Grytingr, Upper Baila, Lerwick, Lerwick, ZE1 0SF

Valuation £525,000
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

C (78)

Council Tax:

Band G


Valuation £525,000




By arrangement.

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By appointment only, please telephone the sellers direct on 01595 695386 or 07766 141 824.


Main accommodation:- Sittingroom, kitchen / dining room, master bedroom & en-suite shower room, five further double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, open-plan living area, office & utility / laundry room; ‘Flat’:- living room, kitchen, double bedroom & en-suite shower room. Integral double garage & store.

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Offering a 486m² gross internal floor area including the double garage, and occupying a prime 0.6 acre site enjoying magnificent elevated views southwards over Lower Sound to the sea, ‘Grytingr’ is a stunning, very spacious, detached property providing well-presented accommodation with seven bedrooms, one of which is situated in a ‘granny flat’ which would be ideal for a dependent relative or could be let out.

In additional to seven bedrooms including a fantastic master bedroom with extensive built-in wardrobe space & en-suite, the mainly tripled glazed accommodation which benefits from District Heating, also includes a superb 24’ x 23’ sittingroom, beautifully fitted kitchen / dining room, open living area, office, bathroom, shower room & utility room, plus a further living room, kitchen & en-suite to the one bedroom ‘flat’.

The size and layout of the house would lend itself to some form of ‘B & B’ use, particularly as the six bedrooms in the main accommodation are in two separate areas, three in a first floor east wing, the others forming the top floor accommodation, perhaps with the owner using one part, and letting the other.

The ‘flat’ would be ideal for a dependent relative or perhaps a teenager wanting some independence, or could be let out.

The large site offers potential for further development (subject to consents).

Viewing is essential to fully appreciate the situation of the house and the space provided both inside and out.

General Information

‘Grytingr’ which was originally built in 1977, is of timber frame construction clad externally with rendered concrete blockwork. The current owner purchased it in 2007 and immediately commenced a substantial refurbishment programme which involved re-lining and insulating, new triple glazed windows (the ‘flat’ accommodation, utility room & garage are double glazed), installation of District Heating, re-wiring and re-plumbing, plus a new kitchen and bathrooms. The work was carried out to a high standard resulting in the beautifully presented property it is today.

The central heating is a wet radiator system powered by a heat exchanger off the Lerwick District Heating system which also provides hot water. Under-floor heating to the kitchen / dining room, bathroom and both shower rooms, and the entrance porch, and a gas fire in the main sittingroom, provide a cosy alternative heat source.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed flooring, curtains and blinds, and light fittings.

The furniture may be available by separate negotiation.


Entry to the house is via an entrance porch at first floor level which leads to a very spacious, welcoming hall with glazed doors either side to the sittingroom and kitchen. Beyond that a further glazed door leads down to the ground floor accommodation whilst at the far end where there is lots of natural light thanks to double glazed patio doors to the side of the house, there are doors to an office, shower room and a passageway, quietly separated from the living accommodation by a further door, leading to three double bedrooms, including the master bedroom, in the east wing.

The carpeted open tread stair up from the main hall leads to a small landing with glazed doors to a spacious double bedroom to the right and an open-plan living area to the left which in turn leads to two further double bedrooms and a bathroom.

The lower ground floor accommodation comprises a large utility room, the integral garage and a one bedroom ‘flat’ with living room, kitchen & shower room. The ‘flat’ can be accessed either via a porch by the garage which opens to the living room, or internally from the lower ground floor hallway of the main house.

In detail the accommodation comprises:-

On the First Floor:-

Entrance Porch

With double glazed front door and side light plus a tall window to the south which makes the most of the fine view. A bank of internal windows look through to the dining area of the kitchen whilst a three-quarter glazed inner door with full-height glazed side lights to either side leads to the hall. Ceramic tile floor with electric under-floor heating.


(Approx. 9.05m x 2.3m) (29’9” x 7’6”) Carpeted hall with built-in cupboard with sliding mirror doors providing plenty of space for coats etc.


(Approx. 7.4m x 7m) (24’3” x 23’) Superb, very spacious room with a wall of almost floor-to-ceiling windows taking full advantage of the fantastic views. A further window faces west. A contemporary style sandstone-clad fireplace surround housing a gas fire creates a stunning focal point to the room as well as providing a cosy additional heat source to the central heating. Four dimmer switches control three banks of recessed ceiling spotlights and a separate 5 amp ring circuit for table lamps etc. allowing a variety of different lighting moods to be created. The wall mounted T.V. surround sound system will be included in the sale.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 7.65m x 4.2m) (25’ x 13’9”) Another very generously proportioned room, with a beautifully fitted kitchen at one end and a large living / dining area at the other, south end. Windows to two walls allow for views eastwards across to the centre of town and south to the sea. Additional borrowed light is provided by the bank of internal windows to the porch.

The kitchen features an extensive range of units in a cream finish set off by solid wood worktops, with ‘soft-close’ doors, a corner carousel, pan drawers and several glazed display cabinets with integral spotlighting, plus an additional solid granite topped island unit housing a Belfast sink and an integral dishwasher. The dual-fuel ‘Rangemaster’ range cooker with stainless steel cooker hood over and fitted pan racks and pull-out larder units to either side, will be included in the sale along with the ‘American’ style fridge / freezer. Plumbing is in place to allow for the fitment of a plumbed-in fridge if required.

Lighting to the kitchen area is provided by a centrally mounted fitting over the island unit supplemented by additional spotlights by the east-facing window, worktop lights and lighting to the dresser style unit by the door. The living / dining area has a ceiling mounted spotlighting track. Heating is provided either by the central heating or two sets of electric under-floor heating units which allow for the kitchen and living / dining areas to be heated independently of each other.


(Approx. 3.5m x 2.25m) (11’6” x 7’4”) Large carpeted office to the rear of the house with fitted desk and wall shelving.

Shower Room

(Approx. 3.5m x 2.1m) (11’6” x 6’10) Strikingly decorated shower room finished to a high standard with black ‘brick’ tiling to dado height, and tiled flooring with speckled black tiled insert and electric under-floor heating. There are twin wash hand basins each with a mirror and light over, a W.C. and a large walk-into shower with overhead shower fitting, additional hand held fitment and body jets.

East Wing


A carpeted passageway off the main hall, lit by two candelabra style light fittings and a window at the far end, leads to three ground floor double bedrooms.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 8.3m x 3.5m) (27’2” x 11’6”) Substantial master bedroom enjoying a dual aspect with a window to the east looking over to the centre of town and a second window to the north. The large bed space has extensive fitted bedroom furniture including a dressing table area with mirror and spotlight over and handy storage units to either side plus a further bank of cupboard and drawer units along one wall with wall mounted T.V. and a bank of recessed spotlights over.

A large walk-in wardrobe fitted with extensive hanging space, spotlighting and a carpet, provides yet more clothes space, with additional shelf space in a further built-in cupboard opposite, again with a light and carpeting.

En-Suite Shower Room

(Approx. 3.5m x 2m) (11’6” x 6’8”) Good-sized en-suite comprising a wet-wall lined shower enclosure with glazed screen / door, plus a white wash hand basin and W.C. set in an extensive run of fitted units which provide lots of handy storage space and have a large mirror and spotlighting over, and a bidet. Tiled floor with electric under-floor heating.

There are two similarly sized, carpeted double bedrooms, both south-facing:-

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.1m x 2.5m) (13’6” x 8’3”)

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.1m x 2.5m) (13’6” x 8’3”)

On the Top Floor:-


Bedroom 4

(Approx. 6.8m x 3.35m (floor area)) (22’4” x 11’) Very spacious, carpeted double bedroom with twin Velux windows to the rear of the house both with integral blackout blinds.

Open-plan Living Area

(Approx. 7.1m x 3.2m (floor area)) (23’3” x 10’6”) Useful space which has a Velux window to the east, again with an integral blackout blind, which provides a carpeted living / study / play area. Two built-in cupboards providing handy storage space, one being fitted with wall shelving, a light and carpet.

Bedroom 5

(Approx. 4.4m x 3.15m (floor area)) (14’4” x 10’6”) Good-sized double bedroom, again with Velux window with integral blackout blind to the east, fitted carpet & wall-mounted T.V.


(Overall approx. 3.5m x 3.1m at widest points (floor area)) (11’6” x 10’3”) Family bathroom with extensive fitted units providing plenty of useful storage space. The white suite includes a double ended bath with side mounted taps, an inset wash hand basin with mirror / light over, W.C. and shower enclosure with a glazed screen / door. Plenty of artificial light is provided by a bank of recessed spotlights in the combes to either side plus an additional ceiling mounted fitting. The tiled floor has electric underfloor heating.

Bedroom 6

(Approx. 8.3 m x 3.45m including cupboard space (floor area)) (27’3” x 11’4”) Again a huge room lit by two Velux windows to the north, both with integral blackout blinds. The substantial built-in wardrobe which has two sets of sliding mirrored doors for ease of access, is completely fitted out with long and short hanging space and shelving. By the door is a built-in dressing table and a separate study area with built-in desk, power point for a computer etc. and a spotlight over.

On the Ground Floor:-


With a large built-in cupboard under the stairs providing space for coats etc. and general storage. Glazed double doors lead to the utility room, with further doors to the integral garage and the ‘flat’.

Utility / Laundry Room

(Approx. 4m x 3.35m) (13’2” x 11’) Sizeable utility / laundry room with run of modern fitted units in a striking gloss black finish along one wall providing lots of useful worktop and storage space and also including an inset circular bowl sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. (appliances available separately). Extensive wall shelving provides space for linens etc. and there is a clothes pulley over the radiator.

Integral Double Garage

(Approx. 8.25m x 7.4m) (27’ x 24’) Substantial garage with twin ‘up & over’ electric garage doors, lit by two large double glazed windows to the rear of the house. Extensive storage space is provided by a bank of fitted units along the rear wall plus two additional tall cabinets to the side, one of the units housing a sink and double drainer with hot and cold water supply. There is plumbing for a washing machine and another cold water tap by the garage door. Two further wall mounted units provide additional shelf space.

The ‘Flat’

Living Room

(Approx. 4.55m x 4.15m) (15’ x 13’6”) As noted the flat can be accessed independently of the house via a double glazed lobby which leads to a good-sized, south-facing living room. From here doors lead to the bedroom and hallway.


(Approx. 4.6m x 2.25m) (15’ x 7’4”) South-facing, carpeted double bedroom with en-suite shower room (approx. 2.35m x 1.3m) (7’8” x 4’3”) with shower, W.C. & wash hand basin.


With doors to the kitchen and the lower ground floor of the main house.


(Approx. 3m x 2.8m) (9’10” x 9’2”) East-facing kitchen with space for a small table & chairs and fitted units including a sink, cooker and washing machine.

The flat is integral to the property and sub-divided only by use. Full separation would be subject to the usual consents required.


As noted the house sits in an unusually large site for a property in central Lerwick, the established site estimated to extend to around 0.6 acres or thereby.

Enclosed throughout by a wooden picket fence the garden is mainly laid to lawn with access via a tarred drive which runs around the front of the house to a large parking area outside of the garage, there being a further parking space by steps to the side of the house which lead up to a terrace in front of the sittingroom and the front door. Below the terrace is a large store (overall approx. 7.3m x 2.3m) (24’ x 7’6”) part of which was originally used as a stable.

The size of the site means that there could be potential for some further development, perhaps the erection of self-catering chalets along the eastern boundary, or possibly in the north-western corner behind the house, however any development would be subject to the necessary consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band G. 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 Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: C (78)

Property Location

The property is situated on the north side of the main road south out of Lerwick opposite Sound Primary School on the corner of South Road and Upper Baila.

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