12 Upper Baila, Lerwick, ZE1 0SF

Key Details

Reception Rooms:

1 / 2


4 / 5



Energy Efficiency:

D (55)

Council Tax:

Band E




4 double bedrooms, living room, study / bedroom 5, kitchen / diner, bathroom & 2 shower rooms (one en-suite), double garage


Spacious four / five bedroom detached family home in elevated position enjoying stunning views over the south end of Lerwick and the harbour approach across to Bressay and as far south as the island of Mousa in the distance.

Arranged over two floors above a large basement double garage, the double glazed accommodation comprises a dual-aspect living room, large kitchen / diner, recently re-fitted bathroom, two double bedrooms (one with en-suite shower room), study (or fifth bedroom) and utility area on the main floor, plus two substantial double bedrooms, a shower room (also recently re-fitted) and large box room which could potentially be converted into an additional bedroom if required, on the upper floor.

Windows are double glazed and 'Panasonic' 'air-to-air' units provide heating.

The property sits in an established site with tarred parking for two or three cars and areas of lawn surrounding the house. A paved seating area provides a great place to sit and enjoy the stunning views.


On the Ground Floor:-


Entry to the property is by means of a shallow stair laid with solid slate which leads to a double glazed front door opening to the vestibule with handy cloak cupboard / utility area to one side and a glazed inner door to the hall.

Utility Area

(Approx. 1.9m x 1.3m) (6'2" x 4'4") With worktop with space and plumbing below for a washing machine & tumble dryer (appliances not included), & wall shelving over.


Impressive double height space clad mainly with pine 'v'-lining, with open tread mahogany stair to the first floor. On the right is the living room and the en-suite master bedroom, whilst a passageway to the left leads to the kitchen, another double bedroom, the study and main bathroom. A useful built-in cupboard provides space for coats etc. and storage. Wood laminate flooring & 'Panasonic' air-to-air heating unit.

Living Room

(Approx. 5.25m x 4.45m) (17'3" x 14'7") Good-sized bright room well placed to take full advantage of the stunning elevated views particularly from the large south-facing picture window. The second window faces east. Fitted carpet, feature centre light fitting & additional wall lights, satellite TV connection & 'Panasonic' air-to-air heating unit.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4m x 3.95m at widest points including wardrobe) (13'2" x 13') Generously proportioned master bedroom with east-facing window with roman blind, a large built-in triple wardrobe with sliding mirror doors, fitted shelving & hanging space, fitted carpet, centre spotlight fitting & wall mounted spots over the dressing area, & panel heater. Door to:-

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 2.9m x 1.2m) (9'7" x 4') With wet-wall lining below a dado rail and to the shower enclosure which has a 'Triton' electric shower & glazed screen. WC & wash hand basin with mirror doored bathroom cabinet over. Heated towel rail.


(Approx. 2.9m x 2.3m at widest point) (9'7" x 7'9") Newly re-fitted the family bathroom is again finished with wet-wall lining below a dado rail, and also around the bath / shower tub which has a shower & glazed screen over. White WC & wash hand basin again with mirror doored bathroom cabinet over. Window blind, vinyl flooring & heated towel rail.

Study / Bedroom 5

(Approx. 2.9m x 2.5m) (9'7" x 8'2") Presently used as a study with fitted carpet, wall shelving & north-facing window with venetian blind, but could alternatively be used as a fifth bedroom.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4m x 3m) (13' x 9'9") Originally used as a separate dining room, this large west-facing room is presently used as a double bedroom. Fitted carpet, window blind & ceiling spotlight fitting.

Kitchen / Diner

(Approx. 4.5m x 4.15m) (14'9" x 13'8") A glazed door from the hallway leads to the bright kitchen which enjoys a dual aspect, both windows having blinds. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs in the centre and extensive fitted units to three walls provide ample cupboard & worktop space and include an integral double oven, ceramic hob with concealed cooker hood canopy over, a glazed cabinet, inset 1&½ bowl sink, plumbing for a dishwasher (appliance included) and tiled splash backs. The 'American' style fridge / freezer is available by separate negotiation. 'Panasonic' air-to-air heating unit, wood laminate flooring & centre spotlight fitting.

On the First Floor:-


The stair from the hall which is lit by a recently replaced 'Velux' window, leads up to a carpeted landing with doors to two spacious double bedrooms, a shower room (again recently re-fitted), box room and a handy built-in shelved cupboard with coat hooks, light and access to the eaves space. It also houses the hot water tank. A recess at the top of the stairs which is lit by a second 'Velux' window, again recently replaced, provides space for a desk etc.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.3m x 4.15m (floor area) + wardrobe) (14'2" x 13'8") Large bedroom facing west with substantial built-in wardrobe / cupboard (approx. 4.15m x 1.25m) (13'8" x 4'2") along one wall, fitted carpet, window blind & centre ceiling spotlight fitting.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.4m x 1.5m at widest points) (7'10" x 5') Also recently re-fitted, the shower room comprises a contemporary white WC & wash hand basin set on a fitted unit providing useful storage space, with large wall mirror & light over, plus a large walk-in wet-wall lined shower enclosure with 'Triton' electric shower and glazed screen / door. Vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 4

(Approx. 5.65m x 3.7m (floor area)) (18'7" x 12'1")

Another large double, again a bright space thanks to a recently replaced 'Velux' window with integral blackout blind to the south, plus a further window to the east gable which enjoys a fine view over to Breiwick Bay. Fitted carpet and ceiling spotlight fitting.

Box Room

(Approx. 2.95m x 2.9m (floor area)) (9'8" x 9'7") Large carpeted box room providing plenty of storage space, with further space available in the loft which is easily accessed via a hatch with pull-down ladder. It is thought a 'Velux' window could be easily installed allowing the room to be converted into an extra bedroom or office if required, subject to the usual consents.


The property sits in an established site enclosed by a wall to the roadside and by wooden fencing elsewhere. A tarred parking area provides space for two or three cars in front of the double garage which has twin 'up & over' garage doors (one electric) each opening to two inter-connected garage spaces, the right hand garage (approx. 6.7m x 4.45) (22' x 14'7") having an extensive run of fitted units along the back wall with fitted shelving over and a sink with cold water supply, separate cold water tap & fitted meter cupboard, a doorway linking it to the left hand garage (approx. 6.7m x 3.95m) (22' x 13'). Both sides have power & lighting.

A gate to the south side of the house opens to a brick paved path leading to the slate steps to the front door, with a mature strip of lawn to the side. At the end of the garden in the south-east corner is a brick paved fenced seating area, a great place to sit and enjoy the fine view. Around to the east side of the house is a lawn / drying green, with a further strip of lawn to the north leading back around to the front.

Council Tax

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 Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: D (55)

Property Location

Upper Baila is situated on the north side of the main A970 road south out of Lerwick, being the first road on the right after the roundabout at Sound School (on leaving town). No. 12 is on the right hand side of the road just past the junction with West Baila.

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