- 1 Reception Room
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Council Tax Band: D
- Energy Efficiency: D (63)
Great opportunity to acquire a substantial five bedroom detached house situated right in the heart of Scalloway, a stone's throw from local shopping and cafés on Main Street and enjoying fantastic elevated views over Scalloway and the harbour area generally, and Fraser Park.
In addition to five double bedrooms, the double glazed accommodation which is arranged over three floors, also includes a large, west-facing living room, attractively fitted kitchen / dining room, a family bathroom and two shower rooms, one en-suite.
A large patio area in front of the house provides a great outdoor entertainment space enjoying the fine views, there is a detached outbuilding to the rear with utility room and store, and a further basement store. If not used as a spacious family home, the property has B&B potential, indeed it has in recent years been used as a guest house.
Viewing is essential to fully appreciate the situation of this property and the views.
I New Road is situated in a great elevated position in the heart of the Scalloway conservation area, Scalloway lying on the west coast of Shetland approximately six miles from Lerwick, the location of the house putting it a stone's throw from the harbour area and Main Street where there are several local shops including a couple of general stores and a chemist / post office, and also a café and recently refurbished bar. The local primary school, swimming pool and health centre are also within easy reach along with a garage and youth centre, whilst further around the harbour at Port Arthur is a boating club and marina (there is a second marina at East Voe), and the NAFC Marine Centre, part of the University of the Highlands & Islands. Scalloway also has a small museum and historic, very prominent castle, both a short distance from the house.
Central heating is provided by electric storage / panel heaters supplemented by a solid-fuel room heater stove in the living room and electric underfloor heating in the bathroom. Hot water is provided by a mains pressure 'Megaflo' hot water tank housed in the utility room outbuilding. The coombe ceilings to the top floor accommodation have been re-lined and insulated in recent times as have the external walls of the first floor rooms.
Access to the property is from steps up from New Street which lead to a large patio area which stretches along the front of the house leading up to the front porch, the space providing a fantastic elevated place to sit and enjoy the goings on in the village, and also views over the harbour area to Trondra, and to Fraser Park. The front door opens to a single glazed porch which retains the original decorative tiled floor and stained glass to the windows to either side, the porch leading to a lobby with handy storage space under the stairs and coat hooks, and solid wood flooring which extends into the hall with doors to the kitchen and living room, and stair to the first floor.
The attractively fitted kitchen / dining room is a lovely, very spacious room with lots of natural light thanks to windows to the west and two to the south enjoying harbour views. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs in the centre of the room and modern units provide ample cupboard and worktop space and include an integral double oven, gas hob with cooker hood over and concealed integrated fridge and freezer to either side, plus a concealed integrated dishwasher and inset corner double sink & drainer. A dresser-style arrangement of matching units behind the door provides additional storage space including a couple of glazed cabinets with integral lighting. Slate effect laminate is laid to the floor and lighting is provided by two pendant fittings over the dining area, and a spotlight to the kitchen, supplemented by additional worktop lights.
On the other side of the hall is the well-proportioned, west-facing living room, this room having an impressive fireplace surround with a mirror over, housing a working solid-fuel stove although there is also a storage heater. The chandelier style light fitting will remain.
The stair from the hall which is lit by a large window to the front of the house, leads up to a first floor landing and doors to three good-sized double bedrooms, all carpeted, and a family bathroom, and another under stairs cupboard. A door at the rear provides access to the back garden.
Bedroom 1, the main bedroom, is a dual-aspect room enjoying super views to the south and west, this room also benefitting from an en-suite shower room with corner shower with electric shower, plus a white WC and wash hand basin with fitted units providing storage below the sink and also concealing the cistern. The lower half of the walls are tiled as is the floor. Heating is provided by a heated towel rail / radiator. Bedroom 2 faces west, and bedroom 3 is situated to the rear with a view up the back garden.
The large family bathroom is attractively finished and comprises a white three piece suite, the bath having a tiled shower area and shower over. Again the floor is tiled, this room having electric underfloor heating in addition to a heated towel rail / radiator, and the large mirror / light fitting over the wash hand basin will remain.
Moving on up to the second (top) floor, here stripped original paneled doors lead to two further double bedrooms each with west-facing Velux windows and great views over Scalloway, and a shower room comprising a shower, WC and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail.
Rooms Sizes (All approximate)
On the Ground Floor:-
4.7m x 3.9m (15’4” x 12’9”)
Kitchen / Dining Room
4.8m x 3.9m (15’9” x 12’9”)
On the First Floor:-
4.2m x 2.9m (13’9” x 9’6”)
En-suite Shower Room
2.2m x 1.2m (7'4" x 4')
4.3m x 2.95m (14’ x 9’8”)
4.3m x 2.3m (14’ x 7’6”)
3m x 2.35m (9'10" x 7'8")
On the Second Floor:-
Bedroom 4 (right)
4.25m x 3.5m (floor area) (14’ x 11’6”)
4.25m x 3.5m at widest points (floor area) (14’ x 11’6”)
2.15m x 1.9m (floor area) (7’ x 6’3”)
The property sits in a good-sized garden, particularly for a property in this very central location, the large patio area to the front of the house which is enclosed by a wall with original railings to the street, providing a fabulous outdoor entertaining space enjoying the views. A large store at street level (approx. 5.65m x 2.55m (18'6" x 8’5")) with power & lighting provides space for refuse bins, fuel for the fire etc.
To the side of the house at the rear is a large outbuilding with power & lighting and comprising a utility room and store, the utility room (approx. 5.35m x 2.7m (17'6" x 8'10")) having fitted cupboard units providing plenty of storage space and including a sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer (appliances not included), the also housing the hot water tank. The large store measures approx. 5.5m x 1.5m (18'2" x 5')). There is an external cold water tap by the door from the first floor of the house.
The large, mainly grassed back garden area which can be accessed from the house at first floor level, stretches right up to a small single garage at the top which is accessed via a lane from Castle Street. (Note the garage door probably requires replacement). Again the elevated nature of the back garden allows for stunning views over the whole of the Scalloway area and the harbour, to Trondra and beyond. Note the southern boundary of the garden area to the rear is unfenced but follows the approximate line of the wall & railings to the edge of the patio area to the front of the house.
Understood to currently be Band D. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:
The property is situated next to the community garden at the foot (south end) of New Road, just up from the roundabout at Main Street and New Street, and opposite Fraser Park.
Important Information for Prospective Purchasers
This schedule is intended only to help you decide whether to view the property. We always recommend you view the property personally.
The information is believed to be correct, but it is not warranted and is not to form part of any contract of sale. All dates, distances, areas and room sizes noted are approximate and for use as a general guide only. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the working condition or otherwise of any equipment such as central heating or kitchen appliances.
This schedule should not be taken as a comment on the condition of the property. This is a matter for your surveyor and we recommend that once you have found a property you are interested in, you obtain a survey report. We can provide details of surveyors if required.
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Again thank you for your assistance so far, I couldn’t have asked for better giving the country wide situation so I’m very grateful for works done so far and the speed at which it has happened.
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