49 & 49a King Harald Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0EQ

Key Details

Reception Rooms:

2 + 1


4 + 2


1 + 1

Energy Efficiency:

49 - F (36); 49a E (46)




No. 49: Sittingroom, dining room, kitchen, three double bedrooms, box bedroom 4, bathroom, toilet, utility room, hall / landing & vestibule. No. 49a: Living room, kitchenette, two double bedrooms, shower room & hallway. Outbuilding.


Three / four bedroom, stone-built, semi-detached property with a separate, self-contained two bedroom cottage set up as a self-catering unit and therefore offering a useful income source, but which would also suit use by a dependent relative, in very sought-after, central Lerwick location within walking distance of amenities.

Overlooking the bowling green, tennis court and King George V Park, the house provides a great vantage point from which to enjoy Lerwick's spectacular Up Helly Aa procession.

The accommodation in the main house comprises two reception rooms including a bay windowed sittingroom with working open fire, a kitchen, three double bedrooms, a fourth box bedroom, bathroom, separate toilet & utility room.

The cottage comprises a living room, kitchenette, shower room & two double bedrooms.

A large outbuilding to the rear of the house could potentially provide the basis for extending the house, any alterations being subject to any consents required.


49 King Harald Street

The accommodation in the house comprises a bay-windowed sittingroom, separate dining room, kitchen, toilet & utility room on the ground floor, two double bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, and a further double bedroom with large box room off, and a box bedroom on the second floor. Heating is by storage / panel heaters supplemented by the open fire in the sittingroom.

Some updating would be beneficial which is reflected in the price, but nonetheless the property offers comfortable family accommodation with some period features in a desirable area close to amenities, with the added benefit of the separate cottage.

On the Ground Floor:-


With inner door with fan light to the hall.


Carpeted hall with doors to the two reception rooms and stair to the first floor with cupboard space below. At the end of the hall, up a few steps is a wood-lined passage leading to a toilet and the kitchen.


(Approx. 4.25m x 4.25m + bay) (14' x 14') Good-sized room with a large bay window with original paneling around it, to King Harald Street. Heating is provided by storage heater or a working open fire set in a stone-faced surround which provides space for a TV etc. to one side and a display shelf and shelved recess to the other. Centre light and matching wall lighting.

Dining Room

(Approx. 3.75m x 3.65m) (12'3" x 12') Handy second reception room with window looking out over the back garden, & wood laminate flooring. Could be used as a ground floor bedroom. Storage heater.


(Approx. 1.35m x 1.2m at widest points) (4'6" x 4') With white WC & wash hand basin with fitted cupboard space below. Tile effect laminate flooring.

Kitchen / Diner

(Generally approx. 3.65m x 2.8m) (12' x 9'3") Situated at the end of the hall the kitchen / diner which leads through to the utility room, has a double window to the side of the house with window seat below, the small table & chairs in front of it being included in the sale. Run of fitted units with tiled splashbacks including an inset 1½ bowl sink, cooker hood and plumbing for a dishwasher which will be included in the sale along with the free-standing cooker & fridge. Worktop lighting & spotlighting over the dining area, tile effect laminate flooring & storage heater. Door to:-

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.85m x 1.75m) (9'5" x 5'9") With further fitted cupboards and worktop with inset sink and plumbing for a washing machine below (appliance not included). Tile effect laminate flooring matching that in the kitchen and double glazed back door to the garden.

On the First Floor:-


The carpeted staircase which retains the original bannister and railings, leads up to a carpeted landing with built-in shelved airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, a storage heater and doors to two double bedrooms and the bathroom.


(Approx. 2.95m x 1.5m + shower) (9'9" x 5') With white three piece suite plus separate wet-wall lined shower enclosure with 'Triton' electric shower. Bathroom cabinet, heated towel rail & wall-mounted fan heater.


(Approx. 4.25m x 4.1m) (14' x 13'6") Spacious master bedroom with double window facing east and enjoying the view over the bowling green, tennis court and playing fields. The extensive fitted bedroom furniture will all be included in the sale. Wood laminate flooring & panel heater.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.7m x 3.65m (including wardrobe) (12'2" x 12') Good-sized double bedroom to the rear of the property with built-in wardrobe / dressing table, window seat with storage space below, fitted carpet & panel heater.

On the Second Floor:-


The stair which is lit by a large double glazed arched window to the rear of the house, leads up to a small landing on the top floor with doors to bedroom 3 and a box bedroom.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 3.75m x 3.6m + bay (floor area)) (12'4" x 11'9") Large, carpeted double bedroom with bay window facing east, panel heater and door to a handy box room (approx. 3.6m x 1.65m (floor area)) (11'10" x 5'7") with Velux window.

Box Bedroom 4

(Approx. 2.6m x 2m (floor area)) (8'6" x 6'7") Currently used simply for storage with extensive wall-mounted book shelving, this room used to house bunk beds. Velux window & panel heater.

49a King Harald Street

This property which is situated to the rear of the main house has been successfully operated for many years as self-catering holiday accommodation however it would equally suit use by a dependent relative or could perhaps be used as a home office, subject to any consents.

The accommodation which has its own separate electricity supply, comprises a living room with kitchenette off, two double bedrooms and a shower room. In detail the accommodation comprises:-


With tile effect laminate flooring, fitted meter cupboard, coat hooks & storage heater.

Living Room

(Approx. 3.8m x 3.65m) (12'6" x 12') East-facing, carpeted room with window to the main garden & storage heater. The sofa, two easy chairs and the small table & chairs are included in the sale along with the remaining furniture. Archway to:-


(Approx. 2.05m x 1.95m) (6'8" x 6'4") With modern fitted units including an inset sink and plumbing for a washing machine which is included in the sale along with the free-standing cooker & fridge. Laminate flooring & side window.

Shower room

(Approx. 1.95m x 1.55m + shower) (6'4" x 5') With white WC & wash hand basin plus wet-wall lined shower enclosure with 'Triton' electric shower. Wood effect laminate flooring & heated towel rail.

The two double bedrooms are both of a similar size, each having built-in wardrobe space, laminate flooring and an electric panel heater.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.45m x 2.85 at widest points inc. wardrobe) (11'4" x 9'5") To the rear of the property. One of the wardrobes houses the hot water tank.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.45m x 2.85 at widest points inc. wardrobe) (11'4" x 9'5") Facing east.


The property is accessed via shared steps from King Harald Street where there is a low wall with the original cast iron railings and gate. Steps lead up to the front door with a stepped terraced flower beds and several mature trees to the side. A path runs along the front of the house and around to the side where there is a large paved patio area leading to a rear yard with drying green, outbuilding, a geodesic domed greenhouse, and steps to the cottage.

Council Tax / Rates

The main house is 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 Shetland Island Council’s website at:


The Rateable Value for The Cottage is £1,600. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. The Council currently operates a Small Business Rates Relief Scheme.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: 49 - F (36); 49a E (46)

Property Location

The property is situated on the west side of King Harald Street between Union Street and Cockatoo Brae, three doors up from Islesburgh House. The property is situated in the Lerwick New Town Conservation Area.

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