Flat 7, Chapel House, Mounthooly Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0BJ

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

C (72)




• 2 double bedrooms • living room • kitchen / diner • 2 shower rooms (one en-suite)


Spacious, two bedroom / two shower room, ground floor flat in great, very central location right in the heart of the Lerwick Lanes Conservation Area, a stone's throw from the Market Cross / Commercial Street and the small boat harbour.

The flat forms part of Chapel House which was restored in 2003, the imaginative conversion providing nine flats, Flat 7 sharing a courtyard and access with two other flats to the rear (south side) of the building. In addition to the two bedrooms, both good-sized doubles, and two shower rooms, the accommodation also includes a generously proportioned living room and a kitchen / diner with appliances included.

Windows are double glazed 'sash and case' units in keeping with the character of the original building, and heating is provided by electric storage / panel heaters.

The flat should have good letting potential, the location being ideal for a rental property, or it would also make a great first time buy or Lerwick base.

General Information

7 Chapel House is situated at the top of Mounthooly Street in the Lerwick Lanes Conservation Area in the heart of the Old Town area of Lerwick, just a stone's throw from the Market Cross and Commercial Street, with shops, restaurants etc. close at hand.

The property forms part of 'Chapel House' which was imaginatively converted into nine flats in 2003. The main part of the building is understood to date from the 1820's with the later front 'Main Hall' added in the 1890's. The building has had a number of uses in the past including as the venue for Shetland's main dance hall 'The Planet', later as a restaurant and as a complex of shops & offices.

Refurbishment of this historic property involved major works to the fabric of the building which was taken right back to the basic structure; the works also including new conservation style sash & case hardwood double glazed windows. A block insurance policy covers all the flats in the building and the owners pay a small annual charge for communal costs.

The property is being sold with all fixed floorcoverings, curtains & blinds included along with the fridge & washing machine / tumble dryer. The contents and furniture are available by separate negotiation


Lobby / Hallway

The flat is situated in the rear part of the building which comprises three flats all accessed via a south-facing courtyard with high fence and gate to Mounthooly Street Lane, and a shared entrance, Flat 7 being on the lower ground floor to the right, the door to the flat opening to a lobby with built-in cupboard housing the meters etc., vinyl flooring and an inner door to a hallway with doors to the living room, two bedrooms and a shower room, vinyl flooring & storage heater.  Off the passage to bedroom 2 is a built-in utility cupboard housing the 'Megaflo' water tank and a washing machine and tumble dryer, both of which are available by separate negotiation.

Living Room

(Approx. 5.2m x 4.95m at widest points) (17' x 16'3") Very spacious room with window to the lane and steps up to the kitchen, wood effect laminate flooring, wall lighting, TV & telephone points, & storage / convector heater.

Kitchen / Diner

(Approx. 4.75m x 3.15m) (15'7" x 10'3") Bright space with a floor-to-ceiling window to the dining area looking out to the lane plus a second window to the kitchen area looking out to the courtyard. Fitted units provide ample cupboard & worktop space and include an integral oven & hob with tiled splashback and stainless steel cooker hood over, plus a 1&½ bowl sink. Worktop lights, wood effect laminate flooring & panel heater.

Back off the hallway the remaining accommodation comprises:-

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.65m x 2.95m) (12' x 10'2") Good-sized double bedroom with wood effect laminate fitted carpet, wall lighting, TV & telephone points & storage heater.

Shower Room

(Approx. 2.4m x 1.95m at widest points) (7'10" x 6'5") With white WC & wash hand basin plus wet-wall lined shower enclosure with 'Triton' combi shower & glazed screen / door. Vinyl flooring, mirror & light / shaver socket over the w.h.b., and heated towel rail / radiator.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 3.9m x 3.15m) (12'9" x 10'4") Second, larger double bedroom this time with an en-suite, with two windows to the courtyard area, fitted carpet, wall lighting, TV & telephone points, & storage heater.Door to:-

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 1.55m x 1.4m) (5'2" x 4'7"). Again with white WC and wash hand basin plus wet-wall lined shower enclosure with 'Triton' combi shower & glazed screen / door. Vinyl flooring, mirror / shaver point over the w.h.b. & bathroom cabinet.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: C (72)

Property Location

Chapel House is situated at the top of Mounthooly Street which runs up from the Market Cross between the Tourist Board offices and Miller Opticians. The flat is accessed via a courtyard to the rear of the building, the entrance to which is from Mounthooly Street Lane which runs up the right hand side of the building

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