral tandem double garage & garden shed.


Providing a super, very spacious family home, 'Norberg' is a six bedroom split-level detached house with an integral tandem double garage complete with electric door, in a small cul-de-sac on the north side of Lerwick enjoying a fine view of the north harbour and beyond to Whalsay. The location puts the property within reasonable walking distance of the Co-op supermarket, the Toll Clock and also the site of the new Anderson High School and Clickimin Leisure Centre.

In addition to six double bedrooms which includes a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, the triple glazed accommodation which was architect designed to take advantage of the sloping site, also includes a 21' sittingroom, separate dining room, breakfasting kitchen with integral appliances, bathroom, shower room and utility room. A large office could potentially provide a seventh bedroom if required particularly if some form of B&B use was envisaged.

Externally there is a large parking area plus a low maintenance front garden, plus a large walled patio area and lawn to the rear providing a secure area for children, the location of the house on a no-through road also being ideal for families.

General Information

'Norberg' which is of timber frame construction clad externally with rendered concrete blockwork, was completed in the late 1980's. It has triple glazed windows and electric storage / panel heating, new storage heaters having been installed in 2009. The house was re-plumbed and a new 'Megaflo' water tank was fitted in 2000.

There is a satellite TV connection to the living room, kitchen and bedrooms 3, 4, 5 & 6. Ample telephone points are provided with points to most rooms.

The house is being sold with all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings included along with the fitted living room furniture and also the fitted bedroom furniture in the master bedroom and two top floor bedrooms.

The layout of accommodation offers possibilities for B&B use, in particular the ground floor accommodation which comprises an office, two good-sized double bedrooms, a shower room and utility room could be used for this purpose, perhaps providing two bedrooms with bathroom and also kitchen facilities, and a guest lounge. This floor could also perhaps be used as a 'granny flat' or letting rooms using the back door access to the utility room.

Planning permission was granted in 1996 (reference 96/252) for an extension to the north side of the house to include another garage with a sun room / study and large raised veranda over, all accessible from the living room. This permission lapsed however it is thought there would still be space for an extension if required although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the local planning department directly.


On the Upper Ground Floor:-

Front Porch

(Approx. 3.7m x 1.45m) (12'2" x 4'9") This is the main entrance level with a large glazed porch with feature brick work and internal window to the staircase, 'v'-lined ceiling & vinyl flooring, leading to the hall.


Carpeted hall with doors to two bedrooms and an office, a shower room and utility room, and stairs down to the garage and up to the main accommodation. Large built-in cloak cupboard with hanging rail for coats etc. and shelving for shoes, fitted carpet & storage heater.


(Approx. 4.7m x 2.7m) (15'5" x 8'10") Situated to the front of the house this large room has fitted desk and cupboard space along one wall with further shelving over plus another book case opposite. Fitted carpet & storage heater.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.7m x 2.7m) (15'5" x 8'10") Double bedroom to the side of the house with fitted carpet.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.15 m x 2.7m) (13'7" x 8'10") Another double room this time to the rear of the house, again with fitted carpet.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.25m x 1.65m at widest points) (7'6" x 5'6") Tiled shower room with white WC & wash hand basin plus shower enclosure with electric shower. Mirror & light / shaver fitting over the w.h.b., 'v'-lined ceiling, vinyl flooring & heated towel rail.

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.7m x 2m) (8'10" x 6'7") With fitted units including sink with cupboard space, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer below (appliances included). A built-in cupboard provides additional storage space and there is a window and door to a patio area to the rear of the house. Clothes pulley & vinyl flooring.

On the First Floor:-


(Approx. 6.5m x 4.4m at longest point) (21'3" x 14'6") Bright room benefitting from a dual aspect and a view over to the harbour area and beyond. The ceiling is wood lined and all the fitted furniture including display cabinets with integral lighting, bookcases and occasional tables will be included in the sale. Lighting is provided by two central light fittings plus additional wall lights. Fitted carpet & two storage heaters. Door to:-

Breakfasting Kitchen

(Approx. 4.4m x 4.1m at widest points) (14'6" x 13'6") Good-sized kitchen again enjoying a dual aspect, with extensive fitted units providing ample cupboard & worktop space and a full range of integral appliances including a built-in double electric oven, microwave and hob with concealed cooker hood over, plus an integrated fridge, freezer & dishwasher. Also sink unit and display cabinet. 'V'-lined ceiling, vinyl flooring and a short staircase leading to the dining room.

On the Upper First Floor:-


The carpeted stair from the main hall which has a door at first floor level to the sittingroom, and a storage heater, leads to a carpeted landing with doors to the dining room, two double bedrooms and a bathroom. Two built-in cupboards provide useful storage space, one being shelved for linen etc. Storage heater.

Dining Room

(Approx. 3.55m x 3.25m) (11'8" x 10'7") Good-sized west-facing room with access from the kitchen and the first floor landing, 'v'-lined ceiling and fitted carpet.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.1m x 4.05m at widest points) (13'5" x 13'3") Master bedroom with window to the west, again a good sized room, with a substantial built-in wardrobe along one wall with sliding mirror doors, plus fitted bedroom furniture including a bedhead and bedside chests. Fitted carpet. Door to:-

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 2.35m x 1.05m) (7'8" x 3'6") Tiled shower room with electric shower, WC & wash hand basin with large wall mirror behind and light / shaver fitting over. Heated towel rail & vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 3.5m x 4.7m at longest point) (11'6" x 15'5") Large east-facing double bedroom with built-in wardrobe with sliding mirror doors plus inset wash hand basin to one side with further cupboard space below and large wall mirror behind. Fitted carpet.


(Overall approx. 3.25m x 1.7m at widest points) (10'8" x 5'7") Tiled family bathroom with three piece suite and separate shower. The wash hand basin is set in a fitted cupboard / vanity unit with storage to the side and below, and a large wall mirror and lighting over. 'V'-lined ceiling, vinyl flooring & heated towel rail.

On the Second Floor:-

Bedroom 5

(Approx. 3.55m x 3.4m at widest points) (11'8" x 11'2") This room is presently laid out as a very generously sized single room with space for a single bed and fitted bedroom furniture including a desk area and fitted bookshelves, however the fitted furniture could be removed allowing the room to be used as a double if required. Additional storage space is provided by built-in wardrobe with fitted light and there is a window seat below the Velux window. Fitted carpet & panel heater. A door provides easy access to further floor storage space in the large loft which again has fitted lighting.

Bedroom 6

(Approx. 4.4m x 2.3m) (14'6" x 7'8") Again with fitted furniture including a desk and wall shelving. Velux window enjoying a view over the harbour, built-in wardrobe, fitted carpet & panel heater.

On the Upper Second Floor:-

Walk-in Attic

Large, floored walk-in attic with fitted lighting, accessed from bedroom 5.

On the Ground Floor:-

The stairs down from the main hall lead down to a lobby with a handy built-in under-stairs cupboard, a storage heater and a door to the integral tandem garage (approx. 10.2m x 4.45m) (33'6" x 14'7") which has an 'up & over' garage door with electric remote control, double glazed windows to the side and rear, a large work bench, ample shelving for storage etc., power & lighting, and a cold water tap.


The property sits at the end of a small cul-de-sac serving ten properties. There is parking for two or three cars in front of the house plus a further area to the side providing space for a caravan / boat etc., all in front of the integral tandem garage.

To the left of the garage a wide staircase leads up to the porch and around to a front garden area which has been attractively landscaped for low maintenance with the use of gravel and established planting, and includes a seating area and water feature. From here a tall gate provides access to the secure back garden where there is a lockable rendered blockwork shed with power and water, a large concreted area with rotary clothes dryer, and finally around the north side of the house is a paved patio, ideal for evening barbeques, and side lawn bordered by established planting and several mature trees. From here a further gate leads back to the parking area.

Council Tax

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 Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: D(56)

Property Location

Holmsgarth Brae is situated at the northern end of the old North Road which runs between Grantfield Garage to the south and Gremista Brae (the road serving Gremista Industrial Estate) to the north. Approaching from the roundabout at Gremista drive up Gremista Brae passing the turning to the industrial estate on the right. As the road veers around to the right turn left into North Road and first left into Holmsgarth Brae. 'Norberg' is the third property in on the left.

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