Key details

'Hillside', 12 Law Lane, Lerwick, ZE1 0EA
4 bedrooms • living room • dining kitchen • conservatory • bathroom, 2 en-suite shower rooms & separate WC
Offers in the region of £335,000
By arrangement.

  • receptions1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms4 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms3 Bathrooms + WC
  • Council Tax Band: E
  • Energy Efficiency: E (54)


Rare opportunity to acquire a large, four bedroom / three bathroom detached house of character, in a sought-after, very central location in the heart of the Old Town Conservation Area, a stone’s throw from shops, cafes etc. on Commercial Street, and the small boat harbour.

Although retaining the traditional exterior, the accommodation in this stone-built property is double glazed and heated by oil-fired central heating. It is arranged over three floors, the upper rooms enjoying fine views over the surrounding area across to Bressay.

In addition to four large double bedrooms, two of which have an en-suite shower room, there is also a living room with Juliet balcony looking into the spacious south-facing conservatory, a dining kitchen, bathroom and separate toilet.

There is a good amount of outside space for a property in this location.

Early viewing recommended.


In practice entry is generally through the conservatory, although there is a ‘main’ front porch with access from Pirate Lane to the north, entry from this side of the house being through a paved yard area leading to a double glazed porch with tiled floor and glazed inner door opening to a lobby at lower ground floor level with doors to the kitchen, a bedroom and handy additional WC with toilet and wash hand basin, and quarry tiled floor.

The bedroom is a good-sized, east-facing double room with original painted wood-lined ceiling. It has its own en-suite shower room with corner shower, contemporary style square wash hand basin set on a fitted unit with woodblock top and storage space below, and further bathroom cabinet over, plus a WC with a concealed cistern. Heating is provided by a ladder towel rail supplied by the central heating system.

Accessed via glazed door to the left, the kitchen is an attractive space, also facing east, with plenty of space for a table and chairs in the centre. The fitted units to two walls are finished with solid woodblock worktops and cream ‘metro’ style splash backs to one side, and stripped pine to the other, the units including a white ceramic ‘Belfast’ style sink, plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine which will be included in the sale along with the cooker and tumble dryer, a cooker hood and concealed integrated fridge and freezer. Again the painted wood-lined ceiling is a feature, and the large wall-mounted dresser unit and decorative screen below which conceals the central heating radiator will remain. Tile effect vinyl flooring.

A few steps up from the kitchen lead to the generously proportioned, south-facing conservatory, which provides a great extra living / dining space, the high glazed ceiling rising up to include a Juliet balcony off the living room, the stonework of the gable wall to the house being left exposed as a feature. The space has a central heater radiator, ample power points, wall lighting plus a door to the garden.

Back off the hallway the carpeted stair leads up to a small landing at upper ground floor level where there is another access from the lane which runs between Law Lane and Pirate Lane. To the left is the living room, a good-sized, carpeted room with window to the front of the house facing east, and glazed door to the Juliet balcony looking into the conservatory. A fireplace surround houses a solid-fuel stove set on a slate hearth (there is also a central heating radiator) with shelved display recess to one side. There is an original cornice and picture rail, and the chandelier style light fitting will remain.

On the other side of the landing is the main double bedroom, a generously proportioned room, its east-facing window enjoying a view over to the small boat harbour and across to Bressay. Painted floorboards add character. This room also has its own en-suite shower room with shower, WC and wash hand basin with bathroom cabinet over. The ladder towel rail is electric.

The carpeted stair then leads up to the top floor landing which is lit by a large roof light, painted ledge & brace doors leading to two large, carpeted double bedrooms and a bathroom. Both bedrooms have east-facing windows enjoying the fine view over Lanes area of Lerwick to Bressay, plus a further window to the side gable, plus a velux roof light to the west. Each also has a shelved recess.

Finally the bathroom is clad with painted wood-lining to a dado rail and includes a white ‘period’ style WC and wash hand basin plus a bath with shower over. The ‘period’ style radiator / towel rail is supplied by the central heating system, the recess over providing space for towels, toiletries etc. Wood effect vinyl flooring.

Central heating is provided by an external ‘Warmflow’ oil-fired boiler. The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the curtains & blinds, and light fittings, all along with all kitchen appliances although no warranties will be given.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

On the Lower Ground Floor:-


4.3m x 4.15m (14’2” x 13’8”)


4.95m x 3.6m (16’3” x 12’)

Bedroom 1

4.4m x 3.5m (14’5” x 11’6”)

En-Suite Shower Room

2m x 1.65m (6’7” x 5’5”)


1.75m x 0.95m (5’9” x 3’)

On the Upper Ground Floor:-

Living Room

4.5m x 4.25m (14’9” x 14’)

Main Bedroom 2

4.5m x 3.75m (14’9” x 12’4”)

En-Suite Shower Room

1.75m x 1.65m overall including shower (5’9” x 5’3”)

On the Top Floor:-

Bedroom 3 (Left)

4.55m x 3.7m (15’ x 12’2”)

Bedroom Four

4.55m x 3.9m (15’ x 12’9”)


2.7m x 2.15m at widest points (8’10” x 7’)


The site provides a good amount of outside space for a property in this sought-after location. The garden area lies to the south and east sides of the house with access from the lanes to either side. Immediately in front of the house is a large stone-flagged paved area with steps from here down a further paved area and a garden shed although this requires some attention, plus a lawn outside of the conservatory.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band E. 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.

Property location

The property is situated in the Lerwick Lanes Conservation Area off Law Lane which runs between the Hillhead to the west and the foot of Mounthooly Street / the Market Cross to the east. No.12 is situated about halfway down the lane (approaching from Hillhead) on the left. Pirate Lane which runs up from Commercial Street (access between Shetland Soap Company and the Wine Shop) wraps around the property on its north and west sides.


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.

Interested parties are advised to note their interest through their solicitor as soon as possible so that they can be informed if a closing date is fixed. Noting interest does not place any obligation on the seller to set a closing date or to give any noted interests the opportunity to offer. Whilst every effort will be made to advise noted interests of any closing date set, this cannot be guaranteed.

No responsibility will be accepted for expenses incurred by parties who have noted interest but do not get an opportunity to offer, or for any expenses incurred traveling to properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

Many thanks for dealing with our sale so efficiently.
Mrs Moses
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