• Living room / kitchen / diner • double bedroom • shower room
Spacious, one bedroom, refurbished first floor flat, situated in a great, very central Lerwick location on the Esplanade opposite the small boat harbour, right in the heart of Lerwick’s town centre and therefore handy for shops, cafes etc. on Commercial Street and other amenities.
Forming part of a prominent Grade ‘C’ listed, three storey stone building, this bright, double glazed flat which was extensively refurbished a couple of years ago, comprises a generously proportioned (22' long), very sociable living room / modern kitchen / diner with bay window enjoying a sideways view to the harbour area, a double bedroom and shower room. Heating is provided by electric storage heaters supplemented by a cosy solid-fuel stove in the living area.
The flat would make an excellent first-time buy or could be let out particularly for holiday use, e.g. Airbnb, given the handy location which is ideal for visitors.
Entry to the property is via a main door (with secure entry phone access) from Petersons Closs (door immediately to the left of LHD’s shop) which opens to a stair serving two flats, the door to No.1 (on the first floor) opening to a hallway with side window, laminate flooring, coat hooks and door to the living room / kitchen, a very sociable, bright and generously proportioned space thanks to a large bay window to the kitchen / dining area which affords a sideways view to the harbour area, and two windows to a living area featuring exposed wooden floorboards. Heating is provided by a cast-iron, solid-fuel stove or a storage / convector heater.
The stylish fitted kitchen which has laminate flooring, has space for a table & chairs by the bay window and ample modern fitted units set off by woodblock effect worktops, including a peninsula breakfast bar, integral oven and hob with cooker hood over, plus an inset 1½ bowl sink. The freestanding fridge / freezer is included in the sale. Low level plinth lighting is a striking feature.
A carpeted inner lobby off the living room with fitted bookshelves and a built-in cupboard housing the hot water tank, leads to a double bedroom with windows to the north & south, fitted carpet and storage heater concealed behind a wooden screen, and a modern shower room comprising a wet-wall lined shower enclosure with electric shower & glazed screen / door, plus a white W.C. & wash hand basin set into extensive fitted units which provide lots of storage space for toiletries etc. A radiator / towel rail provides heating and there is a shaver point and laminate flooring.
(Approx. 4.8m x 3.95m) (15’8” x 13’)
Kitchen / Dining Area
(Approx. 2.6m x 4.75m into bay) (8’8” x 15’8”)
(Approx. 4.8m x 2.45m) (15’8” x 8’)
(Approx. 2.75m x 1.65m) (9’ x 5’5”)
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: E (46)
1 Petersons is situated in the Lerwick Conservation Area on the Esplanade above LHD’s shop, just across the road from the small boat harbour.
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