• 3 bedrooms • 2 reception rooms • Kitchen • 2 bath / shower rooms • double garage / store, greenhouse / potting shed, workshop & boat shed
Set in an unusually large 0.6 acre site at the end of a side road on the island of Trondra (linked to mainland Shetland by a fixed bridge) yet still only 6 miles from Lerwick and all its amenities, 'Kalandseid' is a three bedroom / two reception room, single storey, detached house with a double garage and a substantial detached workshop & boat shed, enjoying a westerly aspect and outstanding views to the island of Hildasay and the west mainland of Shetland in the distance, the location providing an excellent vantage point from which to observe boats entering Scalloway Harbour.
New triple glazed windows have been fitted and the house has been re-harled in recent years however internally some modernisation would be beneficial which is reflected in the price. Nonetheless the property provides a great family home benefitting from the large garden, the fantastic setting and the fine views, with the added bonus of the workshop & boat shed.
'Kalandseid' is situated right at the end of the Cauldhame side road on the island of Trondra which is connected to Mainland Shetland via a fixed bridge. A second bridge at the south end of the island connects Trondra with the neighbouring island of Burra.
Trondra itself is quite sparsely populated but does have its own village hall, however amenities are close by at either Hamnavoe on Burra to the south (approx. 3 miles), where there is a primary school and shop, or at Scalloway to the north (approx. 2½ miles), where there is another school, a swimming pool, doctors surgery and several local shops on Main Street. Lerwick, just 6 miles to the east, is also within easy reach. There is a small beach at the bottom of the garden.
Work carried out to the property in recent years has included new triple glazed uPVC windows to the main part of the house (excluding the porch & garage) which has also been re-harled, however internally it would benefit from modernisation, in particular the bathroom and shower room, and perhaps the kitchen which is reflected in the price.
Central heating is provided either by a radiator system supplied by the solid-fuel stove in the sitting room, or by storage / panel heaters.
Porch / Utility Area
Access to the property is via a single glazed porch which links the house to the garage, the inner door to the house opening to a utility area with space for coats etc., a tiled floor and doors through to the hall and kitchen. Plumbing for a washing machine (appliance included although no warranty will be given)
'L'-shaped hall with door left to the kitchen and passage ahead to the sittingroom and a porch / lobby area to the front of the house with full-height uPVC door opening to a west-facing deck and the garden. Three built-in cupboards provide handy storage space whilst a hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to further storage space in the loft which is floored down the centre. To the right are the three bedrooms, the bathroom & shower room. Two radiators & storage heater.
(Approx. 6m x 4m) (20' x 13'4") Generously proportioned room with a wide triple window to the front making the most of the fantastic views to the north-west, a second window facing south-west. One wall is lined with painted 'V'-lining around a fireplace surround with slate hearth and a solid-fuel stove which supplies the central heating radiators throughout the house, the room also having a storage heater as an alternative heat source. A recess provides space for a desk / computer etc. Stripped floorboards. Door to:-
(Approx. 3.55m x 2.75m) (11'8" x 9') Another dual-aspect room this time with windows to the south-west & south-east, and again stripped floorboards. Radiator & storage heater; further door leading back through to the kitchen.
(Approx. 3.7m x 3.6m at widest points) (12' x 11'9") South-east facing kitchen with fitted units including an integral oven & hob with cooker hood over, plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a fridge (appliances included although no warranties will be given), sink and dresser style unit to the wall opposite. A built-in airing cupboard houses the hot water tank which is supplied either by the solid-fuel stove in the sittingroom or an electric immersion. A second door from the kitchen leads back through to the utility area.
Back off the hall the remaining accommodation comprises:-
(Overall approx. 3.95m x 2.65m including wardrobe) (13' x 8'9") South-west-facing single room enjoying the fine view of the harbour approach, with fitted wardrobe recess and extensive fitted book shelving along one wall. Wood laminate flooring, radiator & storage heater.
(Approx. 4.1m x 3.15m) (13'5" x 10'4") South-west facing master bedroom again enjoying the views, with built-in double wardrobe, radiator & storage heater.
(Approx. 3.85m x 2.7m) (12'8" x 9') South-east facing double room with built-in double wardrobe, laminate flooring & storage heater.
(Approx. 2.5m x 1.7m) (8'3" x 5'7") With bath with electric shower over, WC & wash hand basin. Radiator.
(Approx. 2.5m x 1.45m + shower) (8'3" x 4'9") With shower enclosure with electric shower, WC & wash hand basin.
The property sits in an unusually large well-established site which is estimated to extend to around 0.6 acres or thereby. Entry is via a short driveway which leads up to the double garage, a path the right of the garage leading to the porch. A mature lawn sweeps around the south-west side of the house where there is a timber deck which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the fantastic views.
On the east side of the house is the detached workshop and boat shed whilst behind the house is a further area of garden bordered by a stone dyke, which is sub-divided into several smaller enclosures comprising various lawned areas, established trees, shrubs and planting, the area next to the garage comprising two vegetable plots and a detached potting shed / greenhouse with power & water. The area along the south boundary has been planted with a variety of trees and shrubs, by now well-established.
The triangular area of ground beyond the main garden area on the sea side, is also included in the sale.
Double Garage /Store / Workshop
The double garage (approx. 5.75m x 5.6m) (18'10" x 18'4") has twin 'up & over' garage doors, one with an electric remote control, and double glazed uPVC windows to either side. At the rear is a lined out store / workshop (approx. 5.45m x 2.55m) (17'10" x 8'6") with uPVC double glazed windows, fitted kitchen units along one wall, power & lighting, with door to the porch which links the garage to the house.
Detached Workshop / Boat Shed
(Approx. 5.7m x 11.5m at longest point) (18'8" x 37'9") Substantial lined out workshop which was completed in 2007, with its own power supply, fitted worktop and shelf units along one wall, and run of double glazed windows looking out to the sea. It provides a great workshop or hobby space or alternatively could perhaps be used as an office or simply for storage. Heating is provided by a sawdust drum fire or electric underfloor heating. All the wood working equipment is available by separate negotiation failing which it will be removed prior to sale.
The boat shed (approx. 9.65m x 5.7m) (31'8" x 18'9") at the far end has double doors at one end opening to a hard standing area outside, and again it has power & lighting.
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 (55)
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