Sittingroom, family room / study, dining kitchen, three double bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, utility room, hallway & landing, & porch. Shed / workshop.
Originally housing The Parochial School which was established in 1816, and later used as the Baptist Manse, No. 2 Clairmont Place is a great three bedroom stone-built family home with lots of character, in a very central Lerwick location a short walk from Commercial Street and the small boat harbour area.
In addition to three good-sized double bedrooms the detached accommodation also includes a generously proportioned bay-windowed sittingroom, separate family room / study, attractively fitted dining kitchen with dual-fuel 'Aga' range and 'American' style fridge / freezer, a ‘period’ style bathroom and separate shower room, the bathroom having a roll-top bath, and a substantial utility room. Heating is provided by the Lerwick District Heating system supplemented by a cosy solid-fuel stove in the sittingroom.
Externally there is an off-street parking space and a well-established and well-stocked, secluded back garden with a large garden shed / workshop.
The owners of the property have carried out various improvement works to the property since their purchase in 2004, including re-roofing the slate roof and picking & pointing.
Viewing highly recommended.
On the Ground Floor:-
Entry to the house is via a small front garden area bordered by a wall to the street retaining the original cast iron railings and gate which opens to a short path to the front door, with low-maintenance graveled areas to either side. The front door opens to a single glazed porch with an original decorative tiled floor and inner door with glazed side screens to the hall.
Laid with hardwearing wood parquet effect 'Karndean' vinyl flooring, the hall retains original features including paneled doors to the two reception rooms and a third door to a passage to the rear which leads through to the kitchen. A carpeted stair with original bannister leads to the first floor. Radiator.
(Approx. 4.15m x 5.85m into bay) (13'7" x 19'3") Well-proportioned, south-facing room, again with hardwearing 'Karndean' vinyl flooring, original features including the cornice & skirtings, and a large bay window to the street. Heating is provided by solid-fuel stove set in a wooden fireplace surround with decorative tiled inset, on a slate hearth, or the central heating radiator. Artificial lighting is provided by a chandelier style centre light and two matching hall lights. Satellite TV connection & telephone point.
Family Room / Study
(Approx. 3.6m x 3.6m) (11'9" x 11'9") Another south-facing room, this time carpeted, with plenty of fitted shelving for books, DVDs etc. to either side of the chimney breast. Original cornice & skirtings, & radiator.
The passage off the main hall which has matching 'Karndean' wood parquet effect flooring, two windows looking out over he back garden, and coat hooks, leads through to the kitchen. A handy under-stairs cupboard provides storage space.
(Approx. 4.65m x 3.8m) (15'2" x 12'6") Large, attractively fitted kitchen with space for a table & chairs and country style units in a cream finish set off by solid woodblock worktops, the units providing ample cupboard space and including a 'Belfast' sink, integral plate rack and a couple of glazed cabinets with integral spotlighting. The black 'American' style fridge / freezer housed in a fitted unit with handy pull-out larder units either side, will be included in the sale along with the dual-fuel 'Aga', again in a black finish, which has six gas rings and four electric ovens, and the matching island unit and pan rack over. Double 'rise & fall' pendant light fitting over the dining area and recessed ceiling spotlighting supplemented by additional worktop lights. Electric heating below the slate tiled floor, telephone point & radiator. Door to:-
(Approx. 6.25m x 2.65m) (20'6" x 8'9") Very generously proportioned utility room with extensive fitted units providing lots more storage space and having plumbing and space for a black finish washing machine and matching tumble dryer, both appliances being included in the sale. Inset sink, recessed ceiling spotlighting, vinyl flooring and radiator with pulley over. External doors to the parking area and back garden.
On the First Floor:-
The carpeted staircase leads up to a bright first floor landing with plenty of natural light provided by two large windows to the rear of the house. At the top of the stairs, the staircase splits into two, one flight leading to two double bedrooms and a shower room, the other leading to a passage leading to the third bedroom and a bathroom. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to extensive storage space in the floored loft which runs from one end of the house to the other and has lighting fitted.
(Approx. 4.1m x 5.9m into bay) (13'6" x 19'4") Like the sittingroom below, this is a spacious room again with a large bay window to the street, a second window facing east. Built-in cupboard providing space for shoes etc. and also housing the electric meter, original cornice & skirtings, fitted carpet, telephone point & radiator.
(Approx. 3.65m x 3.6m) (12' x 11'9") Double bedroom, also south-facing, with original cornice etc., fitted carpet & radiator.
(Approx. 2.2m x 1.5m) (7’3” x 5’) Stylish shower room tiled throughout with pale green 'Fired Earth' 'brick' tiles, with a white period WC & wash hand basin plus a walk-into shower with 'rainfall' shower, separate hand-held fitting & glazed screen / door. 'Period' style heated towel rail / radiator supplied by the central heating system, ceramic tiled floor, usual bathroom fitments including glass shelf & mirror over the wash hand basin included.
(Approx. 3.85m x 2.95m) (12'7" x 9'8") Situated at the end of the passage, this is a third double bedroom with a dual-aspect with windows to the south & west. Fitted carpet & radiator.
(Approx. 2.7m x 1.7m) (9' x 5'6") Another attractively fitted 'period' style bathroom in keeping with the character of the house, with wood cladding below a dado rail, a white WC & wash hand basin plus a roll-top bath with centre mixer tap / shower attachment. Again the usual fitments including the shelf & mirror over the wash hand basin are included in the sale, and there is a 'period' style heated towel rail / radiator. Wood effect vinyl flooring.
The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floorcoverings, the curtains & blinds, and light fittings. Some of the furniture may be available by separate negotiation.
Externally the house benefits from a tarred off-street parking area outside the side door to the utility room, plus a well-established garden area to the rear which can be accessed either from the utility room or via the path to the east side of the house. Enclosed by a wall this is a particularly secluded space especially in the summer months, being well-stocked with a variety of mature plants and shrubs around a small lawn and graveled seating area.
The timber framed and clad shed / workshop (approx. 4.8m x 2.8m) (15'9" x 9'3") is set on a concrete base, is lined & insulated, and has two double glazed windows, power & lighting.
Understood to currently be Band E. 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.
Energy Efficiency Rating: D (65)
Clairmont Place forms part of the road leading into the centre of Lerwick, and runs between Scalloway Road to the west and Annsbrae Place to the east. No. 2 is situated on the north side of the road (on the left heading into town) on the corner of Clairmont Place and Rechabite Place between the Hillhead and the roundabout at the top of Church Road.
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