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Sittingroom, kitchen / dining room, four double bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, shower, toilet & utility room / pantry. Garage / workshop.
Lovely four bedroom stone-built property of considerable character with an unusually large and particularly secluded garden, and a garage / workshop, in a great, very central location a short walk through Lerwick’ s historic Lodberries area from Commercial Street and the small boat harbour area.
Although understood to date from the early 1800’s this modernised Grade ‘C’ listed property benefits from double glazing and central heating provided by an electric boiler, although two working fires in the sittingroom and main bedroom provide a homely additional heat source.
The interior has been decorated in a light contemporary style which compliments the period features.
The unexpectedly bright and airy accommodation is arranged over three floors and comprises a sittingroom, kitchen / dining room & utility room / pantry on the ground floor, two large double bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom on the first floor, plus two further double bedrooms on the top floor.
There is also a handy extra shower and separate toilet to the half-landings.
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 the sittingroom and the kitchen, a good-sized room with plenty of space for a living / dining area and a handy utility room / pantry off.
A carpeted stair with original banister and handrail leads to the first floor.
Passing a toilet off the half-landing, you arrive at the first floor landing and two large double bedrooms and an en-suite bathroom.
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., and further storage area under the stairs, stone tile effect vinyl flooring & radiator.
(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, with useful shelf and cupboard space to the recess to one side. Chandelier style light fitting with additional wall lights either side of the fireplace, dado & picture rails, and fitted carpet although there is also ‘Karndean’ wood effect vinyl flooring below.
At the rear of the room a part-glazed door opens to a walk-in cupboard space which has a large window to the rear of the house and therefore plenty of light, and could be used as a small study space for a computer etc., or simply for storage, the part glazed door allowing extra natural light to filter into the sittingroom. (Note the cupboard requires some finishing work).
Kitchen / Dining Room
(Approx. 4.5m x 3.6m) (14’10” x 11’9”) Good-sized, attractively fitted modern kitchen with space for a living / dining area. The walls are clad with wood paneling below a dado rail, and also to one wall where there is a shelved display recess, the paneling complementing the cream coloured units which are set off by solid woodblock worktops and tiled splashbacks and include a concealed integral fridge & dishwasher, and an inset ceramic sink with open display shelving over which incorporates additional spotlighting to supplement the worktop lights and ceiling mounted spotlight fittings. The freestanding range cooker which has a glass and stainless steel cooker hood over is included in the sale. 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. Radiator. Door to:-
Utility room / Pantry
(Approx. 3m x 2.65m) (10’ x 8’8”) Large space off the kitchen with further fitted 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’) Also paneled to a dado rail, this handy extra toilet has a WC, wash hand basin & blind.
On the First Floor:-
Carpeted landing with large window with venetian blind, leading to two bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom. Radiator.
(Approx. 4.75m x 3.65m) (15’7” x 12’) Lovely, particularly bright main bedroom 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 venetian blinds, the main window having fitted storage below. The fireplace houses a working open fire but again there are two central heating radiators. Painted original ceiling & cornice, shelved recess for books etc., and fitted carpet. This room has also been used as a reception room in the past
(Approx. 3.75m x 3.15m) (12’3” x 10’4”) Another good-szied carpeted double room, with shelved recess, venetian blind & radiator. Door to:-
(Approx. 3.85m x 1.55m) (12’8” x 5’) Large family bathroom with modern white suite comprising double ended bath with centrally mounted tap / shower fitting, WC & w.h.b. with mirror & light over. Stone tile effect vinyl flooring & radiator.
(Approx. 1.55m x 0.75m) (5’ x 2’6”) Fully tiled with shower enclosure with glazed screen / door, & heated towel rail / radiator.
On the Second Floor:-
The carpeted stair continues up to the top floor landing lit by a Velux rooflight, with useful built-in storage space and doors to two good-sized, carpeted double bedrooms, both of which have been re-lined and insulated, and have Velux rooflights to the front & rear, and a radiator.
Bedroom 3 (left)
(Approx. 4.6m x 3.75m (floor area)) (15’ x 12’4”) With wash hand basin set on fitted cupboard unit. An en-suite could potentially be fitted here as a water supply is already in place.
Bedroom 4 (right)
(Approx. 4.55m x 3.7m (floor area)) (15’ x 12’3”) Part 'v'-lined room 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. T
o 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 / workshop, with an astro turfed play area and raised bed to the left. It is a particularly secluded space thanks to the 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 / workshop has garage doors to the street plus a separate side entrance, power & lighting, and has space for a car whilst still leaving plenty of workspace or room for storage.
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 Twageos 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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