Key details

12 Stouts Court, Lerwick, ZE1 0AF
3 bedrooms • living room • kitchen • shower room • garden shed
Under offer
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.
Closing date
12:00pm Wednesday 15th June

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: D (56)


Situated in a great, very central location in the Lerwick Conservation Area at the south end of Commercial Street, a short stroll through the historic Lodberries area (home to ‘Shetland’ TV detective Jimmy Perez’s house) from the small boat harbour and shops, cafes etc. on Commercial Street, 12 Stouts Court is a three bedroom terraced house which would make an ideal first time buy, family home or ‘buy-to-let’.

The property forms part of a small terrace of six houses off a small cul-de-sac. In addition to the three bedrooms, two of which enjoy views to the Sound, the double glazed accommodation which is heated by electric storage / panel heaters, also includes a good-sized living room, kitchen and modern shower room. The house has a good amount of built-in storage.

A small garden area and paved patio to the front, and a further paved yard with garden shed to the rear, provide some easily maintained outside space.


Entry to the property is via a short flight of steps which leads up to a paved patio area in front of the house which looks out over a neatly kept front garden with small lawn surrounded by well-established flower beds and enclosed by a low wall. From the patio area a double glazed front door opens to a hallway with window to the front of the house and a handy fitted cloak cupboard with additional storage space above. From here a pine door opens to the living room and a carpeted stair leads up to the first floor.

The good-sized, carpeted living room looks out over the front garden to the Sound, built-in storage being provided by a shelved airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, and a separate cupboard under the stairs, lighting being provided by a ceiling mounted spotlight fitting. The fireplace surround houses an open fire which is presently boarded up although it is understood it could be re-used if required (although should be tested), but there is also a storage heater.

A pine door at the rear of the living room opens to the kitchen which has a large window looking out over the rear yard. Ample fitted units provide plenty of cupboard & worktop space and include an integral double oven and hob with concealed cooker hood over, plus plumbing for a washing machine and space for a fridge / freezer, tumble dryer etc., these appliances being included in the sale. Pull-out wire basket larder unit & inset 1½ bowl sink with clothes pulley over. Wood effect vinyl flooring. A door to the side opens to a rear lobby with further built-in cupboard with power point for freezer etc., and door to the rear yard.

The carpeted stair from the hallway leads up to a carpeted landing with doors to the three bedrooms and a shower room, a hatch with pull-down ladder providing easy access to plenty of floored storage space in the loft. All three bedrooms are carpeted and have built-in cupboard / wardrobe space and fitted bookshelves. Bedrooms 1 & 2, a single and a double, both have windows to the front of the house enjoying a view over to the Sound and across to Bressay. Bedroom 3 is situated to the rear. Finally the shower room comprises a wet wall-lined corner shower with electric shower and glazed screen / door plus a white WC and wash hand basin set in fitted cupboard units which provide plenty of storage space for toiletries etc. and also conceal the cistern, the sink having a large wall mirror over. The walls are clad with easy clean wet-wall lining, and tile effect laminate flooring is laid to the floor. Heated towel rail / radiator.

Rooms Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 5m x 3.7m (16’6” x 12’2”)


Approx. 5m x 2.1m extending to 2.65m at widest point (16’6” x 7’ / 8’8”)

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.2m x 2.1m (10’6” x 6’10”)

Bedroom 2

Approx. 4.3m x 2.85m at widest points including cupboards (14’2” x 9’3”)

Bedroom 3

Approx. 4m x 2.1m at widest points including cupboard (13’2” x 7’)

Shower Room

Approx. 1.9m x 1.9m (6’4” x 6’4”)


In addition to the front garden area as described, there is a further paved yard to the rear providing additional, easily maintained, outside space with clothes poles, external cold water tap and a wooden garden shed. The lane to the rear provides a separate access. Public parking is available outside the house.

Council Tax

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 Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

Stouts Court is situated at the east end of Commercial Street in the Lerwick Conservation Area, access to this part of Commercial Street being at the foot of Church Road. Continue past the Queens Hotel, Bains Beach and the block of flats at Water Lane. Stouts Court is situated a short distance further on just after the boating club. No.12 forms part of a terrace of houses behind the block of flats on the corner.


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.

We have availed ourselves of services provided by Harper Macleod of Lerwick, both in buying and selling residential property. Our needs on both these occasions were fully met and the service provided by them made our task in these circumstances, seemingly without effort.

Prior to this we had also received very helpful general advice pertaining to Shetland real estate from them. This was a tremendous benefit to us at the time.

If you are seeking cost effective, excellent real estate marketing and legal services, we would not hesitate in recommending Harper Macleod of Lerwick.
David & Jan Elliot
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