Key details

16 Burgh Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0LB
4 bedrooms • 2 reception rooms • kitchen / dining room • bathroom & separate WC • sun porch • shed & 2 greenhouses
Under offer
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.

  • receptions2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms4 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms1 Bathroom + WC
  • Council Tax Band: D
  • Energy Efficiency: D (58)


Four bedroom detached house set in a stunning garden in a very secluded position away from traffic at the end of a small cul-de-sac off Burgh Road, a convenient central Lerwick location close to Bells Brae Primary School, the health centre and hospital, and also within reasonable walking distance of Commercial Street, Clickimin Leisure Centre and Anderson High School.

The accommodation which benefits from central heating provided by the Lerwick District Heating system, comprises a spacious living room, separate dining room, kitchen with further dining area off, two double bedrooms, a family bathroom, utility area and toilet on the ground floor, plus two further double bedrooms upstairs.

The house also benefits from a south-facing aspect, an off-street parking space, a large garage / workshop, and the beautiful, particularly private garden area surrounding it.

The interior would benefit from some modernisation which is reflected in the price but nonetheless the property provides good-sized, four bedroom, family accommodation in this great location.

Photos 35 - 40 were taken in the summer of 2023.


Entry to the property is a large sun porch with windows to two sides making it a particularly pleasant place to sit in the morning and afternoon sun, established trees and shrubs in the front garden screening the porch from the road, a deep window shelf providing space for plants etc. From here a glazed inner door leads through into the hall, full-height glazed panels to either side of the door allowing in natural light. A glazed door to the right leads to the living room, whilst to the left are two ground floor double bedrooms, a family bathroom, and the dining area of the kitchen which is behind the hardwood open tread stair to the first floor. A large built-in cupboard fitted with hooks and shelving provides of space for coats etc.

The living room is a generously proportioned, south-facing room with sliding glazed double doors at the rear leading through to the separate dining room which has a large window overlooking the back garden. The stone-faced fire surround in the living room houses an electric fire although there are also two central heating radiators.

A glazed door from the dining room leads through to the dining kitchen which can also be accessed directly from the hall, the room comprising the main kitchen area with fitted units including an integral double oven, microwave and hob with cooker hood over plus an inset sink. The free-standing fridge / freezer housed in a matching cabinet will remain although no warranties will be given. The units are perfectly serviceable although it is likely a purchaser will wish to update them in the longer term. A wide archway connects the main space with the additional dining area which has further fitted units providing additional storage.

Off the kitchen is a rear porch / utility area with plumbing for a washing machine / dryer (appliance included although no warranties given) with built-in shelved cupboard over, a separate shelved cupboard, door to the back garden, and toilet off with WC & wash hand basin, a fitted cupboard providing handy storage.

Back off the hall are the two double bedrooms and the bathroom. Bedroom 1 is a particularly bright room with large windows to the south and west. Bedroom 2 has a window looking out to the side garden area, a built-in cupboard providing space for linens etc. In between is a family bathroom with a three piece suite and corner shower, the basin being set in a tiled worktop with fitted cupboard space below and large wall mirror and light over. Tiled floor.

Finally the stair from the hall leads up to a small landing with doors to two further double bedrooms, the larger room to the left having a south-facing dormer window enjoying a fine view to The Knab and the south end of Bressay in the distance. A built-in cupboard at the end provides space for clothes etc. and also access to further storage in the eaves. The second upstairs room faces west and has access to the eaves to either side.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

On the Ground Floor:-

Sun Porch

2.4m x 2.3m (7’10” x 7’6”)

Living Room

6.6m x 3.75m (21’8” x 12’4”)

Dining Room

3.45m x 2.65m (11’4” x 8’8”)


3.7m x 2.65m (kitchen) plus 2.95m x 2.4m (dining area) (12’2” x 8’8” + 9’8” x 7’10”)

Bedroom 1

3.7m x 3.7m (12’2” x 12’)

Bedroom 2

3.85m x 2.7m (12’7” x 9’)


2.8m x 2.35m (9’3” x 7’9”)


1.75m x 1.65m at widest points (5’8” x 5’5”)


9.8m x 2.55m extending to 2.75m at widest point (32’2” x 8’5” / 9’)

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 3

Overall 5.2m x 3.1m at widest points into bay (floor area) (17’ x 10’4”)

Bedroom 4

3.55m x 2.95m (floor area) (11’8” x 9’8”)


The property is situated in a stunning garden full of a variety of well-established planting and a small water feature which combines to make it a particularly secluded outside space especially for a property right in the centre of Lerwick. At the front a brick paved driveway provides a valuable off-street parking space in front of the garage where there is a cold water tap outside, the gate to the left leading to a further brick paved area outside the porch, the front garden having a flower bed, paved area and established trees and planting along the perimeter.

A path continues around to the garden area to the west side of the house where there is a large, well-stocked flower bed and a lawn with further raised bed edged in stone in the middle. Again established planting around the perimeter provides shelter and privacy. The back garden area has a lawn / drying green, two greenhouses and a garden shed although the shed and greenhouses require attention. The sheltered covered area between the shed and the larger greenhouse provides a sun trap seating area.

A further area, again well-stocked, along the east side of the house leads back to the driveway, the flower bed to the right of the driveway providing a riot of colour particularly in the summer months.

The substantial attached garage / workshop provides plenty of space to park a car while still leaving general work / storage space at the far end where the District Heating unit is housed, Back door, power & lighting, and cold water tap.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band D. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Council Tax Bands may be reassessed by the Joint Valuation Board when a property is sold. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

16 Burgh Road is situated in a small cul-de-sac serving just four houses, on the west side of Burgh Road immediately opposite the junction with Union Street. No. 16 is at the far end of the road on the right.


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.

Robert, a huge thank you for organising the sale of our property. You made it very easy for us. Andrew Kerr was amazing too.
Mr and Mrs Wiseman
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