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• 5 bedrooms • living / dining room • 2 bath / shower rooms • garden shed
Extended five bedroom / two bathroom detached house conveniently situated on the Lerwick – Sumburgh bus route and within walking distance of the school, shop and swimming pool in the village of Sandwick mid-way between Lerwick (13 miles) and Sumburgh (13 miles).
In addition to four double bedrooms and a fifth single room or office, the single storey accommodation which has electric storage / panel heating, also includes a good-sized dual-aspect living / dining room, kitchen, bathroom and separate shower room. A particular feature of the property is the large amount of built-in storage which includes wardrobes to all the bedrooms, a large run of cupboards in the hall plus an easily accessible loft space.
Externally a grassed garden area surrounds the house and there is a chipped seating area and garden shed.
The property would benefit from modernisation which is reflected in the price but nonetheless represents an ideal first time buy particularly for a family given the extra two bedrooms and second bathroom, and also with amenities close at hand including children's play park just along the road.
Brentfield Place is conveniently situated close to the centre of the village of Sandwick which lies approximately mid-way between Lerwick, 13 miles to the north, and the airport at Sumburgh approximately 13 miles to the south, putting both within easy commuting distance by car or by bus as Lerwick - Sumburgh buses run through the village with a bus stop at the bottom of Brentfield Place close by the house.
Sandwick has an excellent range of local amenities including a Junior High School (primary and secondary education to year 4 – older pupils go to Lerwick), a shop / post office & bakery and even a public swimming pool, all situated at Stove a short distance along the road and within reasonable walking distance. There is also a garage, youth & community centre and social club at the Central crossroads whilst slightly further afield there is a visitors centre / café at Hoswick and Sandsayre Pier at
Leebitton is the departure point for boat trips to the island of Mousa and its famous Broch.
The Brentfield houses were amongst the first of the Norwegian 'Fjogstad' timber frame / timber clad houses which were built in the early 1970's. Windows are double glazed and central heating is provided by electric storage / panel heaters. No. 12 was extended about twenty years ago with the addition of two extra bedrooms and a shower room.
Entry to the property is via a covered porch area, the double glazed front door opening to a hall with built-in shelved airing cupboard housing an instantaneous electric water heater which supplies the shower room, and a hatch with pull-down ladder which provides easy access to the loft space in the extension. A second hatch in the provides similar access to the loft in the main part of the house. Off the hall are two good-sized north-facing double bedrooms, bedroom 1 also having a second window to the west and a built-in wardrobe, bedroom 2 having a large wardrobe recess, and a shower room with electric shower, white WC & wash hand basin, heated towel rail & shaver point.
From the hall a glazed door leads through to a further hallway in the original part of the property. On the right are two further double bedrooms, both west-facing and having built-in cupboard space; on the left is a fifth bedroom, a single or potential office, this room facing east and again having built-in cupboard space, a bathroom with three piece suite and heated towel rail, and a door to the kitchen. At the end of the hallway a run of built-in cupboards along one wall provides extensive storage space leading up to a glazed door to the living / dining room.
The east-facing kitchen has fitted units including an inset sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a cooker / fridge etc. [appliances included / not included / available by separate negotiation?], a further door leading through to the dining area of the living room, a large room benefiting from a dual aspect with a wide west-facing window to the living area enjoying an open outlook, the dining area, a wood-lined space with wood parquet flooring, having a window to the rear. The fireplace surround housing and electric fire will remain although there is also a storage heater.
Approx. 4.55m x 3.45m (14'11" x 11'3")
Approx. 2.55m x 2.4m (8'4" x 7'10")
Approx. 3.9m x 2.55m (12'9" x 8'4")
Approx. 3.4m x 3m + wardrobe (11'1" x 9'10" + wardrobe)
Approx. 3.4m x 3m + wardrobe (11'1" x 9'10" + wardrobe)
Approx. 1.8m x 1.6m (5'10" x 5'2")
Approx. 3.65m x 2.9m + wardrobe (11'11" x 9'6" + wardrobe)
Approx. 3.55m x 2.9m + wardrobe (11'7" x 9'6" + wardrobe)
Approx. 2.8m x 2.5m + wardrobe (9'2" x 8'2" + wardrobe)
Approx. 1.95m x 1.6m (6'4" x 5'2")
The house sits in a fenced garden with lawned areas surrounding the house, the main part of the garden to the side of the house having a lawn / drying green plus a chipped seating area outside a wooden garden shed. There are two parking spaces immediately outside the house although these do not form part of the title.
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 Shetland Island Council’s website at:
Brentfield is situated off the main Sandwick loop road towards the centre of the village. Approaching from the north take the first junction to Sandwick and drive into the village passing the turning left to Leebitton and the junctions with Park Road and Veester Hill (after the first bus stop). Brentfield Place is the next junction on the right where there is a second bus stop; No. 12 is two houses back from the junction.Brentfield is situated off the main Sandwick loop road towards the centre of the village. Approaching from the north take the first junction to Sandwick and drive into the village passing the turning left to Leebitton and the junctions with Park Road and Veester Hill (after the first bus stop). Brentfield Place is the next junction on the right where there is a second bus stop; No. 12 is two houses back from the junction.
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