1 + sun / garden rooms
2 + toilet
Sittingroom, garden room, sun room, kitchen / living / dining room, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, games / hobby room, utility room, two box rooms & entrance hallway. Integral double garage with store area & workshop off. Garden shed.
Great four bedroom family home situated in the highly sought-after Westerloch area of Lerwick, an ideally location for easy access to the new Anderson High School and Clickimin Leisure Centre, a short walk around Clickimin Loch.
Set in the far north-west corner of Westerloch and therefore enjoying an open aspect over the hill beyond, the property benefits from a particularly secluded, landscaped garden to the rear, plus a large brick paved parking area in front of the house outside of a double garage with twin electric doors.
In addition to the four bedrooms which includes a master bedroom with en-suite shower room, the 240m² (gross internal floor area) accommodation also includes a large sittingroom, spacious kitchen / living / dining room, sun room and separate garden room, family bathroom with bath and shower, a separate toilet, utility room and games room with bar.
The double garage has a large storage area and separate workshop off.
The original house which was built in 1971 has been substantially extended over the years to now provide a sizeable family home. A further planning permission was granted in 2007 (Ref: 2007/207) for an extension to the garage plus a new entrance porch and extension to the sun room over, but only the garage extension was carried out. However as the work has already commenced it is understood that the permission for the new porch and sun room extension remains valid should a purchaser wish to complete the alterations although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.
Windows in the property are double glazed (except where noted) and heating is provided by a mix of radiators supplied by the Lerwick District Heating System (which also provides hot water) and storage heaters, supplemented by the original 'Flexcel' electric ceiling heating to the original part of the house although this is only used as an occasional back up.
Pipework connections are in place to extend the District Heating central heating into the rear of the house and also the top floor, if desired.
The property would benefit from some upgrading which is reflected in the price but nonetheless offers plenty of space with the benefit of a substantial amount of built-in storage and the established, secluded garden.
On the Ground Floor:-
(Approx. 4.25m x 2.6m inc. stair) (11' x 8'7") Entry to the house is at lower ground floor level where the front door opens to a carpeted entrance hallway with door to the garage and stair to the main living accommodation which is on the first floor. There is space for coats etc., several built-in cupboards and a storage heater.
(Overall approx. 7.65m x 4.5m) (25' x 14'9") Large double garage which can be accessed via a second external door to the right of the main front door, with two 'up & over' garage doors both with electric remote control, two sinks both with hot and cold water, one a 'Belfast' sink with fitted cupboard space below, and a fitted cupboard housing the electricity units etc. At the rear of one of the garage there is a large storage area (approx. 3.95m x 3.75m) (13' x 12'3") with fitted cupboards and shelving. A door from here opens to a small lobby leading to the games room and an internal stair to the first floor.
(Approx. 3.95m x 3.3m) (13' x 10'10") Also off the garage space is a workshop with single glazed window, power & lighting, telephone point and radiator supplied by the District Heating System.
Games / Hobby Room
(Approx. 3.15m x 5.4m extending to 6.45m at widest point by bar) (10'6" x 17'8" / 21') Large hobby room with a bar area at one end with sink unit & shelving, recessed ceiling spotlighting plus concealed lighting over a large display shelf and shelving to the wall opposite, and radiator.
On the First Floor:-
(Approx. 4.05m x 3.15m) (13'4" x 10'4") The carpeted stair from the entrance hallway leads up to a carpeted sun room, a particularly bright space thanks to the large window area to three sides, the windows to the south and east all having venetian blinds, which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the fine views. There is a storage heater, a glazed door to the sittingroom, and sliding patio doors to the garden room.
(Approx. 4.55m x 3.6m) (15' x 11'10") Another particularly bright room again with a large window area to the south and west looking out over the sheltered back garden which can be accessed via a door. There are vertical blinds at the windows and a shelf below provides space for plants etc. Lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights and a couple of wall lights. Heating is provided by two electric panel heaters. The room can also be accessed via a further set of sliding patio doors from the sittingroom, and there is access to the utility room and the stairs down to the ground floor.
'L'-shaped room (approx. 7.5m x 7.35m at widest points) (24'8" x 24') with windows to two sides plus additional borrowed light via sliding patio doors to the garden room. The large picture window to the east enjoys the fine view over Lerwick to Bressay in the distance. The second window faces south. The stone faced fireplace surround houses a working open fire although there is also a radiator supplied by the District Heating, a storage heater and the 'Flexcel' ceiling heating. Lighting is provided by a mix of centre lights and several spotlights. Further doors lead to the kitchen and a carpeted lobby leading to a bedroom and the main bathroom, and a stair leads to the second floor.
Kitchen / Living / Dining Room
(Approx. 3.9m x 2.7m + 4.9m x 3.5m) (12'10" x 9' + 16' x 11'6") Great, very sociable space to the rear of the house accessed either from the sittingroom or utility room, with fitted kitchen plus living and dining areas to the rear. The kitchen has extensive cupboard and worktop space incorporating a range of integral appliances including a double oven, hob with cooker hood canopy over plus a concealed fridge / freezer and dishwasher, plus a peninsular unit separating it from the living / dining area, the units extending around into the dining area where there is a dresser style unit. A built-in 'hot' cupboard with fitted shelving provides space for linens etc.
The rear window looks out over the garden, lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights to the kitchen including over the inset 1½ bowl sink, plus centre and wall lighting to the living / dining area, and there are two storage heaters. Two handy walk-in store cupboards, both with fitted shelving and a light, provide yet more storage space. Telephone point.
(Approx. 2.75m x 2.45m) (9' x 8') Situated between the garden room and the kitchen, the good-sized utility room has further fitted units including a sink with double drainer, plus plumbing for a washing machine and space for a freezer, tumble dryer etc., the appliances being available by separate negotiation. Two fitted clothes lines.
Back off the sittingroom is a lobby leading to:-
(Approx. 3.85m x 2.4m) (12'7" x 7'10") Spacious, family bathroom, attractively tiled throughout, comprising a white suite consisting of a bath, wash hand basin, W.C. & bidet, plus a large corner shower enclosure with 'Mira' shower. The bath has tiled shelf space around it and a display alcove with integral spotlighting over, whilst the w.h.b., W.C. & bidet are set in fitted units which provide handy shelf space and conceal the plumbing. Mirror and spotlighting over the sink, recessed ceiling spotlighting and ladder style heated towel rail supplied by the District Heating.
(Approx. 3.55m x 3.35m + wardrobes) (11'8" x 11') East-facing double bedroom with extensive fitted wardrobes along one wall providing lots of drawer and hanging space. Radiator.
On the Second Floor:-
(Overall approx. 6.65m x 2.9m at widest points) (21'9" x 9'6") The stair from the sittingroom leads up to a large carpeted landing on the second floor which has a window at the far end looking out over the back garden and doors to three bedrooms and a toilet. Storage / convector heater and built-in cupboard which has further lined eaves storage space behind, both areas having a light. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to the substantial loft space which extends the full length of the house and is floored down the centre providing yet more storage space.
(Approx. 6.95m x 4.7m at widest points) (22'10" x 15'6") Substantial master bedroom with a window to the rear of the house looking out over the back garden and the hill beyond. Extensive fitted bedroom furniture provides lots of clothes space and includes double wardrobes either side of the bed area plus overhead storage and display units, and a run of drawer and dressing table units. Additional storage is provided by a substantial built-in wardrobe along one wall which has sliding mirror doors and a light. Fitted carpet, matching ceiling & wall lighting, & telephone point. A door leads to a carpeted lobby with storage / convector heater and window enjoying the fantastic view over the surrounding area to Clickimin Loch, Brewick Bay and Bressay beyond, leading to a shower room and box room. A passageway off the lobby, with a built-in cupboard / wardrobe with sliding doors, fitted shelf & hanging space, leads to a large lined box room in the eaves (approx. 3.95m x 3.5m at widest points (floor area)) (13' x 11'7").
(Overall approx. 3.3m x 3.2m at widest points) (10'9" x 10'6") Fitted with extensive cupboard and shelf space including a couple of glazed display cabinets, the shower room comprises an extra wide, wet-wall lined shower enclosure with shower, hand held fitting and additional body jets, and a glazed screen / door, plus twin wash hand basins, a W.C. & bidet. Lighting is provided by recessed spots over the sinks and a centre light. The east-facing window which again enjoys the view, has a vertical blind.
Back off the landing the remaining accommodation comprises:-
(Overall approx. 2.3m x 2.15m at widest points) (7'7" x 7') With W.C. and inset wash hand basin set in a fitted unit providing useful storage space. West-facing window & heated towel rail.
(Approx. 3.95m x 2m) (13' x 6'8") North-facing, carpeted, single bedroom with open view, currently used as an office, with roller blind at the window, telephone point & radiator. Large eaves box room off (approx. 3m x 3m (floor area)) (9'10" x 9'10") with light.
(Approx. 4.15m x 3.05m) (13'8" x 10') Another north-facing bedroom, a double, with high level built-in cupboards plus sliding door to lined eaves storage space, again with fitted light, and a radiator.
The property sits in a good-sized mature site which benefits from an open aspect to the countryside at the rear, and a substantial brick paved courtyard area in front of the house which provides extensive parking outside of the two integral garages which have external lights either side of the electric doors.
On the north side of the house steps lead up to the side garden area which is bordered by a stone dyke to the hill and has been sub-divided into several enclosures, one with a small, walled lawn. Beyond that in the far corner is a garden shed (approx. 3.65m x 2.2m) (12' x 7'2") with power and lighting and a cold water tap outside the door.
The main garden area to the rear of the house is attractively landscaped with clever use of terraces, walls, raised beds and planting dividing the space into a series of enclosures, making it particularly secluded. Several paved areas provide places to sit and there is a pond feature with a bridge over, rotary clothes dryer and further cold water tap outside the garden room.
Finally there is a further lawned area along the south boundary.
Understood to currently be Band F. 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 (66)
Andrewston Brae is situated at the north end of Westerloch Terrace which lies off the main road south out of Lerwick on the west side of Clickimin Loch. No.14 itself is situation at the end of Andrewston Brae in the far right hand corner.
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