Two reception rooms, kitchen / dining room, three double bedrooms, open landing / living area, two bathrooms / shower rooms, utility room, workshop, cellar & garage.
Occupying a prominent elevated position overlooking the voe of Catfirth and enjoying fantastic panoramic views to the south as far as Bressay in the distance, 'Andervilla' is a very distinctive, two reception room / three bedroom detached house set in an unusually large site of around 1½ acres. Lerwick approximately 12 miles.
The double glazed accommodation which benefits from oil-fired central heating is arranged over two floors with two bay-windowed reception rooms, a spacious kitchen / dining room, bathroom and two double bedrooms on the ground floor, plus a large master bedroom, shower room and useful open landing / living area on the first floor. A substantial amount of extra space is provided by a utility room, separate workshop / store, integral garage with electric remote control door, plus a sizeable cellar which has a floor-to-ceiling height of at least 5’10”.
Attractive terraced main garden area in front of the house, plenty of parking, and space for possible development, perhaps a chalet, subject to the usual consents.
'Andervilla’ is situated in a prominent position above the shore at Catfirth in the South Nesting area of Shetland, an ideal location for access to both Lerwick approximately 12 miles to the south, and Brae / Sullom Voe to the north. The house faces south and enjoys spectacular views down the voe of Cat Firth and over the island of Little Holm as far as Bressay in the far distance.
Amenities in the area include the local shop & post office about a mile or so from the house, which also sells fuel, a primary school and village hall.
Originally built in the 1920’s the property was extended to the rear in the early 1990’s, and later the garage was added in 2003. Windows are double glazed (except where noted) and central heating throughout the house is supplied by an oil-fired ‘Worcester Greenstar Heatslave’ combi boiler in a cupboard in the kitchen. It is understood that three of the fireplaces could probably be re-opened although these have not been tested.
On the Ground Floor:-
The main entrance to the house is to the south side of the house where a front door opens to a vestibule which retains the lovely original tiled floor, a picture rail & cornice. An inner door & glazed screen with original etched glass leads from here to the hall.
(Approx. 4.55m x 1.95m + 5.1m x 1m) (15’ x 6’5” + 16’8” x 3’4”) Large carpeted hall again retaining original period features including the skirtings, dado & picture rails, with two handy, built-in cupboards both with a light, one for coats etc., the other for general storage. Doors either side lead to the two bright, bay-windowed reception rooms to the front, whilst at the rear further doors lead to the kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms. A pine staircase leads to the first floor.
(Approx. 4.25m x 3.75m extending to 4.55m into bay) (14’ x 12’4” / 15’) Exceptionally bright carpeted room thanks to the large south-facing bay window which makes the most of the magnificent view. Again there are period features including a picture rail & cornice plus a fine original fireplace surrounding a tiled hearth housing an electric flame effect fire. T.V. aerial connection & telephone point.
(Approx. 3.55m x 3.75m extending to 4.55m into bay) (11’8” x 12’4” / 15’) Useful similarly sized second reception room, again with south-facing bay window with views, and similar features to the sittingroom including another fine fireplace surround. Wood effect vinyl flooring. The room could potentially be used as a fourth bedroom if required, there being plenty of space for a large table & chairs in the kitchen.
(Overall approx. 3.3m x 2.45m at widest points) (10’10” x 8’3”) Large east-facing bathroom with white suite including a wash hand basin set in vanity / cupboard unit with matching cabinet over, a WC and bath plus a separate wet-wall lined shower enclosure with glazed screen. Tiling to the lower half of the walls and also to a useful shelf behind the bath which provides space for toiletries etc. Vinyl flooring.
Kitchen / Dining Room
(Overall approx. 6.55m x 3.75m) (21’6” x 12’3”) Clad with pine ‘v’-lining to a dado rail, this is a very generously proportioned room, also east-facing, with plenty of room for living and dining areas, plus a fitted kitchen with ample units including a 1½ bowl sink and glazed display cabinet. The ‘Rangemaster’ electric cooker with its double oven, six ring hob and matching splashback & cooker hood over, is included in the sale. T.V. point & vinyl flooring. Door to:-
(Approx. 3.95m x 2.75m) (13’ x 9’) Large wood-lined room to the rear of the house with a run of units including a sink plus plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer (appliances included). Vinyl flooring. Doors from here lead to the garden and the adjoining workshop.
Workshop / Store
(Approx. 4.3m x 2.95m) (14’ x 9’8”) Very handy extra space, ideal as a workshop or storage / hobby space, with single glazed window, power & lighting, electric heater, workbench & wall shelving.
Integral Garage / Workshop
(Approx. 6.15m x 4.85m) (20’2” x 16’) Good-sized, block-built garage with ‘up & over’ garage door with electric remote control, separate side door, single glazed window, power & lighting, generator point & cold water tap. The size of the garage means there is plenty of space to park a car whilst still leaving a lot of room for storage of garden tools etc.
Back off the hall are two west-facing, carpeted ground floor double bedrooms, each having an original fireplace.
(Approx. 3.75m x 3.45m) (12’3” x 11’5”) Fireplace decorative only.
(Overall approx. 3.4m x 3.2m at widest points) (11’2” x 10’6”) With built-in wardrobe.
On the First Floor:-
The pine staircase from the hall leads up to a large open landing / study area on the first floor, with a master bedroom and shower room off.
Open Landing / Living Area
(Overall approx. 5.35m x 4.25m at widest points (floor area)) (17’6” x 14’) Providing a very useful extra living or study space, the open carpeted landing has a large south-facing bay window enjoying the view, with a fitted window seat below, a good-sized built-in cupboard and access to the eaves space.
(Approx. 5.35m x 4.35m (floor area)) (17’7” x 14’3”) Substantial master bedroom, again with a south-facing bay window with window seat below as per the landing. Fitted carpet, telephone point and access to the eaves space.
(Approx. 2.5m x 2m at widest points (floor area)) (8’3” x 6’6”) Comprising a white WC and wash hand basin with its own hot water supply, plus a tiled shower enclosure with ‘Triton’ electric shower & glazed screen / door. Built-in shelving for toiletries etc. & vinyl flooring.
The property benefits from a substantial cellar measuring overall approximately 10m x 5.5m (33’ x 18’) with a floor-to-ceiling height of between 1.75m & 2.25m (5’10” / 7’4”). Accessed via a door to the east side of the house, this provides a great very useable space with plenty of room for storage or perhaps a hobby / games room. There is power & lighting plus a twin ‘Belfast’ sink with a cold water supply.
The property sits in a substantial, fenced site which is estimated to extend to around 1.5 acres or thereby. A chipped drive leads up to the house passing by a detached fuel store and the oil tank, and around the front to a large parking area outside the garage to the west, the garage providing a level access into the house through the workshop and utility room.
The main garden area lies in front of the house and comprises a series of lawns bordered by stone retaining walls, stepping down to the roadside. The grassed area immediately to the west of the main garden, which includes a drying green to the side of the garage, is also included in the sale.
Beyond the main garden area is the remainder of the site is generally hill ground. It is thought that there would be space for some development potential on the site, perhaps a chalet, although this would be subject to the usual consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.
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 (61)
To reach the house take the B9075 South Nesting road from the main road north. Continue for about ¾ mile across a small bridge and towards the shore. ‘Andervilla’ is in a prominent position on the left hand side of the road.
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