Living / dining room, kitchen, utility room, two double bedrooms, bathroom & hallway / landing. Garden shed.
Rare opportunity to acquire a split-level single storey detached house, ideal for anyone looking to downsize or first time buyers, tucked away in a small cul-de-sac between Lovers Loan and the south end of Commercial Street, a very convenient central location a short stroll through the historic Lodberries area from the small boat harbour, Commercial Street and town centre amenities. The property enjoys a generally open aspect and a view across surrounding properties and the harbour approach to Bressay.
The double glazed accommodation which is in 'walk-in' condition and benefits from oil-fired central heating throughout, comprises a 20' x 14' living / dining room with solid-fuel stove, a modern fitted kitchen and a utility room on the lower level, plus two double bedrooms and a bathroom on the raised upper level.
The property sits in a good-sized, yet manageable garden which includes a garden shed.
Early viewing recommended.
Entry is to the side of the house where a hardwood double glazed door opens to a hallway with doors to the kitchen and living room and a short stair to two double bedrooms and the bathroom on the upper level. A built-in cupboard provides space for coats etc.; there are also additional coat hooks, two further low-level built-in cupboards either side of the stair providing additional storage space. Fitted carpet.
Living / Dining Room
(Approx. 6.05m x 4.2m) (20' x 13'9") A particularly bright room thanks to two windows to the front of the house which enjoy a lovely view across surrounding properties to the harbour approach and across to Bressay. There is plenty of space for living and dining areas and a solid-fuel stove set in a stone fireplace surround creates an attractive focal point although there are also two central heating radiators. Solid oak flooring, serving hatch from the kitchen, TV & telephone points plus satellite TV connection, and a further door with glass brick side panel to the utility room.
Utility Room / Rear Porch
(Approx. 2m x 2.25m extending to 3.5m at widest point) (6'6" x 7'4" / 11'6") This useful additional space has a double glazed uPVC door & window to the side of the house plus a further double glazed window to the rear. Housing the oil-fired central heating boiler which supplies central heating radiators throughout the house (including in the utility room), and also hot water, it is a particularly warm space ideal for drying clothes on the clothes pulley which is included in the sale. Plumbing for a washing machine (appliance included although no warranties will be given) & wall shelving.
(Approx. 3.65m x 2.85m at widest points) (12' x 9'6") The kitchen was attractively re-fitted by the current owners in 2011 and has units to three walls in a cream finish set off by speckled worktops & matching upstands providing ample storage & worktop space and incorporating an integral electric double oven & five ring gas hob with cooker hood over, all in a stainless steel finish, plus a concealed dishwasher and 1½ bowl sink. The free-standing fridge / freezer will be included in the sale although again no warranties will be given. Additional wall units around the hatch to the living room including open shelving and glazed cabinet. Wood effect vinyl flooring. The large window to the front of the house again enjoys the fine open aspect and view.
The remaining accommodation is on the upper level to the rear which comprises:-
Carpeted landing lit by a window over the stair, with small space to one side which could perhaps be fitted with a desktop for use with a computer etc.
(Approx. 4.25m x 3.5m at widest points including cupboard space) (14' x 11'5") Double bedroom with high level windows to two sides, built-in single wardrobe with additional cupboard space to one side, the upper cupboard containing the cold water tank, fitted carpet, TV & telephone points.
(Approx. 2.2m x 1.8m) (7'2" x 6') Also re-fitted by the current owners (2012) the part wet-walled bathroom comprises a white three piece suite, the bath having an electric shower over, the wash hand basin being set in a fitted vanity / cupboard unit which provides useful storage space and has a wall mirror over. Tile effect vinyl flooring.
(Approx. 4.25m x 3.65m) (14' x 12') Second double bedroom, this time with a window to the front of the house enjoying the view. Built-in shelved cupboard, stained & varnished floorboards, & telephone point.
The property sits in a good-sized, yet manageable, established garden with lawns to the front and side, an established hedge along Leog Lane providing privacy particularly in the summer months. A path leads up to the front door and around to a secluded seating area outside the utility room which catches the morning sun and provides a space for potted plants etc. Wooden garden shed, drying green, external cold water tap, and secure access to under-floor storage area.
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: E(54)
Leog Lane is accessed from the south end of Commercial Street. Turn into Commercial Street at the bottom of Church Road and continue past the Queens Hotel, the Boating Club and the Stouts Court flats. Leog Lane is next right immediately after the row of single storey terraced houses. No. 7 is the second last house on the left.
The shoreline is a stone's throw away from the house at the bottom of Leog Lane, and a pleasant walk through the historic Lodberries area leads to the small boat harbour and Lerwick's main shopping area, Commercial Street, with shops, banks, post office etc.
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