• 3 bedrooms • living / dining room • 'East room' sun room • kitchen • shower room • detached garage, utility room & peat store / garden shed
Set in an unusually large 2.3 acre site and enjoying spectacular panoramic sea views, 'Leaside' is a highly desirable three bedroom detached house with a detached garage / utility room, quietly situated on its own away from other houses off a side road in the sparsely populated village of Levenwick in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately 17 miles from Lerwick.
Completely renovated in 2001 the house offers all the comforts of a modern home within an attractive traditional exterior, a later extension to the east adding a stunning sun room which provides the perfect place to sit and enjoy the fine views. In addition to three bedrooms and the sun room, the beautifully presented, 'walk-into', double / triple glazed accommodation also includes an attractive living / dining room with kitchen off, and shower room.
A tarred driveway leads down to a parking area outside the house which is surrounded by a sweeping expanse of lawn. The garage outbuilding also includes a utility room & peat store / garden shed.
This is an exceptional property; viewing is essential to fully appreciate its situation and the views.
'Leaside' is situated on a quiet side road off the Levenwick loop road, the village of Levenwick being an attractive, sparsely populated rural location on the east side of the South Mainland of Shetland approximately 17 miles from Lerwick. In the village within walking distance of the house is a small local shop and doctor's surgery whilst slightly further afield is a lovely sandy beach. Further amenities are however available at Sandwick (approx. 5 miles) to the north where there is a Junior High School (nursery, primary & secondary schooling), another shop and also the South Mainland swimming pool, Bigton to the west (another shop), or Dunrossness to the south.
The property was completely renovated by the current owners in 2001, the original cottage having been taken right back to the stone built shell, re-built internally, and extended to the rear. At the same time the detached garage was built whilst later in 2009 the superb 'East room' sun room was added. The utility room and fuel / garden store were added to the rear of the garage in 2015. The size of the site is such that there is plenty of scope for further extending the property if desired, subject to the usual consents.
Windows in the original house are double glazed; those in the sun room are triple glazed, whilst heating is by electric storage / panel heaters. Hot water is provided by a 'Heatrae Sadia' FBM 25 combination water tank housed in a cupboard off the landing. The interior is attractively finished with mahogany skirtings and door surrounds and pine paneled doors.
There is a satellite dish wired to the living room, and telephone points in the kitchen, 'East room' and bedroom 3 / office.
All carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the curtains & blinds, and light fittings will be included in the sale along with the white goods. All the furniture is available by separate negotiation.
On the Ground Floor:-
Vestibule / Lobby
Entry is around to the front (sea) side of the house where the front door opens to a vestibule with half-glazed inner door leading to a further lobby with a large built-in cupboard providing space for coats and shelving for boots etc., and vinyl flooring throughout. Glazed doors to either side lead to the 'East room' (sun room) and the living / dining room.
(Approx. 3.7m x 3.2m) (12'" x 10'7") Super, triple aspect sun room with a large triple glazed window area, all the windows having roller blinds, providing a great place to sit and enjoy the stunning views out to sea. The flooring is wood laminate and heating is provided by storage heater.
Living / Dining Room
(Overall approx. 8.2m x 3.6m) (26'10" x 11'10") Attractive room with living area with kitchen off, to the right, and dining area to the left, the whole space being carpeted and having lots of natural light thanks to windows to the front & rear to both living and dining areas, all the windows having blinds or curtains, the dining area also have a small feature window to the south gable wall. A cast iron stove set on a tiled hearth in the living area provides an attractive focal point and a cosy heat source although there are also two storage heaters.
(Approx. 2.35m x 2.05m) (7'9" x 6'8") Situated to the rear of the living area, the kitchen which has a north-facing window with blind, has fitted units including an inset sink, the free-standing cooker, fridge & dishwasher all being included in the sale. At the rear a glazed door leads to a small lobby with built-in larder cupboard providing additional storage space and also housing the fuse boxes, meter & generator point, and door to the shower room.
(Approx. 1.95m x 1.9m) (6'5" x 6'3") Comprising a tiled shower enclosure with 'Mira' electric shower and glazed screen / door plus a white WC and wash hand basin. The mirror and glass shelving and bathroom cabinet will be included in the sale. Venetian blind at the window & storage heater.
On the First Floor:-
The carpeted stair with storage cupboard under, leads up from the living / dining room to a carpeted landing with doors to the three bedrooms and a handy built-in cupboard which provides extra storage space and also houses the water tank.
The two double bedrooms, both carpeted, have dormer windows enjoying the stunning view to the sea to the east, whilst the single bedroom which could also alternatively be used as an office, has a window facing west. Both the double bedrooms have a large built-in wardrobe fitted with shelving and a hanging rail, all the bedrooms have a panel heater.TV point.
(Approx. 3.6m x 2.9m (floor area)) (11'10" x 9'7") With shelving either side of the original chimney breast providing space for TV or books etc. TV point.
(Approx. 3.6m x 3m (floor area)) (11'10" x 9'10") With shelved recess for books etc.
Bedroom 3 / Office
(Approx. 4.15m x 1.95m (floor area)) (13'8" x 6'6") This good-sized single room could also be used as an office as it is fitted with a telephone points for a computer use etc. TV point.
The property sits in an unusually large garden which is estimated to extend to around 2.3 acres or thereby, a stone dyke forming the boundary to the roadside where a gate opens to a tarred drive which winds its way down to a large gravel parking area between the house and the detached garage.
A sweeping expanse of lawn surrounds the house and includes a drying green to the north. A timber deck outside the front door provides a great place to sit and enjoy the fine views, whilst behind the house is a large walled enclosure extensively planted with a variety of shrubs and plants.
The detached block-built garage which measures approximately 6m x 4.4m (19'9" x 14'6") has garage doors, a separate side door and window, worktop along one wall with sink unit with cold water supply, power & lighting. Attached to the rear is a further outbuilding sub-divided into two separate spaces each with its own door, one a fully lined utility room / store (approx. 2.9m x 2.45m (9'7" x 8')) with fitted floor & wall units including a sink and plumbing for a washing machine which is included in the sale, plus space for a fridge / freezer which is included in the sale, the other a peat store / garden shed (approx. 2.55m x 2.5m (8'4" x 8'2")).
Understood to currently be Band C. 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 (56)
To reach 'Leaside' take the loop road through Levenwick, taking the South Punds junction (by a bus stop) towards the south end of the village. The gated access to 'Leaside' is immediately on the left.
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