• 3 / 4 bedrooms • 2 reception rooms • kitchen / diner • 2 bath / shower rooms (one en-suite) and separate cloakroom / WC • utility room & garage / workshop
Looking onto a delightful, unusually leafy walled garden to the south side of the house, 'The Old Manse' is a detached three / four bedroom, two reception room detached house situated just to the north of Weisdale Voe within easy commuting distance of both Lerwick (approx. 14 miles) and Brae / Sullom Voe.
Arranged over two floors, the double glazed accommodation which has central heating supplied by an oil-fired range in the kitchen, comprises two good-sized reception rooms, a kitchen / diner, south-facing sun room, cloakroom / WC & utility room on the ground floor, plus a master bedroom & en-suite shower room, family bathroom, two further bedrooms and an office / fourth box bedroom upstairs. The property has lots of character with some original features remaining. Behind the house is a detached garage / workshop offering potential for use as a home office or perhaps a studio, subject to any consents required.
This is a great family home in a popular rural location - viewing highly recommended.
The Old Manse is situated at the south end of the Kergord Road at the head of Weisdale Voe immediately behind Weisdale Kirk and just along the road from Bonhogha Gallery and Café at Weisdale Mill, other amenities in the area including several shops, the nearest one being at Weisdale (with fuel pumps) about 1½ miles from the house, and also at Whiteness a couple of miles beyond that, or Bixter to the west. The area's primary school is situated a mile past the Weisdale shop at Whiteness where there is also a public hall and snooker club.
The road north through Kergord takes you back onto the main road north, putting both Brae & Sullom Voe within easy reach.
The property benefits from central heating supplied by the oil-fired 'Stanley' range in the kitchen, this supplying radiators throughout the house and also the hot water tank housed in a built-in cupboard. There are telephone points in the sittingroom and kitchen, the property having a superfast broadband connection.
The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, and the curtains & blinds
On the Ground Floor:-
There is a main 'front' door to the south side of the house although in practice entry is usually via a double glazed door to the rear which opens to a porch with recess with coat hooks and space for boots etc., and inner door to the kitchen.
Kitchen / Diner
(Approx. 4.25m x 4.2m) (14' x 13'9") With north-facing window looking along the valley, space for a table & chairs in the centre and fitted units including an inset 1½ bowl sink, the freestanding cooker being included in the sale although no warranties will be given. The 'Stanley' range which has a clothes pulley over provides additional cooking facilities as well as supplying a central heating system, and additional storage space is provided by a shelved pantry cupboard which has access to further storage under the stairs. Doors from the kitchen lead to the two reception rooms and also a utility room (approx. 3.1m x 2.2m) (10'2" x 7'2") with double 'Belfast' sink, cupboard & worktop space, plus plumbing for a washing machine which again can be included in the sale if required although no warranties will be given
(Approx. 4.75m x 4.25m) (15'8" x 13'11") Attractive room with warm varnished wooden floorboards, a fireplace surround housing a working open fire (although there is also a central heating radiator), picture rail and fitted shelving along one wall providing plenty of space for books etc. A side window enjoys an open view to the hill to the west whilst a glazed door leads to the sun room to the front, a further door leading to the main front hallway.
(Approx. 4.6m x 2.85m) (15'2" x 9'3") Large south-facing room with glazing and door along the side overlooking the garden, further window to the west, and pine clad ceiling. A further glazed door leads to the front porch.
Providing the 'main' entrance to the house, with single glazed front door, decorative tiled floor, dado rail and pine doors to a WC / cloakroom and hallway / stairs.
WC / Cloakroom
(Approx. 2.35m x 1.1m) (7'8" x 3'8) Clad with pine 'v'-lining to a dado rail, the cloakroom provides space for coats etc. and also has a WC & wash hand basin. Laminate flooring.
Hallway / Stairs
Carpeted hallway with doors to the two reception rooms and stair with carpet runner and original banister to the first floor.
(Approx. 4.75m x 3.2m) (15'8" x 10'6") Accessible from the kitchen and also the front hallway, this good-sized second reception room has windows to the front and rear, a painted wood-lined ceiling, picture rail & fitted carpet.
On the First Floor:-
The stair to the first floor splits to lead to the two main bedrooms and a bathroom to the right, and the two smaller bedrooms and a handy built-in shelved cupboard to the left.
(Approx. 4.7m x 4.2m) (15'6" x 13'9") Large dual-aspect master bedroom with uPVC double glazed windows to the south and west, both with fitted cupboard space below, the south-facing window enjoying the view to the head of Weisdale Voe. Fitted carpet.
En-suite Shower Room
(Approx. 1.75m x 1.55m) (5'10" x 5'2")An archway from the master bedroom leads through to a tiled en-suite with shower enclosure with 'Triton' electric shower & glazed screen / door plus a white WC & wash hand basin with light / shaver fitting over & Towel rail / radiator supplied by the central heating system.
(Approx. 2.75m x 2.5m) (9' x 8'3") Family bathroom with tiling to a dado rail and 'period' style white suite including a freestanding roll top bath with centre mixer tap / shower attachment, WC, bidet & wash hand basin. Light / shaver fitting and south-facing window.
(Approx. 3.2m x 2.85m) (10'6" x 9'5") South-facing carpeted double bedroom with access to the loft space.
(Approx. 4.15m x 2.35m) (13'7" x 7'9") Carpeted single room with east-facing window with working shutters and fitted cupboard space below.
Office / Box Bedroom 4
(Approx. 3.25m x 1.8m) (10'8" x 5'10") North-facing room currently used as an office but could be used as a child's bedroom. Fitted carpet
The property sits in a large well-established site, access being via a driveway which loops round a grassed drying green and provides access to the house and also the detached garage / workshop, the site also includes the further grassed area to the north side of the garage up to the second fence. A gate from the driveway leads to a paved area to the east side of the house with a couple of raised beds and a small greenhouse, and onwards to the delightfully, leafy south-facing front garden which has a further gate from the road to a path leading up to the 'main' front door, the front garden continuing along the south side of the house and being enclosed by stone dykes and the church, with lawns either side of a mature flower bed and unusually for Shetland, a number of well-established trees and perimeter planting. There is a further paved seating area to the west side of the house, the burn below the house forming the boundary on that side. A number of trees having been planted alongside the burn just below the house creating an attractive wooded area.
Garage / Workshop
Detached block built garage comprising a single garage (approx. 5.7m x 3.1m) (18'9" x 10'4") with 'up & over' roller shutter door, power & lighting and cold water tap, plus a separate lined and insulated workshop (approx. 5.4m x 3.3m) (17'10" x 10'10") with its own separate access door, double glazed windows to the west and north, power & lighting and an electric panel heater. It could be potentially used as a home office or studio subject to any consents required.
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: TBC
The Old Manse is situated immediately behind the Weisdale Kirk at the very southern end of the B9075 Kergord Road at the head of Weisdale Voe.
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