18 Upper Baila, Lerwick, ZE1 0SF

Key Details

Reception Rooms:



4 potentially 5



Energy Efficiency:

C (70)

Council Tax:

Band F




Sittingroom, living / dining room open plan to kitchen, 4 bedrooms (potential for 5), bathroom with shower, 2 further shower rooms, one en-suite, utility room, detached garage.


Impressive, beautifully presented, four / potentially five bedroom, detached family home with a large garage, in established residential area on the south side of Lerwick within walking distance of Sound primary school and Tesco's.

Enjoying a south-facing aspect and fine views over the surrounding area to the sea particularly from the upper floors, this architect designed, ‘Scandinavian' style, timber frame / timber clad property which benefits from oil-fired central heating supplemented by electric underfloor heating to two of the bath / shower rooms, is in 'walk-into' condition most rooms having been re-carpeted last year.

The accommodation is arranged so that the public rooms make the most of the views, the first floor comprising a sittingroom, living / dining room open-plan to the kitchen, shower room & balcony.

Three good-sized double bedrooms including an en-suite master, family bathroom and utility room on the ground floor, plus large 36' long bedroom on the second floor with approval for easy sub-division to provide a fifth bedroom if required.

Well-kept, low maintenance garden with tarred parking area in front of a 22' x 14' detached garage with electric door.

General Information

18 Upper Baila was completed by E & H Building Contractors in 2003. It is fully double glazed and has central heating provided by a 'Grant' boiler in the utility room, the boiler and the hot water tank which is situated in the loft above the utility room, having been replaced in 2015, the central heating being supplemented by electric underfloor heating to the main bathroom and the en-suite shower room.

A new bunded oil tank was installed in 2017.

The child-proof double glazed windows rotate for ease of cleaning and there are mains power smoke detectors and two CO detectors.

The white goods in the utility room and the kitchen will be included in the sale (the appliances in the kitchen are all integral), along with all fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings.

Any or all of the furniture is available by separate negotiation.


On the Ground Floor:

Entrance Vestibule

Entry to the property is via a double glazed front door which opens to a vestibule with tiled floor, a radiator and doors to a handy large walk-in cloak cupboard with coat hooks & hanging rail, and also housing the electric meters etc., and the hall.


On entering the hall which has wood laminate flooring, there is a carpeted stair to the first floor with useful built-in cupboard below, and a utility room to the left, whilst to the right is a passage leading to three bedrooms and a bathroom, the passage receiving borrowed light from the hall thanks to a full-height glazed panel next to the door, and having a built-in shelved linen cupboard, wall lighting. Two radiators.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 4.1m x 3.85 at widest points into bay) (13'6" x 12'8") Bright master bedroom thanks to a large south-facing bay window which allows for a view to Bressay Lighthouse in the distance. Two built-in wardrobes both with fitted shelving and a hanging rail provide lots of clothes space and there is a fitted carpet, TV & telephone points, and a radiator. Door to:-

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 2.2m x 1.8m at widest points) (7'2" x 6') Comprising a white WC and wash hand basin plus a wet-wall lined corner shower enclosure with "Triton" shower and glazed screen / door. Electric underfloor heating is provided below the tiled floor, this being supplemented by a heated towel rail / radiator supplied by the central heating system. Ceiling spotlight fitting, window blind, usual bathroom fitments including the mirror cabinet included.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 2.9m x 2.9m) (9'7" x 9'6") East-facing double bedroom with built-in double wardrobe again with fitted shelving and hanging rail, wood laminate flooring & radiator.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.6m x 2.95m) (11'10" x 9'8") Another east-facing double room, again with a built-in double wardrobe with shelving & hanging rail, wood laminate flooring & radiator.


(Approx. 2.9m x 2m) (9'7" x 6'6") Good-sized family bathroom comprising a white three piece suite including a double ended bath, plus a wet-wall lined shower enclosure again with 'Triton' shower and glazed screen / door. Tiled splashback to the bath and w.h.b., fitted cupboard at the end of the bath, window blind and usual bathroom fitments included. Again there is underfloor heating below the tiled floor and a towel rail / radiator.

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.35m x 2.05m + 1.5m x 1.2m) (7'9" x 6'8" + 4'10 x 4') Back off the hall is a utility room with fitted worktop with inset sink and cupboard space below, and space for a washing machine (new in 2017) and condenser tumble dryer both of which are included in the sale. Central heating boiler, shelved recess, tiled floor, ceiling spotlight fitting, radiator & double glazed back door. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to a floored and lined loft space which provides additional storage space and also houses the water tank which is also fitted with an immersion heater.

On the First Floor:-


The carpeted stair from the hall which is lit by a window to the half-landing, leads up to the first floor landing, a lovely bright space thanks to the window over the stairs, a Velux roof light and a glazed door to a south / west facing balcony which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the fine view over Sound generally to the sea. Fitted carpet, wall light & radiator. Doors to the kitchen, sittingroom & a shower room. All the doors in the central stairwell areas on each of the three floors are self closing, fire protection doors.

Kitchen / Living / Dining Room

One of the doors from the landing opens to the north-facing kitchen which is open-plan to the spacious east-facing living / dining room which in turn has glazed double doors leading to the main sittingroom. The fitted units to the kitchen which has a tiled floor, measures approx. 3.6m x 3.15m (11'9" x 10'4"), and is separated from the living / dining room by a breakfast bar, include a range of integral appliances including a double electric oven / grill, gas hob with cooker hood over, plus a concealed fridge / freezer & dishwasher, both replaced within the past couple of years. Also inset 1½ bowl sink, wine rack, glazed cabinet with integral spotlighting and attractively tiled splashbacks. A built-in pantry cupboard provides additonal storage space and heating is provided by a plinth level fan heater as well as a radiator to the living / dining room, this area measuring approx. 7.5m x 2.95m (24'8" x 9'8") and benefitting from lots of natural light thanks to two windows facing east including a full-height window enjoying a fine view north-east over to the Clickimin and beyond as far as the Out Skerries in the far distance. Recessed ceiling spotlighting controlled by two dimmer switches, & TV point.


(Approx. 6m x 3.5m extending to 4.4m into bay) (19'8" x 11’5” / 14'6”) Double doors from the living / dining room lead through to the sittingroom, a generously proportioned, particularly bright space with a floor-to-ceiling bay window facing south and enjoying fine views past the house opposite to the sea and to the south end of Bressay and as far as Mousa Isle in the distance. Again recessed spotlighting is controlled by two dimmer switches and there are two TV points, a fitted carpet & radiator. A second door leads back through to the hall.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.45m x 1.75m at widest points) (8' x 5'9") With white WC and wash hand basin, plus wet-wall lined corner shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Tiled floor, radiator, usual fitments including bathroom cabinet included.

On the Second Floor:-

Bedroom 4

(Overall approx. 11.1m x 3.95m including stairwell) (36'4" x 13') A carpeted stair from the first floor landing lit by a wall light and with a display shelf to one side, leads up to the top floor where a door opens to a single large space currently used as an extra living room and office but which could be used as a bedroom, although the house was built with permission for two bedrooms on this floor so this room could be easily sub-divided to create an extra fifth bedroom if required. The room has gable windows at either end, the south-facing window enjoying a spectacular view to the sea, the rear window looking out over the hill behind the house. Fitted carpet, two radiators & access to a floored and lined eaves storage space over the stairs.



The property sits in a well-kept, low maintenance site, the tarred parking area which leads up to the house & garage being flanked by chipped areas along the roadside. A ramp leads around the side of the house to the utility room to the rear where there is a cold water tap outside the back door. A strip of lawn runs around the north and east sides of the house and back around to the front where there is a rotary clothes dryer.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band F. 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 (70)

Property Location

To reach the property approaching from the centre of Lerwick, take the south road out of Lerwick and cross over the roundabout by Sound Primary School. Take the first right into Upper Baila and continue right to the top of the hill; No. 18 is on the right at the end of the road.

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