18a Harbour Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0JS

Offers Over £168,000
Key Details

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Energy Efficiency:

C (76)

Council Tax:

Band C


Offers Over £168,000




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• 3 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / diner • bathroom

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Spacious three bedroom first floor flat benefitting from central heating provided by the Lerwick District Heating System, in great central Lerwick location within walking distance of amenities.

Forming part of a three storey stone-built detached property comprising four flats, 18a occupies the whole of the middle (first) floor and benefits from a shared back green.

In addition to the three bedrooms, two doubles and a single which could alternatively be used as an office, the double glazed accommodation also includes a good-sized living room with window looking down St Magnus Street to the harbour area beyond, a large kitchen / diner and a modern bathroom. High ceilings enhance the spacious feel.

Early viewing recommended.


Entry to the property is to the rear where a door opens to a lobby with doors to the top two flats, the door to 18a opening to a carpeted hall with original stripped pine doors to all rooms including a handy under-stairs cloak cupboard. On the left are two double bedrooms, next is a third single bedroom or office, followed by the living room, kitchen / diner and bathroom to the right.

The good-sized living room is accessed via a glazed door from the hall and has a window to the front of the property enjoying an open view down St Magnus Street to the harbour area in the distance, with window seat below. A solid-fuel stove set in fireplace surround provides a cosy additional heat source although there is also a central heating radiator. Some original features remain including the cornice, picture and dado rails, and there is a shelved recess for books etc. and a fitted carpet.

A second glazed door from the hall opens to the spacious kitchen / diner which has space for a table & chairs and extensive modern fitted cupboards to two walls providing ample cupboard & worktop space, the units including an integral oven & hob with stainless steel cooker hood over, an inset sink plus space for a fridge & freezer, and plumbing for a dishwasher & washing machine. A matching fitted unit in one corner houses the District Heating unit. The window looks out over the back green. Slate tile effect vinyl flooring.

The bathroom comprises a white three piece suite including a shower bath with tiled shower area and glazed shower screen over, the shower being supplied by the District Heating unit. There are matching tiles to the lower half of the wall opposite. Light / mirror unit over the wash hand basin, and vinyl flooring.

The three bedrooms are all carpeted. Bedroom 1, a double has a window to the rear of the house plus a recess housing an inset sink with mirror and spotlighting over. The main double bedroom (bedroom 2) has a north-facing window to Harbour Street, a recess housing a large wall mirror lit by spotlighting over, and an original cornice and picture rail. Finally the third single bedroom (or office) also looks out on to Harbour Street, this room having a built-in wardrobe.

All fixed floor coverings, carpets & blinds, and light fittings will be included in the sale. The white goods are available by separate negotiation along with the two large wardrobes.

Room Sizes

Living Room

4.4m x 3.7m (14'5" x 12'1")

Kitchen / Diner

3.7m x 3.4m (12'1" x 11'1")

Bedroom 1

3.65m x 3.3m (11'11" x 10'9")

Bedroom 2

4.45m x 3.7m (14'7" x 12'1")

Bedroom 3

3.75m x 1.9m at widest points (12'3" x 6'2" at widest points)


2.55m x 2m (8'4" x 6'6")


Access to the flat is to the side of the building, the alley leading around to the rear and the shared first floor lobby to the two top floor flats. The shared back green comprises a lawn and decked seating area. Included with the property is a coal cellar / store at ground floor level to the rear of the building. There is a garden shed which goes with the flat although it is situated on shared ground.

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.

Property Location

The property is situated in the Lerwick Conservation Area on the south side of Harbour Street which runs between King Harald Street to the west and Market Street to the east. The flat is situated mid-way between the junctions with Market Street and St Olaf Street opposite the junction with St Magnus Street.

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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.

Again thank you for your assistance so far, I couldn’t have asked for better giving the country wide situation so I’m very grateful for works done so far and the speed at which it has happened.

Russell Smith

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