Key details

16a St. Magnus Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0JT
3 bedrooms • 2 reception rooms • kitchen / diner • bathroom • utility room • garden shed
Offers over £178,000
Immediate entry is available upon conclusion of legal formalities.
Closing date
12:00pm Tuesday 12th October

  • receptions 2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: D (65)


Very spacious two reception room / three bedroom maisonette flat in handy central 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 part of a traditional, three storey, detached stone building comprising two flats, 16a being on the first and second floors, over another flat on the ground floor.

The ‘walk-into’ double glazed accommodation which has its own self-contained access on the ground floor and benefits from central heating provided by the Lerwick District Heating system, comprises a spacious living room, good-sized dining room, kitchen / diner, single bedroom or office, bathroom (with bath & separate shower) and utility room on the first floor plus two substantial double bedrooms on the second floor. Externally there is a large shed with power & lighting plus a shared drying green.

The furniture is available by separate negotiation which would be of interest to a first time buyer or ‘buy-to-let’ investor.


Entry to the property is from the ground floor to the rear of the building where the flat's own front door opens to a stair leading up to an inner door at the top of the stairs and the hall, attractively finished with pine doors, skortings etc., the kitchen and utility room being to the right, the living room, bathroom and a bedroom to the left. Ahead is the stair with handy built-in cupboard below providing useful storage space, to two bedrooms on the second floor.

A half-glazed door from the hall opens to the spacious kitchen which has space for a table & chairs and ample fitted units including an integral double oven and hob with cooker hood over, a concealed integrated dishwasher, inset 1½ bowl sink & corner carousel. The window over the sink faces east, the archway opposite leads through to the dining room, both the kitchen and the dining room having the same wood effect laminate flooring.

The dining room is also a good-sized room its west-facing window overlooking St Magnus Street. Lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights and a built-in cupboard houses the District Heating unit. A further archway leads to the living room, also generously proportioned and west-facing, two windows looking out to the street. A contemporary solid-fuel stove provides an attractive focal point and also a cosy alternative heat source to the central heating radiator, the alcove to one side providing space for books etc. A small cupboard under one of the windows houses the electric meter etc. Recessed ceiling spotlighting & fitted carpet.

The living room also has a half-glazed door from the hall, where there is an east-facing carpeted single bedroom or office with shelved recess and small cupboard under the window, and a modern bathroom which has been re-fitted in recent years and comprises a white bath, WC and wash hand basin, 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 or wall-mounted fan heater. Wood effect vinyl flooring.

Finally on this floor is a separate utility room with space for coats etc. a run of fitted units including a sink and plumbing for a washing machine which is included in the sale along with the larder freezer, and a clothes pulley.

The stair, which is lit by a couple of wall lights, leads up to a small carpeted landing on the top floor 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, one of the rooms having access to useful lined out storage space in the eaves.

Room sizes

On the First Floor:-

Kitchen / Diner

Approx. 3.8m x 2.8m (12'5" x 9'2")

Dining Room

Approx. 3.9m x 3.6m (12'9" x 11'9")

Living Room

Approx. 3.65m x 4m extending to 5.75m at longest p (11'11" x 13'1" extending to 18'10" at long)

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.75m x 2.05m (12'3" x 6'8")


Approx. 2.7m x 2.3m (8'10" x 7'6")

Utility Room

Approx. 2.75m x 1.55m (9'0" x 5'1")

On the Second Floor:-

Bedroom 2

Approx. 4.8m x 3.95m (15'8" x 12'11")

Bedroom 3

Approx. 4.8m x 3.95m (15'8" x 12'11")


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

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

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.


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.

Personally I was absolutely delighted with how it was handled from start to finish. Also, As a couple, Beth and myself were hugely impressed with the professionalism, attention to detail and speed your team delivered to us selling both property and buying another.
David Simpson
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