- 3 Reception Rooms
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms + WC
- Council Tax Band: A
- Energy Efficiency: C (69)
Set in a fantastic situation close to the shore in the picturesque setting of Lower Voe at the head of the voe of Olna Firth, and enjoying fantastic views westwards along the voe, ‘2 Brungasta’ is a substantial 5 bedroom / 3 reception room semi-detached property providing spacious family accommodation or potential for B & B use. Lerwick 17 miles.
The property comprises the original stone-built house plus a large modern extension that was added in 2003. The accommodation is fully doubled glazed and benefits from oil-fired central heating throughout. In addition to five double bedrooms and the reception rooms, there is also a breakfasting kitchen, large hall dining area, four bathrooms (one en-suite), a utility room and separate toilet.
The 26’ x 18’ integral double garage has twin garage doors and an inspection pit.
There is a local shop in the village plus a range of amenities including a couple of schools and two leisure centres at nearby Brae or Aith.
‘2 Brungasta’ sits in a fantastic position close to the shore at the head of the voe of Olna Firth, a sheltered voe on the west coast of mainland Shetland about 17 miles north of Lerwick, Shetland’s capital and main town.
Lower Voe is a very picturesque location where there is a pier and marina, and also one of Shetland’s collection of camping bods, the area around the pier having a distinctly Scandinavian appearance. There is also a local shop (Tagon Stores) with fuel pumps on the other side of the main Lerwick / Brae Road, and a public hall, although the area’s main amenities can be found at Brae about five miles to the north, the main population centre for the North Mainland area, and also the location of the area’s main amenities which include the High School (nursery, primary & secondary schooling), a leisure centre / swimming pool, health centre, Co-op supermarket plus various other social and recreational activities. The road past the house continues westwards to Aith where there is another shop, leisure centre and school.
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The property comprises the original stone-built semi-detached house understood to date from 1903. In 2003 a substantial modern extension was added to the rear of the house, the extension being designed to make the most of the fine views over the voe.
Central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler situated in the cellar under the extension, the system having recently been extended through to include the rooms in the original part of the house. A solid-fuel stove in the original living room and a solid-fuel ‘Rayburn’ in the adjoining living / dining room provide a cosy additional heat source.
The original part of the house has been extensively re-lined and insulated over time to bring it up to a similar standard to the extension. Note some cosmetic finishing work is required to the hallway & stairs.
The property would makes a fine, very spacious family home or alternatively thanks to its layout would suit potential B&B use with the accommodation in the original house (this includes a utility room which was originally a kitchen) perhaps being used as owner’s accommodation, with the three double bedrooms in the extension which are situated over the main sittingroom and hall / dining area being used for guest accommodation, this part of the property having its own external access.
Some of the furniture is available by separate negotiation.
Entry to the property is via a large, recently constructed double glazed porch, big enough for a seating area in the morning sun, with views northwards over to the head of the voe and to the hill to the south, a wide window shelf providing space for plants etc.. From here an inner door opens to a hallway to the original house where a door opens to the original living room and a stair with handy walk-in cupboard below leads to the first floor.
The living room faces east and has pine ‘v’-lining to one wall and a tiled fireplace housing a solid-fuel stove (there is also a central heating radiator) with display shelf to one side. A second door at the rear leads to a further living / dining area, still part of the original house, which leads through to the later extension, this second reception room having a solid-fuel ‘Rayburn’ with clothes pulley over and a built-in shelved cupboard to one side, and fitted floor and wall units.
Off the living / dining room is a utility room (the original kitchen) where there are further fitted units and sink providing plenty of storage space, and plumbing for a washing machine (appliance not included). At the end is a shower room with electric shower with shelved recess for towels etc. to one side, plus a white WC and wash hand basin.
Back off the front hallway, the stairs lead up to a half-landing and then split continuing to the left past a large built-in shelved linen cupboard, to a shower room again with electric shower, WC & wash hand basin, plus a double bedroom with west-facing dormer window and a substantial built-in wardrobe, further shelved cupboard and dressing table space. The stair to the right leads to a box bedroom which would make a good home office space, plus a second double bedroom this time with east-facing dormer window, and again a large built-in wardrobe and separate shelved cupboard.
Moving on into the modern extension, the first room is an attractive breakfasting kitchen, its wide triple window again taking full advantage of the views, modern fitted units including a breakfast bar, inset sink, ‘Rangemaster’ gas-fired range cooker with electric warming oven and cooker hood over, plus plumbing for a dishwasher. From here a large hall dining area, a particularly bright space thanks to a west-facing floor-to-ceiling window and a glazed door which provides access to a west-facing deck, leads to the main sittingroom, the integral garage and the second stair which leads up to the first floor accommodation in the extension.
The main sittingroom is a spacious room with plenty of natural light afforded by windows to the north and west again with great views. The integral double garage has twin ‘up & over’ garage doors, a couple of side windows, separate entrance door, inspection pit, power & lighting and a work bench. It has a handy extra toilet off with WC and wash hand basin although this room requires some cosmetic finishing.
The stair from the hall dining area leads to a first floor landing, three further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a large built-in shelved linen cupboard. The first room is the main bedroom, a generously proportioned room with west-facing window, large triple wardrobe and en-suite shower room with extra wide shower with electric shower plus a white WC & wash hand basin. Next is another good-sized double bedroom with windows to the north and east and two built-in wardrobes, and then at the end of the hall is the third double, an east-facing room with built-in wardrobe and separate cupboard. Finally there is a large family bathroom with white three piece suite, the bath having an electric shower over.
On the Ground Floor:-
Approx. 2.55m x 2m (8’5” x 6’7”)
Approx. 3.8m x 3.8m (12’7” x 12’7”)
Living / Dining Room
Approx. 3.9m x 3.8m (12’10” x 12’6”)
Approx. 3.05m x 1.9m (10’ x 6’2”)
Shower Room 1
Approx. 1.9m x 1.15m (6’2” x 3’9”)
Approx. 4.45m x 3.05m (14’07” x 10’)
Hall Dining Area
Approx. 5.2m x 2.25m (17’1” x 7’5”)
Approx. 5.35m x 4.15m (17’8” x 13’8”)
Approx. 8m x 5.5m (26’3” x 18’2”)
Toilet (off garage)
Approx. 2.65m x 0.9m (8’8” x 3’)
On the First Floor:-
Shower Room 2
Approx. 2.8m x 1.3m + shower (9’3” x 4’2”)
Approx. 3.85m x 2.95m + wardrobes (12’8” x 9’9”)
Approx. 3.15m x 3.05m + wardrobes (10’4” x 10’)
Box Bedroom / Office
Approx. 2.6m x 1.55m (8’6” x 5’2”)
Bedroom 3 (Main Bedroom)
Approx. 4.15m x 3.9m + wardrobes (13’8” x 12’10”)
En-Suite Shower Room
Approx. 2.45m x 1.95m (8’ x 6’4”)
Approx. 3.75m x 3.45m including wardrobe (12’3” x 11’5”)
Approx. 4m x 3.5m including wardrobe (13’ x 11’6”)
Approx. 2.45m x 2.1m (8’ x 7’)
The space in front of the garage provides parking for three cars, a stone dyke to the side surrounding a small low maintenance garden area laid with stone outside of the porch. A gate to the right of the garage leads to a path down the side of the house where there is a cold water tap and a fenced hard standing area which could potentially provide space for a boat, caravan, etc., to a small fenced garden area in the northwest corner. A chipped drying area along the west side of the house can be accessed by steps from the deck outside the hall dining area and there is a west-facing seating area below the kitchen window.
There is a large cellar / underfloor area below the extension which provides access to pipework etc., and general storage. It has a maximum floor-to-ceiling height of 2m, power & lighting and also houses the central heating boiler.
Understood to currently be Band A although the band will be reassessed at point of sale. 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:
‘2 Brungasta’ is situated on the south side of Lower Voe on the B9071 road to Aith. Drive though Lower Voe continuing along the shore past the pier and marina. As the road starts to veer away from the shore you will see a pair of semi-detached houses on the right. ‘2 Brungasta’ is the right hand house of the pair, with the two garage doors.
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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.
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