Key details

Address
19 Hillhead, Lerwick, ZE1 0EJ
Features
2 double bedrooms • living room • kitchen • bathroom and separate WC • substantial basement
Status
Under offer
Entry
By arrangement.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 2 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom + WC
  • Council Tax Band: D
  • Energy Efficiency: Band E

Overview

Set in a convenient town centre location within easy reach of Commercial Street, the small boat harbour and amenities, 19 Hillhead is a two bedroom, mid-terraced property with a substantial basement with development potential, enjoying a westerly aspect to the front and fine views to the rear across to Bressay.

The property forms part of a terrace of similar houses fronting The Hillhead. The double glazed accommodation which retains some period features, comprises a living room, modern kitchen and WC on the ground floor, a substantial main bedroom and large family bathroom with bath and separate shower on the first floor, plus a second, very spacious bedroom on the second (top) floor. Garden area to the rear.

Central heating is provided by the Lerwick District Heating system.

The basement which has its own access, could potentially be converted into a separate self-contained flat or additional accommodation to the main house, all subject to the necessary consents.

Accommodation

Entry to the property is at ground floor level from the street, the front door opening to an entrance lobby with coat hooks, engineered oak flooring, and a half-glazed inner door to the hall, again laid with engineered oak flooring, original painted paneled doors from here opening to the living room and ahead to a further hallway leading to the kitchen, a ground floor WC, and the stairs to the first floor.

The living room is a well-proportioned room with original features including a cornice and picture rail, and a west-facing window. Heating is provided by a central heating radiator. There is a fireplace although this has not been used for some time and the chimney would require checking before use. The flooring is engineered wood flooring and the feature chandelier style light fitting will remain.

The kitchen is situated to the rear of the house and has modern fitted units in an oak finish including a concealed cooker hood, inset 1½ bowl ceramic sink, corner carousels, a handy pull-out larder unit, plus several glazed cabinets. The freestanding cooker is included in the sale, and there is plumbing for a washing machine and a dishwasher although these appliances are not included. Tile effect vinyl flooring. Next to the kitchen is a downstairs cloakroom with white WC & wash hand basin, the WC having a shelved recess behind. Laminate flooring.

The staircase which retains the original handrail and balusters, is lit by a window to the half-landing which enjoys a view across the sound to Bressay and has a shelved recess to one side for books etc. It leads to the first floor landing where there is a small built-in cupboard and original painted paneled doors to the main bedroom and a family bathroom. The main bedroom is a particularly spacious room with lots of natural light provided by two tall almost floor-to-ceiling height windows which enjoy an open aspect to the west. A run of built-in cupboards provide plenty of space for clothes etc., the cupboard on the right housing the electric meter, and there is are ample fitted bookshelves and a further shelved wall press. Again some original features remain. Wood laminate flooring and chandelier style light fitting.

The large family bathroom is attractively finished with painted tongue and groove paneling to a dado rail and around the bath. In addition to the bath there is a separate shower enclosure with electric shower and glazed screen / door, plus a white WC and vanity wash hand basin set on a fitted cupboard unit with further drawer units to either side providing plenty of storage space for toiletries etc. Heating is provided by a ladder style heated towel rail and the floor is tiled.

From the first floor the stair continues up to a further, very spacious bedroom on the top floor. Given the size of this room it has the potential to be sub-divided to provide a third bedroom if required, indeed there were originally two bedrooms on this floor. Wood laminate flooring. Natural light provided by three Velux roof lights.

natural light provided by two tall almost floor-to-ceiling height windows which enjoy an open aspect to the west. A run of built-in cupboards provide plenty of space for clothes etc., the cupboard on the right housing the electric meter, and there is are ample fitted bookshelves and a further shelved wall press. Again some original features remain. Wood laminate flooring and chandelier style light fitting.

The large family bathroom is attractively finished with painted tongue and groove paneling to a dado rail and around the bath. In addition to the bath there is a separate shower enclosure with electric shower and glazed screen / door, plus a white WC and vanity wash hand basin set on a fitted cupboard unit with further drawer units to either side providing plenty of storage space for toiletries etc. Heating is provided by a ladder style heated towel rail and the floor is tiled.

From the first floor the stair continues up to a further, very spacious bedroom on the top floor. Given the size of this room it has the potential to be sub-divided to provide a third bedroom if required, indeed there were originally two bedrooms on this floor. Wood laminate flooring. Natural light provided by three Velux roof lights.

The property also includes a substantial basement with its own separate access from the street, stone steps leading down to a stone flagged yard with cupboard housing the District Heating unit, and door to the basement. The basement which requires renovation and is currently simply used for storage, extends throughout the whole floor area of the house and measures overall approximately 8.5m x 4.75m (27’10’ x 15’6”) with a usable floor-to-ceiling height of approximately 2.4m (7’10”). There is a door and window to the front, and a further window (although boarded up), to the rear. The basement to the property to the left of No.19 has at some point been converted to residential accommodation. It is therefore thought that it may be possible to get planning permission for conversion of the basement to No.19, either to perhaps form a separate self-contained flat, or alternatively additional accommodation to the main house, possibly extra bedrooms. Any alterations would however be subject to the usual consents required and a prospective purchaser should satisfy themselves in this regard.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

4.9m x 3.35m (16’2” x 11’)

Kitchen

3.4m x 2.65m (11’2” x 8’8”)

Toilet

1.75m x 1.55m (5’8” x 5’1”)

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 1

4.9m x 4.7m at widest point including wardrobes (16’2” x 15’6”)

Bathroom

3.35m x 2.6m (11’ x 8’7”)

On the Second Floor:-

Bedroom 2

5.2m x 4.4m at widest points (17’ x 14’6”)

External

In addition to the small yard area to the front, there is a back garden area which is accessed via a shared path off Reform Lane which lies to the right hand side of the adjoining property No.17, although there is potential for access to the back garden from the house itself. The space which is enclosed by a fence comprises a timber decked seating area immediately behind of the house plus a part paved / part graveled area with garden shed (approximately 7’ x 5’), rotary clothes dryer and raised flower bed.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band D. 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:

http://www.shetland.gov.uk/counciltax/charges.asp

Property location

The property is situated in the Lerwick Conservation Area on the upper (east) side of The Hillhead which runs between the ‘swimming pool’ car park and Town Hall to the north, and Reform Lane to the south. No. 19 is situated at the Reform Lane end being the second house in from the Lane.

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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.

Harper Macleod were a dream to work with when marketing our home. Robert Bell was professional, timely and organised when it came to all aspects of the marketing and correspondence. He took beautiful photographs for marketing and we felt he really understood our proprieties best features and exemplified this. We would not hesitate to use Harper Macleod again in the future and cannot thank them enough for making the selling process so easy
Mr & Mrs Sjoberg
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