• three double bedrooms • living room • dining area • kitchen • shower room • garage & garden shed
Attractively decorated in a very contemporary style, 12 Mansefield is a three double bedroom, extended, end-terrace property conveniently situated in a very central Lerwick location about a couple of minutes' walk from Commercial Street and all its amenities, and the small boat harbour.
Situated at the end of a small cul-de-sac off Lovers Loan, the property comprises a large dual-aspect living room, separate dining area and a modern fitted kitchen on the ground floor, plus three double bedrooms and a re-fitted shower room upstairs. There is also a rear porch and a large, easily accessible loft space.
Outside there are garden areas to the front and rear, the back garden enjoying a sunny westerly aspect. Included in the sale is a single garage behind the house.
Ideal first time buy or rental property.
The interior is tastefully decorated in a very contemporary style with light neutral colours throughout, most walls having been re-lined, and insulation added under the floors. Entry is via a double glazed front door (new door fitted by the sellers since their purchase) which opens to a hallway laid with wood laminate flooring with two under-stairs cupboards providing useful storage space, one with for coats etc. and also housing the electric meter. Ahead a glazed door opens to the dining area; to the right is the stair to the first floor which is to be newly carpeted by the sellers along with the landing prior to sale, along with the carpet in bedroom 1.
The dining area is a bright space with a window to the west looking out over the back garden, a further glazed door opening to the living room on the left, whilst to the right a wide archway leads through to the kitchen, the same wood effect laminate flooring unifying the whole space. Extra storage space is provided by a built-in cupboard with further display recess to the side for books, logs etc. Lighting is provided by a series of recessed ceiling spotlights.
The living room is a lovely well-proportioned room, again benefiting from plenty of natural light thanks to large windows to the front & rear. Heating is provided by a cosy wood-burning stove set in an attractive surround with a granite hearth whilst engineered wood laminate flooring is an attractive feature.
Finally on the ground floor there is a good-sized kitchen with plenty of fitted units providing ample cupboard and worktop space and including an integral oven and hob with stainless steel cooker hood over, concealed integrated dishwasher, inset 1½ bowl sink plus plumbing for a washing machine which is included in the sale along with the fridge / freezer. A striking centre light fitting supplemented by additional worktop lighting provides artificial light. There are windows to the front and rear and a door to a wood-lined rear porch looking out over the back garden, with high-level Velux window, panel heater & wood effect vinyl flooring.
Upstairs the landing leads to the three carpeted double bedrooms and the shower room, a hatch with pull-down ladder providing easy access to more storage in the large partially floored loft space which has a Velux roof light and fitted lighting.
The main bedroom 1 is situated to the front of the house and enjoys a view over the sound to Bressay, extensive fitted wardrobes along one wall providing plenty of space for clothes. Bedrooms 2 & 3 both enjoy a sunny west-facing aspect, bedroom 2 which has a built-in shelved linen cupboard housing the hot water tank, presently being used as an office. The shower room is another of the improvements the sellers have made to the property, the room having been completely re-fitted and now comprising a slate tile effect wet-wall lined walk-in shower with 'rainfall' shower head, separate hand held fitting and glazed screen / door, plus a white WC and wash hand basin set in fitted units including cupboard space below the basin. Vinyl flooring and recessed ceiling spotlighting complete the picture.
On the ground floor
5.9m x 3.15m (19'4" x 10'4")
2.6m x 2.2m (8'6" x 7'2")
3.5m x 2.55m + 2.3m x 1.3m (11'5" x 8'4" + 7'6" x 4'3")
On the First Floor
4.65m x 2.9m (15'3" x 9'6")
3.45m x 2.95m (11'3" x 9'8")
3.3m x 2.4m + 2.3m x 1.25m (10'9" x 7'10" + 7'6" x 4'1")
2m x 1.7m (6'6" x 5'6")
Outside the property benefits from garden areas to the front and rear which are enclosed by a wall or fence, the low maintenance front garden which is accessed via a gate from the street, being laid out with a path leading to steps up to the front door, the space to either side being laid with crushed slate and including a mature tree. The path continues around the side of the house to the back garden where there is a wooden garden shed, a lawn / drying green and a paved patio area outside the porch which, thanks to its west-facing situation, is quite a sun trap.
A gate from the back garden provides a handy shortcut from the house to the centre of town, as well as providing access to a single garage which goes with the house. The power supply is presently disconnected. The garage is accessed via a small cul-de-sac halfway up Knab Road.
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 the Shetland Islands Council website: https://www.shetland.gov.uk/council-tax .
Energy Efficiency Rating: D (55)
Mansefield is situated approximately halfway along Lovers Loan on the upper (left) side of the road approaching from the Knab Road end, immediately after Lighthouse Buildings.
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