2 reception rooms; 3 bedrooms; breakfasting kitchen; 2 bath / shower rooms; double garage/ workshop.
Set in an elevated position 'Norcrest' is an exceptionally spacious and upgraded detached house set in an established garden and enjoying the most spectacular views over Weisdale Voe to the west and the Loch of Strom to the east.
Do not be fooled by the unassuming exterior of this house which has been extensively refurbished inside, creating a lovely, very contemporary interior, there is potential for a cosmetic upgrade of the exterior if a modern look is preferred by the new owners.
Following internal refurbishment the very flexible accommodation now comprises two large reception rooms, one could be converted back into a fourth bedroom if required, a superb re-fitted breakfasting kitchen, three large double bedrooms and two bath / shower rooms, the fabulous main bathroom being a particular feature. The accommodation is presented in excellent order with unifying wood laminate flooring throughout the ground floor, carpeting upstairs, and 'Aqua-Step' flooring to the bathroom & shower room. Also included is a detached double garage / workshop.
Viewing is essential to fully appreciate the stunning views from this house, and also the beautifully presented interior.
'Norcrest' is situated in an elevated position in the popular Whiteness area on the west coast of Shetland just nine miles from Lerwick. The house is conveniently situated right next to the local shop, Anderson's butchers & licensed grocers, whilst a mile further along the road is the location of the local primary school where there is also a community hall, youth club, snooker club and football pitch. About a mile further on past the school is a second local shop at Weisdale which also sells fuel.
Windows in the property are double glazed and central heating is provided by an external 'Grant Vortex Pro' oil-fired condensing boiler which supplies radiators throughout the house, and also hot water.
The sale will include all carpets and other fitted floor coverings, the curtains and blinds, & light fittings.
On the Ground Floor:-
Entry to the property is via a large double glazed sun porch (approx. 4.3m x 1.8m) (14' x 6') to the south side of the house which overlooks the front garden and has a hardwood front door, tiled window shelf for plants etc., plenty of space for coats and a glazed inner door to the hall.
Large 'T'-shaped hall with wood laminate flooring which extends throughout the whole of the ground floor. On the right as you enter is the carpeted stair to the first floor and a handy built-in cupboard housing the fuse boxes etc.; ahead a wide passageway (approx. 7.95m x 1.8m) (26' x 6') to either side leads to the remaining ground floor rooms. A further under-stairs cupboard has plumbing for a washing machine (appliance not included). Telephone point.
(Approx. 4.8m x 4.15m at widest points) (15'8" x 13'8") This light and airy dual-aspect room, both windows having roman blinds, was attractively re-fitted at the end of 2016 with contrasting oxford blue and taupe doored units set off by wood effect worktops and up stands to the main run of units, and a quartz worktop to the island breakfasting unit which incorporates an integral induction hob and is lit by twin pendant light fittings with glass shades over. It also has a power point for small appliances. The main run of units which are lit by recessed ceiling spotlighting, incorporates an integral 'Neff' combi oven, separate oven / microwave with warming drawer below, concealed fridge / freezer and dishwasher, whilst the inset double bowl sink has a 'Quooker' mixer tap dispensing instant boiling water. Wood laminate flooring & telephone point.
(Approx. 6m x 4.1m) (19'8" x 13'6") A wide archway from the dining room leads through to the sittingroom, another spacious room, again with lots of natural light thanks to the dual aspect, with a window to the side plus a large picture window to the north enjoying the stunning view over the voe and the loch. Again the flooring is wood laminate. Satellite TV connection & telephone point. A part glazed door leads back to the hall.
(Approx. 4.1m x 3.55m) (13'6" x 11'7") A further wide archway from the sittingroom leads to the separate dining room, again a good-sized room also enjoying the fine view north, the whole space being unified by the same laminate flooring and matching curtains throughout. This room was originally a bedroom and as it already has its own separate access from the hall; it could be converted back to a bedroom if required by simply blocking up the archway.
(Approx. 4.1m x 4.1m) (13'6" x 13'6") Generously apportioned double bedroom again facing north and enjoying the view, with the same laminate flooring as the hall, and lighting provided by a centre light and twin lights over the bed space.
(Approx. 4.15m x 3.55m at widest points) (13'7" x 11'8") 'L'-shaped double room facing south with wood laminate flooring and curtains at the window.
(Approx. 2.25m x 2m) (7'4" x 6'7") Comprising a contemporary white WC & wash hand basis plus a shower enclosure tiled with black 'brick' tiles with 'Aurajet' halo shower and glazed screen / door. Window blind, ladder style heated towel rail, recessed spotlighting & 'Aqua-Step' waterproof tile effect laminate flooring.
On the First Floor:-
(Overall approx. 6.05m x 3.45m at widest points (floor area)) (19'10" x 11'3") The carpeted stair which is lit by a large Velux window over, leads up to a large open landing space on the first floor which leads to the master bedroom and the main bathroom, and has plenty of space for a living / play area and a study area presently used as a dressing area. The whole space is carpeted and lit by a Velux window with integral blackout blind to the north. A substantial built-in wardrobe / cupboard with sliding mirror doors provides lots of storage space, further storage being available in the eaves space.
(Approx. 5m x 4.2m (floor area)) (16'6" x 13'10") Accessed via double doors from the landing area, this very generously proportioned master bedroom has an east-facing window enjoying the lovely view over to the Loch of Strom. It has a fitted carpet, a telephone point and a built-in cupboard housing the 'Ultrasteel' hot water tank.
(Overall approx. 5.5m x 2.1m extending to 4.2mm at widest point (floor area)) (18'2" x 6'10" / 13'10") Aside from the views from the house, undoubtedly one of the main features of the house is the stunning, very spacious main bathroom which has a real 'wow' factor. Not only does the room enjoy a beautiful, unspoilt view westwards over Weisdale Voe (you cannot see any other houses unless you look sideways right up to the head of the voe in the far distance), it is fitted out to a high standard including a fabulous freestanding double ended bath complete with centrally positioned freestanding mixer tap & shower fitting, a separate walk-in, wet-wall lined shower again with 'Aurajet' halo shower & glazed screen / door and fitted glass shelving to one side for toiletries etc., a wall-hung WC with concealed cistern, plus a large wash hand basin with 'waterfall' mixer tap set on a wall-hung drawer unit with large mirror / light over. Like the downstairs shower room, waterproof 'Aqua-Step' laminate flooring is laid throughout, this time in slate effect. Lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights, roman blind at the gable window and further Velux.
Accessed via a track shared with one other house and the neighbouring crofter, the house sits in a well-established walled site with lawns bordered by established planting around the perimeter to the south, east and north sides of the house. South-facing patio area behind the porch, and rotary clothes dryer.
Also included in the sale is a substantial double garage / workshop (approx. 6.65m x 5.95m) (21'10" x 19'6") with twin 'up & over' garage doors, windows to three sides, inspection pit, work bench, power & water.
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 Efficiency Rating: D (56)
The shared access track to the property is situated immediately to the north of Anderson's shop by the otter sign. The track leads up to two properties; 'Norcrest' being on the right. The track is quite steep however the reward is the spectacular elevated views at the top.
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