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3 bedrooms, living room, kitchen / diner, shower room
Affordable three bedroom semi-detached property in small estate in the village of Haroldswick on the island of Unst, Britain's most northerly inhabited island.
The double glazed accommodation which is arranged over two floors, comprises a bright living room, large modern fitted kitchen / diner with integral appliances, a single bedroom and shower room on the ground floor, plus two good-sized double bedrooms upstairs. New windows and doors were fitted in 2017 and heating is provided by electric radiators. The property is fitted out for disabled access with a concrete ramp to the front door and a wet room style shower room. There is public parking right outside the house and a small garden area to the rear which enjoys an open outlook over the surrounding countryside.
Unst has excellent local amenities which are mainly situated at Baltasound a few miles to the south, these including several local shops, a school, leisure centre / swimming pool & doctor's surgery. The island is connected to mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service which runs via the neighbouring island of Yell.
Brakefield Crescent is situated in Haroldswick at the north end of Unst, Britain's most northerly inhabited island which measures approximately 12 miles long by five miles wide.
Although the island has a population of only around 650 it has excellent amenities most of which are based in Baltasound, the main population centre a few miles south of the house, where there is a Junior High School, superb leisure centre / swimming pool, several local shops (one with fuel), post office, garage, doctors surgery, care centre, hotel & marina. Haroldswick itself has a heritage centre and small boat museum, a tea room plus a small brewery at the Saxa Vord resort.
Unst has many places of interest in particular Hermaness National Nature Reserve, Keen of Hammer Reserve, fine beaches at Norwick, Skaw, Sandwick & Westing, Muckle Flugga and also Muness Castle.
The island is connected to mainland Shetland by regular ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day from Belmont at the south end of Unst, to the neighbouring island of Yell (approximately 10 minute crossing), and from Yell to Toft on mainland Shetland (approximately 20 minute crossing).
The house which is understood to have been built in the mid-1970's, had new doors and windows fitted in 2017. Heating is by electric radiators.
On the Ground Floor:-
Entrance Vestibule / Hall
The property benefits from ramped access to the uPVC double glazed front door which opens to a small vestibule with inner door to the hall. To the left is a large kitchen / dining room; to the right is the living room, a ground floor bedroom and the bathroom, all the rooms accessed via new paneled doors.
Kitchen / Diner
(Approx. 5.1m x 2.6m) (16'8" x 8'6") Large room which enjoys a dual-aspect with windows to the front and rear both with vertical blinds, was re-fitted in 2011 with units in a gloss red finish set off by black worktops and matching splash backs, the units providing plenty of cupboard & worktop space and incorporating a range of integral appliances including a double oven, ceramic hob with stainless steel cooker hood over, plus a concealed integrated fridge / freezer and washing machine (new double oven & hob in 2017). There is a pull-out larder unit to the side of the oven, an inset sink & corner carousel, whilst matching doors conceal a further cupboard space under the stairs where there is plumbing for a dishwasher which is included in the sale although no warranties will be given. Brushed chrome electrical fittings. Electric radiator. Door to:-
With access to further storage under the stairs and uPVC double glazed rear door to the back garden.
(Approx. 4.4m x 3.45m) (14'4" x 11'4") With a large window to the rear of the house looking out over the garden area and enjoying a view over to the bay in the distance. Electric radiator.
(Approx. 3m x 1.85m) (9'10" x 6'2") Single bedroom to the front of the house. Electric radiator.
(Approx. 2.2m x 2m) (7'3" x 6'7") Wet-wall lined shower room with wet room style shower with 'Triton' electric shower, WC, bidet and wash hand basin with mirror & light / shaver point over, Storage heater & heated towel rail
On the First Floor:-
The stair which is lit by a large Velux window over leads up to a small landing with a built-in shelved airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, and doors either side leading to two good-sized double bedrooms each of which has a Velux window, built-in wardrobe space along one wall, and an electric radiator.
(Approx. 4.1m x 3.55m (floor area)) (13'6" x 11'7") The main bedroom which has additional access to storage space in the eaves.
(Approx. 4m x 2.6m (floor area)) (13'2" x 8'7")
To the front is a small bricked paved area plus the ramp leading to the front door, whilst to the rear with access via the rear lobby, is a small grassed garden area. The property also has shared use of the drying green to the side of the house, whilst there is public parking right outside the house.
Understood to currently be Band A. 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: F (34)
To reach the property drive to Haroldswick at the north end of Unst. Take the second turning right to Haroldswick and head straight on passing Saxa Vord resort on the right. Brakefield Crescent is on the right just past the resort. Turn into the estate; No.10 is in the far left hand corner.
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