Key details

17c Market Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0JP
double bedroom • living / dining room • kitchen • shower room
Fixed price £115,000
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 1 Bedroom
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: A
  • Energy Efficiency: E (47)


Conveniently situated in the centre of town within walking distance of Commercial Street, North Ness Business Park & Mareel cinema / music venue, the Toll Clock and Co-op, 17c Market Street is a one bedroom top floor flat forming part of a detached building housing three flats, one on each floor.

In addition to the double bedroom, the double glazed accommodation also includes a good-sized living / dining room, kitchen and shower room. A walk-in cupboard off the bedroom provides plenty of storage space, whilst externally there is a shared back garden / drying green.

Both the living room and the bedroom have dormer windows overlooking Market Street and enjoying views across to Bressay.

The white goods are included in the sale. The other furniture and contents are available by separate negotiation.


Access is via the main door to the front of the building which opens to a stair shared with the flat on the first floor, a second door on the first floor opening to the stair to Flat C which leads up to a carpeted landing with doors to the living / dining room and shower room to the left, and archway to the kitchen to the right. A hatch provides access to the loft space. Note the entrance door to the flat at first floor level would likely not meet modern fire safety regulations and upgrading is reccommended.

The living / dining room has a bay window to the front of the building overlooking Market Street with views over the surrounding properties across to Bressay, and north to the harbour approach in the distance. There is plenty of space for both living and dining areas and engineered wood flooring is laid throughout. Several cupboards provide storage space in the eaves whilst lighting is provided by a centre light and two matching wall lights.

The shower room which is lit by a Velux window comprises a shower enclosure with electric shower plus a WC and wash hand basin set in a fitted unit which provides handy storage space and also conceals the toilet cistern. Heating is provided by a heated towel rail and tile effect vinyl is laid to the floor.

The kitchen, also lit by a Velux window, has fitted floor and wall units also including an inset sink with an instantaneous hot water supply and plumbing for a washing machine which is included in the sale along with the freestanding electric cooker, fridge and freezer. Slate tile effect vinyl is laid to the floor and a ceiling mounted spotlight fitting provides artificial light.

A door from the kitchen opens to the carpeted double bedroom which like the living room also has an east-facing bay window with views across to Bressay. The room is attractively finished with a pine dado rail and a large walk-in cupboard concealed behind louvre doors which provides hanging and shelf space for clothes with additional general storage in the eaves. There is further eaves storage either side of the bay window.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Living / Dining Room

4.05m x 3.9m (floor area) (13’3” x 12’10”)


3.5m x 2.15m (floor area) (11’5” x 7’)

Double Bedroom

3.45m x 2m (floor area) (11’5” x 6’6”)

Shower Room

2.45m x 1.3m at widest points (floor area) (8’ x 4’3”)


The property has shared use of the small area of ground in front of the building, and the rear drying green.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band A. 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.

Property location

The flat is situated in the section of Market Street which runs between Commercial Road to the north and Harbour Street to the south, the flat being located on the top floor of the fourth detached building on the left approaching from the Harbour Street end. Access is via the main door to the front of the building.


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.

We have availed ourselves of services provided by Harper Macleod of Lerwick, both in buying and selling residential property. Our needs on both these occasions were fully met and the service provided by them made our task in these circumstances, seemingly without effort.

Prior to this we had also received very helpful general advice pertaining to Shetland real estate from them. This was a tremendous benefit to us at the time.

If you are seeking cost effective, excellent real estate marketing and legal services, we would not hesitate in recommending Harper Macleod of Lerwick.
David & Jan Elliot
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