• 3 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • bathroom utility room • large detached shed / potential studio flat / garage
Good-sized, three bedroom, single storey detached property set in a large, well-established garden at the south end of Brae, with amenities including the High School, leisure centre and Co-op within easy reach, and Lerwick (approx. 22 miles) within easy commuting distance by car or by bus.
In addition to three double bedrooms, the double glazed accommodation which has central heating provided by an air source heat pump, also includes a large living room, spacious kitchen / dining room with utility room off, plus a family bathroom with bath and separate shower.
The ¼ acre plus site provides a large garden area and ample parking. There is also a garden shed plus a substantial detached outbuilding originally built as a garage, which has planning permission for conversion to a studio apartment which would be ideal for holiday accommodation or guest / 'granny' annex use, although the garage door could easily be re-instated if required.
'Bonnerton' is situated at the very southern end of the village of Brae, the main population centre for the North Mainland of Shetland, and the location of the area's main amenities situated in the centre of Brae only ¾ mile from the house, these including the High School (nursery, primary and secondary schooling), a superb leisure centre & swimming pool, a small Co-op supermarket and health centre with dental suite. There are a couple of garages, a small DIY shop, a couple of hotels and an award winning Fish & Chip shop.
The location means the property it is well placed for access to major Shetland employers in the area including Sullom Voe Oil Terminal and the 'Total' Gas Plant. The main road north which runs through Brae, also puts Lerwick within easy commuting distance by car or by bus.
Built c.2000 of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction with a concrete tile roof, the house is double glazed and benefits from central heating provided by a 'Panasonic' air source heat pump which supplies ceiling-mounted units in the hall and kitchen, and a wall-mounted unit in the living room. Hot water is provided by a mains pressure 'Albion Ultrasteel' tank in the airing cupboard off the hall. There is a satellite dish with connections to the living room, kitchen and also the shed, plus telephone points in the kitchen and main bedroom
The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the curtains & blinds, and light fittings. The freestanding white goods and some of the furniture are available by separate negotiation.
With tiled floor and half-glazed door to the hall.
Laid with wood effect laminate flooring which extends into the living room, the hall has doors to all rooms plus a large built-in airing cupboard with shelving for linens etc.
(Approx. 5.25m x 3.9m) (17'3" x 12'9") Good-sized room accessed by a glazed door from the hall, with south-facing window enjoying a view of the voe between the houses opposite. Two dimmer switches control the centre light and matching wall lighting.
Kitchen / Dining Room
(Approx. 5m x 4.2m) (16'6" x 13'9") Another spacious room with windows to the side and rear, space for a table & chairs and ample fitted units incorporating an integral gas hob with cooker hood over, double oven and concealed dishwasher, plus a breakfast bar separating the kitchen area from the dining area. The 'American' style fridge / freezer is available by separate negotiation. Inset 1½ bowl sink & corner carousel. Lighting to the kitchen is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights, the dining area has a pendant light fitting and a couple of wall lights. Bleached wood effect laminate flooring. Door to:-
(Approx. 2.9m x 1.9m) (9'6" x 6'3") With further fitted units providing plenty of additional storage and also including a second sink. Plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer (appliances available by separate negotiation), tiled floor and door to the back garden.
(Approx. 3.9m x 2.25m) (12'9" x 7'6") Large family bathroom with three piece suite and separate shower, the WC and wash hand basin set in extensive fitted units which provide lots of handy storage with a large mirror over the basin, the bath being double ended with a central mixer tap. Tiled floor and heated towel rail / radiator.
(Approx. 3.9m x 3.9m) (12'9" x 12'9") Generously proportioned, carpeted master bedroom to the rear of the house, with built-in wardrobe with shelving & hanging rail.
(Approx. 3.9m x 3.2m at widest points) (12'9" x 10'6") Another good-sized room, this time to the front, again with a built-in wardrobe as bedroom 1. Fitted carpet.
(Approx. 3.9m x 2.65m) (12'9" x 8'9") Third double, also carpeted and to the front of the house. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to storage space in the partially floored loft.
The property sits in a good-sized, well-established site which is estimated to extend to over ¼ acre and is enclosed by a wooden picket fence. A large graveled area between the shed and the house provides plenty of parking and there are mature lawns to the front and rear, the back garden having a variety of mature plants and shrubs. Wooden garden shed (approx. 3m x 2m) (9'10" x 6'6") with power & water, and drying green.
The large detached outbuilding was originally built as a garage with a large loft space over accessed by a fixed stair, however planning permission (ref: 2013/433) was obtained for conversion to a studio flat and some work has already been carried out including replacing the garage door with a window and the provision of water and drainage connections to the building, however the work is at a very early stage and it would be simple to reinstate the garage door if required.
The proposed works would have created a single storey studio apartment comprising a hall area, open-plan kitchen / living / sleeping area, and shower room, with a hatch to the large loft space above. As it stands at present the ground floor is a single large space measuring overall approx. 6.2m x 4.8m (20'4" x 15'8") with side entry door, double glazed windows to the east & south, the space already having been lined and insulated when built as a garage. The original stair (minus the first couple of steps) to the loft space remains, the loft being lined and insulated (like the space below) and having double glazed windows to both gable walls, laminate flooring and ample power points. This space which you can easily stand up in in the centre, would make a great hobby space or could simply be used for storage.
If the studio flat conversion was completed it would be ideal guest or granny annex accommodation, or could be let out, perhaps for holiday / airbnb use providing a useful source of income. Alternatively it might be possible to convert it into a home office subject to any consents required.
Understood to currently be Band D. 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)
The property is situated at the very southern end of Brae. On the approach to Brae you will see a small group of six houses on the left served by a tarred access track. 'Bonnerton' is the first property in on the right.
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