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Main Accommodation - Living room, kitchen / dining room, master bedroom & en-suite shower room, four further double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, utility room, walk-in loft, hall & landing, and porch. Lower Ground Floor – Living room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, shower room, utility room, box room & hall.
Offering a gross internal floor area of around 300 m2 (excluding the porch and garage), 45 Fogralea is a very spacious, extensively refurbished, detached house in an established residential area of Lerwick.
Set in an elevated position at the top of Fogralea the property enjoys fantastic unrestricted views southwards over Sound and the Ness of Sound to the sea.
Arranged over three floors the triple glazed accommodation comprises the five bedroom main house plus a further two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, box room and utility room on the lower ground floor which are currently let out although could be used by a dependent relative or could be incorporated back into the main accommodation.
There is also an integral garage with electric door.
Particular features include the dual-aspect living room which has patio doors with planning permission in place for a large raised deck, and a generously proportioned kitchen / dining room.
Viewing is essential to appreciate the extent of the accommodation provided.
45 Fogralea was originally built in the late 1970's, however in recent years it has undergone extensive refurbishment, these works including in particular complete re-harling, re-roofing, new triple glazed windows and Velux rooflights throughout including the installation of 3m patio doors to the living room (planning permission in place for an elevated deck), re-plumbing and new central heating radiators, re-lining the external walls of the main house and garage and insulating with 'Extratherm', a new kitchen, bathroom & shower room, new hardwood external doors and new oak internal doors, and the installation of LED recessed spotlighting throughout most of the ground floor accommodation. As a result the property effectively provides the comforts of a new build.
Externally a large tarred parking area and footpath to the lower ground floor accommodation were laid, and a new perimeter fence erected.
There is a satellite TV connection to the sittingroom which is also wired through to the master bedroom & bedroom 3. There are telephone points in the sittingroom, kitchen, master bedroom & bedroom 2.
The sale will include all carpets and other fitted floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings.
The property presently includes accommodation on the lower ground floor that has its own separate entrance although is integral to the property. The two bedroom accommodation it provides would be perfect for a dependent relative, or it could be let out as is the case at present, providing a useful income source, or alternatively the accommodation could perhaps be incorporated back into the main accommodation to create a very sizeable family home. As part of the renovation work new soundproofing insulation was added between the main house and the lower ground floor.
Planning permission (Ref: 2016 / 435) was granted in December 2016 for the construction of a raised deck to the south side of the house outside the patio doors from the living room. Situated over the entrance to the garage this would provide a large, south-facing, elevated outside space of around 4.5m x 2.4m which would provide a fantastic place to sit and enjoy the magnificent views from the house.
On the Ground Floor:-
Entry to the main accommodation is via a bright porch to the side of the house with hardwood double glazed front door, triple glazed windows to two sides and a half-glazed inner door and inner window with frosted glass design, to the hall.
On the left as your enter the carpeted hall is a bathroom and the stair to the first floor, ahead is the main ground floor accommodation comprising the kitchen, living room, two bedrooms and a utility room. There are two built-in cupboards, one a shelved linen cupboard, the other an airing cupboard housing the 'Albion Ultrasteel' water tank. A further door leads down to the lower ground floor accommodation.
Kitchen / Dining Room
(Approx. 6.4m x 5m at widest points) (21' x 16'4") Very spacious kitchen, a particularly bright room thanks to a wide picture window behind the sink which enjoys the spectacular uninterrupted view southwards over Sound generally and beyond to the Ness of Sound and the sea. A second window faces west. The room which has engineered hardwood flooring throughout has plenty of space for a table & chairs although there is also a breakfast bar to the handy island unit which houses an integral induction hob with cooker hood over plus an integral wine cooler as well as providing additional cupboard space. Like the rest of the units it is in an easy clean white gloss finish set off by durable 'Earthstone' worktops. The main run of units provides extensive cupboard & worktop space and includes twin sink bowls and further integral appliances including twin electric ovens, a tall larder fridge and matching freezer, both concealed behind matching panels and each having a handy pull-out larder unit to one side, plus an integral concealed dishwasher. Three light switches control the recessed ceiling spotlighting, a feature pendent light fitting over the dining area, and the plinth lights.
(Approx. 5.95m x 4.2m) (19'6" x 13'9") Another very bright room, again enjoying a dual-aspect, the wide sliding doors to the front of the house also enjoying the spectacular view south (planning permission has been granted for a sizeable deck outside these windows), the second large window to the east having a view past the houses opposite to the centre of town. Fitted carpet.
(Approx. 4.2m x 2.75m) (13'9" x 9') East-facing carpeted room also enjoying the view over to the centre of town. A recess could provide space for a wardrobe etc.
(Approx. 4.2m x 3.5m) (13' 9" x 11' 6") Master bedroom, again east facing, with fitted carpet and two built-in wardrobes. Door two:-
En-suite Shower Room
(Approx. 2.1m x 1.2m at widest points) (6'10" x 4') With wet-wall lined shower enclosure plus white WC & wash hand basin set in fitted unit which conceals the plumbing and provides handy storage space. Laminate flooring & shaver point.
(Approx. 2.8m x 2.15m) (9'2" x 7') Fitted utility room with double glazed back door and window, sink unit and plumbing for a washing machine, and vinyl flooring. Central heating boiler.
(Approx. 3.85m x 2m at widest points) (12' 8" x 6' 7") Back by the front door is a well-appointed wet-wall lined family bathroom comprising a contemporary style white suite including a double ended bath with centre mixer tap / shower fitting, plus a separate wet-wall lined shower enclosure with 'rainfall' shower head and additional hand held unit. The WC & wash hand basin are set in fitted units which again provide extensive storage space for towels, toiletries etc., the wash hand basin having a mirror and integral spotlighting to the fitted unit over. Ladder style heated towel rail & laminate flooring.
(Approx. 5.85m x 4.05m) (19'2" x 13'3") A carpeted stair down from the main ground floor level provides access to an integral lined and insulated garage which has an 'up & over' garage door with electric remote control plus a triple glazed side door and window. Built-in under stairs cupboard and central heating radiator.
On the First Floor:-
The carpeted stair from the hall which is lit by a high level remotely controllable and rain sensitive Velux window over, leads up to a carpeted landing leading to three bedrooms and a shower room. A further door leads to a large floored storage space in eaves which has extensive fitted shelving and lighting thus providing easily accessible storage space.
(Approx. 2.9m x 1.6m (floor area)) (9' 6" x 5' 3") Lit by a Velux window this room comprises a large, wet-wall lined shower enclosure plus a white WC & wash hand basin set in a fitted vanity / cupboard unit with wet-wall lined splashback, glass shelf & large mirror cabinet over. A second cabinet on the wall opposite is also included in the sale. Ladder style heated towel rail, vinyl flooring and access to the eaves space.
(Approx. 7.05m x 3.65m at widest points) (23'2" x 12') Generously proportioned, carpeted, double bedroom with north-facing gable window which enjoys a fine open view over the hill behind the house to Clickimin Loch and the new Anderson High School.
(Approx. 3.95m x 2.9m (floor area) (13' x 9'6") Another double bedroom, this time with a gable window enjoying the view south. Built-in wardrobe and separate cupboard, & fitted carpet.
(Approx. 3.7m x 3.65m (floor area)) (12'2" x 12') Fifth double bedroom, this time with a Velux window with integral blackout blind, and a built-in wardrobe in the eaves. Fitted carpet.
Lower Ground Floor Accommodation
Entrance to lower ground floor is via a double glazed hardwood door to the rear of the property which opens to a long hall with two bedrooms to the left, a door ahead to a living room which has a kitchen off, and on the right a utility room, box room, shower room & store. Heating is by electric panel heaters and wet radiators connected to the main heating system.
(Approx. 4.1m x 3.55m) (13'5" x 11'2") Good-sized double bedroom facing east, with built-in wardrobe and laminate flooring.
(Approx. 4.1m x 2.9m) (13' 5" x 9' 6") Second double bedroom, again facing east, with built-in wardrobe and fitted carpet.
(Approx. 4.9m x 3.2m at widest points) (16' x 11') South-facing room with space for a table & chairs, and fitted carpet. Doorway to:-
Approx. 4.8m x 1.3m) (15'10" x 4'3") Large galley kitchen with fitted units along one wall providing ample cupboard & worktop space and including an integral oven & hob with cooker hood over plus a concealed integral fridge. Inset sink, plumbing for a dishwasher & laminate flooring.
Utility Room / Store
(Approx. 3.5m x 1.8m) (11'6" x 6') With plumbing for a washing machine and space for a fridge / freezer or tumble dryer etc., and fitted shelving.
(Approx. 4.55m x 3.5m at widest points) (15' x 11'6") Large space with part carpet / part laminate flooring.
(Approx. 2.6m x 1.75m at widest points) (8'7" x 5'9") Comprising a wet-wall lined shower enclosure plus a white WC & wash hand basin set in fitted cupboard / vanity unit providing useful storage space. Wall-mounted fan heater, heated towel rail & laminate flooring.
The site is generally enclosed by a picket style fence except for the roadside where a large tarred parking area providing ample parking space leads up to the house. Behind the house is a large chipped area outside the steps from the utility room, this space having a concrete slab which was intended to provide a base for a garden room, service connections already being in place, or it could be used for a shed. From here steps lead down to a landscaped area which just requires to be laid with turf or seeded.
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)
To reach the property take the turning into Westerloch Drive just to the west of Clickimin Loch from the main road south out of Lerwick. Take the second turning to the left into Fogralea and follow the road as it winds up the hill almost to the end. As you approach the top of the road you will see the house immediately opposite you, gable end on to the road.
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The information is believed to be correct, but it is not warranted and is not to form part of any contract of sale. All dates, distances, areas and room sizes noted are approximate and for use as a general guide only. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the working condition or otherwise of any equipment such as central heating or kitchen appliances.
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