1 + hobby room
living room, kitchen / dining room, 4 double bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, hobby room / office, substantial basement comprising garage, 2 stores, WC & large under-floor area.
Substantial four bedroom detached property with an extensive useable under-floor area extending the full footprint of the house, in established residential area on the south side of town within easy walking distance of both Sound School and Anderson High, and also Tesco's.
Enjoying fine views particularly eastwards over Clickimin Loch to the centre of town, the double glazed accommodation comprises a living room, kitchen / dining room, two double bedrooms, a shower room and hobby room / office on the ground floor, plus two further double bedrooms, another shower room and a box room upstairs. Central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler.
The basement comprises a garage with electric garage door, two large store rooms, one with toilet off, plus the remaining under-floor area which has a concrete floor and a floor-to-ceiling height of at least 1.4m.
Some modernisation would be beneficial but nonetheless the property provides spacious family accommodation with the added benefit of the huge under-floor area.
On the Ground Floor:-
Large hall with handy built-in cloak cupboard and part wood laminate / part vinyl flooring.
(Approx. 4m x 3.45m) (13'2" x 11'4") Large dual-aspect carpeted double bedroom with a view past the houses opposite to the sea. Fitted bedhead.
(Approx. 5m x 4m) (16'6" x 13'2") Carpeted living room again with a wide south-facing window enjoying views past neighbouring houses to the sea, particularly to the south-east across to Bressay in the distance. A stone-faced fireplace surround presently houses an electric flame effect fire with display shelves with built-in storage below to either side; however the original fireplace and flue remain therefore it should be possible to re-open the fireplace although this has not been tested and should be checked before use. Centre & wall lighting.
Kitchen / Dining Room
(Approx. 6.1m x 3.2m) (20'2" x 10'6") At the end of the hall is a spacious kitchen with extensive fitted units and plenty of space for a table & chairs, the units including a 1½ bowl sink plus an integral hob with cooker hood over, double oven, plumbing for a washing machine (appliance included) and tiled splashbacks. Three built-in shelved cupboards provide extra storage space, one being for linens etc. Tile effect laminate flooring. Again the room enjoys nice views especially the east-facing window which looks out over to Clickimin Loch, the Broch and across to the centre of town.
Hobby Room / Office
(Overall approx. 4.9m x 2.75m including stair) (16'2" x 9') Originally a double bedroom this room became the access to the first floor when that floor was developed. It is presently used as a hobby room / office and has a window to the rear, a fitted carpet and built-in cupboard spaced under the carpeted stair to the first floor.
(Approx. 2.75m x 2.4m) (9' x 7'10") Large shower room with white WC & washhand basin set in fitted cupboard / vanity unit with mirror tiled splashback and light / shaver fitting over, plus a wet-wall lined shower with glazed screen / door. Tile effect vinyl flooring & heated towel rail supplied by the central heating system (radiator also).
(Approx. 4m x 2.75m) (13'2" x 9') Another large double bedroom, this time to the rear of the house. Fitted carpet.
On the First Floor:-
With a useful walk-in shelved box room (approx. 3.2m x 1.4m) (10'7" x 4'7") and access to the eaves space.
(Approx. 3.05m x 2.95m (floor area)) (10' x 9'9") Carpeted double bedroom with east-facing window enjoying the fine elevated view across to Clickimin Loch and Lerwick generally. Electric panel heater.
(Approx. 3.25m x 1.7m (floor area)) (10'8" x 5'7") With white WC, inset wash hand basin set in a large counter top with handy cupboard space below & light / shaver fitting over, plus shower cubicle with 'Mira' electric shower. Heated towel rail & radiator. Loft hatch.
(Overall approx. 5.1m x 4.3m at widest points including wardrobes (floor area)) (16'9" x 14'2") Very generously proportioned double bedroom with window to the west gable and extensive run of fitted wardrobes along one wall either side of a dressing table space with wall mirror & light over. Feature pine 'v'-lining to one wall and access to the eaves space.
The property sits in an established site, a chipped path running right round the house. A tarred driveway provides parking for two cars in front of the garage and there is a useful external store below the steps to the front door. To the left of the drive is a front lawn bordered by established planting, the lawn extending around the north side of the house to a lawn / drying green. Further drying area to the rear and strip of lawn and oil tank to the south side of the house.
The under-floor area of the house is extensive, the whole footprint of the house providing usable space which is accessed via the single garage (approx. 5.95m x 3.55m) (19'6" x 11'8") which has an electric 'up & over' garage door, power & lighting and a cold water tap, and also houses the central heating boiler.
A door from the garage opens to a large store (approx. 5.95m x 3.55m) (19'6" x 11'8") again with power & lighting, with door to a second store (approx. 5.05m x 1.75m) (16'8" x 5'9") with toilet with WC & wash hand basin off, and a clothes pulley.
A further door from the second store opens to the remaining under-floor area, a substantial space sub-divided by the supporting walls of the house, measuring overall approximately 9m x 5.5m (29' x 18') with a floor-to-ceiling height of between 1.4m and 1.85m (4'6" / 6'), the last area having a sink with hot & cold running water. A concrete floor and lighting throughout make it a hugely useable space for general storage.
Some of the under-floor area could possibly be converted to provide extra accommodation to the house although this would be subject to the usual consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.
Understood to currently be Band E. 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 (63)
Upper Baila is situated on the north side of the main A970 south road out of Lerwick, being the first road on the right after the roundabout at Sound School (leaving town). No.10 is on the right-hand side of the road opposite the junction with West Baila.
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