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• 5 bedrooms including principal bedroom suite with en-suite & walk-in wardrobe • 3 reception rooms • breakfasting kitchen • 2 bathrooms • utility room, garage & shed
Stunning, very spacious detached house with a substantial integral garage with additional living room / bedroom & shower room over, situated off a side road in the village of Levenwick in the South Mainland of Shetland. The property enjoys spectacular panoramic views eastwards over open countryside towards the headland of Noness and out to sea.
Completed in 2013 to a high standard and specification, the property boasts a total gross internal floor area of approximately 286m² (excluding the 58m² garage) which provides very comfortable, particularly light and airy, family accommodation arranged over two floors with the benefit of central heating provided by an air-to-water heat pump.
The contemporary interior provides a huge amount of living space with a large breakfasting kitchen leading through to a family / dining room and beyond to a further living room / snug on the ground floor, plus an impressive vaulted ceiling main sittingroom with balcony upstairs.
There are two large double bedrooms downstairs (one used as an office) plus a principal bedroom suite with en-suite and walk-in wardrobe, and a single bedroom upstairs.
This is a highly desirable property – viewing essential.
'2 South Punds' is situated on the upper (west) side of the South Punds side road in the particularly scenic village of Levenwick on the east side of the South Mainland area of Shetland, approximately 19 miles south of Lerwick. The property faces east taking full advantage of the spectacular views over the open countryside on the other side of the road toward the headland of Noness in the distance and out to sea.
There is a small local shop, doctor's surgery and care centre within reasonable walking distance of the house, and also slightly further afield a fine long sandy beach. Additional amenities can be found at Sandwick to the north (approximately 5 miles) where there is another shop & post office, a school, and also the South Mainland swimming pool, or at Dunrossness to the south.
Completed in 2013 of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction below a concrete tiled roof, the property is insulated to a high level and benefits from 'NorDan' double glazed windows and doors.
Central heating is provided by a 'Panasonic' air-to-water heat pump which supplies under-floor heating throughout the ground floor. A 'Warmflow' oil-fired boiler supplies central heating radiators to the upstairs floor, and also to the garage and the bedroom / living space over, although if need be the system can be switched over so that the oil boiler serves the downstairs under-floor heating also. A solid-fuel stove in the living room provides a cosy alternative heat source. The heat pump also supplies the 250 litre 'Albion Ultrasteel' pressurised hot water tank.
A services cupboard off the hall passageway houses the points for the telephone / internet and satellite TV with Cat 5 cabling throughout the house providing satellite TV and internet access to the living spaces and bedrooms.
Note external photographs taken May 2019.
A lobby with ramped access, front door with feature glazed centre panel and full height glazed side lights, and tiled floor forms the entrance to the property, the space having a door to the garage to the right and a handy built-in cloak cupboard. Glazed double doors to the left open to a hall passageway with a built-in services cupboard and laminate flooring which extends into a spacious main hall area at the end with a solid oak stair to the first floor straight ahead, and doors to the kitchen to the left, and two generously proportioned double bedrooms, a bathroom and utility room to the right.
The large kitchen is a bright space with sliding patio doors to the deck to the east enjoying the fantastic views, plus a feature picture window to the north over the sink. Units in a very contemporary grey finish set off by matching wood effect worktops and matching side panels, run along one wall and include a range of integral 'Bosch' appliances including two ovens and a concealed integrated dishwasher, plus an inset sink with mixer tap. Further storage is provided by a large island unit which provides additional storage, a breakfast bar, and also houses a 'Bosch' induction hob with concealed extractor and spotlighting over plus a wine cooler fridge. The floor is tiled and lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights. A large walk-in shelved larder cupboard (approx. 1.95m x 1.4m) (6'4" x 4'6") provides yet more storage.
A wide archway from the kitchen opens out into a very generously proportioned reception room, a very sociable family space with living and dining areas and laid with wood laminate flooring, the dining area featuring a triple pendant light fitting, and again the room enjoys the views to the east. Ample power points are provided including a 5 amp lighting circuit. From here a door with feature porthole window leads to a second reception room, an impressive additional living space / snug with the same laminate flooring, again with lots of light thanks to sliding patio doors to the east-facing deck, a further side window to the south plus a wide picture window to the rear. A solid-fuel stove set on a concrete hearth provides a striking focal point and a cosy alternative heat source although the room has under-floor heating.
Back off the hall the remaining ground floor accommodation comprises two similarly sized bedrooms, one presently used as an office, a bathroom & utility room. Both bedrooms are situated to the rear of the house, each having two built-in wardrobes fitted with a shelf & hanging rail, and the same laminate flooring. The family bathroom is finished to a high spec and comprises a bath set in a tiled surround, a walk-in wet room style shower, plus a WC & wash hand basin, the w.h.b. having a tiled panel & mirror behind, the tiling matching the floor which again benefits from the cosy underfloor heating. Heated towel rail / radiator. Finally there is a good-sized utility room with run of fitted worktops along one wall with plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble dryer (appliances not included) and inset sink. On the wall opposite is a useful built-in store cupboard and clothes pulley. Tiled floor and door to the garden.
The stair from the hall, which has low level LED lighting and is lit by a Velux window above, has access to the heating controls in a cupboard space off the half-landing, and leads to a carpeted first floor landing with built-in store cupboard and doors to the main sittingroom, a single bedroom or office and the principal bedroom suite.
Accessed via a glazed door the sittingroom is an impressive space with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, the wide floor-to-ceiling triple window with centre door opening to a covered, glass paneled balcony which takes full advantage of the fantastic views as well as providing a great place to sit in the morning sun. Again ample power points are provided along with a 5 amp lighting circuit and there are the usual points for satellite TV / internet etc.
The substantial, carpeted principal bedroom has its own en-suite bath / shower room and a very large walk-in wardrobe, the bedroom window enjoying an open view over the hill behind the house. The attractively finished en-suite has a double ended bath inset in a tiled surround with centre mixer tap, a separate shower with 'rainfall' shower head, separate handheld fitting and a glazed screen / door, plus a contemporary style WC & wash hand basin, the w.h.b. again having a slate tiled panel & mirror behind. Heating is supplied either by a central heating radiator or a heated towel rail. Laminate flooring. The wardrobe has fitted shelf and hanging space, laminate flooring and a radiator.
The single bedroom has a Velux window and laminate flooring. If not used as a bedroom it would ideal as an office as it has a large walk-in box room again with Velux window, off it which provides plenty of easily accessible storage space.
The remaining accommodation comprises the garage and the en-suite bedroom over. Accessed via a door from the entrance lobby, the lined garage is a substantial space with a 3.6m wide 'up & over' garage door with electric remote control, and two double glazed side windows. It provides ample parking and workshop space with a painted concrete floor with inspection pit, and it has power & lighting, a water supply, and even a central heating radiator. A fitted workbench runs along one side whilst at the end a run of fitted units provides extensive cupboard space, room for a freezer etc., plumbing for a washing machine, and a sink with hot & cold water.
A stair at the rear of the garage leads to the huge upstairs bedroom, another substantial space currently used as a bed / living area with window to the east-facing gable enjoying the fine view and a shower room with shower, white WC & wash hand basin, heated towel rail & vinyl flooring. The space has the potential to provide a self-contained unit perhaps for letting out or holiday lets as it was constructed to an appropriate building spec although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.
On the Ground Floor:-
Family / Living / Dining Room
Approx. 5.8m x 4.15m (19' x 13'6")
Living Room / Snug
Approx. 4m x 3.95m (13'2" x 13'1")
Approx. 4.35m x 4.15m (14'3" x 13'7")
Overall approx. 4.15m x 4m inc. wardrobes (13'7" x 13'2")
Overall approx. 4.15m x 4m inc. wardrobes (13'7" x 13'2")
Approx. 2.9m x 2.85m (9'7" x 9'6")
Approx. 2.9m x 2.55m inc. cupboard (9'6" x 8'5")
On the First Floor:-
Approx. 6.4m x 4.6m (floor area) (21' x 15')
Approx. 4.9m x 4m (floor area) (16' x 13')
En-suite Shower Room
(Approx. 3.1m x 2.3m (floor area) (10'3" x 7'6")
Approx. 3.45m x 2.3m at widest points (floor area) (11'3" x 7'7")
Bedroom 4 (or office)
(Approx. 3.6m x 2.7m (floor area)) (11'10" x 8'10")
(Approx. 9.6m x 6.3m) (31'6" x 20'8")
Bedroom / Living Room (over garage)
(Approx. 8.5m x 4.7m at widest points including shower room (floor area) (28' x 15'6")
Shower Room (over garage)
Approx. 2.6m x 2.05m at widest point (floor area) (8'7" x 6'10")
Access to the property is via a track shared with two other houses, No.2 being the one in the centre, the track leading to a loc-block paved parking area which extends along the north side of the house where there is a large detached shed (approx. 4.6m x 3.4m) (15'2" x 11'3"), and also up to the garage and the house where the ramped access leads to the front door.
The deck continues right along the front of the house with access via sliding doors from the kitchen or the living room, the deck providing a great place to sit and enjoy the fine views.
A lawn bordered by established perimeter planting runs along the front of the deck with further lawn / drying area to the south.
Understood to currently be Band F. 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: C (78)
The South Punds side road is situated off the loop road through Levenwick. Approaching from the north, take the first turn into Levenwick and follow the road past the doctor's surgery and shop. At the bus stop turn left to South Punds, '2 South Punds Park' is situated on the right just over ¼ mile from the junction.
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