Key details

2 Charlotte Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0JL
2 double bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • bathroom • 2 basement rooms
Offers over £193,000
By arrangement.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 2 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: D (60)


Great two bedroom traditional property right in the centre of Lerwick just off Commercial Street, with shops, cafes and the small boat harbour area close at hand.

In addition to two double bedrooms both of which enjoy a dual aspect, the accommodation also includes a living room, attractively fitted kitchen / dining room with all appliances included, and a bathroom with over-bath shower.

There is also a substantial, very usable basement comprising two rooms including a games room with pool table, and a small, easily maintained paved rear yard provides some outside space. A further benefit is central heating provided by the Lerwick District Heating system. The furniture is available by separate negotiation.

Super property for anyone looking to live in right in the heart of the town, or would be ideal for renting out, particularly as holiday accommodation.

Early viewing recommended.


Entry is from Charlotte Street, just up from Commercial Street, the front door opening to a lobby with a handy recess for coats, boots, etc., a tiled floor and an inner door to a carpeted hall leading to the kitchen and living room and also the door to the basement, a further recess behind the door providing further space for coats. A carpeted stair with an original banister leads up to the first floor.

The kitchen / dining room is a particularly attractive space with a window looking out over the yard area, the room being laid with a tiled floor, the ceiling being clad with stripped and varnished pine. There is space for a table & chairs, a built-in cupboard off the dining area providing storage and also housing the District Heating unit, the dining area being lit by a fishermen’s style lantern light fitting. The well-equipped fitted kitchen has units in a cream finish set off by tiled splash backs and solid wood block worktops, the layout being well designed to make the most of the available space with plenty of storage, the units also including an inset ceramic bowl sink with wooden drainer, an integral wine / plate rack and a glazed display cabinet with integral lighting which supplements the two ceiling spotlight fittings and additional worktop lights. All the appliances are included namely the dual-fuel ‘Rangemaster’ cooker and matching cooker hood over, the fridge / freezer and washing machine along with a slim line dishwasher and microwave neatly housed in an extra matching peninsular unit, again with solid wood work surface, this unit having a hanging pan / utensil rack over.

Accessed by a glazed door at the end of the hall, the living room is a cosy space, again with the window overlooking the yard area, the ceiling and window reveals being clad with pine tongue & groove. Two shelved recesses provides space for books, display, etc. and there are two wall lights and wood laminate flooring.

The staircase from the hall leads up to a landing lit by a high level Velux roof light, original painted panel doors opening to two bedrooms and the bathroom. Both bedrooms are good-sized doubles with laminate flooring, and both enjoy a dual aspect, the main bedroom on the left having windows on opposite walls, the east-facing window looking down Back Charlotte Street lane with a glimpse of the sea between the buildings opposite. Original cornice, wall shelves, centre light and matching wall light. The second bedroom has windows to the north and west, a built-in cupboard providing useful storage space and a centre light fitting.

Finally the bathroom is attractively tiled with decorative border tiles at dado and ceiling level, the flooring also being laid with blue & white checkerboard tiling. There is a white three piece suite including a ‘period’ style WC and wash hand basin, the bath having electric shower over. Heating is provided by a ‘period’ towel rail / radiator supplied by the District Heating, and a separate electric towel rail.

Hatches on the landing and in one of the bedrooms provide access to storage space in two loft spaces.

Back off the hall, a door behind the stair opens to a ladder stair down to the substantial basement, a small cupboard at the top of the stairs providing a handy storage space. The basement comprises two carpeted, lined out rooms, both providing a huge amount of very usable space with a floor-to-ceiling height of 1.8m / 1.9m (5’10” / 6’3”). The first room which has recessed ceiling spotlighting and plenty of power points, provides lots of storage / office space, this room leading through to a further games room to the rear with pool table with three piece light fitting over being included in the sale. There is a small toughened, single glazed window at the end and a door to Back Charlotte Street Lane provides a convenient separate entrance to the property.

Rooms Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 3.8m x 3.2m (12’6” x 10’6”)

Kitchen / Dining Room

Approx. 5.05m long x 2.2m wide (dining area) extending to 3m wide (kitchen area) at widest point (16’7” x 7’3” / 9’10”)

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.9m x 3.75m (12’9” x 12’4”)

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.95m x 3.55m at widest points (13’ x 11’8”)


Approx. 2.85m x 1.8m at widest points (9’5” x 5’10”)


Room 1

Approx. 3.65m x 3.4m (12’ x 11’2”)

Room 2

Approx. 4.15m x 3.5m (13’8” x 11’6”)


A paved yard area with built-in brick barbeque and outside cold water tap goes with the property, the yard being accessed via a shared gate and path from Charlotte Street. The property is situated in the Lerwick Conservation Area.

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

Charlotte Street runs between Commercial Street to the east (just to the right (north) side of Sleeping Beauty Salon) and Hillhead / Aitken’s Place by the Town Hall to the west. Approaching the house from Commercial Street, the door to No. 2 is on the left opposite the rear entrance to Fort Charlotte Guest House.


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.

Thanks again for your brilliant service with both my property sales over the past years. Your experience in Shetland is much noted with local people.

Selling my house whilst living in Edinburgh was a daunting prospect but I should not have worried. The communications between both parties was easy and the sale of my property went through without any hitches.
Diane Legget
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2 Charlotte Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0JL

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