Key details

14 Observatory, Lerwick, ZE1 0RR
3 bedrooms • living / dining room • kitchen • bathroom • side porch / utility area
Under offer
Early entry available.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: E(52)


Three bedroom, semi-detached house situated on the southern outskirts of Lerwick just over a mile from the centre of town and amenities.

The property which benefits from fenced garden areas to the front and the rear, provides double glazed, family accommodation comprising a spacious 24’ living / dining room, kitchen and side porch / utility area downstairs plus three bedrooms, two doubles and a single, all with built-in wardrobes, and a modern shower room upstairs.

Central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler supplemented by electric underfloor heating to the bathroom.

Included with the property is a single garage.


Entry is through the fenced back garden where a large lawn leads to the entrance door which opens to a porch / utility area to the side of the house with fitted cupboard space, coat hooks and vinyl flooring, and also housing the central heating boiler, a door from here opening to the west-facing kitchen with fitted units including an inset sink, plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher, and tiled splashbacks. The washing machine and dishwasher will be included in the sale along with the freestanding cooker. Tile effect laminate flooring.

A door from the kitchen leads to the spacious living / dining room, a large room to the rear spanning the full width of the house, with both living and dining areas having with windows overlooking the back garden, wood laminate flooring being laid throughout. A second door from the living area leads to a hallway with further entrance lobby to the west side of the house, and a handy built-in cupboard under the stairs to the first floor, the entrance lobby being laid with the same laminate flooring as in the kitchen.

Upstairs there is a carpeted landing lit by a side window, with doors to the three bedrooms, the bathroom and a built-in airing cupboard housing the ‘Megaflo’ water tank. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to the loft space.

The modern, fully tiled shower room which benefits from electric underfloor heating below the tiled floor in addition to a heated towel rail / radiator, comprises a white three piece suite, the bath having a shower & shower screen over.

All three bedrooms are carpeted and have built-in wardrobes. Double bedrooms 1 & 2 (the main bedroom) facing east and having a few over to the loch of Trebister, the third single room facing west.

Rooms Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living / Dining Room

Approx. 7.25m x 2.85m (dining area) extending to 3.6m (living area) (23’9” x 9’4” / 11’10”)


Approx. 3.35m x 2.55m (11’ x 8’4”)

Porch / Utility Area

Approx. 2.8m x 2.1m (9’2” x 7’)

On the First Floor:-

Shower Room

Approx. 2.3m x 1.65m at widest points (7’7” x 5’5”)

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.05m x 2.7m plus wardrobe (10’ x 8’11”)

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.9m x 3.15m plus wardrobe (12’9” x 10’3”)

Bedroom 3

Approx. 2.35m x 2.15m plus wardrobe (7’8” x 7’)


Fenced garden areas to the front and rear laid to lawn. Also included in the sale is a single garage (with power) being the northernmost garage of the block of garages opposite 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

The Observatory houses are situated on the southern approach to Lerwick. Take the northernmost turning to Gulberwick and turn immediately first left onto the shared private access and then first right into ‘The Observatory’. No.14 is the first house on the right hand 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.

Thanks again for your brilliant service with both my property sales over the past years. Your experience in Shetland is much noted with local people.

Selling my house whilst living in Edinburgh was a daunting prospect but I should not have worried. The communications between both parties was easy and the sale of my property went through without any hitches.
Diane Legget
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