Mousa, 14 Burgh Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0LB

Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

F (36)

Council Tax:

Band E




Sittingroom, dining room, kitchen, two double bedrooms, bathroom, toilet, en-suite shower room, inner hallway / reading room, hall & workshop / studio.


Single storey, detached house set in a large, well-established, attractively landscaped garden with a number of mature trees, in a very secluded position away from traffic in a small cul-de-sac off Burgh Road, a convenient central location close to Bells Brae school, the health centre and hospital, and within reasonable walking distance of Commercial Street.

The original property was built in the 1960's of cavity blockwork construction with stone detailing. The accommodation comprises a very spacious 26' sittingroom, separate dining room, kitchen, two double bedrooms one with en-suite wet room style shower room, a bathroom & separate WC, inner hallway / reading room plus a large integral workshop / studio which could potentially provide space for extending the property subject to the usual consents. Heating is by electric storage / panel heaters.

The interior which has a very individual style, would benefit from modernisation but nonetheless the property provides good-sized accommodation all on the one level (perfect for downsizers) in a great location within reach of amenities, with the added benefit of a southerly aspect and the delightful garden.



A glazed front door with etched glass side panels depicting Mousa Broch opens to a wide, part-wood lined hall with door to a bedroom and an archway to an inner hallway to the left, bathroom and separate toilet ahead, and further passageway to the right to the remaining accommodation. Two storage heaters.


(Approx. 7.85m x 3.6m) (25'9" x 11'10") A glazed door from the hall opens to the very spacious sittingroom which has a large window to the front of the house and a second window to the side. The ceiling is wood-lined, the wood lining extending to cover a chimney breast housing an open fire (not tested), with display shelf to one side. Two storage heaters.

Dining Room

(Approx. 4.2m x 3.3m) (13'9" x 10'10") At the end of the hall another glazed door opens to the wood-lined dining room which benefits from a large picture window facing south and looking out over the back garden. A second window faces west. Fitted corner unit for a TV etc. with additional cupboard space above and below, separate shelved recess with additional cupboard space and also housing the meters below, further glazed cabinet, hatch to the kitchen & storage heater.


(Overall approx. 4.25m x 3m at widest points) (14' x 9'10") An archway from the passageway opens to the kitchen, a bright south-facing space thanks to a large window and glazed back door to the garden

Some fitted units including sink with double drainer, recess housing a cooker, plumbing for a dishwasher, small breakfast bar and additional built-in cupboard space, however replacement units would be beneficial. The 'beamed' ceiling adds character.

Back off the hall is one of the bedrooms, the bathroom & toilet, and an inner hallway / reading room which leads to the second bedroom and the workshop / studio:-


(Approx. 1.8m x 1.15m) (6' x 3'10") With WC and wash hand basin on fitted unit.


(Approx. 1.8m x 1.5m) (6' x 5') With bath, wash hand basin, heated towel rail & fan heater.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.9m x 3m) (12'10" x 9'10") Good-sized double bedroom to the front of the house with fitted cupboards & panel heater.

Inner Hallway / Reading Room (approx. 3.45m x 2.65m) (11'4" x 8'9") With built-in cupboard space.

Bedroom 2

(Overall approx. 4.15m x 3m at widest points) (14' x 9'10") A particularly bright room thanks to a very large window facing south again looking out over the garden, and this time enjoying a glimpse between surrounding properties to the sea, and a second window to the west. Built-in wardrobe / cupboard space, storage & panel heaters. Door to:-

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 1.95m x 0.8m) (6'4" x 2'8") With WC, wash hand basin and wet room style shower.

Workshop / Studio

(Approx. 4.15m x 3m) (14' x 9'10") Very large space to the side of the house which could perhaps form the basis for extending the property (subject to the usual consents required). Sink, workbench & storage heater. Door to the garden and hatch with pull-down ladder to the loft space.


The property is situated in a secluded position at the end of a small cul-de-sac, a gate from the roadside opening to a path to the front door with planted garden areas and several mature trees to either side. The path continues around via a gate to the side of the property to the delightful back garden, again a particularly secluded space, which is attractively laid out with a series of lawns, flower beds edged in stone, and a number of architectural features including a stone representation of Mousa Broch after which the house is named. Sheltered patio area screened by a perspex wall by the stairs from the kitchen, small lean-to greenhouse with attached store, external cold water tap, and hatch to under-floor storage area.

Council Tax

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 the Shetland Islands Council website.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: F (36)

Property Location

14 Burgh Road is situated in a small cul-de-sac on the west side of Burgh Road immediately opposite the junction with Union Street. The property is at the far end of the road on the left.

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