• 5 bedrooms including master bedroom suite with en-suite & walk-in wardrobe • 3 reception rooms • breakfasting kitchen • 2 bathrooms • utility room, garage & shed
Stunning, very spacious detached house situated off a side road in the village of Levenwick in the South Mainland of Shetland, enjoying spectacular panoramic views eastwards over open countryside towards the headland of Noness and out to sea.
Completed in 2013 to a high standard and specification, the property boasts a total gross internal floor area of approximately 286m² (including the accommodation above the garage but excluding the 58m² garage itself) which provides very comfortable, particularly light and airy, family accommodation arranged over two floors with the benefit of central heating provided by an air-to-water heat pump.
The very contemporary interior provides a huge amount of living space with a large breakfasting kitchen leading through to a family / dining room and beyond to a further living room / snug on the ground floor, plus an impressive vaulted ceiling main sittingroom with balcony upstairs.
There are two large double bedrooms downstairs and a fantastic master bedroom suite upstairs complete with en-suite bath / shower room and large walk-in wardrobe, plus a single bedroom upstairs.
Additional accommodation is provided by a large living room / bedroom with en-suite shower room over the garage.
This is a highly desirable property – viewing essential.
'2 South Punds' is situated on the upper (west) side of the South Punds side road in the particularly scenic village of Levenwick on the east side of the South Mainland area of Shetland, approximately 19 miles south of Lerwick. The property faces east taking full advantage of the spectacular views over the open countryside on the other side of the road toward the headland of Noness in the distance and out to sea.
There is a small local shop, doctor's surgery and care centre within reasonable walking distance of the house, and also slightly further afield a fine long sandy beach. Additional amenities can be found at Sandwick to the north (approximately 5 miles) where there is another shop & post office, a school, and also the South Mainland swimming pool, or at Dunrossness to the south.
Completed in 2013 of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction below a concrete tiled roof, the property is insulated to a high level and benefits from 'NorDan' double glazed windows and doors.
Central heating is provided by a 'Panasonic' air-to-water heat pump which supplies under-floor heating throughout the ground floor. A 'Warmflow' oil-fired boiler supplies central heating radiators to the upstairs floor, and also to the garage and the bedroom / living space over, although if need be the system can be switched over so that the oil boiler serves the downstairs under-floor heating also. A solid-fuel stove in the living room provides a cosy alternative heat source although given the energy efficiency of the house this is really for visual purposes. The heat pump also supplies the 250 litre 'Albion Ultrasteel' pressurised hot water tank.
A services cupboard off the hall passageway houses the points for the telephone / internet and satellite TV with Cat 5 cabling throughout the house providing satellite TV and internet access to the living spaces and bedrooms.
On the Ground Floor:-
Access to the property is via a ramped access which leads to a front door with feature glazed centre panel and full height glazed side lights either side, which opens to a lobby with tiled floor, a door to the garage to the right, a built-in cloak cupboard also housing the hot water tank, whilst to the left glazed double doors open to the hall.
On entering the hall a passageway with laminate flooring and built-in services cupboard, opens out at the far end to the main hall, a large welcoming space with a solid oak stair to the first floor straight ahead, the kitchen to the left, and two generously proportioned double bedrooms, a family bathroom and utility room to the right, the whole space having laminate flooring and recessed ceiling spotlighting.
(Approx. 4.35m x 4.15m) (14'3" x 13'7") The glazed door from the hall opens to the large kitchen, a bright space with sliding patio doors to the deck to the east enjoying the fantastic views, plus a feature picture window to the north over the sink. Units in a contemporary grey finish set off by matching wood effect worktops and matching side panels, run along one wall and include a range of integral 'Bosch' appliances including two ovens and a concealed integrated dishwasher, plus an inset sink with mixer tap. Further storage is provided by a large island unit which provides additional storage, a breakfast bar, and also houses a 'Bosch' induction hob with concealed extractor and spotlighting over plus a wine cooler fridge. The floor is tiled and lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights. A large walk-in shelved larder cupboard (approx. 1.95m x 1.4m) (6'4" x 4'6") provides yet more storage.
Family / Dining Room
(Approx. 5.8m x 4.15m) (19' x 13'6") A wide archway from the kitchen opens out into a very generously proportioned reception room, a very sociable space with dining and living areas, the dining area featuring a triple pendant light fitting. Again the room enjoys the views to the east. Ample power points are provided including a 5 amp lighting circuit. Recessed ceiling spotlighting & wood laminate flooring. Door to:-
Living Room / Snug
(Approx. 4m x 3.95m) (13'2" x 13'1") Impressive extra living space accessed via a door with feature porthole window from the family / dining room, another bright space again with sliding patio doors to the east-facing deck, a further side window to the south plus a wide picture window to the rear. A solid-fuel stove set on a concrete hearth provides a striking focal point and a cosy alternative heat source although the room has under-floor heating. Wood laminate flooring matching that in the family room.
Back off the hall the remaining ground floor accommodation comprises two similarly sized bedrooms, a bathroom & utility room. Both bedrooms are situated to the rear of the house, each having two built-in wardrobes fitted with a shelf & hanging rail, and the same laminate flooring.
(Overall approx. 4.15m x 4m inc. wardrobes) (13'7" x 13'2")
(Overall approx. 4.15m x 4m inc. wardrobes) (13'7" x 13'2")
(Approx. 2.9m x 2.85m) (9'7" x 9'6"). Great family bathroom finished to a high spec and comprising a bath set in a tiled surround, a walk-in wet room style shower, plus a WC & wash hand basin, the w.h.b. having a tiled panel & mirror behind, the tiling matching that to the floor which again benefits from the cosy underfloor heating. Heated towel rail / radiator & recessed ceiling spotlighting.
(Approx. 2.9m x 2.55m inc. cupboard) (9'6" x 8'5") Good-sized utility room with run of fitted worktops along one wall with plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer (appliances not included) and an inset sink. To the wall opposite is a handy built-in store cupboard and clothes pulley. Tiled floor and door to the garden.
On the First Floor:-
The solid oak stair from the hall, which has low level LED lighting and is lit from above by a Velux window, has access to the heating controls in a cupboard space off the half-landing. The stairs lead up to the carpeted first floor landing where there is a handy built-in cupboard, a full-height glazed door to the right opening to the main sittingroom, a single bedroom or office ahead, and a master bedroom suite to the left, these rooms being heated by a central heating radiator.
(Approx. 6.4m x 4.6m (floor area)) (21' x 15') Impressive space with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, plus a wide floor-to-ceiling triple window with centre door which opens to a covered, glass paneled balcony taking full advantage of the fantastic views, the balcony providing a great place to sit in the morning sun. Ample power points are provided along with a 5 amp lighting circuit and there are the usual points for satellite TV / internet etc.
Master Bedroom Suite
The substantial, carpeted master bedroom (approx. 4.9m x 4m (floor area)) (16' x 13') has its own en-suite bath / shower room and a very large walk-in wardrobe, the bedroom window to the rear enjoying an open view over the hill behind the house. The attractively finished en-suite (approx. 3.1m x 2.3m (floor area)) (10'3" x 7'6") has a large double ended bath inset in a tiled surround with centre mixer tap, also a wet-wall lined shower enclosure with 'Mira' shower with 'rainfall' shower head, separate handheld fitting and a glazed screen / door, plus a contemporary style WC and wash hand basin, the w.h.b. again having a slate tiled panel & mirror behind. Heating is supplied either by a central heating radiator or heated towel rail. Laminate flooring. The wardrobe (approx. 3.45m x 2.3m at widest points (floor area)) (11'3" x 7'7") has fitted shelving and hanging space, laminate flooring and a radiator.
(Approx. 3.6m x 2.7m (floor area)) (11'10" x 8'10") Single bedroom with Velux window with integral blackout blind, & wood laminate flooring. It is currently used as a gym although would make a good office particularly as there is a door to a large walk-in box room again with Velux window off, which provides lots of easily accessible storage.
The remaining accommodation comprises the garage and the en-suite bedroom over.
(Approx. 9.6m x 6.3m) (31'6" x 20'8") A door from the entrance lobby opens to the substantial lined garage which has a 3.6m wide 'up & over' garage door with electric remote control, and two double glazed side windows. It provides ample parking and workshop space with a painted concrete floor with inspection pit, power & lighting and a water supply. There is even a central heating radiator. A fitted workbench runs along one side whilst at the end a run of fitted units provides extensive storage space, room for a freezer etc., plumbing for a washing machine, and a sink with hot & cold water. A stair at the rear leads to the huge upstairs bedroom.
Bedroom / Living Room
(Approx. 8.5m x 4.7m (floor area)) (28' x 15'6") Substantial carpeted space currently used as a bed / living area with window to the east-facing gable enjoying the view and an en-suite shower room (approx. 2.6m x 2.05m at widest point (floor area)) (8'7" x 6'10") with walk-in shower, white WC & wash hand basin, a heated towel rail & vinyl flooring. The space has the potential to provide a self-contained unit perhaps for letting out or holiday lets as it was constructed to an appropriate building spec although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.
Access to the property is via a track shared with two other houses, No.2 being the one in the centre. The track leads to a loc-block paved parking area which extends along the north side of the house where there is a large detached shed (approx. 4.6m x 3.4m) (15'2" x 11'3"), and also up to the garage and the house where there is ramped access to the front door. The deck continues right along the front of the house with access via the sliding doors either from the kitchen or the living room, the deck providing a great place to sit and enjoy the fine views. A fenced lawn bordered by established perimeter planting runs along the front of the deck with further lawn / drying area to the south side.
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 Efficiency Rating: C (78)
The South Punds side road is situated off the loop road through Levenwick. Approaching from the north, take the first turn into Levenwick and follow the road past the doctor's surgery and shop. At the bus stop turn left to South Punds, '2 South Punds Park' is situated on the right just over ¼ mile from the junction.
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