Two sitting rooms, dining room, family room, kitchen / dining room, six bedrooms, bathroom, two shower rooms, utility room, store, hall, front & side vestibules. Integral garage & garden shed.
Enjoying a sunny south-westerly aspect and magnificent panoramic views over the surrounding countryside to the sea in the distance, ‘Silverlea’ is a very spacious, detached property with an integral garage, providing four reception room / six bedroom accommodation in an attractive rural location just over a mile from the local shop & primary school, and handy for Sumburgh Airport. Lerwick approximately 21 miles.
Most of the accommodation is conveniently situated on the ground floor, this including two sitting rooms, a dining room, family room, kitchen / dining room, four bedrooms, bathroom, separate shower room and utility room, with a further two bedrooms, shower room & store on the first floor.
Although presently providing very generous family accommodation, the layout offers scope for B & B use or the creation of a ‘granny annex’, a 2nd entrance door providing additional access to the rear accommodation.
Viewing is essential to appreciate the extent of the accommodation provided and the possibilities this offers.
‘Silverlea’ is situated in Quendale at the very southern end of Shetland, a handy location for nearby Sumburgh Airport and air transport to mainland Scotland.
The main amenities in the area are situated just over a mile from the house back on the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road, these including Mainland’s mini supermarket with post office & filling station, and also the local primary school. A short distance from the house is the historic Quendale Mill which houses a small museum, and beyond that lies the beautiful bay of Quendale and its long sandy beach, and the spectacular scenery of Fitful Head. Slightly further afield there is a hotel at Sumburgh and a marina at the Pool of Virkie.
The views from the house are stunning, the view to the south-east being over open farmland towards the Bay of Quendale, with hardly a house to be seen except in the far, far distance.
Originally built in the late 1960’s and later extended, the house is double glazed and benefits from central heating provided by an oil-fired ‘Warmflow’ boiler (a new boiler was installed in 2011) in the garage which also supplies hot water, there being two tanks, one in the garage which serves the rear accommodation, and a second tank in the kitchen serving the original part of the house. A gas-fired cast iron stove in the second sittingroom provides an alternative heat source.
There are telephone points in the main sitting room, the dining room, kitchen & hall, and a satellite T.V. connection to both sitting rooms.
Although presently used as a spacious family home the layout of accommodation could easily be adapted for use as a B&B, The rear part of the house comprising two reception rooms, two bath / shower rooms and three bedrooms which could be accessed separately to the main house via the side lobby. Additionally the store on the first floor could potentially be converted into an en-suite, any alterations being subject to the usual consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.
The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the curtains and blinds, except for the curtains in bedrooms 1 & 5, and light fittings except for those in the vestibules and landing.
On the Ground Floor
Forming the main entrance to the house with double glazed hardwood front door and sidelight, tiled floor and inner door & sidelight to the hall.
On entering the hall a door to the right leads to the sitting room whilst ahead is a carpeted stair to the first floor with built-in clothes / storage cupboard under. To the right of the stairs a glazed door leads to the south-facing kitchen / dining room, whilst on the left there is a dining room, bedroom and carpeted passage to the remaining ground floor accommodation to the rear. Wood laminate flooring, ceiling spotlight fitting & radiator.
(Approx. 5.25m x 3.15m) (17’2” x 10’4”) Bright, south / west facing room with lovely open views, the windows having vertical blinds. Wood laminate flooring & radiator.
Kitchen / Dining Room
(Approx. 5.05m x 3.4m extending to 4.05m at widest point) (16’7” x 11’2” / 13’3”) Good-sized kitchen with west-facing window enjoying a superb open view over the surrounding farmland to the sea in the distance. Modern units in a white finish with dark grey worktops provide extensive cupboard & worktop space and include an integral double oven, hob with concealed cooker hood over, plus a concealed fridge and freezer. Inset 1½ bowl ceramic sink with waste disposal unit plus peninsula unit which separates the kitchen from the dining area with integral wine rack and glazed cabinet with integral spotlighting over. Further storage space is provided by two built-in cupboards, one a shelved pantry cupboard, the other a shelved airing cupboard containing the hot water tank. The dining area has plenty of space for a table & chairs and slate tile effect vinyl flooring is laid throughout. Ceiling spotlighting to both the kitchen and dining areas, & radiator.
(4.1m x 3.15m) (13’5” x 10’4”) Carpeted room with window facing south-west, currently used as the dining room but could alternatively be used as a double bedroom, there being a built-in wardrobe with shelf & hanging rail. Radiator.
(Approx. 3.5m x 2.7) (11’6” x 8’11”) Large single room with window to the north-west, built-in wardrobe with shelf & hanging rail, fitted carpet & radiator.
The passageway from the main front hall leads to the rear hall, again carpeted, which has recessed ceiling spotlighting plus additional spotlighting, and a natural light provided by a roof light. Radiator. Glazed doors at the north end open to a lobby with tiled floor to the side of the house which provides a second entrance.
(Approx. 2.5m x 2.1m) (8’3” x 7’) This main, attractively finished, bathroom comprises a modern white suite including a double ended bath with a centrally mounted mixer tap and hand held shower attachment plus a ‘Triton’ electric shower and glazed double folding shower screen over, plus a W.C. and a wash hand basin with fitted vanity / cupboard unit below and large wall mirror over. Additional 3 cupboard vanity unit. Tiling to the lower half of the walls up to feature border, around the bath and shower area, and to the floor, recessed ceiling spotlighting, shaver point, ladder style heated towel rail / radiator, & roof light.
(Approx. 2.5m x 2.1m) (8’3” x 7’) Finished to the same high standard as the bathroom, this shower room comprises a walk-in, wet-wall, lined shower enclosure with glazed shower screen, plus a white W.C. and contemporary style wash hand basin bowl set on a fitted vanity / drawer unit, with mixer tap and tiled splashback with large mirror / light over. Tiled floor, recessed ceiling spotlighting, shaver point, ladder style heated towel rail / radiator, & roof light.
(Approx. 4.25m x 3.7m) (14’ x 12’3”) Large south-facing room again enjoying an open view, with fitted carpet & radiator.
Sitting Room 2
(Approx. 6.45m x 3.8m) (21’3” x 12’6”) Generously proportioned second reception room with a wide picture window to the south making the most of the fine views, and second window facing east. Heating is provided by a gas-fired cast-iron stove set on a tiled hearth although there is also a central heating radiator. Lighting is provided by two ceiling mounted candelabra style light fittings.
(Approx. 3.8m x 2.7m) (12’5” x 9’)
(Approx. 3.8m x 2.7m) (12’5” x 9’)
(Approx. 3.8m x 2.7m) (12’5” x 9’)
(Approx. 2.5m x 2.4m at widest points) (8’3” x 7’10”) With fitted floor & wall units, inset sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer (appliances available separately), plus space for a freezer etc. Radiator.
Integral Garage / Workshop
(Approx. 7.85m x 2.95m extending to 3.65m at widest point) (25’8” x 9’9” / 12’) A door at the end of the rear hall opens to the garage which has power & lighting, a workbench, inspection pit and extensive storage space in the floored loft.
On the First Floor
The carpeted stair from the main hall which is lit by a large Velux window over and has an access hatch to floored storage space in the eaves, leads to two upstairs bedrooms, a store and shower room. There is a built-in shelved airing cupboard and further access to storage space in the eaves.
(Approx. 3.8m x 3.7m) (12’5” x 12’) Good-sized double bedroom with window to the north gable, fitted carpet & radiator.
(Approx. 2.7m x 1.75m) (9’ x 5’10”) Handy walk-in space lit by a Velux window, with wood laminate flooring and access hatches to the eaves at either side. Being situated between the double bedroom and the shower room, the space could perhaps be converted into an en-suite if required subject to any necessary consents required.
Shower Room 2
(Approx. 2.15m x 2.1m at widest points) (7’1” x 6’10”) Lined with pine ‘v’-lining to a dado rail, this room comprises a wet-wall lined shower with ‘Triton’ shower & glazed screen door plus a white W.C. & wash hand basin with mirror and light / shaver fitting over. Recessed ceiling spotlighting & vinyl flooring.
(Approx. 3.7m x 3m) (12’2” x 9’10”) Small south-facing, carpeted double bedroom, with radiator.
The property sits in a large mature site. To the north side of the house in front of the garage, a parking area provides space for four or five cars, with a gate to a back garden area with lawn, garden shed and cold water tap. A path runs along the rear and south side of the house around to the main garden area which lies to the front of the house and comprises a large fenced lawn / drying green which stretches down to the roadside.
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: D (57)
To reach the property turn west from the main Lerwick – Sumburgh road at Dunrossness by Mainland’s mini supermarket, following signs for Quendale & Quendale Water Mill. The house is situated just over a mile from the junction, past the turning to Spiggie on the right, and through a ‘S’ bends; ‘Silverlea’ being the last house on the left as the road dips down towards Quendale.
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