• 3 bedrooms • living / dining room • kitchen • shower room • garage, garden shed & external store
Set in a large garden, 1 Blydoit is a single story 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad property situated within walking distance of the school, swimming pool and local shopping, although Lerwick is just over six miles away to the east.
The accommodation comprises three bedrooms, all with built-in wardrobe space, a large triple aspect living / dining room, galley style kitchen and a wet room style shower room. A particular feature of the property is the amount of built-in storage space provided with wardrobes to all the bedrooms, a large run of cupboards in the hall, plus easy access to additional storage space in the loft. Heating is by electric storage / panel heaters.
The fenced garden provides plenty of outside space and includes a garage, separate garden shed plus a handy lockable external store by the front door.
The property would benefit from some upgrading which is reflected in the price, nonetheless it has the potential for an ideal starter home for a couple or young family particularly with the benefit of a children's playpark and other amenities including the school & swimming pool close by.
Blydoit Park is situated on the east side of East Voe on the edge of Scalloway, originally Shetland's capital. Right by the house is a fish shop, vet's surgery and the bus stop for Scalloway / Lerwick buses, and just across the main road a short distance away is a marina. The property is also within reasonable walking distance of the centre of the village which has a wide range of amenities including a primary school, swimming pool & doctors surgery, as well as local shopping on Main Street which includes a couple of general stores and a chemist / post office. There is also a youth centre, garage & boating club, and around the harbour at Port Arthur is the NAFC Marine Centre.
Access to the property is via a ramp which leads up to the front door, where there is a handy lockable external store with power point, and the front door which opens to a vestibule with coat hooks and doors to the kitchen & hall.
The kitchen has a west-facing window and an extensive run of units laid out in a galley style arrangement, the units including an integral oven & hob with concealed cooker hood over, plus a concealed integrated fridge / freezer. Also plumbing for a dishwasher & washing machine, and space for a tumble dryer (appliances not included), tiled splash backs & worktop lighting. Tile effect laminate flooring.
A door at the other end of the kitchen opens to the dining area of the living room, the walls throughout this generously proportioned space being mainly clad with pine, the room enjoying plenty of natural light thanks to windows to the east, north & west. Heating is provided by two storage heaters. Lighting is provided by three feature ceiling mounted fittings, plus additional wall lighting. The flooring is wood effect laminate.
A glazed door from the living room leads back to the hall which benefits from an extensive run of fitted cupboards providing lots of useful storage space, one of the cupboards housing the hot water tank. Ceiling mounted spotlight track.
Off the hall with windows to the rear of the property, are two double bedrooms each having built-in wardrobes with shelf & hanging space, bedroom 1 having a fitted carpet, bedroom 2 having laminate flooring and a storage heater. The third west-facing bedroom which also has a built-in wardrobe, has a panel heater and laminate flooring. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to floored storage space in the loft.
Finally there is a modern wet room style shower room part clad with wet wall lining and part pine 'v'-lining, which comprises an electric shower plus a white WC, bidet & wash hand basin set in a fitted unit which conceals the plumbing and provides some useful storage space for toiletries etc. Heating is provided by an electric towel rail / radiator.
Living / Dining Room
Approx. 7.15m x 2.4m (dining area) extending to 3.45m at widest point (living area) (23'6" x 8' / 11'4")
Approx. 3.95m x 2.3m (12'11" x 7'7")
Approx. 3.6m x 2.9m (11'10" x 9'7")
Approx. 3.55m x 2.9m (11'8" x 9'7")
Approx. 3.25m x 2.3m at widest points including cupboard (10'7" x 7'8")
Approx. 2.4m x 1.75m (8' x 5'9")
The property sits in a larger than usual fenced site which includes an off-street parking area outside of the garage, from where a ramped access leads to the front door and the handy external store which measures approximately 1.8m x 1.3m (6' x 4'3"). There is a large front lawn with a further lawn / drying green leading around the south side of the house to a further lawn which stretches along the rear. Cold water tap to the front.
Next to a house is a wooden garden shed measuring approximately 2.85m x 1.9m (9'4" x 6'3") with further smaller area to the rear.
The large detached garage measures approximately 5.9m x 3.3m (19'3" x 10'11") and has an 'up & over' garage door, power & lighting, and work bench. A hoistable ladder stair provides access to storage space in the roof space.
Off the garage is a further potting shed with separate side access, measuring approximately 4.1m x 1.5m (13'6" x 5').
A path from the front garden provides a quick short cut to an open playing field and children's play park close by the house.
Understood to currently be Band B. 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: E (40)
To reach the property take the B9074 road to Burra / Trondra Road just outside Scalloway and take the first left into Blydoit Park. No.1 is situated on the right hand corner of the third junction on the right, the first two junctions being the loop road for the bus stop.
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Harper Macleod were a dream to work with when marketing our home. Robert Bell was professional, timely and organised when it came to all aspects of the marketing and correspondence. He took beautiful photographs for marketing and we felt he really understood our proprieties best features and exemplified this. We would not hesitate to use Harper Macleod again in the future and cannot thank them enough for making the selling process so easy