16a St Magnus Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0JT

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (64)

Council Tax:

Band C


Under offer


3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen / diner, bathroom, utility room, garden shed.


Very spacious two reception room / three bedroom flat in handy central Lerwick location within easy reach of amenities with Mareel cinema / music venue, the museum and North Ness Business area being close by, and Commercial Street being within walking distance.

The property forms the top two floors of a traditional three storey, stone-built building also comprising another ground floor flat.

The double glazed accommodation which benefits from central heating provided by the Lerwick District Heating System, comprises a large living room, good-sized separate dining room, kitchen / diner with integral appliances, single bedroom and refurbished bathroom with bath and separate shower, on the first floor, and two substantial double bedrooms on the second floor.

A two-thirds share of the rear drying green goes with the property along with exclusive ownership of a large garden shed with power & lighting.

The property is being sold with all the furniture and other contents included and would therefore be of particular interest to a first time buyer or 'buy-to-let' investor.


On the First Floor:-


Entry to the property is to the rear of the building where the flat's own double glazed front door opens to a stair leading up to a half-glazed inner door which opens to the hall with the kitchen and utility room to the right, and the living room, bathroom and a bedroom to the left. Ahead is the stair to the two bedrooms on the second floor, a cupboard under the stairs providing useful storage space.

Kitchen / Diner

(Approx. 3.8m x 2.8m) (12'6" x 9'2") A half-glazed door from the hall opens to the good-sized kitchen / diner which has space for a table & chairs and ample fitted units. The window over the sink faces east, on the other side of the room an archway leads through to the dining room, both the kitchen and the dining room having wood effect laminate flooring. The units include an integral double oven, hob with cooker hood over, plus a concealed fridge & dishwasher. Inset sink & corner carousel.

Dining Room

(Approx. 3.9m x 3.6m) (12'9" x 11'10") Large room with west-facing window overlooking St Magnus Street and archway leading through to the living room. Built-in cupboard housing the District Heating unit & recessed ceiling spotlighting. As there is space for a table & chairs in the kitchen, the dining room could potentially be used as a living room, allowing the present living room to be used as a fourth bedroom.

Living Room

(Approx. 3.65m x 4m extending to 5.75m at longest point) (12' x 13'2" / 19') Another good-sized, carpeted room, this time with two windows facing west and looking out over the street. Alcove with fitted cupboard and display shelving over, and small cupboard houses the electric meter etc. under one of the windows. A half-glazed door leads back through to the hall.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.75m x 2.05m) (12'3" x 6'8") East-facing single bedroom with shelved recess and small cupboard under the window. Fitted carpet.


(Approx. 2.7m x 2.3m) (8'10" x 7'7") The bathroom was completely re-fitted about a year ago and now comprises a modern white three piece suite with wet-wall lining around the appliances, plus a separate wet-wall lined shower enclosure with electric shower & glazed screen / door. A built-in cupboard provides lots of storage space for towels etc. and heating is provided by an electric towel rail and a wall-mounted fan heater.

Utility Room

(Approx. 2.75m x 1.55) (9' x 5'2") Separate utility room with further run of fitted units including a sink and plumbing for a washing machine which is included in the sale along with the larder freezer. Space for coats etc. & clothes pulley.

On the Second Floor:-


The stair, which is lit by a couple of wall lights, leads up to a small carpeted landing with Velux window, access to the eaves space and doors to two very substantial carpeted double bedrooms both of which have double glazed west-facing dormer windows looking out over the street.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4.8m x 3.95m) (15'10" x 13')

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 4.8m x 3.95m) (15'10" x 13') With lined out cupboard space.


The property has a two-thirds share of the passageway to the side of the building which provides access to the flat and the drying green to the rear, again which the property has a two-thirds share of. The flat however has exclusive ownership of the first large shed which is lined out and has a lockable door, power & lighting. It measures approx. 4.6m x 2.2m (15'2" x 7'3").

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 the Shetland Islands Council website.

Energy Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: D (64)

Property Location

St Magnus Street runs between Commercial Road to the north and Harbour Street to the south. No. 16a is situated just up from the Commercial Road end on the eastern side. Access to the property is via the passageway to the left of the building which leads around to the flat's own door at the rear.

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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.

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