Key details

15 Port Arthur, Scalloway, ZE1 0UW
3 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • shower room • utility area / rear porch
Under offer
Early entry available by arrangement.
Closing date
12:00pm Friday 5th November

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: B
  • Energy Efficiency: D (59)


Representing an excellent first time buy or rental opportunity, 15 Port Arthur is a beautifully presented, mid-terraced property on the west side of the village of Scalloway enjoying fantastic views over the harbour area to East Voe. Lerwick approximately 6 miles.

The stylish, ‘walk-into’, accommodation comprises a living room with patio doors to a timber deck enjoying the view, a kitchen / dining room, single bedroom or office, shower room and utility area / rear porch on the ground floor, plus two double bedrooms, both enjoying the view and having plenty of built-in wardrobe space, upstairs. The property is fully double glazed and heated by electric storage heaters, and there are low maintenance garden areas to the front and rear.

Amenities including several shops, the school, swimming pool & health centre are all within walking distance.

Early viewing recommended.

General Information

15 Port Arthur is situated approximately 6 miles from Lerwick on the west side of the village of Scalloway, the ancient capital of Shetland, close by the North Atlantic Fisheries College, part of UHI, the boating club and marina, whilst a short walk around the harbour takes you to the centre of the village where the main amenities can be found including a couple of general stores, one with butchery, a chemist / post office, hairdresser & pub, and just beyond that is the local primary school, a swimming pool and doctor’s surgery. The elevated positon of the property means it enjoys fine views across the harbour area to the East Voe of Scalloway.

The property is being sold complete with all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings included.


Entry to the property is through the neatly kept front garden, a path leading to a uPVC door with secure triple point locking which opens to an entrance lobby with painted ‘v’-lining to a dado rail, fitted meter cupboard and wood effect laminate flooring which extends into the hall where pine paneled doors lead to the kitchen, living room, a bathroom and bedroom, again the walls being finished to the same standard as the lobby, the cladding also extending up the stairs to the first floor. Heating is provided by a storage heater neatly concealed by a cover whilst lighting is provided by a chandelier style fitting.

The kitchen / dining room to the right benefits from windows to the front and rear, the window to the dining area at the rear enjoying the fine view, the fitted units in the kitchen having tiled splash backs and including an integral double oven and hob with concealed cooker hood over, plus an inset 1½ bowl sink, integral wine rack and peninsula unit which separates the kitchen from the dining area. Laminate flooring is laid throughout and lighting is provided by two feature centre light fittings. Storage / convector heater. Off the dining area is a handy utility area / rear porch with worktop with plumbing for washing machine and space for a freezer / tumble dryer etc. below, and a uPVC door to a similar standard as the front door, to the back garden.

Back off the hall, the living room also enjoys the great view, this attractively decorated room having feature wallpaper to one wall and varnished floorboards. A fireplace housing a contemporary style flame effect is an attractive focal point as well as providing a cosy alternative heat source, although there is also a storage heater concealed behind a decorative cover. The chandelier style light fitting controlled by a dimmer switch is included in the sale. Note the existing patio doors will be replaced by sliding patio doors prior to sale.

Next to the living room is a carpeted single bedroom or office, again with feature wallpaper to one wall, and finally on the ground floor there is a wet-wall lined shower room comprising a white WC and contemporary style wash hand basin bowl set on a fitted cupboard unit which provides handy storage space, plus a large corner shower unit with ‘Triton’ electric shower and glazed screen / door. Heating is provided by a ladder style heated towel rail, lighting by recessed ceiling spotlighting, and mosaic tile effect vinyl is laid to the floor.

The carpeted stair which is lit by a large Velux window leads up to the first floor landing where there are two built-in shelved cupboards one an airing cupboard housing the hot water tank. Both the double bedrooms which are beautifully finished again with feature wallpapering to one wall, have a Velux window enjoying the fine elevated view, and the same wood effect vinyl flooring. Both also benefit from extensive built-in clothes space provided by a large built-in wardrobe along one wall, the wardrobe to the larger main bedroom to the right having sliding part mirrored doors, with additional storage space being provided by the eaves space to either side of the Velux window.

Rooms Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 4.4m x 3.45m (14’6” x 11’5”)

Kitchen / Dining Room

Approx. 5.05m x 2.6m (16’8” x 8’6”)

Utility Room / Rear Porch

Approx. 2.05 x 1.8 (6’8” x 5’10”)

Bedroom 1

Approx. 2.95m x 2.35m (9’8” x 7’9”)

Shower Room

Approx. 1.95m x 1.7m (6’4” x 5’8”)

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 2 (Right)

Approx. 3.5m x 3.25m (floor area) + wardrobe (11’6” x 10’8”)

Bedroom 3 (Left)

Approx. 3.3m x 2.6m (floor area) + wardrobe (10’10” x 8’6”)


Garden areas to the front and rear, the low maintenance front garden area being enclosed by a solid wooden fence, with chipped areas providing space for pot plants etc. either side of a short path to the front door. The back garden, also fenced, has two large decked areas providing a great place to sit and enjoy the fine views, one having a rotary clothes dryer, the other being outside the patio doors from the living area, plus a small lawn beyond.

Council Tax

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:

Property location

To locate the property drive into Scalloway and continue right around the harbour to the Fisheries College. Follow the road past the College and up and around to the right where you will see a children’s play area. Shortly after the play area is a public parking area on the right. No. 15 is the middle red timber clad property of the group of three in front of the parking area, pedestrian access being via a path which runs alongside the play area.


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.

I was really satisfied with the service you provided and would recommend it.
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