4 double bedrooms, 2 bath / shower rooms, living room, kitchen / dining room, utility room & garage.
Highly desirable, single storey, detached house set in a ¼ acre established site at the head of Weisdale Voe enjoying a sunny, westerly aspect. Due to its location on the Kergord loop road which runs between the main westside and north roads, the property is ideally situated for easy access to both Lerwick (approx. 14 miles) and Brae / Sullom Voe.
Completed in 2008, the property offers very comfortable family accommodation all on the one level and benefiting from oil-fired central heating. A particular feature of the house is the very spacious and particularly sociable kitchen / dining room, the dining area being a particularly bright space thanks to sliding patio doors to a west-facing deck and a bank of four Velux windows over. The 20" x 13" living room also enjoys a westerly aspect. The remaining accommodation comprises four double bedrooms all with built-in wardrobes, the master bedroom having an en-suite shower room, plus a family bathroom with bath and separate shower, and a utility room. Engineered oak flooring is laid throughout the hall and kitchen / dining room.
This is a great family home in a popular location – viewing highly recommended.
'Orbister' is situated in a west-facing setting at the head of Weisdale Voe just along the road from the Bonhoga Gallery & Café at the 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. The area's primary school is situated about a mile past the Weisdale shop at Whiteness where there is also a public hall and snooker club.
The road through Kergord north of the house takes you back on to the main road north, putting both Brae & Sullom Voe within easy reach.
The property which was completed in 2008, is of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction below a concrete, tiled roof. Oil-fired central heating is provided by a boiler in the utility room. There is a satellite TV point in the living room.
The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the blinds and light fittings, plus the range cooker in the kitchen.
A ramped access to the rear of the house leads to a double glazed front door opening to a vestibule with large built-in cloak cupboard and full-height glazed inner door to the hall, the glazed panel lining up with glazed double doors from the hall to the dining area of the kitchen, and also the patio doors from the dining area to the garden, allowing a view right through the house. The attractive engineered oak flooring extends into the hall and also into the kitchen / dining room.
The large, 11m (36') long hall which runs from left to right, widens out by the double doors to the dining area, enhancing the spacious feel to the property which is further boosted by plenty of natural light, borrowed light filtering through the full-height glazed double doors from the dining area, and a further glazed door to the living room. To the right is the main bathroom and two bedrooms; to the left are two further bedrooms including the master, and a built-in shelved linen cupboard. Engineered oak flooring, recessed ceiling spotlighting and hatch with pull-down ladder providing easy access to the loft space.
Kitchen / Dining Room
Fabulous, bright and sociable space thanks to sliding patio doors to a west-facing deck to the large dining area (approx. 4.5m x 2.95m) (14'9" x 9'9"), extra light being provided by a bank of four Velux windows over, and a further window to the kitchen (approx. 4m x 3.9m) (13'2" x 12'9"). Engineered oak flooring throughout and the fitted kitchen units including a black 'granite' effect inset 1½ bowl sink with mixer tap, concealed integrated dishwasher and tiled splashbacks. The 'Rangemaster' range cooker with stainless steel & glass hood over will be included in the sale as will the freestanding unit in the centre which provides handy additional worktop space and has a solid woodblock worksurface. A built-in pantry cupboard provides additional storage space. Recessed ceiling spotlighting and additional worktop lights to the kitchen; wall lighting to the dining area.
(Approx. 2.45m x 2.05m) (8' x 6'9") Situated off the kitchen, with double glazed door to the side of the house and window to the west. Fitted cupboard unit & worktop with inset circular bowl sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer (appliances not included) below, and clothes pulley over. A built-in cupboard has shelving for boots etc., space for storage and also houses the hot water tank. Tile effect vinyl flooring.
(Approx. 6m x 3.85m) (19'8" x 12'8") Generously proportioned room with a large bay window facing west, fitted carpet & recessed ceiling spotlighting. The electric flame effect 'stove' will be included in the sale although there is also a central heating radiator.
(Approx. 2.95m x 1.9m) (9'8" x 6'3") Attractively fitted family bathroom benefitting from a bath and a separate shower, plus a wash hand basin and WC set in a fitted unit which provides lots of useful cupboard & shelf space, with a mirror over the w.h.b. Tiling to the splashbacks & shower, heated towel rail & vinyl flooring.
The remaining accommodation comprises the four carpeted double bedrooms all of which have a built-in wardrobe fitted with hanging rail & shelving and a blackout blind at the window. The master bedroom faces south, the other bedrooms look out over the back garden to the hill beyond.
(Approx. 4.1m x 2.95m at widest points) (13'6" x 9'8")
(Approx. 3.55m x 2.6m) (11'8" x 8'7")
(Approx. 3.55m x 2.95m) (11'8" x 9'9")
(Approx. 3.9m x 3.55m) (12'10" x 11'8") Master bedroom with en-suite.
En-suite Shower Room
(Approx. 2.05m x 2m) (6'9" x 6'6") Comprising a tiled shower enclosure with glazed screen / door plus a contemporary glass wash hand basin bowl with free-standing mixer tap set on a large glass shelf / drawer unit, and WC. Heated towel rail / radiator & vinyl flooring.
The property sits in an established ¼ acre fenced site accessed via a tarred driveway which leads up to a large parking area. To the front of the house is a west-facing deck outside the patio doors from the dining area, plus a front lawn / drying green.
The large detached garage (approx. 5.8m x 4.55m (19' x 15')) on the south side of the house which was built to match the house, has an electric 'up & over' garage door, separate side door, power & lighting, a work bench plus an external cold water tap to the rear.
A ramp leads along the rear of the house to the back door, beyond that is a chipped path bordered by a stone retaining wall to a rear lawn with paved seating / dining area to one side and a fenced enclosure with small garden shed to the other.
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: C (70)
The property is situated at the head of Weisdale Voe at the south end of the B9075 Kergord loop road which connects the main road west with the main road to the north. The house is the centre house of a group of three detached houses on the east side of the road just before the Weisdale Kirk.
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