Sittingroom, family room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with dressing room / nursery off, three further bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, box bedroom / office, hall & vestibule. Garage / store & outbuilding.
Rarely available, very spacious, three reception room / four bedroom period villa retaining many original features and benefiting from central heating is provided by the Lerwick District Heating system and off-street parking for three or four cars, in sought-after central Lerwick location within walking distance of Commercial Street and town centre amenities.
In addition to a main sittingroom, family room and a separate dining room, the four double bedroom accommodation in this west-facing semi-detached property also includes a large kitchen with range cooker, a beautifully re-fitted bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower, a shower room (also re-fitted), dressing room and box bedroom / office.
Windows in the property are double glazed (except where noted), most having just been replaced with new ‘sash & case’ style units.
Externally there is an enclosed front garden, garage / store, separate outbuilding and a large paved patio area.
‘Norhamlea’ is situated at the southern end of King Harald Street between the junctions with Scalloway Road & Breiwick Road, on the east side of the street and therefore enjoying a sunny westerly aspect. The location puts the property right in the centre of town in the New Town Conservation Area, within easy walking distance of Commercial Street and The Hillhead, as well as the hospital and health centre, and Bells Brae Primary School.
Breiwick Road and the sea, a short distance away at the south end of the road, leads to the Knab, a large open space with a pleasant walk around the shore.
The owners have carried out several major improvements to the property in recent years including re-roofing the rear extension, removal of an old shower room on the ground floor to create a second, large reception room, a complete refurbishment of the main bathroom including fitment of a lovely ‘period’ style suite including a roll top bath and separate shower, reconfiguration of the top floor accommodation including a new, well-appointed contemporary style shower room, and more recently, most of the windows have just been replaced with new hardwood sash and case lookalike double glazed windows in keeping with the period character of the property.
Central heating is provided throughout by the Lerwick District Heating system which makes use of hot water pumped around Lerwick through insulated underground pipes which connect into the house supplying the central heating system and hot water via a heat exchanger.
On the Ground Floor
(Approx. 1.95m x 1.8m) (6’4” x 5’11”) The main entrance to the property, with beautiful original tiled floor and original inner door and sidelights with etched glass.
(Overall approx. 5.95m x 1.95m at widest points (including stair)) (19’5” x 6’5”) Again retaining original features including the skirtings & door surrounds, cornice & ceiling arch. There are two large reception rooms to the right, whilst ahead, past a handy under-stairs cupboard with space for coats etc. & shelving, is the dining room and kitchen. Hardwearing ‘Kardean’ wood parquet effect flooring, chandelier style light fitting & wall light, telephone point & radiator. A staircase with fine original banister leads to the first floor.
(Approx. 5m x 4.25m extending to 5.45m in to bay) (16’6” x 13’10” / 17’10”) Generously proportioned, bright room benefiting from a dual-aspect with large bay window to the west overlooking King Harald Street, plus a second window with wooden venetian blind to the south. Again original features remain including a finely detailed cornice, ceiling rose, skirtings & picture rail. An impressive fireplace with wooden mantelpiece, decorative tiled inserts and slate hearth, houses a working open fire although there are also two central heating radiators. Fitted carpet, satellite T.V. connection, chandelier style centre light & two matching wall lights.
(5m x 3.45m) (16’6” x 11’5”) 2nd reception room, again a good size, which could alternatively be used as a ground floor double bedroom if required. Windows to the side & rear, both with wooden venetian blinds, ‘Kardean’ wood effect flooring, chandelier style light fitting & two radiators. Original cornice & skirtings.
(Approx. 3.75m x 3.4m) (12’4” x 11’2”) Large, south-facing dining room with wide archway leading though to the kitchen, two windows to the side of the house both with wooden blinds, alcove with fitted cupboard space below, wood laminate flooring, telephone point, radiator & electric panel heater. Some finishing work required to the decor.
(Approx. 3.65m x 3.45m) (12’ x 11’3”) Large, wood lined kitchen with two single glazed windows looking out to the paved area to the rear of the property. White fitted units with wood effect worktops arranged along two walls including a ‘Rangemaster’ dual fuel range cooker with stainless steel splashback and cooker hood canopy over, inset 1½ bowl sink and plumbing for a washing machine & dishwasher (appliances not included). The ‘American’ style fridge / freezer is available by separate negotiation. Tiled floor with electric under-floor heating (there is also a central heating radiator), recessed ceiling spotlighting and additional worktop lighting, & back door.
On the First Floor
Carpeted stair with original stained glass window over, leading to the first floor landing, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Radiator.
(Approx. 3.75m x 2.4m) (12’4” x 7’11”) Carpeted double bedroom to the rear of the house, with cornice & picture rail, window blind & radiator.
(Overall approx. 5.05m x 3.9m extending to 5.15m into bay) (16’6” x 12’10” / 16’10”) Superb, very spacious master bedroom with a large west-facing bay window with original wooden panelling looking out over King Harald Street and also having a sideways view to the sea, plus a second window facing south. Original features including cornice & picture rail, skirtings & door surrounds. Period fireplace (decorative only), shelved wall press, satellite T.V. connection, telephone point & radiator.
(Approx. 3.75m x 2.5m) (12’4” x 8’2”) Dual-aspect room off the master bedroom, currently used as a dressing room but could be used as a nursery or could potentially be converted into an en-suite subject to any necessary consents. Shelved wall cupboard, cornice & picture rail, wood laminate flooring & radiator.
(Approx. 2.65m x 1.95m) (8’9” x 6’4”) Beautifully re-fitted bathroom, attractively finished with white ‘brick’ tiles below a dado rail and ‘Karndean’ wood parquet effect flooring. Comprises a white ‘period’ style suite including a roll top bath tub with mixer tap & shower attachment, plus W.C. and wash hand basin plus a tiled shower enclosure with ‘rainfall’ shower head and glazed screen / door. Centre light & two wall lights, and ‘period’ style heated towel rail / radiator.
On the Second Floor
The carpeted stair continues up to a second floor landing, also carpeted, leading to two further bedrooms, a box bedroom / office, and a shower room. There is a built-in cupboard to the half-landing and a Velux window over.
(Approx. 3.95m x 2.95m (floor area)) (13’ x 9’8”) Double bedroom with dormer window to the rear of the house, T.V. & telephone points, fitted carpet & radiator.
(Approx. 3.95m x 2.75m (floor area)) (13’ x 9’) Fourth double bedroom with fitted carpet, Velux window with integral blind, T.V. point & radiator.
Box bedroom or office
(Approx. 3.05m x 2.15m (floor area)) (10’ x 7’) Handy extra space, either for general storage or occasional bedroom use. Velux window with integral blind, fitted carpet, recessed ceiling spotlighting, T.V. point & radiator.
(Approx. 2m x 1.2m) (6’6” x 7’) A sliding pocket door from the landing opens to a luxurious tiled shower room which comprises a contemporary style W.C. and wash hand basin plus an extra large tiled shower enclosure. Large wall mirror and bathroom cabinet, recessed ceiling spotlighting, tiled floor and ladder style towel rail.
Access to the house is through the front garden which comprises a lawn enclosed by a wall with original railing, gate piers & gate to King Harald Street. To the side of the house a driveway provides off-street parking for three or four cars in front of a garage / store (approx. 4.35m x 3.95m) (14’3” x 13’) with electric ‘up & over’ remote control roller shutter door, side entrance, power & lighting. It is presently sub-divided leaving space for a small hatchback plus a lined area (approx. 4.15m x 2.95m) (13’8” x 9’9”) to the rear which has in the past been used as a gym, but could be used for general storage, but it is thought the partition could simply be removed to provide space for a larger car if required.
A gate to the side of the garage provides access to a paved yard area between the garage and the kitchen where there is a cold water tap and a small outbuilding housing the District Heating unit. From here another gate leads to the main external space, a large low maintenance paved patio seating area, a relatively private and sheltered space thanks to a high wall and mature trees & shrubs, where there is also a large outbuilding (approx. 4.15m x 2.1m) (13’7” x 6’11”) with power & lighting.
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)
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